Henry Specht was born about 1819 in Germany. He first shows up in the United States in the 1860 census in Massillon, Stark County, Ohio. It is believed that he was from the Alsace Lorraine region, which was sometimes in France and sometimes in Germany as the borders changed several times during the 1800's. He married Saloma Stitzer prior to 1860, although since she appears to be from the same area, it is not known whether they were married in Ohio, or in Germany. Both were of German descent and all of their children were born in Ohio. According to Saloma's death certificate she was the daughter of George Stitzer, although no record of George in the United States has been found.
Henry Specht Genealogy