John Altman

1796–1858 (Age 62)
Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Altman was born in 1796, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Altman, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Riegel (or Riggle), was 21. He married Mary McCrady after 1810, in United States. He died in September 1858, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62.

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John Altman
1796–1858
Mary McCrady
1799–
Marriage: after 1810

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after 1810
United States

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

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 16

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

Age 23

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.

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