I also have a George Platz born April 9, 1817 in Colmar Alsace Lorraine, France. He married Sarah Ann Baumgardner in Pennsylvania on April 13,1848. To this union were born 9 children: Nimrod (who was a preacher and is buried in South Bend), Mahala Ann (who is my husband's gggrandmother), Noah F., Moses C.(who went to Kansas City, Missouri), Amanda M., Ida Laura, Charles E., Levi G., and a miscarriage. George's father was Jean- Jacque "Jacob" Platz married to Maria Barbera Vogelin. I do not know of any siblings of George. If any of these names sound familiar, please email me. I would love to find out more about this family.