When Jacob Spori was born on 26 March 1847, in Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Jakob Spori, was 36 and his mother, Susanna Katharina Boehlen, was 19. He married Magdelena Roschi on 9 October 1874, in Oberwil im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 27 September 1903, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Ephraim, Faina, Hershy, Moshe, Shimon. German Jurgen.
German: apparently a nickname from Middle High German sporn ‘to spur’.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Sporn ‘spur’.
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