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Elizabeth Altmeyer Thompson
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1838
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Jun. 17, 1895
Smith County
Texas, USA

Elizabeth Altmeyer immigrated to the United States with her parents. They arrived at New Orleans in 1845, when she was six years old. The family fist settled in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee where she met and married her first husband, Peter Beckenbach, on October 16, 1859. Shortly afterwards, she and her husband and parents all moved to Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. Here her seven children were born, six sons and one daughter. Her husband, Peter, died in 1878 and she married Charles Thompson March 29, 1880. The Thompsons and her children then moved to Paducah, Kentucky. It is unknown what happened to Mr. Thompson. Family lore says that Mr. Thompson was abusive and that Elizabeth's sons and he went fishing one day. The sons came back but Mr. Thompson did not. What might have happened on this possibly mythical fishing trip is unknown but we do know her sons, Peter and Charlie, moved to Texas in the early 1890s. Perhaps she moved with them or perhaps she followed later but it appears she spent her last years in Tyler, Smith County, Texas. 
Family links: 
  Christian Altmeyer (1806 - 1861)
  Catherine Bremer Altmeyer (1803 - 1860)
  Peter Beckenbach (1836 - 1878)*
  Christopher Nicholas Beckenbach (1860 - 1901)*
  John Jacob Beckenbach (1863 - 1907)*
  Frederick W. Beckenbach (1864 - 1868)*
  Peter James Beckenbach (1866 - 1942)*
  Charlie Geiger Beckenbach (1869 - 1932)*
  Samuel Frierson Beckenbach (1872 - 1896)*
  Mary Isabel Beckenbach Herr (1875 - 1950)*
  Mary Ann Altmeyer Regenold (1827 - 1895)*
  Fred Altmeyer (1830 - 1896)*
  Catherine Altmeyer Geiger (1832 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth Altmeyer Thompson (1838 - 1895)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Smith County
Texas, USA
Plot: 7
Maintained by: Suzy & Rob
Originally Created by: Tyler
Record added: Jan 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64426853
Elizabeth <i>Altmeyer</i> Thompson
Added by: Suzy & Rob
Elizabeth <i>Altmeyer</i> Thompson
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Elizabeth <i>Altmeyer</i> Thompson
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