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Baltic Family Spenkhausen/Spenckhusen

Baltic Family Spenkhausen/Spenckhusen

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  • Apolonia Hansdr Selijns (c.1566 - 1611)
  • Anna Sprenckhuysen (aft.1559 - 1624)
    marriage notice (15 days before actual marriage) on the 5th of April 1586: Huwelijksintekeningen van de KERK
  • Franciscus Spenkhusen (c.1563 - aft.1600)
    studied in Rostock in 1581 ( Immatrikulation von Franciscus Spenhausius ) in 1697 he had the power of attorney for the heirs of Baltzer Spenckhusen, der olde (and probably was an heir himself) like...
  • Thomas Spenkhusen (c.1505 - d.)
    studied in Rostock ( Immatrikulation von Tomas Spenchusen )
  • Melchior Spenckhusen (b. - 1608)

Prominent family from Riga (probably originally from Westphalia), several members of which were members (Ratsherr) of the Riga city council in the late 15th and throughout the 16th century, a few of whom were also mayors (Bürgemeister) of Riga during the 16th century. The family disappears from Riga around the middle of the 17th century.

In documents, the name appears in a large number of permutations, such as:

  • Spengkhusen
  • Spenckhußen
  • Spenckhuszen
  • Spenckhusen
  • Spenckhuße
  • Spenghusen
  • Spenkhusen
  • Spenkhausen
  • Spenckhausen
  • Spenghausen
  • Spedinckhusen
  • Spedinghusen
  • Spedinkhusen
  • Spenckhuysen
  • Speynckhusen
  • Spenchusen
  • Sprenckhuysen
  • Sprenchuysen
  • Spinchusius

Within the family the first names Melchior, Jasper and Hans / Johann appear frequently - sometimes even within the same generation. It is therefore not always possible to identify direct family connections.

Selected Family members

Mayors of Riga

Members of the Riga City Council

Others (direct lineage unclear)