Leo was the last child of Eva Dauer and Joseph Plenzler. He was born March 14, 1899 and baptized in St. Anthony’s Parish on March 19, 1899. Leo’s baptismal record is transcribed below:
Ego infrascriptus baptizavi Leonem
Natum 14 Martii
ex Josepho Plencler et Eva Dauer
Patrini fuerunt Adalbertus Toda, Josepha Majchrzak
I located Leo on the 1920 census, living with his siblings Robert, Mary, and Frank at the family home at 1451 Avondale. What is particularly interesting about this census is that there is also a family listed at the same address of Sophia and Steve Szymanowski. Where there two Sophia Szymanowskis? Did Sophia Plenzler marry a Szymanowski? Frank married Sophia Szymanowski. Did Sophia Szymanowski have a sibling named Steve? More investigation in the near future! (I do believe this is the case, but have not plowed through the census records yet.)
Leo’s World War I draft registration provided is occupation as a presshand at the Toledo Metal Wheel company (you’ll need to scroll down the page a bit to find the article on Toledo Metal Wheel). Here is also an interesting blog post about the Toledo Metal Wheel company.
I have no details about Leo’s marriage; however, he married a woman named Harriet. This marriage produced two sons: Leon and Phillip.
Leo passed away April 27, 1963 at the age of 65. His obituary was published in the Toledo Blade April 28, 1963 and is transcribed below.
Leo J. Plenzler, 64, of 520 Detroit Ave., died yesterday in Toledo Hospital of a heart ailment.
A lifelong Toledo resident, Mr. Plenzler was a set-up man 35 years at the DeVilbiss Co.
Surviving are his wife, Harriet; sons, Leo, Jr. and Phillip J., sisters, Mary and Mrs. Sophie Szymanowski, and brothers, Robert and Frank, all of Toledo.
The body is in the Sujkowski Mortuary. Services will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Leo was buried through St. Stanislaus Parish. The church burial record is transcribed below.
Name: Family; Baptismal: Leo Plenzler
Address: 520 Detroit
Parents or Spouse: Harriet
Sacraments-Minister: A. Sobczak
Date of Death: 4/27/63
Cemetery Date of Burial: Calvary, 5/1/63
Leo’s burial record from Calvary Cemetery is transcribed below:
Name: Leo J. Plenzler
Residence: Toledo Hosp.
Cause of Death: Congestive Heart Failure
Date of Interment: May 1
Grave: E11′, W28, S6′
Range or Lot: 60
Funeral Director: W.K. Sujkowski
Harriet passed away November 20, 1983. Her obituary was published in the Toledo Blade on November 21, 1983 and is transcribed below:
Mrs. Harriet S. Plenzler, 79, of Rosemar Drive, died Sunday in her home. She was the widow of Leo Plenzler. Surviving are her sons, Leon and Philip, and sisters, Mrs. Marie Cichy, Mrs. Martha Klatt, and Agnes Konczal, and brother, William Lamarr. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stanislaus Church. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Sujkowski Mortuary, where the body will be after 6:30 tonight.
Harriet’s death record through St. Stanislaus Parish is transcribed below:
Name: Family; Baptismal: Plenzler, Harriet
Address: 2216 Rosemar, Toledo, Ohio
Parents or Spouse: Son – Leon
Date of Date: 11/20/83
Cemetery, Date of Burial: Calvary, 11-20-83
Celebrant at Funeral: Gerald Robinson
Harriet’s burial record from Calvary Cemetery is transcribed below:
Name: Harriet S. Plenzler
Residence: 2216 Rosemar
Cause of Death: Prov. death cert.
Date of Interment: 11-23-83
Grave: E11′,W20′, S9′
Range or lot: 60
Funeral Director: Sujkowski