Portrait and Biographical Record of Star Co., OH"pub 1892 Chapman Bros.page 464
John POORMAN: The parents of our subject, Peter and Mary (RICHARD) POORMAN, were natives of PA, and his maternal uncle, Charles RICHARD is said to have been a soldier in both the Rev. War and that of 1812. In the fall of 1828, the father of our subject, with his family, came and located on the farm where our subject is living at the present time. --- The family, which was a large one, now numbers four children: Susan, Mrs. Jacob STAIR; Rachel, widow of Jacob HUMBERGER; Charlotte, the widow of Joseph HASSLER; and John, our subject. The gentleman whose name heads this sketch, was born in Franklin Co., PA, Feb 7, 1825 --- His marriage to miss Caroline KELKER was solemnized Nov. 25, 1844, and by her became the father of eight children, of whom the following seven are living: Jacob L.; Margaret A.; Peter L.; William H.; Franklin R.; Charles E.; and Clara F. (Mrs. Lemuel STAHL). The wife and mother departed this life in 1871, and the lady whom Mr. POORMAN chose as his second companion was Mrs. Naomi A. ANGSTADT, the daughter of Samuel and Anna (BIRCHFIELD) SLUSSER. Mrs. POORMAN, ia a native of this county, having been born Apr. 10, 1839. Her father is said to have been the first white child born within the limits of Tuscarawas Twp. He was a well-to-do farmer, who reared a family of eight children, four of whom are deceased. Those living are Mary J.; James B.; Mrs. POORMAN; and Leonard P. By her first marriage with Benjamin MAXHIMER, Mrs. POORMAN became the mother of three children: Leonard; Harvey; and Nannie, the latter being the wife of John WETZEL. By her second union with Daniel ANGSTADT, she had one son, Robert R.