First Generation to America SPANGLER:   Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER 1,2

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1 Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER 1,2
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Birth: 20 Jan 1684, Weiler Heidleberg,Baden,Germany (Weyler Under Steinsberg, District Of Hilsbach, Lower Palatinate-Now In Baden)3,2
Death: 1760, York Co., [Will probated in York Co on 28 April 1760]3,4
Burial: Private Family Graveyard,  1 1/2 Miles East Of York, On His Plantation -Family Plot,Heistand Station,East York,York Co.,PA 5
Alias: Casper Spangler in his will/Pioneer Spengler To America, His Brothers And Their Wives Followed 6,7
Occupation: Linen Weaver in Germany, Head of his guild at Weyler
Father: Hans Rudolf** SPENGLER (ca1637->1712)
Mother: Judith HAEGIS (ca1658-1690) [Daughter of Jacob HAEGIS, no more data]
Immigration Data: From Rotterdam on the William and Sarah in summer of 1727. Arrived Philadelphia in Sept of 1727.  Master William Hill.
Signer of the Declaration of Allegiance on arrival
Will probated in York Co on 28 April 1760 3, 10
Conditions of his forging into the wilderness
A Deed from Thomas Penn 1736 at present location of York, Penna is mentioned.
LAND WARRANT ISSUED TO CASPER SPENGLER, 1738
Historical Context, the Cressap Invasion
Spouse: Judith** ZIEGLER15,16 Marr: 9 Feb 1712, Weiler, Germany3,2
Children: Born at Weiler, under Steinsberg, near Sinsheim on the Elsenz, Rhenish Palatinate, Now in Baden.

In Germany he was head of his guild at Weyler ý The craft guilds as well as others, appointed a master and subordinate officers, made ordinances, including provisions for religious observance, mutual help and burial, and enforced regulations against fraudulent workmanship. The art of linen weaving, with its inventions, combinations and embellishments, was then classed among the fine arts, and men of birth and education were accustomed to practice it. These guilds became of such importance, that their law grew to be that of the commune or town, and the heads of which were concerned in its government.
Caspar Spengler, as the head of his guild at Weyler, was therefore, from the very nature of his position, an official of weight,consideration and authority. Artisans were very much desired by William Penn, whose cardinal principle, so strongly emphasized  in the settlement of Pennsylvania, was that the learning of a trade was the fittest equipment for colonization. ý11
 



 



 

Sailed from Rotterdam on the William and Sarah in summer of 1727. Arrived Philadelphia in Sept of 1727.  Master William Hill. ýThe ship contained one hundred and nine male Palatines, above the age of 16 years, who with their familes numbered about four hundred persons... the male immigrants of the ship, above the age of sixteen, appeared at the Court House in Philadelphia, September  21st, 1727, before the board: Honorable Patrick Gordon, Esq., Lieut. Governor, James Logan, Richard Hill and William Fishbourn, Esqs., and repeated and subscribed the following
Declaration of Allegiance:
"We Subscribers, Natives and late Inhabitants of the Palatinate upon the Rhine & Places adjacent, having transported ourselves and Families into this Province Pensilvania, a Colony subject to the Crown of Great Britain, in hopes and Expectation of finding a Retreat & peaceable settlement therein, Do Solemnly promise & Engage, that We will be faithful & bear true Allegiance to his present MAJESTY KING GEORGE THE SECOND, and his Successors Kings of Great Britain, and will be faithfull to the Proprietor of this Province; And that we will demean ourselves peaceably to all His said Majesties Subjects, and strictly observe & conform to the laws of England and this Province, to the ulmost of our power and the best of our understanding."   8
 
 
 



Casper, ýwithin two years after his arrival plunged into the wilderness and became one of the very earliest permanent settlers west of the  Susquehanna, the first authorized settlement being made here in 1729. Lancaster counties, to go directly to their contemplated places of settlement west of the Susquehanna. They brought with them their iron-bound chests, one generally for each family, and in them were found homespuns and the most important household utensils. One or two covered wagons, sometimes their own, frequently the property of settlers in eastern counties of kindred nationality, were invoked to haul their wives, children and possessions to the locality selected for their future homes. In these wagons were stored household effects and some of the most essential but rude implements of husbandry, such as the wooden  plow, the scythe, the hoe and sickle. The strongest and sturdiest went ahead, and with axes cleared away in the uninhabited sections the impeding obstructions, such as fallen trees and hanging vines, and made passable the streams necessary to cross. The deep morasses and savannas traversed are now embraced among the most fertile and productive farms in this Commonwealth.
 



ýCaspar Spengler located with the "Permission of the State Proprietaries of the Province," and in virtue of the right of "Squatter Sovereignty" seven hundred and eleven acres of lime-stone land about one and a half miles east of that portion of the banks of the"Katores" on which York-Town was thirteen years later laid out. The plantation began at the northern range of hills and extended across what was later designated as the "Great Road leading from York-Town to Lancaster." It embraced the present magnificent Kohr, Schotzberger, Weidman, Matthews, and Keesey (lower portion) and several other farms. A deed for 385 acres thereof was executed by Thomas Penn to Caspar Spengler, October 30, 1736, the main consideration being settlement and improvements.Bernhard Spengler, a son of Caspar, December 1st, 1767, acquired the warrant and title to the northern section of 326 1/2 acres.The southern portion, bisected by the "Great Road," was conducted by Caspar in conjunction with his youngest son, Philip Caspar Spengler.

ýShortly after the above occupation and settlement, Caspar located a tract of land of seven hundred and nineteen acres, seven miles west of the Codorus Creek, "near the Little Conewago  Creek on the Conogocheague Road" (now the York and Gettysburg Turnpike,) on which he placed his sons, Jonas and Rudolph. A warrant for the same was issued October 16, 1738, to Caspar, who assigned his interest therein to his said two sons, and to whom patents were subsequently granted. The particulars attending this pre-emption will be found in subsequent pages. Caspar Spengler and his associate settlers were subjected to great inconveniences during the first decade of their settlement for want of suitable houses, mills and many family necessities.ţ12
 


LAND WARRANT ISSUED TO CASPER SPENGLER, 1738, BY THE PROPRIETARIES, FOR THE LANDS SUBSEQUENTLY PATENTED
TO JONAS SPENGLER'S HEIRS AND RUDOLPH SPENGLER.

"PENNSYLVANIA, SS.:
"WHEREAS--Casper Spingler of the County of Lancaster requested that we would grant him to take up six hundred acres of land situate on the Conogocheague Road, about one mile from Little Conewago Creek, in the said County of Lancaster, for which he agrees to pay for our use the sum of Fifteen Pounds Ten Shillings current money of this Province for every hundred acres, and the yearly Quit Rent of one Half Penny Sterling for every acre thereof; These are therefore to authorize and require thee to survey or cause to be surveyed unto the said Casper Spingler, at the place aforesaid, according to the Method of Townships appointed, the said quantity of six hundred acres if not already surveyed or appropriated, and make return thereof to the Secretary's Office in order for further confirmation; for which this shall be thy sufficient warrant; which survey in case the said Casper Spingler fulfil the above agreement within six months from the date hereof shall be valid otherwise void.

 "Given under my hand and the lesser seal of our Province at Philadelphia, this 16th day of October, 1738.
 "THOS. PENN. [SEAL.]
  "TO BENJAMIN EASTBURN, Surveyor General."
 
 

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Burial and Will Abstract:
 

ýCaspar Spengler died in the year 1760, aged 76 years, and was buried in the private family graveyard, about eighty feet square, on his plantation one and a half miles east of York adjoining the "Great Road to Lancaster." This burial ground was substantially enclosed, and had a fenced roadway thereto seventeen feet wide from the "Great Road" for mourning trains to pass over to   perform the last rites of sepulture. In it were also interred his wife Judith, his sons Bernhard, Philip Caspar and other members and descendants of the family, as well as the remains of a few immediate neighbors. Gravestones with the usual mortuary inscriptions marked this last resting place, so that subsequent generations could not err in locating their dust.
 Fifty years ago these memorial tablets were still standing. Today not a vestige remains. Upon the decay of the fenced enclosure,  the vandal farmers--tenants of the successors to the title of the land surrounding the graveyard--began to encroach upon it, reducing it finally to one half its original area; the fenced roadway greed appropriated, and the destruction was completed." 13
 
 



 

ýCaspar Spengler's will was duly probated in the Register's Office in York, April 28th, 1760. His wife Judith and all his children,except Mary, wife of Col. Michael Swoope, survived him. "13
SPANGLER, Casper. Will Abstract
Click here for will in entirity
Township:  Omitted.
April 27, 1759    April 28, 1760
Executors:  Michael Bard, Barnet and Judith Spangler.
Wife:  Judith Spangler.
Children:  Judith m. Henry Baker, Philip and Barnet.

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Children of  Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER  and Judith ZIEGLER
Albrecht (Died as Child) (1712-)
Jonas** (1715-1762)
Phillip (Died as Infant) (1715-1715)
Bernhard [Barnet] (1719-1804)
Rudolf (1721-1782)
Anna Maria ýMaryţ (Married Swope) (1725-1765)
Judith (ca1728-)
Phillip Casper (1730-1782)
 

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1.1 Albrecht SPENGLER17
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Birth: 20 Nov 171217
Death: Died In Minority 17
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER
 

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1.2Jonas** SPENGLER18 [See Jonas' Own Page with substantially more info]
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Birth: 26 May 1715, Weyler Under Steinsberg, Baden, Germany (Was County Of Hilsbach)  (Now In Baden) County Of Hilsbach, In The Palatinate On The Rhine19,20,2
Death: 1762, On His Plantation In Paradise(Now-1896-Jackson Twp) PA 20
Burial: Pigeon Hill Cemetery,Paradise Hill,PA  20
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER
Spouse: Mary (Or Catherine)** KINDIGEN20, 2
Children: [detail on children available in link]

A warrant for a  tract of land of seven hundred and nineteen acres, seven miles west of the Codorus Creek, "near the Little Conewago  Creek on the Conogocheague Road" (now the York and Gettysburg Turnpike,)" was issued to Jonas' father Casper  on which that father  placed his sons, Jonas and Rudolph12

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1.3 Phillip SPENGLER17
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Birth: 18 Feb 1715/1617
Death: 18 Feb 1715/1617
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER

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1.4 Bernhard [Barnet] SPENGLER24,25
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Birth: 2/3 Sep 1719, Weyler, Under Steinsberg, Near Sinsheim26,27
Death: 1804, York Co, PA5
Burial: Family Graveyard, Heistand Station, East York, York Co.,PA5
Alias: Barnet in his fatherÝs will
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER
Spouse: Anna Margaretha BRAUNA 5
Marr: ca 17405
Children:


ýWas born at Weyler, under Steinsberg, near Sinsheim, in the Rhenish Palatinate, (now in Baden), September 3, 1719, and died in York, Pa., in 1804. He was naturalized in Philadelphia, September 24, 1762. (See Rudolph). The christian name of his wife was Anna Margaretha. He resided on the plantation of 326 1/2 acres which his father Caspar acquired by occupation and improvement, in 1728, and which was later patented to him, Bernhard. This land is now owned by Daniel Kohr and sons, and others, (ed note, entry dated 1898) and is distant about one and a half miles Northeast of York. In prospecting this section the attention of Bernhard and his  father were arrested by the magnificent timber, the trees being as straight as arrows and of extraordinary height and circumference. Here Bernhard determined to settle, and immediately began the construction of the settler's log-house. What was one hundred and sixty-seven years ago an unbroken forest is now a veritable garden. ...Bernhard later in life, and prior to 1780 purchased the lot and house, No. 172, (65 feet), on the North side of West Philadelphia street, York, now owned by J. W. Buckingham, and Mrs. John Palmtag, (ed note, entry dated 1898) and in which he died in 1804, aged 85 years. ý28

ýA deed for 385 acres thereof was executed by Thomas Penn to Caspar Spengler, October 30, 1736, the main consideration being settlement and improvements.  Bernhard Spengler, a son of Caspar, December 1st, 1767, acquired the warrant and title to the northern section of 326 1/2 acres.The southern portion, bisected by the "Great Road," was conducted by Caspar in conjunction with his youngest son, Philip Caspar Spengler. ý13

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1.5 Rudolf SPENGLER 5
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Birth: 1 Mar 1721/22, Weyler, Heidelberg, Bayern Germany 5
Death: 1782, York Co, PA 5
Burial: Pigeon Hill Ch, Paradise Twn., PA 5
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER
Spouse: Barbara 5
Children:

ţ Rudolph was born March 1, 1721, at Weyler, under Steinsberg, on the Elsenz, in the Rhenish Palatinate, now in Baden, and came with his father and mother and brothers Jonas and Bernhard and sister Anna Maria, to America in 1727. He was naturalized  September 24, 1762. His brother Jonas and he, prior to 1738, were located by their father on 719 acres of land near the Little  Conewago Creek, on the "Conococheague Road," afterwards in Paradise township, (now Jackson), seven miles West of York, subsequently known as the Spangler Valley. Every acre of this tract forty years ago was occupied and owned by Spanglers. (ed note: entry dated 1898)ý29 The Warrant for that land is here given in Link.
ýOn an accurate survey made of the same in 1765 in pursuance of a second warrant issued by the Surveyor General in 1763, this tract measured seven hundred and nineteen acres and allowance, of which 363 acres and 154 perches, western portion, were patented to Rudolph Spengler, in trust for the wife and children of Jonas, then deceased. A copy of the original warrant of October 16th, 1738, issued by Thomas Penn, and on file in the interior department at Harrisburg, will be found under the title of Rudolph Spengler, (Son of Caspar). ý19ţ Thomas Penn, and Richard Penn, through John Penn, true and Absolute Proprietors and Governors in Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania, dated the 14th day of October, 1767, the 7th year of the Reign of King George the Third over Great Britain, etc., and the 50th year of the said Proprietors' Government.Ý .....The deed is endorsed, "Patent Rudolph Spengler, Spenglesberg, York county." This 356 tract was bounded by lands of Jacob  Wiest, John Myers, Philip Crist, John Appleman, and the said heirs of Jonas Spengler, deceased. The consideration for this patent to Rudolph was the payment of 50 pounds, 8 shillings lawful money of Pennsylvania, and the yearly Quit Rent of one half  penny sterling for every acre thereof, if the same thereof is coin current according as the exchange shall be between said Province and the City of London. ý30 ýThis entire tract was then a dense forest, and as late as 1769 only 15 acres of the tract was in grain. His widow was then assessed 3 horses, 2 cows and 2 sheep. The large springs upon it were favorite places for the wigwams of the Indians, and around one of which, as late as thirty years ago, arrow heads and tomahawks were annually ploughed up in great abundance. ý19 ýThe grant was in "free and common socage by fealty in lieu of all other services, and included all the Mines, Minerals, Quarries, Marshes, Savannahs, Swamps, Cripples, Woods, Underwoods, Trees, Timbers, Ways, Waters, Watercourses, Liberties, Profits, Commodities, Advantages, Hereditaments, and Appurtenances, whatsoever thereto belonging. Three full and clear fifths parts of  all the Royal Mines, free from all deductions and reprisals, for digging and refining the same and also one fifth part of the ore of  all other mines delivered at the Pitts Mouth only excepted and hereby reserved." 22
ýIn 1769 Rudolph was assessed 15 acres of grain, 3 horses, 3 cows and 2 sheep. He, by articles of agreement dated April 12, 1781,  sold the 356 acres of land to Henry Spengler and Bernhard Spengler, his sons, for 480 pounds, reserving fifty acres thereof for    his own use during his life. After Rudolph's death, his widow, Barbara, and his children executed deeds dated March 13, 1787, to said Henry and Bernhard for said land; the land conveyed to Henry being bounded by lands of Philip Crist, and contained 180 acres, and allowance of six per cent. of roads, etc., and the consideration paid being 225 pounds sterling. Upon the death of Henry, two of his sons, John and Rudolph, acquired the title to the same by purchase. On April 15, 1833, John and Rudolph by deed made a division of this land, the portion taken by Rudolph measuring 101 acres and 61 perches. This tract in Jackson township, (formerly Paradise) was purchased by David Myers in 1857, from the administrators of Rudolph Spengler, deceased; and is now owned by Jonas Myers, heir of David Myers, deceased (ed. Note: Text written 1898) The large spring on this tract was, during the Indian occupation, the camping ground of the red man. Tomahawks by the score and arrow-heads by the hundred were found around it  forty years ago, upon the forests being felled and the soil turned up by the plough. ý31ýRudolph Spengler died about 1782 and his remains were interred in the Pigeon Hill churchyard. Letters of administration on his personal estate were granted November 9, 1784, to Philip Jacob and his wife Barbara (late the widow of the said Rudolph Spengler,) and George Kann, one of his sons-in-law. The administration account was stated by the distinguished Revolutionary Soldier, Congressman and Lawyer, Col. Thomas Hartley,1 and filed in the Register's office of York county, Pa., November 27, 1789.ţ 32

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1.6 Anna Maria ýMaryţ (Married Swope) SPENGLER33,18
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Birth: 15 Jul 1725, Weiler Under Steinsberg, Sinsheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg 34,35,5
Death: 1765, 36,37[merits further research-seems unlikely if first son  his 2nd marriage born feb 1765. ]
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER
Spouse: Michael (Col Swope Flying Batallion) [ Swoope] SWOPE34,18,41,42 [Link is to his ascendancy as provided by Swope Book of Remembrance. He Second married Eve KUHN]
Birth: 24 Feb 1726, Sinsheim, Heidelberg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany43
Death: Alexandria, Virginia33
Father: George (Johann Georg) SCHWAB (SWOPE)
Mother: Anna Maria KEYDEL
Children:


While G E Swope18 was not able to determine his ascendancy, the Swope Book of Remembrance shows Anna Maria "Mary" Spenglers husband Michael SWOOPE or SWOPE  related to Yost Swope.   and descending through one of two brothers of  Yost's as identified in that tome. His relationship to Yost Swope as identified by the Swope Book of Remembrance33  is given in this link.

She was two years old, and her future husband one, when they all made the crossing on the WIlliam and Sarah. She was the First Wife to Michael Swope36 They had children, whose names were unknown at the time of Gilbert E SwopeÝs book in 189838 She was a great aunt to Lydia Spangler who is our GGG grandmother (married Adam Swope)39
  ýThey had at least two children before her untimely death.ţ40

 Sources of information (For this family group) as cited by source33[33=Swope book of Remembranc]:
1. Private rec. of Rev. Jacob Lischy, York, PA.
2. Rec. of Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA.
3. Parish Reg. of Sinsheim, Baden, Germany.

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1.7a Judith SPENGLER*44,5
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Birth: ca 1728, York Co, PA5
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER
1st Spouse: Henry BAKER45,5 [first husband]
Marr: ca 1760 5
Children:


Other spouses: Jacob EICHINGER

1.7b Judith SPENGLER* (See above)
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2nd Spouse: Jacob EICHINGER5
Marr: 25 Mar 1766, York, PA5
Children:


Other spouses: Henry BAKER

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1.8 Phillip Casper SPENGLER46,5
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Birth: 1730, York Co, PA5
Death: 1782, York Co, PA5
Burial: Pigeon Hill Cemn.Heistand Station, East York, York Co., PA5
Father: Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER
Mother: Judith** ZIEGLER
Spouse: Margaret Salome DINKEL5
Birth: 6 Apr 1736, Strasburg, Germany5
Death: 29 Jun 1813, York Co, PA5
Father: Johann Daniel DINKEL (<1738-)
Mother: Marie Ursula VON ERNEST (1713-1793)

Children:


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Historical Context
ýA few years after Caspar's occupation of his first plantation the notorious Col. Thomas Cressap & others, under authority from the Governor of Maryland, & in virtue of an alleged patent to the latter from the King of Great Britain, assumed the right to oust by force the German settlers west of the Susquehanna with the purpose of occupying these fertile lands themselves. For years an armed conflict was waged. The invaders were finally ejected & peace restored. In an indictment found against these encroachers mention is made of the lands in the "quiet and possession" of Caspar Spengler. A detailed account of this famous Maryland  intrusion & war will be found under the title of Henry Spengler. ý13

ýThe Cressap Invasion.
SURVEYOR BUTCHER'S TRIBULATIONS.
"TO THE HONBLE THOMAS PENN, PROPRIETOR OF THE PROVINCE OF   PENNSYLVANIA, &C.
YE PETITIONER HUMBLY SHEWETH
 

  •              "That your Petitioner having accepted your benevolent favor of being Deputy Surveyor of all the Lands and Mannors in that part
  •              of Lancaster County which lyes on the west side of Susquehanna river. When the same was attended with utmost Difficulty and
  •              Scarcity of Bread; Yet notwithstanding your humble Petitioner hath
  •              hitherto Carried on the affair with the utmost integrity and Resolution: Have suffered no person to impose on the interest of the
  •              Honble Proprietors in the Execution of his office: have Endeavored all peace as possible among the sittlers; Have laid out the
  •              Lands as regular as possible the places will bear--In performance of
  •              which your Petitioner hath many Times been in hazard of Life many ways; Sometimes threatened to be shott by Insolent persons,
  •              Many weeks at a time have seen no sort of bread have Suffered much cold Lying in the woods many Nights Together Took all
  •              patiently hoping to be Continued in the Honble Proprietors good Service When Times Should mend Bread more plenty and the
  •              affair settled between the Honble Proprietor and Lord Baltimore. But your Petitioner having of late seen warrants Directed to
  •              another person to Execute surveys within the Bounds of afforesaid and that on the most valuable part for advantage--proves very
  •              Discouraging to Your Petitioner in his undertaking.
  •              Now if the Honble Proprietor Out of goodness to your humble Petitioner considering the Hardships he has undergone will
  •              please Continue him in your Hons good service--according to the Limits as above sd until Something Shall appear to make him
  •              unworthy of your Hons benevolent favour; And your humble Petitioner in Gratitude Shall ever pray
  •               September 10th 1738.                               ZACH BUTCHER."

  • The above is one of the many complaints made on account of the encroachments by Lord Baltimore on Pennsylvania territory.
    The dispute led to violence and the Cressap intrusion.ţ
    From  The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania  by Edward W. Spangler; The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 327

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    Sources for this Page [ 1st Generation in America SPANGLER:   Hans Kaspar**ţCasperţ SPENGLER married Judith ZIEGLER ]
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    1. The Spengler Families 1150-1196, viewed by D M Swope, page 15 et seq.
    2. Edward W Spangler of York, Pa is sourced by Gilbert E Swope  on page 381 of his book The Swope Family 1676-1896 in reference to Lydia Spangler. Gilbert  states Edward ýhas written a very compete history of that family from which the (above) is takenţ
    3. The Spengler Families 1150-1196, viewed by  D M Swope, p 15 et seq.
    4. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 19.
    5. Fillmore K. Spangler III, ýThe Spangler Family Genealogy Page,ţ http://www.spanglers.info/  mainpage when sought in Nov 2002, http://www.txdirect.net/~spangler/ when viewed 120800, spangler@txdirect.net.
    6. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 15  Casper Spengler.
    7. Casper SpanglerÝs will
    SPANGLER, Casper.  Township:  Omitted.
    April 27, 1759    April 28, 1760
    Executors:  Michael Bard, Barnet and Judith Spangler.
    Wife:  Judith Spangler.
    Children:  Judith m. Henry Baker, Philip and Barnet.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/wills/willabstrp-s.txt Casper Spangler.
    8. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 16.
    9. Family Notes from D M  Swope-research and interviews.
    10. Casper SpanglerÝs will
    SPANGLER, Casper.  Township:  Omitted.
    April 27, 1759    April 28, 1760
    Executors:  Michael Bard, Barnet and Judith Spangler.
    Wife:  Judith Spangler.
    Children:  Judith m. Henry Baker, Philip and Barnet.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/wills/willabstrp-s.txt
    11. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 15.
    12. Ibid. p 16-23.
    13. Ibid. pages 16-23.
    14. Ibid. Page 327.
    15. The Spengler Families 1150-1196, viewed by Donald McCurdy Swope, p 15 et seq  Judith Ziegler.
    16. Casper SpanglerÝs will
    SPANGLER, Casper.  Township:  Omitted.
    April 27, 1759    April 28, 1760
    Executors:  Michael Bard, Barnet and Judith Spangler.
    Wife:  Judith Spangler.
    Children:  Judith m. Henry Baker, Philip and Barnet.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/wills/willabstrp-s.txt wife judith.
    17.  fungymm@i-55.com, ýThe Spangler/Spengler Family,ţ http://www.angelfire.com/la/ancestors/Spangler.html, 120700, http://www.txdirect.net/~spangler/ by Fillmore K. Spangler III @spangler@txdirect.net.
    18. Gilbert Ernest Swope, The Swope Family 1676-1896, T.B. & H.B Cochran, Publishers, 68.
    19. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 24.
    20. The Spengler Families 1150-1196, viewed by Donald McCurdy Swope, pp 24 and 25.
    21. Gilbert Ernest Swope, The Swope Family 1676-1896, T.B. & H.B Cochran, Publishers, 68, page 381.
    22. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p68.
    23. The Spengler Families 1150-1196, viewed by  D M Swope, pages 24 and 25.
    24. Fillmore K. Spangler III, ýThe Spangler Family Genealogy Page,ţ http://www.spanglers.info/  mainpage when sought in Nov 2002, http://www.txdirect.net/~spangler/ when viewed 120800, spangler@txdirect.net, Bernhard SPENGLER.
    25. Casper SpanglerÝs will
    SPANGLER, Casper.  Township:  Omitted.
    April 27, 1759    April 28, 1760
    Executors:  Michael Bard, Barnet and Judith Spangler.
    Wife:  Judith Spangler.
    Children:  Judith m. Henry Baker, Philip and Barnet.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/wills/willabstrp-s.txt son Barnet.
    26. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 49.
    27. Fillmore K. Spangler III, ýThe Spangler Family Genealogy Page,ţ http://www.spanglers.info/  mainpage when sought in Nov 2002, http://www.txdirect.net/~spangler/ when viewed 120800, spangler@txdirect.net, gives sept 2 1719.
    28. Edward W. Spangler, The Annals of the Families of Caspar, Henry, Baltzer and George Spengler, York, Pennsylvania: The York Daily Publishing Co., 1896., p 50-51.
    29. Ibid. p 65.
    30. Ibid. p 68.
    31. Ibid. p 68-69.
    32. Ibid. p 69.
    33. Emily Swope Morse and Winifred Morse McLachlan, "The Swope Family Book of Remembrance", pub.1972. 1397 pp.  Unknown publisher. 300 limited editions., - Vol.1 from page 1299 to end, http://worldroots.com/~brigitte/swope/index.html  OR http://worldroots.com/~brigitte, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd  TRANSCRIBED ENTIRITY,  Brigitte@qrz.com.
    34. ýDAR Lineage Books (152 Vols.)The National Society of the DAR Volume 55,ţ ID #59547 (Mrs. Florence G. Orth Mckelvy), pg 414.
    35. Emily Swope Morse and Winifred Morse McLachlan, "The Swope Family Book of Remembrance", pub.1972. 1397 pp.  Unknown publisher. 300 limited editions., - Vol.1 from page 1299 to end, http://worldroots.com/~brigitte/swope/index.html  OR http://worldroots.com/~brigitte, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd  TRANSCRIBED ENTIRITY,  Brigitte@qrz.com, page 1349.
    36. ýDAR Lineage Books (152 Vols.)The National Society of the DAR Volume 55,ţ ID #59547 (Mrs. Florence G. Orth Mckelvy).
    37. Gilbert Ernest Swope, The Swope Family 1676-1896, T.B. & H.B Cochran, Publishers, 68, pg 369.
    38. Ibid. pg 378.
    39. Ibid. page 75.
    40. Emily Swope Morse and Winifred Morse McLachlan, "The Swope Family Book of Remembrance", pub.1972. 1397 pp.  Unknown publisher. 300 limited editions., - Vol.1 from page 1299 to end, http://worldroots.com/~brigitte/swope/index.html  OR http://worldroots.com/~brigitte, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd  TRANSCRIBED ENTIRITY,  Brigitte@qrz.com, page 1348.
    41. Ibid. page 1346 and chapter 3.
    42. ý Swoope - Swope,ţ Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly ´, volume I ´ volume I, number 3 (01-JUL-1963) ´, Prepared by Clara Montgomery Swoope of Blacksburg Va and copied by Thomas Carlisle Swoope of Lynchburg Va [Now living Richmond] March 15  1940, Viewable through Ancestry.com library.
    43. Emily Swope Morse and Winifred Morse McLachlan, "The Swope Family Book of Remembrance", pub.1972. 1397 pp.  Unknown publisher. 300 limited editions., - Vol.1 from page 1299 to end, http://worldroots.com/~brigitte/swope/index.html  OR http://worldroots.com/~brigitte, Brigitte Gastel Lloyd  TRANSCRIBED ENTIRITY,  Brigitte@qrz.com, ch 3.
    44. Casper SpanglerÝs will
    SPANGLER, Casper.  Township:  Omitted.
    April 27, 1759    April 28, 1760
    Executors:  Michael Bard, Barnet and Judith Spangler.
    Wife:  Judith Spangler.
    Children:  Judith m. Henry Baker, Philip and Barnet.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/york/wills/willabstrp-s.txt Dtr Judith married Henry Baker.
    45. Ibid. son in law, husband to Judith.
    46. Ibid. son philip.

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