Hi Dr Spangenberg, I am a member of the french Spangenberg's and I live near Paris in France. My father saied to me some part of our history you could find in my reply to Rika Spangenberg yesterday. For the rest, I know from my father we come directly from the Lords of Spangenberg. The family have exploded during the German religions war (1618 - 1648) and this is the reason why we can find today so many Spangenberg's around the world.
FYI, I have the project to go to castle, as my father did in 1955, and I would like to continue to research my genealogy before 1870.
Do not hesitate to contact me if you have informations on . My Grand-father's name was Charles Von Spangenberg and he borned in 1871 in Strasbourg.