driechel at telus.net
Thu Feb 20 13:55:58 PST 2014
My great grand father Michael Raatz (Ratz) was born about 1859 in Platkoniza Poland.
That must be an incorrect spelling. I can not find a place name that appears close in spelling.
His wife was born in Karlow and their children in Fiewo, Alexandrow, and Briesen so it must be near by.
I have a photo of him that must have taken at photo place because on the bottom it says
Culm 2/w Markt No. 24
Supposedly he was in a war where he died.
Their last child was born in 1892 so it must have been near or after that.
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