Alt family history and genealogy
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of A. John Alt's genealogy research and correspondence. The material mostly dates from the 1970s-1990s. A binder has family trees and some family history. The remaining material is correspondence that John Alt conducted with relatives about genealogy. Folder 3 contains notes written on Albert J. Alt & Son letterhead.
The research mostly covers A. John Alt's family.
Paternal line: Nicholaus Alt (1825-1906); Anna Kautenberger (1832-1903); Albert Joseph Alt (1877-1972)
Maternal line: Mary Augusta Theisen (1882-1955); Anton Theisen (1856-1935) and Augusta Auer (1859-1943).
John included research and notes on Henry Kautenberger and Elizabeth Hettinger and several of their descendants, including Peter Kautenberger (1843-1901), Mary Kautenberg Vollpert (1834-1908), Elizabeth Kautenberg Yakel (d 1905) and Margaret Kautenberger Koch (b 1837).
Also included is research on A. John's wife's family: Rosemarie Armock (1911-1995).
- 1970 - 1999
A. John Alt biography
A. John Alt (2 Feb 1914-4 Apr 2005) was director of the Alt Mortuary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The funeral home was started in 1911 by his father, Albert J. Alt and was formerly known as the Albert J. Alt Funeral Home and Albert J. Alt and Son.
A. John married Rosemarie Armock in 1937 and they had five children: Mary Lynn, Patricia Louise, Sandra Jean, Susan Jane and A. Joseph. Rosemarie died in 1995. A. John's second wife, Nancy Edick Alt, died in 1999. A. John died in Green Valley, Arizona on April 4, 2005 and was buried at Rosedale Cemetery in Ottawa County, Michigan.
1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
A. John Alt (2 Feb 1914-4 Apr 2005) was director of the Alt Mortuary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The collection consists of A. John Alt's genealogy research and correspondence. The research material focuses on the following surnames: Alt, Armock, Auer, Kautenberger, Koch, Theisen, Vollpert and Yakel.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Anne Wiltrakis, 2017.086.
- Finding aid for the Alt family history and genealogy
- Julie Tabberer
- December 2017
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