FRANK PULVER    (Frank married twice - see descendant chart or account from Greg Shirk)

 

Parents came in from Alsace-Lorraine (Germ.) in Northeastern France, bordering the Rhine River.  (Possibly born in New York)

 

His father was JOHN HENRY PULVER

And mother AMANDA GARDNER.  .

 

Frank’s father died and he came to Coldwater, Michigan, to live with an Uncle by the name of COOPER.  He had 3 brothers and a sister.  He was born in New York State, a lake southeast of Rochester.   Birthdate December 15, 1851 and died January 19, 1931.

 

He was a Farmer and Assessor

Married MARY MAGDELENE KELL

 

To their union:

            HARRY J. PULVER, born 1890

            EDNA PULVER MALCOLM, born 1892

            CARL T. PULVER, born 1894

 

He taught school for a short time at the Baptist Seminary located on the Northeast side of Gump and Coldwater Roads.  He and Uncle JOHN EMRICH started the first telephone line.  It was called “the Pumpkin line”.

 

He assessed Perry Township on foot and appraised land.  Ate dinner with families that were expecting him.  Later he had an automobile to assess. 

 

HARRY J. remembers when you paid toll of 5 cents to enter Fort Wayne, where the CHARLES EBY filling station stood.

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Pulver Home on Coldwater Road

 

 

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PULVER BURIALS PERRY TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, OLD SECTION, Huntertown, IN

 

Elizabeth Pulver

Born PA

Jan. 10, 1888

73 years – Peltier

Eve Pulver

 

Jan. 15, 1878

65 y, 1 m, 2 d

Frank Pulver

1851

1931

Father

Givson Pulver

Lot 124A  poss.

 

 

Hallie-Sowers Pulver

1864

1895

 

Howard G. Pulver

1872

1942

M.J. & J.E.

John E. Pulver

1855

1944

Mary J.

Lilly Pulver

1873

1910

Wife of S.J.

Louisa M. Pulver

Sept 8, 1831  

Jefferson Co., NY

Feb. 19, 1916

Wife of S.

Margaret Pulver

1853

1886

Mother

Margaret Pulver

 

Dec. 17, 1886

31 y, 7 m, 6 d

Wife of F.

Mary J. Pulver

1857

1934

John;  H.G.

Mary M. Kell Pulver

1856

1936

 

Olive Pulver

1874

1917

Sister

Olive M. Payton

May 18, 1874

Oct. 22, 1917

 

S. J. Pulver

1869

1961

Wife of Lilly

Sally Dunton Pulver

 

May 20, 1871

44 y, 3 m, 4 d    Wife

of Sherman Pulver

Samuel Pulver

March 14, 1823

Livingston Co., NY

Feb. 6, 1881

Wife Louisa

Sherman Pulver

1832

1913

Sally

 

Matching markers

With Thos. Pulver &

E. Wolford

Thomas Pulver

1858

1916

 

Elizabeth Wolford

1865

1922

 

Phebe J. Cooper

 

Aug. 15, 1882

64 y, 11 m, 17 d   Wm

William Cooper

Feb. 14, 1820

May 15, 1890

70 y, 3 m, 1 d  Phebe

Emma A. Cooper

 

Jan. 19, 1863

1 y, 2 m, 24 d

dau Lavina & Nicolas

Frances Cooper

 

Nov. 23, 1862

DAR 10 y, 2 m, 24 d

Son of Lav. & Nic.

George Deal

May 2, 1810

Nov. 26, 1876

 

Maria Deal

Born NY  - Peltier

Aug. 14, 1874

58 y

Spanburgh, Walter

 

March 30, 1853

7 y, 1 m, 21 d    Son of Jacob R. & Cath.

Hallie Pulver Sowers

1864

1895

 

Harriet A. Culver

1832

1865

33 y, 7 m, 5 d  - wife of G. W.

Infant Son Culver

 

June 24, 1858

Son of George W. & Harriet A.

Elmer Weidman

 

1881

Ida, George

George E. Weidman

1850

1923

Ida, Elmer

Ida Weidman

1860

1881

George, Elmer

 

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PULVER

 

1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN   #2671-2683

 

Samuel Pulner                      27 M                Laborer          born NY

Louisa                                    19 F                                         born NY

 

May Jane                                4  F                                         born IN

Indiana                                    1  F                                         born IN

 

Samuel and Louisa are buried in the Perry Township Cemetery.

 

1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN   #2700-2712

 

Abram Pulver                        40 M                Farmer           born NY

Elizabeth Pulver                   40 F                                         born PA

 

Sherman Pulver                    16 M                Laborer          born NY

Anna Pulver                          14 F                                         born NY

Nancy Pulver                        10 F                                         born NY

 

1880 Census of Huntertown, Allen County, IN, page 192 B

 

Abraham Pulver       married          Male, 69         born NY         Farm Laborer

            Both parents born New York

Elizabeth Pulver       wife                 female, 67      born PA          Keeps house

            Both parents born PA

 

Sherman Pulver        son, widower male, 47          born NY         Farm Laborer

Frank Pulver                         gr. Son            male, 18          born IN           Farm Laborer

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1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN  188 B

 

Franklin Pulver        married          male, 28          born NY         Farmer

            Both parents born NY

Margaret Pulver       wife                 female, 24      born IN           Keeps house

            Both parents born Ohio

 

Olive May Pulver     daughter        female, 6        born IN

John Pulver               son                  male, 4            born IN

 

PULVER CENSUS

 

1840 Census of Genesee, Livingston Co., NY

 

Abraham Pulver

Genesee

Livingston Co., NY

1840

 

1 male, 5 to 10

 

1830-1835

 

1 male 20 to 30

 

1810-1820

 

2 females under 5

 

1835-1840

 

1 female 20 to 30

 

1810-1820

 

1860 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Sherman Pulver

27, Male

Born NY

 

About 1833

Sarah Pulver

32, Female

Born NY

 

About 1828

Thomas J. Pulver

1, Male

Born IN

 

About 1859

 

1870 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Sherman Pulver

Male, 37

Born NY

 

About 1833

Sarah Pulver

Female, 45

Born NY

 

About 1825

Thomas Pulver

Male, 11

Born IN

 

About 1859

Mary Pulver

Female, 9

Born IN

 

About 1861

Jefferson Pulver

Male, 7

Born IN

 

About 1863

 

1910 Census of Clearspring, Lagrange, IN

Shermon M. Pulver

77, Male

Born NY

 

About 1833

Flora M. Pulver

71, Female

Born

 

About 1839

Thomas T. Pulver

51, Male

Born IN 

 

About 1859

 

1860 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Samuel Pulver

37, Male

Born NY

 

About 1823

Louisa Pulver

39, Female

 

 

About 1821

Mary J. Pulver

13, Female

 

 

About 1847

John J. Pulver

5, Male

 

 

About 1855

Ida L. Pulver

5 mos., Female

 

 

About 1860

 

 

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                                              FRANKLIN R. PULVER FAMILY

 

        Written by Great Grandson, Greg Shirk

 

FRANK PULVER was born at Conesus Lake, Livingston County, New York, on December 15, 1851 to JOHN HENRY PULVER and AMANDA  M. GARDNER.  Frank’s paternal grandparents were JOHN C. PULVER and EVE PHILLIPS and his maternal grandparents were RUEBEN and MARY GARDNER.  JOHN H. and AMANDA, with their children………

 

FRANK R., ADELLA D. (PETER THAYER), FREDERICK, GEORGE, JAMES, and

THEODORE S., moved to Coldwater, Michigan, where on November 15, 1865 JOHN

died of a fever at 39 years old, and then the family was split up.  FRANK went to live with his aunt and uncle, WILLIAM COOPER and PHOEBE JANE PULVER, in Noble County, IN.

 

On November 21, 1872, FRANK married MARGARET GUMP in Perry Township, Allen County, where their three children, OLIVE MAE (PHILIP PAYTON), JOHN R., and BERTHA (CONNELL) were born.  MARGARET died on December 17, 1886.  FRANK then married on April 11, 1889 to MARY M. KELL whose parents were JACOB KELL and MARY CATHERINE FONNER, and to this union three children were born, HARRY J., EDNA C. (MORLEY MALCOLM), and CARL T.

 

FRANK was a farmer by trade owning 170 acres.  He taught school at the Baptist Seminary that used to sit on the N.W. corner of Gump and Coldwater Rd.  Frank was a member of the Huntertown Masonic Lodge.  He also served as the Township Assessor for several years.  Every winter, together with EARL DEBOLT and CHARLIE TILDEN, Frank would drive to Dunedin, Florida, where he owned an orange grove.  FRANK and JOHN EMERICK were credited with starting the Pump-kin Line in Perry Township.

 

                                    HARRY JACOB PULVER FAMILY

 

    Written by Grandson, Greg Shirk

 

HARRY PULVER was the oldest child of FRANKLIN R. and MARY M. (KELL) PULVER.  He was born March 23, 1890 at home on Coldwater Road in Perry Township where he lived until his death on November 27, 1977.  He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse, which used to stand on the corner of Coldwater and Union Chapel Roads, until the eighth grade at which time he started farming on his father’s 170 acres and farmed until he retired in the 60’s.  He worked 14 years for the State High Department and later, along with JACK RYAN, hauled grain for Centlivre Brewery.  On October 18, 1911, at St. Vincent’s de Paul Catholic Church, HARRY married GRACE MARIE TATE, who was born February 28, 1892 to IDA CATHERINE DENNIS and FRANCIS ALBERT TATE.   To Harry and Marie, the following nine children were born:

 

            M. KATHRYN PULVER married ROBERT RUDOLPH

            ROBERT F. PULVER married MARY HEFNER

            E. GENEVIEVE PULVER married ERNEST WARNER

            HELEN M. PULVER married JOSEPH BRINKER

            JAMES R. PULVER married VIRGINIA TILL

            ELIZABETH A. PULVER married JAMES ARNOLD

            PHYLLIS M. PULVER married RICHARD FITCH

            HARRY E. PULVER married BETTY RUSSELL

            I. PAULINE PULVER married RALPH GEORGE

 

Two other children died at birth.  They had 39 grandchildren and 103 great grandchildren.

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DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WENDEL PULVER

 

The following are from Family Group Sheets of Greg Shirk and gives more background information of the family.

Thanks Greg! 

 

1.  John Wendel Pulver  b: abt 1679 in Heidelberg, GR   (Johann Wilhelm Bulffer)

      d: after 1747 in New York   married about 1703 in Wiedt, Rengsdorf, GR

            +  Anna Catharina Busch  b: March 24, 1678/79 in Wiedt, Rengsdorf, GR

                  d: About 1744 in New York

 

                        2.  Jacob Pulver  b: 1705 in Rengsdorf, GR  

                                    +  Maria Christina Bernhardt

                        2.  Peter Wendel Pulver  b: 1707 in Rengsdorf, GR   d: May 29, 1794 in

                               Dutchess Co., NY    married 1728

                                    +  Susanna Dram or Tromm

                        2.  Michael Pulver  b: Nov 26, 1715 in Ulster, NY  d: after 1775   m: 1731

                                    +  Anna Catharine Mohr

                        2.  Conrad Pulver  b: 1719 in Rhinebeck Flatts, Dutchess Co., NY

                                d: after 1778, married about 1740

                                    +  Anna Magdalena Schaffer

 

                                                3.  Catharina Pulver  b: June 19, 1741

                                                            +  Conrad Hoffman

                                                3.  Anna Pulver  b: before Feb 5, 1743/44

                                                3.  Anna Maria Pulver  b: before Dec 4, 1746

                                                            +  Gottfried Schnuck

                                                3.  Anna Margaretha Pulver  b: May 3, 1749

                                                            +  Andress Simon

                                                3.  Elisabetha Pulver  b: Aug 4, 1751 (date of baptism) at

                                                       Dutch Reformed Church, Rhinebeck, NY

                                                            +  Gerhardt Decker

                                                3.  Susanna Pulver  b: before March 31, 1754

                                                3.  Magdalena Pulver  b: before Aug 28, 1757

                                                3.  Christina Pulver  b: July 6, 1762  (poss. date of bapt.)

                                                       at Dutch Reformed Church, Rhinebeck, NY

                                                3.  Conrad Pulver, Jr.   b: July 8, 1764 in Red Hook, NY

                                                            +  Hilletje Helen Radcliffe  b: before Nov 2, 1766 in

                                                                  Pine Plains, NY

 

                                                                        4.  Lena Pulver b: before March 12, 1786 in

                                                                               Dutchess Co., NY

                                                                        4.  John C. Pulver  b: before Oct 7, 1787

                                                                               d: June 17, 1847 in Genesee, Livingston

                                                                               Co., NY

                                                                                    +  Eve Phillips b: 1791  d: Jan 15, 1856

                                                                                          in Allen Co., IN

 

                                                                        (John’s family continues below)

 

                                                                        4.  Conrad Pulver  b: bef Jan 31, 1790 in NY

                                                                        4.  Jacob Pulver  b: bef June 15, 1791

                                                                        4.  Philip Pulver  b: Oct. 15, 1797

                                                                        4.  Lambert Pulver  b:  Dec. 13, 1799 in

                                                                                Linlithgo, NY   (twin)

                                                                        4.  Samuel Pulver  b: Dec 13, 1799 in

                                                                                Linlithgo, NY   (twin)

                                                                        4.  Emmetje Pulver  b: July 19, 1802 in NY

                                                                        4.  Elizabeth Ann Pulver  b: March 8, 1813

                                                                        4.  Margaret Pulver  b: Feb 25, 1814 in NY

 

                        2.  Gertraud Pulver  b: Dec 14, 1721 in Manorton  d: after 1765

                                    +  Johann Georg Jager   married 1743

                        2.  Anna Margaret Pulver  b: 1723 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY

                               d: after 1749

                                    +  Jacob Shaffer

 

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4.  John C. Pulver  b: bef Oct 7, 1787  d: June 17, 1847 in Genessee, Livingston Co., NY

            +  Eva Phillips  b: 1791  d: Jan 15, 1856 in Allen Co., IN

 

                        5.  James Pulver

                        5.  Phillip Pulver

                        5.  Lavina Pulver, married Sept. 24, 1843 

                                    +  Nicolas Cooper

 

                                                6.  Frances Cooper  b: 1852  d: Nov. 23, 1862

                                                6.  Emma A. Cooper  b: 1861  d: Jan 19, 1863

 

                        5.  Abraham Pulver  b: June 28, 1812

                                    +  Elizabeth 

 

                                                6.  Sherman Pulver  b: July 1, 1832 in Genesee, NY

                                                      d: Feb 14, 1913 in Huntertown, Allen Co., IN

                                                            +  Sally (Sarah) Dunton  d: May 21, 1871

 

                                                                        7.  Thomas E. Pulver  1858-1916

                                                                                    +  Sarah J. Bradfield

                                                                        7.   Mary E. Pulver  b: 1860

                                                                                    +  William Shenline

                                                                                    +  Curtis A. Harper

                                                                        7.  Jefferson Pulver b: 1863  d: Sept. 18, 1895

                                                                                    +  Carrie V. Sheldon  m: 1888

                                                                        7.  Anna Elizabeth Pulver  b: 1865

                                                                               married Oct 5, 1884 

                                                                                    +  Ira L. Wolford

                                                                        7.  Flora Pulver  b: 1867

                                                                                    +  Unknown Snyder

 

                                                     2nd wife of Sherman Pulver

                                                            +  Elizabeth Wolford  1865-1922

 

                                                     3rd wife of Sherman Pulver ?

                                                            +  Mandana Wyatt, married March 24, 1872 or 92

 

                        5.  Maria Melinda Pulver  b: Feb 13, 1816 in NY  d: Aug 14, 1874

                                    +  George Deal  b: May 2, 1810  d: Nov 26, 1876

 

                        5.  Catherine Pulver  b:  Jan 24, 1821, married July 16, 1843

                                    +  Jacob R. Spanburgh

                                                6.  Walter Spanburgh  b: 1846  d: March 30, 1853

                                                       in Allen Co., IN

                        5.  Samuel Pulver  b: March 14, 1823  in Livingston Co., NY

                               d: Feb 6, 1881 in Huntertown, IN     married Oct 1, 1846

                                    +  Louisa M. Dunton  b: Sept 8, 1831 in Jefferson Co., NY

                                          d: Feb 19, 1918

                                                6.  Mary Jane Pulver  b: 1847

                                                            + Tom Smith

                                                6.  Indiana Pulver b: 1849

                                                6.  John E. Pulver  b: 1855  d: 1944    m: 1881

                                                            +  Mary J. Wolford  1857-1934

                                                6.  Ida (Idela) L. Pulver  1860-1881

                                                            +  George E. Weidman  1850-1923

                                                                        7.  Elmer Weidman  1881-1881

 

                                                6.  Halla (Hallie) R. Pulver 1864-1895

                                                            +  George Sowers

                                                6.  Samuel Jedson Pulver  1868-1961  m: 1891

                                                            +  Lilly E. Harrod  1873-1910

                                                6.  Howard Gib Pulver  1871-1942

 

                        5.  Pheobe Jane Pulver  b: Aug 15, 1827  d: Aug 2, 1882 in Allen Co., IN

                                    +  William Cooper  b: Feb 14, 1820  d: May 15, 1890 in

                                          Huntertown, Allen Co., IN

                        5.  John Henry Pulver  b: 1830 in NY (or 1826?)   d: Nov 5, 1865 in

                               Coldwater, Branch Co., MI    married Dec 25, 1849

                                    +  Amanda Matilda Gardiner  b: May 19, 1830 in Groveland,

                                          N.Y.  d: Sept 5, 1897 in Creston, Union Co., Iowa

 

                                                6.  Franklin Rowley Pulver  b: Dec. 1851 at Conesus Lake,

                                                       Livingston Co., NY  d: Jan 19, 1931 at Huntertown, IN

                                                             +  Margaret Gump  b: 1853  d: Dec 17, 1886

 

                                                                        7.  Olive May Pulver   b: May 18, 1874

                                                                                           d: Oct 22, 1917   m:  June 19, 1901

                                                                                    +  Frederick Philip Payton

                                                                        7.  John Rowley Pulver  b: June 30,

                                                                                           1875  d: May 16, 1946

                                                                                    +  Lenora Elma Sheffer

                                                                                                      1876-1905

                                                                                    +  Molly

                                                                        7.  Bertha Pulver

                                                                                    +  Frank Connell (or Cornell)

                                                                                    +  Calvin Van Zant

 

                                                            +  Mary Magdalene Kell (2nd wife of Frank R.)

                                                                  b: 1856  d: 1936   married April 11, 1889

                                                                        7.  Harry Jacob Pulver  b: March 23,

                                                                                1890  d: Nov 27, 1977

                                                                               married Oct 18, 1911 in Allen Co

                                                                                    +  Grace Marie Tate

                                                                                           b: Feb 28, 1892  d: Oct 30,

                                                                                           1981 in Allen Co., IN

 

                                                                        7.  Edna Catherine Pulver  b: Oct 2,

                                                                              1892  d: Dec 7, 1987   

                                                                              married Oct 13, 1913 in Ft. Wayne

                                                                                    +  Morley Milner Malcolm

                                                                                          b: Aug. 23, 1889  d: 1965

 

                                                                        7.  Carl Theodore Pulver  b: April 10,

                                                                               1895  d: Aug 26, 1986 

                                                                               married June 5, 1919

                                                                                    +  Beulah B. Garman

                                                                                         b: May 30, 1903 -1991

 

                                                6.  Adella Donna Pulver  b: 1854

                                                            +  Peter Bromley Thayer

 

                                                                        7.  Grace Evangeline Thayer

                                                                        7.  Maude Onolee Thayer

                                                                        7.  Lou Irene Thayer

                                                                        7.  John Emory Thayer

                                                                        7.  James Arnold Thayer

                                                                        7.  Archibald Thayer

                                                                        7.  Alice Coralee Thayer

                                                                        7.  Theodore Scott Thayer

 

                                                6.  Frederick Pulver  b: 1856

                                                6.  George Pulver  b: 1858

 

                        5.  Harriet A. Pulver  b: March 1, 1832   d: Oct 9, 1865

                                    +  George W. Culver

 

                                                6.  Infant son Culver  b: 1858  d: June 24, 1858

 

                        5.  Levi Pulver  b: Nov 9, 1818

                        5.  Conrad Pulver  b: May 28, 1814