Harriet K Ploeger (1917 - 2004)

A photo of Harriet K Ploeger
Harriet K Ploeger
1917 - 2004
updated February 06, 2019
Harriet K Ploeger was born on October 28, 1917. She died on August 18, 2004 at 86 years of age.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Harriet K Ploeger Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Harriet Ploeger, honor her ancestry & genealogy, and her immediate Ploeger family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Harriet K Ploeger

First name

Harriet

Middle name

K

Maiden name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Female

Birth

Harriet Ploeger was born on

Death

Harriet Ploeger died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Harriet.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Harriet K Ploeger?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Harriet's ethnicity and where did her parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Harriet a religious woman?

Last Known Residence

Unknown. Did Harriet move a lot? Where was her last known location?

Education

Did Harriet finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Harriet attend?

Professions

Share what Harriet did for a living or if she had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Harriet's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Harriet serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with her life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Harriet Ploeger?
View other bios of people named Harriet Ploegers
Back to Top

Harriet K Ploeger Family Tree

Harriet's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Ploeger family tree.

Harriet's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Harriet K Ploeger
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Harriet's Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Harriet during various points of her life.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Harriet

What do you remember about Harriet K Ploeger? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Harriet is remembered.

Harriet Ploeger Obituary

This obit of Harriet K Ploeger is maintained by Harriet's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Harriet K Ploeger passed away on August 18, 2004 at 86 years old. She was born on October 28, 1917. We have no information about Harriet's surviving family.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Harriet K Ploeger

1917 - 2004 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Harriet's lifetime

In 1917, in the year that Harriet K Ploeger was born, it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1926, when she was just 9 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1937, at the age of 20 years old, Harriet was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1951, at the age of 34 years old, Harriet was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1981, by the time she was 64 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

Other Biographies

Other Harriet Ploegers

Harriet (Moore) Ploeger
Born: around 1935
TX

Other Ploegers

Kyle J Ploeger
Mar 19, 1975 - Oct 27, 2002
Warren H Ploeger
Aug 16, 1914 - Feb 4, 2008
Mary J Ploeger
Dec 10, 1927 - Jan 30, 2001
Spokane, WA
Milton Ploeger
Nov 30, 1940 - Dec 31, 2002
Helen Ploeger
Jan 29, 1890 - October 1980
Fallbrook, California
Bernard Ploeger
Dec 17, 1900 - October 1981
Walnut Creek, California
Grace W Ploeger
Jul 30, 1892 - Jun 15, 1966
Los Altos, CA
Hermine Ploeger
Mar 24, 1909 - June 1971
Los Angeles, California
G Ploeger
Nov 13, 1942 - April 1991
Louise M Ploeger
Jun 19, 1924 - Jul 17, 1997
Huntington Beach, CA
Betty J Ploeger
Feb 23, 1920 - Jan 25, 2005
San Ramon, CA
Lois J Ploeger
Jul 4, 1929 - Feb 8, 2009
Emmett, ID
William Ploeger
Sep 28, 1899 - May 1971
Gunter Ploeger
May 2, 1923 - September 1987
Vinton, California
Libbie C Ploeger
Jan 22, 1904 - March 1991
Walnut Creek, CA
R Ploeger
Dec 31, 1922 - April 1980
Wendel E Ploeger
Jul 28, 1924 - Aug 13, 1996
San Clemente, CA
Elisabeth Ploeger
Jan 3, 1914 - June 1992
Bellflower, CA
John W Ploeger
May 7, 1918 - Mar 19, 1999
Sparks, NV
Edward Ploeger
Nov 10, 1900 - November 1986
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Other Bios

Ruth E Scheinost
Dec 1, 1914 - Aug 1, 2000
Yakima, WA
Howard Harder
Jul 14, 1912 - March 1986
Renton, Washington
Frances Hemphill
Jun 21, 1898 - November 1974
Friday Harbor, Washington
Charles Greenwood
Feb 2, 1898 - Nov 4, 1994
Salem, OR
Frank Weber
Jun 15, 1914 - August 1963
Floyd Martin
Jun 20, 1893 - September 1976
Portland, Oregon
Nolan F Biesanz
Oct 27, 1912 - Nov 16, 1988
Portland, OR
Inez E Beck
Oct 25, 1915 - June 1996
Mount Vernon, WA
Fred Burgess
Feb 28, 1900 - September 1969
Downers Grove, Illinois
Gretchen Arave
Mar 12, 1920 - June 1977
John Link
Jul 6, 1911 - September 1977
Phoenix, Alabama
Willard Brim
May 10, 1910 - March 1979
Leavenworth, Washington
Perry Nixon
Dec 17, 1881 - August 1964
Washington
Jesse Wood
May 11, 1903 - September 1977
Dexter, Oregon
Jay N Paulson
Mar 20, 1914 - Aug 5, 2001
Bothell, WA
Ferdinand Christiansen
Oct 14, 1876 - November 1963
Washington
Martin Larson
Jun 4, 1880 - October 1977
Kirkland, Washington
Kenneth Potter
Jun 11, 1912 - July 1984
Corvallis, Oregon
Lee Dugwyler
Jan 14, 1895 - January 1965
Hoquiam, Washington
Harold Woods
Jan 2, 1915 - August 1973
Success Stories from Biographies like Harriet K Ploeger
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.