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Hans Walter Polte1,2

Male
b. circa 1934


Family Nancy Lou Foster
Children  1. Lori Polte
  2. Scott Polte

Note   Hans is the son of Margerette Helene Korn and Johannes Walter Polte. On 5 Dec 1951, he, his parents and brother Gunter entered the US at Niagra Falls settling in Springfield, Ohio.

In a news article in the Lima News in 1954, It was described that the Lima tennis team lost to the Springfield Public team, brothers Hans and Gunter Polte had outstanding matches.

From the OHSAA records, Hans and Gunter Polte won the state doubles champtionship. Gunter won the singles championship the following year. His brother Hans was at Ohio State that year.

Is is unclear as to why Hans was still in high school in 1955 at the age if 21. It may be because he wanted to receive an American education having grown up during the war in Germany. After the war ended there he may not have been able to attend high school because of the conditions. It is unknown if his parents left Germany in 1951 or of they spent any time in Canada.3,4,5 
Birth* circa 1934  Goerlitz, Germany2,5 
Immigration* 5 December 1951  Niagra Falls, Erie Co., NY, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLJ2-L57
Name: Hans-walter Willi Polte
Arrival Date: 05 Dec 1951
Arrival Port: Niagara Falls, New York,
Age:
Birth Year (Estimated):
Birth Date:
Birthplace: , Goerlitz
Birth Country: Germany
Gender: Male
Race: German
Last Place of Residence:
Accompanied by Name: Mother Margarete H A
Departure Date:
Departure Port:
Departure Contact Name:
Arrival Contact Name: Father Johannes Polte
Ship Name:
Airline:
Photograph Included: N
Affiliate Publication Title: Manifests of Alien Arrivals at Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Rochester, New York, 1902-1954
Affiliate Publication Number: M1480
Affiliate Film Number: 107Collection: Hans-walter Willi Polte, "United States, Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956"5 
Education 1955  Springfield Public High School, Springfield, Clark Co., OH, Class of 19553 
Education* 1958  Ohio State Univerisity, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH, Hans played on the Ohio State Men's Tennis team in 1956-58.

(http://www.fanbase.com/Hans-W-Polte)6 
Marriage* after 1958  Principal=Nancy Lou Foster1 

Citations
  1. [S1609] OH, Clark Co., OHGenWeb, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclark, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohclark/obituary/query117.htm.
  2. [S458] People Finders.Com, online http://www.peoplefinders.com.
  3. [S1125] Newspaper Archive, online http://www.newspaperarchive.com, http://newspaperarchive.com/lima-news/1954-05-14/page-27.
  4. [S973] Ohio County Marriages, 1789-1994.
  5. [S1614] U.S. from Canada Border crossings 1895-1956, online https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803785.
  6. [S1125] Newspaper Archive, online http://www.newspaperarchive.com, http://newspaperarchive.com/hamilton-daily-news-journal/1958-04-19/page-15.


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