Mar. 16, 1922 Plankinton Aurora County South Dakota, USA
Alexander was the second son of Leo and Mary Victoria Blum. He initially worked as a farm-hand with his brother-in-law, Christoph A. Hagemann, on his 20 acre farm in Peoria, IL (Limestone Township). Later, Alex joined other family members on their farm in Plankinton SD. He died suddenly in SD at a young age of 53. His remains were sent home via train and buried at St. Mary of Lourdes. He is remembered as a hard-working and kind man. He never married.