From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 718-719


Henry Spangle was born in Steuben County, N. Y., in 1821, a son of Henry and Mary Spangle, and when five years old accompanied his parents to Seneca County, where he lived till twenty-three years old, when he came to Indiana and has since lived in this township.  He bought 160 acres of William Hendrickson, only six acres of which at that time were cleared.  He has cleared and now has under cultivation 120 acres, and in addition to the homestead bought in 1882 140 acres.  He is one of the most prominent farmers of the township.  He has three and a half miles of hedge on his original farm and a mile and a half on the addition.  Mr. Spangle married Sarah Metzger, who was born in Seneca County, Ohio, in 1841 and came to Steuben County with her parents in 1868.  They have two children -- Carrie and Clyde.  Mr. Spangle's mother died when he was a child.  His father followed him to Steuben County and died in this township in 1862.  Mrs. Spangle's parents, Adam and Mary Metzger, settled in Jackson Township, where the mother died June 1, 1877.  The father makes his home with Mrs. Spangle.  They have had a family of nine children, eight of whom are living -- Amos, of Montgomery County, Kas.; Elias, of Branch County, Mich.; Mrs. Catherine Decker, of Newaygo County, Mich.; Mrs. Elizabeth Hetler, of Berrien County, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Downs, of St. Joseph County, Mich.; Mrs. Anna Doudt, Mrs. Susan Benninghoff and Mrs. Spangle, of Jackson Township.


Submitted by Kim Davoli