George and Arloa Spracklin’s Children: Peter John Spracklen…

Peter John Spracklen was born 2 November, 1856 in Hardin Co., Ohio to George and Arloa Spracklin.

Peter first married Maria Zeigler on 20 December, 1877 in Shelby Co., Illinois.  They had Myrtle Pearl who was born about 1878.

In the 1880 Census Peter and Maria are living in Dry Point Twp., Shelby Co., Illinois.

Line 4, 224, 227, Spracklin, Peter J, W, M, 23, M, Farmer, Billow Colic, born Ohio, father England mother Ohio. 

Spracklin, Maria E, W, F, 21, wife, Married, housekeeper, born Ohio, parents born Ohio. 

Spracklin, Myrtle, P., W, F, 1, daughter, S, born Illinois

Banning, George O., W, M, 10, Adopted 1, works on farm, born Illinois

Source: Peter J. Spracklin Family, 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Dry Point Twp., Shelby Co., Illinoipage 25, SD#5, ED#186, enumerated 15 June, 1880 by Ephraim A. McCrackens. 

Peter John Spracklin decided to return to Ohio and we find him living in Kenton in 1900 with a new wife and another daughter.

Hardin Co., Ohio Flag

Hardin Co., Ohio Flag

Line 59, 12, 13, Spracklen, Peter J., Head, W, M, Nov. 1856, age 43, M, married 12 yrs, born Ohio, father born England, mother Ohio, Engineer Stationary, yes yes yes, O, F, H.
Spracklen, Mary E.V., wife, W, F, Aug, 1860, 39, M, 12 yrs, one child born one living, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother PA, yes yes yes
Spracklen, Myrtle P., daughter, W, F, Nov. 1878, 21 S, born Illinois, yes yes yes
Spracklen, Arloa J., daughter, W, F, June 1890, 9, S. born Ohio.

Source: Peter J. Spracklen Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Kenton, Hardin Co., Ohio, SD#7, ED#93, Sht#1, enumerated 2 June, 1900 by John O. Walker

Peter John Spracklin married Mary E.V. Hofsteater about 1888.  She was born 13 August, 1860 in Leipsic, Putnam Co., Ohio,

Mary died 14 April 1903 in Kenton. Peter died on 12 February, 1939 in Kenton. Myrtle passed in 1953 in Kenton. Sister Arloa died 21 February, 1955 in Kenton.  All of them are buried in the Grove Cemetery south of Kenton. Find A Grave has memorials to them all. Neither Myrtle or Arloa married to my knowledge.

When I visited Ohio in 2011, I visited their graves in the Grove Cemetery and spent some time taking photographs.

Peter's family in Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Ohio

Peter’s family in Grove Cemetery, Kenton, Ohio


Myrtle Pearl



Mary E.V.

Mary E.V.

Peter John

Peter John Spracklin

This is just a start on the life of Peter John Spracklin.  It would be good to find an obituary notice on him and his family members and seek out his probate at the courthouse or the Hardin Co. Genealogical Society and other documents.

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