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From: "Susan Sauve" <>
Subject: [PONTIUS] Re: Pontius family of Buffalo Valley
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 19:34:08 -0700
In looking to find any information on the recent query about a Pontius girl in Buffalo Township marrying a John Thompson, I uncovered some old notes about "other" Pontius families in ther Berks Co, Pa area. I am wondering if any Pontius researchers have traced these family lines?-
What my notes show (and they are old, taken from Bridge Builder, July 1977, p. 6-8, if anyone can correct them, please do) is that a Marc, David, Andreas, and Johann Phillip Pontius arrived in Philadelphia on 3 Oct 1768.
Marc - my notes say that he had an adoptive daughter only. For Andreas and Johann Phillip Pontius - I have no family. David, however, did have at least these children: Anna Maria, b. 1784; Frederick, Salome, and maybe an Abraham. According to his will there were some 8 children. David is supposed to have died in 1814 in Tulpehocken Twp, Berks Co., Pa.
Does anyone know anything further about these apparently non-Johannes or Nicholas descended Pontius families? And did any of those who were in Berks County have a daughter that married a Thompson.? Do they have any living descendents? Maybe I've not been a member of the Pontius Assoc for so long that I've missed staying updated on the family.
Susan Pontius Sauve
> Hi all: I am attempting to find information about a Pontius family that
> lived in Buffalo Valley Pa (now Union Co.in the late 1700's. My 4th
> g-grandfather, John Berthier Thompson Jr. owned a farm in what is now
> Mifflinburg Pa. Adjoining his farm was a Frederick Pontius. I am not
> sure if this is the family I am trying to find or not. My John Thompson
> married an unknown Pontius woman and they had a daughter, Mary. When
> John married again, Mary lived in this home and taught her step sisters
> and brothers. Mary is reported to have visited with "her mothers family"
> quite often. Mary's bith date is not proven but may be about 1788. She
> married Jeremiah Black and moved to Orangeville, in Columbia co Pa.
> If any of you Pontius researchers know any info or clues about Mary's
> mother, I would appreciate hearing from you.
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