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Posted: 6 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 10:38PM GMT
Surnames: PLUHATOR, PLY, PETZ
I'm looking for information on the parents of James PLUHATOR (b. 1 May 1914 in Grayling, Crawford Co., MI; d. 17 Aug 1986 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI). I know that his parents' names were Michael PLUHATOR and Anna PETZ, but I have found no trace of them prior to the birth of this child, James PLUHATOR. I know that Anna PETZ came to Michigan in search of her father who had left the family in Austro-Hungary several years prior and was said to have settled in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Michael PLUHATOR was Ukrainian and just immigrated to the U.S. for a better life, I assume. The couple met in Michigan, were married in Michigan, and had all 4 of their children (one stillborn) in Michigan. Yet - I have found no reference to them in any record anywhere aside from the birth certificates of their children, all born in MI.

Note: the Ukrainian surname of PLUHATOR was legally changed by this son, James PLUHATOR, between 1940-1950 to PLY.

Can anyone help or give some direction? I'd really like to find some info on Michael and Anna [PETZ] PLUHATOR / PLY. Thanks.

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 4 Oct 2009 6:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Oct 2009 8:20PM GMT
Surnames: Penhertor, Petz, Malanker
I found a date of marriage record for June 21, 1913 for Mike Penhertor age 22 and Anna Petz age 24 for Greyling, MI both of them born in Austria. Mike's father's name is listed as Juedov Penhertor and his mother's maiden name looks like Malanker and it says she was deported. Anna's father is Joseph Petz and it says her mother's name is Caroline. It says she was deported also. It looks like Witnesses are listed as M. (can't make out the name)and Josephine Zerr, Zan or Zar or Zav. It is difficult to read some of the names.

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 26 Aug 2010 3:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Aug 2010 2:04PM GMT
Surnames: McCallummore
Hi I am looking for a Mrs. James McCallummore who lived in Grayling Crawford, in the year1909 and I was wondering how I could go about getting info on her and her first name and all this would be my great grandmother. I also found a paper called the AVALANCHE that has peoples names in it for this area that is how I found Mrs. James McCalllummore her first name was Susan and that is the info I have to get and James her husband. and the kids names.

thank you

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 27 Aug 2010 7:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Aug 2010 1:40PM GMT
Surnames: Pluhator, Pluhator, Chayka
I'm not related to this family.

1920 -
Name: Mike Pluhator
Home in 1920: Grand Rapids Ward 3, Kent, Michigan
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1893
Birthplace: Austria
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Anna
Father's Birth Place: Poland
Mother's Birth Place: Poland
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1910
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No

Mike Pluhator 27
Anna Pluhator 25, Hungary - immigrated 1913
James Pluhator 5, MI

1930 -
Name: Michal Pludeator
[Michael Pluhator]
Home in 1930: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
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Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1893
Birthplace: Austria
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Anna
Race: White
Occupation: works for RR
Age at first marriage: 20
Parents' birthplace: Austria/Austria
Michal Pludeator 37, Austria
Anna Pludeator 35, Austria
James Pludeator 15, MI
Nicholas E Pludeator, MI
Serkey Chayka 36, Russia - b/inlaw

1930 is the last available census at this time

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 2:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Sep 2010 1:31PM GMT
Surnames: Mrs. James (first name Susan) McCallummore
You may be able to get access to census records through your local library. Try looking on www.rootsweb.com also, you can search under several categories such as last name, or state, country, city etc. It might be helpful to others looking for ancestors if you posted the info. from the Avalance on this website or the one I mentioned above. That's just a suggestion if you have the time and want to.

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Sep 2010 1:32PM GMT
Surnames: McCallum
I just went to Avalance paper in Crawford, Michigan that is how I found out about Mrs. James McCallum and some help from other people that was so helpful I cannot thnks them enought. Do you think that maybe the cemerty will give me info on them they do carry records don't they. humm I will give that a try.. Thank you for your help..

maccallummhor family

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 3:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Well I found my info from the Avalance old news papers in crawford, michigan try there and then go look at the cemterys there.. I hope this helps.. Good luck

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 23 Sep 2010 3:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
go read Thomasker2 posting on here.. he found stuff for you .. hurrayyyy good luck

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 24 Sep 2010 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McCallum
I would try calling the town hall or city hall, they should have death certificates on file. Also the library there might have copies of obits or have those on microfiche film. Good luck.

Re: Difficulty finding records...

Posted: 27 Sep 2010 11:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Well I found my GreatGrandma thanks to a Lady named Grace. It was a old newspaper clipping with all the childrens names and where she lived and how she past on and where she was born ( we thought she was born in Canada But to our surprise she was born in michigan) and where she was buried at.. it was a great find and a list of all the children and when she married my Great grandfather.. so I got so much info out of that I was sooo happy so try the newspapers in the town that they where at now i am off to michigan to get a birth record... and to see the grave site.
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