Samuel Pommert

4 October 1851–30 August 1918 (Age 66)
Caledonia, O.

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Pommert was born on 4 October 1851, his father, Adam Pommert, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Burkhardt, was 25. He married Eliza Swander on 28 June 1874, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States. He died on 30 August 1918, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Auburn, DeKalb, Indiana, United States.

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Samuel Pommert
Eliza Swander
Marriage: 28 June 1874

Spouse and Children


    Eliza Swander


28 June 1874
DeKalb, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Adam Pommert


    Sarah Burkhardt





    Samuel J Pommert


    Charles Levieth Pommert


    Joseph H Pommert


    Josephine Rosella Pommert


World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 19

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 German: ethnic name for a Pomeranian.2 South German: probably a nickname meaning ‘blusterer’ ( see Bommer ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel J. Pommert, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Samuel J Pommert, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Samuel Pound, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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