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Name: Henry Altstaetter

Henry Altstaetter

Born: July 9, 1843
Died: May 27, 1900

Hedwig (Jettinger

Born: Dec. 12, 1844
Died: Dec. 26, 1884


Henrietta Antonia Born: Sep. 22, 1867
Died: Mar. 19, 1960
Louisa Fredericka Born: Jul. 18, 1869
Died: Sep. 25, 1899
Carolina Maria Born: Aug. 29, 1871
Died: Mar. 2, 1951
Emma Christiana Born: Sep. 21, 1873
Died: Jun. 17, 1962
Frederick William Born: Dec. 11, 1875
Died: Oct. 23, 1966
Hedwig Phillip Born: Apr. 24, 1879
Died: Aug. 16, ??
Ida Wilhelmina Henrietta Born: Aug. 29, 1881
Died: Jan. 17, 1976

HENRY ALTSTAETTER, of the firm of Veith & Altstaetter, was born in Germany July 9, 1843. He is the son of Frederick and Susannah Altstaetter, with whom he emigrated to America in 1851. They settled in Allen County, Ohio, purchasing 160 acres of land on which they resided till 1863. They subsequently removed to Delphos, Ohio, where he died September 3, 1883, aged eighty-one years. His wife still survives in her seventy-fifth year, a resident of the above city. They were the parents of eleven children, seven now living-Lewis, William, Christina, Emma, Henry, Mary and Augusta. Henry Altstaetter, our subject, was a farmer boy in Allen County, and at the age of eighteen enlisted in the United States service, March 23, 1862, in Company K, Fourteenth Missouri Western Sharpshooters. He participated in the siege of Corinth, the battles of Iuka and Corinth; marched from Corinth to Pulaski, thence to Chattanooga, joining in the Atlanta campaign, and with Sherman in his march to the sea. He veteranized at Pulaski, Tenn., never losing a day's duty; participated in all battles the regiment was in, and was discharged at Springfield, Ill., April 26, 1865. He was married, September 21, 1865, to Hedwig Jettinger, of Delphos. They have seven children-Antonia H., born September 22, 1867; Louisa P., June 18, 1869; Lena M., August 29, 1871; Emma C., September 21, 1873; Frederick W., December 11, 1875; Hedwig P., April 24, 1879; Ida H. W., August 29, 1881. Mrs. Altstaetter was born December 12, 1844. After marriage, our subject engaged in the brewing business at Delphos, subsequently spending some time on the farm, and removing to Upper Sandusky in 1877. He then engaged in the brewing business until 18839 en he formed a partnership with Charles F. Veith, in the grocery an queensware trade. In connection with this establishment he operates a mill, at times employing from four to five assistants. Mr. Altstaetter is the owner of 172 acres of land in Marseilles Township, a residence on Fourth street, and a half interest in his stock of goods. He is a member of the G. A. R., and has served one term as City Councilman.