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John Henry Planthaber born about 1809 in Strelitz, Mecklenburische Seenplatte, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, he was married to Dorothy Wellman of the same area in Germany who died June 17, 1918 in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois. Their children:

Christiana Planthaber born 1842

Mary Planthaber born October 14, 1845 Mechlenberg, Germany, died June 17, 1918 Sterling, Illinois, married Cornelius Gerhart (1838-1921) and had 11 children.

Charles Henry Planthaber born 8-27-1850 in Strelitz, Germany, died 10-30-1936 in Morrison, Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois. He married Mary D. Little (1856-1941) and had the following children:

Ida Maewinifred Margraf Plathaber born July 13, 1876 in Sterling, Illinois, died December 8, 1946 in San Diego, California.

Alfred S. Planthaber was born September 25, 1878 in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, died September 18, 1966 in Sterling. He married Ruth Kelly on October 15, 1902 in Chicago, Cook Cty, IL. Ruth was born on December 24, 1882 and died in March 12, 1976. Not sure how many children they had. Their son, Warren (see below) was born on February 1, 1904 and died July 1, 1981. site.

Marie S. Planthaber born October 28, 1881 in Morrison, Illinois, died October 20, 1931 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

John Henry Planthaber born April 9, 1886 in Morrison, Illinois, died 1957 in Illinois.

Bernard Planthaber born 1890 in Illinois

Carl Newton Planthaber born December 22, 1891 in Illinois, died May 31, 1972 in San Diego, California. He married Helen C. Markey (1898-1963) and had at least one son, Robert M. Planthaber born in 1929.

Bert B. Planthaber born 1893 in Illinois.

Emery Burdett Planthaber born August 12, 1895 in Morrison, Illinoi, died December 12, 1968 in Paxton, Sullivan, Indiana.

Ernest Planthaber born about 1896 in Illinois.

Warren H. (probably Henry) Planthaber was born February 1, 1904 in Mount Pleasant Township, Whiteside, Illinois and died July 1, 1981in Whiteside County, Illinois.

Warren Planthaber's marriages:

Marriage 1: Jennet Anna Ellis born September 26, 1903 in Rockford, IL, married Warren Planthaber in July of 1922 and then she died October 1, 1941 in Sterling, Whiteside Cty, IL. Their children:

Marriage 2: Irena Tucker in August of 1952, they were divorced. No children.

Marriage 3: Opal Kicksey Dahlberg and they had one daughter who is still living. They divorced in September of 1953.

Marriage 4: Myrna Glass Ellis in July 2, 1955. No children. They spent the rest of their lives together.

Fred and Ruth Planthaber were divorced. Fred remarried to Caroline M. Millerschone who died in November of 1987

Ruth Kelly Planthaber remarried to James A. Shepherd and died in March of 1976.

Ruth Kelly was born December 24, 1882 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa and died March 1976 in Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois. She was the daughter of John Kelley born May of 1834 in New York and Lottie Andrus born March 7, 1860 in Ohio and died December 5, 1926 in Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois. Lottie was the daughter of Hezehiah Andrus and Ruth Simmons. John and Lottie Kelley had seven children:

Ruth Kelly

Louis H. Kelly born November 1 1886 in Morrison, Illinois, died July 2, 1961 in Morrison.

Ethel May Kelly born March 1887 in Illinois.

Grace M. Kelly born July 3, 1889 in Illinois, died in Morrison.

Warren J. Kelly Born November 1891 in Illinois.

Carl H. Kelly born January 1895 in Illinois.

Ray E. Kelly born January 1897 in Illinois.

Planthabers buried at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling, Illinois:

PLANTHABER, Fred 25 Sep 1878 18 Sep 1966

PLANTHABER, Jennett Anna (Ellis) 1903 01 Oct 1941

Warren Planthaber, Sr  

PLANTHABER, Myrna G (Glass) 11 Aug 1907 04 Mar 1990

Warren Planthaber, Sr   PLANTHABER, Warren, Sr 21 Feb 1904 Jul 1981

Jennett Anna Ellis

Myrna G Glass

Planthaber, Warren H 15 Jun 1923 08 Feb 2009 Orla Jean Dahlberg Warren & Jenette (Ellis) Planthaber


CHARLES H. PLANTHABER, 75, of Sterling died Tuesday May 7 2002 after an extended illness. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire. Born 26 Sep 1926 in Morrison the son of John & Margaret (Hunt) Planthaber. He married Viola Asbury on 7 Sep 1945. She died Dec 26 1999. He served in the Army during WW II and enjoyed fishin gand traveling. Survivors are a son Charles H (Bette) of Prophetstown and two daughters Bonnie Sue (Tony) Ridgeway and Vickie (Lester) Weaver both of Sterling. 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Memorial service at 7 PM Friday at Amazing Grace Assembly Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Daily Gazette 08 May 2002

JOHN HENRY PLANTHABER , of Morrison. Funeral services for John H. Plantaber who passed away Wednesday (27 March 1957) at his home were held Friday at the Reynolds Funeral Home at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frank Leon Furrh of the First Baptist church officiated and burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Floyd Worhley, William Port, Henry Boelkens, John Sorenson, Earl Hiddleson and Fred Hackbarth. Floral caretakers were Mrs. Walter Westendorf and Mrs. August Forrester, Miss Clara Ackermand and Glenn Graddock sang Going Down the VAlley, One by One, accompanied by Mrs. Abe Renkes, organist.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor — The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 30, 1957 — Saturday, pg 2

MARY (REYNOLDS) PLANTHABER , 89, of Four Seasons Living Center, Morrison, IL, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005 at the Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison, IL. Mary was born May 31, 1916 in Thomson, IL to Charles W. and Margie (Martindale) Reynolds. She was educated in the Thomson grade and high schools. Mary married Carl J. Planthaber, Sr. on March 10, 1934 in Morrison. He died January 20, 1970. She was employed by General Electric in Morrison for 17 years. Following retirement, she worked for the former Carpenters Bakery in Morrison and had also worked as a tour guide for R.C. Smith Transportation in Morrison. She was a member of the Illinois Evangelistic Alliance, Inc. of Moline, IL and the G.E.M. Club of Morrison, IL. Survivors include three daughters, Barb (Mrs. Don) Skibbe, Sue (Mrs. Cal) Wing, and Carlene Chapman all of Morrison; one son, Carl J. (Wanda) Planthaber, Jr. of Camanche, IA; a son-in-law, Doran Everly of Rock Falls, IL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Planthaber, Sr.; one daughter, Mary Jane Everly; one grandson, Rodney Skibbe; two sisters, Florence Remrod and one as a youth; three brothers, Roy, Wesley, and William Reynolds.

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