Jan. 6, 1852 Kewaskum Washington County Wisconsin, USA
Oct. 2, 1922 Farmer 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 (1806–1872) and Anna Marie Ayel (1808–1872).