Descendants of Johann Joachim Friedrich Poll

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1 POLL was born 1815 in Prussia (see note)1,2. He married MARIA KAMPS Bef. 1839. She was born Bef. 18213.

 

Notes for JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH POLL:

Source: Landbuch von Neu-Vorpommern und der Insel Rügen oder des Verwaltungs-Bezirks der Königlichen Regierung zu Stralsund. Bearb. von Heinrich Berghaus, 2. Band: Der Greifswalder Kreis, Anklam/Stralsund 1868.

Library: University Library of Greifswald

 

We know that J.J. Friedrich Poll was a day-labourer at Hof Hinrichshagen. This settlement is located about 4.5 kilometers north of Dersekow and is not the village Hinrichshagen itself (this can be found 0.5 kilometers north of Hof Hinrichshagen, just at the "border" to the city of Greifswald), but a so called "Rittergut" (noble estate).

 

In Pommern there were a lot of such estates ("Güter" or "Rittergüter") and a lot of the land was owned by noble landowners (until about 1815) and other landowners, who bought estates after 1815. The workers, servents and day-labourers at the estates worked for the landowners and the day-labourers were in the most weak and poor situation after the landowners could hire and fire them just as they wanted. It was almost impossible for this big class of people to buy any land of there own or even to build an own house. The old and ill amongst them often suffered bad need (despite the ones who had worked for one estate for a great number of years, after the landowners normally took care for them). And it was as well very difficult to build up any kind of other existence -like village craftsman - for them. That`s why we can find such a great number of former agricultural workers and day-labourers from the German East amongst the growing working class in the geran towns and amongst the emigrants. They chances for fortune and a small amount of wealth was much better in america and they felt they would loose not much given up their day-labouring existence here in Germany.

 

The Dersekow parish (p. 86-131)

Population at January 1st, 1865

 

Dersekow (village) 416 souls, 86 families

Friedrichsfelde (village) 45 souls, 6 families

Hinrichshagen-Hof 87 souls, 13 families,

(Rittergut) land owned by the estate: 998,62 preußische Morgen (1 Morgen was 2553.22 square meters) = about 2.55 square kilometers

3.045,11 Thaler Reinerlös (profit of the estate per year)

6 residential buildings, 7 farm buildings;

"among the inhabitants there is one Guts-Inspector (estate-inspector),

there are 6 farmhands, 3 maids and 9 male day labourers and the same

number of female day labourers".

Hinrichshagen-Dorf

(village) 157 souls, 31 families

Hohenmühle

(Rittergut) 17 souls, 4 families

Johannisthal ("Pachthof" =

eased farm near Alt-Pansow) 19 souls, 3 families

Alt-Pansow 177 souls, 36 families

Neu-Pansow 29 souls, 3 families

(Pachthof)

Subzow 115 souls, 18 families

Klein Zastrow

with Sophienberg 144 souls, 24 families

 

There was one church in each Dersekow and Alt-Pansow and one school in each Dersekow, Alt-Pansow and Hinrichshagen.

 

The soil (heavy loam- and clay soil) was very good and profitable on the estate of Hof Hinrichshagen. They had grown wheat, barley, rye, oats, huskfruits and clover. There were also meadows and fruittrees of a small amount but of a very goog quality.

 

Estate ("Rittergut") of Hinrichshagen

In the middle ages, Hof Hinrichshagen was the so called "Freischulzenhof" of the former Eldena Kloster (monastery) village, the subsequent princely village ("fürstliches Amtsdorf" Hinrichshagen. In 1606 it was given to Ach atz von Rhaden, Amtshauptmann in Eldena by Herzog Philipp Julius of Pommern. The descendants of the Amtshauptmann (Achatz von Rhaden) had severe disputs with the University in Greifswald about the landownership until 1728, when they sold the manor house and estate to General-Major Freiherr von Kirchbach.

The manor and estate stayed in the Kirchbach family until 1788 and was than sold to the newly enobeld family von Bärenfels. This family owned the eatates of Hohenmühlen and Hof Hinrichshagen until 1823. Than F. Meyer, bought both ownes and he was the owner when the Poll family lived there.

F. Meyer sold Hof Hinrichshagen to his son in law, the Hauptmann von Lilienthal in 1852. 1856 it was sold to Carl Gustav Wagner. In 1863 it was sold to Carl F.W. von Behr-Behrenhof.

 

 

More About JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH POLL:

Occupation: 1839, workman at Hof Hinrichshagen

Children of JOHANN POLL and MARIA KAMPS are:

i. MARIA DOROTHEA CHRISTINE2 POLL, b. August 01, 1839, Hinrichshagen, Griefswald, Pommern, Prussia4; d. November 06, 1839, Hinrichshagen, Griefswald, Pommern, Prussia5.

 

More About MARIA DOROTHEA CHRISTINE POLL:

Burial: November 10, 1839, Hinrichshagen, Griefswald, Pommern, Prussia5

 

2. ii. JOHANN KARL THEODOR POLL, b. December 14, 1840, Hinrichshagen, Griefswald, Pommern, Prussia; d. July 22, 1905, Gillett AR.

iii. MARIA POLL, b. November 10, 18426.

iv. KARL LUDWIG POLL, b. August 27, 18466.

3. v. THEODOR KARL POLL, b. July 11, 1849, Gristow, Griefswald, Pommern; d. February 15, 1920, Danville, IL.

4. vi. FREDERICH POLL, b. 1846, Pommern; d. April 16, 1890, Danville, IL.

vii. GEORGE POLL6.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JOHANN KARL THEODOR2 POLL (JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born December 14, 1840 in Hinrichshagen, Griefswald, Pommern, Prussia7, and died July 22, 1905 in Gillett AR. He married DOROTHEA CHRISTIANA JOACHINA LEVERENZ April 25, 1867 in Danville, IL, daughter of CHRISTIAN LEVERENZ and MARIA PRINGKE. She was born February 05, 1841 in Sassan, Grimmen, Pommern, Prussia8, and died March 30, 1903 in Gillett AR.

 

More About JOHANN KARL THEODOR POLL:

Baptism: December 26, 1840, Gp Joh Carl Ludwig Kamps, bricklayer from Grimmn9

Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Gillett, AR

Immigration: 1864, as reported on the 1900 US census

Naturalization: September 10, 1873

Occupation: 1880, open pit coal miner in Danville IL10

Religion: 1862, member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Danville, IL 11

Residence: September 17, 1885, arrived in AR12

 

More About DOROTHEA CHRISTIANA JOACHINA LEVERENZ:

Baptism: February 19, 1841, Sassan, Grimmen, Pommern, Prussia13

Burial: Lutheran Cemetary, Gillett, AR

Immigration: 1861, as reported on the 1900 US census

Spelling: Lewerenz

 

Marriage Notes for JOHANN POLL and DOROTHEA LEVERENZ:

Rick and Sharon Poll tell a family story attributed to Karl Friedrich Poll that his parents Dorothea and Johan met aboard the ship to America around 1861.

Children of JOHANN POLL and DOROTHEA LEVERENZ are:

i. CHRISTINA FRIEDERIKA DOROTHEA3 POLL, b. February 26, 1868, Danville, IL14; d. March 18, 1895, Gillett, Arkansas; m. JOHAN HEINRICH (HENRY) HOLZHAUER; b. May 20, 186015; d. January 17, 1917, Gillett, Arkansas.

 

More About CHRISTINA FRIEDERIKA DOROTHEA POLL:

Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Gillett, AR

 

More About JOHAN HEINRICH (HENRY) HOLZHAUER:

Burial: Lutheran Cemetary, Gillett, AR

Immigration: June 27, 1883, arrived Baltimore on the Nurnberg16

Name Change: born Johan Heinrich Holzhauer16

Residence: Bef. September 17, 1885, in AR17

 

5. ii. WILHELM KARL FRIEDRICH POLL, b. January 15, 1870, Danville, IL; d. September 03, 1944, Danville, IL.

iii. FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN MARTIN POLL, b. May 01, 1872, Danville, IL18; d. December 20, 1872, Danville, IL18.

6. iv. JOHANN FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN POLL, b. September 24, 1873, Danville, IL; d. April 25, 1958, Danville, IL.

7. v. HEINRICH KARL FRIEDRICH POLL, b. December 25, 1875, Danville, IL; d. May 22, 1949, Gillett, AR.

8. vi. KARL JOACHIM CHRISTIAN POLL, b. July 18, 1878, Danville, IL; d. June 21, 1969.

vii. IDA FRIEDA AUGUSTA POLL, b. September 19, 1882, Danville, IL18; d. January 28, 1977, Muskegon, MI18; m. REV. HEINRICH NORDEN; b. November 17, 1875, Hihckley, IL; d. May 16, 1950, Muskegon, MI.

 

 

3. THEODOR KARL2 POLL (JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born July 11, 1849 in Gristow, Griefswald, Pommern19, and died February 15, 1920 in Danville, IL20. He married CHRISTINE J. J. ANDERS June 04, 1871 in Danville, IL21, daughter of JOHAN ANDERS and MARIA ANDERS. She was born December 20, 1852 in Prussia22,23, and died February 17, 1920 in Danville, IL23.

 

Notes for THEODOR KARL POLL:

 

 

In the 1870 census for Danville IL, Theodore Poll is found in the household the Johan and Mary Felgenhauer. He is listed as a coal laborer.

 

More About THEODOR KARL POLL:

Burial: Danville Lutheran Cemetery

Occupation: 1900, Saloon Keeper24

Residence: 1889, 442 e Van Buren25

 

More About CHRISTINE J. J. ANDERS:

Burial: Danville Lutheran Cemetery

Children of THEODOR POLL and CHRISTINE ANDERS are:

i. WILLIAM E.3 POLL, b. October 22, 1871, Danville, IL26,27; d. July 01, 1888, Danville, IL27.

 

More About WILLIAM E. POLL:

Burial: Danville Lutheran Cemetery

 

ii. AMELIA POLL, b. December 1876, Danville, IL28.

iii. HENRY C. POLL, b. March 07, 1878, Danville, IL28,29; d. October 29, 1968, Danville, IL29.

 

More About HENRY C. POLL:

Burial: Danville Lutheran Cemetery

 

iv. FREDERIKA POLL, b. March 1880, Danville, IL30.

v. ALVENA POLL, b. August 1883, Danville, IL31.

vi. LOUIS (?) POLL, b. 1886, Danville, IL31.

vii. JOSEPHINE POLL, b. 1888, Danville, IL31.

 

 

4. FREDERICH2 POLL (JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born 1846 in Pommern32,33, and died April 16, 1890 in Danville, IL34,35. He married SOPHIA MEDROW July 05, 1868 in Danville, IL36, daughter of JOHAN MEDROW and SOPHIA MEDROW. She was born March 1848 in Germany37, and died 1930 in Danville, IL38.

 

More About FREDERICH POLL:

Occupation: 1870, Railroad worker39

 

More About SOPHIA MEDROW:

Burial: Danville Lutheran Cemetery

Immigration: 186640

Children of FREDERICH POLL and SOPHIA MEDROW are:

i. MARIE3 POLL, b. 1871, Danville, IL41.

ii. WILLIAM C. POLL, b. August 25, 1874, Danville, IL41,42; d. July 09, 1921, Danville, IL42.

 

More About WILLIAM C. POLL:

Burial: Danville Lutheran Cemetery

 

iii. FRANZ (FRANK CARL) POLL, b. March 17, 1877, Danville, IL43; d. March 06, 1937, Danville, Il44; m. MINNIE WIFE OF FRANK CARL POLL; b. Aft. 187744.

 

More About FRANZ (FRANK CARL) POLL:

Burial: March 09, 1937, Danville, Il44

Occupation: 1900, Boilermaker45

 

More About MINNIE WIFE OF FRANK CARL POLL:

Children: 1937, 1 daugther46

 

iv. THEODOR POLL, b. May 1880, Danville, IL47; m. EMMA DREWS; b. Aft. 1880, Danville, Il48.

v. GEORGE POLL, b. February 1882, Danville, IL49.

vi. LOUISE POLL, b. February 1884, Danville, IL49; d. 1928, Danville, IL50.

 

More About LOUISE POLL:

Burial: Danville Lutheran Cemetery

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

5. WILHELM KARL FRIEDRICH3 POLL (JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born January 15, 1870 in Danville, IL51, and died September 03, 1944 in Danville, IL51. He married (1) MARIA DOROTHEA HENRIETTA DETTMANN October 27, 1896 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Danville, IL. She was born August 03, 1869 in Danville, Il, and died September 25, 1897 in St Louis, MO.

 

More About WILHELM KARL FRIEDRICH POLL:

Occupation: Bet. 1894 - 1943, teacher

Child of WILHELM POLL and MARIA DETTMANN is:

i. MARIA FRIEDA RENATO4 POLL, b. September 24, 1896, St. Louis, MO; d. November 04, 1897, Danville, Il.

 

Child of WILHELM KARL FRIEDRICH POLL is:

ii. ELMER JOHANNES MARTIN4 POLL, b. October 24, 1905, Danville, Il; d. Abt. 1971.

 

 

6. JOHANN FRIEDRICH CHRISTIAN3 POLL (JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born September 24, 1873 in Danville, IL51, and died April 25, 1958 in Danville, IL51. He married CLARA KNOLLE December 14, 1899 in Danville, IL. She was born December 18, 1876, and died January 14, 1939 in Danville, IL.

Child of JOHANN POLL and CLARA KNOLLE is:

i. LYDIA DORTHEA CLARA4 POLL, b. June 04, 1902, Danville, IL; d. May 29, 1925, Danville, IL.

 

 

7. HEINRICH KARL FRIEDRICH3 POLL (JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born December 25, 1875 in Danville, IL51, and died May 22, 1949 in Gillett, AR51. He married ALEXIA ADELINA LEHMAN March 15, 1899 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gillett, AR. She was born October 14, 1877 in Grunwald, Kiev, Russia52, and died May 06, 1960 in Gillett AR.

 

More About ALEXIA ADELINA LEHMAN:

Immigration: March 19, 1892, March 19, 1892 on the Kalsruhe

Children of HEINRICH POLL and ALEXIA LEHMAN are:

i. ANNA DORATHEA4 POLL, b. September 05, 1900, Gillett, AR52; d. July 24, 1931, Gillett, AR.

ii. ESTHER LOUISE POLL, b. February 04, 1903, Gillett, AR; d. August 20, 1993, Stuttgart, AR; m. HENRY FRANK RUBACH, April 10, 1924, Stuttgart, AR; b. April 26, 1892, Amboy, IL; d. February 18, 1984, Stuttgart, AR.

iii. EMMA KLARA POLL, b. February 08, 1905, Gillett, AR; d. February 21, 1993, DeWitt, AR.

 

More About EMMA KLARA POLL:

Burial: Lutheran Cemetary, Gillett, AR

 

9. iv. GEORG HEINRICH POLL, b. June 06, 1907, Gillett, AR; d. February 13, 1975, DeWitt, AR.

10. v. ALFRED LOUIS POLL, b. June 06, 1907, Gillett, AR; d. April 15, 1985, West Memphis, AR.

11. vi. VIOLA OLGA POLL, b. March 11, 1909, Gillett, AR; d. September 23, 1981, Little Rock, AR.

12. vii. HEINRICH ARTHUR POLL, b. October 26, 1911, Gillett, AR; d. October 16, 1992, Gillett, AR.

viii. IDA LEONA POLL, b. July 07, 1914, Gillett, AR52; m. JOHN DONALD MCPARTLAND; b. April 13, 1911, Chicago, IL; d. September 15, 1958, Pebble Beach, CA.

ix. SELMA AGNES POLL, b. May 17, 1917, Gillett, AR.

 

 

8. KARL JOACHIM CHRISTIAN3 POLL (JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born July 18, 1878 in Danville, IL53, and died June 21, 1969. He married FRIEDERIKA WILHELMINIA DOROTHEA DETTMANN July 17, 1904 in Danville, IL. She was born February 13, 1885, and died March 19, 1973 in Danville, Il.

Children of KARL POLL and FRIEDERIKA DETTMANN are:

i. VERA EMMA KAROLINA4 POLL, b. August 23, 1905.

ii. LEONE HENRIETTE FRIEDRICKA POLL, b. August 02, 1906, Danville, Il54.

iii. VICTOR DETTMANN JOHANN POLL, b. September 07, 1909, Danville, Il54; d. July 11, 1975, Danville, Il; m. MARGARET MCCONNELL; b. Abt. 1910.

iv. DELORES SELMA WILHELMINA POLL, b. February 18, 1913.

v. HAROLD MARCUS POLL, b. April 07, 1919.

vi. DOROTHEA AGNES POLL, b. September 12, 1923.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

9. GEORG HEINRICH4 POLL (HEINRICH KARL FRIEDRICH3, JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born June 06, 1907 in Gillett, AR, and died February 13, 1975 in DeWitt, AR. He married DORTHY DEAN WILBANKS July 23, 1934 in St Paul's Lutheran Church, Gillett, AR. She was born December 01, 1912 in Stuttgart, AR, and died August 04, 1998 in Stuttgart, AR.

Children of GEORG POLL and DORTHY WILBANKS are:

i. CAROLYN JEANETTE5 POLL, b. June 29, 193554.

ii. MARJORIE LUCILLE POLL, b. July 05, 1936, Gillett, AR54.

iii. ROBERT GERALD POLL, b. January 06, 193854.

iv. SHERRY ANN POLL, b. April 22, 1944, Gillett, AR54.

v. CARL HENRY POLL, b. October 30, 194654.

 

 

10. ALFRED LOUIS4 POLL (HEINRICH KARL FRIEDRICH3, JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born June 06, 1907 in Gillett, AR54, and died April 15, 1985 in West Memphis, AR. He married JOHANNA MARIE SELMA HENSIEK December 25, 1930 in Gillett, AR. She was born January 25, 1908 in Rosebud, MO54, and died January 28, 1997 in West Memphis, AR.

Children of ALFRED POLL and JOHANNA HENSIEK are:

i. MARION ELIZABETH5 POLL, b. December 13, 1931, Gillett, AR54.

ii. DWAYNE CARROLL POLL, b. February 11, 1934, Gillett, AR54.

iii. ERNST HENRY POLL, b. June 23, 1935, Gillett, AR54.

iv. VIRGINIA MARGUERITE POLL, b. April 20, 1937, Gillett, AR54.

v. DARWYN ALFRED POLL, b. July 23, 1938.

vi. GERALD KENT POLL, b. March 02, 1944.

 

 

11. VIOLA OLGA4 POLL (HEINRICH KARL FRIEDRICH3, JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born March 11, 1909 in Gillett, AR, and died September 23, 1981 in Little Rock, AR. She married RAY WILMER WALKER September 13, 1942 in Stuttgart, AR. He was born March 26, 1914 in Gillett, AR, and died December 14, 1994 in Gillett, AR.

Child of VIOLA POLL and RAY WALKER is:

i. WARREN FREDRICH5 POLL, b. February 21, 1939, Kansas City, MO54.

 

 

12. HEINRICH ARTHUR4 POLL (HEINRICH KARL FRIEDRICH3, JOHANN KARL THEODOR2, JOHANN JOACHIM FRIEDRICH1) was born October 26, 1911 in Gillett, AR54, and died October 16, 1992 in Gillett, AR. He married LUDIE TEE FROMAN March 22, 1936 in St Paul's Lutheran Church, Gillett, AR. She was born February 23, 1914 in Rufe, OK.

Children of HEINRICH POLL and LUDIE FROMAN are:

i. VIVIAN ALBERTINA5 POLL, b. December 29, 1936, Gillett, AR54.

ii. CHARLES FREDRICH POLL, b. August 11, 1938, Gillett, AR54.

iii. RICHARD ALLEN POLL, b. October 11, 1945, DeWitt, AR54.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1. Birth Records for 1840 for Hof hinrichshage, Dersekow Parish, Vorpommern.

2. Birht date as reported by Sharon and Rick Poll.

3. Birth Records for 1840 for Hof hinrichshage, Dersekow Parish, Vorpommern.

4. Birth Records for 1839 for Hof Hinrichshage, Dersekow Parish, Vorpommern.

5. Death Records for 1839 for Hof Hinrichshage, Dersekow Parish, Vorpommern.

6. Erwin Hoffman Family Tree & 1889 US census.

7. Birth Records for 1840 for Hof hinrichshage, Dersekow Parish, Vorpommern.

8. 1841 Baptism Records of Sassan, Pommern.

9. Birth Records for 1840 for Hof hinrichshage, Dersekow Parish, Vorpommern.

10. US 1880 Census for Danville, IL.

11. As found by Sharon and Rick Poll.

12. Richter Family Farm Story.

13. 1841 Baptism Records of Sassan, Pommern.

14. Trinity Lutheran Church, Danville, IL Records.

15. Julie Holzhauer Family Tree.

16. Soundex for ships manifest.

17. Richter Family Farm Story.

18. Erwin Hoffman Family Tree.

19. Erwin Hoffman Family Tree & 1889 US census.

20. Danville Lutheran Cemetery Stone.

21. Danville marriage record s.

22. US 1880 Census for Danville, IL.

23. Danville Lutheran Cemetery Stone.

24. US 1900 Census for Danville, IL.

25. Directory of Danville 1889.

26. US 1880 Census for Danville, IL.

27. Danville Lutheran Cemetery Stone.

28. US 1880 Census for Danville, IL.

29. Danville Lutheran Cemetery Stone.

30. US 1880 Census for Danville, IL.

31. US 1900 Census for Danville, IL.

32. Erwin Hoffman Family Tree & 1889 US census.

33. Fred Poll's 1890 Danville Death Record.

34. 1900 US Census for Danville IL.

35. Fred Poll's 1890 Danville Death Record.

36. Danville marriage records.

37. 1900 US Census for Danville page 6-62-13a.

38. Danville Lutheran Cemetery Stone.

39. US 1870 Census for Danville, IL.

40. 1900 US Census for Danville page 6-62-13a.

41. US 1870 Census for Danville, IL.

42. Danville Lutheran Cemetery Stone.

43. US 1880 Census for Danville, IL.

44. Frank Carl Poll 1937 Danville Death Record.

45. 1900 US Census for Danville IL.

46. Frank Carl Poll 1937 Danville Death Record.

47. US 1880 Census for Danville, IL.

48. Letter from Linda J. Ford of Danville.

49. US 1900 Census for Danville, IL.

50. Danville Lutheran Cemetery Stone.

51. Erwin Hoffman Family Tree.

52. Sharon Poll.

53. Erwin Hoffman Family Tree.

54. Sharon Poll.