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Joseph Althoff
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1814
Carroll County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1897
York County
Pennsylvania, USA

Son of German immigrant John Althoff and Mary Catherine Weibel Althoff, Joseph Althoff was a prosperous coach-builder who lived on Baltimore Street in Hanover, York Co., Pennsylvania from at least 1840 until his death. He served as chief burgess of Hanover in 1853. He was married twice: in 1835 to Susanna Grumbine, ten years his elder, and after her death, in 1869 to Elizabeth Mary Hemler.

With his first wife, he had six children: David, William, Catherine, Henry, Josephine, and Lewis.

With his second wife, he had seven more children: Augustus, Mark, Joseph, Frances, Mary, Estella, and Fanny.

According to the York County Register of Deaths, he died of old age, and was buried at "St. Josephs."

"Death of a Patriarch"
(Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.)
HANOVER, PA., Jan 13--Ex-Burgess Joseph Althoff, aged eighty-two years, the last surviving charter member of the old Hanover Branch Railway, died here today of general debility. He is survived by a widow, 6 children, 45 grandchildren and 43 greatgrandchildren."

Baltimore Sun
19 Jan 1897 
Family links: 
  John Althoff (1787 - 1873)
  Mary Catherine Weibel Althoff (1781 - 1867)
  Susanna Grumbine Althoff (1804 - 1868)*
  Elizabeth Mary Hemler Althoff (1835 - 1901)*
  Augustus Francis Althoff*
  David G. Althoff (1835 - 1892)*
  William Joseph Althoff (1837 - 1907)*
  Catharine Barbara Althoff Adams (1839 - 1905)*
  Henry Harrison Althoff (1840 - 1914)*
  Josephine Frances Althoff Eckenrode (1845 - 1901)*
  Lewis Samuel Althoff (1849 - 1918)*
  Mark E. Althoff (1872 - 1938)*
  Joseph Alexander Althoff (1873 - 1873)*
  Marie Estella Althoff (1875 - 1943)*
  Frances Genevieve Althoff (1875 - ____)*
  Fanny Caroline Althoff (1877 - 1879)*
  Joseph Althoff (1814 - 1897)
  Samuel John Althoff (1821 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Apr 30, 2007
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Joseph Althoff
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