I joined the Pontius Family Association, hoping to receive information about my family lines.
It seems that most of the Pontius family, in America, stems from Johannes Pontius. He came to America in the 1700's. None of my research, regarding my family, has linked up with this branch of the Pontius family.
The earliest Pontius ancestor I've been able to find to date, is Cornelius Pontius, in Stearns Co., Minnesota-1870 Census. He was a German immigrant.
I'm hoping to link up with other cousins!
This is what I have so far:
Raymond Edwin Pontius (Celeste Esther Ritz)spouse
b. Aug. 04, 1927 Los Angeles, CA.
d. Aug. 06, 2000 Anaheim, CA.
Edmund Cornelius Pontius (Mary Winifred White)spouse
b. Aug. 11, 1897 St. Cloud, Minnesota
d. Oct. 13, 1980 Gardena, CA.
Bernard F. Pontius (Victoria Miller)spouse
b. March 28, 1871 St. Cloud, Minnesota
d. January 18, 1941 Los Angeles, CA.
listed in the 1870 Census
Stearns Co., Minnesota