Lee County Biography

Peter Plantz
Ashton Township


Peter Plantz, farmer, Ashton, was born in New York in 18O5, and is the son of Richard and Maria Plantz, both of whom were of German descent, and members of the Lutheran church. Peter was educated in the common schools of his native state. He was married in New York, to Margret Putman, daughter of John and Catherine Putman, natives of New York, and members of the Dutch Reformed church; both were of Holland extraction. Mr. Plantz has by this coalition six children: Victor, Margret, Henry, Hannah, and Abraham. He came to Illinois in 1851 and settled in Ogle county, where he remained till 1856, when he came to Ashton, where he has since lived. Until recently he was engaged in farming, but has sold his farm and retired from business. He served three years as commissioner of highways. The success of Mr. Plantz is due wholly to his energy and industry. He and his wife are members of the Christian church. He has a comfortable home at Ashton, where he expects to enjoy the fruits of his former labors.

Source: History of Lee County Pg 625

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