Thank you for your response,
Only the one Hermann Platzke came to the US. We have as much as we can locate on his arrival in the State of Georgia about 1902 as well as here in Maryland. Prior to that no information. The word of mouth story is he left the Platzkes in Poland and went to sea, jumped ship in Florida and made his way to Darien, Georgia, where he obtained citizenship and then married our grandmother.
We have checked the family history center, and found no useful information yet. I would greatly appreciate the Jewish information website.
Like you, we have lots of questions, especially when word of mouth stories paint an interesting history.
Did the Platzkes or Von Hohenfels come to the US? If they did census
records would be great. Go to a local Family History Center (altho
connected to the Mormon Church they are helpful to everyone) they
have records from all over the world.
What about religious records? If they were Jewish there is a great
Jewish website. I will have to look it up and get back to you.
My own g-grandparents were Theodore and Anna (Briese) Scholz from
Breslau, Silesia, Prussia now Wroclaw, Poland and I have lots of
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> Hello everyone, I am new to the group so any directions or help
would be greatly appreciated. I am located near Washington, D.C.
> The reason I have joined is the fact we have no record of our
Platzke family. A grand father,
> Hermann Platzke, Born 14 Aug 1880, Danzig, Prussia has no record
of parents or any family in the area that we can locate. There is a
story that he was given as a baby to an aunt by the name of Platzke
to save his life. It is believed his parents were jewish, and
possibly had the name of Von Hohenfels.
> Any suggestions on where to start?
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