The Sponseller Family

The family history of the descendants of Hans Filipp Spansailer.

The German is like a willow.  No matter which way you bend him, he will always take root again.

                           Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The photo in the masthead of each section of this website is of the church spire of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, PA where the Spansailers first worshipped in this country.  Courtesy:  The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Below is a brick wall in the rear of the church with original headstones embedded.  Courtesy:  Darvin L. Martin, Trinity Lutheran Church Graveyard, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania