Posted By:Shirley Nowlin
Subject:Fred (Freddie) Roof Lineage
Post Date:October 28, 2012 at 22:02:38
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Forum:Michigan Genealogy Forum
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I am interested in information about the lineage of Fred (or Freddie or Frederick) Roof, born into the Christian King Planck family in Michigan in 1865. He is listed in the 1870 or 1880 census as a child of Christian Planck and Emiline Duesler Planck but was allegedly adopted or took the name of a family named Roof sometime during childhood. A Roof family member could have been related to the Planck family or the families could have been close friends for an adoption to occur. Fred was my maternal grandfather but disappeared from the lives of my maternal grandmother and their children sometime around 1914 and eventually died in Lepanto, Arkansas in 1929. My Mother said that he visited with the Plancks in Michigan and/or Indiana when she was a child but never spoke of his Roof connections.