Genealogy of the
 Spoon Family

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1 David Spoon was born in 1793, apparently in Guilford County, N.C. He
married Peggy Greeson Feb. 22, 1820 and the couple had three sons --
Henry, Turly and David. Unfortunately, David Spoon died in 1823, leaving
three young sons who were placed in the guardianship of John Spoon, Jr.,
apparently an uncle. Peggy soon remarried to Jacob Amick. The couple
petitioned for and was granted 150 acres of farm land previously
belonging to David. 
Spoon, David Sylvester (I26)
 
2 Henry Spoon was born in Guilford County, North Carolina in 1821. His
father, David, died in 1823 when Henry was an infant. Henry and his two
brothers were placed under the guardianship of their uncle, John Spoon
Jr. His mother, the former Peggy Greeson, remarried to Jacob Amick
shortly after David's death.
At some point Henry moved to Indiana, where he married Rebecca Medaris
in 1846. We don't know how that marriage ended, but Henry later married
Sarah Catherine Reitzel in 1858. He is listed in the 1870 census for
Hendricks County as a farmer, but about that time he ended up in a mental
institution.
Documents from the Indiana State Archives indicate he was admitted to
the Indiana Hospital for the Insane on three different occasions -- 1869,
1873 and 1877. The first time he was committed by David Reitzel, his
father-in-law; the second time by William Reitzel, his brother-in-law;
and the third time by Columbus Pierce, his son-in-law. In testifying to
his insanity, a doctor in 1869 said the cause of Henry's disease was "the
constant use of intoxicating drink."
In Henry's final commitment papers in 1877, Dr. C.L. Lawrence
testified that "I know him to be a very disagreeable man, and at this
time his treatment of his family -- children especially -- amounts to
cruelty." He was considered a danger to the public if left on his own.
Hospital documents indicate Henry threatened his wife with violence
several times.
Unfortunately, life in the Indiana Hospital for the Insane was as
cruel for the inmates as Henry was to his own family. A history of the
institution -- which closed its doors in 1994 -- says even its own
superintendent complained to the governor several times in the 1800s
about abuse of inmates by hospital workers. Living conditions were
intolerable, with inmates sleeping on hard iron beds, living in their own
filth and being poorly fed.
Apparently Henry couldn't stand it any longer. According to an Aug. 6,
1877 report in the Danville (Ind.) Union, Henry died on Aug. 3, 1877
while trying to escape from "the Insane Asylum." He lowered a rope made
of bed sheets from his fourth-floor window and fell to his death when the
rope broke. 
Spoon, Henry (I24)
 
3 Abraham was a farmer. He also served in the Confederate Army, Company G,
35th Arkansas Infantry. 
Spoon, Abraham (I219)
 
4 According to family history, Adam Reitzel II worked on a boat for passage
from Germany to America for his family about 1755. During a storm at sea,
he was sent up in the rigging of the ship, fell overboard and was lost at
sea. His wife and child were brought to their port, Charleston, South
Carolina. The services of Margaret were sold at auction to pay the
balance of their fare from the time the father fell overboard. Margaret,
after serving for a time, took her child, Adam III, and started on foot
through the wilderness to the vicinity of Liberty, North Carolina, where
she is said to have had relatives. Tiring and discouraged, she abandoned
the child once or twice, but returned and took him on to Guilford County,
North Carolina (now Randolph County). 
Reitzel, Adam (I153)
 
5 According to the personal history of David Reitzel in the Atlas of
Hendricks County, Indiana, Hannah was killed by a runaway "team" --
presumably a team of horses. 
Reitzel, Hannah C. (I353)
 
6 Carra was a chiropractor. Goffin, Carra (I107)
 
7 Christian sailed from Germany via the Netherlands on the ship Samuel,
arriving in Philadelphia on Aug. 17, 1733. 
Löffler, Johann Christian (I301)
 
8 Christian's given name was Christian Loffel when he lived in Germany. He
traveled to the Netherlands and sailed to America in 1733, arriving in
Philadelphia. His brother Adam followed in 1735 and another brother John
in the early 1740s. When they settled in America, they changed their name
to the English meaning of Loffel, which is Spoon. 
Spoon, Christian (I27)
 
9 Cleo was born on a farm in Kansas and grew up to be a school teacher.
After serving in the U.S. Army in France as a mechanic in World War I, he
returned home and married Alta Carswell. The couple soon followed other
family members to California, settling in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los
Angeles. Cleo eventually joined some of his brothers as a newspaper
distributor for the Los Angeles Times. After his retirement, Cleo enjoyed
travelling all over the world with Alta. He also served for many years
with the Lions Club in Temple City, where he moved in the 1940s. Cleo had
a great sense of humor, as his many letters written home from WWI and his
actions in later years indicated. Known as "Paw Paw" to his
grandchildren, Cleo enjoyed working in his yard and his garage, where he
kept many of the antiques he collected. Among his treasures were the many
clocks he kept in his house, chiming different notes at various times.
Cleo invested his money wisely,followed the stock market religiously and
was always generous in helping family members in anything they needed. 
Spoon, Cleo Harvey (I3)
 
10 Customer pedigree.

Source Media Type: Family Archive CD 
Source (S67)
 
11 Daryl was always known by his middle name, Wayne. He lived his entire
life in California, growing up in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles.
He attended Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra and John Muir Junior
College in Pasadena. Wayne had an interest in photography that he pursued
in college. After completing his education, he entered the family
business, working with his father Cleo as a distributor for the Los
Angeles Times newspaper. He also served in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
Later, after Cleo retired, Wayne became an insurance underwriter, an
occupation he maintained until his retirement. Wayne was a quiet man but
a devoted husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family.
He held several positions in the Temple City First Christian Church,
including president of the board, deacon and elder. He enjoyed following
the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, reading about World War II, and
working in his yard. 
Spoon, Daryl Wayne (I2)
 
12 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Spoon, Douglas Wayne (I1)
 
13 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Durk, Melissa Mae (I8)
 
14 Elijah was a private in the 7th Tennessee Volunteer Calvary, Company D. Spoon, Elijah (I229)
 
15 Georg emigrated to America on the ship Hope, arriving in Philadelphia in
1733. 
Coble, Johann Georg (I347)
 
16 In 1881, Elizabeth's mother, Mary Jane Anderson, died. Her father, Robert
Carswell, was already dead. T.C. McKelvey became guardian of Elizabeth,
who was 6 years old at the time. Elizabeth married at the age of 33 and
died four years later. 
Carswell, Elizabeth Young (I136)
 
17 In 1881, Mary's stepmother, Mary Jane Anderson, died. Her father, Robert
Carswell, was already dead. James A. Stevenson became the guardian of
Mary, who was 15 at the time. 
Carswell, Mary M. (I142)
 
18 In 1881, Nancy's stepmother, Mary Jane Anderson, died. Her father, Robert
Carswell, was already dead. James A. Stevenson became the guardian of
Nancy, who was 17 at the time. 
Carswell, Nancy J. (I140)
 
19 In the fall of 1831, David Reitzel settled on a farm in section 7 of
Franklin Township. 
Reitzel, David (I36)
 
20 James was born in a log cabin in Guilford County, NC. His family moved to
Iowa in 1853. He was stauncy Republican, a member of the Masonic order
and a member of the Christian Church. He later became a druggist. 
Wilson, James Harper (I317)
 
21 Johannes Adam Christian Reitzel was an officer in the War of the Spanish
Secession and was made a Baron in Germany in 1722. The Reitzels came to
America from Westphalia, Germany, far up the Rhine. 
Reitzel, Adam I (I155)
 
22 John Alvin Spoon traveled from Indiana to Jackson Township, Osborne
County, Kansas in his youth. He started out by farming a few acres and
acquired more and more as time passed. He married Laura Jane Smith in
1893 and was a community leader, director of the local state bank and
member of the district school board. Together the couple had seven
children. In 1915 he and his wife toured the west coast, visiting friends
and attending the World's Fair in San Diego and San Francisco. In 1920
the couple returned to California and purchased property at 213 South
Chapel Street in Alhambra, where they lived until death. In his
retirement years, John worked with his sons and collected for the Los
Angeles Times. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Alhambra,
where he was a choir member, elder and board member. 
Spoon, John Alvin (I15)
 
23 John and his family left Greenock, Scotland, for America and planned on
settling in Illinois. The family was from Neilson Parish, Renfrewshire,
Scotland. They sailed on the ship Tropic with Daniel Jackson, Master.
They arrived in New York on June 17, 1837. 
Carswell, John (I143)
 
24 Laura Jane Smith moved from Iowa with her parents and settled near Lucas,
Kansas, where they lived in a small two-story stone house. Her father was
a farmer who had previously served in the Spanish-American War. Laura was
a teacher, a profession in which she met her husband, John. 
Smith, Laura Jane (I16)
 
25 Member of Eastern Star and the Methodist Church. Masonic rites were
observed at Oliver's funeral. 
Spoon, Oliver Smith (I23)
 
26 Ref. #:1 Source (S41)
 
27 Ref. #:10 Source (S33)
 
28 Ref. #:11 Source (S32)
 
29 Ref. #:2 Source (S39)
 
30 Ref. #:3 Source (S38)
 
31 Ref. #:4 Source (S31)
 
32 Ref. #:5 Source (S37)
 
33 Ref. #:6 Source (S40)
 
34 Ref. #:7 Source (S36)
 
35 Ref. #:8 Source (S35)
 
36 Ref. #:9 Source (S34)
 
37 Richard and his wife left North Carolina because of harrassment by the
Methodists, which were divided in that area. His father was a Quaker and
his mother a Methodist. He was originally a schoolteacher in NC. 
Wilson, Richard (I216)
 
38 Rose Etta Spoon, twin sister of Mary Etta, died at age 15 of typhoid
fever. Three days earlier her stepfather, Hiram Rhoades, died of the same
disease. According to a Dec. 20, 1883 article in the Hendricks County
(Ind.) Republican, the Spoon family had suffered from the disease for 13
weeks before other family members recovered. 
Spoon, Rose Zetta (I33)
 
39 Sarah Catherine lived with her first husband, Henry Spoon, and their
children in Indiana until several years after Henry died in 1877. Sarah
Catherine remarried in 1883 to Hiram Rhoades. Unfortunately, Hiram died
five months later of typhoid fever. Tragically, one of Sarah Catherine's
daughters, 14-year-old Rosezetta, died of the same disease three days
later. In 1885, Sarah Catherine took her children and moved to Barnes,
Kansas, later settling in Osborne County, north of Luray. She was a
member of the Methodist Church. According to Sarah Catherine's obituary,
"All her life she bitterly denounced evil with righteous indignation. She
loved her Savior first of all and always tried to do His will." 
Reitzel, Sarah Catherine (I25)
 
40 Slain by Indians Hamilton, David (I840)
 
41 There are reports that John was a horse thief in Texas. He would go into
Indian territory on a raid, then retreat to Texas until the heat was off.
He had at least three wives. 
Spoon, John M. (I302)
 
42 William served in the Civil War, Company D of the First Iowa Calvary, and
was later nominated for Congress and served in the legislature. 
Wilson, William M. (I319)