Anton Nachtwei

29 March 1826–17 May 1904 (Age 78)
Kreuzebra, Eichsfeld, Thüringen, Germany

The Life of Anton

When Anton Nachtwei was born on 29 March 1826, in Kreuzebra, Eichsfeld, Thüringen, Germany, his father, Johann Michael Nachtwey, was 42 and his mother, Maria Katherina Mueller, was 36. He married Catharine Platten on 20 July 1851, in Cooperstown, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in New Denmark, Brown, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 May 1904, in Pine Grove, Brown, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pine Grove, Brown, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anton Nachtwei
1826–1904
Catharine Platten
1835–1909
Marriage: 20 July 1851
Margaret Nachtwey
1852–1852
John Joseph Nachtwey
1854–1913
George Nachtwey
1864–1866
George Nachtwey
1867–1867
Jacob Nachtwey
1868–1868
Maggie Nachtwey
1882–1882
John Henry Nachtwey
1856–1930
Henry Nachtwey
1858–1915
Peter Nachtwey
1859–1877
Anton Nachtwey
1862–
Francis Nachtwey
1865–1931
Mary Catherine Sis. Pancratia Nachtwey
1870–1962
Mark James Nachtwey
1873–1962
Matheldia Sis. Romana Nachtwey
1876–1966
Lizzie Nachtwey
1880–
Elizabeth Nachtwey
1880–1941
Maggie Nachtwey
1880–1959

Spouse and Children

    Male1826–1904Male

    Catharine Platten

    Female1835–1909Female

MARRIAGE
20 July 1851
Cooperstown, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States
children

(17)

    Margaret Nachtwey

    Female1852–1852Female

    John Joseph Nachtwey

    Male1854–1913Male

    Male1856–1930Male

    Henry Nachtwey

    Male1858–1915Male

    Peter Nachtwey

    Male1859–1877Male

+12 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Johann Michael Nachtwey

    Male1784–1839Male

    Maria Katherina Mueller

    Female1789–1832Female

siblings

(10)

    Jacob Nachtway

    Male1816–1851Male

    Anna Margaritha Nachtwey

    Female1817–1892Female

    Johannes Henry Nachtwey

    Male1819–1895Male

    Franz Joseph Nachtwey

    Male1821–1850Male

    Miss Nachtwey

    Female1823–1823Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Treaty of the Cedars

Age 10

Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River on September 3, 1836. The Menominee Nation ceded nearly 4 million acres of land for the following items every year for twenty years: $3,000 worth of food provisions, 2,000 lbs. of tobacco, 30 barrels of salt, agricultural supplies, and $500 per year.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 26

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

North German: a topographic name, a reduced form of Nachtweide ‘night pasture’, for someone who owned land for grazing cattle or sheep at night.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Anton Nachtivey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anton Nachtweye, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Anton Nachtwei, "Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950"

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