Jacob Spengler
(Abt 1618-Abt 1664)
Maria Dieterman
Jacob Haegis
Hans Rudolph Spengler
(Abt 1637-After 1712)
Judith Haegis
(Abt 1658-1690)
Hans Casper Spengler
(1684-Bef 1760)


Family Links

1. Judith Ziegler

Hans Casper Spengler 1 2

  • Born: 20 Jan 1684, Weiler, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany
  • Marriage (1): Judith Ziegler on 9 Feb 1712 in Weiler, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany 1
  • Died: Bef 28 Apr 1760, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Buried: Heistand Station, East York, Springettsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA

  General Notes:

Buried in Family Plot

Hans Kasper SPENGLER was born on 20 Jan 1684. He emigrated on 18 Sep 1727 from Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania. EMIGRATION: Emigrated in the ship "William and Sarah," William Hill, captain; landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 18, 1727, and settled in York County, Pennsylvania 1729.


William Hill, Master from Rotterdam, Philadelphia 18th Sept. 1727

Name #persons in party
Hans Jerrick Swaep 6
Hans Mart'n Leristeyn 2
Benedice Strome 2
Jan Hend'k Scaub 3 1/3
Hans Jerrick Scoomaker 6 1/2
Abraham Beni 5
Hans Martain Shoomaker 1
Frederick Heiligas 4 1/2
hans Mich'l Pagman 1
Sebastian Creef 4
Johanas Habaraker** 2 1/2
Ales'r Diebenderf 2
Hieronemus Milder, D, 2
Johan Will'm Mey 2
Henericus Bell 1
Caspar Springler 4
Hans Heri'k Siegler 3
Michael Peitley 4 1/2
Hans Mich'l Tiell 2 1/2
Jan Barne'd Lerinstey 1
Jacob Jost 2
Johannes Hoet 3 1/2
Daniel Levan, Conn 2
Andrew Simmerman ' 8
Leonart Seltenrich, dead 2
Hans Jerrick Wigler 2
Johannes Storm's boy 1
hans Jerig Anspag 2 1/2
Phillip Swayger 2
Christopher Milder, dead 2
Elias Meyer 1
Petter Springer 1
Martin Prill 3
Joh's .Tob's Serveas 1
Perer Seyts 4 1/2
Johanes Hend'k Gyger, sick 2
Christopher Lambengyger 2
Johannas Berret 4
Andrew Holtspan 4
Jacob Swarts 4
Hans Jerick Schaub, Conn 3
Hans Micael Phauts, Skibach 5
Christian Snyder, Germt. 2
Bastian Smith 2
Tobias Frye 4
Johannes Tiebenderf, Conn. 4
Jacob Mast, Skipach 4
Joseph Aelbragt 3 1/2
Nicholas Adams 2
Jacob Meyer 2
Johanes Leyb 4
Johanes Balt, Germt. 3
William Jurgens 1
Johan Wester, sick 1
William Heer 1
Hans Adam Milder 2
Anspel Anspag 2 1/2
Henrick Meyer 4
Adam Henrich 2
Jacob Gons 2
Ulrich Steere 3
Sebastian Vink 2
Tonicus Meyer 5
Jacob Swicker, sick 1
Hans Jer. Herzels 4
Jan Bernard Wolf 6
Steven Frederick 3 1/2
Ann Floren 1 1/2
Philip Fernser 1
Hans Jacob Ekman 2
Hans Fill Heysinger 1
Hendrick Wittser 1
Hans Jerrick Hoy, sick 1
Jacob Pause 2 1/2
Andrew Saltsgerrer, Conn. 1
Hans Jerrick Wolf 2 1/2
Jacob Milder, dead 3 1/2
Hans Jerrick Bowman 1
Johannes Wester 1
Conrad Miller, sick 5
Christopher Walter 4
Ulrick Hertsell, Skipach 2
Hans Adam Stoll, Conn. 3
Hans Jerick Guyger, Conn 4 1/2
Hans Martin Wilder 2 1/2
Hans Jerig Viegle /
Hans Jerig Arldnold, dead 6 1/2
Hans Jerig Cramer 3
hans Jerig Reter 2 1/2
Albert Swoap 1
Hendrick Gouger, sick 3 1/2
Diederich Roede 1
Hans Jerig Roedebas, Skipach 2
Hans Adam Beinder 4 1/2
Christopher Wittmer 1
Hendrick Hartman 3
Clement Eirn 2
Philip Jacob Reylander 5
Johanes Michael Peekell 1
Ernest Roede 1
Philip Seigler 5 1/1
Philip Roedeull 2
Rudolph Wilkes 3
Hans Jerig Milder 1
Abraham Farn 4
Uldrich Staffon 3

Footnote:** From research of Sharon Johnson, John Haperacker was
accompanied to America by his wife, Catharine Schmitt. Parents: Hans Rudolf SPENGLER and Judith HAEGIS.

Spouse: Judith ZIEGLER. Hans Kasper SPENGLER and Judith ZIEGLER were married on 9 Feb 1712.

From the Sterner Family Genealogy (http://www.sternerfamily.com/FamilyCharts/GeorgeSpangler.asp) webpage and submitted by June Bare. More information can be found at The Spangler Web Site

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. 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.

Sailed from Rotterdam on the William and Sarah in summer of 1727. Arrived Philadelphia in Sept of 1727. Master William Hill.

The 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 Pennsylvania, 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 faithful 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 utmost of our power and the best of our understanding."

Casper, within 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 homespun 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.

Caspar 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.

Shortly 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.12


"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 fulfill 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."

Burial and Will Abstract:

Caspar 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."

Caspar 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. "
SPANGLER, Casper. Will Abstract
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.

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]
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
Conditions of his forging into the wilderness
A Deed from Thomas Penn 1736 at present location of York, Penna is mentioned.
Historical Context, the Cressap Invasion
Spouse: Judith** ZIEGLER

* Birth: 2 May 1686, Weiler, Hilsbach, Germany
* Death: aft 1730, York Co, PA5
* Father: Martin** ZIEGLER [Adoptive father; no more data]
* Mother: Anna Catherina** UNKNOWN [Adoptive mother; no more data]

Marr: 9 Feb 1712, Weiler, Germany 3 4

  Noted events in his life were:

Baptism, 20 Jan 1684, Weiler, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany.

Hans married Judith Ziegler, daughter of Hans Martin Ziegler and Anna Catharina, on 9 Feb 1712 in Weiler, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany.1 (Judith Ziegler was born on 2 May 1686 in Weiler, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany,3 5 6 7 died after 1730 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA 6 and was buried in Heistand Station, East York, Springettsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania, USA 5.)


1 The Spangler Genealogy.

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

3 The Swopes and Allied Names General History (http://www.cynthiaswope.com/withinthevines/swopealliedappear.html).

4 The Sterner Family Genealogy (http://www.sternerfamily.com/FamilyCharts/GeorgeSpangler.asp).

5 FamilyHart Pennsylvania Dutch Genealogy.

6 Spangler Genealogy (http://www.spanglers.info/span.html).

7 The Spengler Families 1150-1196, viewed by Donald McCurdy Swope, p 15 et seq Judith Ziegler.

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