Anton Hallman was born in Prussia in 1834.  He married Henrietta Elizabeth Kreft in 1870, and they had 3 children.  Anton sailed to America in 1873, and at some point Henrietta followed shortly behind with their 3 children.  She died in 1875 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the poor grounds of Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  Two months later Anton married Katherine Kwart, also of Prussia, and they were married in St. Albertus Church in Detroit, Michigan.  In 1880 he and his family showed up in Metz, Presque Isle, Michigan were he worked as a farmer and resided the rest of his life.  Anton and Katherine had 6 more children.  He is buried in the Old Metz Cemetery (aka St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery) in Metz, Presque Isle, Michigan.