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Altrock Family
Altrock Family ca. 1900. From left: Hermann Altrock, Catherine Conley (Altrock), Dorathea Altrock. If you can identify any of the children, please let me know! (One cousin has suggested the boy on the far right may be Harry.)


Picture of Dorothy Altock Deising, Dorothy Deising, Matilda Beyer Altrock, Peggy Altrock

1st Generation
Friedrich Altrock.

From Claus Altrock:
From examination of Lutheran churchbooks, the family Altrock appeared first with a wedding ceremony in 1786 (records went back much further). That means the Altrock's came from another region - perhaps from East Prussia? Research continues.

(This means that Friedrich and his son Michael were not born in Westpreussen.)

2nd Generation
Michael Altrock was born about 1778. He married Anna C. Block in 1803. She was born about 1776.

From Claus Altrock:
A marriage certificate of 1803 says: The bachelor Michael Altrock, Friedrich's son, in Antaholz, 25 years old, married (name cannot be read), 27 years old.

3rd Generation
David Altrock was baptized on May 2, 1814 in Rosen. He married Franziska Mantau.

From Claus Altrock: Found birth-certificate: in Rosen was born a son David to Michael Altrock and Anna Catharina Block, he was baptized May 2nd 1814. Godfather and Godmother are Johann and Maria Schlurg.

"The villiage Gogolin, where Hermann's father David was a teacher, was a German village with 11 farms, four of them were run in 1776 by Mennonites, that means there have been Mennot. influences. The name of Hermann's grandmother (Block) was the only one he found on a mennonit. settler-list."

4th Generation
Herman von Altrock Hermann Altrock was born February 24, 1836 in Gogolin, a small village near Graudenz, Westpreussen Deutschland (now part of Poland). He died August 21, 1914 in Manistee, MI. He was married about 1869 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI to Dorathea Linderman who was born March 23, 1854 in Mecklenburgh, Germany and died July 7, 1921 in Manistee, MI. Graudenz looks on the map to be on the Vistula River about 40-50 miles South of Gdansk. It's called Grudziadz, today. Dorathea Linderman Altrock
From Claus Altrock who found Hermann's birth-certificate: Godfathers and Godmothers are: Johann Carl Poiber, Friedrich Wilhelm Altrock, Johann Schamer, Carl Ludwig Altrock, Mrs. Maria Schulz, Mrs. Maria Millschulz, Virgin Auguste Schreiber. (Speculation: The Altrock males are brothers or uncles, and the women are sisters or aunts of David Altrock?)

In Gogolin was born a son to David Altrock, schoolmaster, and his wife, Franziska, born Mantau, on the 24 February 1836, he was baptized March 10th with the name Hermann Gustav Adolf. OBITUARY

Carl Ludwig Altrock was christened February 4, 1849 in Graudenz, Westpreussen, Preussen (from parish record).

Ernestine Auguste Altrock was christened March 2, 1851 in Graudenz, Westpreussen, Preussen (from parish record).

Note: Undoubtedly there were more children of David and Franziska, but the records that were available did not cover most of the 13 years between Hermann and Carl.

Other Altrocks having children in the same time period in the same town were: Johann Altrock and wife Louise Kaufmann, Johann Altrock and wife Eva Knells, Wilhelmine Altrock, and Michael Altrock and his wife Eva Poelke. Their relationship is unknown at this time.

5th Generation
Children of Hermann Altrock and Dorathea Linderman

Frances "Frank" Christian Altrock was born October 24, 1872 in Dearborn, MI and died December 26, 1950 in Vermillion, OH. He was married July 5, 1891 in Manistee, MI to Catherine "Kate" Bell Conley who was born June 22, 1870 in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, and died November 13, 1962 in Williamsburg, VA. OBITUARY Children

Frank and Catherine Conley Altrock
Charles Altrock Carl Hermann "Charlie" Altrock was born November 19, 1874 in Dearborn, MI. He died in July 26, 1957 in Manistee, MI. He was married May 19, 1895 in Manistee to Matilda Bertha "Tillie" Beyer who was born on October 1, 1874 in GroB Klinsch, Berent, West Prussia, Prussia and died July 10, 1934 in Manistee, MI. OBITUARY Children Tillie Beyer
Louis Altrock was born in 1877 and died about 1895. Louis Altrock
August Altrock was born about September 1879.

Hattie Altrock
Hattie Altrock was born on February 18, 1880. She married Charles Gesche.
Tharsie Altrock was born about 1888 in Greenville, MI and died after June 21, 1959. She married Al Feryear February 12, 1918 in Manistee, MI. He was born in England. Their daughter, Dorothea Thelma Feryear was born February 13, 1919.
Arthur Ernst Altrock was born September 12, 1890 in MI and died in 1935. His birth record. Arthur Altrock

Olga Altrock
Olga Altrock was born December 14, 1893 in MI and died after 1920. She married John M. Mikell who was born on August 27, 1882 and died May 3, 1949. They had one child, Lynn D. Mikell, who was born August 2, 1914. She married Cornelius Krist.
Dora Altrock was born before 1900 and died before August 21, 1914.

6th Generation
Children of Frank Altrock and Catherine Conley
Jesse Altrock Jesse E. Altrock was born September 11, 1892 in Manistee, MI and died September 23, 1958 in Birmingham, AL. He was married on September 3, 1921 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada to Hazel Martin who was born February 27, 1898 in Wallaceburg and died on January 21, 1976 in Jacksonville, FL. She was the daughter of Samuel Martin. Children Hazel Martin Altrock
Irving and Clara Keeler Altrock Irving Clarence Altrock was born May 8, 1904 in Manistee, MI and died July 16, 1973 in Abilene, TX. He was married on May 4, 1929 in Windsor, CT to Clara Isabel Keeler who was born December 19, 1904 in CT and died April 2, 1971 in Richmond, VA. Among other jobs, he worked for Colt Firearms. Irving was a skilled pianist and played Jazz tunes in NYC clubs. Click Here to listen to some of his music. Children
Children of Carl "Charlie" H. Altrock and Matilda Beyers

  Tillie and sons Tillie Beyer Altrock and her sons
Left to right - Carl, Golden (on lap), Allen and Louis
Theresa Altrock evidently died as a baby.

Harry and Doris
Harry & Doris
Harry Altrock was born October 15, 1897 in Manistee, MI and died there on March 12, 1980. He married [1] Doris D. Cummings who was born about 1902 in Manistee and died there in 1926. He married [2] Sophie Venne who was born February 1, 1899 and died in September of 1966. Child  Photos courtesy of Karen Darling. Harry & Sophie
Harry & Sophie

Dorothy Dorothy Emma Altrock was born May 20, 1899 in Manistee, MI and died in 1947. She married Heinrich Deising on July 3, 1919. He was born September 4, 1886 in Manistee, MI and died there on June 6, 1960. Their daughter, Dorothy Deising (photo of her and her dad) was born in 1920 and died in 1971. She married Mr. Zielinski. Photos courtesy of Karen Darling. Henry Deising
Allen Gust Altrock was born August 28, 1902 in Manistee, MI and died February 8, 1984 in Ludington, Mason Co., MI. He married Irma E. Rademaker who was born June 10, 1910 in E. Lake, Manistee, MI. She died February 4, 1986 in Ludington, MI. They were married on September 30, 1927 in Manistee. OBITUARY OF IRMA Children
Carl Altrock Carl Hermann Altrock was born on August 19, 1904 and died August 27, 1988 in Ludington, Mason, MI. He was married on October 4, 1928 in Manistee, MI to Pearl 'Ethel' Green who was born December 22, 1907 in Bachelor, Mason Co., MI and died May 20, 1993 in Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI. Photos courtesy of Terri Smith. WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT OBITUARY Children Ethel Altrock
Ludwig "Louis" Altrock was born April 29, 1908 in Manistee, MI and died June 24, 1984 in Bellaire, Antrim Co., MI. He married Elizabeth Duran on September 11, 1934. She was born in 1913 and died in 1985. Child

Golden H. Altrock was born on May 30, 1911 in Manistee, MI and died there on October 26, 1983 in MI. He married Gladys Graham on November 27, 1927. She was born January 16, 1910 in Fish Creek, Door, WI and died July 8, 1987 in Manistee. OBITUARY Child

7th Generation
Children of Jesse Altrock and Hazel Martin

Marilyn D. Altrock married [1] John M. Harmon and they had a son, John Millard Harmon Dietrichs who married Carol Holton. She married [2] Donald Dietrichs and they had two children, Paul and Mark Dietrichs. Paul married Lynda Whitten and Mark married Jeanette Barnes.

Gordon Altrock married Eileen on December 21, 1958. She was born October 27, 1929 and died January 30, 1991 in Atlanta, GA. Child

David Altrock was born on April 15, 1924 and died January 16, 1980 in Pittsburgh, PA. He married Joan Roberts about May 21, 1951 in Greenwich, CT.

Children of Irving Altrock and Clara Keeler

Stanley C. Altrock was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 24, 1933. He married Carolyn R. Newcomer who was born in Hollywood, CA. Stanley was a gifted pianist. Click here to hear him play. Stanley died on April 21, 2010. Obituary. Children

Elaine Emily Altrock was born in Brooklyn, NY. She married Richard Lee Smith in Essex, MD. He was born in Joplin, MO.

Child of Harry Altrock and Doris Cummings
Emery and Peggie
Emery & Peggie
Marguerite "Peggie" Altrock was born in Manistee, MI. She married [1] Emery Cole who was born May 18, 1922 and died in 1989. They were married on June 20, 1942. Pictures are from their wedding day. Emery was the son of Emery Cole (b. 4-1896) and Cora Lee Mann (b. 8-2-1880 in KY, d. 1945). Marguerite married [2] Theodore "Ted" Bukowski. Photos courtesy of Karen Darling. Cora Lee Mann
Cora Lee Mann
The children of Marguerite and Emery Cole are: James Emery Cole (picture of him with his mom) who was born January 9, 1943 and died November 25, 1995 obituary. He married [1] Rita Jean Berg and, they had two daughters, Deborah and Teresa [2] Mary Ann Wilcosz; Peggy Ann Cole, obituary, who married William Bacon and had three sons, William, Michael and Christopher; Sophie Lee Cole who was born April 13, 1945 and died January 5, 1987 in Manistee, MI. She married John L. Rogers and they had two children, Jeffery and Penny; Harry Alvin Cole married [1] Marijane Pomeroy and they had one son, Troy Dominick Cole who died around one month of age [2] Nancy Bowles; Karen Kay Cole (picture of her and sister Sophie) married Donald Darling and they had three children, Heather, Don Jr. and Andrea; Thomas Evan Cole married [1] Sally Hilliard and they had one child, Megan [2] Suzanne (Amy) Spalding.
Children of Allen Altrock and Irma Rademaker

Rogene Altrock married Richard Lathouwers and they had two children, Richie and Reid Lathouwers.

Roger Altrock.

Children of Carl H. Altrock and Pearl Green

Dona J. Altrock married Robert Newberg. Their children are: Carl James Newberg who married [1] Sherrie Hughes and [2] Jean Goettig; Craig Robert Newberg who married Charlene Burnell; and Lisa Anne Newberg who married Edward L. Roeberge.

Karla A. Altrock married [1] Kenneth H. Hendricksen. Their daughter, Teresa A., married Timothy F. Smith. Their daughter, Debra, married John W. Haynes. Karla married [2] James Seymour.

Child of Ludwig Altrock and Elizabeth Duran

Nick C. Altrock married Helena. Children

Child of Golden and Gladys Altrock

Rosemary Altrock married Richard Lewis Totch.       Totch Children
Ricky, Dicky and Rhonda Totch

8th Generation

Child of Gordon and Eileen Altrock

Douglas C. Altrock was born November 12, 1962 and died January 6, 1979.

Children of Stanley C. Altrock and Carolyn R. Newcomer

Jeffrey C. Altrock was born April 27, 1968 in Thousand Oaks, CA. He died March 31, 1997 in CA. Obituary

Laura E. Altrock was born in Alexandria, VA.

Children of Nick and Helena Altrock

Stephanie Altrock married Mark Kler.

Nick Altrock.

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