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Magdalena Greutman Blum
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1865, Switzerland
Death: Oct. 2, 1951
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Magdalena was born in the small Swiss village of Beggingen.

In 1880, George Blum came to the United States, later returning to Switzerland with stories and tales of the new land. In March of 1887, he acted as a guide for a group of people traveling to America. Magdalenda was one of that group, intent on visiting her brother in Chicago and returning to Switzerland. Instead, she married George on February 6, 1889, in Chicago. The couple honeymooned in California, loved the place, and settled in Los Angeles. In 1891 the Blums acquired a ranch in Aliso Canyon near Acton, where they raised grain and bees.

By 1908 the Blums could devote all their time to their two thousand-acre ranch and their six children; George J., William (Bill)O., Frieda, and Alma, born in Los Angeles, Emma O. and Bertha M. born in Acton.

Water rights were obtained in Aliso and Gleason Canyons. Underground dams were built to bring water to the surface, then piped to the ranch in 6" and 8" cement pipes that they made. The first orchards of 1,200 pear and apple trees were planted in 1910 and 1911.

Nine hives of bees in 1893 started the production of comb honey. By 1915 they had up to 500 hives. A good comb honey crop in 1915 resulted in enough money to finish the large rock house they had started in 1912.
 (bio by: KRW) 
Family links: 
  George Blum (1861 - 1932)
  George John Blum (1889 - 1970)*
  William Oscar Blum (1890 - 1953)*
  Alma Magdalena Blum Haller (1894 - 1977)*
  Emma Olga Blum (1896 - 1978)*
  Bertha Margarete Blum Fuller (1898 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Grand View Memorial Park and Crematory
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section H, Tier B, Grave 25
Created by: GVMP Vols
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47482329
Magdalena <i>Greutman</i> Blum
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