|Source: NYPL Digital Collection. Postcard from 1908.|
Joseph was born on 5 July 1841 in New Orleans to parents Francois Antoine Halter and Mary Weitmann. He was the first of six children. In 1850, Joseph and family were living in the 3rd Ward of New Orleans. From city directories and Joseph's birth certificate, I know that Joseph's parents lived on Bartholomew Street, not far from the French Quarter.
|Source: David Rumsey Map Collection. 1891 Map of New Orleans.|
|1850 US Census. 3rd Ward, New Orleans.|
|1860 US Census. Orleans Parish, New Orleans.|
|1861 City Directory for Archive.org|