My Pohlman ancestors settled in Oswegatchie Township, St Lawrence Co, New York about 1797. From Dr. Franklin B. Hough's book, "The History of St Lawrence and Franklin Counties, New York," published in 1853 and the reprint by Regional Publishing Co in 1970: p. 416, "Jacob Pohlman, a millwright, who had been employed in 1797 by Ford, on his mill at Ogdensburgh, was an early settler in this part of the town in the vicinity of the lake. He emigrated from Germany when a young man, and first arrived in Philadelphia. At Albany he met with Mr. Ford, who persuaded him to remove to the new settlement, and he spent the remainder of his life in town."
Was it possible that Jacob followed his brother Daniel to America? This appears to be within the same time frame.
From my mothers' records, I know that my great grandfather, William Henry and his 2 brothers, Hiriam Albert & George immigrated to Wisconsin about 1857 with their father, William Joseph, who was one of Jacob's sons.
Hiriam and George served in the Civil War from Wisconsin. Hiriam died in Louisiana while George returned home and eventually moved to western Wisconsin and on to possibly Omaha, Nebraska.
Another son of Jacob was Henry Jacob who married Laura Pope and operated a hotel (boarding house) in Morristown, New York.
I will check other census records and photocopied documents later and forward my findings to you. I hope I can assist you in finding our common ancestor and where they came from in Germany(?). Thank you, Keith C. Pohlman
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