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 December 13, 2019.

Individuals
Males
1,389
49.5%
Females
1,407
50.2%
Total surnames
Families
Sources
Media objects
Repositories
Total events
5,208
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
4.6
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Changes in the last 14 days
RecordLast changeby
Justina AltvatterDecember 3, 2019 - 7:58:46 a.m.MAV
Johann Georg Musch + Justina AltvatterDecember 3, 2019 - 7:58:46 a.m.MAV
Johann Georg MuschDecember 3, 2019 - 7:58:46 a.m.MAV
Aurel MuschDecember 4, 2019 - 6:56:09 a.m.MAV
Maximus MuschDecember 4, 2019 - 7:59:51 a.m.MAV
Maximilian MuschDecember 4, 2019 - 8:19:48 a.m.MAV
Justina ReischDecember 5, 2019 - 12:54:15 p.m.MAV
Justina HermannDecember 6, 2019 - 10:17:29 a.m.MAV
Francisca HermannDecember 6, 2019 - 10:26:26 a.m.MAV
Ursula KuenerDecember 6, 2019 - 12:00:04 p.m.MAV
Oswaldus KuenerDecember 6, 2019 - 12:00:04 p.m.MAV
Maria RüeffDecember 6, 2019 - 12:09:15 p.m.MAV
Oswaldus Kuener + Maria RüeffDecember 6, 2019 - 12:09:15 p.m.MAV
Ursula KuenerDecember 7, 2019 - 9:30:02 a.m.MAV
Catharina KuenerDecember 7, 2019 - 9:48:48 a.m.MAV
Kreszenz HeßDecember 9, 2019 - 11:23:34 a.m.MAV
Maria RhodiDecember 9, 2019 - 3:26:53 p.m.MAV
Fridolin RhodiDecember 9, 2019 - 2:42:33 p.m.MAV
Franz Xaver RhodiDecember 9, 2019 - 11:20:04 a.m.MAV
Augustinus Rodi + Kreszenz HeßDecember 9, 2019 - 11:23:34 a.m.MAV
Anna Maria RhodiDecember 9, 2019 - 3:17:20 p.m.MAV
Franziska RhodiDecember 10, 2019 - 9:33:46 a.m.MAV
Wendelin RhodiDecember 10, 2019 - 10:04:28 a.m.MAV
Augustinus RodiDecember 10, 2019 - 9:27:04 p.m.MAV
Kreszens RodiDecember 10, 2019 - 9:56:34 p.m.MAV
Johann Baptist Rodi + Maria Ursula MohrDecember 10, 2019 - 9:28:57 p.m.MAV
Maria Ursula MohrDecember 10, 2019 - 9:28:57 p.m.MAV
Xaver RodiDecember 11, 2019 - 4:28:15 a.m.MAV
Maria Anna RhodiDecember 11, 2019 - 4:42:02 a.m.MAV
Theresia RhodiDecember 11, 2019 - 4:57:59 a.m.MAV
Johann Baptist RodiDecember 11, 2019 - 5:22:15 a.m.MAV
Walburga ErsingDecember 11, 2019 - 5:22:15 a.m.MAV
Johann Baptist Rodi + Walburga ErsingDecember 11, 2019 - 5:22:15 a.m.MAV
Kreszenzia RhodiDecember 11, 2019 - 5:40:04 a.m.MAV
Regina DentzDecember 12, 2019 - 8:34:23 a.m.MAV
Georg ReischDecember 12, 2019 - 8:34:23 a.m.MAV
Jacobus Gabriel ReüschDecember 12, 2019 - 8:43:29 a.m.MAV
Maria Anna ReuschDecember 12, 2019 - 8:39:19 a.m.MAV
Joan Michael ReüschDecember 12, 2019 - 8:47:58 a.m.MAV
Bernardus ReüschDecember 12, 2019 - 8:50:44 a.m.MAV
Magdalena Barbara ReüschDecember 12, 2019 - 8:54:23 a.m.MAV
Franciscus Xaverius ReüschDecember 12, 2019 - 8:58:38 a.m.MAV
Koan Antonius ReüschDecember 12, 2019 - 9:01:45 a.m.MAV
Georg Reisch + Regina DentzDecember 12, 2019 - 8:34:23 a.m.MAV
Elisabeth Catharina ReischDecember 12, 2019 - 9:04:49 a.m.MAV
Jacob ReischDecember 13, 2019 - 9:09:47 p.m.MAV
Agatha GaisserDecember 13, 2019 - 9:12:33 p.m.MAV
Andreas ReüschDecember 13, 2019 - 9:09:47 p.m.MAV
Jacobus ReischDecember 13, 2019 - 9:43:16 p.m.MAV
Jacob ReuschDecember 13, 2019 - 9:48:45 p.m.MAV
Maria ReüschDecember 13, 2019 - 9:57:25 p.m.MAV
Augustinus ReischDecember 13, 2019 - 10:01:52 p.m.MAV
Gergius ReüschDecember 13, 2019 - 10:06:25 p.m.MAV
Jacob Reisch + Agatha GaisserDecember 13, 2019 - 9:12:33 p.m.MAV
Georgius ReüschDecember 13, 2019 - 10:13:11 p.m.MAV
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Altvater (313), Altvatter (144), Reisch (135), Gauss (100), Fink (65), Schellhorn (58), Singer (55), Kösler (53), Caspar (53), Mayerhofer (50), Kienle (45), Schöllhorn (41), Altfatter (38), Vochetzer (38), Reüsch, Reusch (38), Sigg (35), Denzel (31), Kiefer (31), Spenle (30), Fleckh (30), Gegier (25), Schmid (25), Schäf (23), Willburger (23), Großschatz (23), Bisinger (23), Baumann (23), Küfer (21), Baur (21), Hierlemann (19), Stelzle (19), König (18), Ziesel (18), Merk (18), Mayer (18), Ris (18), Gürtler (17), Maucher (17), Miller (17), Kortmann (16)
Isolated family groups

Individuals, individual families, or family groups with no known connection to the main section of this genealogy. Also among each other
these groups have not yet been linked.

Descendants of Janos Altfatter und Magda Erni in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.

Descendants of Josephus Altfatter and Magdalena Kraus in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.

Descendants of Cosma Baumann und Maria Altfater in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.

Descendants of Jacobus Baumann und Elisabetha Altfater in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.

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

Descendants of Jacobus Reich und Catharina Altfater in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.

Descendants of János Solomajer und Erszebet Altfatter in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.

Descendants of Vincentius Ul und Magdalena Altfater in Vallaj, Sathmar County, Hungary.