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Augustus Spitzer
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 8, 1847
Nevada County
California, USA

A member of the Donner/Reed Party.

Little is known about Augustus Spitzer, save for the fact that he was a bachelor, approx. 30-40 years of age and was a driver for the Donner family.

According to accounts from the survivors of the lake entrapment, on December 9, 1846, Spitzer, who had been living in Keseberg's lean-to, "came down the snow-steps of Mrs. Breen's cabin, and fell at full length within the doorway." He was in such a weakened state that he could not rise from the floor. He lingered for another two months. Patty Reed later recalled, "Spitzer died, imploring Mrs. Breen to put a little meat in his mouth so he could just know it was there and he could died easy and in peace. I do not think the meat was given him, but he gave up the ghost and was no more." 
Donner Memorial State Park
Nevada County
California, USA
Created by: Cindy Baldogo
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
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