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 Peter Beckenbach

Peter Beckenbach

Birth
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 13 Feb 1878 (aged 41)
Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Block D, Row 15
Memorial ID 10197130 · View Source
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Peter Beckenbach married Elizabeth Altmeyer 16 Oct 1859 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Christian and Katarina Altmeyer and was born 16 Oct 1838 in Birkenfeld, Germany. She died 17 Jun 1895, in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.

On 15 August 1854, Peter, age 18, arrived in New York aboard the ship, American Congress, an American Clipper-Ship, having first traveled from Germany to London, England. He may have met his brother, Nicholas, in New York and they traveled together to Nashville or his brother was already in Nashville and he joined him there. Whichever it was, Peter and Nicholas were living together in Nashville when Peter met and went to work for his future father-in-law, Christian Aultmeyer, making shoes and boots. Both Peter and Christian are listed on the 1860 census of Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee as shoe makers.

By 1863 both the Altmeyer and Beckenbach families had moved to Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, about 50 miles southwest of Nashville. Here they continued their trade of shoe making and all except the oldest of Peter and Elizabeth's children were born.



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In loving remembrance of father


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  • Maintained by: Suzy & Rob
  • Originally Created by: Mary Bob McClain
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10197130
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Beckenbach (15 Sep 1836–13 Feb 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10197130, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Suzy & Rob (contributor 46950534) .