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Bloom, Tragni, Austin, Hickey Family Histories

Chuck Bloom in St. Joseph Cemetery Frank and Jack Tragni in St. Peter Cemetery
DeWitt, Iowa about 1940
  DeWitt, Iowa about 1940
Adeline Yegge Bloom's 80th Birthday, 1909
  Adeline Yegge Bloom's 80th Birthday, 1909


Every time a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle dies, a treasure trove of valuable genealogical information is lost forever. This website is an attempt to share known information about the ancestors of Tom and Ande Bloom so that our relatives and others can help us catalog what is known about our ancestors and their descendents.

Access to the website is open to the general public (details about living relatives are hidden). Family members may register for an account in order see these details.

This web site has been upgraded to version 12.1 of the TNG software.


I have started a new web site that identifies military service performed by our ancestors. The site now displays the life and military history of my uncle Frank Bloom who was killed in the Battle of the Bulge on January 3, 1945. He had a full and exciting life, and he left a diary, many photographs, and letters to his parents. Frank's site and future military service start here.

New information has been uploaded to several parts of this web site. Many gaps in the Conwell and Bloom families have been filled, from both web research activities and Robert Hoepner's (a great grandson of William J. Bloom) visits to Iowa. Also, many new images (photographs and documents) have been uploaded. A big thanks to all family members who contact me and provide information and images!

Mysteries Learn about some of the genealogical mysteries and deadends contained in our family histories. Frank T. Bloom has been positively identified as another brother of Adam.

Family of Ande Tragni An overview of Ande's ancestors. Many new data and photos were added in July, 2008 after a visit to Saratoga Springs. Gratitude is extended to John Tragni and his nieces, Susan and Diane, for sharing a wealth of information!

Family of Tom Bloom An overview of Tom's ancestors.


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