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Anna Catherina (Becker) Altmeyer (1816 - aft. 1880)

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Anna Catherina (Catherine) Altmeyer formerly Becker aka Baecker
Born in Bischofsdhronmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 6 Feb 1837 in Nunkirchen, Merzig, Rhein, Preußen, Deutschlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified 17 Aug 2019 | Created 28 Mar 2015
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Catherine was born in Germany about 1812 and arrived in the United States on Aug 1854 in New York City after departing Le Havre France aboard the ship Marcia C. Day. She traveled in the company of her husband Nicholas and their children: Barbara (age 14), Johann (age 13), Jacob (age 10) Anna (age 9), Maria (age 8), Catherine (age 5) and Henry (age 3) [1]

Listed as the mother of Jacob Altmeyer on Jacob's death certificate [2]

She is listed on the 1860 United States Federal Census in Mifflin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania in the Hope Church Post Office. The Census lists (all born in Germany):

Nicholas Altmire, age 47, Coal Miner
Catharine Altmire, age 46
John Altmire, age 19, Coal Miner
Jacob Altmire, age 17, Coal Miner
Anna Altmire, age 15, Housework
Mary Altmire, age 14
Catharine Altmire, age 11
Henry Altmire, age 8 [3]

She is listed on the 1870 United States Federal Census as the 18 year old son and a miner. Listed in the household are:

Nicholas Altmeyer, Age 57
Catharine Altmeyer, age 55
Henry Altmeyer, age 18
Mary Peters, age 55 [4]

She is listed in the 1880 census in McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, living at 111 Fourth Street. In the household are:

Nicholas Altmeyer 68 head
Catharine Altmeyer 64 wife
Henry Altmeyer 29 son
Louisa Altmeyer 22 "daughter-in-law"
Adolph Altmeyer 3 "grandson"
George Altmeyer 1 "grandson"
Mary Peters 65 "niece" [5]

She died after 1880.

She is listed as the mother of Anna Altmeyer in German records: Name Katharina Altmeÿer Maiden Name Becker Gender weiblich Spouse Nicolas Altmeÿer Child Anna Altmeÿer Certificate Number 84 [6]


  1. New York Passenger Lists, Year: 1854; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 143; Line: 11; List Number: 959
  2. Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1967; Certificate Number Range: 016801-020100. File number 19740
  3. United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Mifflin, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: ; Page: 457; Image: 464.
  4. United States Federal Census Year: 1870; Census Place: McKeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1299; Page: 517A; Family History Library Film: 552798
  5. United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Mckeesport, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1088; Family History Film: 1255088; Page: 360C; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 0724.
  6. Saarland, Germany, Births, Marriages and Deaths. Landesarchiv des Saarlandes; Saarbrücken-Scheidt, Deutschland; Personenstandsregister; Signatur: ZNR 7822
  • United States Federal Census: 1860, 1870, 1880;

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957; Ancestry Family Trees

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Backer-97 and Becker-3095 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same person with a minor spelling difference in the last name and the same husband.
posted by Laura (Marland) Harlow

Catherine is 24 degrees from Danielle Liard, 19 degrees from Jack London and 23 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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