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Joseph N. Altenhofen
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1852
Washington County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1922
Hanson County
South Dakota, USA

Three families start a town.

There's a very small town in South Dakota that wouldn't exist if it weren't for three families and a series of intermarriages between the families. In 1879 Joseph Altenhofen and his wife Rosa Gottsacker Altenhofen settled in the county of Hanson, South Dakota. They were soon joined by two of Rosa's sisters and their husbands John and Jacob Schladweiler. The Altenhofens, Gottsackers and Schladweilers were the pioneers of what would eventually become Farmer, South Dakota.

The son of Johann John Altenhofen (18061872) and Anna Marie Ayel (18081872).
Family links: 
  Rosa Gottsacker Altenhofen (1856 - 1937)
  Catherine Mary Altenhofen Roster (1892 - 1984)*
  Joseph Peter Altenhofen (1894 - 1967)*
  William J Altenhofen (1896 - 1977)*
  Mary R. Altenhofen Stenzel (1899 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship
Gone but not forgotten
Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery
Hanson County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Scooters34
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85720774
Joseph N. Altenhofen
Added by: Scooters34
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