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Col Marcus M Spiegel

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Col Marcus M Spiegel

  • Birth 8 Dec 1829 Worms, Wormser Stadtkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • Death 4 May 1864 Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 45160086

Marriage: 07 Aug 1853
Stark County, Ohio, USA

Marcus emigrated with his family from Germany to the United States in 1848, when he was twenty years old.

The 1850 census revealed Marcus was living in New York Ward 11, New York, New York, with his parents Moses and Rachel and his three sisters and brother. They were all born in Germany. His father was a school teacher.

The 1860 census revealed Marcus was a farmer and they were living in Akron,Summit,Ohio with their three oldest children and a sixteen year old Elizabeth Spiegel, probably Marcus's sister.

Nov 13, 1861; Enlisted
Dec 31, 1861; 1st Lieutenant
Jan 15, 1862; 2nd Lieutenant
Oct 2, 1862; Promoted to Lient Colonel from Capt Co C, 67th OVI,
Feb 18, 1863; Promoted to Colonel
May 2.1864; Mortally wounded in a Confederate ambush
May 3, 1864; Died near Snaggy Point, on Red River, La.

Their children:
Hamlin Spiegel (b.1855)
Elizabeth Spiegel (b.1857)
Moses Spiegel (b.1860)
Hattie Spiegel (b.1862)
Clara Spiegel (b.1865)

See also a book written about Marcus, "A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War - Marcus Spiegel of the Ohio Volunteers".


Family Members

Gravesite Details Hebrew Benevolent Society

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  • Maintained by: Karl Hamlin
  • Originally Created by: Librarian Jessie
  • Added: 6 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45160086
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Marcus M Spiegel (8 Dec 1829–4 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45160086, citing Jewish Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Karl Hamlin (contributor 47478442) .