Person:Johann Lotspeich (5)

Johann Wilhelm Lotspeich
d.5 Jan 1828 Lexington, , KY
  • HJohann Wilhelm Lotspeich1745 - 1828
  • WMadalina Klug1753 - 1820
m. Bef 1774
  • HJohann Wilhelm Lotspeich1745 - 1828
  • WSarah SPRAKEAbt 1770 -
m. Sep 1822
Facts and Events
Name[1] Johann Wilhelm Lotspeich
Alt Name Johann Wilhelm Lotschberg
Gender Male
Birth[2] 23 Dec 1745 Frankenthal, Bayern, Germany
Marriage Bef 1774 to Madalina Klug
Marriage Sep 1822 Lexington, , KYto Sarah SPRAKE
Death[2] 5 Jan 1828 Lexington, , KY

Johann William Lotspeich was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony

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Early Migration to Germanna Colony

Johann William Lotspeich was an early immigrant from Germany. He and his brother Johann Christoph arrived in Philadelphia on the Catherine in 1772 and settled in the Germanna Colony in Culpeper County, Virginia.


Johann Wilhelm Lotspeich was four years older than his sister Johanna Lotspeich. We know that he married Magdalena Klug, daughter of Rev. Klug who died in 1764 in Culpeper Co. In his estate settlement in 1775, William Lotspeich is mentioned but that is not evidence that he was married to Magdalena in 1764. According to some estimates of her age, she was much too young to marry in 1764. William Lotspeich was active in land trading in Culpeper County. The first mention of Magdalena is in 1774. Matthew Broyles in Greene County, Tennessee, gave a power of attorney to William Lotspeich of Stafford Co., Virginia. (The two men had married sisters.) In 1781, William Lotspeich is in Culpeper Class 106. The trail goes cold here for a while but in 1811 he is mentioned in a Kentucky paper in the matter of a stolen watch. Magdalena died in 1820 in Lexington. Later, William Lotspeich married Sarah Sprake and he died in 1828 at the age of 88. Five children, four of them daughters, are known. The son was David. However, in 1819, a Benjamin Lotspeich is twice mentioned in the newspaper as a tobacco manufacturer. He might be an additional son.
  1. Source (149).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Source (220). (SIN 322. "Ancestors of Johanna Frederica (Lotschberg) Lotspeich", sent by Bob Lotspeich <>, 5 April 2005. Contains extensive notes and extracts from sources.).