|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1838, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1915|
At the age of 19, Heinrich arrived with his family on the ship "Charlotte A. Stamler" which departed Antwerp, Belgium and arrived in New York, New York on 03 July 1857 with Heinrich's two brothers, his brother Johann (age 24), his other brother Johann (known as George but listed as Johann (yes two brothers named Johann) on the ship's manifest, age 21), his mother Anna Achter (age 59) and his sister Margaretha (age 13). Also travelling with them was Catharina (Nett) Achter (age 21), the wife of the older Johann Achter (age 24). They are not travelling with Heinrich's father who was also named Heinrich. They make their way to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Heinrich was married prior to his marriage to Elizabeth Rollman. On 18 Oct 1864 in Wisconsin, Heinrich married Anna Maria Gross who is likely a relative to the second wife of his older brother, John (1832-1908) who was named Anna Katharine Gross (~1836-1874). Heinrich's wife Anna Maria bears their one and only child, Anna Katharina on August 16, 1865 (no known memorial). Anna Maria passes away on 20 Aug 1865. Daughter Anna Katharine passes away on 21 Aug 1865 (FAG# 740550880). They were likely living in Marytown, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin as that is where little Anna Katharina's memorial is recorded at the St. Marys Cemetery.
Henry Achter Chilton Times December 18, 1915
The death of Henry Achter, in Brothertown on Friday, Dec. 10th, and a brief mention of which was given in the last issue of The Times, removes from this earthly sphere one of the staunch old pioneers of that section and leaves few of his age and standing thereabouts. He was born at Volksfeld, Trier, Germany, February 24, 1838 and had therefore attained the venerable age of 77 years, 9 months and 13 days. In 1847 he came to America with his mother, three(sic)(should be two) brothers and one sister and the following year they settled on a farm near Marytown on which he remained until after his marriage, then moved onto a farm in Brothertown. He was hard working and frugal and succeeded in converting his land into a fine farm home and caring well for the thirteen children who were sent to bless it.
Henry Achter was regarded by his neighbors and acquaintances as a man of honesty and the strictest integrity. He was a staunch member of the Catholic church and gave freely of his means towards it advancement and maintenance. For the past five years he has made his home with his son, Math. For the past year he has been in poor health and some six weeks ago was afflicted with dropsy which obliged him to take to his bed. He gradually failed until death came.
His funeral was held on Monday from St. Charles Church at Charlesburg, Rev. Fr. P. J. Niles celebrating Requiem Mass. The funeral was largely attended by friends and neighbors from Stockbridge, Marytown, St. Anna, Kiel and Brothertown. Marytown and Charlesburg branches of the Catholic Knight of Wisconsin also attended in a body.
He is survived by eleven children, John of Stockbridge, Math of Brothertown, Philip, Joseph, Henry of North Dakota, Charles of Milwaukee, Mrs. Mary Oellrich, Mrs. Wm. Rauthenberger of Calvary, Mrs. Katherine Pauly, Mrs. Sophia McDonnell and Mrs. Wenvenstone of Milwaukee. All the children were present at the funeral. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Margaretha Seurer of Charlseburg.
Heinrich Achter (1795 - 1880)
Anna Marie Hensler Achter (1797 - 1879)
Elizabeth Rollmann Achter (1845 - 1892)
Anna Katharina Achter (1865 - 1865)*
John F. Achter (1866 - 1943)*
Mary Achter Oelerich (1869 - 1934)*
Katherine Achter Pauly (1870 - 1939)*
Matthew Achter (1871 - 1955)*
Philip John Achter (1875 - 1953)*
Anna Achter (1879 - 1901)*
Henry Achter (1882 - 1943)*
Charles Achter (1885 - 1965)*
John Achter (1832 - 1908)*
John George Achter (1835 - 1907)*
Heinrich Achter (1838 - 1915)
Margaretha Achter Seurer (1841 - 1927)*
"Was unser Vater uns gewesen
Das sagt nicht dieser Leichenstein
Doch mit und Nach-welt sollen lesen
Das wir auf ewig Dank ihn weih'n."
"What our father was to us
Cannot be expressed by this gravestone
But this world and the next shall read
That we are eternally grateful to him."
Saint Charles Cemetery
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
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