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 Joseph Althoff

Joseph Althoff

Birth
Harney, Carroll County, Maryland, USA
Death 17 Jan 1897 (aged 82)
Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 19163329 · View Source
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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



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  • Created by: waldonia
  • Added: 30 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19163329
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Althoff (22 Jul 1814–17 Jan 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19163329, citing Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by waldonia (contributor 46824356) .