|The Altreuter name comes
from Freidrich Wilhelm Altreuter who came from Bavaria to New York
City around 1850. We’ve lost contact with most of his progeny. We
now think of ourselves as part of the “White’s” from Red Bank,
The picture on this page is of John Henry White Jr, father to John
Henry White III & Florence Riddle White. He was the grandfather
to Florence White Altreuter’s sons Ken, Rich, Sam & Charlie.
His father was Captain Jack White, who sailed winning vessels in the
Cape May races in the days when these races were regarded as second
only to the international races for the America’s cup. Captain
Jack married Elizabeth Robbins, daughter of Captain William Henry
Robbins who carried lumber on his Schooner, the James H. Patterson
from Albany, N.Y.
Captain Jack’s father was Captain John Patterson White who owned
& sailed coasting schooners between New York and South Atlantic
ports. And, the sailing tradition continues today.
If you’d like
to contact any of us Altreuters ,
please send us an email at: altreuterkyahoo.com