Jaya Shyam Johnson, Heritage Square, Colorado. (granddaughter-in-law of Darwin and Mary Alice Golden, daughter-in-law
of Laura Raile). Heritage Square, Colorado. April, 2002.
Everett, here is the collection we have to work with, so far. Bill
------$10$Dana Stephenson 12/14/2002
Hello Everett! Nice to hear from you. You can see the geneology information I have at http://www.dana-web.com, then click on Dana's Family Vine. It looks like you, your father, and your brother are already in there! My great-great-great-grandfather is your great-great-grandfather -- George Wesley Spees, so we are 3rd cousins, once-removed. How do you do!
You are certainly welcome to review what I have online, however I cannot send it to you in any format like Gedcom because I wrote my own custom database and Web application (which is the type of thing I do for a living, and I put this together years ago when I was learning some of the techniques).
It sounds like you have some fascinating information, I would love to see it!
Dear John Merz and
Hello, I guess you are looking for the Hesse-Kassel soldierFriedrich SPIES of the Regiment Erbprinz, 3. Comp. who probablywas taken prisoner at Yorktown, Virginia in Oct 1781, kept a POWat Frederick, Maryland, and on the march to New York in May 1783deserted from the troops. He was not a defector as described, hestuck with his comrades up to the time the return of the Regiment toGermany was planned. That was the time for him to make a decision.(Hetrina III#14146/47)Just to help you out,Cheers,John Merz.listowner - AMREV-HESSIANS-L@rootsweb.com<firstname.lastname@example.org>> Subject: [GERMANNA] Frederick Spees>> I am looking for the war record of Frederick Spees who was> born 1757 in Schwebda, Hessen Kassel, Hessen Germany.He came to the States as a Hessian> soldier but defected and fought for the Colonies. After the war he wasin> Pennsylvania but died in Bracken Co, Ky. Looking for war record, land> grants or pension after war. Thanks.>> M.S. Howard> email@example.com
----$40$Jane Curci 12/20/2002
Hello Speece family members,
JOHANNES SCHWALM HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, INC.
Hello, and welcome to our list - one correction first - Yorktown surrender was in Oct. 1781.
Next - we have discussed your ancestor quite at length just this July 2002. If you would check our mail list archives, you would find a few cousins of yours.
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 9:50 PM
I am looking for links for Frederick (Jon/Johann/Friederick) Spies/Spees(?),
who I have heard was in the Regiment Erbprinz, Comp. 3, captured in Yorktown
in October 1761, and a POW at Frederick, MD. Being neew to AMREV-HESSIANS, I
haven't learned yet how to find more about him or his brother (unknown name)
through the system. <SNIP>
Contact: Janet Moorhead
This entry shortened by the host of this mailing list, yours truly, John Merz.(btw. Hetrina III #14146 gives his date of birth as 1756/57)From: <WMCURCI@aol.com>Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 1:11 AMSubject: Spies, Friedrich (Spees) Hessian SpeesJane Curciwmcurci@aol.comSpies, Friedrich (Spees) Schwebda; Private; Erb Prinz Reg. Co. 3; HETRINA Vol III; Deserted May 1783 from POW status.SPEES, Christon Abt 1730 Schwebda,Germany Germany :1858817 SPEES, Frederick Abt 1757 Schwebda,Germany APR 1833 Bracken Co,Kentucky :1858817 Father: Christon SPEES Spouse: Elizabeth MOZIER Spees, Frederick , Sr. 1763 Schwebda Hassel, Hessie Cattle, Hessen, Germany APR 1833 Bracken Co., Ky. timchew Father: Christon Spees Spouse: Elizabeth Mozier Spees, Frederick , Sr. 1763 Schwebda Hassel, Hessie Cattle, Hessen, Germany APR 1833 Bracken Co., Ky. timmychew Father: Christon Spees Spouse: Elizabeth Mozier ------------------------------------------------------------------------http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1858817&;------------------------------------------------------------------------ID: I20389 * Name: Frederick Spees , Sr. 1 * Sex: M * Birth: 1763 in Schwebda Hassel, Hessie Cattle, Hessen, Germany 1 * Death: APR 1833 in Bracken Co., Ky. 1 * Reference Number: 2372Father: Christon Spees b: in GermanyMarriage 1 Elizabeth Mozier b: in Lancaster Co., Pa.* Married: 1786 in Lancaster Co., Pa. 1Children1. Christon Spees b: 24 NOV 1786 in Lancaster Co., Pa.2. George Spees b: 14 JUL 1788 in Bedford Co., Pa.3. Frederick Spees , Jr. b: 30 JAN 17944. Henry Spees b: 16 JUL 17965. Daniel Spees b: 13 JAN 1802 in Bracken Co., Ky.6. Mary Spees b: 5 MAY 1804 in Bracken Co., Ky.7. William Spees b: 20 AUG 1809 in Bracken Co., Ky.8. Rachel Spees b: 6 JUN 1813 in Bracken Co., Ky.Sources:1. Title: Robert Davis.FTWRepository: Call Number: Media: OtherText: Date of Import: Dec 14, 2001 -------------------------------------------------------------------------* ID: I1857 * Name: Frederick SPEES * Sex: M * Birth: Abt 1757 in Schwebda,Germany * Death: APR 1833 in Bracken Co,Kentucky * Note: AFN: GGPC-Z4 * Change Date: 7 JAN 2002 at 14:09:18Father: Christon SPEES b: Abt 1730 in Schwebda,GermanyMarriage 1 Elizabeth MOZIER b: Abt 1765* Married: Abt 1781 in Lancaster Co,PAChildren
- ALSO -
Posted by: J C (ID *****5058) Date: April 13, 2002 at 18:18:54
made the first day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and Eighty: Between Samuel Putt and Elizabeth his wife, Joseph Putt, William Putt, William
Figard and Catharine his wife, all of Liberty Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Andrew Donaldson and Sarah his wife of Carbon Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, Henry Savitz and Elizabeth his wife, David Russell and
Rosanna his wife of Hopewell Township in said County of Bedford, and Henry Spiece and Susan his wife of Lincoln Township in said County of Huntington parties of the
first part, And Lewis S. Putt of Hopewell Township aforesaid, and Simon S. Putt of Riddlesburg in said County of Bedford, parties of the second part.
=Whereas parties of the first part, to wit: Michael Putt in his lifetime agreedto sell and convey to Jacob Putt father of said parties of the second part, and ofother children a certain piece, parcel and lot of ground situate in Hopewell
Township in the village of Puttstown hereinafter fully described and although the said Jacob Putt paid the whole of the purchase money the said Michael Putt died without having made a Deed therefor: And whereas, the other heirs of the said Jacob Putt have released to the said parties of the second part, all their right, title and interest in and-to-said Lot of ground: therefore for the purpose of vesting in said Lewis S. Putt and Simon S. Putt the legal title to said premises the said parties of the first part being the children and heirs at law? of the said Michael Putt, for the consideration of the premises and the further sum of one dollar to them in kind paid by the said Lewis S. Putt and Simon S. Putt have remised, released and forever
quit-claimed and by these presents; do remise, release and forever quit claim untilthe said Lewis S. Putt and Simon S. Putt and their heirs and assigns. All their right, title and interest in and to all that certain piece, parcel and lot of ground situate, lying and being on both sides of the public road in the village of Puttstown in said Township of Hopewell, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, bounded and described by courses and distances as follows, viz: Beginning at a post in public road, thence by lands of ? M. Stoler South twenty four and a half degrees East nineteen and three tenths perches to a post: thence by lands of William S. and John S. Enyeart north twenty one degrees East, twenty and eight tenths perches to stones; thence north thirty four and a half degrees west, thirteen and eight tenths perches to a chestnut stump: thence by lands late of Rev. P. D. Collins, north seventy five degrees west, eleven and two tenths perches to a post: thence by lands
of said parties of the second part, South one and a half degrees west fifteen and five tenths, perches to the public road and thence along said public road South seventy one degrees East four and six tenths perches to the fence of beginning, containing two acres and twenty perches with the appurtenances: To Have and to Hold the said described premises with the appurtenances, unto the said Lewis S. Putt and Simon S. Putt and their heirs and assigns, to and for the only proper use and behoof of the said parties of the second part, and their heirs and assigns forever.
in Witness Whereof, the parties to these presents have, hereunto set their hands and seals this day and year first above written.
Sealed and Delivered
in the presence of
Thos Fulton Samuel Putt Seal
J. L. Miller Elizabeth x Putt
William x Putt
Samuel x Donaldson
Andrew B. x Donaldson
Elizabeth x Savets
Henry x Savets
Rosanna x Russell
Mary x Russell
Catharine x Figard
----$50$EKS 12/20/2002 (to Hal Schwalm)
John Bryce Spees, M.D.
I have been doing some more sleuthing
about genealogy of our forbear, Pvt. Friedrich (Jon/Johannes) Spies (Spees)(Born
1763), Hesse Cassel Erdprinz Regiment, 3. comp., taken prisoner by Washington's
forces at Yorktown, VA, October, 1781, at age 18. He was imprisoned in a POW
camp in Frederick, MD, and as his regiment was marched toward New York for
repatriation, he deserted and made a new life, of which we are heir.
Everett: Get me a url for this huge 1MB+ picture, and I will make this 52K version a link to the original.
This one is 20% height and width (1/25 as many pixels) and then thinned to 65% quality.
So far, in building this page from your emails, I haven't seen the flag you mentioned 12/31.
----$70$EKS 12/21/2002 emailed link to original of this image HessianUniform.jpg 15K optimized
----$80$EKS 12/22/2002 (to Jim Rexroat)
I just received this interesting
communication from a member of the "other" spees family tree (their Spies/Spees
progenitor was from Alsace pre-Revolutionary War.) I have recently (after my
brother Bill sent me some hot clues) been connecting with other Internet special
interest groups who are tracing Hessian soldiers who stayed in America after the
----$100$Stephen Spees 12/26/2002
The date is 1836, and the copy I have is a Xerox copy. I am from Tulsa, where
my parents still live today. On or before 1969-71, the bible was in possesion of
a Griffin family, who attended the United Methodist Church on Boulder in Tulsa.
My parents and I heard about it and I asked for copies of the front entries. My
parents have been contacted in the past several times.
----$110$Jeretta Spees Followell 12/26/2002
Have been enjoying reading & printing out your info & e-mail on the Spees lines all afternoon. As usual when something new is added I have problems. Enjoying all the info,that you sent,thanks so much. Was so suprised and happy to hear from you. Hope I empted everything I needed so I can receive more great info from you. I now have Yahoo and Paducah On Line, so I think this is causing some problems and confusion. Looking forward to sharing lots of Spees data, pictures etc with you.
----$120$EKS 12/28/2002 (family tree already has its own page. Bill)
Here, courtesy of Tina and Jeretta Spees Followell, is the genealogy of the
main "other" Spees family whose forbears arrived in America in the early
1700's, and from whom Stephen Spees, who recently wrote me, is descended.
They were fighting on the American side during the Revolutionary War. This
aids in sorting out genealogy information on the Internet.
Happy New Year. Everett
----$130$from EKS 12/28/2002 (to Bill)
I was thinking of rewriting or making
addenda in Dad's first autobiography chapter to incorporate the updates, as well
as perhaps some entries from Doy's autobiography. Also Jeretta is planning to
review the photos she has. She already shared a lot of them with Dad, and that
is likely be where our best old ones on the ekssr.tripod came from. There may
not be significant others. She has seen the original photo of J.C. Spees that
was on the cover of the Spees Tribe booklet of 1912.
----$140$From EKS 12/28/2002 (to Bill)
I thought your eulogy
was great. Why don't you put that on the 'ekssr.tripod' site too.
Will try to find
> According to family information <CLIP> were said to be from "Schwedba Hessel, Hessie Cattle, Hessen, Germany." Those terms do not seem to be current. Perhaps some of the 18th century term represents a parish? Do you have any suggestions about possible name evolutions, and if so what the modern area or town designation(s) would be?
I suspect that "Schwedba Hessel, Hessie Cattle, Hessen, Germany" is more of a corrupted transcription than a placename change. "Hessie Cattle" doubtless is "Hesse Cassle" or more correctly "Hesse Cassel" today's "Kassel." "Schwedba" is probably a typographical error for "Schwebda" as HETRINA III says Friedrich Spies (ERB3) was from "Schwebda." By the way, HETRINA III also lists Heinrich Spies (ERB3; b. ca. 1753-54) as also coming from Schwebda.. Friedrich is coded as as deserter/POW on May 1783. The Regiment Erbprinz capitulated at Yorktown in Oct 1781 and were interred at Frederick MD. The May 1783 entry suggests he decided to remain in America when the POWs were repatriated. Heinrich is listed as deserting in April 1781.
There still is a village of Schwebda on the Werra River in Hessen about 15-20 miles ESE of Kassel on highway 249. http://www.mapquest.com/maps/main.adp?countrycode=88
Put "Schwedba" in the "City" block (and leave everything else blank) and click "Get Map". On the map screen click "Big Map" at the upper right corner of the map, then at the next screen zoom in.
----$160$Bonnie Weisel 12/30/2002 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
I think it unlikely the two Conrad Spiess are identical, but possible they are descended somewhere back in time. Also Adolph was not a name used in the parish registers I searched for my Weisels.
Hesse Cassel / Kassel is a state with thousands of villages / parishes located in the northern 1/3 of Hesse. My families came from an area not far south of what was formerly Hesse Cassel. You can search
the HESSE-L archives at rootsweb.com for MANY queries/replies
about Hesse Cassel.
You should be able to find your Conrad Spiess ancestor from the "Hetrina" and John Merz. Have you pursued this path? I include some extracts from searching google for hetrina and merz. I would suggest you subscribe to the AMREV-HESSIANS-L list. Once you find the village/parish it is very likely the church records have been filmed and can be requested from a LDS FHL.
Good luck and let me know where you find your Conrad.
From: "John H.Merz" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [HESSIAN] HETRINA lookups
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 11:41:02 -0400
your best bet to get useful information is to put your ancestors name up front, with as much detail as possible. That'll give us a chance to search for it. Besides - Hetrina is not the only source, because it covers only soldiers serving with Hessian Regiments, and not the Brunswickers, Ansbach-Bayreuthers or Anhalt-Zerbst. Cheers, John Merz
Susan - You can find a complete list of the Hessians who served in America during the Revolutionary War in the HETRINA program, the printout in three volumes of a project that was done by Germans honoring the American bicentennial in 1976. It lists Hessian soldiers by name and military unit and gives their town of origin. It seems that not many people know about HETRINA, but it is in regional depositories like the Pennsylvania Genealogical Society at 1300 Locust Street in Philadelphia. Using it I made the connection between my first ancestor in the US and his origins in Schorbach, Hessen-Cassel. A search of the Protestant Reformed Church's records there gave me his date of birth and the names and dates of his father, mother and two grandfathers.
At 04:09 PM 12/28/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I ran across your genealogy on Ancestry.com, and I wonder if we share
>forbears, in particular Conrad Spiess (Your I.D. I182).
>My forbear who came to American from Hessen was Friederick Spies (or
>Spiess?). (1781-1833) He was a Private in the Erbprinz Regiment, 3
>Comp., captured at Yorktown in 1781, and deserted from a POW march in
>1783, settling in Pennsylvania and then Kentucky.
>According to family legend he and his father, Adolph Christon Spies
>(Spiess?)(1729-1805), and father Adolph Christon Spies (Spiess?)
>(1729-1805) were from "Hessen, Hessie Cattel (or Kassel?), Hessen,
>Germany." His grandfather, Conrad Spies (Spiess?) (1707/8 -1778) had an
>unknown birthplace, but most likely in Hessen. I am wondering whether
>the two Conrad Spies
>(Spiess?) individuals are identical.
>So far we have not been able to learn any more about the Hesse, Hesse
>(Kassel?) location, or whether it refers to a Parish community in Hessen. If
>so, we might be able to access parish records.
>Since your forbear had a similar name and was also from Hessen, I
>wonder if you have any further thoughts. Wouldn't it be fun if these
>matched? I also have information on another Spies line that immigrated
>in 1702, and involved a different Conrad Spies.
>Best. Everett K. Spees, MD
----$170$EKS 12/30/2002 (to Mary Syphus)
Jeretta Followell gave me your email address.
I am Everett Spees (Jr.). Dad died in 1996, however Jeretta thinks he
corresponded with you in the past in his genealogy quest. I was always at his
elbow in the genealogy interest, and have been pleased this year to be able
to acquire more valid information to flesh out my FTW program genealogy. The
John Metz Hessian soldier Internet site has been especially helpful. Jeretta
has provided me with some interesting data recently and mentioned your
contributions to her work.
My big interest right now is in learning about our forbear Friedrich, or
Johan Friederick Spies, since that has always been the vague area for me.
Jeretta told me that you have some documentation about him and his family in
Schwabda, as well as a local contact person there who might be able to
provide some information. I would be most interested to know what you have. I
just learned that HETRINA vol 3 also lists a Heinrich Spies from Schwebda as
another Hessian soldier from Schwebda who was in the Revolutionary War and
deserted the same Erbprinz regiment in 1781. I do not know what his
relationship might be to our forbear, and I have not been able to discover
what happened to him, although his name may have been phonetically spelled
some other way, or perhaps he had another given name plus the Heinrich. Also
he could have died or remained a bachelor I guess. I have run across many
spellings of the name that are not explained.
There are also some Spiess families from nearby Hessen locations in some of
the Internet family tree listings, but I don't know where they fit in, if at
all. It appears that people with similar names lived in several locations
I am curious about the history of Schwebda and what has happened to it up to
the present. In 1946-47 our family was in Erlangen (near Nuremberg), not far
from Schwebda during my father's assignment in the US Army of Occupation,
however at that time we did not know that Schwebda existed or had any
relationship to our family history, so we never visited there.
Also I assume that our forbear and his family were Lutheran or some other
evangelical faith. What do we know about those matters. I believe they were
Methodists after coming to the US.
I also am vague about some of Friedrich's grandchildren and their progeny. I
will be glad to share my part of the Spees line down from Walter L. Spees, my
grandfather. For example, I could send my genealogy in GEDCOM format if you
wish. I believe it has over 500 names currently.
I would love to add your branch of the family to my genealogy. I have been
corresponding with Helen Spees, and she sent me many records her husband had
kept from J. C. Spees's writings. I heard that there was a photo of J. C.
Spees from which the image on the Spees Tribe pamphlet was taken. I would
love to get a good copy of that photo as well as any other family photos to
put on our family web site. If you are interested, we have our "old folks"
photo collection there at http://ekssr.tripod.com. Also do you know about the
genealogy at firstname.lastname@example.org? It is quite interesting, a program written
by a young Spees descendent (woman).
Also I have found Friedrick's regimental battle flag (in full color) on the
Internet, as well as many articles about Hessian soldiers, and Hessian
military uniforms and tactics, etc.
Happy New Year. Everett K. Spees, MD
----$180$Mary Syphys 12/30/2002 email@example.com
Will be excited to correspond with you. I have a great deal of data but not much about Schwabda. I had sent to a friend in Germany, who is deceased now, and he sent me the address of the church
where I got the copies of Spies records. I can send you data.
Another relative got the records from me several years ago: Dan Beardsley. He and his wife went to Schwabda two years ago or three. They went and talked to the pastor of the church and confirmed the data I had received from there. I have not found any other data going back from that early dates. Dan has not sent me any data either so I assume he has not found any other connections going back. You have done more research in Germany than I have. The Hessioan soldier records have been hard for me to find. I think that Henrich was in the American Navy but it appears I am wrong. The Henrich I found was on an American ship that sank near Maryland ? Later he is found in Baltimore. I think Jeretta thought he was killed in the war. There is lots more to find out.
I believe I have a marriage for him but must look into my records. I have company for the holiday ahead and will contact you later. I do not want to duplicate what Jerretta sends to you. So, we will figure it out later.
My address is: (MY HUSBAND IS FAY BEEBE SYPHUS JR.) He is 73 and I am 71 in January. We have six children: four sons and the two girls. They have given us 32 grandchildren and we had one great-grandchild. Two more are on the way. I have diabetes and do not do much any more in the way of research
but I will share what I have and love to get data from others. Best
wishes in your research. DO YOU HAVE A SISTER, GOLDIE AND A BROTHER BILL?
MARY F. SYPHUS
3838 W. 200 N.
HURRICANE, UTAH 83737
----$190$Togin Cassell 12/31/2002 [ToginC@aol.com]
Most descendants of the Cassel/Cassell/Cossel family interest me even though it is my husband's family line. Here is some of what I have on Mary Spees and family. My information on Mary Spees orginally came from Lois Cossel McMillin <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Lois and my husband both descend from different sons of John Franklin Cassell. (Abraham Gabriel Cassel for my husband and Michael Cossel for Lois.) Asa Cossel is the brother of Lois' great-grandfather, William A. Cossel (both sons of Michael Cossel.)
As for the Speece names listed in my tree..... I cannot verify this information. Mary Ann Speece was supposedly the first or second wife of Stephen Amend (Amon). Stephen was the brother of my husband's 4th great-grandfather, Phillip Amen.
Descendants of Frederick Speece
1 Frederick Speece b: in Pennslyvania
.. +Martha G. b: 1807 in Kentucky
. 2 Mary Ann Speece b: November 18, 1828 in Kentucky d: August 07,
1901 in Warsaw, Hancock Co., Illinois
..... +Stephen Amend Amon b: April 14, 1819 in Oggersheim Mutterstadt,
Eyer, Germany d: March 22, 1869 in Warsaw, Hancock Co., Illinois
Father: George Philip Amend, Sr. Mother: Anna Maria Betz
It is interesting how the Spees/Speece, Cassel/Cassell/Cossel and Amen/Amend
families seem to relate.
I hope you find this answers most of your questions.
Direct Descendants of John Franklin Cassell to the children of Asa Cossel &
Mary Louise Spees (with siblings)
1 John Franklin Cassell b: January 01, 1799 in Washington County,
Virginia d: March 23, 1886 in Clayton, Adams County, Illinois
Father: Michael Cassel Mother: Mary Fleenor
.. +Anna Mary Weeks b: 1797 in Tennessee m: Bef. 1821 in Virginia
d: March 1855 in Coles County, Illinois
. 2 Gabriel Cassell b: February 11, 1821 in Near Abington, Washington
County, Virginia d: December 25, 1897 in Adams County, Illinois
Burial: Old West Side Cemetery, Clayton, Adams County, Illinois
Comment 1: See notes
. 2 Michael Cossel b: March 04, 1822 in Washington County, Virginia
d: September 12, 1907 in Grove Twp, Davis County, Iowa Burial: Barker
Cemetery, Missouri Comment 1: Michael Cassell m. Martha McCord
12/31/1845, Coles Co., IL Batch number M533821 LDS records.
..... +Martha McCord b: March 28, 1822 in Knox County, Indiana m:
December 31, 1845 in Charleston, Coles County, Illinois d: March 13, 1907 in
Grove Twp, Davis County, Iowa Burial: Barker Cemetery, Missouri Father:
Asa McCord Mother: Rachel Duty
..... 3 Thomas Irvine Cossel b: June 29, 1847 in Locust Grove,
Jefferson County, Iowa d: May 15, 1934 in Putnum County, Missouri
Burial: St. John Cemetery, n. of Livonia, Missouri
..... 3 Isaac E. Cossel b: April 30, 1849 in Locust Grove, Jefferson
County, Iowa d: March 20, 1922 in Grove Township, Davis County, Iowa
Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri Comment 1: Helped build
the Barker church
..... 3 Rachel Ann Cossel b: 1851 in Locust Grove, Jefferson County,
Iowa d: 1934
..... 3 William A. Cossel b: April 24, 1853 in Locust Grove, Jefferson
County, Iowa d: May 07, 1935 in Hitt, Scotland County, Missouri
Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri
..... 3 Asa M. Cossel b: June 18, 1855 in Grove Twp, Davis County, Iowa
d: December 19, 1946 in Near Granger, Scotland County, Missouri Burial:
Barker Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri Comment 1: 1880 Census: Page
162C, Grove, Davis County, Iowa
......... +Mary Louise Spees b: December 28, 1859 in Birmingham, Van
Buren County, Iowa m: November 25, 1880 in Killwinning, Schuyler County,
Missouri d: March 29, 1949 in Granger, Missouri Father Caster Spees, b.
KY, Mother Eliza C. b. OH
......... 4 William Franklin Cossel b: December 17, 1881 in Davis County,
Iowa d: June 29, 1975 in Scotland County, Missouri Burial: Barker
Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri
......... 4 Artie Viola Cossel b: July 03, 1884 in Davis County, Iowa
d: September 30, 1967 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
......... 4 Olen Festus Cossel b: January 22, 1890 in Davis County, Iowa
d: April 17, 1972 in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho Social Security
......... 4 Elma Vetrice Cossel b: August 15, 1892 in Davis County, Iowa
d: August 13, 1898 in Davis County, Iowa Burial: Barker Cemetery,
Scotland County, Missouri
..... 3 Rebecca Jane Cossel b: 1858 d: Aft. 1888 Comment 1:
1885 KS census shows children: S.A. age 8; A.L. age 3; A.B. age 2; J.C. age 3
months. Husband J.W. Newland
..... 3 Sarah Belle Cossel b: 1861 in Grove Twp, Davis County, Iowa
d: 1940 in Grove Twp, Davis County, Iowa Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland
. 2 Archibald B. Cassell b: Abt. 1824 in Virginia d: September
23, 1847 in Jefferson County, Iowa
. 2 Abraham Gabriel Cassel b: April 07, 1827 in Washington County,
Virginia d: January 19, 1905 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
Burial: January 26, 1905 Soldier's Home Cemetery, Quincy, Adams County,
Illinois Comment 1: Black hair, gray eyes, dark complexion, 5 ft. 10
inches tall. occup: Cooper when enlisted.
. 2 James A. Cassell b: Bef. September 30, 1831 in Virginia d:
Aft. March 16, 1889 in Possibly Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas Comment 1:
1870 Lived in Greenwood County, Kansas
. 2 William Frost Cassel b: October 10, 1832 in Washington County,
Virginia d: March 16, 1902 in Home, Woodland, Yolo County, California
Comment 1: 1850 Arrived in Downieville, CA.
. 2 Elizabeth Cassell b: 1836 in Cole County, Illinois
. 2 Isabel Cassell b: February 20, 1838 in Charleston, Illinois
d: January 09, 1909 in Mt. Sterling, Illinois Burial: Southside Cemetery,
Clayton, Adams County, Illinois Comment 1: Wrote the obit that appeared in
the Woodland paper for May Cassel, died May 19, 1888
. 2 Hiram Franklin Cassell b: August 28, 1843 in Ft. Des Moines, Iowa
d: February 04, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri Comment 1: September 11, 1904
Admitted to the Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Home. Adams Co #6848 Co C 8th
.. +Mary Polly Woodrum b: 1820 in Indiana m: May 02, 1857 in Coles
County, Illinois d: February 1870 in Fall River Township, Greenwood
County, Kansas Father: Archibald Woodrum Mother: Sarah Sally Johnson
1880 US Census from the LDS census transcription:
Asa Cossel with family and his future wife, Mary Spees with her family......
M. COSSEL Self M Male W 58 VA Farmer VA VA
Martha [McCord] COSSEL Wife M Female W 58 IN Keeping House
I. [Isaac] COSSEL Son M Male W 31 IA Farmer VA IN
M. J. [Mary Jane Phillips] COSSEL DauL M Female W 25 IN
Keeping House IN IN
Asa COSSEL Son S Male W 22 IA Farmer VA IN
Sarah COSSEL Dau S Female W 18 IA At Home VA IN
Effie COSSEL GDau S Female W 1 IA IA IN
Alice NEWLAND GDau S Female W 3 IA IA IN
Census Place Grove, Davis, Iowa Family History Library Film 1254336
NA Film Number T9-0336 Page Number 162C
Caster SPEES Self M Male W 55 KY Minister PA KY
Eliza C. SPEES Wife M Female W 48 OH Keeping House KY KY
William SPEES Son S Male W 24 KY Farmer KY OH
Mary SPEES Dau S Female W 20 IA Keeping House KY OH
Laura Alice SPEES Dau S Female W 18 IA Keeping House KY OH
Viola SPEES Dau S Female W 16 MO Keeping House KY OH
Lewis SPEES Son S Male W 12 MO Farmer KY OH
Census Place Miller, Scotland, Missouri Family History Library Film
NA Film Number T9-0737 Page Number 233C
Asa M. Cossel, b. June 18, 1855
Notes from Lois Cossel McMillin, 1999:
DECEMBER 19, 1946
COSSEL, 91, IS DEAD
Funeral Services at Barker U.
B. Church Sunday
Asa Cossel died at his home near Granger, following an illness of 3 1/2
months, Thursday, Dec. 12, at 8 o'clock.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dan Newland at the U. B. church
Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. Pall bearers were Arthur McWilliam, George
Cossel, Will McWilliam, Thurl Shriver, George Mendenhall and Vaughn Gleason.
Singers were Mrs. Crawford McWilliam, Mrs. Geo. Cossel, Raymond Cossel and
Elmer Weilbrenner, with Mrs. Elmer Weilbrenner, accompanist. Interment was
in the Barker U. B. cemetery.
Mr. Cossel was born in Davis County, Iowa, June 18, 1855, being 91 years
of age last June. He lived in Scotland county 85 years.
He was married near Killwinning, Mo., Nov. 25, 1880, to Mary L. Spees.
He is survived by one daughter and two sons--Mrs. Fred Mann, Granger; Frank
Cossel, Downing, and Olen Cossel, Nampa, Idaho.
He was a member of the U. B. Church. ______________________________________
Transcribed by LGM, Dec. 19, 1998 from newspaper clippings saved by Clara
Turner Cossel ( likely a Scotland county newspaper).
Mary Louise Spees, b. December 28, 1859
Notes from Lois Cossel McMillin, 1999:
MARY LOUISE SPEES: Obituary: FUNERAL FOR MRS. COSSEL
Died at Granger - Burial in Barker Cemetery, Thursday
Brief mention was made last week of the death of Mrs. Mary Louise Cossel, 89,
who died at her home at Granger on Tuesday, March 29. Funeral services were
held at the Barker U. B. Church Thursday afternoon, March 31, and interment
was in the cemetery there. Services were conducted by Rev. Dan Newland. Pall bearers were William McWilliam, Arthur McWilliam, Waldo McWilliam, Lou
Rush, Elmer Wilson, and George Cossel. Singers were Raymond Cossel, Elmer
Wilbrenner, Mrs. George Cossel and Mrs. Rosalee Gooden, with Mrs. Florence
Mary L. Speese was born Dec. 28, 1859 at Birmingham, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Asa Cossel, Nov. 25, 1880. To this union were
born four children - Frank of Stiles, Iowa, Artie of Granger, and Olin of
Napa, Idaho. Elma died at the age of six years. Surviving are also eight
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was a member of the Barker
U. B. Church.
Transcribed by John V. McMillin II on 3/8/98 from a newspaper clipping of the
Obituary as found by John and Lois on 8/6/98 in a scrapbook at the Memphis,
MO library genealogy room; the obituary clipping was likely from an area
newspaper published in Scotland or Schuyler Co, MO.
Obituary clipping (above) refers to Mrs. Cossel maiden surname as "SPEESE"
Descendants of Asa Cossel
1 Asa M. Cossel b: June 18, 1855 in Grove Twp, Davis County, Iowa
d: December 19, 1946 in Near Granger, Scotland County, Missouri Burial:
Barker Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri Comment 1: 1880 Census: Page
162C, Grove, Davis County, Iowa
.. +Mary Louise Spees b: December 28, 1859 in Birmingham, Van Buren
County, Iowa m: November 25, 1880 in Killwinning, Schuyler County,
Missouri d: March 29, 1949 in Granger, Missouri Father Caster Spees,
b. KY, Mother Eliza C. b. OH
. 2 William Franklin Cossel b: December 17, 1881 in Davis County, Iowa
d: June 29, 1975 in Scotland County, Missouri Burial: Barker Cemetery,
Scotland County, Missouri
..... +Ethel Leta Becraft b: August 11, 1885 in Davis County, Iowa
m: January 27, 1910 in Scotland County, Missouri d: June 16, 1981 in
Longmont, Colorado Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri
Parents: John Harrison & Sara Samanatha Martin Becraft
..... 3 Carl Lewis Cossel b: December 31, 1910 d: September 09,
1954 in Scotland County, Missouri Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland County,
..... 3 Glen Harrison Cossel b: April 07, 1915
......... +Veva Ione Stookesberry b: October 23, 1918 in Grove Twp,
Davis County, Iowa m: October 23, 1938
......... 4 Jack Glen Cossel b: May 25, 1942
............. +Sandra Fladt b: Abt. 1942
............. 5 Steven Wayne Cossel b: Abt. 1962 d: 1962
............. 5 Jacqueline Kay Cossel
............. 5 Shawn Glen Cossel b: January 23, 1971
............. 5 Wendy Sue Cossel b: February 26, 1972
......... 4 Donald Max Cossel b: May 25, 1942
............. +Shirley Waffenamth m: September 20, 1980
......... 4 Judith Kay Cossel b: May 23, 1948 d: May 23, 1948
Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland County, Missouri
. 2 Artie Viola Cossel b: July 03, 1884 in Davis County, Iowa d:
September 30, 1967 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
..... +Fred Frank Mann b: December 30, 1880 in Grant, Kentucky m:
August 28, 1902 d: January 20, 1946 in Granger, Scotland County, Missouri
..... 3 Daughter Mann b: December 13, 1904 d: December 14, 1906
in Scotland County, Missouri Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland County,
..... 3 Floyd Olen Mann b: December 12, 1910 in Downing, Schuyler County,
Missouri d: July 13, 1987 in Denair, Stanislaus County, California
Social Security Number: 566-01-5746
......... +Beatrice Christine Katherine Rossman b: April 25, 1915
m: December 1938 in Columbia, South Dakota
......... 4 Terrence Gene Mann b: May 13, 1939 in Scotland County,
............. +Louise Graham m: May 28, 1959 in California
............. 5 Jeanna Sue Mann b: March 19, 1961 in Stanislaus County,
......... 4 Ronald Kent Mann b: August 28, 1940
............. +Barbara Ann Manowski m: May 28, 1960 in California
............. 5 Jeffrey Scott Mann b: May 29, 1961 in Los Angeles
................. +Mary Elizabeth Choudoir m: June 26, 1982 in
............. 5 Deborah Lynne Mann b: August 19, 1963 in Los Angeles
................. +Ronald Keith Kudrowowicz m: December 04, 1982
......... 4 Marla Sue Mann b: November 26, 1947 in Imperial County,
............. +Edward Insley McClain b: March 17, 1945 in Los Angeles
County, California m: December 16, 1970 in Baldwin Park, California
............. 5 Stephen James McClain b: December 12, 1971 in Los
Angeles County, California
............. 5 Julie Christine McClain b: December 12, 1971 in Los
Angeles County, California
..... 3 Daughter Mann b: March 10, 1916 d: March 10, 1916 in
Scotland County, Missouri Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland County,
..... 3 Ruby Bernita Mann b: September 29, 1926 in Killwinning,
......... +Hershel Melvin Humphrey b: Bet. 1920 - 1926 m: June 24,
1946 in Kirksville, Missouri
......... 4 Judy Karen Humphrey b: September 08, 1947 in Granger,
Scotland County, Missouri
............. +Richard Dean Greenfield m: September 13, 1963 in
............. 5 Dena Kay Greenfield b: July 22, 1964
............. 5 Tony Scott Greenfield
......... 4 Reta Marlene Humphrey b: January 19, 1950
............. +Terry Lane Patton m: August 02, 1968 in Fairfield, Iowa
............. 5 Tammy Lynette Patton b: March 27, 1971
......... 4 Kevin Doyle Humphrey b: January 27, 1959
. 2 Olen Festus Cossel b: January 22, 1890 in Davis County, Iowa
d: April 17, 1972 in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho Social
Security Number: 519-44-3396
..... +Augusta Sylvia Hougland b: November 22, 1893 in Hayes County,
Nebraska m: Abt. 1911 d: August 01, 1977 in Davis County, Iowa
..... 3 Frances Evelyn Hougland b: January 16, 1912
......... +Rex Johnson m: June 25, 1941
. *2nd Wife of Olen Festus Cossel:
..... +Margaret Jane Shannon b: November 09, 1891 in Kansas m: Abt.
1919 d: February 1980 in Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho Social Security
..... 3 Mary Wilma Cossel b: February 28, 1921 in Fountain, El Paso,
......... +William Call m: 1937
......... 4 Patrick Call
......... 4 Michael Call
..... 3 Theodore Glen Cossel b: January 12, 1923 in Fountain, El Paso,
Colorado d: December 09, 1993 in Homedale, Owybee County, Idaho
Social Security Number: 723-03-1464 Railroad worker
......... 4 Timmy Cossel
......... 4 Teri Cossel
......... 4 Tommy Cossel
..... 3 James Shannon Cossel b: March 27, 1925 in Fountain, El Paso,
Colorado d: September 01, 1979 in Marsing, Owyhee, Idaho Social
Security Number: 519-42-0516
......... +Opal Marie Kiester b: November 07, 1925 m: November 17,
1943 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho
......... 4 Karen Lee Cossel b: August 27, 1944
......... 4 John Olen Cossel b: July 10, 1948
......... 4 Sandra Kay Cossel b: Abt. 1950
......... 4 Margaret Jo Cossel b: July 29, 1958 in Fountain, El Paso,
..... 3 Bonnie Sue Cossel b: June 11, 1931 in Fountain, El Paso,
......... +George Raymon Agee m: October 14, 1956 in Boise, Ada County,
. 2 Elma Vetrice Cossel b: August 15, 1892 in Davis County, Iowa
d: August 13, 1898 in Davis County, Iowa Burial: Barker Cemetery, Scotland
----$200$Jeretta S Followell 12/31/2002
I just mailed some genealogy & a few pictures to your house, hopefully they
will be waiting when you return home. I sent the two church documents of Conrad
& Frederick 's baptism, do not have one for Henry and couldn't find the source
for Henry being a brother of Frederick. Will look further. This computer
and especially the internet really make me feel like one dumb grandmother!! It
is so foreign to me that I have a problem remembering what I have learned from
one time to the next time I get ready to use it. My grandchildren are all
growing up with it from the time they are born and very good at it. Our 10
grandchildren range from 6mo to 23yr. It would help to have more time to spend
on genealogy, of course I just have to many interests & hobbies and since
Richard's retirement in in 1998 we have traveled a lot, mostly to see our
children and families. He loves to travel and especially since he has already
lost the sight in one eye and may lose it in his other eye as well. Well so much
for our problems.
Question #5 The info I just mailed you has some info about occupations and where they lived. Some of the info I wrote for the McCracken Ky History Book & the Graves Co. History Book published by Turner Publishing.
# 6 & 7 I want to share any and all the Spees info and I would love to have your dad's autobiography and Doy's also. For the last several years I have been trying to find time to write at least a short story about each one of my dad's family, so wish me luck that I can do that in 2003. I seem to be getting bumpted off a lot lately so I will close.
----$210$Jeretta S Followell 12/31/2002
Hi E. A few more tidbits !!!! Located this line in my records. Do not have this line on my FTM program but on a simple EZT (Easy Tree Maker) that Teresa gave me when I first got my Computer.
I do not have this disc anymore but have a print out of info that I had on it. Parents of Mary Louisa Spees who m. Asa Cossel is Joseph Carter & Eliza C. Taylor. Joseph C. or JC Spees was son of Christon & Mary Young Spees. When we went to the spees reunion in Memphis Mo. went the Barker Cem. and I made pictures , one was of Joseph Carters grave marker. He was a minister also. Maybe someday I will develope the "know-how " to find so many different Spees lines . I still get excited to find a line that has come down through all these many years to the present generation.
Thanks again for your computer knowledge & skills. I think they still have the Spees Reunion in Aug. in Memphis MO. or Keokuk Iowa. They alternate years.
----$220$Jeretta S Followell 12/31/2002
Hi, Glad you got my e-mail, I think I left out a link in the Cossel/Spees info; Frederick Spees son of Frederick Sr. & Elizabeth Mozier, married Martha Downard on Nov.9,1826 in Bracken CO. KY. I guess he is the same one that married Martha G. b.in Ky. in 1807. Will send you a lists of Bracken Co. Marriages. The info that I submitted to the County History Books by Turner is the only Spees info in them so I will make you a copy of those pages. There are other Spees stories in the Livingston CO. History Book & the Hardin Co. Il. book, I do not have thoes books but I have copies of the Spees pages which I will copy & send to You Erma Miller Clark gave me her Hardin Co History Book when she moved into a nursing home but later she wanted it back for a while. Erma is descended from Wm. Spees. I must tell you sometime how I got in touch with her. Bye for now. J.
Here are the latest iterations of the genalogy in pdf format for the
ekssr.tripod site. I thought it would work best if we simplify the pedigree
and add each additional part as a module with index.
Could I as a favor ask you to correct a typo on the site? UNder the 1910
family photo the word "phjoto" is an obvious typo, embarrasing because it was
my typo error.
Also if you could add: Everett Jr. writes, "Now I bet...." This tells the
reader who is saying the following words. DONE
I am working on a few paragraphs to place between the pdf outputs to cite
what we know about the foregoing individuals. This would be added to as we
flesh out the site. For example, something about Pvt. Spies's history in the
Rev. War, etc. Do you think we could import the Erbprinz Hessian regimental
flag image for the first little paragraph? I sent you that link a few days
ago. Another site shows a Hessian uniform that would look good there.
Then, it would be good to have a link page with little annotations about what
the links can be used for. We are now finding more links to Spees stuff, both
URL's and addresses of family genealogists. Alternatively, the links could be
in the explanatory paragraph they most related to. What is your thought on
SpeesGen1-5-0103.pdf Link copied to genealogy page without comment.
SpeesGen6-9-01-01-03.PDF Link copied to genealogy page without comment.