|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1826|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1909|
The son of David & Catherine (Stotter) Bloser, in 1860, he was a farmer living in Frankford Township, Cumberland County, and stood 5' 5" tall with dark hair and gray eyes. His marital status is a bit confusing. It would seem that he married Mary Rebecca LeFevre and fathered Catherine (b. @1849), Simon P. (b. @1852), John R. (b. @1855), Isabella (b. @1857), Benjamin C. (b. @1863), and Edward G. (b. @1867). Mary Rebecca apparently died, and he married a much younger Mary Jane Barkley c. 1870, fathering Henry M. (b. @1872), Joseph E. (b. @1872), James M. (b. 07/28/76), and Harmon (B. @1878). His marital status is cloudy. His wife's name is "Mary" in the 1850 & 1860 censuses but "Rebecca" in the 1870. Or was there another woman involved?
A Civil War veteran, he was drafted in Carlisle October 16, 1862, mustered into federal service at Camp McClure, Chambersburg, November 1 as a private with Co. C, 158th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company August 12, 1863. He also enlisted in Oakville, Cumberland County, August 29, 1864, mustered into federal service at Harrisburg September 3 as a private with Co. F, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged, date not reported but likely at the end of May 1865.
Death of a Veteran.
Carlisle, Oct. 12. - Benjamin Bloser, a well-known citizen of Frankford township, died Saturday morning at 3 o'clock, aged eighty-two years. He was highly respected and esteemed by a large circle of friends, having lived on the old homestead, where he died, for about forty-three years. Mr. Bloser was a gallant soldier in the Civil War, belonging to Company C, 158th Regiment. He afterward enlisted to Major Hale's company of the 207th Regiment. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Catharine E. Minnich, of Carlisle; Peter, of Newville; John R., of California; Mrs. Sadie Ensminger, of Philadelphia; Calvin, Edward, Henry and Joseph, of Harrisburg; Clement, of Plainfield, Parker, Joshua and Herman, at home. The funeral took place this morning.
Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, PA), Tuesday, October 12, 1909; pg. 4
Mary Jane Barkley Bloser (1845 - 1888)*
James M Bloser (____ - 1879)*
Clemen Bloser (1880 - 1974)*
Joshua Bloser (1886 - 1970)*
Private Co. F. 207 & Co. C. 158 Reg. P.V.I.
Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Dec 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82052097