Pluhator family-Olshanitsa, Austria > MI
I'm looking for information on the following Pluhator family:
My GGgrandfather was Michael Pluhator who was born 29 Sep 1892 in Olshanitsa, Austria, (part of the Austro-Hungarian empire), a son of Theodore Pluhator and Molly Deputat.Michael Pluhator emigrated to the United States prior to 1910 and settled in Michigan.Here he met and married Anna Petz who was born 18 Mar 1894 in Budapest, Hungary, the daughter of Joseph Petz. Anna Petz was born in Hungary due to her father's military station at the time, however the family was of Austrian descent.
The family remained in Michigan for the rest of their days, living the majority of it with in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI.
Between 1940-1950 the family's last name of "Pluhator" was changed to "Ply"by the oldest son, James M. [Pluhator] Ply, due to the frequent misspellings and difficult pronunciation of this ethnically Austro-Ukrainian name.
Michael and Anna (Petz) Pluhator had the following children:
1. James M. [Pluhator] Ply (b. 1 May 1914 in Grayling, Crawford Co., MI; d. 17 Aug 1986 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI), married Marion Bolhuis and had 2 children: Michael Peter Ply, and Philip James Ply.
2. Eugene Nicholas [Pluhator] Ply (b. 11 Aug 1929 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI; d. 21 Feb 1990 in Lake Forest, Orange Co., CA), married Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Goodreds and had 3 children: Nancy Ann Ply, Michael Eugene Ply, and Jonathan James Ply.
3. Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ply (b. Abt. 1932 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI; living), married Kenneth Dale Statsick and had the following children: Kenneth "Ken" Statsick, Richard "Rick" Statsick, Daniel "Dan" Statsick, Annemarie Statsick, and Steven "Steve" Statsick.
Anna (Petz) Ply was my GGgrandmother and I am interested in finding out who her mother was, as well as whether she had any siblings. Anyone connecting to this line or who has any information please contact me.
Thank you very much,
Los Angeles, CA