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Old Home-Cincinnati

Posted on December 3, 2007 - Filed Under Family history, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps

Mary Klei Pulskamp houseHere’s a photo we found in my Dad’s stuff. It shows his grandmother’s home in Cincinnati in July 1939. That would be Mary Klei Pulskamp. I wonder if the house is still there. If so, can someone take a photo of it today and I can post that also? The address is 1608 Young Street, Cincinnati.


5 Responses to “Old Home-Cincinnati”

  1. megan on December 3rd, 2007 4:08 pm

    I think it is still there… built in 1865 sound about right?


    owned since 1971 by Leslie Bradford who also owns 1609, 1611 & 1617 across the street (2 of those are empty lots, the other a duplex).

    a more recent picture!

    some ownership data. looks like Clara Pulskamp slowly gained full ownership over several years in the 50’s…?


  2. Ellen on December 3rd, 2007 6:46 pm

    This must be the home that my grandfather grew up in. When his mother, Mary Klei Puskamp, died she left the house to her four remaining children, Henry, Louis, Joseph, and Clara, with instructions that Clara was to remain in the house as long as she wished. (Daughter, Henrietta, had died in 1944.) Henry wrote to say he did not need any part of the house and Clara should stay as long as she wanted.

  3. megan on December 3rd, 2007 9:00 pm

    That makes sense. I liked the part on the ownership doc where it lists (on the upper left) something that looks like “Pulskamp, many” as initial owner.

  4. Annette Pulskamp on June 1st, 2016 4:14 am

    In her later years Clara was a live in housekeeper for Father Galvin in Newtown Ohio for the St John Fisher Church.Father Galvin was not an easy man to understand, so she must have had the patience of a saint.

  5. Ellen on June 1st, 2016 1:32 pm

    I have a feeling that Aunt Clara was a force to be dealt with herself. As my brother-in-law says “Watch out for those Pulskamp women!”

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