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

Wonderful Weekend: World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps

Posted on August 7, 2008 - Filed Under Family history, Pulskamps Today, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | 3 Comments

The first photos of the World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps are in! Check out the photo gallery by clicking on the tab at the top of the page (Pulskamp Photo Gallery), which will take you to another page. Then click on the words “Pulskamp Photo Gallery” again on that page. That will take you […]

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Exciting Trip Home

Posted on August 6, 2008 - Filed Under Pulskamps Today, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | Leave a Comment

Well, we finally got home from the World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps. What an adventure! The weekend was incredibly wonderful! Awesome cousins! Great food! Fantastic weather! Super conversations! Photos, mementos, an awesome PowerPoint presentation by the German Pulskamps, and hayrides too! We got to visit the original Pulskamp farmstead, the current Pulskamp farms, Oldenburg, […]

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What Kind of Cousin Are You?

Posted on August 6, 2008 - Filed Under Pulskamps Today, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | 1 Comment

Generally, a cousin is a person who shares with you a common ancestor. Specifically, we use the word cousin to describe the children of your parents’ siblings (your aunts and uncles). That was not always the case. Prior to the Civil War, the term “cousin” referred to any relative or to friends and neighbors you […]

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Pulskamp in a Word

Posted on August 6, 2008 - Filed Under Pulskamps Today, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | Leave a Comment

At the World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps last week, (August 1-3, 2008) we had a large sheet of paper for folks to jot down a word or two that sums up the character of a Pulskamp. Below are the comments we received. * Unpredictable * Honest * World class * Integrity * Determined * […]

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Huge success!

Posted on August 3, 2008 - Filed Under Pulskamps Today, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | 1 Comment

The World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps was a huge success! About 220 Pulskamps participated! We talked and laughed and had a wonderful time. The food was great, the weather was perfect, and no one wanted to go home. We visited the original farm that the family bought in August of 1845 as well as […]

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Pulskamp Cookbook

Posted on July 23, 2008 - Filed Under Family history, Pulskamps Today, World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps | Leave a Comment

We have decided to create a Pulskamp Cookbook in celebration of our World Wide Gathering of the Pulskamps. Birgit Pulskamp, a young teacher in Germany, will compile all the recipes after our event and we’ll figure out how to publish the book so everyone who wants one can get a copy. I am pretty sure […]

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Pulskamp Swimmer to Compete at Olympic Trials

Posted on June 23, 2008 - Filed Under Pulskamps Today | Leave a Comment

LEXINGTON, KY.–Nine University of Kentucky swimmers will travel to Omaha, Neb., to compete at the United States Olympic Team Trials, June 29- July 6. As the sole chance for swimmers to earn a spot on the elite team that will compete in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the meet is a fierce competition between […]

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New Photos of Old Home, Cincinnati

Posted on March 31, 2008 - Filed Under Family history, Pulskamps Today | Leave a Comment

Cousin Patricia O’Hara and her dear husband made a trip over to the old haunts recently and sent me some fresh photos of the house my grandfather lived in as a child. The house is located at 1608 Young Street, Cincinnati and I featured it in a few posts some time ago. (You can find […]

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Our Very Own Swim Star

Posted on March 19, 2008 - Filed Under Pulskamps Today | Leave a Comment

Cousin Megan Pulskamp is a great swimming star at the University of Kentucky. She has an important swim meet Easter weekend and we all wish her well. You can check out a story about her at the UK Athletics website. Megan’s grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Ryan Pulskamp, wrote the blue covered book about the Pulskamp family […]

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Skeletons in the Closet

Posted on March 13, 2008 - Filed Under Family history, Pulskamps Today | Leave a Comment

The story below, about the FBI investigation of one Pulskamp, brings to mind the old “skeletons in the closet” issue. Every family has some stories that they consider too embarrassing to share. My own take on that is that, after some years, those stories add color and depth to the family history. Why should we […]

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