Son of Elizabeth (Burley) and Henry Bloom. Husband of Pheobe Shuman - marriage on December 9, 1856 in Jackson County, Wisconsin. Husband to Lavina Paulley - marriage July 3, 1873. Father of fourteen children. Children with Pheobe: Henry, Sarah, (John) David, Harriet (Hattie), Mary Alice, William J. and Burt. Children with Lavina: Jennetta (Janet), Charles, Emma, Ira, Edwin, Edward Jacob (Bert), Claude.