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Abraham Blatt
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1815
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1893
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

Abraham G. Blatt, father of Cornelius F., was born in Centre township (then Bern) in 1815, and died on his farm in the same township in March, 1892.

He was reared to farming, and when a young man learned the milling trade, which he followed for 25 years in Centre and Jefferson townships, the last mill operated by him being the old Miller Mill, above Bernville, which he conducted for five years in addition to farming a 200 acre property.

Mr. Blatt was a very robust man, and was never sick a day in his life, with the exception of his last illness, which was of short duration, being caused by a stroke of apoplexy, which he suffered while on a visit to his brother, George, near Robesonia.

His brother passed away eight days later, aged 88 years. Abraham G. Blatt was buried at Belleman's Church in Centre township, and George at the Corner Church in North Heidelberg township.

In 1839 Abraham G. Blatt was married to Elizabeth Gerhart, who was born Oct. 17, 1825, and died in December, 1893, daughter of a well-known musician and the composer of a book of hymns long used by the Lutheran and Reformed churches of Berks county.

To Mr. and Mrs. Blatt there were born 13 children, as follows: Cyrus G., of Bernville; Isabella, who married John L. Boltz; Cornelius F.; Catherine, the widow of William Hain, of Williamsport; Joanna, m. to Abner Hain, Jr. of Lower Heidelberg township; Emanuel, deceased, who is buried at St. Michael's Church, Tilden township; Sophia, m. to Samuel Keim, of Reading; Seth, a farmer of Lower Heidelberg township; Darius M.; Wellington, who met his death in a railroad accident at West Leesport; Charles, a farmer of North Heidelberg township; Benjamin, of Reading; and one child that died in infancy.

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  Elizabeth W. Gerhart Blatt (1821 - 1893)
  Cyrus Gerhart Blatt (1841 - 1915)*
  Catherine E Blatt Hanes (1845 - 1913)*
  Cornelius Franklin Blatt (1847 - 1913)*
  Emanuel A. Blatt (1849 - 1905)*
  Darius M. Blatt (1858 - 1933)*
  Charles Peter Blatt (1863 - 1922)*
  Benjamin Pierson Blatt (1867 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 77 Yrs. 3 MO. 2 Days
Bellemans Church Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Tricker
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
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Abraham Blatt
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