|Birth: ||Jun. 3, 1833, Germany|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1915|
Adam's wife was Wilhelmine Rosine Louise Siegmann. After Adam died she moved back to Decatur, Macon Co., IL where she died.
The Wilbur Register, March 12, 1915
Relieved from Suffering.
After a long period of suffering, and weeks of prayer for merciful death, Adam Blenz passed away, at his Wilbur home, last Friday evening, at five o'clock p.m. Several years ago, he was delivered from the hand of death by the removal of large deposits known as stone in the bladder. He enjoyed fair health for a time, but he again became a sufferer from kidney and bladder troubles, which, in addition to the infirmities of old age, encompassed his end.
Adam Blenz was born in Germany in the year 1833; he came to America at the age of 15, settling at St. Louis, Mo. In 1869 he removed to DeCatur, Illinois. In 1889, with his wife and the greater number of his 5 sons and 5 daughters, he came to Washington, locating at Spokane, coming out to what was known as the John Turner farm seven years later. In addition to the original purchase, he and his sons had bought other lands adjoining them, until they owned a large stock farm on upper Wilson Creek, which they operated continuously.
Deceased is survived by his wife, now 76 years old; four sons and five daughters, all living near, with the exception of two daughters still in St. Louis; and one son at Pine, Idaho. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church on Wednesday, at 10 a.m.
Mr. Blenz was a stickler for law and order, as was evidenced by his action at the time the notorious criminal, Harry Tracy, was hiding in the vicinity. A young man working on the Blenz farm chanced to be at his uncles', the Eddy Brothers, when Tracy stopped there for a rest of a few days. He was terrorized to such an extent that he dare not give warning to the authorities, but the matter so preyed on his mind that he informed Mr. Blenz on the second day. The old gentleman insisted that the youth go at once, and inform the sheriff, but the refused until Mr. Blenz began making preparations to make the journey on horseback, himself.
An upright citizen himself, he exacted honesty and good-citizenship from his associates. A long, well-spent life is ended. May he rest in peace.
Wilhelmine Rosin Louise Siegman Blenz (1839 - 1924)*
Louis Blenz (1861 - 1900)*
Henry J Blenz (1863 - 1931)*
Minnie B Blenz Danzeisen (1866 - 1948)*
John Blenz (1869 - 1939)*
Elizabeth H. Blenz Burchett (1871 - 1968)*
Anna Marie Blenz Miller (1876 - 1960)*
Bertha Blenz St John (1878 - 1934)*
Adam Blenz (1881 - 1962)*
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