|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1840, Germany|
|Death: ||Jul. 16, 1922|
South Dakota, USA
John was the son of George Bloom and Susan Hummell. He was a resident of Illinois when the Civil War began,
John enlisted as a Private on 22 Jan 1862 and mustered in Co E 1st Illinois Light Artillery on 12 Feb 1862. He mustered out as an Artificier on 11 Feb 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. John lost his hearing from injuries suffered during the war.
After his discharge he returned to Illinois. He married Catherine Klotz on 2 Apr 1866 at Rock Island County, Illinois. In 1875 they moved to Page County, Iowa.
John and Catherine had 13 children. In the 1900 Page County Census, 11 of the 13 children were living.
Known children: Charles, Franklin, George, Delia (30302982), Joseph, Lewis (55237401), Minnie (Hayword), Bert, Carrie (Bevans), Lester, Effie Fern, George (stillborn), and an infant son.
The family lived in Page County, Iowa for many years. In the 1910 Census John was living with son Lester in Sully Co, SD; Catherine in Page County with daughter Carrie Bevans.
Catherine died in Page County in 1911 at age 62 years. After Catherine's death, John was living with daughter Carrie Bevans and family in Colorado. He then returned to South Dakota where he died at age 82 years.
Catherine Klotz Bloom (1848 - 1911)
John Franklin Bloom (1868 - 1904)*
Delia J.S. Bloom (1871 - 1891)*
Carrie Lottie Bloom Bevans (1884 - 1954)*
Infant Bloom (1887 - 1887)*
Fern Effie Bloom Grove (1889 - 1955)*
George Bloom (1896 - 1896)*
Note: John's last name is spelled Blum on his headstone as opposed to Bloom.
Rose Hill Cemetery
Plot: Orig Sec Block 29 Lot 34
Created by: kweaver
Record added: Apr 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68056565
Added: Jul. 15, 2014
Co E 1st Illinois Light Artillery. Remembering those who served.|
Added: Apr. 8, 2011