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Long Lost Cousins

Posted on June 7, 2013 - Filed Under Family history, Pulskamps Today

On Thursday, June 6, 2013, I drove to Tell City, Indiana to meet with some of the descendents of Catherine Pulskamp Dickman and Anton Dickman. I am guessing that descendents of Catherine and descendents of her three brothers had not seen or met each other in 100 years or more! It was really fun.

The cousins I met are descended from Norma Dickman. Norma had two children, out of wedlock, so they kept the Dickman name, then she married a very nice man, August Steinhauer, who turned out to be a good father and grandfather for the Dickman children and grandchildren.

The Dickman’s treated me to a lovely lunch at Capers in Tell City then took me to see Catherine’s grave site as well as other Dickman memorials. Anton is buried in a different cemetery for some reason, which is why we had a hard time locating Catherine.  Cousin Kay Poehlein Seibert who had previously done some volunteer work for the local historical society was the one who did the research to find Catherine.

Now if only we could find some information about the other Pulskamp girls who arrived with the family in 1845. After the ship, the barque Louise landed, we heard no more about those girls and can find no information about them. It’s a mystery!

Mike Dickman, Kay Poehlein Seibert, and Joe Dickman

Mike Dickman, Kay Poehlein Seibert, and Joe Dickman

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