Hi I've done research on my husband's side for a long time. I have a DAR paper which says that Jacob (von) Spindler was of german descent and he m: Elizabeth and d: 1800 in Maryland. He had a son Nicholous or Jacob m: Mary Eva Bricker who had a son Daniel H. Spindler b: 1804 in Maryland and d: 17 Oct. 1888 Logan Co., Illinois. m.: Sophronia Walton b: 1808 Washington Co., Pa., d: 1890 Logan Co., Illinois. This maybe the Nicholous you are looking for. Hope this helps you.