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Jacob Plattenberger

Photo contributed by Thomas Charles Plattenberger
My father, Wm Franklin Plattenberger (who will be 90 on July 24, 2013) is on the knee of his great grandfather, Jacob Phillip Plattenberger.
Standing are his grandfather Frank Jacob Plattenberger and behind him is his father, Charles Henry Plattenberger

Jacob P. Plattenberger, whose energies for years were directed towards railroad construction work, and who is now living at Savanna, was born at Nazareth, Pa., July 20. 1847, son of Henry and Sarah (Hardwell) Plattenberg, the former born in Pennsylvania, September 17, 1810. and died July 9, 1858 while his wife was born May 24. 1812.

Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County Chicago: Munsell Publishing Co 1913

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