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 456 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 August 22, 2019.

Individuals
Males
1,232
49.6%
Females
1,243
50%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Repositories
Total events
4,398
Total users
5
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
31
Males: 30   Females: 32
Average number of children per family
4.51
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Maria Dorothea BrillAugust 19, 2019 - 7:00:14 a.m.MAV
Josephus BrillAugust 19, 2019 - 7:00:14 a.m.MAV
Friderica Dorothea GrossmannAugust 19, 2019 - 7:25:30 a.m.MAV
Josephus Brill + Friderica Dorothea GrossmannAugust 19, 2019 - 7:25:30 a.m.MAV
Maria Margaretha BrillAugust 19, 2019 - 7:38:41 a.m.MAV
Cyprian HallerAugust 20, 2019 - 6:58:22 a.m.MAV
Siegfried HallerAugust 20, 2019 - 7:04:37 a.m.MAV
Joseph BertheleAugust 20, 2019 - 9:43:34 a.m.MAV
Barbara BertheleAugust 20, 2019 - 9:48:27 a.m.MAV
Johann Evangelist BertheleAugust 20, 2019 - 9:50:53 a.m.MAV
Barbara BertheleAugust 20, 2019 - 9:54:27 a.m.MAV
Elisabetha BertheleAugust 20, 2019 - 9:59:58 a.m.MAV
Josephus BertheleAugust 20, 2019 - 10:02:38 a.m.MAV
Joseph Berthele + Josepha KienleAugust 20, 2019 - 9:43:34 a.m.MAV
Josepha KienleAugust 20, 2019 - 10:15:55 a.m.MAV
Johann Michael Kemmerle + Josepha KienleAugust 20, 2019 - 10:15:55 a.m.MAV
Viktoria KemmerleAugust 20, 2019 - 10:18:45 a.m.MAV
Franz Xaver SchellhornAugust 20, 2019 - 8:06:57 p.m.MAV
Krescenz SchellhornAugust 20, 2019 - 8:16:51 p.m.MAV
Waldburg SchellhornAugust 20, 2019 - 8:20:32 p.m.MAV
Georg Fidel SchellhornAugust 20, 2019 - 8:27:13 p.m.MAV
Franz Xaver Schellhorn + Anna Maria ReischAugust 20, 2019 - 8:06:57 p.m.MAV
Domitia SchellhornAugust 20, 2019 - 8:30:01 p.m.MAV
Johann Michael KemmerleAugust 20, 2019 - 10:15:55 a.m.MAV
Krezenz LämmleAugust 21, 2019 - 4:43:49 a.m.MAV
Joseph Anton SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 4:43:49 a.m.MAV
Anton DaiberAugust 21, 2019 - 5:05:03 a.m.MAV
Maria Anna SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 5:05:03 a.m.MAV
Donatus DaiberAugust 21, 2019 - 5:22:09 a.m.MAV
Elisabeth SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 5:44:09 a.m.MAV
Alois SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 5:53:16 a.m.MAV
Joseph Anton Schellhorn + Krezenz LämmleAugust 21, 2019 - 4:43:49 a.m.MAV
Franz Xaver SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:18:46 a.m.MAV
Balbina EgenterAugust 21, 2019 - 6:18:46 a.m.MAV
Franz Joseph SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:23:12 a.m.MAV
Kreszenz SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:25:54 a.m.MAV
Leonhard SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:30:02 a.m.MAV
Veronika SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:33:42 a.m.MAV
Josef Anton SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:38:20 a.m.MAV
Leonhard SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:41:32 a.m.MAV
Viktoria SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:45:26 a.m.MAV
Franz Joseph SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:54:37 a.m.MAV
Heinrich SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 6:58:36 a.m.MAV
Paulina SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 7:10:03 a.m.MAV
Leonhard SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 7:13:31 a.m.MAV
Franz Xaver Schellhorn + Balbina EgenterAugust 21, 2019 - 6:18:46 a.m.MAV
Leonhard SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 7:15:30 a.m.MAV
Seraphina SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 7:23:06 a.m.MAV
… … + Seraphina SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 7:23:06 a.m.MAV
Crescentia SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 7:23:06 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria ReischAugust 21, 2019 - 9:13:32 a.m.MAV
Joannes ReischAugust 21, 2019 - 9:13:32 a.m.MAV
Maria Theresia ReischAugust 21, 2019 - 10:51:40 a.m.MAV
Maria Theresia ReüschAugust 21, 2019 - 10:59:15 a.m.MAV
Joannes Reisch + Elisabetha RödleAugust 21, 2019 - 9:22:35 a.m.MAV
Joannes Baptista ReüschAugust 21, 2019 - 11:27:28 a.m.MAV
Michael DenzelAugust 21, 2019 - 11:47:39 a.m.MAV
Elisabetha RödleAugust 21, 2019 - 11:47:39 a.m.MAV
Maria Theresia DenzelAugust 21, 2019 - 12:00:16 p.m.MAV
Michael Denzel + Elisabetha RödleAugust 21, 2019 - 11:47:39 a.m.MAV
Josephus Reüsch + Maria FacklerAugust 21, 2019 - 3:00:13 p.m.MAV
Anton Daiber + Maria Anna SchellhornAugust 21, 2019 - 5:05:03 a.m.MAV
Marianna RiesAugust 22, 2019 - 2:36:56 p.m.MAV
Norbert FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 2:36:56 p.m.MAV
Martin FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 2:47:44 p.m.MAV
Theresia FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 3:16:27 p.m.MAV
Karoline FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 3:24:05 p.m.MAV
Johannes FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 3:47:42 p.m.MAV
Xaver BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:24:42 p.m.MAV
Scholastica AltvaterAugust 22, 2019 - 4:24:42 p.m.MAV
Maximus BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:29:51 p.m.MAV
Ursula BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:33:22 p.m.MAV
Josef Anton BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:38:02 p.m.MAV
Maria Walburg BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:40:55 p.m.MAV
Meinrad BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:46:04 p.m.MAV
Xaver Bentele + Scholastica AltvaterAugust 22, 2019 - 4:24:42 p.m.MAV
Carolus BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:51:20 p.m.MAV
Lorenz BenteleAugust 22, 2019 - 4:48:55 p.m.MAV
Veronica FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 5:34:49 p.m.MAV
Norbert Fink + Marianna RiesAugust 22, 2019 - 2:36:56 p.m.MAV
Jakob FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 5:45:47 p.m.MAV
Joseph Anton DaiberAugust 22, 2019 - 5:55:45 p.m.MAV
Paulina FinkAugust 22, 2019 - 3:57:54 p.m.MAV
Donatus DaiberAugust 22, 2019 - 6:00:58 p.m.MAV
Kreszenz DaiberAugust 22, 2019 - 7:40:28 p.m.MAV
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Altvater (312), Altvatter (144), Gauss (100), Fink (65), Schellhorn (57), Singer (56), Caspar (53), Mayerhofer (50), Reisch (47), Kienle (45), Schöllhorn (41), Altfatter (38), Vochetzer (38), Sigg (35), Denzel (31), Kiefer (31), Fleckh (30), Spenle (30), Gegier (25), Schäf (23), Baumann (23), Kösler (23), Schmid (23), Bisinger (23), Großschatz (23), Willburger (23), Küfer (21), Stelzle (19), Ris (18), Mayer (18), König (18), Ziesel (18), Gürtler (17), Maucher (15), Flekh (15), Baur (15), Reich (15), Rau (14), Fleck (14), Stölzle (14)
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Descendants of Josephus Altfatter and Magdalena Kraus in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.

Descendants of Georgius Reich and Rosalia Altfatter in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.