The Pomnitz Family Newsletter Archive... Vol #1, Issue #2... Our Winter Issue!

Pomnitz Family Newsletter
The Pomnitz Family Newsletter Archive

Volume #1  Issue #2 Date: February 28th, 2001 - Winter 2001 Issue

The Pomnitz Family Newsletter

(Descendants of Adelbert Richard Pomnitz & Ida Marie Ernestina Telschaw)

From:  Art Meissner, Editor, Pomnitz Family Newsletter
To:  Family Members-we-know-of-with-e-mail

Editor:  Art Meissner....
Historian:  Charles Edwin Pomnitz....
Webmaster:  Edwin Charles Pomnitz, Sr.

Newsletter Editor, Art Meissner



  1.  Purpose of this Newsletter
  2.  June Reunion Plans-to-Date
  3.  Family Stories, Events and Biographies:
  Grandmother Ida Telschaw's Raisin Bread Recipe!
  4.  "Passages": Births, Anniversaries, Deaths, etc.
  5.  Family T-Shirt
  6.  Volunteer Needed to Translate from German!
  7.  Opinion Poll Issue
  8.  Newsletter Mechanics:   
  Format & Layout of the Newsletter
  9.  Contact Information:
         How to subscribe/unsubscribe
         Where to send articles & news


THE PURPOSE of this newsletter:  to note and share items of possible interest for the "greater Pomnitz Family".  The 124 family names mentioned in the Family Tree are listed at   Please do send me suggestions or ideas for future newsletters:  they will be taken seriously.

20001 POMNITZ FAMILY REUNION:  Saturday, 23 June 2001:

Host - Patricia Pomnitz Kusiak, 15837 Valerie, Macomb, Michigan 48044. (810) 247-2358.

It will be a come as you are and a potluck event.  Save the date now.  Further details coming when we receive them.  Feel free to expand the weekend with initiatives of your own planning!
Get Ready for the Fun!

PLEASE SEND US FAMILY STORIES, BIOGRAPHIES and notes of interest for future newsletters.  Questions about any aspect of the Family Tree or history?  We’ll track down answers for you.  Jot down a bio-note about yourself, one of your parents, or one of your immediate family.  They will be shared and saved in the Archives.

HERE IS A TRUE FAMILY RECIPE:  Grandma Ida Telschaw Pomnitz used this recipe to make a goodly amount of RAISIN BREAD.  If you follow it closely, you'll end up with quite a few loaves.  Why so large?   Remember that in the late 19th Century, housewives might well take a whole day each week to bake for the week ahead to feed their families:  breads, rolls, pies, cakes.   Another day each week might be only for washing clothes; yet another for ironing; and so on.  Enjoy!

GRAMMA'S RAISIN BREAD (courtesy of John Meissner Jr):

2 c. scalded milk

Add: 1 T. salt, 6 T. butter & 6 T. shortening, 2 c. warm water, 2 cakes yeast.

Add 3 well-beaten eggs (keep enough out to wash the top of the loaves of bread before putting in oven).

Add 1-1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 t. nutmeg, 1 t. cinnamon, 1 t. orange extract.


Mix well with a little flour.  Add raisins that have been soaked, drained and floured and add enough flour to make a nice bread dough (I find it takes about 12-14 cups of flour).   Let raise once, knead down; let raise again and shape in loaves.  When raised, spread with the egg wash and bake in 450 oven for 15 minutes, and then 350 oven for 30-35 minutes.

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December 10 - 30th Wedding Anniversary for
     Wally & Lila Binney Westenberg

January 9 - 60th Birthday of
     Kathy Kelm-Cronin

January 14 - 57th Wedding Anniversary of
     John & Evie Meissner (JR)

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John & Evie

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Design a logo for our T-Shirt

A Pomnitz Family T-Shirt will be on sale at cost at the Reunion.  Send your LOGO SUGGESTIONS to

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VOLUNTEER NEEDED TO TRANSLATE FROM GERMAN:  Our Family Researchers (Ed Pomnitz & Chuck Pomnitz) are soliciting your help if you can read and translate German to English.  While both of them know a bit of German, occasionally they run into documents that could use a master's hand.  If you can help (or know someone who can help), please contact us.  Our thanks!

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OPINION POLL QUESTION:  OUR PRIVACY & OUR PERSONAL DATA:  Question:  How much information about you can/should/ought be posted on the Pomnitz Website?  Right now, the only data about family members on the website is name, parents' names, birthdate, spouse's name, children's name and birthdates.  Some Family Members are concerned that this is too much information to be posted in plain view of anyone who visits the Family Website.  What do you think?

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NEWSLETTER MECHANICS:  TROUBLE VIEWING THE NEWSLETTER IN THIS FORMAT??:  Please notify to describe any problems you are having.  This Newsletter is composed and sent to you in "plain text" since some subscribers may not have computers capable of handling graphics in their e-mail.  For a 'graphic version' of the newsletter, go to the Newsletter section on our family website.

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CONTACT INFORMATION:   To Subscribe, Unsubscribe to this Newsletter, or to correct names and addresses, please go to or send a regular postal letter to the address below.

PLEASE DO SIGN OUR GUEST BOOK on your next visit to The Pomnitz Family Web:

SEND E-MAIL REPLIES TO   Replies by regular postal mail may be sent to Art Meissner, Editor, Pomnitz Family Newsletter, 15 Three Oaks Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-2675.  (845) 876-6407.

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NEXT NEWSLETTER is tentatively scheduled for early May.  It will (hopefully) contain complete info on our Family Reunion in June, as well as any articles submitted by family members.   Please help by submitting newsletter items no later than May 1.  THANKS!

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"Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional.  We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy."

From "You Gotta Keep Dancin" by Tim Hansel.

Thanks to Scott Westenberg for sharing this with us.

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