Martin Van Buren Plantz

5 August 1834–12 February 1923 (Age 88)
Montgomery, New York, United States

The Life of Martin Van Buren

When Martin Van Buren Plantz was born on 5 August 1834, in Montgomery, New York, United States, his father, Peter Raymond Plantz, was 29 and his mother, Maregreta Putman, was 28. He married Almeda A Akins on 3 February 1858, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Dry Creek, Pierce, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Plainview, Pierce, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died on 12 February 1923, in Leola, McPherson, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Plainview, Pierce, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Plantz
Almeda A Akins
Marriage: 3 February 1858
Ray Elmer Plantz
Antoinette Plantz
Marion Ellis Plantz
Mary Augusta Plantz
Ulysses S. Grant Plantz
Minnie Isabel Plantz
Alva Lee Plantz
Catherine Ann ( Katie) Plantz
Kattie Plantz
David Andrew Plantz
Arthur Leon PLANTZ
Betha A. Plantz
Bertha Almeda Plantz
Marion Ellis Plantz
L A Plantz

Spouse and Children

3 February 1858
Ogle, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Catherine Ann Plantz


    John Henry Plantz


    Jacob Plantz



    Rebecca Ann Plantz


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pflanz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martin V Plantz, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martin Plantz, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martin Plantz in household of Peter Plantz, "United States Census, 1850"

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