I am looking for information on John SPIERING and wife Fredericka WALKE of St. Louis, MO. John was a soap maker, and may have learned the trade from his father-in-law, William WALKE.
John was born abt 1843 in Braunschweig, Germany. Fredericka was born abt 1845 in Germany. John and Fredericka SPIERINGs children were: William b abt 1866, Anna F. born July 1868, Catherine b abt 1873, Emma b abt 1873, Frederika b abt 1875, and Louis b abt 1877. All children were born in (St. Louis), MO. John SPIERING may have had a brother named Henry b abt 1838 in Braunschweig.
Henry is in the 1870 census of St. Louis, and is a grocer.
William WALKE ( Waltke in 1870 census of St. Louis, MO) was born abt 1824 in Germany. His wife was Anna b abt 1820 in Germany. Their children were: Frederika b abt 1845 in Germany, Charles b abt 1850 Germany, Louis b abt 1855 MO, and Dora b abt 1860 MO.
In the 1870 census of St. Louis city, John SPIERING (Spirling) and family are living in the household of William WALTKE.
If you have any connection to or know anything about these people, please get in touch! Email me at: Azbrenda@aol.com