Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rev. Clement L. Alspach

Clement L. Alspach was born March 31, 1867 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alspach in Van Wert, Ohio. He graduated from Heidelberg College in 1890. In 1893, Clement Alspach married Anna Seemuth. Clement L. Alspach became a minister. He served churches in Pittsburgh, Akron, Zanesville, and Kansas before he accepted the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church in Sandusky, during World War One. After he resigned from his ministerial duties, Rev. Alspach worked with the American City Bureau in New York City, setting up Chambers of Commerce in several different states.

Later, Rev. Alspach returned to Sandusky and he was a visiting pastor to various churches, and he also served on the Erie County Jury Commission for many years. In 1921, Mrs. Alspach died, and Rev. Alspach never remarried. He died in May 15, 1959, and was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. He was survived by a daughter, Mrs. Karl Kugel and a son Clement W. Alspach. An obituary for Rev. C. L. Alspach appeared in the May 16, 1959 issue of the Sandusky Register. An online site from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania features a biography of Rev. Alspach.

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