|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1835|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1918|
CIVIL WAR VETERAN IS HEART TROUBLE VICTIM
Joseph Blecker, 82, Dies at Home of Sister - Was in Business in Cincinnati, Chillicothe and Midland City.
Joseph Morris Blecker, 82 years of age, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Augusta B. Wright, 126 West Front street early Friday morning. Death resulted from valvular (sic) heart trouble after an illness of about a week. Mrs. Blecker died about four years ago.
Mr. Blecker was a veteran of the Civil war. He was born at New Lisbon, in Columbiana county, Aug. 11, 1833. When a young man he went to Cincinnati. He was a contractor and builder there for a number of years and later opened a photograph gallery. From Cincinnati he went to Midland City where he served for some time as postmaster after having been engaged in the dry goods business. He was later in business at Chillicothe.
Mr. Blecker was one of the "hundred day men" who made the famous stand against the rebel forces at the time of the raid on Cincinnati.
Mr. Blecker came to Findlay about a year and a half ago. He made his home with sisters, Miss Anna E. Blecker, of West Front street, and Mrs. Wright, at whose home he died.
Short funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Wright. The body will be taken to Midland City for burial. Dr. H. C. Jameson will be in charge of the services. (Findlay Morning Republican, Feb. 9, 1918)
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AGED PILGRIM CALLED HOME
Joseph M. Blecker Expires at Home of His Sister on Front Street Early This Morning
WAS WITH THE "100-DAY MEN" OF CIVIL WAR FAME
Was Successful Business Man and Was Postmaster at Midland City For Several Years.
ONE ADOPTED SON, J. B. VANCE,
Will Arrive This Evening to Make Funeral Arrangements.
Death came at 2:15 o'clock this (morn)ing to Joseph Morris Blecker. ( )d 82 years, at the home of his ( )er, Mrs. Augusta B. Wright, 126 ( ) Front street, after an ......... (incomplete newspaper clipping)
Joseph Morris Blecker of 126 West Front, 1st Ward Findlay, Hancock, Ohio; died 08 Feb 1918, Findlay, Hancock, Ohio; age 82y 5m 27d; Widowed; occupation: Contractor; b 11 Aug 1835, Libon, Ohio; burial date: 11 Feb 1918, Westborough, Ohio; father, John Blecker b PA; mother, Mary Reichert b PA (Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 in familysearch.org)
John Blecker (____ - 1866)
Mary Blecker (____ - 1868)
Ruth Lamb Blecker (1833 - 1913)*
Westboro IOOF Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 9, Lot 36
Created by: Jay
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60044815