The late John Spengler, of Geneva, New York, came from Switzerland, but the name is indicative of a German origin. In the battle for education and professional supremacy his son Dr. John Arthur Spengler has won a decided victory. and he is recognized as one of the leading exponents of the science of optics.
John Spengler, born in Switzerland, 1832, emigrated to the United States when a young man and subsequently became a shoe merchant in Geneva, New York. He died at Reading, Pennsylvania, December 20, 1907. He married in Rochester, New York, December 3, 1866, Elizabeth Von Huben, also a native of Switzerland, born in 1842. Children: 1. John Arthur, mentioned elsewhere. 2. Jennie Elizabeth, a resident of Geneva. 3. Rose E., born February 13, 1870, died June, 1875. 4. Frederick Albert, born June 17, 1872, died January, 1902; married, December 13, 1899, Lida Coleman, no children. 5. Dr. Frank Benjamin, a prominent physician of Baldwinsville, New York. 6. Mary Louise, born June 2, 1876, died September 22, 1900; married Vernon S. Stone, of Rochester; child, Marian Elizabeth Stone. 7. George Walter, born June 1, 1879, died in August, 1891.