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 June 23, 2019.

Individuals
Males
1,170
49.4%
Females
1,190
50.2%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Repositories
Total events
4,127
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
30
Males: 29   Females: 31
Average number of children per family
4.56
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Maria PflimpferJune 17, 2019 - 4:52:01 a.m.MAV
Catharina HermannJune 17, 2019 - 4:51:27 a.m.MAV
Anna HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 6:23:28 a.m.MAV
Maria HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 6:29:49 a.m.MAV
Maria Magdalena HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 6:32:36 a.m.MAV
Joannes HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 6:38:22 a.m.MAV
Martinus Hörmann + Maria PflimpferJune 17, 2019 - 4:52:01 a.m.MAV
Simon HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 7:00:24 a.m.MAV
Martinus HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 6:46:55 a.m.MAV
Barbara HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 7:04:25 a.m.MAV
Francisca HermannJune 17, 2019 - 7:09:38 a.m.MAV
Jacob Hermann + Ursula KienerJune 17, 2019 - 6:48:54 a.m.MAV
Maria RebmannJune 17, 2019 - 7:14:29 a.m.MAV
Jacob HermannJune 17, 2019 - 7:14:29 a.m.MAV
Ursula KienerJune 17, 2019 - 6:48:54 a.m.MAV
Christianus HermannJune 17, 2019 - 8:30:37 a.m.MAV
Maria HörmannJune 17, 2019 - 8:44:50 a.m.MAV
Georgius HermannJune 17, 2019 - 8:46:58 a.m.MAV
Jacob Hermann + Maria RebmannJune 17, 2019 - 7:14:29 a.m.MAV
János KönigerJune 20, 2019 - 5:14:07 a.m.MAV
Márton KönigerJune 20, 2019 - 5:51:28 a.m.MAV
Cyril KönigerJune 20, 2019 - 6:35:31 a.m.MAV
Erszebet AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 7:51:51 a.m.MAV
János SolomajerJune 20, 2019 - 7:51:51 a.m.MAV
István SolomajerJune 20, 2019 - 7:53:15 a.m.MAV
János Solomajer + Erszebet AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 7:51:51 a.m.MAV
Maria KönigerJune 20, 2019 - 8:28:45 a.m.MAV
Erzsébet KönigerJune 20, 2019 - 9:49:58 a.m.MAV
János AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 9:43:02 a.m.MAV
Georgius AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 10:02:56 a.m.MAV
Simon KönigerJune 20, 2019 - 3:28:55 p.m.MAV
Joannes AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 4:03:10 p.m.MAV
Vendelinus AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 4:40:18 p.m.MAV
Simon AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 5:03:27 p.m.MAV
Anna AltfatterJune 20, 2019 - 5:50:38 p.m.MAV
Franz Joseph Holzer + Crescentia MorentJune 22, 2019 - 8:47:12 p.m.MAV
Franz Joseph HolzerJune 22, 2019 - 8:47:12 p.m.MAV
Crescentia MorentJune 22, 2019 - 8:47:12 p.m.MAV
Johann Michael WenkJune 22, 2019 - 9:54:51 p.m.MAV
Johann Michael Wenk + Maria Anna BeckJune 22, 2019 - 9:57:55 p.m.MAV
Veronika WenkJune 22, 2019 - 9:54:51 p.m.MAV
Maria Anna BeckJune 23, 2019 - 4:14:38 a.m.MAV
Johannes BeckJune 23, 2019 - 4:14:38 a.m.MAV
Magdalena AbrellJune 23, 2019 - 4:25:11 a.m.MAV
Johannes Beck + Magdalena AbrellJune 23, 2019 - 4:25:11 a.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.