Jacob Altman

1819–1894 (Age 75)
Hempfield, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Altman was born on 19 February 1819, in Hempfield, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Altman, was 50 and his mother, Susanna Riegel (or Riggle), was 44. He married Leah Cribbs on 20 May 1847, in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. He lived in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 27 June 1894, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Altman
Leah Cribbs
Marriage: 20 May 1847
Elizabeth Altman
Lucinda Altman
Mary H. Altman
Agnes E. Altman
Alice Altman
Ida Cribbs
Sarah Jane Altman

Spouse & Children

20 May 1847
Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


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+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

Age 27

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

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)

  • Jacob Altman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Altman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob Altman, "United States Census, 1860"

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