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Christopher Alt

Christopher Alt

Male 1828 - 1873  (45 years)

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  • Name Christopher Alt 
    Born 20 May 1828  Bannerod, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Bannerod, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The shipping records show that Christoph could read and write when he emmigrated to Australia 
    Occupation From Aug 1848 to Apr 1849  Lauterbach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a manservant 
    Milit-Beg 10 Apr 1849  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • into the Hessen Archducal Third Infantry Regiment
    Milit-Medl 29 Aug 1849  CarlsRuhe, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • a commemorative medal by the Archduchy of Baden. The award certificate translated from German read as follows:
      Be it known by these present that it pleased HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE ARCHDUKE (of Baden) on this day, the 29th August, 1849 to create and establish a Commemorative Medal in grateful recognition of services rendered him by the allied troops brought into the Archduchy for the purpose of suppressing the late Rebellion and as a lasting memorial of the military virtues displayed by those troops and to award the said medal to all those who took part without stain or disgrace in the late campaign against the rebels, wherefore the said Commemorative Medal is hereby given and awarded to: Private Christoph Alt, Hessen III, Infantry Regiment.

      In witness whereof the present Award Certificate is hereby made and issued.
    Milit-Medl 16 Mar 1850  Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Field Service Medal by the Grand Duchy of Hesse. The translation of the German Certificate reads as follows:
      Private Christoph Alt of Bannerod in the Administrative District of Alsfeld, at present serving in the Archducal 3rd Infantry Regiment, is hereby awarded the Field Service Medal, as created and established on the 14th June, 1840 for services in time of war. In witness whereof the present attestation is herby made and issued to the said Private Alt
    Milit-End 29 Feb 1852  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His Certificate of Discharge read as follows (as translated from the German):
      Private Christoph Alt of Bannerod in the administrative district of Alsfeld, Having been called to the colours in the second conscription intake of the year 1849 and having served since 16th April, 1849 in the III Infantry Regiment is hereby released and discharged from Military Forces of His Highness and Grand Duke of Hesse, in witness whereof the present Certificate of Discharge has been made and issued. The subject of this certificate may be liable for military service in future as a member of the relevant age classification.
    Occupation From 1853 to 1859 
    a carrier between Yass and Sydney 
    Naturalization 14 Feb 1861  Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Abt 1862  Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    a farmer and inn keeper 
    Death-Caus 15 Jul 1873 
    • pulmonary phthisis (tuberculosis) exacerbated by pneumonia
    Died 15 Jul 1873  Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Jul 1873  the Church of England section of the cemetery, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    The headstone for Christopher Alt in the Church of England section of the Yass cemetery.
    Photograph taken by Gordon Mote.; headstone
    Obit 18 Jul 1873  The Yass Courier, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN TOWNSMAN
      On last Tuesday Mr Christopher Alt died at his residence the Yass Hotel, at the comparatively early age of forty-three and his funeral, which was largely attended by all classes, took place on Wednesday afternoon. Mr Alt was for many years a carrier on the road, and was well-known as "Johnie the German". By industry and thrift, he acquired a snug farm in the neighbourhood of Yass, which he cultivated successfully, and latterly became landlord of the Yass Hotel. Not long after commencing hotelkeeping, he was attacked with illness, from which he suffered until the hour of his death, although medical practitioners both in Yass and Sydney were consulted. He was very generally respected and leaves a wife and seven children behind to mourn the loss of an attentive husband and father
    Person ID I51  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2017 

    Father Christoph Alt,   b. 05 Jan 1783, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1844, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Anna Margareta Ruhl,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Nov 1817  Nieder Moos, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Jeffrey,   b. 1829, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1861, North Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1857  St Clements Church, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Christopher Alt,   b. 16 Oct 1858, his parents home in Rossi Street, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1942, Cooma, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Henry Alt,   b. 16 Aug 1860, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1897, Woodstock, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Crossley,   b. 15 Oct 1842, Seven Hills, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1937, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 01 Jan 1862  St Clements Church, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Maria Alt,   b. 23 Jan 1863, Fairy Hole Creek, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1934, Randwick, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. James Alt,   b. 12 Aug 1864, Fairy Hole Creek Inn, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1938, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Sedonia Alt,   b. 31 Jan 1866, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1866, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +4. John Alt,   b. 13 Mar 1867, Fairy Hole Inn, near Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1935, Gordon, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. Sidonia Alt,   b. 17 Dec 1868, Fairy Hole Inn, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1953, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. William Alt,   b. 10 Nov 1870, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1872, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Alt,   b. 23 Jul 1872, the Yass Hotel, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1943, Yass, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEducation - The shipping records show that Christoph could read and write when he emmigrated to Australia - - Bannerod, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-Beg - 10 Apr 1849 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-Medl - 29 Aug 1849 - CarlsRuhe, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-Medl - 16 Mar 1850 - Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilit-End - 29 Feb 1852 - Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Christopher Alt