Re: Ponto family from Prussia/Pommerania?
My family married into the Ponto family of WI/MN/IL.
I don't have much info, but here's what I've got:
Lena Schoback (or some variation of this) married Gustoff (might be Gustave) A. Ponto in abt 1884. Lena was b. in WI, later moved to MN. I'm not sure where/how she met Gustoff and where they married. They had 3 kids all born in IL (Chicago). Their kids are:
Henry Gustave b. 1886
Adolph Otto (in most records, he goes by Otto A.) b. 1888
Martha (not sure on her info, she died at a young age though)
These Pontos moved out to CA and settled there. I don't think any of these kids had kids, but I don't know that for sure. Henry died 1977, and Otto died 1980.
I'd be happy to share any info I've got and I'd love to learn something about this family.