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Benjamin C Bloser
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Birth: Jan. 7, 1826
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1909
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

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? Until I read his pension file, I cannot be certain.

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.
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  Mary Jane Barkley Bloser (1845 - 1888)*
  James M Bloser (____ - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
Plainfield (Cumberland County)
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Dec 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82052097
Benjamin C Bloser
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Benjamin C Bloser
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- Peggy Bargen Duey
 Added: Apr. 8, 2013

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