(FRIEDRICH) CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH PLANER
My grandfather, (Friedrich) Christian Friedrich Planer, was born 10 Aug 1857 at Mörsdorf in the Duchy of Sachsen-Altenberg (now Thuringia), Germany.His parents were Christian Planer and Louisa Benhaum.He immigrated about Oct 1879, settling in Carroll Co., IA and there in 1881 married Ida Smith Schmidt born 1853.Ida was the widow of George Smith and had 4 daughters - Anna, Emma, Minnie, and Dora.Friedrich and Ida moved to Pierce Co., NE in 1885 and had 4 chidren - Ella, Frank, Edward, and Nettie.Ida died 1893 and 3 Feb 1895 Friedrich married Minnie Schulz b. 23 Dec 1876. Friedrich and Minnie had 11 children.Friedrich died 8 Feb 1920 and was supposedly survived by 1 brother (name unknown) and 3 sisters (Annie, maybe Bertha, & 3rd one unknown) who had also immigrated to USA at sometime.There was also 2 sisters and 1 brother who remained in Germany.The only info I have about the siblings is that Annie's married surname was Counter and lived at Kenosha, WI. The family apparently did not keep in touch.Is there anyone with info about Friedrich's siblings and their descendants?