History of the Spieth Family


The Spieth roots are in Oberesslingen, a village near Esslingen, just east of Stuttgart in Wuerttemberg. Spieth is a common name in this area. There were four Spieth families living in Oberesslingen when the church records began in 1638. Johann Gottlieb Spieth is descended – sometimes more than once – from all of these families. Johann Gottlieb and his brother, Johann Adam (1795-1868), left Oberesslingen and arrived in New York on 4 Aug 1832, aboard the brig Cora, sailing from Rotterdam. Another brother, Christian Frederick (1800-1875), emigrated a few years later. The three brothers settled in Medina Co., OH, near Cleveland.

Johann Gottlieb Spieth was born on 24 Nov 1807 in Oberesslingen, Wuerttemberg, the son of Christian Andreas Spieth and Catharina Magdalena Fahrion. He died on 8 Jan 1896 in Henry Co., OH. He became U.S. citizen in Jun 1840 (Christian F Spieth, Jacob Yetter and Charles F Schlentz, also from Wuerttemberg, became citizens at the same time). Gottlieb originally settled in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH. In October, 1851 he purchased 33 acres of land in Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., OH and in January, 1870 he purchased 80 acres of land in Pleasant Twp., Henry Co., OH. In his will, written in 1882, nine surviving children and two grandchildren (parents deceased) are named. He was married to Christina Dorothea Schlienz (daughter of Charles Friedrich Schlienz and Christina Ruoefle) on 26 Jan 1839 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH. Christina Dorothea Schlienz was born 26 Mar 1820 in Friolzheim, Wuerttemberg and died 3 May 1897 in Henry Co., OH. The Schlienz family emigrated to America in 1831 and settled in Medina Co., OH.

Gottlieb and Christina had the following children:

1. Elizabeth Spieth was born about 1839 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH and died before 1882.

2. Christina Spieth was born about 1840 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH and died before 1882. She married a Koeing. They had one son:

William Koeing of Cleveland OH, was named as an heir in the will of John Gottlieb Spieth (1896).

3. Magdalena Spieth was born about 1842 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH. Magdalena was living in Harbert, MI in 1896 (probate of will of John Gottlieb Spieth). She married a Schoonover and was living in Chicago in 1907 (Emma Huth obituary)..

4. Mary Ann Spieth was born about 1844 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH and died 12 Feb 1929. She married John Matthew Schwab (30 Dec 1840-21 Oct 1874) on 24 Oct 1865 in Cleveland. They lived in Sandusky, OH
Mary and John had two children:

Frank Schwab (born about 1870 at Sandusky, Erie Co., OH). He married but had no children.

Minnie Schwab (born about 1872). Minnie married J Byron Stinger about 1896. They lived in Huron Co., OH. They had no children.

5. Barbara Spieth was born about 1845 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH and died before 1870. She married a Schwab. They had one daughter:

Ida Schwab (born about 1866). Ida is named as an heir in the will of John Gottlieb Spieth in 1896. She was living with her Aunt and uncle, Mary Nd J M Schwab in 1870.

6. Rachel E Spieth was born on 23 Feb 1847 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH. She died on 13 Feb 1915 and was buried in Young Cem, Liberty Center, Henry Co, OH. She was married to George F Daum (son of George Daum Sr. and Margaret Stephens) on 10 Sep 1870 in Henry Co., OH. George F Daum was born on 12 Jan 1834 in Alsace, France. He emigrated in 1846 from Alsace, France. He died on 8 Dec 1912 and was buried in Young Cem, Liberty Center, Henry Co, OH. George served in the Civil War. He enlisted 1 Oct 1862 in Cleveland, OH with Co. D, 124th Reg., infantry. He was discharged 19 Jun 1865 as a captain and was wounded at Nashville. George served as sheriff of Henry Co., OH from 1872 to 1882 and later as county commissioner from 1885 to 1892. George and his first wife,  Lucinda Fredericks, had six children.
Rachel and George had the following children:

Catherine Daum (born 17 Jul 1871, died 20 Feb 1872).

Henrietta Catharine ‘Hattie’ Daum (born 6 Dec 1872, died in 1959). She married Sidney A Palmer (son of Lewis and Mary Palmer) on 25 Dec 1895. They had nine children, one died in infancy.

Frank Albert Daum (born 6 Sep 1874, died in 1961). He married Bessie P Whiteman on 17 Sep 1905. They had one son, Frank.

Adelia May Daum (born 5 Nov 1880, died 6 Jan 1881).

Mary Beryl Daum (born Mar 1892, died about 1940 in Texas). She married George Kessler on 20 Jan 1914.

7. Hannah Jenny Spieth was born on 6 Mar 1849 in Liverpool Twp., Medina Co., OH. She died on 11 Nov 1941 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, OH. She first married Franklin H Merriman (6 May 1840-4 Jul 1877). She later married Arthur Jerome Telliga on 13 Nov 1880. Arthur Jerome Telliga was born on 22 Jul 1848 in Henry Co., OH. He died on 12 Aug 1927 in Sandusky, Erie Co., OH.
Hannah and Franklin had two sons:

Milo M Merriman (born about 1869 at Defiance)

William W Merriman (born 9 Jul 1870).

Hannah and Arthur had the following children:

Harry Clay Telliga (born on 3 Oct 1881 died in May 1964).

Carl H Telliga (born on 23 Aug 1883, died in Apr 1972).

Bertha Irene Telliga (born on 7 Aug 1886, died on 24 Jan 1963) - married to Leo Joseph Hummer (son of Adam and Mary Elizabeth Hummer ). One known child.

Roy Walter Telliga (born on 5 Mar 1891, died in Jan 1985).

8. John Gottlieb Spieth Jr. was born on 22 Dec 1851 in Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., OH. He died on 7 Aug 1939 in Amherst, Buffalo Co., NE and was buried in Stanley Cem, Amherst, Buffalo Co., NE. After their marriage, John and Catherine Spieth lived in Defiance, OH. In Nov. 1880, They bought 60 acres of land in section 12 of Highland Twp., Defiance Co. from John H E Schatz (this land was part of Adam Schatz's holdings, purchased from him in 1874). J H E Schatz bought their home in Defiance. In May 1887, John Spieth sold this land to Jacob Frank (Adam Schatz also sold his remaining 60 acres at the same time to Jacob Frank). In Sep 1887, John Spieth purchased his first land in Limestone Co., AL (2 acres in Sec. 20, T:2S, R:3W). Over the next 8 years he bought and sold 6 other parcels of land. In Nov 1895, he sold 187 acres in Alabama to Thomas Harper. In Nov 1895, he also bought 120 acres of land in Buffalo Co., NE from Thomas Harper. He was married to Anna Katherine Wilhelmina Schatz (daughter of Adam Schatz and Margaretha Troeger) on 17 Feb 1876 in Defiance, Defiance Co., OH. Anna Katherine Wilhelmina Schatz was born on 12 Jun 1854 in Highland Twp., Defiance Co., OH. She was baptized on 16 Jul 1854 in St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Defiance Co., OH. She was confirmed on 16 Jun 1867 in St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Defiance Co., OH. She died on 1 Jan 1944 in Amherst, Buffalo Co., NE and was buried in Stanley Cemetery, Amherst, Buffalo Co., NE.
John and Katherine had the following children:

Clara Caroline Wilhelmine Spieth (born on 11 Oct 1876, died on 13 Jan 1919) - married to Frank Benjamin Troeger (son of Johann Adam Troeger II and Wilhelmina Sauer ). Three daughters.

Edwin George Spieth (born on 11 Sep 1878, died on 20 Jun 1964) - married to Bertha Fisher (daughter of Christ Fisher and Wilhelmina Voss ). One son. Also married to Martha B Klunder (daughter of Wilhelm M Klunder and Emelia Kreuger) and Dorothy.

Urban 'Erb' Johann Spieth (born on 1 Oct 1880, died on 30 Sep 1970) - married to Blanche Norcross. One daughter.

Karl Arthur Spieth (born on 27 Jul 1883, died on 15 Aug 1962) - married to Edith M Haughawough. Two children.

9. Daniel W Spieth was born on 23 Apr 1854 in Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., OH. He died on 10 Jan 1907 and was buried in Emanuel UCC-Reformed Cemetery, New Bavaria, Henry Co., OH. He was married to Fredericka Bauer (daughter of Eckart Bauer and Henrietta Bolley) on 27 Apr 1882 in Defiance, Defiance Co., OH. Fredericka Bauer was born on 8 Mar 1861. She was confirmed in 1875 in St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Defiance Co., OH. She died on 9 Jul 1900 and was buried in Emanuel UCC-Reformed Cemetery, New Bavaria, Henry Co., OH.
Daniel and Fredericka had the following children:

Lydia Henrietta Spieth (born 14 Dec 1883, died Jun 1967) – married to Harrison Henry. They had one son.

George Edward Spieth (born 9 Sep 1885).

Frank William Spieth (born 15 Sep 1888, died 19 Sep 1984 at Holgate). They had one daughter.

Herman Benjamin Spieth (born 14 Feb 1891, died in May 1965).

Albert Julius Spieth (born 28 Jul 1893, died 21 Mar 1913).

Andrew John Spieth (born in Jun 1896, died 1951).

Harley Spieth (born on 1 Apr 1900, died on 15 May 1900).

10. Lydia Spieth was born 28 Apr 1857 in Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., OH and died 6 Dec 1877 in Henry Co.

11. Sarah Spieth was born in Feb 1859 in Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., OH. She died on 27 Jul 1945 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, OH. Living in Defiance, Defiance Co., OH in 1896. She was married to Frank M Oakes on 30 Dec 1880 in Defiance, Defiance Co., OH. Frank M Oakes was born Dec 1855. He died on 5 Jan 1933 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, OH.
Sarah and Frank had two daughters:

Myrtle Oakes (born 30 Mar 1882 at Defiance).

Bessie P Oakes (born 29 Mar 1886).

12. Charles Spieth was born in May 1862 in Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., OH. Charles was living in New Bavaria, Henry Co., OH in 1896 (probate of will of John Gottlieb Spieth). He was living in Leonardtown, MD in 1907 (Emma Huth Obituary). He was married to Katherine Lesh (daughter of George Adam Lesh and Elizabeth Margaret Young) on 14 Mar 1891 in Henry Co., OH. Katherine Lesh was born in Apr 1873 in Ohio.
Charles and Katherine had the following children:

Bosco Spieth (born in Oct 1891).

Byron Jay Spieth (born 15 Apr 1897).

Rupert W Spieth (born on 16 Feb 1900, died on 19 Feb 1900).

Jarrett Spieth (born 3 Aug 1905).

13. Emma Spieth was born in Oct 1863 in Brunswick Twp., Medina Co., OH. She died on 9 Feb 1907 in Defiance, Defiance Co., OH and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, OH. Emma was living in Spencerville, Allen Co., OH in 1896. She died of tuberculosis. She was married to Lawrence Huth on 6 Dec 1886 in Defiance, Defiance Co., OH. Lawrence Huth was born in Mar 1853 in Ohio.
Emma and Lawrence had the following child:

Frank Huth ( born in Nov 1887).

 

Updated December 2001 - JMT


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