Elizabeth Altfather

24 March 1800–
Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Altfather was born on 24 March 1800, in Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Frederick Johan Altfather, was 20 and her mother, Barbara Zeigler, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Johan Altfather
1779–1841
Barbara Zeigler
1775–1816
Daniel Altfather
1795–1796
Elizabeth Altfather
1800–
Susanna Altfather
1802–1828
Lewis Altfather
1806–
William Altfather
1807–
Daniel Altfather
1808–1849

Parents and Siblings

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 12

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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  • Elizabeth Altfather, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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