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Emera (Emmerich) Altizer is the father of the Altizer family. He was baptized on the 8th of April, 1749, in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York. Emera's original name was Emmerich Althauser (Althäuser, Althäusser), and he had several siblings as you can see by viewing his father's geneology page. Emmerich's father, Johann Peter Althauser, came to America from Segendorf, Neuwied, Deutschland (Germany). One theory is that Emera could not read or write very well, and he must've spoken his name to a record keeper that wrote it down incorrectly. The name just stayed that way.

Johann Peter Althauser came to America at some time between 1724 and 1727. ALTHÄUSSER Anna_Margaretha, *1724 Segendorf (click on the A and scroll down to this listing in the web page frame) was born (in 1724) through Johann's first marriage to Elisabetha Christina [Mittler] (widow of Johann Wilhelm Mittler, from Segendorf). This is verified through German Church records. Then Johann's first child with his new marriage, Maria Elizabetha Althauser, with Elisabeth Catherine Laucks (Emera's mother), was born in 1727 in Dutchess County, New York. Elisabeth Catherine Laucks was born about 1711 in West Camp, New York.

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