Cheryl's Spangler Genealogy
Who are the Spanglers? Where do they come from?
Spenglers, or the Americanized form "Spanglers", came from Germany. Their roots go back to the time of the Crusades.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, however, religious disputes, the Inquisition, and war erupted as various groups tried to assert their dominance over others. Sometimes religion was an important issue. Other times, religion seems to have been the excuse for political upheaval. Much of Europe - particularly Germany - was devastated.
Many fled to neutral areas, such as Switzerland. Many eventually came to America.
Graphic from http://www.spengler.info
Spanglers in America
At least five members from one Spengler family came to America:
My site focuses on descendants of Jorg (George) Spengler and Susanna Miller, my ancestors.
Much of the information on the Spangler family found here comes from two main sources:
- Belmont Farley, Eight Centuries of Spanglers: Twenty-Two Generations from 1150 A.D. to 1939 A.D., published in Washington D.C., in 1939. (It looks as though Belmont Farley published the material hismelf.)
- Walter S. Finley, "Spangler and Allied Families", an article that appeared in Americana Illustrated, vol. XXXI No. 2, 1937, published by the American Historical Society, Inc.
I am also indebted to information provided by family members, and copies of portions of Tileston F. Spangler's book on the family and our Mayflower ancestry.
Links to Other Spangler Pages
Some other pages on Spanglers are listed below: