Spahnle Family Cemetery

This private cemetery is located on the NE corner of the intersection of 190th and 'B' roads. It is 0.1 mile to the north of the intersection, on the east side of the road.
"Rosalia Bläsi Spahnle was born 17 Nov 1819 in Ichenheim, Offenburg, Baden, Germany. She died 17 Jul 1884, in Otoe County. Rosalia married Joseph Spahnle on 6 Feb 1844 in Ichenheim. Joseph was born 7 Dec 1822 in Ichenheim. More than likely Joseph was buried in the Spahnle Cemetery also, but because grave markers were destroyed, or moved, we will never know for sure. They arrived in the United States 21 Jul 1874 according to New York Passenger List 1820-1957.  Their children were:
Magdelena Spahnle born 22 Nov 1844 in Ichenheim, died 9 Feb 1923, place unknown. Married Heinrich Fuhrer 19 Sept 1873 in Davenport, Iowa. Only one of their children - William F. Fuhrer born 10 Feb 1877 was born in Otoe County.  Joseph W. Spahnle, born 16 Sep 1847 in Ichenheim, died 9 Nov 1925 in Eagle, Cass County, Nebraska. He married Sophia A. Boeswetter.  Joseph Spahnle married his second wife, Karoline Karloff Rudolph, on 31 Jul 1906 in Otoe County. Karoline was born 1861 in Germany and died 1935 in Cass County, Nebraska.
Michael Edward Spahnle (my great-grandfather) was born 29 Sep 1849 in Ichenheim, died 14 Mar 1910 in Eagle, Cass County. He married Fredericka Hamm 01 Nov 1873 in LeClair, Scott County, Iowa.  Karolina Spahnle was born 24 Jan 1857 in Ichenheim, died 06 Apr 1915 in Almena, Norton, Kansas. She married John Karnopp on 20 Oct 1877.  Maria (Mary) Spahnle was born 20 Jan 1859 in Ichenheim, died date unknown. She married John Michael born about 1828 in Pennsylvania on 30 Sep 1876. All of Mary and John's children were born in Otoe County and the entire Michael family is buried in the Rosewood Hill Cemetery, Otoe County. Children of John and Mary were: George born 1876 in Otoe, died 1896 in Otoe, Charles born 1878 Otoe, died 1907 in Otoe and David born 1879 in Otoe, died 1886 in Otoe." (1)
Burials Listings: A complete listing of burials has been compiled by the Otoe County Genealogical Society, and can be found in our 'Otoe County Cemeteries' CD-ROM, which is available for purchase on our Publications web page.
Gravestone Photographs:
Point of Contact:  If you desire more information about this cemetery, please contact the Otoe County Genealogical Society and we will try and provide you with as much information about the cemetery as possible.  To learn more about the Spahnle Family, please contact Maurine Spahnle LeBlanc at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Cemetery Photographs:
Works Cited:

(1) Spahnle LeBlanc, Maurine. "Biography of Rosalia Blasi Spahnle." (2009). Print.


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