The Descendants of Jacob ALTSCHUH

Generation 1

1. Jacob ALTSCHUH, the son of Johann Georg ALTSCHUH and Anna Marie DREISIGACKER, was born on 31-Mar-1830 in Ilpesheim, Rheinbaiern, Germany. He married Anna Marie KECK on 21-Dec-1852 in Millstadt, IL, and they have five known children. Jacob died on 29-Dec-1908 in Millstadt, Illinois. Jacob was born in Ilpesheim Rheinbaiern, Mar 31, 1830, resided on the Chaussee (the main road to - German translation) at St. Louis, son of miller Georg Altschuh from Ilpesheim (Ilbesheim) and Anna Marie Dreisigacker from Olpersweiler (Albersweiler). On Dec. 12, 1852 he married Anna Marie Keck, born Aug 9, 1831, in Dirmstein, Rheinbaiern, daughter of farmer Joseph Keck and Marie Bengel in Dirmstein, now residing 6 miles west of Belleville. His parents were Johannes Georg Altschuh, b 5 JUL 1810 in Ilpesheim, and Anna Marie Dreisigacker, b 18 Sep 1803. They married 12 Sep 1833. Jacob emigrated at the age of 15, to America under the protection of some older friends and settled in New Orleans where he was employed in a hotel for one year. (The Report of Passengers shows he arrived in the Ship - Caglioni, of which Rogers is master, on the 9th day of April 1847 from Havre.) He then came to St. Louis and learned the cooper's trade. He then followed this career in St. Louis and Belleville. Later he was employed at Ogle Station at his trade. His marriage, as mentioned above, was also noted. After the wedding, the couple went to farming on the farm of her parents, later owned by Conrad Keck (probably the brother of Anna Marie). They resided there for 8 years. In 1863, they came to Millstadt and he again took up the cooper's trade at which he was employed for the rest of his working life. At the time of his death, he was a member of Evangelical Zion's Church and was two times a trustee and once school director. The funeral took place from the home to the Village Cemetery, Rev. P. Wendt, officiating. He died 29 Dec 1908. Little more is known of Anna Maria Keck Altschuh, other than what is shown above and the following from her obituary: She died of an illness of some duration. Had she lived until today, she would have reached the age of 81 ears. Although mention is made of a longer obituary to be in next week's paper, there has been no record of this found.


2. i. Catherina ALTSCHUH was born on 9-Feb-1854 in Stookey, IL. Catherina died on 5-Aug-1929 in Millstadt, IL. Her obituary in the Millstadt Enterprise, dated 9 AUG 1929 states: She died quite suddenly at her home here on Monday morning at 9 o'clock. She had been ailing for several months and for a week prior to her death had been in bed but on Monday morning she came to the kitchen for breakfast, when she fell over and passed away. She had suffered with heart weakness and had been treated for this. She was born in Stookey township and, when a child, her parents moved to Millstadt and she resided here ever since. She was never married and kept house for her brother Jacob, in the family home in the east end. She was a faithful member of Zion's Evangelical Church and a member of the Benevolent Society of the church. She reached the age of 75 years, 5 months and 26 days. Funeral took place from the home to Zion's church where services were conducted by Rev. Heithaus, thence to Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

+ 3. ii. George ALTSCHUH was born on 15-Mar-1856.

4. iii. Johannes ALTSCHUH was born on 7-Aug-1859. Johannes died on 24-May-1866.

5. iv. Jacob G ALTSCHUH was born on 27-Jun-1861. Jacob died in 1946. From the Millstadt Enterprise of 24 JAN 1946: He died at the Alton State Hospital at the age of 84 years. He had been ill for about a year, having been taken to the hospital at that time after living alone here for a number of years. He was a painter who had been one of the Altschuh Brothers who painted wagons and buggies in the days when those vehicles required high artistry. Their shop was in what is now the Weygandt barber shop building. He was born in Millstadt, never married. He was buried at the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. Limper officiating.

6. v. John ALTSCHUH was born on 2-Aug-1864 in Millstadt, IL. John died on 5-Jan-1908 in Millstadt, IL. He was buried in Village Cemetery, Millstadt, IL. In the Millstadt Enterprise, dated 10 Jan 1908: He died at the home of his parents here at 10 o'clock on Sunday morning, aged 43 years, 5 months, and 3 days. He was born in Millstadt, attending the public schools and being confirmed in the Evangelical Church. After leaving school, he worked with his brothers. For the past twenty three years he has been sick and lived a retired life at home. He was lain in the Village Cemetery, Rev. Wendt, officiating.

Generation 2

3. George ALTSCHUH, the son of Jacob ALTSCHUH and Anna Marie KECK, was born on 15-Mar-1856 in Millstadt, IL. He married Catherina RICHMAN on 11-Jun-1886, and they have five known children. George died on 9-Mar-1951 in St. Louis, MO. George is well remembered for his hand carved figures which moved. None appear to be in existence at this time.

George is listed in the History of St. Clair County, Illinois, as being a Wagon Maker. The copy of a postcard is on file which shows the black smith shop, established 1856 by Peter Olhendorph, where George took his apprenticeship. Also on file is a copy a drawing taken from the History of St. Clair County, IL, showing the Wagon Manufactory & Co. of D. C. Schmahlenberger & George Altschuh, Millstadt, IL.


+ 7. i. Edgar ALTSCHUH was born on 14-Apr-1887.

+ 8. ii. Richard G ALTSCHUH was born on 23-Sep-1889.

+ 9. iii. Alfred Jacob ALTSCHUH was born on 15-Apr-1892.

+ 10. iv. Elsie Henrietta ALTSCHUH was born on 22-Mar-1895.

+ 11. v. Adele ALTSCHUH was born on 10-Jul-1901.

Generation 3

7. Edgar ALTSCHUH, the son of George ALTSCHUH and Catherina RICHMAN, was born on 14-Apr-1887. He married Ella BOEMER on 28-Nov-1912, and they have two known children. Edgar died on 23-Oct-1963.

The Millstadt Enterprise, of their marriage, says: The ceremony was held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Boehmer, on Thanksgiving Day. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. W. Meyer of the Lutheran Trinity Church at 4 o 'clock in the afternoon. Alfred Altschuh acted as best man and Miss Anita Boehmer attended the bride. A wedding supper followed the ceremony. The couple left for St. Louis on Sunday to reside.

8. Richard G ALTSCHUH, the son of George ALTSCHUH and Catherina RICHMAN, was born on 23-Sep-1889. He married Martha HABESMAHL, and they have three known children. Richard died on 6-Sep-1959.

9. Alfred Jacob ALTSCHUH, the son of George ALTSCHUH and Catherina RICHMAN, was born on 15-Apr-1892 in Millstadt,, IL. He married Emma Georgina KUNTZ on 28-Jun-1916 in Bethany Evangelical Church, St. Louis, MO, and they have three known children. Alfred died on 3-Feb-1988 in St. Louis, MO. He was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

10. Elsie Henrietta ALTSCHUH, the daughter of George ALTSCHUH and Catherina RICHMAN, was born on 22-Mar-1895. She married Peter BECKER on 24-Dec-1919, and they have two known children. Elsie died on 2-Nov-1994. She was buried in Millstadt , IL.

11. Adele ALTSCHUH, the daughter of George ALTSCHUH and Catherina RICHMAN, was born on 10-Jul-1901. She married Edward HEGEL, and they have one known child. Adele died on 26-Dec-1991.

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