Mathias Giltner

28 March 1842–25 July 1882 (Age 40)
Montgomery, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mathias

When Mathias Giltner was born on 28 March 1842, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States, his father, Abraham B. Giltner, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Liter, was 39. He had at least 1 son with Anna E. Benham. He lived in Brown Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 July 1882, in Waveland, Brown Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States, at the age of 40.

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Mathias Giltner
Anna E. Benham
Clyde Matthias Giltner

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Abraham B. Giltner


    Nancy Liter






    Henry Michael Giltner


    Alexander Martin Giltner


    Lucinda Giltner


    Joseph Giltner


+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 9

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 14

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a maker or seller of wooden buckets, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German gilte ‘wooden bucket’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Matthias L Gittur in household of A B Gittur, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mathias Giltner in household of Abraham B Giltner, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matthias Leiter Giltner in entry for Clyde M Giltner and Carlotta Bowman, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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