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Ida Melissa Langton Altenburg
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Birth: Jun. 25, 1871
Plover
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 1957
Stevens Point
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA

Father: John Langton b. 11 Aug 1818 in England d. 21 Aug 1875 in Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Mother: Martha M Downing b. 5 Sep 1830 in Cattaraugus, New York d. 24 Nov 1914 in Plover, Portage, Wisconsin.

Extract from the 1880 Census:
Name: Ida Langton
Age: 9
Estimated birth year: 1871
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Gender: female
Relationship to head-of-household: daughter
Mother's name: Martha Langton, age 48; widow
Home in 1880: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's occupation: keeping house
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: William B (age 25), Alvin (23), John H (18), and Fred L (13)
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: T9_1442; Family History Film: 1255442; Page: 107.1000; Enumeration District: 142; Image:
Date: 16 June 1880

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Ida Altenburg
Age at last birthday: 28
Date of birth: Jun 1871
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1900: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Marital status: married
Number of years of marriage: 10
Number of children: 2
Number of children living: 2
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: none
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: T623 1812; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 107
Date: 9 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Ida B Altenburg
Age in 1910: 38
Estimated birth year: 1872
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of family: wife
Home in 1910: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 20
Number of children: 4
Number of children now living: 3
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: none
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: 2606; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 634.0
Date: 30 Apr 1910

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Ida Altenburg
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: 1872
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relationship to head of house: wife
Home in 1920: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Address: Wisconsin Highway # 10
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: none
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2011; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 73; Image: 40
Date: Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Ida Altenburg
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: 1872
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1930: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 18
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: none
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: 2606; Page: ; Enumeration District: 22
Date: 10 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Ida Altenburg
Age: 68
Estimated birth year: 1872
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: female
Relation to head-of-house: wife
Home in 1940: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: 8
Living on farm: yes
Place of residence in 1935: same house
Occupation: housework
Has other income of more than $50: no
Census place: Plover, Portage, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4513; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 49-23
Date: 8 May 1940

Obituary from the "Stevens Point Daily Journal" of Stevens Point, Wisconsin dated 9 Mar 1957:
Mrs. Ida Malissa Altenburg, 85, who lived almost all of her life in the Town of Plover, died at St. Michael's Hospital at 8:00 a.m. today. She was ill for the past four years and entered the hospital as a patient five weeks ago.
Born Ida Malissa Langton in the Town of Plover on June 25, 1871, she attended the Maine School in that township and was married at the Plover Methodist Church on Jan. 19, 1890, to Frank Altenburg. They farmed in the Town of Plover until Mr. Altenburg retired in 1945. Mr. Altenburg died in 1951.
Mrs. Altenburg spent all of her life in the Town of Plover with the exception of a three-year period of residence at Stevens Point. She was a member of the Plover Methodist Church and a past oracle of the Plover camp of the Royal Neighbors of America.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry Calkins, Plover, and Mrs. Clarence Emmes, Wisconsin Rapids, and one son, Kenneth Altenburg, Plover. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter Beulah, four brothers and a sister.
The body is at the Moore Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home and burial will be made in the spring in the Plover Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established at the Plover Methodist Church for Mrs. Altenburg and the family has requested that contributions be made to the fund in lieu of flowers.

Children:
(1) Mable C Altenburg
(2) Alta Bernice Altenburg
(3) Etta Beulah Altenburg
(4) Kenneth Isaiah Altenburg.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Langton (1818 - 1875)
  Martha Downing Langton (1830 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Frank N. Altenburg (1869 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  Mabel C Altenburg Calkins (1890 - 1979)*
  Alta Bernice Altenburg Emmes (1891 - 1987)*
  Kenneth Isaiah Altenburg (1909 - 1973)*
 
 Sibling:
  Sarah A. Langton Andrews (1848 - 1868)*
  Ida Melissa Langton Altenburg (1871 - 1957)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

ALTENBURG
Ida M.
1871 - 1957
Frank
1869 - 1951
 
Burial:
Plover Cemetery
Plover
Portage County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Nov 24, 2010
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Ida Melissa <i>Langton</i> Altenburg
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