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Posted: 16 Aug 2008 9:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Unfortunately the time frame is before information we have.

Can you tell me where in Germany your family Spoden's were from?

I haven't been able to explore in Germany itself yet. I do know that LDS has some of the church records for the small towns around Prüm, but I haven't found the time to go to Salt Lake yet.

The Spoden's of my wife's family were from small towns around Prüm. The town my wife's great grandfather (Eberhard Spoden) was born in was Schönfeld, Kreis Prüm, Germany. Schönfeld is a tiny town just north and east of Prüm. The Spoden name (and it's spelling variations - Spoden, Spoiden, Spoidenne) is centered about Belgium, Luxembourg, and those areas in France and Germany close to Luxembourg and Belgium. My wife's great, great grandfather (Eberhard's father) was also a Joshn Spoden. He was born 1824 and died 1891 in central Minnesota. It is likely he was from Schönfeld, but I don't have confirmation of that. They were at least living there when his eldest son Eberhart was born. His wife Margaretha Twomey was from Olzheim, another small town near Prüm, close to Schönfeld. Almost all of the Spoden's in Minnesota are from this one family line.

As a side light, there is a book that you might find interesting reading. The title is "Enemy In The Dark - The Story Of a Night-Fighter Pilot" ISBN 1 84145 032 4. It's from a British Publishing House, Cervrus Publishing Limited. The author wrote it to tell his grandchildren about his WWII experiences. The author is one Peter Spoden from Prüm. One has to question where his family connection might be.
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