Our Speicher* Family Tree

(back 10 generations to Switzerland/ Germany)

Table of Contents

(Click on first name for Vitals; spousal surname for associated family)

______ Speicher (c.1678-bef.1788)
Unknown (c.1681-bef.1791)
Ulrich Speicher (bef. 1710-bef.1785)
Maria ____ (c.1717-bef.1819)
Johan Christian/Christoph Speicher (1720/38-after 1790/bef. 1797)
Christina Mishler (1734-1817)
Joseph Christoph(er) Speicher, Sr (1762/68-1830)
Elizabeth Miller +(1770-1818)
Joseph Christoph(er) Speicher II (1797-1862)
Rebecca Musser (1829-1892)
Laura Catherine Speicher (1859-1919)
Christian F. Lee (1858-1906)
Annie J. Lee (1885-1971)
Charles Frederick Krause (1884-1973)
Hilda Elizabeth Krause (1921-1997)
Richard Orville Miller +(1920-2015)
Susan Kay Miller (1949- )
Larry Edsel Pearce (1948- )
Annie Rebecca Pearce Matthew Carter Pearce
(1971- ) (1973- )

*Spelled various ways in English, including Spicer, Spycher, Spigher. Speiger, and Spiker

+Elizabeth Miller’s family was southern Somerset County Amish. Richard Miller’s family was northern Somerset County Lutheran, no relation. Both families originally settled in Eastern PA. Joseph Christian Speicher’s mother-in-law, Anna Mishler (1715-1789), was also a Mueller.


Cindy Leonhardt. e-mail. 4 Jan. 2011

Glades Star, p. 256. Garrett Co., MD. September 1947*

Internet source. 4 Jan. 2011

J. Virgil Miller. Both Sides of the Ocean. Morgantown, PA: Mastof Pub., 2002

“Johan & Joseph Speichers.” Glades Star. September 1947, p. 256

Various Public Member Family Trees, Federal Censuses, & other documents. Ancestry.com

*Speicher family Bible contains record. Owned in 1947 by Lt. Paul E. Speicher, Jr., Morristown, NJ, great-grandson of Joseph Speicher, Jr.

Last revised 1/17/20


9 Responses to Our Speicher* Family Tree

  1. Rose Mitschelen says:

    Would like to know about a Speicher Gen. book that contains at the end
    about some veterans of Rev. War, Civil War, World War 1, 2, etc.

    • admin says:

      Hi Rose,
      I’m not familiar with the book to which you refer, but I’ll surely keep my eyes posted for it. However, if our Speicher ancestors were Anabaptists they wouldn’t have served in the military. Thanks for your response, and please keep in touch.

      • admin says:

        The last generations of Speichers in our line were either Lutherans or Reformed, in which case they would have fought in the military. Look at my recent article “Introduction: Speicher” for more information and let me know what you find out otherwise. Thanks,

  2. Michael Lopez says:

    Good afternoon.

    My name is Michael Lopez and I need to get some information on the updated Speicher Family History. I am of the lineage and have a copy of the 3rd Edition book published in 1983. In that book I am listed on page 217 Tracking # B1A2B3B1B. My grandparents and mother are now all passed away and would like to see and contribute any updated information I may be able to provide.



    • admin says:

      Hi Mike,
      I don’t have a copy of the Speicher book to which you refer. My sources, for the most part are online and family tradition. While I hope you will get some response from my posting your letter, may I suggest that you go on the various bulletin boards, Genealogy.com and Ancestry.com, and repeat your inquiry. Also, you may use an internet search engine such as Google or Dogpile to find specific information. You will certainly be successful, especially if you can offer some information of your own to bring people up to date on your line. I will look for the Speicher book in our local history centers. Thanks for your interest,

  3. Mike says:

    Thank you Larry,

    The book I have a copy of is fascinating. My portion of the connection traces itself back to Christian Speicher 1794-1883 in Berks County, PA … Thank you for the information and will reach out to other avenues…


    • admin says:

      Is the book you refer to one that I have have referenced in the article: Paul Speicher’s genealogy or The History of the Speicher Family published by the family association? While I own neither, I did find excellent excerpts online. Please let me know which book you have and if/how it mentions our Somerset County Speichers. If your Christian lived in Berks County, I’m sure we’re related! Thanks for your interest,

  4. KC Mac says:

    The link you provided (http://web.me.com/abacusinfo/Lehman-Burke_Family_History) takes me to my own iCloud account for login. I’m assuming that’s because Apple changed everything over. Would love to see the documentation you have on Anna Mishler and her being a Mueller! Can you provide a new link? Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Dear KC,
      Thanks for calling my attention that. Now I can’t remember my password! I’m about a month from retirement when I will have more time to recall my sources. Thanks for being patient. I’ll be getting back to you. Meanwhile, do you have anything I can post on the page?

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