Blum, John

John W Blum~Wedding c.12 Jun 1900 Death Cert

"John William Blum, aged 71, died at 4:20 am Thursday at the home of his daughter, Miss Marguerite Blum, 124 East Main street, following an illness of six weeks. He was born April 24, 1873, at Nebraska, Pa, a son of the late William and Mary Blum. He was reared to manhood in that neighborhood and on June 12, 1900, he married Emma Dotterer (sic) at Clarion. They started housekeeping at Nebraska, where he was employed by the E S Collins lumber interests and in 1908 he moved to Kellettville, where he lived until 1921, when he came to Titusville. He was employed at the Oil Creek refinery and then operated the Oil Creek filling station at the corner of East Main and Central avenue for 16 years prior to his retirement. After May 5, 1935, when Mrs Blum passed away, he made his home with his daughter, Miss Marguerite Blum. He was a member of the First Methodist church and took great pride in the functions of the church. He was known by many as a kind and loving father and friend. Mr Blum leaves the following children: Marguerite, Howard of Youngstown, William of Titusville, Eva, wife of C A Weaver of Titusville, and Marie, wife of Harry Bodamer of Titusville; also four grandchildren, one of whom is Seaman First Class Richard Bodamer, in the South Pacific. The body was removed to the Tracy Home of Funerals, where friends may call and services will be conducted Monday at 2 pm. Rev Mark Parry of the First Methodist church will be in charge and interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery." (Titusville Herald, Apr 20, 1945, p.7) **Obit provided by Ted K:

William Blum Father of John Blum

I would like to request any information there may be on my Maternal 2nd Great Grandfather William Blum. Through research on, I have found little to no info on William Blum. To no avail my research has turned up zero. What I do have is this, which isn't much:

William Blum -
b. abt. 1853, ? PA ~ d: abt. 1880, ? PA
Parents: Unk
Residence: Pennsylvania
Birth Cert: None found
Marriiage Cert: None found
Death Cert: None found
Burial: None found
US Census: None found
Military: None found

On the US Fed Census 1880 - Williams son, John (Weant) was living with his Mother Christina Weant with her parents. William was not listed on this census record, so I am assuming he has died. See below for details:

1880 United States Federal Census

Name John Weant
Age 6
Birth Date Abt 1874
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Home in 1880 Green, Forest, Pennsylvania, USA
Dwelling Number 52
Race White
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Grandson
Marital Status Single
Father's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace Hesse
Occupation At School
Attended School Yes
Household Members
Name Age
Detrick Weant
Mary Weant
Christena Weant
Mary Weant
Ann Gable
Henry Young
Louisa Weant
John Weant aka BLUM

On John's Death Cert: Father: William Blum, Born in PA ` Mother: Mary Weant, Born in Hesse. Not sure if this is correct, I have her born in Mar 1854 in Tionesta, PA

Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to email or comment below if you have something to share. Thank you!

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