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PLEOGER, GEORGE & BERTHA, Antigo, Langlade, WI.
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PLEOGER, GEORGE & BERTHA, Antigo, Langlade, WI.
PLEOGER, GEORGE & BERTHA, Antigo, Langlade, WI.
PLEOGER, GEORGE & BERTHA, Antigo, Langlade, WI.
PLEOGER, GEORGE & BERTHA, Antigo, Langlade, WI.

PLEOGER, GEORGE & BERTHA, Antigo, Langlade, WI.

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You are looking at an identified postcard that was sent to MR. & MRS. GEO. PLEOGER, ANTIGO, WI. on March 18, (year is unreadable).

The senders of this card were FRED & AMANDA.




The card is in nice shape with some dirty spots (see scans).

I've done some research on this family and this is who I think it is:

MR. & MRS. GEORGE PLEOGER was actually GEORGE HENRY PLEOGER & wife BERTHA KREGER.

According to WWI records, GEORGE HENRY PLEOGER was born Dec. 15, 1875, he registered in LANGLADE, WI., he was married and living at 715 First Ave., Antigo, Langlade, WI.



According to WISCONSIN Death Index 1959-1997, GEORGE H. PLEOGER, born abt. 1875, died Aug. 1, 1962, ANTIGO, WI.

BERTHA L. PLEOGER, born Nov. 1879, died Dec. 16, 1965.

GEORGE PLEOGER & BERTHA KREGER were married Oct. 25, 1899.


GEORGE HENRY PLEOGER was the son of ERNEST PLEOGER & LIZZIE WUNDERLICH. In the 1880 WI. census records I found the following:

1880 ELLINGTON, OUTAGAMIE, WI.

ERNEST PLEOGER, 27, PRUSSIA
LIZZIE, 23, WI.
GEORGE, 5, WI.
SIMON, 3, WI.
HATTIE, 1, WI.

I was able to locate LIZZIE'S last name of WUNDERLICH on rootsweb. I found transcribed records for 1962 OBITUARY INDEX for the The Antigo Daily Journal. The records were related to the death of her son GEORGE. (receiver of card).




Fast forward to 1900 census records, GEORGE is married and out of the house and his father ERNEST is living in Milwaukee, WI. with second wife BERTHA KREGER.

1900 MILWAUKEE, WI. census

ERNST PLEOGER, 41, born Aug. 1858, married twice
BERTHA, 40, born Sept. 1859, 0 children, married 1893
EDWARD, 17, born March 1883, WI.
BERT, 15, born Dec. 1884




CENSUS INFORMATION ON GEORGE & BERTHA:

In 1900 ROLLING, LANGLADE, WI., I found GEORGE PLEOGER & his wife of less than a year BERTHA, no children



1910 ANTIGO, LANGLADE, WI., 712 6th Avenue

GEORGE PLEOGER, 35, WI., parents born GE.
BERTHA, 30, WI., parents born GE.
VERNA, 9, WI.
ERNEST E., 1, WI.


1920 ANTIGO, LANGLADE, WI. census

GEORGE H. PLEOGER, 45
BERTHA L., 40
VERNA S., 19
ERNEST E., 11
HENRY A. KREGER, 34, BROTHER-IN-LAW


1930 ANTIGO, LANGLADE, WI. census

GEORGE, BERTHA, VERNA & ERNEST PLEOGER are all still together. VERNA is listed as a SECRETARY for the BOARD OF EDUCATION (it just says EDUCATION) and ERNEST is listed as a TEACHER for the PUBLIC SCHOOLS.


MORE ON VERNA & ERNEST PLEOGER (siblings):

According to WISCONSIN DEATH INDEX, 1959-1997 & S.S. DEATH INDEX:

VERNA SABINA PLEOGER was born Nov. 8, 1900 and she died MAY 5, 1983, SHAWANO, SHAWANO, WI. it's likely she never married.

I was not able to find ERNEST E. PLEOGER in either of the 2 records that I found VERNA in.





MORE ON GEORGE PLEOGER'S SIBLINGS: HATTIE, SIMON, EDWARD & BERT:


According to WWI records, BERT PLUGER was born Dec. 19, 1884, and he registered from LANGLADE, WI., there is a MRS. BERT PLUGER but first name is not mentioned, they are living at 1005 9th Ave., ANTIGO, LANGSLADE, WI.

BERT PLUGER died Dec. 31, 1971, ANTIGO, WI. (WI. Death Index).


Not able to find any additional information on EDWARD PLEOGER.



According to S.S. records, SIMON PLEOGER, was born Jan. 24, 1877 and he died Aug. 1962, WI.

According to Wis. Death Index 1959-1997, SIMON H. PLEOGER, born abt. 1877, died Aug. 31, 1962, WI.

According to WWI Records, SIMON HENRY PLEOGER, born Jan. 24, 1877, Reg. from LANGLADE, WI. he is living in ELMHURST with his wife LYDIA PLEOGER.

LYDIA'S maiden name was SNELL

SIMON & LYDIA had the following children: LELAH, LYLE, DOROTHY, GENEVIEVE & DEVA.


LELAH PLEOGER married PETER ECKLID (taken from THE ANTIGO DAILY JOURNAL, Obituary Index, 1962).

U.S. GEN. LAND OFFICE RECORDS 1796-1907 - SIMON PLEOGER.

U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
Simon Pleoger


Name: Simon Pleoger
Issue Date: 13 Nov 1905
State of Record: Wisconsin
Acres: 120
Accession Number: WI3810__.062
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Wausau
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 23023
Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
21 31-N 9-E 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI Langlade
21 31-N 9-E 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI Langlade



According to WISCONSIN MARRIAGE pre-1907, I found a HATTIE MAY PLUGAR, that married August 1, 1897, LANGLADE, WI., Vol. 01, Page 0176.




MISCELLANEOUS NOTES:

Snippet taken from this link:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~antigowis/history/towns/rolling/elmhurst.html

The next year Joe Hawes and family moved to the village and took up a homestead of one hundred sixty acres. He kept a saloon and hotel for transients. The same year George Wunderlich, Ernest Pleoger and son moved here. Mr. Wunderlich bough a two hundred eight acre farm and put up a sawmill where laths, shingles and lumber were made. Because Mr. Empy was not living on his homestead, Mr. Pleoger contested his right to it and took it. Mr. Pleoger moved to Milwaukee. Later his son, Simon married a daughter of Mr. Snell. They bought a farm in the village and are residents of Elmhurst at present.


There is a good possibility that the below listed family is that of ERNEST PLEOGER (GEORGE'S DAD).
This is only meant as a suggestion for anyone researching this family. More research would be needed to connect the two together.

1870 ELLINGTON, OUTAGAMIE, WI. census:

ERNEST PLOGER (NOTE SPELLING), 49, PRUSSIA
AUGUSTA, WIFE, 48, PRUSSIA
ERNEST, SON, 17, PRUSSIA (father of George?)
FERDINAND, SON, 12, PRUSSIA
BERTHA, DAUGHTER, 11, PRUSSIA
LENA, DAUGHTER, 6, WISCONSIN
BACHEL, DAUGHTER, 2, WISCONSIN (definitely looks like a B but it's probably suppose to be an R for Rachel.




NOTE: PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT EVEN THOUGH I'M RELATIVELY CONFIDENT THAT I HAVE ACCURATE INFORMATION, THIS INFORMATION IS GIVEN TO HELP YOU DECIDE IF YOU HAVE A CONNECTION TO THIS ITEM. I IN NO WAY WANT TO IMPLY THAT THIS INFORMATION IS 100% CORRECT.




I have no additional information on these families.
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