David T. Alter (b. March 22, 1812 in Ross/Richland, Butler, Ohio; d. March 9, 1884 in Milroy, Rush, Indiana).
Father: Christian Alter (b. Sept, 1783 in Maryland; d. June 12, 1868 in Orange, Rush, Indiana). Christian Alter married Susanna Talbott/Talbert 1804 in Baltimore, Maryland. Please note that Christian and Susanna Alter migrated from Baltimore, Maryland, through Ross/Richland, Butler, Ohio before finally settling in Orange, Rush, Indiana. The Census shows them living in Ross/Richland, Butler, Ohio in 1820 and Orange, Rush, Indiana in 1840 and 1850.Mother: Susanna Talbott/Talbert Alter (b. February 8, 1785 in Maryland; d. February 13, 1873 in Orange, Rush, Indiana). She was the daughter of Joseph Talbott/Talbert (d. 1798 in Loudoun County, Virginia) and Rebekah Talbott/Talbert.
David T. Alter married Mary Ann "Polly" Westervelt on April 5, 1838 in Richland, Butler, Ohio. Mary Ann "Polly" Westervelt Alter, (46226387) (b. January 11, 1820 in Ross, Butler, Ohio; d. March 2, 1852 in Milroy, Rush, Indiana). Her parents were Abraham Cornelius Westervelt (b. 16 December 1795 in Totowa (Saddle River), Bergen, New Jersey; d. 12 February 1875 in Harrison, Darke, Ohio) and Doritha Anima "Dolly" Shaw (b. 1802 in Ross, Butler, Ohio; d. March 27, 1834 in Ross, Butler, Ohio). Mary Ann "Polly" Westervelt had six other siblings. David and Mary Alter moved to Milroy, Rush, Indiana about 1838 with Polly's two brothers, Andrew Jackson "Jackson/Jack" Westerfield Sr. (1822-1896) and John Westervelt (1827-1894). They had five children together: Abraham, Christian, John M. Sr., Francis M. and Benjamin Mason Alter. David is buried at McCarter Cemetery in Rush County, Indiana.
David T. Alter, a widower, married a second time on February 2, 1854 in Rush County, Indiana to Catherine Purkhiser Boring (b. December 22, 1776 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; d. August 20, 1886 in Decatur County, Indiana. She was a widow of Jacob Henry Boring (b. Baltimore, Independent Cities, Maryland; d. March 28, 1834 in Rush County, Indiana). They were married October, 1813 in Clermont County, Ohio. He is buried at McCarter Cemetery in Rush County, Indiana. After the death of David T. Alter in 1884, Catherine Purkhiser Boring Alter relocated to Decatur, Macon, Illinois. She died in 1886 and is buried at McCarter Cemetery.
Siblings: The ten children of Christian Alter and Susanna Talbott/Talbert were:
Francis Alter (1808-1885) He lived in Henry Co., Iowa
David T. Alter (1812-1884)
Sarah Alter Dulaney (1814- )
Benjamin Mason Alter (1817- )
Elizabeth Alter Davis (1823-1901) She lived in Olds, Henry, Iowa
George W. Alter (1826-1902)
Charles Alter (1829-1892)
Susan Alter Davis