Name: David SPIDEL
Given Name: David
Birth: 9 Jan 1858 in Darke County, Oh
Death: 14 Aug 1928 in La Junta, Co
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Otero County, Co 1
Change Date: 4 Feb 2005 at 17:08:32
1880 - Ross County, IN
Name Race Gender Age Relation Occupation Birth Father Mother
David Spidel W M 22 Farmer OH PA OH
Melvina W F 20 wife Keeping home OH OH OH
John F. W M 3/12 son at home IN OH OH
Daniel Lucas W M 21 brother/law laborer OH OH OH
1920 - Otero, CO
Name Relation Gender Age Marr. Birth Father Mother Occupation
David Spidel Head M 61 M OH PA OH Farmer - Dairy Farm
Melvina wife F 59 M OH OH
The Gospel Messenger
November 24, 1928
Spidel, Bro. David, born in Darke County, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1858, died Aug. 14, 1928, at his home at La Junta, Colo. March 23, 1879, he married Miss Malvina Lucas; to this union were born five children. In 1894 the family moved from Kansas to La Junta where he resided since. Soon after coming to Colorado Brother and Sister Spidel assisted in the organization of the church at Rocky Ford, and were among the few charter members to watch its growth to the present. He served in the office of deacon for a number of years. His wife, three sons, a daughter, six sisters a brother survive. Services at the Christian church in La Junta by the writer, assisted by the Christian pastor. - Ernest M. Wampler, Rocky Ford, Colo.
Daily Democrat, La Junta, Colorado - Wednesday, August 15, 1928
Aged Resident Passed Away Last Evening
David Spidel Answers Final Summons at Age of 70 Years
Came to La Junta in 1894. Funeral From Christian church Tomorrow Afternoon at 2:30 O'clock
David Spidel, who had been a resident of La Junta for more than a score and a half years, died at the Mennonite hospital last evening, shortly before 6 o'clock at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 5 days. Mr. Spidel had been bedfast for abouth three weeks although he had been ill more or less during the last few years, having suffered several bad attacks of the flu.
Mr. Spidel was born in Darke county, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1858, and when a small boy moved with his parents to Lafayette, Ind., He grew to manhood in that state and attended normal school at Valparaiso. On March 23, 1879 he was united in marriage to Miss Melvina Lucas at Petiit, Ind. In the year 1882 decease moved with his family to a farm near Decatur, Ill., where he resided for five years and then came west and took up a homestead near Syracuse, Kan. In the fall of 1894 the family moved to La Junta, where deceased resided continually up until the time of his death.
After coming to La Junta Mr. Spidel took employment with the Sant Fe, which position he held for a period of 12 years. He also spent several years in the transfer business. During the last few years he lived a retired life except for a short time when he was employed at the city hospital.
Mr. Spidel was a life time member of the Brethren church, holding his membership at the time of his death at Rocky Ford. He is survived by his wife and four children three sons and one daughter, John F. Spidel of La Junta; Charles I. Spidel, of Las Vegas, N.M.; Bert Spidel, of Waverly, Neb., Mrs. Minnie Hurst of Pueblo. One child died in infancy. He is also survived by four grandchildren. Deceased was a member of a family of 11 children and six sisters and one brother also survive.
Funeral services will be held from the Christian church in La Junta tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. E. M. Wampler, pastor of the Brethren church in Rocky Ford, assisted by Rev. J. A. Burns of La Junta. the remains will be interred in Fairview cemetery, Undertaker King has charge of the arrangements.
Information on the family of David and Melvina Lucas Spidel can be found in 'Genealogy of Martin Weybrecht' by Jesse Weybright
Father: Henry SPIDEL b: 10 May 1833 in Somerset County, Pa
Mother: Hester (Esther) BRANDT b: 18 Jun 1837 in Oh
Malvina LUCAS b: 17 May 1860
- John Franklin SPIDEL b: 15 Feb 1880
- Minnie Frances SPIDEL b: 28 Oct 1881
- Charles SPIDEL b: 22 Sep 1885
- George Albert SPIDEL b: 11 Oct 1895
- Title: Fairview Cemetery Survey
Author: De and Jay Bond