Ivar-Hans Poëll (Pöhl) (1913 - 1984) MP

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Nicknames: "Poel", "Poell", "Poëll", "Pöel", "Pöell", "Pöhl", "Põell"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Reval, Harju, Estonia
Death: Died in Saltsjöbaden, Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation: Vicar / Kyrkoherde
Managed by: Olav Linno Poëll
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About Ivar-Hans Poëll (Pöhl)

Ivar Hans Poëll (8 August 1913 – 17 November 1984) was an ecclesiastic and a theologist of Estonian Swedish origins.

Ivar graduated from the Tallinna Poeglaste Kommertsgümnaasium in 1932. Between 1934–1937 he studied at the Faculty of Theology, University of Tartu in Estonia. The introductory year was spent at the EELC (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) Viljandi Pauluse congregation after which he was ordained at St Mary's Cathedral, Tallinn, by bishop Hugo Bernhard Rahamägi, 19 December 1937.

Additional education in dogmatics (a.k.a. systematic theology) followed at Lund University in Sweden as well as at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He passed Theol. lic. exams at Lund University on the subject of ethics and philosophy of religion in 1957 and later received the Dr. theol. in 1963, at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Between 1965–1983 Ivar served as a docent at the Åbo Akademi University in Turku.

In 1937, Ivar was teaching at the Tallinn Swedish Mission to Seafarers. Between 1937–1938, deputy teacher (priest) at the Swedish-Finnish congregation at the Swedish St Michael's Church in Tallinn. 1938–1939, deputy and assistant teacher at the Viljandi Pauluse congregation as well as assistant at the Noarootsi Püha Katariina congregation for a shorter period during 1939. In 1939–1941, priest at the Swedish congregation at St Michael's. Ivar left for Germany in 1941, serving as a priest at the Berlin’s Swedish congregation between 1941–1942. He returned to Estonia in 1942, again serving at the Swedish congregation at St Michael's in Tallinn until 1944. By 1944, Ivar left for Sweden and served at the Estonian congregation in Sweden 1944–1984, between 1955–1958 as acting pastor in the Swedish pastorate as well as the EELC’s consistory assessor between 1983–1984. Ivar was also priest at the Saltsjöbaden congregation in Stockholm.

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Estonian War Museum (EWM), General Laidoner Museum. Estonian officers 1918–1940, s.v. Ivar Hans Pöhl.

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References / Notes

  • Changed family name during 1963 according to the 'Acta Academiae Aboensis', Humanities, Vol. 29-30, 1965, Åbo Akademi University.
  • Estonian War Museum (EWM), General Laidoner Museum. KGB documents — Images. ENSV Ministrite Nõukogu juures asuva Riikliku Julgeoleku Komitee 2. vastuluureosakonna tööst 1955. aastal. [Activities of the 2nd Counterintelligence Division, National Security Committee at the Council of Ministers of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic during 1955.] [In Estonian]. s.v. “Pöhl” (accessed June 21, 2012).
  • Estonian War Museum (EWM), General Laidoner Museum. KGB documents — Report. ENSV Ministrite Nõukogu juures asuva Riikliku Julgeoleku Komitee 2. vastuluureosakonna tööst ajavahemikul 1. IV 1954–1. IV 1955. [Activities of the 2nd Counterintelligence Division, National Security Committee at the Council of Ministers of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic during 1. IV 1954–1. IV 1955.] [In Estonian]. s.v. “Pöhl” (accessed June 21, 2012).
  • Saaga TLA.239.2.17:105; 1920–1928; Matricula, Swedish St Michael’s congregation in Reval. “Kyrkbok, Svenska St. Mikaelsförsamlingen i Reval, Åren 1920–1928 (delvis 1929)”, p. 95, frame 105. Fond: Tallinn's Finnish-Swedish St Michael’s congregation, series 1 (accessed image: fond 239, inventory 2, record 17, image 105). Estonian Historical Archives, National Archives of Estonia & Tallinn City Archives, Tartu & Tallinn, Estonia. (accessed June 3, 2012). — birth 1913, confirmation 1929, parents & siblings
  • Steffensson, Jakob. (1972). Runöborna och deras invandring till Sverige. [The Ruhnu residents and their immigration to Sweden.] [in Swedish] 2nd ed. with a foreword by Peder Hård af Segerstad. Uppsala: Verdandi. Fulltext PDF. (accessed June 13, 2012).
  • Systrarna Österbloms fotoalbum från resan till Ormsö 1937 och 1938. Vol. 1. s.v. “Ivar Pöhl.” pp. 42, 43. N.B. Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 PDF's available at Estlandssvenskarnas kulturförening SOV. s.v. “Systrarna Österbloms album.”
  • Systrarna Österbloms fotoalbum från resan till Ormsö 1937 och 1938. Vol. 2 - De första åren i Sverige. s.v. “Ivar Pöhl.” pp. 3, 4, 5, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. N.B. Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 PDF's available at Estlandssvenskarnas kulturförening SOV. s.v. “Systrarna Österbloms album.” (accessed June 23, 2012).
  • Wikipedia, s.v. “Eesti Evangeeliumi Luteriusu Kiriku koosseis 1943 : Rootsi praostkond,” et. (accessed June 13, 2012).
  • Wikipedia, s.v. “Eesti ohvitseride ülendamine 24. veebruaril 1940,” et. (accessed June 13, 2012).

Assorted publications

  • Poëll, Ivar H. (1965). Människan - Guds avbild: en studie över imago Dei-begreppet hos Emil Brunner. Åbo: Acta Academiae Aboensis. 29:5.
  • ———. (1968). Arbetarprästerna: ett socialetiskt experiment. Stockholm: Verbum.
  • ———. (1973). Subsidiaritetsprincipen. Åbo: Acta Academiae Aboensis. Ser. A, Humaniora, 44:1.
  • Pöhl, Ivar H. (1963). Das Problem des Naturrechts bei Emil Brunner. Studien zur Dogmengeschichte und systematischen Theologie. Bd. 17. Zürich, Stuttgart: Zwingli Verlag.
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Ivar H. Poëll ← Pöhl's Timeline

1913
August 8, 1913
Reval, Harju, Estonia
1943
August 8, 1943
Age 30
1963
1963
Age 49

Das Problem des Naturrechtes bei Emil Brunner (Broschiert) (1963)
by Ivar H. Poëll
Verlag: Zürich Zwingli Verlag.
ASIN: B0000BMF
Subject: Doctrine & Systematic Theology.

1965
1965
Age 51

Människan, Guds avbild: En studie över Imago Dei-begreppet hos Emil Brunner. (1965)
by Ivar H. Poëll
Editor: Abo Akademie (1965)
ASIN: B0014QSF9W
Doctrine & Systematic Theology.

1968
1968
Age 54

Arbetarprästerna. Ett socialistiskt experiment. (1968)
Info: Stockholm: Verbum, 1968. - 144 s.
Subject: Moral, Ethics, Theology, History, France, Catholic Church.

1973
1973
Age 59

Subsidiaritetsprincipen (1973)
by Ivar H. Poëll
Publisher: Åbo, Åbo Academy, 1973.
ISBN-10 9516480225
ISBN-13 9789516480223
LCC: AS262

1984
November 17, 1984
Age 71
Saltsjöbaden, Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden