I am not sure how this quest was started but I just read "bill's response to andrea".
My records are a llittle differenct than Bill's I have the head of household as August Ploch, who lived on a farm on German Ridge, which I believe is the Rome IN area. I have a list of 12 Kids.
August Ploch Married Amelia Johan
Henry died in civil war
Caspar died in civil war
Carrie/carolyn married George Herth
Elisabeth Lizzie" married George Hoffman 12/2/1869
Amelia Married JJ Baechtold (my relatives)
Charles married Emma Brown
John W Married Elizabeth Rau
Louise R married Porter Lamb
Anna M married Albert Baechtold (could be jjs brother)
Lydia married fred schwarts.
I am mostly concern with Baechtold as that is my family and I really do not know much about the Hoffman side.
They were swiss methodist circuit riders. Very hard to track. I do have info on JJ Baechtold and Albert's parents.
I do have dates if you need them
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