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The SPANGLER Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week.

This column's focus is on SPANGLER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte deal at some length with this family. They are: Edward Webster Spangler's The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, Who Settled in York County, Respectively, in 1729, 1732, 1732, and 1751 (York, Pa.: York Daily Pub. Co., 1896), and Roots and Shoots of Descendants & Antecedants: George Spangler & Dora Heigle (19--).

There are 32 different first-name entries for Spangler in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the Spangler name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' SPANGLER neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE BOROUGH:

Jackson L., 40, attorney--118 N. Allegheny
	Lyde
Newton, 26, law student--105 S. Allegheny

In CENTRE HALL BOROUGH:

Amanda
John, 62, retired
	Annie
Reuben B., 30, butcher
	Mollie G.

In HOWARD BOROUGH:

Mary L.
	George W. 3 mos.

In LIBERTY TOWNSHIP:

Irvin, 26--Blanchard
	Mary E.
	Estella B.
Lucinda--Blanchard
	Henry M. 11
Minnie--Blanchard
Nathan, 32, laborer--Blanchard
	Mary E.
	Harris E. 2
Samuel K., 53, laborer--Blanchard
	Margaret J.
	Sadie E.
William W., 55, farmer--Blanchard
	Henry W., 19
	Millie

	

In MILES TOWNSHIP:

Jonathan, 48, retired--Webersburg
	Sarah A.
	Kate I.
	Annie
	Agnes L.
Joseph, 24, farmer--Rebersburg
	Annie
	Carl R. 8 mos.

In POTTER TOWNSHIP:

George W., 52, farmer--Tusseyville
	Sarah J.
	Maggie J.
James B., 43, driver--Potters Mills
	Effie A.
	John J. 9
	Rebecca M.
Lydia A.--Potters Mills
William W., 51, farmer--Potters Mills
	Adella S.
	Gertrude M.
	William E. 16
	Harry B. 11

In SPRING TOWNSHIP:

Sarah--Bellefonte
	William H. 24