Pulskamp News

Family History, News, and Plans for the World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps August 1-3, 2008

Those Other Daughters

Posted on September 28, 2007 - Filed Under Family history | 1 Comment

The church records in Merzen, Germany, indicate that Herman Heinrich Pulskamp and his wife, Maria Katherine Steinke Pulskamp, left Germany with seven children. Our family histories only mention five children: Herman Heinrich (oldest son), Gerhard George (middle son), Henry John Theodore (youngest son, from whom I am descended), a baby boy who died at sea, […]

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The Mystery of Katherine: Solved at Last

Posted on September 28, 2007 - Filed Under Family history | 7 Comments

There have been two books written about Pulskamp family history, that I know of. Leona Pulskamp Doll published her book about the descendants of the middle son around 1980 and Mary Elizabeth Ryan Pulskamp published her book about the descendants of the youngest son around 1987. Both books have been marvelous resources for us. (We […]

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Two Families: One Farm, One Name

Posted on September 25, 2007 - Filed Under Family history | Leave a Comment

Several years ago, my niece, Morgan Pulskamp, asked me if we were related to Birgit Pulskamp in Germany. I told her we were probably not related, as I believe our entire family came over to the U. S. in 1845. But, when my daughter and I decided to go to Germany, we decided to contact […]

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World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps-How it started

Posted on September 25, 2007 - Filed Under World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | 2 Comments

My daughter, Jennifer, and I toured Germany around Easter 2006, where we met the German Pulskamps. Though not really related to us, their family currently owns the farm from which both families acquired the Pulskamp name. They treated us like family, hosting us in their home and taking us to see wonderful places. After Easter, […]

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A Bit of the Family History

Posted on September 25, 2007 - Filed Under Family history | Leave a Comment

On July 5, 1845, a small ship, the Bark Louise, landed in New York harbor. On board was the Pulskamp family: Herman Heinrich Pulskamp, wife Maria Katherine, three sons, three daugthers, a niece and a nephew. Baby Gerd Heinrich Ludwig Pulskamp, only eleven weeks old when they boarded the ship in Bremen, died at sea, […]

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World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps

Posted on September 25, 2007 - Filed Under Family history, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | 3 Comments

Something unique is beginning to form in the Tri-State (Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio) area. The Pulskamp family, which arrived in this part of the world in 1845, is planning the first ever World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps to be held in the Cincinnati area next August. (August 2008) In early July 1845, a family from Germany landed […]

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