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 October 20, 2019.

Individuals
Males
1,316
49.8%
Females
1,316
49.8%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Repositories
Total events
4,759
Total users
6
Earliest birth year
1577
Latest birth year
1991
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Latest death year
2015
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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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Domitia MerkOctober 7, 2019 - 11:33:19 p.m.MAV
Aurel Johann Martin MerkOctober 7, 2019 - 11:33:19 p.m.MAV
… … + Domitia MerkOctober 7, 2019 - 11:33:19 p.m.MAV
Rudolf HirschfeldOctober 8, 2019 - 6:17:00 a.m.MAV
Jacobina VochetzerOctober 8, 2019 - 6:20:03 a.m.MAV
Johann Georg MerkOctober 8, 2019 - 6:34:13 a.m.MAV
Crescentia HafeneggerOctober 8, 2019 - 6:34:13 a.m.MAV
Theresia MerkOctober 8, 2019 - 6:51:00 a.m.MAV
Maria Barbara MerkOctober 8, 2019 - 7:25:55 a.m.MAV
Johann Georg Merk + Crescentia HafeneggerOctober 8, 2019 - 6:34:13 a.m.MAV
Christian MerkOctober 8, 2019 - 7:40:25 a.m.MAV
Maria Theresia MerckhOctober 8, 2019 - 8:50:20 a.m.MAV
Josephus MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 9:09:15 a.m.MAV
Antonius MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 8:44:13 a.m.MAV
Aurel MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 8:26:01 a.m.MAV
Josephus MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 9:49:08 a.m.MAV
Casparus MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 9:55:58 a.m.MAV
Maria Barbara MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 8:59:55 a.m.MAV
Domitia MerckhOctober 8, 2019 - 10:21:05 a.m.MAV
Josephus Merck + Anna Maria WeckerleOctober 8, 2019 - 8:28:40 a.m.MAV
Maria Barbara MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 10:04:30 a.m.MAV
Josephus MerckOctober 8, 2019 - 8:26:01 a.m.MAV
Joannes WeckherleOctober 8, 2019 - 1:11:32 p.m.MAV
Petronilla WildOctober 8, 2019 - 1:13:25 p.m.MAV
Anna Maria WeckerleOctober 8, 2019 - 1:11:32 p.m.MAV
Aurelius WeckherleOctober 8, 2019 - 1:24:43 p.m.MAV
Joannes Weckherle + Petronilla WildOctober 8, 2019 - 1:13:25 p.m.MAV
Jacobus ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 8:12:55 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 8:19:57 a.m.MAV
Magdalena ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 8:41:11 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 9:01:16 a.m.MAV
Simon ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 9:31:49 a.m.MAV
Christianus ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 9:35:53 a.m.MAV
Melchior ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 9:50:11 a.m.MAV
Georg ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 9:55:20 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 11:41:57 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 11:47:43 a.m.MAV
Catharina ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 12:00:33 p.m.MAV
Maximus ReüschOctober 14, 2019 - 12:31:06 p.m.MAV
Catharina SchöllhornOctober 14, 2019 - 12:31:06 p.m.MAV
Thomas ReüschOctober 14, 2019 - 12:59:17 p.m.MAV
Maria ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 1:04:55 p.m.MAV
Martinus Reisch + Maria MaucherOctober 14, 2019 - 9:50:11 a.m.MAV
Jacobus Reisch + Catharina MesmerOctober 14, 2019 - 9:48:12 a.m.MAV
Catharina MesmerOctober 14, 2019 - 8:12:55 a.m.MAV
Maximus Reüsch + Catharina SchöllhornOctober 14, 2019 - 12:31:06 p.m.MAV
Christianus ReischOctober 14, 2019 - 9:05:53 a.m.MAV
Maria Crescentia AltvaterOctober 15, 2019 - 1:02:31 p.m.MAV
Jacob KramerOctober 15, 2019 - 1:02:31 p.m.MAV
Jacob Kramer + Maria Crescentia AltvaterOctober 15, 2019 - 1:02:31 p.m.MAV
Johann Paul KramerOctober 15, 2019 - 2:35:48 p.m.MAV
Sebastian KramerOctober 15, 2019 - 2:26:05 p.m.MAV
Maximilian KramerOctober 15, 2019 - 2:18:04 p.m.MAV
Maria Ursula KramerOctober 15, 2019 - 1:52:50 p.m.MAV
Anna Maria KramerOctober 15, 2019 - 1:54:57 p.m.MAV
Matthaeus ReischOctober 16, 2019 - 4:07:26 a.m.MAV
Maria ReischOctober 16, 2019 - 4:01:14 a.m.MAV
Michell ReischOctober 16, 2019 - 3:55:08 a.m.MAV
Maria MaucherOctober 16, 2019 - 6:26:09 a.m.MAV
Georg MaucherOctober 16, 2019 - 6:26:09 a.m.MAV
Ursula RumpißinOctober 16, 2019 - 6:27:27 a.m.MAV
Georg Maucher + Ursula RumpißinOctober 16, 2019 - 6:27:27 a.m.MAV
Martinus ReischOctober 16, 2019 - 6:50:35 a.m.MAV
Jacob RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 7:37:50 a.m.MAV
Catharina MichlerOctober 16, 2019 - 7:41:43 a.m.MAV
Martinus Reisch + Anna RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 6:50:35 a.m.MAV
Georgius ReischOctober 16, 2019 - 8:16:19 a.m.MAV
Michael ReischOctober 16, 2019 - 8:22:22 a.m.MAV
Georg RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 10:09:16 a.m.MAV
Verena RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 10:03:05 a.m.MAV
Elisabeta RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 8:02:24 a.m.MAV
Anna RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 7:37:50 a.m.MAV
Agatha AltvaterOctober 16, 2019 - 10:55:18 a.m.MAV
Franz Seraph SeefelderOctober 16, 2019 - 10:55:18 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria SeefelderOctober 16, 2019 - 11:01:00 a.m.MAV
Eleonore SeefelderOctober 16, 2019 - 11:02:57 a.m.MAV
Johannes MästleOctober 16, 2019 - 11:33:50 a.m.MAV
Cäzilia SeefelderOctober 16, 2019 - 11:33:50 a.m.MAV
Martinus RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 12:17:12 p.m.MAV
Ursula RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 12:32:06 p.m.MAV
Jacob Rieger + Catharina MichlerOctober 16, 2019 - 7:41:43 a.m.MAV
Josephus RiegerOctober 16, 2019 - 12:52:30 p.m.MAV
Verena SchmidOctober 20, 2019 - 7:31:21 a.m.MAV
Christina PetscherOctober 20, 2019 - 7:34:04 a.m.MAV
Joannes Georgius Schmid + Christina PetscherOctober 20, 2019 - 7:34:04 a.m.MAV
Joannes Georgius SchmidOctober 20, 2019 - 7:31:21 a.m.MAV
Franziska ZeilerOctober 20, 2019 - 10:54:40 a.m.MAV
Johannes ZeilerOctober 20, 2019 - 10:54:40 a.m.MAV
Johannes Zeiler + Gertrud HierlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 10:57:05 a.m.MAV
Gertrud HierlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 11:52:50 a.m.MAV
Francisca MillerOctober 20, 2019 - 11:57:03 a.m.MAV
Maria Anna HirlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 12:01:01 p.m.MAV
Carolus Borromaeus Hierlemann + Francisca MillerOctober 20, 2019 - 11:57:03 a.m.MAV
Carolus Borromaeus HierlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 2:26:54 p.m.MAV
Laurentius HierlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 5:52:16 p.m.MAV
Conradus Hierlemann + Maria Genovefa HaggenmillerOctober 20, 2019 - 2:35:56 p.m.MAV
Maria Crescentia HierlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 9:34:32 p.m.MAV
Josephus HierlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 7:16:22 p.m.MAV
Conradus HierlemannOctober 20, 2019 - 2:26:54 p.m.MAV
Maria Genovefa HaggenmillerOctober 20, 2019 - 2:35:56 p.m.MAV
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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.