roseingram at shaw.ca
Fri Feb 21 11:39:55 PST 2014
Michael's birth place probably is Platkownica.
This village is about 40-50 miles NE of Warsaw, or 10 miles south of Ostrow Mazowiecka.
There is a village Kalinowo at little ENE of Ostrow Mazowiecka which may be his wife's birth place Karlow, but questionable.
Do you have any idea of where they married? It is possible Michael left home as a young man and met and married in a different part of Poland.
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From: driechel at telus.net
To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:55 PM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Raatz
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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