Joseph & Clementine Gottsponer/Frank & Clementine Gottsponer families are tied together.
Joseph & Clementine, both traveling with their families (Gottsponer & Heinzman) arrived at New York on October 1, 1883 from Switzerland aboard the Normandie.
Clementine Wiesen wed Joseph Gottsponer Jan 7, 1884, and lived in the St Vincent, Arkansas, community. They had six children: Adolph "Ralph", Caroline, Joseph, Mary, Lena, and Josephine.
Joseph lost his life in a drowning accident at Overcup Creek January 11, 1897.
Franjo Sponer (age 19) arrived in New York on October 21, 1898 from Austria aboard the Normandie.
Frank Sponer & Clemenine Wiesen Gottsponer were wed August 26, 1899, and they also lived in the St Vincent Community. They had five children: Oscar, Ida, Bill, Emma, and Alfred.
Frank died September 5, 1912.
Clementine continued to live in St Vincent and died April 12, 1944.
St Vincent, Conway Co, Arkansas Marriage: Frank Sponer (20) ; Spouse's Name: Clemey Gottsponer (27); Marriage Date: 26 Aug 1899; Marriage License Date: 11 Aug 1899 Marriage County: Conway; FHL Film Number: 1025335
1900 Census - Gregory, Conway Co, AR - Sponer, Frank (21) b. Mar 1879 Switzerland, Married 1yr; Sponer, Clema - Wife (32) b. Feb 1868 Switzerland, Married 1yr; Sponer, Oscar - son (5/12) b. Jan 1900 Arkansas; Gottspuner, Joseph - stepson (8) b. 1889 Arkansas; Gottspuner, Mary - stepdaughter (9) b. Feb 1892 Arkansas; Gottspuner, Lena - stepdaughter (8) b. feb 1892 Arkansas
1910 Census - St Vincent, Conway Co, AR Gsponer Frank T Head Male White 30 1880 Married Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland 1883; Gsponer Clementina Wife Female White 43 1867 Married Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland 1883; Gsponer Oscar M Son Male White 10 1900 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland; Gsponer Ida F Daughter Female White 8 1902 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland; Gsponer William A Son Male White 6 1904 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland; Gsponer Emma M Daughter Female White 4 1906 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland; Gsponer Alfred E Son Male White 1 1909 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland; Gottsponer Joseph B Step Son Male White 21 1889 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland; Gottsponer Mary J Step Daughter Female White 19 1891 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland; Gottsponer Michalina K Step Daughter Female White 17 1893 Single Arkansas Switzerland Switzerland
1900 Census - Gregory, Conway Co, Arkansas - Sponer, Mike (57) b. Oct 1848 Switzerland married 25 yrs; Katie - wife (49) b. September 1850 Switzerland (9 children/ 9 living); Katie - daughter (24) b. Nov 1875 Switzerland; Mike - son (23) b. April 1877 Swizerland; Alex - son (18) b. October 1881 Switzerland; Olly - son (16) b. Oct 1883 Arkansas; Mary - daughter (16) b. Oct 1883 Arkansas; Delaphina - daughter (13) b. April 1887 Arkansas; Anna - daughter (10) b. Dec 1889 Arkansas; Joseph (4) b. July 1895 Arkansas; Ruffiner, Fred - grandson (2/12) b. Apr 1900 Arkansas
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