Re: Poetker Family of Cole Co, MO
I am helping some cousins from Clinton Co with this Poetker line -- my Emsland lines are Berndsen, Heimann/Altgilbers, Santel, Kalmer, Krieger -- you can find them on
I have no idea yet where the Clinton County Poetkers came from or where the St Clair Co ones came from -- but it seems likely they are connected -- the name is not very common.
The Henry J Poetker, born 1844, of immediate interest cam to the US in 1867 -- according to Census records -- I have not yet located a ship's record.His parent's were listed as Joseph Poetker and Anna Maria Krieger...but unfortunately the church records did not list his place of birth.
The John H Poetker in St Clair County was born abt 1841 and died before 1900