|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1869|
|Death: ||Jul. 6, 1950|
John B. Alt was born in Franklin Township, Sauk County, Wisconsin, to Wolfgang Alt and Margaretha Bindl; he was the second of 10 children.
John's father was born in Eixendorf, Kreis Schwandorf, Bavaria, Germany. In 1975, residents of Eixendorf were relocated to make way for a man-made lake, now called "Eixendorfer Staussee". At age 24, Wolfgang immigrated from Schömersdorf in June 1863.
John's mother also immigrated at age 13, on the same ship as Wolfgang in June 1863; she came from Treffelstein.
John Alt and Katherine Ringelstetter were married on May 30, 1894 by Father Ignatz Schaller at St. Luke Catholic Church, Plain, Sauk County, Wisconsin. Witnesses were Joseph Alt and Emilia Alt.
In 1919 they purchased a farm that included an octagon barn built in 1900 located north of Plain in Franklin Township. As their son Herman recalled in a Sept. 30, 1981 article in the Weekly Home News, "My father helped to raise the barn and the bee lasted for three days. It was the biggest barn raising bee ever held in these parts."
Katherine and John Alt had 4 children: Ludwig "Lute", Emma C., Herman John, and Clarence Alt.
Katherine Ringelstetter Alt (1870 - 1952)
Ludwig Alt (1896 - 1973)*
Clarence Alt (1908 - 1937)*
New Saint Lukes Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Debbie
Record added: May 30, 2010
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