Platt Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I104
  • Name: Mariana (Mary) Elizabeth ZIMMERLY
  • Surname: ZIMMERLY
  • Given Name: Mariana (Mary) Elizabeth
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 7 Jan 1843 in Powhaten Point, Belmont or Monroe Co, Ohio
  • Death: 31 Aug 1938 in Baraboo, Sauk Co, Wisconsin
  • Burial: Walnut Hill Cem, Baraboo, Sauk Co, Wisconsin
  • _UID: FF9818571441D711A43196C68C318837F030
  • Baptism: infancy (Lutheran faith)
  • Note:
    Kerry Rennick has Mariana's brother Jacob born in Powhaton, Monroe Co., Ohio. Sources for Mariana say she was born in Powhatan Point, Ohio; that town is just across the county line in neighboring Belmont Co.

    From a 1935 newspaper interview of Mary (Zimmerly) Platt, age 92: "Mrs. Platt came to Sauk county from Ohio with her parents in 1851. The entire trip was made by steamboat. "'We followed the Ohio river to St. Louis and then came up the Mississippi to the Wisconsin,' she related. "We were supposed to stop at Galena, Ill., for a while, but because of an epidemic of cholera, we were not permitted to land. At Dubuque, we transferred to a smaller boat. "'Here our trip was nearly turned into tragedy when a settler tried to kidnay [sic] my older sister while we were going from one boat to another. She was rescued by my father and uncles. The cholera epidemic grew so bad that many of the pioneer children died during the trip. "'Shortly after we landed at what is now Sauk City, two of my younger sisters died and the captain of the boat was stricken with the disease before the vessel reached Portage.'" ... "When we first came to Baraboo, Cheek's Hill was all woods," Mrs Platt recalled. {NOTE: Cheeks Hill is just north of 8th Street in Baraboo extending from about Center Street on the west to East Street on the east.}

    Mary also recalled that when the railroad came to Baraboo in 1871 there was a grand celebration in the city. The railroad company formed an excursion of Baraboo people to Madison, Wisconsin. The passengers all rode on flat cars the 40 miles to Madison and were not charged any fare. ---

    From Mary Platt's obituary:

    During the course of her whole life, she took an active interest in the affairs of her community, and especially of her church. Indeed she was instrumental in the founding of our St. John's Congregation; for it was through her efforts and upon her invitation that an itinerant Lutheran Pastor was induced to come to this place and to hold services here, the first of which was held in her home. Later on the congregation organized, and services were held for a time in the so-called Institute Building. She was a faithful attendant of the services of the congregation until she was well into the nineties in age, when the feeble of high old age forbade her attendance. As far as I have been able to determine, the last of the founders of our congregation has been called to the heavenly rest. In spite of the fact that she reached a high old age, the deceased during the course of her whole life was never a very robust person, and during her younger years and the years of middle-age was in rather delicate health. She had suffered a sun-stroke and for a time was ailing with inflammatory rheumatism. During her declining years, which she spend under the tencder care of her daughter, Julia, who made her home with her mother, she was rather well though feeble. Her mind remained clear and active until the very last. She was taken ill on Sunday and on Wednesday morning her condition had much improved, and it was thought that she might again be spared. She died rather suddenly, but peacefully and quietly, on Wednesday noon, August 31, 1938 in the faith of that Savior whom she had confessed all her life. A few hours before her death she had received the sacrament of Holy Communion. Her age came to ninety-five years, seven months, twenty-four days.

    Besides her own seven children, Mary brought up two boys in the home, Thomas and Donald Hood, and a girl, Mary Platt, niece of her husband.
  • Change Date: 19 Feb 2003 at 00:00:00

    Father: Rudolph Jacob ZIMMERLY Jr b: 20 May 1808 in Switzerland
    Mother: Anna DIEBE b: ABT 1818 in Württemberg

    Marriage 1 Ludwig (Louis) G. PLATT b: 16 May 1838 in Rodheim-Bieber, Hessen-Nassau, Preußen
    • Married: 7 Apr 1864 in Sauk Co, Wisconsin
    • Note: Louis and Mary had seven children, of whom one died young, two remained single, and four married. In addition, Louis was guardian to his niece Mary Platt, daughter of Jacob (Johann Jakob) Platt.
    1. Has No Children Rose (Rosia) PLATT b: 1865 in Baraboo, Sauk Co, Wisconsin
    2. Has Children Charles Gregory PLATT b: 8 Jun 1868 in (Sauk Co, Wisconsin)?
    3. Has No Children Anna Louise PLATT b: 1870 in (Sauk Co, Wisconsin)?
    4. Has No Children Julia C. PLATT b: 1873 in (Sauk Co, Wisconsin)?
    5. Has Children Henry Richard PLATT b: 20 Nov 1877 in Baraboo, Sauk Co, Wisconsin
    6. Has No Children Gertrude Pearl PLATT b: 1883 in Baraboo, Sauk Co, Wisconsin
    7. Has No Children Olga PLATT b: 1887 in Sauk Co, Wisconsin
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