Platz Family Genealogy Forum
I was also provided with this same story when I began my research in 1976 while living in Osceola, Indiana. My grandmother is the daughter of Maude Belle Platz and William Franklin Miller. I have information on the Platz family dating back to about 1764, the birth of George Platz who married a Miss Gesy. I have copied from the 1850 St. Joseph Co., IN Federal Census an entry for George Platz age 45, wife Harriet age 36, daughter Eliza age 13. In the same household are five more children all with the surname of Hildebrand. They were Elijah, 12; Olive, 10; John, 9; Jeremiah, 3; and Ama S., 3. I know Harriet's prior surname was Hildebrand. I am assuming that both George and Harriet had other spouses.
I have personal correspondence from a sister and sister-in-law of Maude Belle Platz' who were still alive in the early 1980's. Those ladies gave me quite a bit of my information on the Platz line. Would like to correspond with those related.