Having just come into possession of a small ammount of family data I am interested to find any living descendants of the Rev.Henry Newman Pohlman, of the Lutheran Church, Albany (Ebeneezer).
I am the direct descendent of the Rev., my mother is Margaret Pohlman. The Rev. would be my four-times great grandfather. I have a memorial booklet printed one year after his death in 1874. It doesn't say overmuch about his family. I have traced my linneage back to his grandson Walter but I cannot seem to find anything to fill the gap.
Furtherback than the Rev. would be his father Daniel Pohlman but it is not clear exactly when he was born - my mother has been to the Albany Rural Cemetary and visited the headstones and markers but cannot recall Daniel's birth-date. Research done by my grandfather, Robert DaBall Pohlman turned up that Daniel or his father "...came out of the Wilds of Pennsylvania" before settling in Philadelphia. What the family was involved with in the Wilderness is beyond me! I am still not clear where the quote is from (my Granddad having passed away when I was five) but it was recalled by my Grandmother years later.
As an interesting fact, the Rev. had a nephew born on the island of Borneo. His missionary parents were murdered by pirates and he came back to Albany to live with his Aunt Elizabeth Pohlman McClure. He subsequently served as a Lieutenant during the Civil War and faced down the legendary Pickett' Charge. For more, here are the links:
I hope anyone interested will respond. I am currently in touch with the historian Mark Bodnar who has researched the Lt. extensively.
Best! - Jon Zipkin - Bay Shore, NY
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