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Herman POHLMAN(N), IL / AL
Posted by: PaulaBV Date: October 08, 1998 at 12:49:40
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I'm searching for ANY information concerning parents and siblings of Herman(n) POHLMAN(N) and his wife, Nell Martha MOORE. Herman was born around 1889 in Benn (Bendl?) Illinois, possibly in June. The Bendl County Clerk's office recorded a male unnamed POHLMANN born in August 1889 to John F. Pohlman of Prussia, and Lena Runge of St. Louis. On the US 1920 Census, however, Herman states that his mother was French and spoke French, and that his father was born in the US.

Herman married Nell Martha MOORE, of Portsmouth, VA around 1916, and they lived in Mobile, AL, Mississippi and Nashville, TN (where Herman was a Stutts Automobile Salesman) before settling in Birmingham, AL. Nell's parents were James Moore, who married Martha Ann "Mattie" NEWTON around 1890. Nell was born June 4, 1898. There was possibly a son, also, who may have been an attorney in VA. Nell was raised by other family members after her parent's deaths. Nell and Herman had thirteen children, many of whom are still living. Herman died in Birmingham in 1939, and cemetery records listed Nell's next of kin as "Mr. John PARKER, cousin, of Adams and Green Streets, Portsmouth, VA" and "Mr. Isaac NEWTON, uncle, of RFD Route 3, Wallace, NC." Nell Moore was Methodist, and her family was said to have many members of the clergy.

Any information would be greatly appreciated

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