Researching the Altvater Family

If you look at maps of today's distribution of surnames Altvater and Altvatter you will find them distributed mainly over the western part of Germany. The name is not really rare and there are several frequency nodes. The highest concentration of these two names is in Baden-Württemberg. There are significant densifications in descending order even in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. Since my parents, grandparents and great-grandparents all come from the environment of the town of Isny im Allgäu, my research concentrates almost completely on the Upper Swabian area. Since the earliest Altvater in Isny has moved at the turn to the 20th century from the Kreis Biberach, there is also a personal research focus. Even in the neighboring densification areas of Altvater in the Swabian forest and in the area just before the confluence of the rivers Kocher and Jagst in the Neckar so far I found no related individuals.

But at least for the areas in Upper Swabia I have set my personal target to collect all the Altvaters and Altvatters, both spellings, finding out the relationships between them. For most of the currently 432 Altvater total in this database, I have succeeded. Unfortunately, a few of the very early 16th century Altvaters can not yet be connected and therefore are not included in the sum mentioned. In the period in question, there are still no church books available and other sources must be consulted. The first previously known written mention of an Altvater can be found for example in the Biberacher Bürgerbuch in 1506.

For not appearing too self-centered this collection of information does include at least the marriages of my female relatives. This means a different surname for any existing children. Especially in the recent past, this family research is broadening into many branches. Thus, a thorough look at this collection can be worthwhile even for newcomers to this topic. See also the FAQ-Section and related blog articles.

In addition, there is more information about interesting family connections in Upper Swabia and in the Catholic enclaves in the old Württemberg duchy. If you have questions you can send me a message. Please use the link in the footer of each page. And please note that I speak Swabian, but I also read and write in English and German.

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Joseph Altvatter + Anna Maria Zahner
Marriage September 20, 1710Ochsenhausen, Kreis Biberach

Woher kam Anna Maria Zahner, verwitwet in St. Gallen? Heirat mit Joseph Altvatter, geb. 1684 in Rottum, am 20. September 1710. Dieses Ehepaar erscheint in Werner Hackers "Auswanderungen aus Oberschwaben im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert" mit folgenden Informationen: Altvatter, Joseph, Rottum, mit Frau Anna Maria Zauner, nach Ungarn wollend, fordert vom Bruder Jakob A. sein Erbgeld; abgewiesen, da es erst Lichtmeß fällig. Scheint als Kläger noch 2. Sept hier zu sein. - (1712 05 30) 09 02. Die Zahlen scheinen ein Datum zu sein. In Klammern der 30. Mai 1712 und außerhalb der 2. September. Die Schreibweise Zahner erscheint im Heiratsregister für das Jahr 1710 in Ochsenhausen. Die Schreibweise Zauner ist möglicherweise ein Lesefehler. Ob das Paar tatsächlich nach Ungarn ausgewandert ist lässt sich leider nicht erkennen. In das Komitat Sathmar eher nicht, da sie nicht im Werk von Istvan Vonhaz "Die deutsche Ansiedlung im Komitat Sathmar" erscheinen.
Statistics — Altvater in Oberschwaben

This family tree was last updated on May 18, 2019.

Individuals
Males
1,081
49.2%
Females
1,109
50.4%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Repositories
Total events
3,913
Total users
4
Earliest birth year
1577
Latest birth year
1991
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Latest death year
2014
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Individual who lived the longest
98
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Average age at death
30
Males: 29   Females: 31
Average number of children per family
4.57
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Josef Anton SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 3:16:51 p.m.MAV
Maria Anna SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 4:28:45 p.m.MAV
Maria Anna SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 4:35:51 p.m.MAV
Aurelius SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 4:40:37 p.m.MAV
Antonius SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 4:47:22 p.m.MAV
Gustav SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 4:50:48 p.m.MAV
Ferdinand SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 4:53:41 p.m.MAV
Joseph Schöllhorn + Josepha SchaadMay 5, 2019 - 3:19:46 p.m.MAV
Walburga SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 4:56:10 p.m.MAV
Josepha SchaadMay 5, 2019 - 3:19:46 p.m.MAV
Waldburga MuschMay 5, 2019 - 5:55:48 p.m.MAV
Joseph SchöllhornMay 5, 2019 - 5:52:16 p.m.MAV
Ferdinand SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 6:09:20 a.m.MAV
Josephus Altvater + Crescentia SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 6:27:30 a.m.MAV
Josephus AltvaterMay 6, 2019 - 6:27:30 a.m.MAV
Mauritius Schöllhorn + Waldburga MuschMay 6, 2019 - 6:38:42 a.m.MAV
Anonymus SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 7:13:39 a.m.MAV
Anonyma SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 6:59:08 a.m.MAV
Andreas SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 8:10:06 a.m.MAV
… … + Elisabetha SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 8:10:06 a.m.MAV
… … + Elisabetha SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 8:22:21 a.m.MAV
Alois SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 8:22:21 a.m.MAV
Crescentia SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 11:05:17 a.m.MAV
Waldburga SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 11:05:17 a.m.MAV
… … + Crescentia SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 11:05:17 a.m.MAV
Elisabetha SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 11:46:26 a.m.MAV
Waldpurga SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 11:46:26 a.m.MAV
Johanna StelzleMay 6, 2019 - 12:24:01 p.m.MAV
Benedikt Nassal + Johanna StelzleMay 6, 2019 - 12:24:01 p.m.MAV
Anna Maria FehrMay 6, 2019 - 12:46:27 p.m.MAV
Benedikt NassalMay 6, 2019 - 12:46:27 p.m.MAV
Franz Joseph NassalMay 6, 2019 - 12:30:08 p.m.MAV
Benedikt Nassal + Anna Maria FehrMay 6, 2019 - 12:46:27 p.m.MAV
Anonym NassalMay 6, 2019 - 12:56:01 p.m.MAV
… … + Elisabetha SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 11:46:26 a.m.MAV
Benedikt Schellhorn + Domitia MillerMay 6, 2019 - 9:38:15 p.m.MAV
Mauritius SchöllhornMay 6, 2019 - 9:04:48 p.m.MAV
Domitia MillerMay 6, 2019 - 9:38:15 p.m.MAV
Franciscus Josephus SchöllhorenMay 7, 2019 - 5:07:35 a.m.MAV
Antonius SchöllhornMay 7, 2019 - 5:16:45 a.m.MAV
Maria Elisabetha SchöllhornMay 7, 2019 - 5:21:10 a.m.MAV
Maria Theresia SchöllhornMay 7, 2019 - 5:39:30 a.m.MAV
Conradus SchöllhornMay 7, 2019 - 5:45:24 a.m.MAV
Benedikt Schellhorn + Justina HaasMay 7, 2019 - 5:01:54 a.m.MAV
Aurelius Renatus SchöllhornMay 7, 2019 - 7:17:24 a.m.MAV
Petrus HaasMay 7, 2019 - 11:19:16 a.m.MAV
Petrus Haas + Barbara SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 11:29:44 a.m.MAV
Justina HaasMay 7, 2019 - 11:29:44 a.m.MAV
Barbara SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 11:19:16 a.m.MAV
Benedikt SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 3:24:10 p.m.MAV
Maria Anna SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 3:29:34 p.m.MAV
Theresia SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 3:30:36 p.m.MAV
Ignatius SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 3:36:51 p.m.MAV
Franziska SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 3:39:35 p.m.MAV
Joseph SchellhornMay 7, 2019 - 3:42:26 p.m.MAV
Josephus Schelhorn + Anastasia RuediMay 7, 2019 - 3:25:30 p.m.MAV
Anastasia RuediMay 7, 2019 - 3:25:30 p.m.MAV
Mathias SchellhornMay 8, 2019 - 6:11:19 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria KarerMay 8, 2019 - 6:13:42 a.m.MAV
Michael Schellhorn + Anna Maria KarerMay 8, 2019 - 6:13:42 a.m.MAV
Michael SchellhornMay 8, 2019 - 9:07:34 a.m.MAV
Barbara KemmerlinMay 9, 2019 - 8:20:55 a.m.MAV
Barbara TeufflerMay 9, 2019 - 9:03:46 a.m.MAV
Hans Schöllhorn + Barbara KemmerlinMay 9, 2019 - 8:20:55 a.m.MAV
Michael SchellhornMay 9, 2019 - 8:33:24 a.m.MAV
Matthias SchelhornMay 9, 2019 - 8:34:23 a.m.MAV
Georgius SchelhornMay 9, 2019 - 8:32:01 a.m.MAV
Johannes SchelhornMay 9, 2019 - 8:31:04 a.m.MAV
Josephus SchelhornMay 9, 2019 - 8:18:07 a.m.MAV
Magdalena SchellhornMay 9, 2019 - 8:35:23 a.m.MAV
Catharina SchellhornMay 9, 2019 - 8:36:32 a.m.MAV
Maria Anna GmeinderMay 9, 2019 - 1:48:38 p.m.MAV
Johann Baptist Henkel + Maria Anna GmeinderMay 9, 2019 - 1:48:38 p.m.MAV
Maria Josepha GmeinderMay 9, 2019 - 1:46:56 p.m.MAV
Johann Baptist HenkelMay 9, 2019 - 1:46:56 p.m.MAV
Sebastianus SchellhornMay 10, 2019 - 9:03:47 a.m.MAV
Maria BinzerMay 10, 2019 - 9:06:44 a.m.MAV
Hanß Schellhorn + Maria BinzerMay 10, 2019 - 9:06:44 a.m.MAV
Hanß SchellhornMay 10, 2019 - 9:10:29 a.m.MAV
Sebastian SchöllhornMay 10, 2019 - 9:10:29 a.m.MAV
Anna OttMay 10, 2019 - 9:11:41 a.m.MAV
Sebastian Schöllhorn + Anna OttMay 10, 2019 - 9:11:41 a.m.MAV
Jakob SchellhornMay 15, 2019 - 5:55:47 a.m.MAV
Hans SchellhornMay 15, 2019 - 5:55:47 a.m.MAV
Jakob Schellhorn + Anna KunenbergerMay 15, 2019 - 5:57:26 a.m.MAV
Anna KunenbergerMay 15, 2019 - 5:57:26 a.m.MAV
Hans SchöllhornMay 17, 2019 - 5:01:29 a.m.MAV
Ursula KlebichlerMay 17, 2019 - 5:03:08 a.m.MAV
Christoph Schellhorn + Ursula KlebichlerMay 17, 2019 - 5:03:08 a.m.MAV
Christoph SchellhornMay 17, 2019 - 5:07:22 a.m.MAV
Hans Schellhorn + Barbara TeufflerMay 17, 2019 - 5:07:22 a.m.MAV
Johanna MusseggerMay 17, 2019 - 8:19:47 a.m.MAV
Joannes AltvatterMay 17, 2019 - 8:27:45 a.m.MAV
Maria AltvatterMay 17, 2019 - 10:40:25 a.m.MAV
Simon Altvatter + Johanna MusseggerMay 17, 2019 - 8:19:47 a.m.MAV
Franciscus Antonius AltvatterMay 17, 2019 - 10:14:14 a.m.MAV
Simon AltvatterMay 18, 2019 - 1:08:30 a.m.MAV
Justina LambartMay 18, 2019 - 1:08:30 a.m.MAV
Josephus AltvatterMay 18, 2019 - 1:14:00 a.m.MAV
Anna AltvatterMay 18, 2019 - 1:16:27 a.m.MAV
Elisabeth AltvatterMay 18, 2019 - 1:18:25 a.m.MAV
Simon Altvatter + Justina LambartMay 18, 2019 - 1:08:30 a.m.MAV
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