David Altman

1795–1878 (Age 83)
Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of David

When David Altman was born on 15 May 1795, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Altman, was 27 and his mother, Susanna Riegel (or Riggle), was 20. He married Elizabeth Catherine Otstott on 8 October 1828, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Marion Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1880. In 1850, at the age of 55, his occupation is listed as farmer in Montgomery Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States. He died on 5 July 1878, in Hempfield Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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David Altman
Elizabeth Catherine Otstott
Marriage: 8 October 1828
Susanna Catharine Altman
William H Altman
Sophia Mary Altman
Frederick Altman
Daniel Altman
David W Altman III
Emanuel L Altman
Charles Albert Altman
Mary Elizabeth Altman
Heniretta Altman

Spouse & Children

8 October 1828
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States


  • Susanna Catharine Altman


  • William H Altman


  • Female1835–1912Female

  • Male1838–1911Male

  • Daniel Altman


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.

Age 8

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

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)

  • David Altman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Altman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • David Altman, "United States Census, 1850"

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