John Hiner
Elizabeth Mercer
(Abt 1785-Bef 1860)
Robert Hiner
(Abt 1833-Bef 1870)
Mary Garner
(Abt 1838-)

Melissa A. Hiner


Family Links

1. Ursinus Ambrose M. Spangler

Melissa A. Hiner 1 2 3

  • Born: 8 Aug 1866, Fulton County, Ohio, USA 4
  • Marriage (1): Ursinus Ambrose M. Spangler on 18 Sep 1884 in Defiance County, Ohio, USA 1
  • Died: 19 Apr 1964 at age 97 5
  • Buried: Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA

bullet   Other names for Melissa were Elizabeth,6 Malica, Heiner and Hines.


bullet  General Notes:

The following information was discovered by Linda and Phil Snider:

Birth Records of Defiance
County, Ohio,
1 July 1867 - 19 December 1908, Sm - Z
by Fayne E. Harter

I highlighted Leola's record.

Page 1303
Spangler, infant
male, white
b December 13, 1901
bp Farmer twp.
f U. A. Spangler
m Melissa A. Hines

Spangler, Carl Clinton
see Spangler, infant

Spangler, Gladys R.
female, white
b. May 12, 1894
bp Farmer
f U. A. Spangler
m Malissa Hiner

Page 1304
Spangler, Mary L.
female, white
b. November 12, 1885
bp Farmer Twp.
f U. A. Spangler
m Lizzie A Hines

The following narrative is from David Leas, great-grandson:

My memories of Grandma Spangler are very limited. I remember that she lived in Hudson and that she had, what I thought at the time to be, a large front porch. I also vaguely remember that there was an arch of plants that you had to walk through. There was also an old carriage garage behind the house.

The 1880 Census of York, Fulton Co, Ohio shows that Malisa Hiner was single, white and 14 years old. She was employed by Nancy Biddle as a housekeeper.

Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962

Gladwin Spangler
13 Dec 1901
Farmer, Defiance, Ohio
Father's Name: U. A. Spangler
Mother's Name: Melissa A. Hines

Mary L. Spangler
12 Nov 1885
Farmer Twp, Defiance, Ohio
Father's Name: U. A. Spangler
Mother's Name: Lizza A. Hines

Gladys R. Spangler
12 May 1894
Farmer, Defiance, Ohio
Father's Name: U. A. Spangler
Mother's Name: Malissa Hiner

Robert R. Spangler
09 May 1888
Farmer, Defiance, Ohio
Father's Name: N. A. Spangler
Mother's Name: Malica A. Hiner

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

Groom's Name: Ambrose M. Spangler
Bride's Name: Melissa A. Hiner
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1884
Marriage Place: Defiance,Ohio

Groom's Name: Robert Ray Spangler
Groom's Birth Date: 07 May 1887
Groom's Birthplace: Farmer, Ohio
Groom's Age: 23
Bride's Name: Edith Edna Crawford
Bride's Birth Date: 10 Apr 1887
Bride's Birthplace: Farmer, Defiance Co., Ohio
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 12 May 1910
Marriage Place: Defiance, Ohio
Groom's Father's Name: U. A. Spangler
Groom's Mother's Name: Melissa Hiner
Bride's Father's Name: Edward Crawford
Bride's Mother's Name: Jennette Caslor


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Residence: US Census, 1880, York, Fulton County, Ohio. Living in the household of Nancy Biddle, keeping house and age 14

Residence: US Census, 1900, Farmer Township, Defiance County, Ohio, USA.

Residence: US Census, 1920, Steuben County, Indiana, USA. Age 54


Melissa married Ursinus Ambrose M. Spangler, son of Rev. Peter J. Spangler and Rachel A. Everhart, on 18 Sep 1884 in Defiance County, Ohio, USA.1 (Ursinus Ambrose M. Spangler was born on 23 Nov 1863 in Franklin Township, Summit County, Ohio, USA,4 died on 20 Apr 1941 in Winton, Merced County, California, USA 5 and was buried in Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.)



1 The Spangler Genealogy.

2 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

3 Patricia Knight, California to David Leas, e-mail, 02-17-2011, privately held by Leas.

4 LDS Family Group Record.

5 Spangler Genealogy (

6 (BD Health Book # 18. 1907 to 1912, page # 19 (6 pages) - GSA ID # 1863343).

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