Birth: 16 Mar 1825 Hespe, Meerbeck, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany Death: 16 Nov 1864 Jefferson Barracks, Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Burial: Jefferson Barracks, Carondelet, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Religion: Lutheran Father: Carl Hans Heinrich Christian Spannuth (~1799 Hespe, Meerbeck, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany ✝︎1876 Hespe, Meerbeck, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany) Mother: Ilse Anne Christine Marie Klinge (*1787 Quetzen, Lahde, Westfalen, Germany ✝︎<1832) Married Caroline Dorothee Kohlmeier (*1822 Evesen, Petzen, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany ✝︎1892 near Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States) 10 Apr 1853 Bückeburg, Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany Children: 1. Caroline Maria Dorothea Gertrud Spannuth (*1854 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1886 Ellinwood, Barton, Kansas, United States) 2. Carl Heinrich Friedrich Spannuth (*1856 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1943 Conner, Ravalli, Montana, United States) 3. Margarethe Henriette Anna Spannuth (*1858 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1936 Seattle, King, Washington, United States) 4. Maria Sophia Christina Spannuth (*1860 Franzosenbusch, Cook, Illinois, United States ✝︎1888 near Lyons, Burt, Nebraska, United States) 5. Carl Heinrich Spannuth, Rev (*1862 Wilmington, Houston, Minnesota, United States ✝︎1939 Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States) 6. Heinrich Ludwig Friedrich Spannuth, Rev (*1863 Portland Prairie, Houston, Minnesota, United States ✝︎>1902)Notes:
They stayed in Illinois until 1860, then moved after 29 July to near Eitzen, Houston Co, Minnesota. On 7 November 1860 he appears as a witness (hence as a U.S. citizen) in the naturalization of his brother-in-law Frederick Kohlmeier, filed in Caledonia. He built a sod house on a 40 acre farm in 1861. In 1862 he was a member of the Amerikanisches Luther-Verein zur Herausgabe Lutherischer Schriften für das Volk.
He left for the Civil War in the 3rd Minnesota Volunteers, Co A, Private, mustered in Rochester 17 Jun 1864, rendezvoused at Fort Snelling 21 July 1864, and ordered south to bivouac near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He probably never saw combat, but suffered an injury and was sent north to hospital at Jefferson Barracks on 12 Oct 1864 on the hospital boat D.A. January, embarking at Devall’s Bluff, Arkansas. The boat arrived at Mound City, Illinois on 19 Oct 1864 and then proceeded to Jefferson Barracks Hospital on 22 Oct 1864, where he was admitted with an injured back and leg from a fall. He died there of typhoid fever after serving a day less than five months. He lies buried in Section 33 Site 3148, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Carondelet, Missouri.
His last words to his wife were "Karline, wenn ich nicht wiederkomme, sieh daß die Kinder eine gute Schulung bekommen." (Caroline, if I don't come back, see that the children get a good schooling.) When the children learned that their father had died, they rushed to the portrait of Abraham Lincoln hanging in their house and tore its eyes out.
He is listed in the US Veterans Administration Nationwide Gravesite Locator under the name "Charles Spenmeth".
Sources: EE(Page: 1), SCHA(Page: 111, ID: 1544), SP(Page: 46–7, ID: 12/207, also), CIV, SFR(Page: 1), RIM, JP(Item: D), JP(Item: I, Page: 1), GTA(Volume: 5, Page: 42), STAB(Signatur: L3 Ua Nr. 4h S.3-6), HHCO(Page: 323), STAB(Signatur: L120b Ü60), SP2(Table: 12, Page: 1, ID: 207), KOHL, ADD50(Page: 61), GTAB, CHIQ(Volume: 58, Page: 55), CWMN, HCON, REW20(Page: 27, 43), SPAN7, INTERMENT, HESP2(Page: 75, 77), PRF(CD: 42, PIN: 464969, Submission: MM9R-8HN), CEN1860(Proviso, Cook, Illinois, Page 315), SPAN58, NGL(ID: 3144881), AFSL(Page: 87), AFSL(Page: 80), FINDAGRAVE(ID: 66121396), DAG(Page: 8), MNCIW1(Page: 180), SPAN118(Page: 160), NYPL0(Ella, 3 Jun 1853)
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