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Free Genealogy Biography of Benjamin F. Spangler
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Benjamin F. Spangler, M. D.

Benjamin F. Spangler, M. D. was born in Jackson Township. York County, February 21, 1844, to Rudolph and Sarah (Harbaugh) Spangler, and is of German descent. His father was born in 1800, and his mother in 1807. His father died in 1851. The boyhood of Dr. Spangler was spent on the farm. His literary education was acquired at the common schools and the York County Academy. In 1865 he began the study of medicine, and the following year entered Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, graduating in 1868, and the same year began the practice of his profession in York, which he has since continued.

The marriage of Dr. Spangler was solemnized in 1868, to Miss Ada E. Nes, daughter of the late Hon. Henry Nes. They have two children: Theresa J. and Chauncy K. Dr. Spangler is a Republican, and one of the directors of the Drovers' and Mechanies' National Bank, and assisted in its organization.

August 7, 1862, Dr. Spangler, at the age of eighteen years, enlisted as a private in Company K. One Hundred and Thirtieth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 130th Regiment, and was mustered out as fourth sergeant at the expiration of term of service in May, 1863. He participated in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

Dr. and Mrs. Spangler are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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