Catherine Sprau1

F, b. December 1862
     Catherine Sprau was also known as Anna. She was born in December 1862 at Hancock or Hardin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adam Sprau and Caroline Burgderfer.1 Catherine Sprau married Albert J. Clabaugh circa 1888.2

Child of Catherine Sprau and Albert J. Clabaugh

Citations

  1. [S500] 1870 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1219; FHL #552718.
  2. [S402] 1900 Federal Census, Wyandot County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Microfilm 1334.

Charles E. Sprau1

M, b. 20 December 1865, d. 18 December 1940
     Charles E. Sprau was born on 20 December 1865 at Seneca Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.1 Charles E. Sprau died on 18 December 1940 at Snohomish Co., WA, at age 74 Found on "Ancestry.com" - An Illustrated history of Skagit and Snohomish Counties;
Biographical Sketches, page 856:

"CHARLES E. SPRAU, one of the proprietors of the Penobscot Hotel, the leading hostelry of Snohomish, is among the bustling citizens of that city, a well known hotel man of the county, and a popular citizen. He was born in Ohio in the closing days of
1865, December 20th, the son of Jacob and Julia (Burgderfer) Sprau, natives of the Buckeye state and of German ancestry. Two years after the birth of the subject of this biography the Sprau family removed from Ohio and settled on a farm in Michigan, where Charles E. Sprau received his education, together with his brothers and sisters, Jesse M., Roy A., Arthur B., Effie, Nina and Ethelyn. The young man remained at
home assisting his father on the farm, until he was twenty-four, at that age coming to the Puget sound country and engaging in work in the saw mills for three years. In 1894 Mr. Sprau returned to his old home in the Peninsula state for a few months and
then set his face once more toward the Pacific coast. He came to California and for two years was in the employ of the Kern County Land Company at Bakersfield. In 1896 he was once more in Snohomish county, working in the mills and at varioius
occupations at which he continued for three years. In 1899 he opened a cigar and confectionery store in this city, which he conducted with good success for five years, at the end of which period he formed a partnership with C. Gosch and leased the
Penobscot, the leading hotel of the city. The house has been popular with the traveling public, and under the energetic management of its present proprietors has steadily grown in the esteem of its patrons. Mr. Sprau is popular with all classes of the
traveling and home public and largely because of this fact the business enjoys a liberal patronage of local and transient guests. In politics Mr. Sprau is a Republican; in fraternal affiliations, a member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Foresters of
America. He is a man of liberal views, endowed with executive ability, unquestionably lending his influence toward the betterment of every condition bearing on his home
city and the state in general."

Death date found on "Ancestry.com" Washington Death Index, 1940-1996; Dec, 2009.

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.

Christian Sprau

M, b. 1835
     Christian Sprau was born in 1835 at Palatinate.1 He was the son of Christian Sprau and Susanna Scherer.1 Christian Sprau married Catherine Burgderfer, daughter of Andrew Burgderfer and Louisa Faulhaber, on 23 December 1866 at Seneca Co., OH.

Children of Christian Sprau and Catherine Burgderfer

Citations

  1. [S773] 1850 Federal Census, Crawford County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 671.
  2. [S812] 1870 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 660; FHL #552159.
  3. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.

Christian Sprau1

M, b. circa 1805
     Christian Sprau was born circa 1805 at Germany.1 He married Susanna Scherer.1

Child of Christian Sprau and Susanna Scherer

Citations

  1. [S773] 1850 Federal Census, Crawford County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 671.

Cozetta L. Sprau1

F, b. circa 1907
     Cozetta L. Sprau was born circa 1907 at Tymochtee Twp., Wyandot Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of William Henry Sprau and Mary G. Jeanette Blue.1

Citations

  1. [S1166] 1910 Federal Census, Wyandot County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1241.

E. Robert Sprau

M, b. circa 1914
     E. Robert Sprau was born circa 1914 at Michigan. He was the son of Erba W. Sprau and Ellen M. (?)

Effa M. Sprau1,2

F, b. December 1869
     Effa M. Sprau was born in December 1869 at Allegan Co. (probably), MI.1,2 She was the daughter of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.1 Effa M. Sprau married (?) Schipp circa 1897 at Allegan Co. (probably), MI.2

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.
  2. [S1162] 1900 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 698; FHL #1240698.

Elida Sprau

F, b. January 1881
     Elida Sprau was born in January 1881 at Allegan Co., MI. She was the daughter of Christian Sprau and Catherine Burgderfer.

Ella Sprau1

F, b. circa 1868
     Ella Sprau was born circa 1868 at Allegan Co. (probably), MI.1 She was the daughter of Christian Sprau and Catherine Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S812] 1870 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 660; FHL #552159.

Elliza A. Sprau1

F, b. February 1871, d. after May 1900
     Elliza A. Sprau was born in February 1871 at McDonald Twp., Hardin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adam Sprau and Caroline Burgderfer.1 Elliza A. Sprau married Stanley M. Ranger, son of L. G. Ranger and Mary (?), circa 1893.2 Elliza A. Sprau was buried in 1900 at Bethel Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH. She died after May 1900 at Crawford Twp., Wyandot Co., OH.

Children of Elliza A. Sprau and Stanley M. Ranger

Citations

  1. [S811] 1880 Federal Census, Seneca County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1065, FHL #FHL #1254251.
  2. [S402] 1900 Federal Census, Wyandot County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Microfilm 1334.

Erba W. Sprau

M, b. 13 June 1873
     Erba W. Sprau was born on 13 June 1873 at Allegan Co., MI. He was the son of Christian Sprau and Catherine Burgderfer. Erba W. Sprau married Ellen M. (?) circa 1910.

Children of Erba W. Sprau and Ellen M. (?)

Ethelyn Sprau1

F, b. January 1880
     Ethelyn Sprau was born in January 1880 at Monterey, Allegan Co., MI.1,2 She was the daughter of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.
  2. [S1162] 1900 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 698; FHL #1240698.

Frank A. Sprau

M, b. circa 1864
     Frank A. Sprau was born circa 1864 at Seneca Co., OH. He was the son of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.

Harriet Sprau

F, b. May 1860, d. 1937
     Harriet Sprau was born in May 1860 at Amanda Twp., Hancock Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adam Sprau and Caroline Burgderfer.1 Harriet Sprau married Philip Basel circa 1882.2 Harriet Sprau was buried in 1937 at Bethel Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH. She died in 1937.

Child of Harriet Sprau and Philip Basel

Citations

  1. [S809] 1860 Federal Census, Hancock County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 982; FHL #803982.
  2. [S402] 1900 Federal Census, Wyandot County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Microfilm 1334.

Hattie Sprau1

F, b. circa May 1870
     Hattie Sprau was born circa May 1870 at Monterey, Allegan Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Christian Sprau and Catherine Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S812] 1870 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 660; FHL #552159.

Henry Sprau1

M, b. circa 1808, d. 1888
     Henry Sprau was born circa 1808 at Germany.1 He married Elizabeth Hofmann.1 Henry Sprau died in 1888 at Allegan Co., MI.2

Children of Henry Sprau and Elizabeth Hofmann

Citations

  1. [S810] 1850 Federal Census, Seneca County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 728.
  2. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.

Jacob M. Sprau

M, b. September 1839, d. after September 1900
     Jacob M. Sprau was born in September 1839 at Seneca Co. (probably), OH.1,2 He was the son of Henry Sprau and Elizabeth Hofmann.1 Jacob M. Sprau married Julia A. Burgderfer, daughter of Andrew Burgderfer and Louisa Faulhaber, on 29 October 1861 at Seneca Co., OH. Jacob M. Sprau died after September 1900 at Allegan Co. (probably), MI, Found on "Ancestry.com" - An Illustrated history of Skagit and Snohomish Counties; Biographical
Sketches, page 1085:

"JACOB M. SPRAU, merchant of Monroe, is a worthy representative of the substantial German-American type of citizen. He was born in Ohio September 5, 1839. His parents, Henry and Elizabeth (Hofman) Sprau, came from Germany to the United States in the 'fifties, settled in the Buckeye state and followed farming, first there and after 1867 in Allegan county, Michigan. They died in the latter state, in 1888 and in 1883, respectively. Jacob M. Sprau lived on the Ohio farm until twenty years old, acquiring as good an education as he could in the common schools and then willingly assisting in the work on the place. When he left home he performed the same kind of service for other farmers, first in Ohio and then in Michigan, until 1901, when he came to Puget Sound and located at Snohomish. Two years later he came to Monroe and with his youngest son. A. B., established their present prosperous business in tobacco and confectionery.
Mr. Sprau married Miss Julia M. Burgderfer, October 29, 1862, in Ohio, in which state she was born and in which state her parents died. Mr. and Mrs. Sprau have had the following children of whom the first two have died; Lillian, Frankie, Charles, Jessie, Effie, Nina, Roy, Arthur, and Ethelyn. Charles, the oldest living, is proprietor and manager of the Penobscott hotel at Snohomish where he is doing a good business. A sketch of him will appear elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Sprau is a member of the National Protective Legion and in politics believes thoroughly in the principles of the Republican party. He is a conservative, discriminating and respected citizen of the community, who is closely identified with all public measures looking to the general advancement and prosperity of the people and to the attainment of higher standards in public and private life."

Children of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer

Citations

  1. [S810] 1850 Federal Census, Seneca County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series M432, Roll 728.
  2. [S1162] 1900 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 698; FHL #1240698.
  3. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.

Jesse Sprau1

M, b. circa 1868
     Jesse Sprau was born circa 1868 at Allegan Co. (probably), MI.1 He was the son of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.

June E. Sprau

F, b. circa 1916
     June E. Sprau was born circa 1916 at Michigan. She was the daughter of Erba W. Sprau and Ellen M. (?)

Leah L. Sprau1

F, b. November 1863, d. 1947
     Leah L. Sprau was born in November 1863 at Hancock or Hardin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adam Sprau and Caroline Burgderfer.1 Leah L. Sprau married Benjamin F. Beis circa 1886.2 Leah L. Sprau was buried in 1947 at Bethel Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH. She died in 1947.

Children of Leah L. Sprau and Benjamin F. Beis

Citations

  1. [S500] 1870 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1219; FHL #552718.
  2. [S530] 1900 Federal Census, Seneca County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1320; FHL #1241320.

Lillian R. Sprau1

F, b. circa 1863
     Lillian R. Sprau was born circa 1863 at Seneca Co. (probably), OH.1 She was the daughter of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.1 Lillian R. Sprau married (?) Hart.2

Child of Lillian R. Sprau and (?) Hart

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.
  2. [S1162] 1900 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 698; FHL #1240698.

Margaret Sprau1

F, b. October 1868
     Margaret Sprau was born in October 1868 at Hancock or Hardin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adam Sprau and Caroline Burgderfer.1 Margaret Sprau married Harry S. Shoup, son of Conrad Shoup and Elizabeth C. Dudrow, on 16 December 1886 at Seneca Co., OH.

Child of Margaret Sprau and Harry S. Shoup

Citations

  1. [S500] 1870 Federal Census, Hardin County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1219; FHL #552718.
  2. [S530] 1900 Federal Census, Seneca County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1320; FHL #1241320.

Martha Agnes Sprau1

F, b. 1 November 1876, d. 1935
     Martha Agnes Sprau was born on 1 November 1876 at Loudon Twp., Seneca Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adam Sprau and Caroline Burgderfer.1 Martha Agnes Sprau married Earl F. Jamison in 1902. Martha Agnes Sprau was buried in 1935 at Bethel Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH. She died in 1935.

Children of Martha Agnes Sprau and Earl F. Jamison

Citations

  1. [S811] 1880 Federal Census, Seneca County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1065, FHL #FHL #1254251.
  2. [S1166] 1910 Federal Census, Wyandot County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1241.

Mary E. Sprau

F, b. April 1858, d. 24 March 1940
     Mary E. Sprau was born in April 1858 at Roundhead, Hardin Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Adam Sprau and Caroline Burgderfer.1 Mary E. Sprau married Joseph S. Hemphill, son of William Hemphill and Mary Ann Derr, on 6 April 1876 at Seneca Co., OH. Mary E. Sprau died on 24 March 1940 at Mt. Victory, Hardin Co., OH, at age 81.

Children of Mary E. Sprau and Joseph S. Hemphill

Citations

  1. [S809] 1860 Federal Census, Hancock County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 982; FHL #803982.

Merle L. Sprau1

M, b. circa 1908
     Merle L. Sprau was born circa 1908 at Snohomish Co. (probably), WA.1 He was the son of Arthur B. Sprau and Lavina H. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S1167] 1910 Federal Census, Snohomish County, Washington. Unknown record type, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1668-9; FHL #1375680-1.

Nina B. Sprau1

F, b. November 1871
     Nina B. Sprau was born in November 1871 at Allegan Co. (probably), MI.1,2 She was the daughter of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.
  2. [S1162] 1900 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 698; FHL #1240698.

Roy Andrew Sprau1

M, b. circa 1875
     Roy Andrew Sprau was born circa 1875 at Allegan Co. (probably), MI.1 He was the son of Jacob M. Sprau and Julia A. Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.

Ruben Sprau1

M, b. circa 1876
     Ruben Sprau was born circa 1876 at Allegan Co., MI.1 He was the son of Christian Sprau and Catherine Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.

Virgil W. Sprau

M, b. circa 1917
     Virgil W. Sprau was born circa 1917 at Tymochtee Twp., Wyandot Co., OH. He was the son of William Henry Sprau and Mary G. Jeanette Blue.

William Sprau1

M, b. 23 December 1874
     William Sprau was born on 23 December 1874 at Allegan Co., MI.1 He was the son of Christian Sprau and Catherine Burgderfer.1

Citations

  1. [S815] 1880 Federal Census, Allegan County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 569; FHL #1254569.