I am married Douglas Johnston in this past year, but despite my love of my husband and his pride in his heritage, as a 31 year old painter and it seemed natural for both of us that I should keep Pohl as my surname.We have most recently moved from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia. My younger sister Renate Pohl is currently in Toronto, and our half sister and brother Erika and Daniel Pohl also live in Toronto Canada with their mother.
Our Father Arnold Pohl is 54 and currently lives in Newfoundland Canada. He married two Newfoundland women. The first was our mother, Rhyna Cutler in 1968, but they divorced seven years later when my sister and I would move with our mother (a very loving kind woman) to England for nine years.
Our father told us very little about our family history. He seems uncomfortable with the concept of family or the past.
These are the fragments I have picked up: My father was four years old when they crossed a border (from Poland? or from east to West Germany? I wasn't very clear on the sketchy details which wer told to me years ago. ) I believe there are roots in Prussia (my grandmother?), Poland and possibly Hamburg.I know my grandfather died when his family was quite young, that he liked to play the violin, and that either he or his father (my great grandfather ) was found on a doorstep of the Pohl family somewhere in Europe (Poland)...who were also kind enough to adopted him.
My father has several brothers and sisters in mainland Canada, but I know and have heard very little about them.
If anybody can possibly help fill in some of the blanks I would be grateful. Thank you.
All the best, J.Pohl. -- http//www.jenniferpohl.com.
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