Bio: Ploman / Plowman, John (24 Aug. 1933)

Transcriber:  Crystal Wendt

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 24 Aug. 1933


Hospital News


John Plowman, Fairchild, aged 7, tonsillectomy, Aug. 11.




Bio: Plowman, John (1873 - 1957)


 John Ploman / Plowman / Plomane

b. 24 Jun 1873, Mornger, Germany, age 64, male white skin, Light complexion, Blue eyes, brown hair. 5 ft. 4 inches tall, 165 lbs, a very deep scar on his left temple.. A Declaration of Intent (no. 14-37887) was filed in Carroll, IA Circuit Court, 15 Oct, 1907.  During the 1915  IA Census, he was residing in Newton Twp. where the nearest Post Office was located in Dedham.  John was raised in the Lutheran religion.

Legal entry into the USA was 1 Apr 1891, Baltimore, MD arriving aboard the S. S. Rhine. He appeared 23 Sep, at the Circuit Ct. in Neillsville. He died, a single man, 10 Dec 1957 and was buried in Ripplinger, Unity Township, Clark Co., WI.


Immigration Records [ 1]



1900 Federal Census, Iowa, Shelby, Jefferson, District 0172, Street Cara, House # 7, Sheet # 7, Dwelling in Order of Visitation 115


John Plomane [John Plomarne]; Age 26, b. Jun 1873 in Germany; white single male living with brother's family
Father's Birthplace Germany; Mother's Birthplace Germany
Years in US 10; Naturalization Alien, Occupation Farmer
Months Not Employed 0
Can Read Y & Can Write Y & Can Speak English Y
Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
Head Edward Plomane 28 (17 Apr 1872, Ger.-16 Mar 1946, Barron, WI)
Maple Plain Twp, Barron County, Wisconsin)
Wife: Elizabeth (Meake) Plomane 23 Elizabeth Meaike (20 May 1875, Ger.- 21 Oct 1957 in Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI)
Daughter: Laura Plomane 3
DaughterAnna Plomane 2/12

Son: Charles Plomane 1
John Plomane 26 Brother (1873)




             Audubon County journal.

            (Exira, Iowa),  1908-12-03



1940 United States Federal Census, Beaver, Clark, Wisconsin, Sheet Number 2B

John Plowman--Age 65, Single, White Male born in Germany
Lodger in the farm home of Alta Palms where he was an Alien doing farm labor
Inferred Residence in 1935 Rural, Clark, Wisconsin
Residence in 1935 Rural, Clark, Wisconsin
Attended School or College No, Highest Grade Completed Elementary school, 4th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census 40
Class of Worker Wage or salary worker in private work; Weeks Worked in 1939 40; Income $200

Household Members
Head: Alta Palms 50
Daughter: Orlene Palms 21
Son: Roy Palms 19
Son:  Harley Palms 17
Son:  Robert Palms 14
Son:  Wilfred Palms 11
Daughter: Wilma Palms 9
Lodger: John Plowman 65


1950 Census, Unity, Clark, WI, USA, 22 April 1950, Enumeration District 10-51, Line # 27, Pg. # 23

John Ploman, White Single 75 yr. old Male US Citizen
Head of Household


Obit: Plowman / Ploman (1874-1957)



John Ploman was born 24 Jun 1873 in Mornger, Germany and immigrated to the United States sailing aboard the SS Rhine, landing in Baltimore, MD  on April Fools Day, 1891.  He first resided in Shelby Co., IA with his older brother Edward's family who had settled there a year earlier. After moving to Clark Co.,, Wisconsin lived in the home of Alta Palms in Beaver Twp.,  At the time of the 1950 Federal Census, he was living in Unity as a single head of household.  He passed away just before Christmas, 10 Dec. 1957, at the age of eighty-four and was buried in an grave now only marked with a wooded cross, in the Saint John's, Riplinger, WI in plot 17, grave 5.


Father: Christopher Ploman (b. 1840-?); Mother: Almastis Seakk (b. 1840-?)
Marriage: 1868 in Germany


Nieces & Nephews




Bio: Ploman, Edward & Elizabeth "Lizzie" Family

Transcriber: Janet


Surnames: Ploman


----Source: Federal Census Records


1920 Federal Censu, Clark Co., WI, A 7 &  B 7


Ed Ploman Male 47 1889 1873 Married White Head Head
Lizzie Ploman Female 44 1878 1876 Married White Wife Wife
Anna Ploman Female 19 1901 Single White Daughter Daughter
Helene Ploman Female 18 1902 Single White Daughter Daughter
Fred Ploman Male 16 1904 Single White Son Son
Eddie Ploman Male 13 1907 Single White Son Son
Rose Ploman Female 10 1910 Single White Daughter Daughter
Selma Ploman Female 8 1912 Single White Daughter Daughter
Bertha Ploman Female 5 1915 Single White Daughter Daughter
Walter Ploman Male 2 1918 Single White Son Son


(Children of Edward & Elizabeth (Meake) Polman


Laura Meaike Ploman  8 Apr 1897, Audobon, IA–17 Oct 1975, Marshfield, WI; Charles August Ploman 10 Jul 1898, Minilla, IA–1976, National City, CA; Anna Schofield Ploman 27 Mar 1900, Audobon, IA–24 Oct 2002 Chippewa Falls, WI; Helena Ploman 27 Oct 1902, Shelby, IA–23 Oct 1983, WI; Frederick Dick Ploman 24 Jan 1903, Gray, IA–14 Aug 1978, Loyal, WI; Infant Ploman 1 Apr 1906–1 Apr 1906;  Edward John Ploman Jr. 14 May 1907, Templton, IA -1980 in Loyal, WI; Rose Alice Dietsche Ploman 18 Jul 1909 in Templeton, Carroll Co., IA–24 Apr 2005 in Marshfield, WI; Selma Rueth Ploman 30 Nov 1911 in Newton twp. Carroll, IA–bef. 2012; Infant Ploman 22 May 1913–22 May 1913; Bertha Mae Ploman 11 Dec 1914–2002, Dedham, Carroll Co., IA-4 Nov 2002, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, CA; Walter Ploman 1918-bef. 2017




Obit: Ploman, Elizabeth (1874 - 1957)

Transcriber: Audrey Roedl


Surnames: Ploman, Meilke, Tyrolt, Schofield, Ross, Dietsche, Rueth; Foster


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI 24 Oct 1957)


Ploman, Elizabeth (20 MAY 1874-21 OCT 1957)


Mrs. Edward Ploman died in an Eau Claire hospital early Monday Morning from old age complications.


Private funeral services will be held at the Myre Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Thursday and burial will be in the Loyal Cemetery. The Rev. Warren Henderson of Granton, pastor of the Veefkind Community Church will officiate.


The former Elizabeth Mienke was born in Germany May 20, 1874. She came to America with her parents when a young girl. They settled in Iowa. In 1896 she was married to Edward Ploman in Iowa. They came to a farm in the town of Unity I 1917. In 1929 they moved to Barronet. Mr. Ploman died in 1946.


She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Paul (Laura) Tyrolt, Marshfield; Mrs. Byron (Anna) Schofield, Cadott; Mrs. Adolph (Helena) Ross, Edgar; Mrs. Paul (Rose) Dietsche and Mrs. Peter (Selma) Rueth, Loyal; and Mrs. Calvin (Bertha) Foster, Concord, Calif.; Charlie of San Diego, Calif.; Fred, Loyal; Edward, Jr., Spencer, R. 2; and Walter, Milwaukee; by 35 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and by several step-sisters and step brothers. Besides her husband, one brother and two children preceded her in death.


Obit: Ploman, Elizabeth (1957) addition of the above


Funeral services for Mrs. Edward Ploman, 83, were held at the Myre Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. Thursday.


Mrs. Ploman died in the Eau Claire Hospital, Monday, Oct. 21, of old age complications.


Services were conducted by the Rev. Warren Henderson, Granton, pastor of the Veefkind Community Church.


Pall bearers were Sigward Johnson, Harold Johnson, Albert Oestreich, Ralph Oestreich, Everett Oestreich and Gordon Tyrolt.


The hymn, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus: was sung by the Rev. and Mrs. Henderson and Darlene Ploman sang, "Gods Tomorrow". Mrs. Henderson was organist.


Those attending the private funeral services were:


Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tyrolt, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Tyrolt, Mrs. Virgil Tyrolt, Mrs, Virgil Tyrolt, and Mrs. William Sehrage, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Andres and children, Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Byron Schofield, Cadott; Mr. and Mrs. Marin Schofield and children, Boyd; Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Paulus Hoppenworth, Edgar; Verlyn Ross, Marathon;


Arvilla Ross, Wausau; Mrs. William Bothe, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ploman, Darlene and Glen Ploman, Spencer; Mrs. Harry Rossow and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rossow, Dexter, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ploman and son Danny, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Dietsche, Milwaukee; Fred Ploman, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dietsche, Mrs. Peter Rueth, and Patricia Rueth, Loyal.


*Burial in the Loyal City Cemetery, Loyal, WI with her husband.



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