Biography of Fred A. Plank
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Fred A. Plank. Was born in Durham, Green county, New York, on May 15, 1834. In 1839 his parents moved to Fulton county, New York, and thence, in 1845, to Victor, Ontario county, in that, State, They emigrated to Wisconsin and settled in Wheatland, Kenosha county, in 1848. Here the subject of this memoir received his education at the common schools in that place. After the death of his father, which occurred during his residence here, Mr. Plank learned the daguerreotype business, which he conducted in Wheatland on his own account, and by this means supported himself and widowed mother. He married Betsey Ann Foster on December 29, 1859. She was born in Oswego county, New York, on the 19th of January, 1834. Here their only child, Fred Foster, was born, on September 25, 1860. They emigrated to this State, crossing the plains in 1861, and first settled at Knight's Ferry, Stanislaus county, where they remained one year, then took up a residence in Petaluma, Sonoma county, where they lived five years. The last year they resided here, Mr. Plank was proprietor of the City Hotel. They next moved on a ranch in that county, remaining one year; thence to Nicasio township, Margin county, in 1869, where he lived two years, and then located in Tamales township, and in November, 1877, took up a residence in the village of Tomales, where he opened the "Plank House" in November, 1879, and is its proprietor at the present writing.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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