The Pomnitz Family Newsletter
Descendants of Adelbert Richard
Pomnitz & Ida Marie Ernestina Telschaw
Alberta BINNEY --- Nora GOW --- Maisie HANMER ---
Celia MEISSNER --- Jacob & Charles POMNITZ
From: Art Meissner, Editor,
Pomnitz Family Newsletter
To: Family Members-we-know-of-with-e-mail
Associate Editor: Nancy
Historian: Charles Edwin
Webmaster: Edwin Charles Pomnitz, Sr.
Family Website: http://www.Pomnitz.net
Art Meissner - Editor
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
of this Newsletter
2. Family Stories, Events and Biographies:
» July Reunion
the Records Straight
Births, Anniversaries, Deaths
5. Family Projects:
» Family T-Shirt
6. Pomnitz Family Fund Report
- Ed Pomnitz, Sr.
7. Services Offered
To Family Members
» Photo Gallery II
Chat Room Access
» Internet Dial-Up Service
8. Newsletter Mechanics:
» Format &
Layout of the Newsletter
9. Contact Information:
» How to
» Where to send articles & news
10. Notizen Aus Dem
Ziegenstall (Notes From the Goathouse)
A Digital Reunion?
11. Next Newsletter Date
12. Final Quote
PURPOSE of this newsletter: to note and share items of
possible interest for the "greater Pomnitz Family". The
181 family names
mentioned in the Family Tree are listed at http://www.pomnitz.net/history/surnames_list.htm.
Please do send me suggestions or ideas for future newsletters: they will be
STORIES, BIOGRAPHIES AND NOTES OF INTEREST:
THIS ISSUE: FAMILY
The Family Reunion scheduled for Fergus, Ontario, July 12-13, 2003 has been
cancelled... or rather "postponed"... due to the uncontrolled and undefined threat of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in the Toronto vicinity.
After it is clear that the threat has passed, our Fergus-area relations will be re-scheduling the reunion when the way appears clear and safe .
Notice will be sent to everyone on our list . Current and up-to-date
news of the SARS situation in Canada can be found at the web site of
"The Globe and Mail", a Canadian national newspaper published in
The Globe and Mail: www.globeandmail.com
3. HISTORY -
SETTING THE RECORDS STRAIGHT by Ed
As each day goes by our
family's history is being made... but perhaps not written. A son
or daughter goes to war, two people join in marriage, a child is born
and a loved one passes. In a moment here and in a moment there a
kind word or deed by a grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, son,
or daughter has positively pointed a direction in our lives and
provided a glowing thought of deep gratitude for the rest of our
If one takes a moment
to look at and reflect upon the descendants tree of our dear Jakob
Pomnitz, it starts to become clear that there must have been a lot of
events in the cumulative lives of those reflected there. Over
450 years have passed, representing 15 generations, between 1550 AD
and today. Sadly, only few of those events have been
preserved which help us understand the trials and triumphs of our
Each day as time... and each
individual passes on, opportunities are forever lost to pass on
meaningful thoughts and points in history to future generations.
Recorded history seems to reflect in considerable detail lives of
great and other noteworthy or notorious individuals... but aren't the
loving deeds of our mother or father even more meaningful to us... or
our children... and their children?
From time to time I ponder
at the earliest photos of the late 1800's and I wonder of the lives of
the ones in those pictures
who I have only a name and some sketchy information about when, where
and to whom they were born. I look at the earlier names in the
family tree of ancestors who lived at a time prior to photographs and
wonder if a painting of one of them might have been made and might
still exist. And what similar physical trait that they had might
I find in one or all of my sons or daughters? I look at the
names of some of our ancestors, without whom I could not have possibly
gotten here; and yet I don't even know when they were born, had
married, or how or when they had passed... let alone having the luxury
of a most basic footnote or anecdote about them.
Ah yes... THIS IS A PLEA to
each and everyone who reads this article to come to realize that one
day the opportunity to add a "footnote" about yourself or
one of your immediate ancestors to our family's story WILL PASS WITH
YOU. Perhaps you have some old letters in the attic that reveal
an interesting event or story. Perhaps you remember an old photo
or two of your great-grandfather in that dusty family album.
Maybe you have a picture of the house he lived in as a child.
Maybe you haven't been diligent in letting us know of a birth, death
or marriage. Maybe you've noticed that missing date by
either your own, your immediate ancestor's, your son's or your
daughter's name in our family tree.
Anything you care to
contribute will not only be appreciated now, but will become even more
valuable and meaningful to our descendants of tomorrow. Don't
perplex the next generations of our family genealogists with difficult
mysteries as the "Kiel Connection" (use search term "kiel"
on our family website). As each generation passes, so do
valuable clues. Thus, making these mysteries more difficult, if
not impossible, to solve.
I've included with this
article just the "A's" extract of missing information in our
family tree. This only reflects the "critical" missing
information of these relatives and does not (and cannot) reflect any
of the relatives who are MISSING ENTIRELY from our tree.
Adamowicz, Felicia 1888
- Marriage Date to Frank Petrove is missing.
Adamski, George March 17, 1891 - Marriage Date to Sylvia Beaufore is
Addson, Sarah Ann - Birth Date is missing.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Amelia - Birth Date is missing.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Amelia - Marriage Date to Mosey Elias is missing.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Anna - Birth Date is missing.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Anna - Marriage Date to Ludwig Wahrung is missing.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Anna - Birth Date is missing.
UNKNOWN MAIDEN NAME, Annie G. May 01, 1894 - Marriage Date to Drane is
Archibald, James Lindsay - Birth Date is missing.
Archibald, James Lindsay - Marriage Date to Laurie McKeown is missing.
Archibald, Meghan Nora Mae - Birth Date is missing.
Archibald, Natalie Lindsay - Birth Date is missing.
If you have knowledge
regarding any of this missing information or if you have noted any
missing or erroneous information elsewhere, please forward your
information or corrections to
email@example.com. If you do
not have access to E-Mail, please forward you information to my postal
7891 Marlborough Ave.
Parma, Ohio 44129
|HELP US SET
THE RECORDS STRAIGHT!
4. PASSAGES: EVENTS REPORTED SINCE THE LAST NEWSLETTER (births, graduations,
marriages, deaths, careers):
February 6th, 2003 - Felecia Marie Berendt-Pomnitz, daughter of
Charles Joseph Pomnitz and Stephanie Michelle Berendt.
Felecia was born at 12:16 pm and checked in at 7 lbs. 8 oz. 20
Please send your announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
POMNITZ FAMILY FUND REPORT - (A Note from Ed Pomnitz,
Sr.): The greatest significance of our Family Reunions, our Family Newsletters, our
Family Tree Database, Family Website and ongoing Research that they help us to: 1)
Understand our rich heritage... 2) Stay in touch with one another.
Thanks to our
contributors, we have enough funding to stay online
through the end of June 2003. We
are in need $77.36 to remain on line through the 2003 year.
You can help out through the purchase of a family T-Shirt or by
simply making a contribution. ALL profits from
our T-Shirt sales go towards the Family Fund! We STILL have
a way to go to pay for the initial run of T-Shirts (-$73.19).
|FAMILY FUND REPORT - From Ed Pomnitz, Sr.
Balance from Last Quarter
$ 70.00 - Mail-In Contributions
$ 0.00 - Profit From T-Shirt Sales
$ 38.85 - Web Hosting Pomnitz.com & Pomnitz.net 03/01/03
If you desire to make a contribution to the
Pomnitz Family Fund, you can mail your check or money order to:
SERVICES OFFERED TO FAMILY MEMBERS: Please contact Ed
Pomnitz regarding these services at email@example.com.
PHOTO GALLERY II:
Family members can load their own family photos directly
onto our website for all to see. The Pomnitz Family
Web Photo Gallery II can be found at:
We would like to see at least one photo of each family
member posted here. You can include a title and
description of your photo as well as "keywords" to
help others search for your information. Please follow
the categories that have been supplied. If you require
a new category, please E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with the photo category you would like to see added.
Join in the FUN. Registered family members can post
new photos, leave comments and even vote on any of the
photos in this area.
Registration is simple. Just use your FIRST and
LAST NAME when asked for a USER NAME. Then
select a PASSWORD of your choice and provide a valid E-Mail
As some of you may have noticed, our automated online
subscription service has been
during recent updates of our host's operating system
clobbered our mail list database. A subsequent newer
release of our mail list software, which we were holding
for, was delayed by the software vendor. We anticipate
re-install of our mail list software and a rebuild of the
database within the next two weeks. In the interim,
please notify email@example.com
of any new addresses or address changes you require (to
receive of this Newsletter and/or Web Update notices).
ACCESS: The family website now offers family members (only)
their own 'chat-room', where you can (at no cost to you) chat with others anywhere in the
world. You can find it in the "In Touch" area, http://pomnitz.net/intouch/index.htm and
just click on "Family Chatter". This area requires a USER ID and PASSWORD.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your
DIAL-UP SERVICE: Family members are offered an economic
way to get to the Internet as well as having e-mail AND their own Web Site, if desired.
Ed Pomnitz' computer consulting company (FXtra) which handles the technical side of
"Pomnitz.net", is also able to offer Family Members a low-cost connection to the
Internet, called "EZDial". A special offer for low-cost EZDial is
available in both the US and Canada, is economic ($15.95 USD per month) and reliable, with
no pop-up ads, no-spam, privacy (does not sell your e-mail address), no set-up fee, free
web space, unlimited access. If you are interested and want to join-up, you need to
go to http://www.fxtra.com/deal and enter this PIN
number when prompted: "ae80701". If you need more information before you
do, contact Ed at email@example.com via
e-mail. The added benefit to us all is that Ed's company will donate another
month to the Pomnitz Family Fund, which helps to underwrite our website and our other
NEWSLETTER MECHANICS: TROUBLE VIEWING THE NEWSLETTER IN
THIS FORMAT??: Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org to describe any problems you are having. This Newsletter is
composed and sent to you in "html format". Some subscribers may not have
computers capable of handling html or graphics in their e-mail.
If you are having difficulty with this E-Mail, go to the Newsletter section on our family website. http://www.pomnitz.net/news/newsletter/index.htm. You can print a copy if you wish.
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NOTIZEN AUS DEM ZIEGENSTALL (Notes From The
Goathouse): By Art Meissner, Editor.
A DIGITAL REUNION??
SARS, that illusive but very infectious form of pneumonia, has caused us
to postpone our July 2003 Reunion in Fergus, Ontario. It is enough of a
threat that common sense tells us not to risk exposure of Family members.
This does mean, sadly, we also postpone what had been promising to be a
larger gathering than usual. It looked like more 'old-timers' (and more
'new-timers') would be meeting and renewing acquaintance after years of
separation. It was a happy thought, indeed. It leaves us with the
burden of 'delayed satisfaction'. But at least it does not leave us
with possible illness and tragedy which might be due to our own lack of
diligence and care.
We still have a few opportunities I hope you will take up.
Till we can ALL get together in one place, we can share photos, write-ups and more
through our Family Web Site.
For instance, there may be some smaller (and safer) REUNIONS of
BINNEYS, or GOWS, or HANMERS, or MEISSNERS, not to forget
POMNITZERS. Take some photos and send them in for a future newsletter and posting on the Web
Site. Write-up any of the gatherings of "Binney-Bashers",
"Glowing-Gows" or "Polished-Pomnitzers" and send them in along with a few snapshots.
They will be most welcome! And we can all enjoy them.
Till we meet again (face-to-face or digitally):
God Bless us all.
11. NEXT NEWSLETTER is tentatively scheduled for August 1, 2003. It will contain a
summary of then-current Family news as well as any articles submitted by family
members. Please help by submitting newsletter items no later than
July 15, 2003. You do not have to do a lot of writing: Just list WHO in the Family did
WHAT, WHEN, and WHERE. ("How" and "Why" are optional.)
We will edit it for a future issue. THANKS!
"Originality is the fine art of
remembering what you hear
but forgetting where you heard it."