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Johannes Pontius, son of Matthias of Landscheid



In the 1850 census of Cook County, Chicago Ward 8, IL, was listed John Pontius, 33, a Shoemaker, born Germany, and Mrs. Pontius, age 24, also born Germany.  There were no children in the household and Mrs. Pontius' first name isn't listed.


1870 Census, Long Prairie, Todd County, MN


Peter Ponches, b. c1823, Deutschland (male)                    [who is this?  Johannes Peter???]

Wacelaw Ponches, b. c1825, Deutschland (female)

Clemas Ponches, b. c1853, Deutschland (male)         [listed again in index as Thomas]

Susan Ponches, b. c1859, Deutschland (female)

Benard ponches, b. c1866, Deutschland (male)


[Note:  There was an additional listing immediately after this for Peter Ponches and Nick Ponches in the index but it isn't clear whether they are in this household.  There are no dates or other info.  Could not view image at that time.]






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