Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mrs. Peter Pommert

This tombstone, inscribed in German, honors Mrs. Peter Pommert who died on March 20, 1863, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery. Her first name appears on the stone as Karina, but other records list her first name as Catherine. Erie County Probate records indicate that Peter Pommert married Catherine Shoemaker on September 22, 1852. The 1860 U.S. Census for Erie County lists Peter and Catherine Pommert (incorrectly spelled Poinner) living in Sandusky, with three children under age 5. Peter and Catherine's birthplace was Baden, Germany.

Peter Pommert is mentioned in an article about his brother, Christian Pommert, in the book REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS: MARION COUNTY 1907. After the death of his first wife, Peter Pommert married Julian Heyler, on July 24, 1864.

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