Descendants of Louis Poh
Generation No. 1
1.LOUIS1 POH was born 1833 in Hesse Darmstadt, and died in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA.He married (2) SUSAN HIEMENZ.She was born 1857 in New York.He married (1) CATHERINE HERRMANN July 18, 1854 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY1, daughter of CHRISTOPHER HERRMANN and MARGARET SCHMIDT.She was born 1836 in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA, and died November 15, 1875 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
Notes for LOUIS POH:
1870 Census 4th Ward page 111
Louis Poh, head 37 years, brass founder, $6,000 in property, $12 from Hesse Darmstadt
Catherine, wife, 34 years,
Louis, 15 helping in Foundry
George, 2 months
Accelerated File System Index:
1. Carolina Poh Erie County, Buffalo 4th WARD 1850
2. Louis Poh Erie County, Buffalo 4th WARD 1850
Poh family is listed on page 37 of this film census, June 24, 1875, 3rd Election, District 4:
Louis Poh, age 42, head, born in Germany; Occupation: Brass finisher Naturalized and Owner of land
Catherine Poh, age 39 wife, Erie Co.
Caroline Poh, age 19, daughter, Erie Co.
Benjamin Poh, age 15, son, Erie Co.
Eddie Poh, age 13, son, Erie Co.
Mary Poh, age 10, daughter, Erie Co.
George Poh, age 5, son, Erie Co.
There is a Mrs.Susan Poh living at 268 Broadway - I wonder if she is related to Louis? is with Heimenz family.
There is a Louis Poh buried at United French and German Cemetery- b: 1807 ;d: July 28, 1874
Marriage:Lewis POH to Philipene HOUSCH 22 Feb 1847
(Buffalo Commercial Advertiser 9 Mar 1847)
Death:Philippena POH, 78y, 28 Feb 1884
1880 NY Census records record Louis POH age 47, living with wife Susan, age 22 and daughter Susan age 2 and son George POH age 10 at 58 Mulberry Street. Louis POH is listed as Brass Polisher. (George was the baby of the family. He was 2 months old in 1870 and only 5 years old in 1875 when his mother died at the age of 39.) He is found in 1900 Census living in Chicago, IL.
Buffalo Daily Courier
POH - In this city , on the 15th inst. CATHARINE, wife of Louis Poh, aged 39 years, 3 months and 23 days.Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from St. Paul's ( German) Church. Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.
From 1880 Census records-
Margaret Herrmann at 620 Michigan Street there was living: Caroline Poh age 24, dressmaker; Benjamin Poh- age 20; Brass finisher; and (Big Ed) Edward Poh age 17, moulder; and a boarder that had lived with the Herrmanns back in the 1860 Census - David Cooper - now age 68- a carpenter.
There are about 4 Pohs in the 1860 Buffalo City Directory for 1860 and so I go by the theory of chain migration... there seems to be connections here as they are all from Hesse Darmstadt. Anyhow, back to Louis Poh and this Susan. I think that Susan Poh, wife of Louis is somehow connected to the Hiemenz group buried at the United French and German Cemetery in Buffalo. In my searches - I collect odds and ends along the way and I have been gathering information on the Hiemenz line as I know it is related to one of thePOH families in Bufalo. In 1875, there is a Nicholas Hiemenz, age 58 and wife Susan age 50 both Hessian, born in Bremen. Children: George age 33, Catherine age 19,* Susan age 16, Nicholas age 14, Henry age 11 and Joseph age 3 8/12.I think that this * Susan is the second wife of Louis POH.
More About LOUIS POH:
BCD Entry: 1865, POH, Louis & Foundry Chippewa & N. Washington Streets
Residence: 1865, 91 Elm Street
obit: (Buffalo News)
POH -Susan Hemienz- Poh, July 10, 1948, formerly of 44? North Oak St., wife of the late George, mother of Louise. Funeral from the Funeral Home ofMrs. Joseph Lax and Sons, 2528 Main St., Thursday morning at 9 o'clock and from St. Michael's Church at 9:30. Friends invited.
Notes for CATHERINE HERRMANN:
Living next door to her parents as wife of Louis POH and their son Louis in the 1855 Census records.
More About CATHERINE HERRMANN:
Burial: November 1875, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY- Section S Lot 99
Child of LOUIS POH and SUSAN HIEMENZ is:
i. SUSAN2 POH, b. 1878, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
Children of LOUIS POH and CATHERINE HERRMANN are:
ii. EMMA C.2 POH, d. Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
More About EMMA C. POH:
Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
iii. CHARLES POH, d. November 27, 1868, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
More About CHARLES POH:
Burial: 1868, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
iv. LOUIS POH, b. 1855, Buffalo NY, Erie Co., NY; d. February 14, 1940, Buffalo NY, Erie Co., NY.
Notes for LOUIS POH:
In the 1880 BCD there is a Louis Poh, brass foundry living at 52 Mulberry- this could be the 15 year old helper in the foundry in 1870. (The BCD says 7th ward).
In 1900 State Census for Buffalo, Erie County, NY - there is a Louis POH living at Buffalo State Hospital. Patient 1900 Vol 46 E.D. 267 Line 40
In 1920 there is a Louis POH living at Buffalo State Hospital for Insane on Forest Ave. - Inmate Vol 54 E.D. 213 Sheet 5 Line 88
Cemetery Transcripts read: " Son of Owner- Ashes- Gowanda, N.Y."
Next of Kin: Mrs. Frank Gott, 283 East Utica St., Buffalo, New York - Niece.
Found Frank Gott on SSDI - SSN -090-34-0764 Issued 1959 & 1961; b: April 8, 1886; d: Dec. 197214217 Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
More About LOUIS POH:
BCD Entry: 1891, Fries & Co., brassfinisher, Masten near East Ferry
Burial: February 1940, Section S, Lot 99- Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis
Census: 1900, Vol. 44 ED 267 Shett 21 Line 4?
Residence: 1920, Buffalo State Hospital,Forest Ave. Buffalo, NY
2. v. CAROLINE POH, b. May 12, 1856, Buffalo NY, Erie Co., NY; d. August 09, 1918, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
3. vi. BENJAMIN W. POH, b. 1860, Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA; d. May 30, 1937, Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA.
vii. EDWARD ALBERT POH, b. September 1861, Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA; d. May 22, 1919, Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA.
Notes for EDWARD ALBERT POH:
Elizabeth Mang raised Edward Poh. FHC Film # 1246580 NY 1900 Census Index - Edward is living with Elizabeth Mang. He is 38 years old.
In the 1880Federal Census records for City of Buffalo,Erie Co.. NY
Edward Poh is listed with brother Benjamin, Poh and sister Caroline Poh all living with their grandmother, Margaret Herrmann at 620 Michigan Street. I believe this is the wife of Christopher Herrmann... and these are the parents of Charles Herrmann but I have not confirmed yet.
The parents of Caroline are listed as being born in Hesse Darmastadt.
Funeral at 19 Briggs Avenue, Buffalo, NY, age 56 .
Petition Filed for Probate Administration27 Jun 1919
Letters Testamentary Administration CTA Trusteeship:Liber 47 Page 103
Order & Decree Granting Probate:Liber 201 Page 613; Liber 256 Page 45;
Liber 253 Page 377
Will:Liber 103 Page 329
Transfer Tax:Liber 242 Page 561; Liber 225 Page 561
POH- In this city of May 22, 1919, Edward A., son of the late Louis and Katharine Poh (nee Herman), brother of Benj. W. Poh and George Poh of Chicago, Ill., aged 56 years, 7 months and 10 days. Funeral from the family residence No. 19 Briggs Ave., Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends invited to attend.
More About EDWARD ALBERT POH:
BCD Entry: 1885, Listed as a molder living at 37 Chester
Burial: May 1919, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
Probate: June 27, 1919, case # 60123
viii. MARY POH, b. 1866, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY; d. April 19, 1892, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
Notes for MARY POH:
General Index to Surrogate Records
probate record case # 42476 for Mary Poh Filed May 15, 1908 - diedApril 19, 1892
ix. OTTO POH, b. 1870, Buffalo NY, Erie Co., NY; d. January 25, 1875, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
Notes for OTTO POH:
From FHC film # 0847869,1875 state census records for the city of Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. Wards 1-4
Deaths during the year ending June 1, 1875
Otto Poh, age 6 7/12 years, male, single, Jan 25, 1875, of Erie Co., Scarlet Fever---- this is a younger brother of Caroline Poh.
More About OTTO POH:
Cause of Death: scarlet fever
x. GEORGE L. POH, b. 1871.
Notes for GEORGE L. POH:
In Edward Poh's, (brother) obituary, George is living in Chicago, Illinois in 1919.
1890 BCD- George Poh brass finisher, 286 Broadway
He is living at 418Center, Chicago, IL in the Chicago City Directory for 1905. Listed as a machinist.
More About GEORGE L. POH:
BCD Entry: 1891, Brassfinisher, 268 Broadway
Generation No. 2
2.CAROLINE2 POH (LOUIS1) was born May 12, 1856 in Buffalo NY, Erie Co., NY, and died August 09, 1918 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.She married WILLIAM PREFFERT.He was born 1857 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, and died October 20, 1918 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
Notes for CAROLINE POH:
age 24 and listed as a dressmaker in the 1880 Census living on Michigan with her grandmother, Margaretha Herrmann.
obit: Buffalo Evening News page 2
PREFERT- In this city, August 9, 1918, at the family residence, No. 528 East Utica Street, Caroline, beloved wife of William Prefert ( nee Poh), mother of Alfred, Clarence, Mrs. Frank Gott, and Esther C., age 62 years, 2 months and 28 days. Notice of Funeral hereafter.
More About CAROLINE POH:
Baptism: May 25, 1856, St. Louis RCC, Buffalo, NY
Burial: August 1918, Forest Lawn Cemetery
Occupation: 1890, Carrie Prefert Book keeper at 454 Genesee St.
Notes for WILLIAM PREFFERT:
Database: Buffalo, New York Directory, 1890:
Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
Conrad Essigtailor 18 AshBuffalo NY 1890
William Essigtailor 620 Mich 18 Ash Buffalo NY 1890
Edward Meyertinsmith 191 Clinton avenue 18 Ash Buffalo NY 1890
William Preffertpatrolman 8th precinct rear 18 Ash. Buffalo NY 1890
1900 William Prefert, 1857, age 48 - living on Grape Vol. 41, ED 123 Sheet 5 Line 59
Caroline age 49
Alfred - b: 1884, age 16
Clarence - b: 1886, age 14
Cora - b: 1889 age 10
Esther b: 1899, age 8?/12
Alf dentist 795 genesee h do
Alvin brkmn h45 Bissell av
Chas tmstr r23 Rohr
Clarence carrier P O h 795 Genesee
Eug police h76 Bissell av
Gilbert firemn r130 Bissell av
Loretta H Mrs r251 Summit av
Mina lingerie and embroidery 795 Genesee
Wm police h528 E Utica
More About WILLIAM PREFFERT:
Burial: October 1918, Forest Lawn Cemetery
Census: 1900, Living at ? Grape Street
Lot Owner: 1905, purchased Lot 39 in Section 16 at Forest Lawn, Oct . 4, 1905
Children of CAROLINE POH and WILLIAM PREFFERT are:
i. ALFRED3 PREFERT, b. May 1884.
More About ALFRED PREFERT:
Occupation: 1930, dentist practice on Genessee St.
ii. CLARENCE PREFERT, b. March 1886; m. MINA; d. October 30, 1947, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
More About MINA:
Burial: November 1947, Forest Lawn Cemetery
4. iii. CORA PREFERT, b. September 1889, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY; d. October 07, 1967, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
iv. ESTHER PREFERT, b. September 1899.
3.BENJAMIN W.2 POH (LOUIS1) was born 1860 in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA, and died May 30, 1937 in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY USA.He married MARY ANN KUSTERER in Buffalo, Erie Co.,New York.She was born 1866 in Buffalo NY, Erie Co., NY, and died October 16, 1951 in Kenmore, Erie Co., NY2.
Notes for BENJAMIN W. POH:
In 1900 living at 12Churchhill Street.Vol 49 ED 219 Sheet 38 Line 91
In 1920 the family isliving on 713 Military Road.Vol 52 ED 191Sheet 26 Line 18
obit: POH- In Buffalo, NY, May 30, 1937, Benjamin W. Poh, husband of Mary Ann Poh (nee Kusterer); father of Allen K. Poh, Mrs. Esther E. Jenkins, Marcella C. Wardrope, and Mrs. Hazel O. Stolt: grandfather of Marcella Regina Stolt and William Christian Jenkins. Funeral from his late home at 713 Military Road. Wednesday at 3 p.m. Friends are invited. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
More About BENJAMIN W. POH:
BCD Entry: Bet. 1890 - 1891, Listed as machinist living at 12 Churchill
Burial: June 1937, Forest Lawn Cemetery Section 10, Sub A of Lot 1033
Census: 1920, Vol. 47 ED 219 Sheet 38 Line 91
Residence: 1885, 37 Chester
Notes for MARY ANN KUSTERER:
Mary Ann Poh (nee Kusterer), Oct. 16, 1951, at the home of her daughter, 256 School Road, Kenmore, NY, wife of the late, Benjamin W.POH, beloved mother of Allen K. Poh,Mrs. Harry W. Jenkins, Mrs. Robert Wardrope, and Mrs. Thure Stolt, grandmother of Mrs. Norman Barr, and William C. Jenkins, sister of John M. Kusterer, Cora M. Kusterer, and the late Regina, Catherine, Louis, and Christian Kusterer. Funeral from William A. Funeral Home, 3000 Delaware at Tremont, Thursday afternoon at the convenience of the family.
More About MARY ANN KUSTERER:
Burial: October 1951, Section 10, Sub A of Lot 1033- Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY
Children of BENJAMIN POH and MARY KUSTERER are:
i. ALLEN E.3 POH, b. April 1890.
Notes for ALLEN E. POH:
obit: (Courier Express 4/7/1956)
POH- Allen K. Poh, April 6, 1956 of 100 Commonwealth Avenue, husband of Ann Wolton Poh, brother of Mrs. Harry Jenkins, Mrs. Robert Wardrope, and Mrs. Theo Stolt. Friends may call at the H ?? Potts Funeral Home 1361 Hertel Ave. from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10. Services Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Friends invited.
5. ii. ESTHER E. POH, b. August 1891.
iii. MARCELLA C. POH, b. 1897; m. ROBERT WARDROPE.
6. iv. HAZEL O. POH, b. May 1900.
Generation No. 3
4.CORA3 PREFERT (CAROLINE2 POH, LOUIS1) was born September 1889 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, and died October 07, 1967 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.She married FRANK ROLLIN GOTT.He died December 15, 1972 in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
More About CORA PREFERT:
Burial: October 1967, Forest Lawn Cemetery
More About FRANK ROLLIN GOTT:
Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery
Children of CORA PREFERT and FRANK GOTT are:
i. ESTHER V.4 GOTT, b. Abt. 1918, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY; d. November 25, 1996, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
Notes for ESTHER V. GOTT:
Esther V. Gott, the stenographer, and secretary to the late Buffalo News editor Alred H. Kirchhofer, died Monday ( Nov. 25, 1996) in her Kenmore home. She was 78. Miss Gott, along time Buffalo and Kenmore resident, was one of two secretaries for the newspaper's ormer top executive, Kirchhofer, who joined the News in 1915 and died in 1986. Miss Gott graduated from Layfette High School, where her father the late rank R. Gott was principal for many years.She earned a Bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree at the University of Rochester. She also held an accounting and secretarial diploma from Bryant and Stratton Business Institute. She began working at The News as an editoral secretary in 1942 and started working specifically as a stenographer for Kirchhofer in 1946. Miss Gott, remembered for her loyal and consistent service, retired in 1978. She was a long time member of Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road at Delaware Road, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.
More About ESTHER V. GOTT:
Burial: November 1996, Forest Lawn Cemetery
ii. EVELYN GOTT, d. June 06, 1994, Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.
More About EVELYN GOTT:
Burial: June 1994, Forest Lawn Cemetery
iii. RUTH GOTT.
5.ESTHER E.3 POH (BENJAMIN W.2, LOUIS1) was born August 1891.She married HARRY W. JENKINS.
Notes for ESTHER E. POH:
Carol Frey as a postcard to her grandmother postmarked, Buffalo NY March 26, 1910,"Easter Greetings, from E. Poh"
(to Miss Ruth Schreiber)
Child of ESTHER POH and HARRY JENKINS is:
i. WILLIAM CHRISTIAN4 JENKINS.
6.HAZEL O.3 POH (BENJAMIN W.2, LOUIS1) was born May 1900.She married THURE STOLTZ.
Child of HAZEL POH and THURE STOLTZ is:
i. MARCELLA REGINA4 STOLTZ.
1.Early Justice of the Peace Marriages performed in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY- FHL fiche # 6093582, 114, July 18, 1854Louis Poh of Buffalo, NYCatharine Herrmann of Buffalo, NY.