Biography of Samuel Spyker
Allen County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL SPYKER, farmer, P. O. Cridersville, Auglaize County. was born in Circleville, Ohio. November 13, 1313, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Todd) Spyker, former a native of Pennsylvania, latter of Kentucky. They were pioneers of Pickaway County, Ohio, and later of this county, where they died. Their children were eight in number: Mary (deceased), Samuel, Luther, Julia A. (deceased), Rachel (deceased), Henry (deceased), Eliza (Mrs. John Vannetta) and Levi. a soldier in the late war of the Rebellion, who died in Libby prison. Our subject was reared in Pickaway County, Ohio, where he resided until 1841, when he came to this county, settling on the farm he now occupies on Section 25, Shawnee Township, and which he cleared and improved; he also cleared a farm of 100 acres on the same section further east. Mr. Spyker has been twice wedded; his first wife. to whom he was married December 13, 1835, was Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Fox) Weaver, of Pickaway County, Ohio, and by her he had eight children, seven of whom grew to maturity: Martin, Lewis, Elizabeth (Mrs. Francis Stevenson), Allen, Mary (Mrs. Francis Mohier), Henry (deceased) and Jacob. His second wife, to whom he was married August 13, 1851, is Margaret. daughter of Michael and Eva (Smith) Losch, and to this union have been born twelve children: Jonathan, Sarah (deceased), Samuel (deceased), Peter (deceased), Theodore (deceased), Effie (Mrs. D. Tippy), Charlie (deceased), Joel, Nettle, Addie. and twins deceased in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Spyker are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics he is a Democrat.

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