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Male 1835 - 1909  (73 years)


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  • Name Bloom Adam 
    Born 29 Apr 1835  Westphalia, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 Feb 1909  DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 04 Feb 1909  St. Joseph Cemetery, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I158  Bloom
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 

    Father Bloom Theodore,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Akron, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F83  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Yegge Adeline Helena,   b. 16 Dec 1839, Sisseln, Canton Argau, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1927, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 03 Jan 1860  DeWitt, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Some sources list marriage as about 1861.
    Children 
    +1. Bloom Joseph Albert,   b. 10 Oct 1882, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1948  (Age 65 years)  []
     2. Bloom Frances,   b. 02 Jan 1862, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933  (Age 70 years)  []
     3. Bloom Mary C.,   b. 18 Jan 1864, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1864  (Age 0 years)  []
    +4. Bloom Charles Henry,   b. 07 Apr 1866, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1931, Delmar, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  []
     5. Bloom Frank J.,   b. 15 May 1868, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1939  (Age 71 years)  []
    +6. Bloom John V.,   b. 19 Jun 1870, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1942  (Age 72 years)  []
    +7. Bloom William J.,   b. 12 Feb 1873, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1960, DeWitt, Clinton County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    +8. Bloom Frederick M.,   b. 02 Feb 1875  []
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    Last Modified 25 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • From Iowa Biographies:

      Was 13 (1848) when he came to US with family. First settled in Rochester, NY, then Akron, Ohio. Moved to Davenport in fall, 1856. Came to DeWitt in March, 1857.

      From 1860 US Census:

      Name: Adam Bloom
      Age in 1860: 24
      Birth Year: abt 1836
      Birthplace: Prussia
      Home in 1860: De Witt, Clinton, Iowa
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: De Witt
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Adam Bloom 24
      Adaline Bloom 21
      Charles Bloom 15

      From 1870 US Census:

      Name: Adam Bloom
      Birth Year: abt 1835
      Age in 1870: 35
      Birthplace: Prussia
      Home in 1870: De Witt, Clinton, Iowa
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Camanche
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Adam Bloom 35
      Adeline Bloom 32
      Fannie Bloom 9
      Charles Bloom 5
      Frank Bloom 2
      John Bloom 1/12
      Anna Wonder 18

      From 1880 US Census:

      Name: Adam Bloom
      Home in 1880: De Witt, Clinton, Iowa
      Age: 45
      Estimated birth year: abt 1835
      Birthplace: Baden
      Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
      Spouse's name: Adeline H.
      Father's birthplace: Baden
      Mother's birthplace: Baden
      Occupation: Grocery Keeper
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Adam Bloom 45
      Adeline H. Bloom 40
      Frances Bloom 18
      Charles H. Bloom 14
      Frank I. Bloom 12
      John V. Bloom 10
      William J. Bloom 7
      Fredrick M. Bloom 5

      Posted By: Volunteer Transcribers
      Date: 2/10/2003 at 23:31:32

      Source: "The 1901 Biographical Record of Clinton Co., Iowa, Illustrated" published: Chicago : S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1901.

      ADAM BLOOM.

      For a period of about forty years the subject of this review was one of the most active business men of DeWitt, and having met with excellent success in his undertakings, is now able to lay aside all business cares and spend the remainder of his life in the pleasurable enjoyment of his accumulations. He was born in Westphalia, Prussia, Germany, April 29, 1835, a son of Theodore Bloom, who emigrated to the new world with his family in 1848, and settled in Rochester, New York, where the mother died. After residing there some years the father joined some of his children in Akron, Ohio, where he spent the last years of his life.

      Adam Bloom was a lad of thirteen years when he came with his family to the United States, and grew to manhood in Akron. He had previously attended school, but his knowledge of the English language has been mainly acquired through his own unaided efforts. When quite young he commenced clerking in a store at Akron, and for four years was in the employ of one man who was engaged in both wholesale and retail trade, during which time he acquired a thorough business training.

      In the fall of 1856 Mr. Bloom came to Iowa, and during the following winter was employed in a wholesale store in Davenport. He came to DeWitt in March, 1857, and after clerking for about a year he started a restaurant. A year later he put in a small stock of groceries, and as his trade demanded he increased his stock from year to year until he had one of the best groceries in the town, but sold his store in 1866. Prior to this he had become interested in buying, feeding and shipping stock, and after selling his grocery he opened a meat market, which he carried on in connection with his stock dealing for two years. At the end of that time he bought back the store and continued to engage in the grocery trade quite successfully until 1897, at the same time feeding considerable stock upon his farm. Since then he has lived a retired life, enjoying the fruits of former toil. He began his business career with no capital, and the success that he has achieved is due entirely to his own industry, perseverance and good management. Prosperity has attended his well-directed efforts, however, and he is today one of the substantial men of the county, owning several fine farms besides a good home in DeWitt. He is also a stockholder in the First National Bank of that place, which he assisted in establishing.

      At DeWitt, in 1860, Mr. Bloom was united in marriage with Miss Adaline Yeaga, a native of Switzerland, and a daughter of ----- Yeaga, who, on coming to this country first settled in Michigan, and later came to Clinton county, Iowa. Eight children were born to our subject and his wife, of whom one, Mary, died at the age of about ten months. Those living are Frances, at home; Charles, who is married and engaged in farming in Bloomfield township; John, who is married, and Frank are engaged in business in DeWitt; William, who is married and follows farming in Eaton township; Frederick and Joseph, both at home.

      Since casting his first presidential vote for Stephen A. Douglas in 1860 Mr. Bloom has never failed in his allegiance to the Democratic party, and for several terms he efficiently served as alderman of DeWitt, though he has never been a politician in the sense of office-seeking. He was reared in the Catholic faith, and he and his family are communicants of the church of that denomination in DeWitt. They are widely and favorably known, and have a large circle of friends and acquaintances in the village where they reside.

      One web researcher links the following immigration record to Adam. I don't think this is him, however, because the age, father's name, and mother's name don't match what is already known.
      Name: A E Bloom
      Arrival Date: 28 Jun 1847
      Estimated birth year: abt 1837
      Age: 10
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands
      Ship Name: Sooloo (*another record says 'Poole' which looks more like what is written on the image)
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Line: 32
      Microfilm Serial: M237
      Microfilm Roll: M237_68
      List Number: 457

      Another source of this information is:
      Name: A. E. Bloom
      Arrival Date: 28 Jun 1847
      Age: 10
      Gender: M (Male)
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Port of Departure: Rotterdam
      Place of Origin: Deutschland
      Ship: Poole
      Family Identification: 699246
      Microfilm Serial Number: M237
      Microfilm Roll Number: 68


  

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