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Flora Catharina Spiegel Blank
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Birth: Jul. 29, 1839
Fuldaer Landkreis
Hessen, Germany
Death: Feb. 15, 1915
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Firstborn child of Josef and Gertrud, born in Woelf, by Eiterfeld, near Fulda, Hessen, Germany. She was baptized the day after her birth with Catharina Helfrig (her maternal aunt?) acting as Godmother.

Flora came to America 1 Dec 1858 on the Ship Atlantic and eventually settled in Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana. She married Jacob Blank, Jr. in Cincinnati, Ohio at St. Francis Seraph Catholic Church about 1864. Together they had six children: Maria F., Josephine, Emma, Florentine and two others whose names are unknown. All of Flora's children died before 1900.

Flora and Jacob lived near her brother, Joseph, in Batesville until at least 1910 which is the last census in which she is found. Jacob died in 1905.

After Jacob's death she moved to Techny, Illinois. Why she chose to go there is unknown at this time. It's possible that she had a connection to St. Ann's School and Home for the Aged due to the fact that her daughter was a Franciscian nun.

It's also possible that she sought refuge there since the nuns accepted old people who had little to no money and nowhere else to go. In exchange for a place to live they paid the Sisters whatever they could afford and assisted with duties as best they were able.

Flora died at St. Ann's in 1915 of intersusception and peritonitis.
Family links: 
  Josef Philipp Spiegel (1811 - 1847)
  M. Gertrud Helferig Spiegel (1813 - 1882)
  Jacob Blank (1839 - 1905)
  Mary Angelica Blank (1865 - 1889)*
  Maria F Blank (1868 - 1887)*
  Emma Josephine Blank (1871 - 1882)*
  Florentine Blank (1873 - 1899)*
  Flora Catharina Spiegel Blank (1839 - 1915)
  Josephine Theresia Spiegel Rademacher (1841 - 1908)*
  Antonia Henrietta Spiegel Frank (1842 - 1901)*
  Joseph Florentine Spiegel (1844 - 1905)*
  Wilhelm Kilian Spiegel (1846 - 1847)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Marys Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Patrizia
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78818177
Flora Catharina <i>Spiegel</i> Blank
Added by: Patrizia
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In remembrance of Flora Spiegel Blank.
- Patrizia
 Added: Oct. 20, 2011

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