Further research has led us to the fact that the first Spronk immigrants from Holland were not Wilhelm as stated in the first bulletin, but were, rather, Johann (John) and Johanna Spronk who had presumably been married in Holland before they emigrated to the USA.They came from Holland about 1848-1850 and their first-born, William, was born in Ohio (probably in Cincinnati) in 1850 or 1851. William married Emma (Emily) Barr on Nov. 26, 1872 in Campbell Co., Ky. She was born about 1850. She died in Newport, Ky., on Sept. 10, 1931. William's death date and burial site have not yet been discovered.He was a resident of the Hamilton County Infirmary in 1918. We assume his death occurred before 1921 when his wife, Emma, was listed in thecity direcory as a widow.
The next three children were born in Kentucky, in Jamestown, where John and Johanna took up residence.Jamestown and Brooklyn later merged to become the city of Dayton, Kentucky, in Campbell County.
John Elsworth Spronk was born in 1853 or 1854. He married Mary M. Butler on Jan. 3, 1877 in Campbell Co., Ky.She died before 1906.John then married Louisa Fillmore on Feb. 3, 1906 in Hamilton Co., Ohio. She was born in 1860. John died on Feb 24, 1938 in the Hamilton County Home, Cincinnati, Ohio.
John and Johanna's third child was Catherine (Kate) Spronk, who was born in 1857.She married John M. Miller on Aug. 22, 1877 in Campbell Co.He was born in Germany in 1850 or 1851.
Their 4th child was Mary Spronk who was born in 1859 or 1860.
John and Johanna were buried in the old St. Francis church's cemetery which is currently in dilapidated and uncared for condition. St. Francis church was destroyed in the 1913 flood and St. Bernard was erected to take its place.Johanna died on Feb. 28, 1895 and John died on July 5, 1903.While there are some inaccuracies in the other three earlier bulletins, they are essentially correct. I will try to point out further corrections at a later date.