JOHN ANTON SPANYER, perhaps also Johann Anton Spanjer, came from Hannover (the Kingdom or the city of?) in 1860 to New Orleans. He was naturalized as a citizen of the USA in Jefferon County in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1868, at 42 years of age. His birthday is 20 April 1826. He is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
His family might have originated in the Frisian Islands, the Netherlands. Variants in spelling the family name might include: Spanier, Spannjer, Spanyer, Spannier.