I believe her father was Fred (son of Julius). Mary Helen is living with Fred in the 1920 census in Tioga PA. I am not sure how they ened up in PA from South Dakota. In 1930 Mary Helen (and twin Joseph) is living with her uncle Robert (son of Julius).
This is what I have come up with by looking at census records. Below the descendant chart is a the notes and census records I made.
Descendants of Julius PLUTCHAK
1 Julius PLUTCHAK 1852 -
.. +Franziska BOHMANN 1856 - 1928
......... 2 Edward PLUTCHAK 1876 -
......... 2 Julia PLUTCHAK 1878 -
......... 2 Frederick Plutchak 1880 -
............. +Unknown - 1917
.................... 3 Evelyn Plutchak 1913 -
.................... 3 Frederick W. Plutchak 1915 -
.................... 3 Joseph N. Plutchak 1917 -
.................... 3 Mary Helen Plutchak 1917 -
......... 2 Mary PLUTCHAK 1882 -
......... 2 Hannah PLUTCHAK 1885 -
......... 2 Anna PLUTCHAK 1890 - 1963
......... 2 Margaret PLUTCHAK 1893 -
......... 2 Julius PLUTCHAK 1895 -
......... 2 Robert PLUTCHAK 1896 - 1978
1900 Michigan Menominee County Stephenson p. 281
67 67 Plutschak Juliu(s) July 1849 52 Married 23 yrs Ger Ger Ger Immigrated 1866
Frances wife ? 1856 44 Married 23 yrs Ger Ger Ger Immigrated 1870
July dau Feb 1878 22 S Wisconsin Ger Ger Dress maker
Fred son Feb 1880 20 S Mich Ger Ger Farm Labor
Mary dau Aug 1882 17 S
Hanna dau March 1885 15 S
Flora dau May 1890 10 S
Margaret dau ? 1893 6 S
Julius son Feb 1895 5 S
Robert son Oct 1898 2 S
1920 Michigan Menominee Stephenson
1 1 Plutchok Frances head O F F W 67 Widow 18?? Ger Ger Ger Farming
Julius son M W 24 S Mich Ger Ger Farmer
Robert son M W 22 S Mich Ger Ger Farmer
1910 Michigan Menominee Stephenson
4 4 Plutchak Julius Mrs. head 54 Widow Ger Ger Ger 1870 (Immigrated) farmer
Anna Dau 20 S Mich Ger Ger
Margaret dau 18 S Mich Ger Ger
Julius son 15 S Mich Ger Ger
Robert son 12 S Mich Ger ger
Believe Fred married a Eunie "June" Carter some time after 1920. Eunie also married Austin Smith and Zeke Witzel. However, I think Eunie was Fred's second wife and not the parents of the children listed since he is listed as a wifow in the 1920 census. I will have to ask my cousin Mary Ann if any of this sounds familiar. Eunie died in 1966 in Butler Co., PA which is where Fred's daughter Mary Helen married Theodore Stokey.
1920 PA Tioga County Liberty Twp p. 6a
85 89 Plutshok (Plutchak) Fred O M 38 Wd Mich Ger Ger Farmer
Evelyn dau 7 S SD Mich Mich
Fredrick W son 5 S SD Mich Mich
Joseph N son 3 6/12 S SD Mich Mich
Mary H dau 3 6/12 S SD Mich Mich
1910 South Dakota Gregory County St. Charles Twp.
162 162 Plutchak Frederick head M W 30 S Mich Ger Ger Farmer Gen Farm
Heinz Rhinhold employee M W 22 S Rus(Ger) Rus(Ger) Rus(Ger) Laborer farm hand
(Fred bought 160 acres of land in South Dakota in 1906, I believe his mother acquired the land later or bought another 160 acres)
Mary Helen Plutchak appears to be a twin with Joseph Plutchak.
1930 Michian Menominee Daggett Dist 3
6 6 Plutchak Robert J head O yes M W 31 S General Farming
Julius W brother M W 35 S Mich Ger Ger Farm Labor
Anna M sister F W 40 S Mich Ger Ger
Joseph N nephew M W 13 S SD Mich Mich
Helen M niece F W 13 S SD Mich Mich
Her step mother may have been Eunie "June" Carter who married Austin Smith, Fred Plutchak, and Zeke Witzel. Eunie died in Butler Co., PA in 1966. It seems that Mary Helen had a rough childhood with her mother dying when Mary Helen was very young (before she was 4 yrs old.) It appears that her father died before she was 13 years old. She was probably shuffled around to live with relatives quite a bit. She lived in at least 3 different states before she was 13: South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Let me know what you think.
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