Jesse Spitznagel Biography

JESSE SPITZNAGEL, farmer and stock-grower, Brock, Penn., was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1838. He was a son of Simon and Jemima (Miller) Spitznagel, who were also natives of Fayette County, and of English and German origin. His father was a successful farmer during his life-time. His family consisted of eleven children, of whom Jesse is the fifth. He was reared on the farm, has been successful in his chosen occupation and owns the farm of one hunrded and five acres where he now resides. In 1856, Mr. Spitznagel married Miss Dorothea Whitlatch, who was a native of this county and of German extraction. To Mr. and Mrs. Spitznagel were born five children, viz. - Loziella, wife of Alpheus Wade; Simon E., John, Lewis G and Lucinda. Mr. Spitznagel is a Republican in politics and belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which his deceased wife was also a devoted member. Mrs. Spitznagel died March 5, 1887, a faithful wife and kind and loving mother.

Bates History of Greene County, 1888, Pages 824-825

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