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601 Seen in the 1910 census as living with her parents in Nevada.

No record of her after 1910.
Hill Lizzie (I1778)
602 September 13, 1946 may be death date. Connaway James K. Polk (I1370)
603 Served in Civil War, in battles of Chickamunga and Resaca. He fought at Buzzard's Roost Gap, Georgia, and was captured. He spent 3 months in the Andersonville prison. He was paroled and exchanged, returning on the Henry Ames, a luxury steamboat, to St. Louis. While on detached duty from the Signal Corp at Wartrace, Tenn., he was a guest at the home of the great Kentucky statesman, Cassius Clay. He was honorably discharged on June 14, 1865. Tyson William (I43)
604 She is a cousin of Lillian Hogan, the wife of Paul's brother, Sam. Hogan Ethel (I496)
605 She may have been 1 of 12 in her family. Olivarez Melva Esperance (I3141)
606 She was visiting Clause and Bergithe when she met Martin. At the time he was occasionally seeing Anna Jacobson. After her divorce with Martin she moved back to Mobridge, South Dakota where her parents lived. There she met Leo Middleton. As a young girl growing up in North Dakota she used to kill rattlesnakes with the reins of a horse's bridle. She kept the rattles. She spent so much time with her grandparents that she learned to speak Norwegian and was the only one of her family to do so. She wanted desperately to become a nurse, at the time the nursing profession was still frowned upon by many and her parents wouldn't hear of her being one. Later her sister Ethel became a nurse and they gave full approval. She spent most of her life nursing reltives, neighbors, friends, and acquaintances even though she never did get the training.
Jacobson Josephine Christine (I870)
607 Sister may be Katie Yavarow (married name). Was cousin of Mae (maybe named Stefie). These family notes are confusing.

Arrived in USA in 1904 (from 1910 US Census). In 1910, lived in Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts. 
Mandarewycz Maria (I1785)
608 Snyder, Joseph V.


Posted By: Volunteer Transcribers
Date: 2/14/2003 at 16:57:27


Prominent among the progressive and up--to-date young farmers of Bloomfield township is the subject of this sketch, who was born in that township on the 14th of February, 1872. His father, Joseph Snyder, is a native of Prussia, Germany, and was the only child born to John and Margaret (Port) Snyder. Margaret Snyder died in 1858, after having been married only three years, and in 1848 the grandfather of our subject was married, and by this union there were three children, namely: Lena, wife of M. M. Yegge, of DeWitt, Iowa; Kate, wife of John Gilles, who lives on a farm southwest of Grand Mound, in Olive township, this county; and Paulina, wife of Philip Frank, of Noel, Scott county.

In 1852 John Snyder brought his family to America, taking passage on a sailing vessel at Hull, England, and reaching the harbor of New York after a very stormy voyage of forty-seven days. He first located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he remained until 1854, and then came to Clinton county, Iowa, purchasing a farm southwest of Grand Mound, where he made his home for about thirty-five years. He died November 23, 1893, and was buried in the Berlin township cemetery. His widow died June 2, 1901, and is buried at DeWitt.

The father of our subject attended school in Muscatine, Iowa, for a short time, and later was a student in the district schools of Clinton county until thirteen years of age, after which he devoted his entire time and attention to the work of the home farm until he attained his majority. On the 26th of February, 1867, at DeWitt, Iowa, he was united in marriage with Miss Anne Yegge, who was born in Sissln, Canton Argan, Switzerland, February 4, 1847, and also came to America in 1852 with her parents, J. Frederick and Frances Yegge, natives of the same country. They landed on the shores of this county in May of that year, and after spending nine months in Canton, Ohio, proceeded to Hillsdale, Michigan, where they made their home for five years. At the end of that time they came to DeWitt, Clinton county, Iowa, where Mr. Yegge died December 7, 1876. His wife had passed away August 19, 1861, and both were laid to rest in the DeWitt cemetery. Unto them were born the following children: Vincent was married in Michigan to Frederica Holly, and in 1854 came to DeWitt, Iowa, where he died June 1, 1898, and where his widow still resides. John F. was also married in Michigan to Adelaide Garrowick, and now resides in Carroll, Iowa. Frances is the wife of A. Nonnenmacher, of DeWitt. Joseph was married in Lyons, Iowa, to Mary McCarn, and removed to Boone, Iowa. He served through the Civil war as a member of the Twenty-sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Company H, and died from disease contracted in the army. Andrew died in Atchison, Kansas, at the age of twenty-one years. Adelaide is the wife of A. Bloome, of DeWitt. Marvus M. wedded Magdalena Snyder and resides in DeWitt. He also served in the Twenty-sixth Iowa Infantry, Company H, until the close of the war, and was wounded in the battle of Arkansas Post. He died June 23, 1901, at the age of sixty years. C. Martin served four years in the First Colorado Cavalry and was with Sherman on the march to the sea. He married Lydia Ann Stephens and lives in Alpina, South Dakota. John K. married Elizabeth Mulholland and makes his home in Boone, Iowa. Anna is the mother of our subject.

In 1867 Joseph Snyder, the father of our subject, removed to Bloomfield township and operated a rented farm until 1870, when he purchased a farm of one hundred and twenty acres on sections 31 and 32, which he and his son now carry on. Our subject was educated in the district schools of Bloomfield township, and at the age of thirteen also attended a boarding school at Springbrook, Iowa, for one term, and St. Ambrose College, at Davenport, for the same length of time. Since leaving school he has assisted in the operation of the home farm, and now practically has charge of the same. This farm is one of the best of its size in the township, and is improved with good and substantial buildings. Mr. Snyder raises a high grade of horses, cattle and hogs for market, and makes a scientific study of farming, being considered one of the most progressive, energetic and enterprising young agriculturists of his community. He has been an efficient member of the school board for three terms and is a stanch supporter of the Democratic party, with which his father also affiliates. Both are members of St. Patrick’s Catholic church of Delmar, and our subject belongs to Camp No. 982, M. W. A., of that place. The family is one of prominence in the community where they reside.
Source: The 1901 Biographical Record of Clinton Co., Iowa, Illustrated published: Chicago : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1901. 
Snyder Joseph (I875)
609 Some public tree sources ( prepend "Lieut" to his name. I haven't found if this refers to military service (French & Indian War?).

The Ross public tree ( lists his death location as Tyngsboro in Middlesex, Massachusetts.
Bancroft Timothy (I2556)
610 Some sources list birth place as South Carolina in 1796.

Other possible death locations are Randolph County, Arkansas or Elm Store, Oregon County, Missouri.

Name: Joseph Hudson
Age in 1860: 65
Birth Year: abt 1795
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Columbia, Randolph, Arkansas
Gender: Male
Post Office: Fourche Dumas
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Hudson 65
Sarah Hudson 55
John R Hudson 18
Catharine A Hudson 18
Newton E Hudson 12
Baverly H Hudson 8
Elizabeth V Hudson 8

Name: Joseph Hudson
Birth Year: abt 1796
Age in 1870: 74
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: Union, Ripley, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Hudson 74
Sarah Hudson 70
W B Hudson 18 
Hudson Joseph Obadiah (I3025)
611 Some sources list her last name as Chadwick. Chadburn Margaret (I2502)
612 Some sources list marriage as about 1861.
Family F12
613 Some sources spell her name as Obedience. Allen Obediance W. (I2851)
614 Son of patriots. Enlisted in the Indian War at age 19, serving under General Wayne. He served in the war of 1812, taking part in the battle of Tippecanoe under General Harrison. Wife was a descendant of an old and esteemed family. Moved to Illinois in 1830. Tyson Zephaniah (I32)
615 SS Death Index lists birth as 30 April 1901.

From 1945 Florida census:
Name: Milan J. Gowing
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Michigan
Est. Birth Year: abt 1902
Census Year: 1945
Locality: Precinct 58
County: Hillsborough
Page: 10
Line: 35
Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 23
Household Members:
Name Age
Milan J. Gowing 43
Occupation: Minister

From 1930 US census:
Name: Milan J Gowing
Home in 1930: Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida
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Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Michigan
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Louise
Race: White
Occupation: Agent for Food Products
Household Members:
Name Age
Milan J Gowing 28
Louise Gowing 24
Andrey Gowing 2 11/12

From SS Death Index:
Name: Milan Gowing
SSN: 267-56-8503
Last Residence: 33312 Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida, United States of America
Born: 30 Apr 1901
Died: May 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Florida (1955)
Gowing Milan Jerome (I2430)
616 SS Death Index lists his place of death as (US Consulate), Canada.

He worked at General Electric.

His second wife was Aida, a Canadian. They moved to Montreal. 
Tragni Joseph (I490)
617 SS Death Index:
Name: Isabel S. Bloom
SSN: 486-16-9755
Last Residence: 52803 Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States of America
Born: 20 Feb 1908
Died: 1 May 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

Famous sculptor.

Moved to Davenport, IA in 1909.


Born in Galveston, Texas, Isabel Scherer moved to Davenport in 1909 and remained there for the rest of her life. Even as a child, she was curious about art and frequently made small sculptures. By the age of thirteen, she took painting lessons.

In 1932, Isabel attended the Stone City Art Colony, where she met her future husband, John Bloom. At the colony, she studied sculpture under Florence Sprague, as well as painting and composition. The sculpture classes met at an abandoned quarry where students worked independently, free of required projects. John and Isabel married in 1942; their three children would provide the inspiration for figurines and many sculptures. Isabel had a children’s program at the Davenport WOC television station for several years called “Make Believe.” The show featured fairy tale characters and hand-painted sets that she created.

While John worked as a Davenport industrial designer, she sculpted in their basement studio and then submitted several pieces to shops in Chicago, including Hoops, a garden shop on Michigan Avenue. That store would be the first American retail outlet for the Isabel Bloom figurine line. Isabel continued working from her home while John did WPA mural commissions and professional art. She maintained a studio on Brown Street in the Village of East Davenport to design and produce original commissions. The shop operated under her guidance from 1951-1981; Bloom sold the shop to a group of Quad-Cities businessmen who expanded the retail chain on a national scale. The original storefront is still a staple of its quaint shopping district.

The only project the Blooms collaborated upon was the children’s book, The Story of Little Cat, with Isabel composing text and John painting the illustrations; only 1000 copies were printed. She would continue to advise and promote the figurine company for many years and died at age 93 in 2001.

Not to Be Afraid

Isabel Bloom was born Rose Isabel Scherer in Galveston, Texas, in 1908. She grew up in Davenport, Iowa, and was the oldest of three children. She took a variety of sculpture courses and spent a couple of weeks one summer at Grant Wood's Stone City place, where she met her husband John. She and John Bloom had three children. She is a sculptor of small and large pieces, but she is best known for her small figurative sculptures of children. Her sculpture business was later sold, but her designs are still selling. At the time of the interview, August 3, 1999, she was already considerably weakened and her memory was fading, but she enjoyed recounting her life stories. Isabel died on May 1, 2001.

* * * * *

My mother remarked one time that I always saw pictures in the wet spots on the sidewalk. I still do. When I could have been eight, we dug clay by the creek, my brother and I, modeled little animals, and we put them in a tin can and put them in the coal-burning furnace. My father had a fit. We lost our first artistic endeavor.

I would say we had a very pleasant growing up. My mother was a very pretty woman—she was French-Italian, spoke French fluently. She had a nice personality. Whenever my father had to go to a conference, he took her along, because she would talk to people better than he did. My father was very staunch German-type, very assertive and business-like. My mother was Catholic; he didn't have any religion, but he took everybody to church on Sunday and saw that everything was done right. He took care of everything very well. He was the vice-president, general manager of Davenport Machine and Foundry. He started out as a machinist. They say every time he got a promotion, we moved to a better house. He helped me a lot.


My father decided I had to have art training, so I was going to Immaculate Conception Academy for high school. I was with the nuns—not too crazy about it. I wasn't exactly the conventional type: I did something, I did it my way. I was going to a painting class—after school at four o'clock, I went out and painted. I wasn't too interested in painting, but I did it. Nobody knew anything about sculpture.

My father decided every girl should learn to play the piano. I was not a piano player, so I finally quit. Every girl should have a hope chest. So he saw to it on our birthday, we each got a cedar chest. He had certain ideas like that. My father felt that every girl should have business training, so I went to Brown's Business College for six months. Then I went to work for a couple doctors as a receptionist and assistant. I started doing sculpture when I was working for the doctors. I went to the craft fairs and sold that way. I just did it. There just wasn't any sculpture classes.


I'm sure glad I didn't miss Stone City. That's a bunch of adults on holiday. I took my two-week vacation and went there. Grant Wood would sit at the head of a table with a red-and-white checked tablecloth, like the father figure. He wrote and asked John to come; he knew John's work. The green mansion was a beautiful home. The women slept upstairs in dormitory, and the men slept in the tents and John slept in the ice wagon with Grant Wood. I got acquainted with John when I was chipping stone by the back door of the green mansion, and he told me, "Look at that mess you're making; I'm going to have to clean that up."

Grant Wood was supposed to have sculpture classes, but those who were interested in sculpture went over to the quarry, found a piece of stone, and chipped it. There was some teaching—the teacher from one of the universities, she didn't add very much. Mostly it was an interesting bunch of people. John met more, though. I was always with the younger group. He was with Grant Wood.

Stone City gave me the same thrill and lift that I'm sure that Woodstock did. I compare them all to what they did to the spirit. The next year there was nothing. Grant wasn't there, and it didn't carry over. That one summer was something to remember.


I had started this studio right down on Brown Street, and there again, my father helped. He bought the building for me, built all the workbenches and tables. So I took some small pieces and photographed; I went to Chicago, Michigan Avenue Garden Shop. They said, "Where have you been? We've needed somebody like you for a long time." So from then on, I sent them everything I did.

I had a kiln and I did a lot of them in clay. There again, my father built me a kiln with a gas burner, big one. With the firing, you'll practically walk the floor with waiting to see what it's going to turn out to be. I did quite a few fairly large pieces, and every one sold. I was so thrilled to think somebody wanted it. I did a merry-go-round horse with two children on the back with a brass rod—it turned out perfectly. So, I gave it to the gallery; I'm sorry in a way I did now. They put it out one time, and some writer called it "exquisite." They don't put it out very much.

John wanted to paint; he didn't want to hold a job. And he was doing government murals for the post office. We rented the whole upper fifth floor of the old Masonic Temple down here, which was empty, in order for him to have a big enough place to paint the mural. It was quite exciting. I worked downtown.

We lived in an old house that we did over. It had a big yard and a place for the children. So, as they grew up I could still work and watch them from my studio. It was an old house, with 1887 newspapers under the carpeting. We had to put in new plumbing and things like that. But it had a nice big yard for the kids to play, and it was very pleasant.


I wouldn't call it modern sculpture—it's simplified. I thought children were nice in a garden. It's just children in various positions. Once I got headed in that direction that's where I stayed. I think my favorite is the one that's called Violet—it's a little girl, scootched down with her nose in a bouquet of flowers—Smelling Flowers, I call it. I'm amazed they are using the figures in funerals, instead of flowers.

I hope people will just be happy with it. They seem to be, the way they tell me how much they love it. People mostly come up here with arms full for me to sign. Everybody's so happy with it. It's always very exciting. It's most satisfying to see the sketch turn out to be a piece of sculpture. I can't draw, but I can make a little sketch to remind myself.


I had some classes at the gallery—I told the kids, "Don't hit your friend; hit the clay, bounce it up and down. Work the clay." I think clay is a good thing for kids to work with because they see it's round instead of flat. I have stacks of drawings my kids would send me. They were so interesting. I enjoyed working with kids up through about eight. Working with children, you can do it through drawing and clay—you can teach through that so much better than you can with some other methods.

John and I did a children's book. It was a simple little story, and then John's illustrations were exquisite. They printed a thousand; they're all gone. The printer did a beautiful job; you can't tell the original from the printed.


I had a TV show for a couple years at WOC. It was called, "Make Believe." I modeled the characters of the old fairy tales and put clothes on them, and then I told the story, and I gave them a lesson in modeling in clay. People seemed to like it. In fact, a couple years ago, a couple of grown men came over and shook my hand and said, "I never missed your program." It was a lot of work—I worked all week painting the background. One time, I had the boys with me. I thought that they could demonstrate decorating Easter eggs, and I had half a dozen hard-boiled eggs. I went over and told my story, and I walked over to the other side of the stage where they were, and my youngest looked up and said, "Look mom, we ate all the eggs." I wonder what I did; I don't remember!

Apparently, lately, people are getting interested in the sculpture, in the name, now they want to see the old programs—people have been calling the station wanting a print off of the program. But they said they didn't have any of that old program.


Being an artist, it's an easy kind of life. I don't think you take things so seriously. I think it's been a most interesting life—when you're interested in art, you're interested in a lot of other things, like travel. I traveled a great deal. I went to Russia three times. Once I went all by myself. I have quite a collection of Russian icons. I bought them in New York, Sotheby's auction house. I don't know why I have such a feeling about the icons, because they don't have any sculpture relation. I went to France, England, Greece. Just the stimulation; does you good all over. I'd go by myself to all these strange places; I always felt at home.

One Russian guy said, "You are the very best tourist"—because I was interested in the country. I don't have the language. Somebody asked me, "How did you get by?" I said, "In my diary, it says, 'I drank wine with four Russian sailors; had lunch with Russian girl.'"

I always say that the most important thing was not to be afraid. 
Scherer Rose Isabel (I1901)
618 SS Death Index:
Name: Katherine Lettow
SSN: 478-22-3967
Last Residence: 49007 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America
Born: 21 Feb 1904
Died: Jul 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)

From 1930 US census:
Name: Katherine Letthow
[Katherine Evens]
Home in 1930: Bloomfield, Polk, Iowa
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Name: Austin H
Spouse's name: Earl A
Race: White
Occupation: None listed
Name Age
Earl A Letthow 37
Katherine Letthow 26
Austine C Letthow 8
Sallie G Letthow 4
Harriot A Letthow 1 7/12
Austin H Evens 62 
Evans Katherine (I2405)
619 St. Patrick's used to be named St. Andrew's Family F630
620 Stayed in Ireland. Hickey Michael (I561)
621 Surname is probably not Hudson. One tree lists Jerrett as her maiden surname--this will be used here.

Also, one tree lists a second spouse for W.B. Hudson with the name of Elizabeth Duane. Children are the same for both Elizabeth and Sarah so I will assume that these women are the same.

Name: Sarah C. Hudson
Home in 1880: Union, Ripley, Missouri
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: W. B. Hudson
Father's birthplace: Illinois
Mother's birthplace: Arkansas
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members:
Name Age
W. B. Hudson 27
Sarah C. Hudson 22
William F. Hudson 9
Dora E. Hudson 9m 
Jerrett Sarah C. (I3020)
622 Teacher in a Chicago university. Ceramic engineer. Mattson Todd (I2053)
623 Texas birth index lists birth county as Lubbock County. Dates and person names match.
Max Hudson Gardner
Date of Birth: 2 Oct 1930
Gender: Male
Birth County: Lubbock
Father's Name: A J Gardner
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Hudson
Roll Number: 1930_0003
Gardner Max Hudson (I2440)
624 The 1900 census lists her as an ad-daughter of the Michael and Bridget. 'Ad' probably means adopted. The census lists her parents' birthplace as Germany. Quigley Annie (I2150)
625 The Boston marriage registry lists their marriage date as February 3, 1907. Another date reported is June 11, 1906 (maybe Frank Tragni is the source?).

In the Boston marriage record, Gregory's name is Hryhory Zinkowski and Anna's name is Annie Hryhorczuk. They lived at 109 Salem St. and 53 Salem St., respectively. Gregory's occupation is listed as a brass polisher and Anna's a rubber worker. Gregory's parents are Stefan Zinkowski and Paraska Zazulak. Anna's parents are John Hryhorczuk and Mary Marderewicz. They were married by a priest, Roman Wolynice--the address attached to him in 14 No. Bennett St (not sure if this is the church or the priest's address).

Salem St. is in Boston's North End. A N. Bennet St is also in this area (N. Bennett St is west of Boston's downtown).
Family F204
626 The later descendants of John Gay appear in the DAR records of Clay County, Mississippi. Reference Mrs. Tyler Nash of West Point, MS.
From A History of Rockbridge Co VA by Oren F. Morton, 1920, p.486
He was one of the founders of historic Pisgah, KY in 1784. 
Gay John (I44)
627 The MA birth place cannot be correct.
Name: Rebecca Paine
Gender: female
Birth Place: MA
Birth Year: 1618
Spouse Name: Thomas Kendall
Birth Place: En
Spouse Birth Year: 1617
Year: 1639
Marriage State: MA
Number Pages: 1
Paine Rebecca (I2588)
628 The name Courtney is added from the findagrave record. I am not sure if this is a middle name or a maiden name.

She is buried in plot 206n.

Many art records, and Linus' obituary spell her name "Averil" and not "Averill". I will use the one L version.

The Perry-Powers family tree at lists her name as Averil Mary Courtney.

She is listed in the 1900 census as Mary A. and in the 1910 census as Averill M. She lived in Chicago, Illinois in both censuses.


A Taste of Travel: Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, New York

When Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa suffered a catastrophic fire in January 1988, there was only one solution for husband-and-wife owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht: rebuild the then 64-year-old structure.

The classic inn quickly rose like a phoenix from the ashes, and by Independence Day reopened with the panache benefiting this AAA Four Diamond property. Today the resort offers a sporty getaway for couples any time of year. One reminder of the fire is the Averil Conwell Dining Room. The walls of this restaurant are decorated with the works of Averil Courtney Conwell, a nationally recognized artist who resided in Lake Placid until her death in 1990. The murals of typical Lake Placid scenes were cut from the walls of the dining room as the fire raged. When the inn was reconstructed, Mrs. Conwell, then 94, restored the priceless paintings.

These paintings are not the only works of art in this dining room every evening, creations such as hickory-smoked shrimp and escargot Napoleon introduced pan-seared salmon fillet, roasted rack of lamb, sauteed trout amaretto, and grilled breast of duck.

Romantic travelers have plenty of opportunity to work off the effects of that fine dining. The village of Lake Placid, two-time (1932 and 1980) Winter Olympics host, is home to every imaginable winter sport. Downhill and cross-country skiing or speed and figure skating delight many, and thrill seekers enjoy the one man luge runs and the year-round chance to have a ride on a bobsled as it speeds clown the Olympic track.
Courtney Averil Mary (I424)
629 The Saxton tree lists her birth year as 1575. This must be incorrect so the field is left blank. There is also a Joyce Eaton listed as being her aunt. This person was born in 1575, too.
Eaton Joyce (I2605)
630 The Sullivan/Cook tree on spells the name as Gowen.
Gowing William (I2487)
631 Theodore Blum record in Lowery Family Tree on
Name: Theodor August Blum
Birth: 1805 - Germany
Marriage: 17 Jul 1829 - Prussia (Germany)
Spouse: Dorothea Amalia Berger

Also record in Ohio Obituary Index 1830s-2009, Rutherford B. Hayes Center:
Name: Theodore Blum
Spouse: Dorothea Blum
Newspaper: Seneca Advertiser, Tiffin, Ohio
Newspaper Date: 10 Sep 1852
Newspaper Page: p. 2, col. 7
Years Indexed: 1842-1919
Newspaper Repository: Tiffin Seneca Public Library - Tiffin, Oh; Tiffin Seneca Public Library - Tiffin, Oh
Notes: 1852 Marriage Article
Library Link: 496039
**It's interesting to see a marriage article reference in an obituary index, especially since the previous record may indicate they were married in 1829.

From NY immigration records:
Name: T??? Blum
Arrival Date: 29 Jul 1847
Age: 38
Gender: M (Male)
Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Deutschland
Ship: R D Shepherd
Family Identification: 708307
Microfilm Serial Number: M237
Microfilm Roll Number: 68

I remember another part of the 'myth' my father told me (5 brothers through Canada)--the family was from the eastern part of Germany in the Polish area now.

Ostpreussen (East Prussia) records:
Theodor August Bloom from Labiau/Polessk near Kalinigrad in Russia (on the Baltic), born 1805

Theodor August Bloom from Memel/Klaipeda (Lithuania on the border with Kalinigrad region of Russia), born 1813 (married Dorothea Berger in 1837)

Theodor August Blum Compact Disc #138 Pin #1479930
Sex: M
Birth: abt 1805
Friedrichsgraben, Labiau, East Prussia, Germany
Father: Johann Blum Disc #138 Pin #1480151
Mother: Mrs. Johann Blum Disc #138 Pin #1480152
Spouse: Dorothea Amalia Berger Disc #138 Pin #1479931
Marriage: 17 Jul 1829
Labiau, Labiau, East Prussia, Germany
Submitter: Bradford W. Harper
1290 Blueberry Trail Blackfoot, ID 83221

If he is from East Prussia, this article indicates that there are no extant records of the German era:

It's interesting to note that there was social unrest in Germany in 1848:
Bloom Theodore (I440)
632 There is confusion about his age. If the 1880 census is correct, he was born in 1848. However, his age is given as 14 in the 1860 census, which would place his birth year as about 1846. Since his brother Michael definitely was born in 1848, and there is no evidence that they were twins, John's birth year is set as about 1846.

A John Conwell appears in the 1870 Rock Island, Illinois census. His age is given as 35, which would place his birth year as 1835. This John may be the brother of Daniel Conwell (younger John's uncle), if he is related to these Conwells at all.

In the 1900 US census, his birth is listed as Feb, 1846. This is taken as truth.

From LDS Site (1880 US Census):

John CONWELL Household


Other Information:
Birth Year <1848>
Birthplace IRE
Age 32
Occupation Laborer
Marital Status
Race W
Head of Household Daniel CONWELL
Relation Son
Father's Birthplace IRE
Mother's Birthplace IRE


Source Information:
Census Place Charlotte, Clinton, Iowa
Family History Library Film 1254334
NA Film Number T9-0334
Page Number 42D

From 1880 census:

Name: John CONWELL
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: <1848>
Birthplace: IRE
Occupation: Laborer
Relation: Son
Home in 1880: Charlotte, Clinton, Iowa
Marital status: NA
Race: White
Gender: Male
Head of household: Daniel CONWELL
Father's birthplace: IRE
Mother's birthplace: IRE

From 1860 census:

John Conwell
Age in 1860: 14
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1860: Kenosha Ward 1, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Head of Household: Daniel Conwell
Post Office: Kenosha

From 1870 census:

John Conwell
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1870: Kenosha Ward 1, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Kenosha
Occupation in 1870: "works at shoemaking"

From 1900 census:

Name: John Conwell
Home in 1900: Waterford, Clinton, Iowa
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: 1846
Birthplace: Ireland
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Immigration year: 1849

In 1900 he was living with his mother, Winifred (father was dead), and sister Mary. Both he and Mary were listed as Single. His occupation in the census is blank. Mary is listed as a school teacher.

He is not listed in the 1910 census. 
Conwell John (I365)
633 There may also be a Kate Zinkowski. At first, I thought this was Mary's name, but this is not supported by convincing evidence. Regina, Mary's daughter, thinks that there may have been a Kate Zinkowski (perhaps a twin?) that died young.

The 1910 census lists a two year old Mary Zinkowski in the Zinkowski household.

Mary is also known as Mae--a shortened version of her birth month, May.

Passport #J1253674 issued Sept. 24, 1968.
Zinkowski Mary (I482)
634 There must be an error in birth year--she's only seven at her wedding. Patterson Elizabeth (I2598)
635 They had no children. Yegge Arthur Augustine (I623)
636 They had no children. Yegge Mary Catherine (I3204)
637 They had no children. Lindahl Walter (I3229)
638 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Hryhorczuk Joseph W. (I2013)
639 This wife is doubtful. Mary (I3009)
640 Took care of Charles Malcolm (maybe illegitimate child)
lived in chicago
married at age 68
was executive secretary of geographic society of chicago

Maybe her from 1895 Iowa census:

Name: Anna Conwell
Age: 6
Race: W
Birthplace: Iowa Clinton
County: Clinton
Place: Dewill

Maybe her from 1930 census (father listed from Ireland, mother from Canada:

Name: Anna Conwell
Age: 40 years
Estimated birth year: 1889
Birthplace: Iowa
Relation to Head-of-house: Lodger
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Birth record found in Clinton Co courthouse. First name not given but the year approximately matches.
Conwell Anna (I425)
641 Total of six children with Werner. Hubbard Lorraine (I2048)
642 Twin to Matthew. Redavid Michael John Hannon (I571)
643 Twin to Michael. Redavid Matthew James Hannon (I572)
644 Two children. Hickey Martin (I577)
645 Unmarried in 1891 Tierney Catherine Mary (I1949)
646 Unmarried. Lived in San Diego, CA. From family notes.

Living at home in 1925 Iowa census, with sister Adeline and father.

Living in Bloomfield, Clinton, Iowa with sister and father in 1930 US census.

Veterans' cemeteries record:
Name: Donald F Bloom
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1910
Death Date: 3 Apr 1986
Cemetery: St Patricks Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Delmar, IA 52037

This may be his enlistment record:
Name: Donald F Bloom
Birth Year: 1910
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Iowa
State of Residence: Washington
County or City: Pend Oreille
Enlistment Date: 13 Apr 1943
Enlistment State: Washington
Enlistment City: Spokane
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 99
Weight: 142

SS Death Index:
Name: Donald Bloom
SSN: 560-12-8552
Last Residence: 59701 Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States of America
Born: 22 Jul 1910
Died: Apr 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Montana Death Index (from
Name: Donald Bloom
Age: 75
Estimated birth year: abt 1911
Death Date: 3 Apr 1986
Death County: Silver Bow
Residence County: Silver Bow
Social Security Number: 560128552
Marital Status: Single--Never Married (Single)
Index Number: 2083
Source: Montana State Genealogical Society 
Bloom Donald F. (I172)
647 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Ackerman Vanessa Michelle (I69)
648 Veronica is Confirmation name. No given middle name. Hickey Eileen (I462)
649 Was in the construction business.
Tragni Samuel (I492)
650 Was with Dennis & Mgt. (Brophy) Burden in 1861; & her Goulbourn parents in 1871 Kitt Mary Ann (I1964)

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