was born in 1739. She was the daughter of Henry Messerschmidt
and Elizabeth (?)
. She married Baltzer Spengler Jr.
. Christina died on 24 August 1821. She was buried in August 1821 at Prospect Hill Cemetery, North York, York Co., Pennsylvania
; Her tombstone reads: Lord My wasting life draws near the grave Make bare thine arms thy servant save Died 24th August 21 Christina Spengler Relict of Baltzer Spengler Dec'd In her 82 year Ah take these tears mortality's relief And till we share your joys forgive our grief These little rites, a stone, a verse, receive This all that we your children now can give. She was New Tag Obituary from the York Recorder and Independent Republican, Tuesday August 28, 1821
"Died, on Friday evening last, in this borough, Mrs. Christina Spengler - widow of the late Baltzer Spangler, at the advanced age of 81. The universal esteem in which this respectable lady was held during her long and active life, is the best comment on her character. In works of charity and benevolence she was active and persevering, while her health permitted. As a parent, a monitor, or a friend, her practical good sense, and most exemplary conduct in all the relations in life, gave to her character a peculiar force and respect. The Christian Religion was a living principle with her throught the course of a long and useful life, and she gave the strongest evidence of its being her surest consolation and support, in the patience and resignation with which she bore a distressing illness, and finally met her approaching end. She departed in the fullness of time, and 'being not wearied with well being,' we are assured she shall reap 'an exceeding great reward." On 28 August 1821 at York, York Co., Pennsylvania