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Meta Agnes Hedwig PLATZ

Meta Agnes Hedwig PLATZ

Female 1884 - 1970  (85 years)

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  • Name Meta Agnes Hedwig PLATZ 
    Born 26 Jul 1884  Vartuliskiai, Taurages Apskritis, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vartuliskiai, Lithuania
    Vartuliskiai, Lithuania
    Formerly Wartulischken, East Prussia

    Wikipedia Taurage County

    Lithuania
    Lithuania

    Wikipedia Lithuania

    Gender Female 
    Cemetery FindaGrave Memorial 
    Link WikiTree Profile 
    Note
    • These notes and a separate exhibit are all from Ed Strickland.
      Was born in either Wartulishkin or Kaukehmen. Was baptised 4 days after birth. Was confirmed on 26 March 1899 in Hermsdorf . Emigrated to US with family on the SS Pennsylvania from Hamburg 6 Nov 1899 probably to New York. Confirmation appears to have taken place just before the family left Germany to try to establish a health spa in Rosario, Argentenia. While in Rosario, she had typhoid fever. This effort only lasted a few months before they returned to Germany. After the divorce from Adam Lotz worked as a furrier in Los Angeles. Her ashes were scattered over the Pacific ocean per herrequest. Her marriage to Adam Lotz ended in a divorce on 3 July 1919. While living in Rosario, Argentina, in 1898 she had typhoid fever. She was the only one of the family to get the disease in the epidemic. They returned to Germany after 6 months in Argentina.
      Upon return to Germany they lived in Hermsdorf, near Berlin. When she was 8 years old she started attending a private shcool in Hermsdorf where she received good grades. She also took private embroidery lessons and at an early age showed considerable talent in needle crafts. She entered the US at age 15 with an eighth grade equivalent education which included the ability to read and write inEnglish.
      When she and Adam moved to LA they lived with Grandma Platz in a house on 76th St near Vermont for 3 months until their furniture arrived from New Jersey. They purchased a lot at 672 W. Florence Ave near Vermont for $10/month. It was paid off in 7 or 8 years. During the train ride from Jeresey City, NJ, to CA she hung diapers our the train windows to dry.
    Confirmation 26 Mar 1899  Hermsdorf, Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure 5 Nov 1899  Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Arrival 18 Nov 1899  Ellis Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    on the SS Pennsylvania 
    manifest Platz, Hugo 1899
    manifest Platz, Hugo 1899
    SS Pennsylvania
    SS Pennsylvania
    This is the ship that the entire Platz family took from Hamburg to Ellis Island on 18 Nov 1899.
    Census 1900  The Bronx, Bronx County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1910  Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1930  Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 14 Mar 1970  Reseda, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried other Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I109  Black Oliver
    Last Modified 16 May 2016 

    Father Hugo PLATZ,   b. 16 Jul 1856, Sovetsk, Kaliningradskaya Oblast', Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1931, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Emma ULRICH,   b. 8 Mar 1860, Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1928, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1880  Vartuliskiai, Taurages Apskritis, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 #@ Adam LOTZ,   b. 31 Dec 1878, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1963, Oroville, Butte County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1904  Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1916 
    Children 
     1. Albert Adam William LOTZ,   b. 10 Jan 1907, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1909, Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Eric Adam Hugo LOTZ,   b. 1 May 1908, Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 2000, Orlando, Orange County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Margaret Emma Sophia "Gretchen" LOTZ,   b. 24 Mar 1912, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1970, Ventura County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Emmy Julia Elizabeth LOTZ,   b. 30 Nov 1916, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 2001, Vancouver, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Histories
    history Platz, Meta Agnes (PDF)
    history Platz, Meta Agnes (PDF)
    Provided by Ed Strickland
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 # Emmett Glen WILSON,   b. 7 Feb 1887, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1969, Napa, Napa County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1917 
    Divorced 1918 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jul 1884 - Vartuliskiai, Taurages Apskritis, Lithuania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - 26 Mar 1899 - Hermsdorf, Berlin, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - 5 Nov 1899 - Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - on the SS Pennsylvania - 18 Nov 1899 - Ellis Island, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - The Bronx, Bronx County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Mar 1904 - Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1970 - Reseda, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Ship Record - Meta Platz - 1899
    Ship Record - Meta Platz - 1899

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] New York Passenger Lists.

    2. [S13] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bronx, New York, New York; Roll: 1125; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 997; FHL microfilm: 1241125.

    3. [S5] 1910 United States Federal Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 7, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T624_890; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0145; FHL microfilm: 1374903.

    4. [S6] 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 151; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0513; Image: 961.0; FHL microfilm: 2339886.

    5. [S90] Social Security Death Index, Number: 561-12-7474; Issue State: California; Issue Date: Before 1951.

    6. [S22] California Death Index, Place: Los Angeles; Date: 14 Mar 1970; Social Security: 561127474.