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Sophia Hallauer Altmann
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Birth: May 21, 1853
Two Rivers
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1945
Two Rivers
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA



Mrs. Sophia Altman (sic) Honored By Her Many Friends

Having the distinction of being the third oldest native white child of Two Rivers, Mrs. Sophia Altman, or Grandma Altman as she is more familiarly called, celebrated her 80th birthday anniversary in the company of 25 relatives and close friends Sunday.

Mrs. Altman, nee Sophia Hallauer, is in good health, and every day engages in her regular household duties at her home, 2303 Washington street. She was born May 21, 1853, in a little log cabin which was situated on the site of the old Kirst building on Washington, between 15th and 16th streets. Her parents were the late George and Elizabeth Hallauer. On her birthday anniversay, Mrs. Altman was married to Charles Altman in 1874. Three children were born to the couple, all of whom are deceased. Their names were Mary, Paul, and Charles. Mr. Altman died in 1887.

Among the guest present at the celebration yesterday include Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hahn of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kasten and son Harold of Clintonville; Mr. and Mrs. John Reiss, Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson, sons George and Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lahey and family, Roy Lahey, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dicke and children, Mrs. Norman Stollberg, Mrs. Ella Altman and daughter Anita of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Dick Morganeau and daughter Ruth of Sheboygan. A supper was served at 8 o'clock.

Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 22, 1933, P.11


Her Obituary

Mrs. Sophia (Grandma) Altman, 91, believed the oldest living white child born in Two Rivers, died Saturday night at the home of her grandson, Roy Lahey, of 1303 Washington street, Two Rivers.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Klein and Stangel funeral home with interment in Pioneers Rest cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home.

Mrs. Altman, nee Sophia Hallauer, was born in Two Rivers in 1853 in a log cabin on Washington street, the present site of the Penny store there. She was the oldest of seven Hallauer children one of whom, Mrs. Anton Molle, survives at Antigo.

Her brother, George Hallauer, who died several years ago in Marshall, Ut., where he was interested in an electric utility, figured in the origination of the ice cream sundae when he was a youth in Two Rivers. It was at the ice cream parlor of the late E.C. (Ed) Berners where Mr. Hallauer asked that he have his dish of ice cream flavored with some chocolate syrup which Mr. Berners had used for sodas. Later the flavoring became universal and Two Rivers was credited by Author H.L. Mencken as the place where the sundae had originated.

Mrs. Altman was married to Charles Altman in Two Rivers on May 21, 1874.

Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, February 12, 1945, p.2


[bur. 02/13/1945/age 91 yrs.]

Sophia ALTMAN was born 1853 in Wisconsin to natives of Germany.

Sophia, widowed, resided with Dan and Mary at Two Rivers in 1905 and at 1532 17th Str., Two Rivers in 1920 with boarder (granddaughter) Clara LAHEY [1905 State Census; 1920 US Census].

Sophia was enumerated at Two Rivers with her grandchildren Clara, Hattie, and Roy in 1930 [1930 US Census].

Family links: 
  George Hallauer (1824 - 1917)
  Elizabeth Von Reden Hallauer (1830 - 1872)
  Mary Sophia Altman Lahey (1875 - 1906)*
  Sophia Hallauer Altmann (1853 - 1945)
  Clara Hallauer (1869 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Mother of Mary Altman Lahey
Pioneers' Rest Cemetery
Two Rivers
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 45
GPS (lat/lon): 44.15732, -87.57439
Created by: Tom Brocher
Record added: Dec 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81902712
Sophia <i>Hallauer</i> Altmann
Added by: Tom Brocher
Sophia <i>Hallauer</i> Altmann
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