Johann Willelm Altman

1798–1877 (Age 79)
Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Johann Willelm

When Johann Willelm Altman was born on 8 March 1798, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Altman, was 30 and his mother, Susanna Riegel (or Riggle), was 23. He married Anna Catharine Zundell in 1829, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. In 1850, at the age of 52, his occupation is listed as . He died on 28 November 1877, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Johann Willelm Altman
Anna Catharine Zundell
Marriage: 1829
Leah Altman
Uriah N Altman
Hannah C Altman
Salome Altman
Barbara Altman
John J. Altman
Mary M Altman
Margaret Altman

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Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 14

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Altmann .2 Respelling of German Altmann .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Wm Altman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Altman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Altman, "United States Census, 1870"

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