Biography of Frederick Altvater
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FREDERICK ALTVATER was born in Otterberg, Bavaria, October 15, 1837. He is a son of Theobald and Barbara (Lanie) Altvater, natives of Bavaria and who emigrated to America in 1842, and located at Mansfield, Ohio. There were five in the family Peter, Michael, Louie, Frederick and an infant which died at birth. The mother died in 1847, and Mr. Altvater was married in 1848, to Mary Umstatt, a resident of Mansfield and a native of Germanv,having been in America but one year. Three children have resulted from this marriage; Margaret, Mary and George, the second deceased. The father of these removed to this township in April, 1855, and purchased land on which he resided till his death, which occurred February 15. 1862. Frederick Altvater, the subject of this sketch, resided with his father, clearing and farming, till twenty.four years of age, when he purchased seventy six acres of his father's woodland, which he has since cleared and improved and now values at $80 per aure. He was married, June 26, 1862, to Anna M. Stephen, a resident of this township and native of Bavaria, having emigrated to this country in 1846. Ten children were born to them, namely: Mary E., Elizabeth, Margaret, George, Caroline, Emma, Matilda E., Susanna C., Frederick L. and Alma A., all living but George, who died in infancy. Mr. Altvater is a Democrat in politics, and. has served one term as Constable, one term as Assessor, five terms as Trustee and seventeen terms as School Director. He and his family are members of the German Reformed Church.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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