|Birth: ||1825, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1888|
THE DAILY NEWS, Frederick, Md., Saturday, December 1, 1888
Mr. Michael Blumenauer, a former resident of this city, died at the Confederate Soldiers Home at Pikesville this morning. Mr. Blumenauer was about sixty-three years of age, he was of German birth but came to this country early in life and the greater part of his existence was spent in this city where he has many relatives and friends.
At the outbreak of the war he cast his fortunes with the Confederacy and enrolled in the ranks of that army. He served under Stonewall Jackson and in the immediate command of Capt. De Mant in the First Maryland Battery C. S. A. He was a good soldier and bravely bore his part in most of the big battles of the war.
At the close of the war he returned to his home in this city, leaving it in 1868 for California having as his companions John Obenderfer and Sandy Gimmel. He remained in California until about a year ago, engaged in mining. Last fall he returned to this city and spent some time here. In the spring he went to Baltimore and had since been an inmate of the C.S.H. at Pikesville where his death took place this morning.
His wife has been dead some years but he has several children living. His funeral which will take place in this city will be attended by a delegation of the Md. Confederate Association. The United Fire Company of which he was a member will also turn out to perform last rites.
THE DAILY NEWS, Frederick, Md., Monday, December 3, 1888
Stranger Than Fiction
This morning's "American" gives the following interesting incident in regard to Mr. Michael Blumenauer, the ex-Confederate soldier who died at the Confederate Home at Pikesville on Saturday, and will be buried at Loudon Park at two o'clock this afternoon, and not at Frederick, as at first intended.
"Blumenauer's only relative in Baltimore is the wife of Officer Weaver, of the Western district. When the war was over he left his family at Frederick, telling them that he was going West. Nothing else was heard from him. His wife and other members of his family died, and those who lived believed that he too had long ago gone to his account. The daughter - now Mrs. Weaver - was a little child when he left home, and had no recollection of her father. About a year ago an old man came to the Western Station-house in the afternoon and asked if there was an officer on the force named Weaver. Lieutenant Scott answered him in the affirmative, and asked him to come in and wait for him. The old man declined, but all the afternoon leaned against the lamp-post until officer Weaver's arrival. When he came, the stranger went to him and claimed him as his son-in-law, but the officer was naturally somewhat moredulous. He then told him that his name was Blumenauer, and that, in his wanderings of many years, he had been told that the little girl he had left at home was now the wife of the officer. His story had every appearance of truth, and Weaver took him to his home on Milton Place, where it was told over again to the wife and daughter. The old veteran had no difficulty in proving his identity, and they received him into their home. He continued to live with them until the Confederate Home was established, when he expressed a desire to go there, and his wish was gratified."
THE DAILY NEWS, Frederick, Md., Tuesday, December 4, 1888
Messrs. Blumenauer and Obenderfer who have been in Baltimore in attendance at the funeral of the late Michael Blumenauer have returned home.
Loudon Park Cemetery
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