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Re: Pleger: in Oil City,
Posted by: W. Pleger (ID *****4982) Date: July 23, 2006 at 17:10:17
In Reply to: Re: Pleger: in Oil City, by Vicki Schumacher of 64

It would be nice to have a big Pleger family reunion again, just to get to meet everyone. I have also found in the local courthouse records, either on the application for marriage or the marriage certificate when Karl (Charles) Pleger married Julianna Radig (Radick,Radtke), his parents names. So Friedrich, Florentine, & Karl Pleger's parents are (Englishized) John & Elisabeth Pleger. Also in the courthouse are the naturalization records for Frederick (Friedrick) (& his son Fred) & Charles (Karl) Pleger. At the time that Fred & his son did their naturalization, where they where renouncing citizenship was the Kingdom of Prussia. When Karl did his naturalization the King of Prussia had inherited the throne of Germany, so where Karl was renouncing his citizenship was the Empire of Germany. Have not found the connection with our family of Pleger to link with other branches of Pleger that I have found. I have found Pleger in Germany in the 1800's, Prussia in 1800's, Bavaria (Swabia) back in 1600's, France in 1700's, Luxemberg in 1700's, Belgium, England back to 1500's, & USA (down south) in 1700's. Also found out that Pleger is a dutch word meaning committer. I was playing around with a free online foreign language translater & found that out. Some branches of Pleger though do not come from that origin meaning. I have found some Pleger ancestors got a name change; Plier, Pledger, Pilgrim for example. (Pellegrino, Pelissier, St. Leger, Leger, Leodegar,Pilcher, Polcari, Pelzer, Pleggenkuhle, Plegge, Plegger, Pellegrin, Ploussard,Pless) Sometimes the name change was when the country was taken over by another country. Other times the name changed when a Pleger immigrated to another country..thus changing the name in immigration. Now us Plegers with the itchy feet, that can be quite interesting when we go to track down those ancestors. LOL..no wonder we are having such an interesting of a time finding them. Also considering the fact that back in those days, records where not necissarily in proper spelling & most clerks wrote the way things sounded to them. Not to mention all the Johns, Freds, Karls, etc..that are family name clustered, which goes with who. It makes things quite interesting indeed. Hope this helps with your search & if you or anyone else has anything new to add..please do. God bless you all & hope to hear from you soon! :)


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