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Re: Frank Spaeth
Posted by: Edmond Spaeth (ID *****6935) Date: January 25, 2003 at 09:06:23
In Reply to: Frank Spaeth by Don McCracken of 264

The following information regarding Frank X. Spaeth 1877-1935:

1920 US Census Logan Twp, Blair co., PA
taken on 27 March 1920
Supv. Dist #20; ED 109 sheet #11A, line 40
SPAETH, Frank head, Rents,m, w, 43,mar, 1906, NA, 1914, Bavaria, Bavaria, Bavaria, Watchman, Steam RR
SPAETH, Kathrina, wife, f, w, 37, mar, 1906, NA, 1914,
Bavaria, Bavaria, Bavaria
SPAETH, Kathrina, dau, f, w, 16, s, 1906, NA, 1914,
Bavaria, Bavaria, Bavaria

1930 US Census Logan Twp, Blair co, PA
taken on 9 April 1930
Supv. Dist#17 ED 7-67 Sheet 7A, line 34
SPAETH, Frank, head, own, 2000, R, m, w, 53, mar, 24, Germany, Germany, Germany, 1906, NA, Switchman, PRR
SPAETH, Kathrina, wife, f, w, 47, mar, 18, Germany, Germany, Germany

As Frank SPAETH worked for the Pennsylvania RR one can also search Railroad Retirement Board records. In 1920, the family noted that they were born the Bavarian area of Germany, which is southern Germany, so you have a little lead as to where the family is from in Germany. I could not find any data about this family on the Ellis Island site even though they definitely state they arrived in 1906 in both censuses. Possibly, they arrived in USA through the port of Philadelphia. Since in 1930 age at marriage is given as (24 and 18) one knows that they married about 1901 somewhere in the Bavarian homeland.



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