The Pomnitz Family Newsletter
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
of this Newsletter
2. June Reunion Plans-to-Date
3. Family Stories, Events and Biographies:
Ida Telschaw's Raisin Bread Recipe!
4. "Passages": Births, Anniversaries, Deaths,
5. Family T-Shirt
6. Volunteer Needed to Translate from German!
7. Opinion Poll Issue
8. Newsletter Mechanics:
& Layout of the Newsletter
9. Contact Information:
» How to
» Where to send articles & news
10. NEXT NEWSLETTER DATE
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
Please do send me suggestions or ideas for future newsletters: they will be
20001 POMNITZ FAMILY REUNION: Saturday, 23 June 2001:
Patricia Pomnitz Kusiak, 15837 Valerie, Macomb, Michigan 48044. firstname.lastname@example.org (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!
PLEASE SEND US FAMILY STORIES, BIOGRAPHIES and notes of interest for future newsletters. Questions about any
aspect of the Family Tree or history? Well 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
Add: 1 T.
salt, 6 T. butter & 6 T. shortening, 2 c. warm water, 2 cakes yeast.
well-beaten eggs (keep enough out to wash the top of the loaves of bread before putting in
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.
REPORTED SINCE THE LAST NEWSLETTER:
December 10 -
30th Wedding Anniversary for
Wally & Lila Binney Westenberg
January 9 -
60th Birthday of
January 14 -
57th Wedding Anniversary of
John & Evie Meissner (JR)
||A Pomnitz Family T-Shirt will be on sale at
cost at the Reunion. Send your LOGO SUGGESTIONS to email@example.com.
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
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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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!
"Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can
From "You Gotta Keep Dancin" by Tim
Thanks to Scott Westenberg for sharing this