Spangler-Kenney Immigrant Ancestors, pt. 1


We are a nation of immigrants. Most of us descend from others who came to this land whether by their own volition or against their will. With this in mind, I will be documenting all the known immigrant ancestors for both my family and my spouse’s family. This is seventh installment of this series.

Next up in my quest for identifying immigrant ancestors are the predecessors of my husband’s paternal grandmother. However, with the sheer number of known immigrants in her lineage, I have decided to divide up the Spangler-Kenney line, focusing on just the Spangler forebearers in this post and the Kenney progenitors in the next. The majority of my spouse’s Spangler immigrant ancestors span back five or more generations.

First up is Anthony Schoch, 5th great-grandfather, born 1755 in Germany. Next come Margaret Salome Dinkel, 5th great-grandmother, born 6 Apr 1736 in Germany and her parents, Johann Daniel Dinkel, 6th great-grandfatherr, born in Strasburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany and Maria Ursula Von Ernst, 6th great-grandmother, born 2 Apr 1713 in Colmar, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Other sixth great-grandparents who immigrated to America are Hans Casper Spengler, 6th great-grandfather, born 20 Jan 1684 in Weiler, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; and his wife Judith Ziegler, 6th great-grandmother, born 12 May 1686 in Weiler, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Gottleib Ihrich, 6th great-grandfather, born 16 Feb 1723 in Gammelsbach, Odenwaldkreis, Hesse, Germany; and Adam Arbaugh, 6th great-grandfather, born 1732 in Hamburg, Germany.

Next up is Alexander Contee, 7th great-grandfather, born Apr 1693 in Devon, England; Johann Friedrich Baumgärtner, 7th great-grandfather, born 4 Jun 1706 in Schwaigern, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and his wife Catherine Catron, 7th great-grandmother, born 1706 in Schwaigern, Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; Johannes Kemper, 7th great-grandfather, born 1695 in Siegen, Westphalia, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany and his wife Alice Catharina Otterbach, 7th great-grandmother, born 18 Apr 1697 in Siegen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany; and Jost Cuntze, 7th great-grandfather, born 22 Mar 1674 in Siegen, Westphalia, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany and his wife Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt, 7th great-grandmother, born about 1687 in Siegen, Westphalia, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

They are joined by Hans Peter Fleishman, 7th great-grandfather, born 10 Apr 1708 in Neuenburg, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and his parents Cyriacus Fleishman, 8th great-grandfather, born 5 Mar 1661 in Neuenburg, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and Anna Barbara Schone, 8th great-grandmother, born 1664 in Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Rounding out the 7th and 8th great great-grandparents immigrant combos are Maria Elizabetha Broyles, 7th great-grandmother, born 5 Jul 1716 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany and her parents Johannes Broyles, 8th great-grandfather, born 1 May 1679 in Dußlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and Ursula Ruop, 8th great-grandmother, born 1680 in Ötisheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Other 8th great grandparents who are known immigrants is John Hanson, 8th great-grandfather, born 1630 in England; and Hermann Otterbach, 8th great-grandfather, born 18 Apr 1697 in Siegen, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany and his wife Elisabeth Heimbach, 8th great-grandmother, born 1662 in Seelbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the parents of Alice Catharina Otterback (referenced above).

The next known immigrants for this line are Johanna Porter, 9th great-grandmother, born 1630 in England; Walter Story, 9th great-grandfather, born 1630 in London, England; Richard Morris, 9th great-grandfather, born 1636 in England; Col. Thomas Dent, 9th great-grandfather, born 1630 in Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England; and Thomas Brooke, 9th great-grandfather, born 23 Jun 1632 in Sussex, England, and his father Robert Brooke, 10th great-grandfather, born 3 Jun 1602 in London, England.

The final known immigrants for the Spangler side of the Spangler-Kenney line are Clement Theobald, 10th great-grandfather, born 28 May 1615 in Durham, England; Richard Hatton, 10th great-grandfather, born 1619 in London, England and his wife Margaret Banks, 10th great-grandmother, born 1610 in England and died 29 Aug 1657; Rev. William Wilkinson, 10th great-grandfather, born 1612 in Yorkshire, England and his wife Naomi Shercliffe, 10th great-grandmother, born 1616 in North Yorkshire, England; Christopher Hussey, 10th great-grandfather, born 18 Feb 1599 in Dorking, Surrey, England and died 6 Mar 1686 and his wife Theodate Bachiler, 10th great-grandmother, born about 1596 in Wherwell, Hampshire, England. When Theodate immigrated, she came with her father Rev. Stephen Bachiler, my husband’s 11th great-grandfather, born 1561 in England. Stephen lived for decades in the Colonies but eventually went back to England, where he died in October 1656 in London.


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