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Re: little on family history
Posted by: Richard Pulver Date: August 25, 1999 at 15:58:55
In Reply to: Re: little on family history by Virginia Pulver of 419

I am not sure that there is a book with the shield in it. But, the following is from our heritage book and you can take it for what it is worth. First, maybe how the Pulver name was derived: Occupations-if a person was a cook or a baker, then Mr. Cook or Mr. Baker. With us perhaps we made powder of some sort, and in German it is Pulver, hence Mr.Pulver. Now. We may therefore place more credence in the connection as to a sketch of the Pulver shield which was obtained from a S.Pulver residing in New York and who in turn otained the sketch from a Pulver family living in Switzerland. Its most likely the Swiss Pulvers were originally from Germany as prior to the year 1900, over two thirds of the Swiss people were of German race and language. The Pulver shield was described as follows: Background is blue, the two stars are silver and the powder (pulverhorn) is gold. A powderhorn is a flask made of horn, usually the horn of an ox or cow, the larger end fitted with a wooden or metal bottom and the small end with a movable stopper or some special device for measuring out a charge of gun powder. As you know, there is little information prededing Johannes Wandel Pulver, but it is assumed that the Pulver line started not further back from him than 200 years. He was the first Pulver to set foot on our continent from the records we have. Hope this can add some to what you already have. If I find more than this in our book I will forward it on to you.
By the by, I am in Jackson, Michigan.


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