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A POOL OF THOUGHTS: A BIOGRAPHY OF FAMILY PIONEERS AND AMERICAN SURVIVAL

A POOL OF THOUGHTS: A BIOGRAPHY OF FAMILY PIONEERS AND AMERICAN SURVIVAL

by James Mapes-Pool
A POOL OF THOUGHTS: A BIOGRAPHY OF FAMILY PIONEERS AND AMERICAN SURVIVAL

A POOL OF THOUGHTS: A BIOGRAPHY OF FAMILY PIONEERS AND AMERICAN SURVIVAL

by James Mapes-Pool

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I am Mr. James Mapes Pool, and I was born in Chandler, Minnesota. I am the first child of my parents, Dan, and Vera Pool. I am proud about my ancestry. Within the following pages and in accordance with historians and family members, herein, you will find the written version of my family history. Additionally, people, places, and things, to include, but not limited to, biographical photos of families which in successive generations have been documented and identified with the development of a nation.

That nation is called the United States of America. It was and remains excessively a big part of American history. For example: The Pool family farm was located 5½ miles from Chandler, but today, the farmhouse is no longer there. The history and its existence are written within these pages. This was a time when motor vehicles were new, and they were a vital addition to families and the road. A time when people hitched up covered wagons, midwifes helped with a women's birth, and the future was harsh and unknown. This is exactly how I was born. Our family learned to survive. I learned to milk cows, work the family farm, and learned the art of farming. Therefore, I have written this book to perpetuate memory, foster and to promote the principles and virtues of my Dutch, German, and Bohemian ancestry, factually and accurately.

My ancestors maintained a library relating to their Iowa and Minnesota settlement in America. This book is principally organized with the accounts of my descendants of Dutch, Bohemian and German Colonies in America, prior to and or during the year 1635 and beyond. Fascinatingly, I have organized and documented my family history to my ancestors' collective writings, along with my own. As an example: In Orange City, Iowa: the area where my family settled was known to my ancestors and the surrounding community as "The Pool Lane". This was because of how each home was laid out on a plot. Specifically, they built each of their homes in a semi-circle. All the houses with yards were set off from their other buildings. This design was the first of its kind and created a neighborhood. This design allowed a homeowner to drive into a neighborhood from the north or south entrance of a street.

Some notable writings within this book are post-Revolutionary war notes and the finding of Chatfield, Minnesota, living on the Mississippi during the Civil War, The crime wave of 1949, Eleanor Roosevelt 1961, and the tornado of 1965, along with many others. This book also preserved valuable information respecting the early historical settlements of the Mapes/Mӧbs Family who originally immigrated from Germany and Bohemia to include the Dutch American Family from Holland and the Netherlands, along with the Bosgra, Eason and other members of my family from Bergum, Tietjerksteradeel, Holland and England.


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BN ID: 2940162603450
Publisher: James Pool Enterprises
Publication date: 06/14/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

My descendants in 1820, were of Dutch lineage. They pioneered off as two young adults who became Christian missionaries and went to China, teaching their religious beliefs. It is written that shortly thereafter, expelled, and exiled.

As the story was written, the two brothers went back home to Holland. They traveled by the way of the northern route out of China, across the steeps of Russia and through Poland. Thereafter, went back and made their home, in Drachten, a province of Friesland, Holland. An interesting story surrounds the surname “Pool” and “Muyskens”.

Both surnames were given to my ancestors, and they were brothers. It is written the surname “Pool” was given to only one of the brothers, because he came through Poland and the other brother refused the name and was given Muyskens. It may be pure speculation, and perhaps, one brother, Stephanas Wiebe, born in 1820, received the Pool surname and the other brother was not in agreement, so he took Muyskens.

To be honest, we really do not know. Research revealed twenty-one "MUYSKENS" gravestones, in Nassau Township Cemetery; thirty-one in Sioux County and thirty-one in Iowa. Thereafter, historical factionalism follows. Grootegast is a village and former municipality in northeastern Netherlands. It is the sister city of Kingston, Tasmania. In accordance with the Department of Vital Statistics in Grootegast, Holland,

Stephanas Wiebe Pool 1820-1865, was born to Maria Elisabeth Van Kammen who was born in 1792, and his father, Wiebe Jans Pool is the son of Antje Pijper, born 1782, in Drachten, a province of Friesland.

His mother Maria Elisabeth Van Kammen had been married in 1817 to Stephanas Wiebes and is one of four children.

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