Thursday, December 18, 2014

52 Ancestors #50: John J. Plaus (1912-1966)

Port Credit Park dedicated to the memory of
John J.Plaus

No Story Too Small has issued a New Year's Challenge: "Have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor.” 

I have just started genealogical research on my husband's family.

This weeks blog post is dedicated to his matrilineal family line and his grandfather John J. Plaus for whom a park was dedicated in Port Credit, Ontario. J.J. Plaus had served on the Port Credit Council (Deputy Reeve) from 1959 to 1966. The park was dedicated to him September 12, 1971.

J.J. Plaus Park, Port Credit, Ontario

From the 1921 census we learn that John's father Richard Plaus (born 1870-1937) was a machinist in Pembroke Ontario. John's mother Margaret (Vendette) Plaus was born 23 dec 1875 and died the 28th May 1927 in Renfrew, Ontario.

1921 Census: J.J. Plaus (8 years old) with
parents Richard and Margaret Plaus
and sister Gertrude

Richard Plaus (1870-1937)
death certificate

Margaret (Vendette) Plaus (1875-1927)
death certificate

Plaus Pedigree Chart

Margaret (Vendette) Plaus' parents were John Baptiste Vendette and Elizabeth Ludgate

Richard Plaus' father John Plaus was born in Quebec (died 2 November 1937 Pembroke Ontario) and his mother Catherine O'Donnell was born in Ireland.

John Joseph Plaus

1959-1960 Port Credit Council
Standing from left to right are: J. G. Reid, Solicitor; J. V. Holland, Councillor;
L. Magness, Clerk-Treasurer; and A. D. Thomson, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer.
Seated from left to right are: J. G. Naish, Councillor; T. E. McCollum, Deputy-Reeve; J. C. Saddington,
Reeve and J. J. Plaus, Councillor.

9 November 1966 clipping

16 November 1966 clipping
23 November 1966 clipping

1966 Funeral card for
John Joseph Plaus

Headstone for John Joseph Plaus

The Georgetown Herald February 10 1966 - pg 2

Port Credit Council, 1961-1963
Port Credit Council, 1964-1965
Port Credit Council, 1966-1967

5 October 1966

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