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Joseph A. "Joe" Pojman Poyman
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1892
Dakota County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1980
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA

Father : Albert Pojman Sr.
dob approx. 1861/1862- May 14, 1898

Mother: Therezi (Theresa) Ferda Pojman
dob approx. 1866 - Jan. 2, 1899

Parents Immigrated to USA from Bohemia
Some references to Austria

Brother Albert Poyman's death certificate listed
Parents as being from Austria

Both Parents Passed away in St. Paul Mn
Ramsey Co. unexpectedly of Epidemic Illness. Father Albert passed away at St. Paul City Hospital.

Joseph's birth name was Joseph Pojman
by 1900 he was Joseph A. Poyman
at the St. Josephs German Catholic Orphanage
on Randolph Street St. Paul, MN

Also to note: A reference from MN Birth
index for birth 9/10/1892 via Family
Search. 9/5/1892 in most records. ( may not be accurate)

Nieces searching for Joseph's Parents graves in MN as of 2013
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** In Loving Memory of Joseph **
Joseph is survived by many nieces and nephews in the Twin Cities MN area. ( Brother Albert's Grandchildren)He may also have relatives in California.( Sister Theresa Day's Family)

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bio in progress 2014

Crystal Lake Cemetery Office Staff aware of Joseph's Grave Marker needing date of death inscription as of 11/27/13.
Joseph's remains were buried Jan. 10,1980 per their records.

Joseph's Parents died unexpectedly when he was young. All Children placed elsewhere in non relative settings after parents unexpected death- names of Mary, Albert & Joseph Poyman were changed from changed from Pojman to Poyman just before after Parents died and children placed elsewhere. Family was intact in a 1895 MN Census. The Family lived in the home their parents purchased at 353 Duke St. St. Paul, MN. After the parents passed away or as of 1900, a "new home" built there in 1900. Unclear why. The parents purchased their home there in 1887 according to St. Paul Daily Glove Archive. All children located elsewhere in a 1900 Federal Census. No further information anywhere found about Joseph's parents Albert & Therezi Pojman. Parents immigrated from Bohemia.( a couple references for Bohemia and Austria. The only info found cites them living in St. Paul MN intact as a family in 1895 via a MN Census with children Mary, Albert, Joseph and Theresia. They died between 1897 - 1900 approx. Brother " Jim " born 1897 was not on either census. Albert and Joseph remained in the same orphanage most of their childhood. All siblings were reunited in later years and Albert's children knew him well when he reunited with Albert later in life. Joseph and Albert placed in St. Josephs German Catholic Orphanage in St. Paul together. ( last names changed, Albert given the Middle name Benedict) more to all this history in Joseph's brother Alberts findagrave link. Search is on as of 2013 to find Joseph's parents. Mary was placed in a facilty in Rice Co. MN, Theresa and Jim were adopted. The parents died suddenly, the family was split up, the children became orphans, placed elsewhere. The children had a tough time growing up after their parents passed away. It appears especially Joseph and Mary. Joseph's Siblings Albert, Mary and Jim have passed away.

**Brother: Albert Benedict Poyman- findagrave Memorial link
118740173 ( much childhood history)

**Sister Mary Poyman- findagrave Memorial link

**Sister Theresia dob approx. 1890 or later depending on different references-- name changed, adopted, lived in Calif.- Married name in California was Theresa Day. Daughter was Delores Zmek (sp) of California. no further info known, may be able to find may have relatives in Norwood MN ( Born Theresia Ann Pojman, Theresa Poyman, depending on what record, spelling of first and last names very on documents for her name prior to her adoption from St. Paul, Ramsey Co. MN.)

** Brother Jim James Kotasek - born in St. Paul MN. Youngest child born 1897. Birth name not known, except given last name was Pojman then later Poyman. Jim's name changed when adopted,he lived in California. In later life, he found out his birth name, found brother Albert, moved to Mpls MN. lived at Mpls Vets home and stayed with brother Albert's family weekends prior to Albert's death. Buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, served in US Military. Albert's Family attended his funeral. By the time they were much older, Siblings Joseph, Albert, Theresa and Jim had all reunited. Joseph and his sister Theresa Day were in his Brother Jimmy's Will when his brother passed away. ( Sister Mary & Brother Albert preceded them in death) Memorial findagrave link: 3463181

According to his nieces, Joseph never fully recovered
from his traumatic childhood. First losing his parents
tragically due to epidemic illness, then all the children
being placed elsewhere, separated, living the rest of his childhood in an orphanage. It appears that Joseph worked
as a dish washer. He had many hardships in his life. His relationship with his Siblings and love for them was important to him. As of 2013, family is still searching for his Parents graves and more family relatives in the Pojman Family.

Joseph Poyman is buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in N. Mpls MN. Confirmed 2013 with Crystal Lake Cemetery Staff. There are no other Poymans or Pojmans at Crystal Lake. Joseph purchased his own plot at Crystal Lake, it is not part of a family plot, it was a sole purchase. He lived in Mpls area much of his adult life. He lived in the 55403 area of S. Mpls MN prior to his death. It does not appear per Albert's MN grandchildren that he was married or had children. unknown. Joseph's Nieces would like to know more about Joseph's history, get photos, learn more about their Pojman Family history, find where Joseph's Parents are buried, more about his surviving Sibling , etc. Family remember going to his funeral, visiting his grave in N. Mpls.

Albert and Florence Poyman's Family, The Daughters of their late Daughter Iris Poyman Carlson Family,their Grand Daughters and their cousin are searching for family history.
With the help of Albert & Florence's late Daughter Eileen Powers Bender Family of Nebraska, distant relatives, more information found. ( Thanks to Loren Bender, much of what is known as of 2013 was found. Loren Bender added Josephs Family to their Family tree., at the request of Albert's Grand Daughters.) The Poyman/Pojman Family history for Joseph and Albert may be on another Pojman Family Tree, but Albert's Grand Daughters do not have paid membership. Albert's Grand Children would welcome contact with other Pojman Family related to them. More family history is very welcomed.

see Memorial findagrave link info above for Siblings:
* Albert B. Poyman (family history, what is known)
* Mary Poyman
* Jim James Kotasek ( born Pojman, adopted)

All of Joseph's siblings except Theresa now have Findagrave Memorials . Family created the Memorials and continue to try to find where Josephs parents are buried as of 2014. Most likely St.Paul MN. Many cemeteries contacted and re-contacted asking for different spellings of their last names as each parent was in death index with wrong spelling of their names. This could be why Joseph and his siblings could not find their parents graves prior to their passing away.

Crystal Lake Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section 18, lot 172, grave 7
Created by: d lester
Record added: Nov 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119673593
Joseph A. Joe <i>Pojman</i> Poyman
Added by: d lester
Joseph A. Joe <i>Pojman</i> Poyman
Added by: d lester
Joseph A. Joe <i>Pojman</i> Poyman
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- d lester
 Added: Nov. 15, 2013

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