SPITTLER, Sr., born in Haslach, Baden Germany in 1793 married Catherine RENKERT (1795-?)
in 1815 and had 6 children - Jacob, Jr., John, Catherine (1816-?) who
married Martin KNOLL, Anna Mary (1828-1868) who married Michael CARPP
(1830-1896) and moved to Michigan, Salome
(1821-1894) who married Andreas RISSER and moved to Wisconsin and Maria Barbara (1824-?) who
married Jacob RENKERT.
While still in Germany, Jacob Jr. (1813-1902) married Mary Anne VETTER (1808-1902) and had 3 children - Mary Anne (1840-1900) who married Peter MOHR (1835-1868) and had children Peter, Emma, Louisa and George; George (1841-?) who married Orisa PERRIGO and Kate (1844-?) who married Abe RITTMAN (1836-?) and had children George and Irene. His brother John (1819-1894) married Catherine Remensporger and had a son, (John) George (1844-1935) but Catherine died soon after. In 1846, brothers John and Jacob Spittler sailed to America with their families and onboard ship, Jacob's wife Mary gave birth to a son, Charles.
Upon arriving in America, the two families settled near Water Valley, NY but later moved to Hamburg (about 15 miles south of Buffalo) where Jacob became a shoemaker. Jacob and Mary had 4 more children - William (1847-1887) who married Carrie REPPERT, Frederick (1849-?), Tilda (1852-1890) who married Henry RUSH and Albert (1856-1925) who married Ada BYRON. George and Frederick both moved to California and started drug stores near Santa Cruz, Albert became a butcher and William operated a hotel in North Evans, NY. George and children Charles Frederick (1875-1951) and Ida Flora are buried in Colusa, CA. Olive Spittler (1874-1944), daughter of William and Carrie Reppert Spittler is buried in San Bernadino, CA.
John Spittler (Jacob's brother) married Elizabeth MOHR (1829-1912) from Buffalo and traveled west for a time, but returned to Rock Spring, NY where he purchased a farm and spent the rest of his life. John and Elizabeth had 10 children - Peter, Mary, Jacob, August, Louis, Anna, Lana, Kathryn, Carrie and Frederick (see Spittler Family Tree for more info).
John George II (the first son of John I) married Catherine
SCHNIERLE (1846-1935) and had the following children: Catherine
(1871-1960) who married George HILL and lived in Allentown, NY, Benjamin
(1874-1967) who moved to Idaho, John George III (1877-1921) who married Florence
STONE and Dorothea (1882-1954) who married Fred STONE.
Jacob Jr's son Charles (1846-1901) also became a shoemaker and married Elizabeth PECK (1850-1932) from Angola, NY. The couple settled in North Evans, NY (on the south side of 18 Mile Creek, about 5 miles south of Hamburg-see below) and had 7 children - Ida (1870-?) who married Willard DUZEN and had children Erma, Ida and Norm; Flora (1874-?) who married Clifford CASWELL and had children Gordon and Charles; Herbert (1878-1954) who married Lottie COWELL and later Edith HERDLE and had son Herbert; Albert, Chester (1886-1970) who married Margaret FARRELL and had daughter Rita; Everett (1890-1970) who married Cora WALKER and had children Marion and Marjorie; and George, the latter born on George Washington's birthday in 1883.
Map of North Evans in 1880 (Charles Spittler's property is labeled "C. Spetlor")
Census Listing for Charles
Spittler Family 1880
Areas where Metz families lived:
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George started his own slaughter house and meat market which he later expanded into a grocery store ("Spittler's Food Store"- created from a boarding house moved from Idlewood) where he worked (later with his son Charles) until he died in 1958 - over 50 years in business. He had the opportunity of a professional baseball career but his mother would not approve - he pitched for many of the local teams and remained an avid baseball fan his entire life.
George also helped form the Lake View Volunteer Fire Dept. in 1924, and served as its Chief for 23 years. Edith and George Spittler had 5 children - Kenneth (1904-1987), Carolyn (1906-1953), Naomi (1910-1994), Charles (1909-1999 ) and Donald (1919-2010 ). Edith died in 1966. George, Edith and daughter Carolyn are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Eden, NY.
-derived from information provided by Elwood Spittler,
descendant of John & Elizabeth;
Donald Spittler, son of George and Edith; and Susan Ward Merk, granddaughter of George & Edith
TO GEORGE W. SPITTLER
POEM WRITTEN BY GEORGE W. SPITTLER
TRIBUTE TO NAOMI SPITTLER JEWART TRIBUTE TO CAROLYN SPITTLER WARD
INFO ON CHARLES "SOX" SPITTLER INFO ON DONALD "DUKE" SPITTLER
ORIGIN OF METZ FAMILY IN GERMANY SPITTLER-METZ COATS OF ARMS
SPITTLER FAMILY TREE FAMILY RECIPES METZ FAMILY TREE
DESCENDANTS of GEORGE W. & EDITH METZ SPITTLER FAMILY PHOTOS
NAMES/LOCATIONS IN SPITTLER-METZ LINEAGE INFO ON LAKE VIEW, NY
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