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 daughter of Carl Sebastian Gottsacker (1824-1863) and Catherine Gergen (1829-1903)