When Johann David Walter was born on 24 August 1774, in Salem Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Philip Antoni Walter, was 50 and his mother, Anna Elisabetha Volck, was 34. He married Susanna Stroh in 1792, in Salem Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. He died in 1850, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Walter Cemetery, Lucinda, Knox Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States.
English (of Norman origin), German, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, and Danish: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements wald ‘rule’ + heri, hari ‘army’. This personal name was introduced into England both in the reign of Edward the Confessor and by the Normans (in the forms Walt(i)er, Waut(i)er). After the Norman Conquest it soon became one of the most popular personal names in Britain. Compare Walther .
Germanized or Americanized form of Czech, Slovak, Croatian, and Slovenian Valter and Czech Valtr: from the personal name Valter, Valtr, of ancient Germanic origin (see 1 above).