Mary Poppelman

Mary Poeppleman Hilgefort was born July 24, 1843. She died May 5, 1910 and is buried at Old St. Micheal ‘s Cemetery in Ft. Loramie, Ohio.

Mary was the daughter of Johan Henry. Poeppleman and Katherine Baumer Poeppleman from Ruschendorf, Damme, in the province of Oldenburg, Germany. They arrived in Baltimore in 1837 on the Ernst and Gustav ship which sailed from Bremen, Germany on September 25, 1837. Henry was born June 25, 1806 in Damme and died December 3, 1889. Catherine was born July 23, 1814 in Damme and died August 11, 1884. Both are buried at St. Joseph Cemetery in Egypt, Ohio.


  • Lee J. Hilgeford, Grandson of Mary
  • St. Michael’s Church Records
  • St. Augustine Church Records
  • Rita Hoying, Minster, OH
  • Information on Poppelman immigration from Tom Hulfkamp