|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1840, Switzerland|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1909|
JOHN BLUMER, a son of John and Dorothea (Blumer) Blumer, and brother of Esayas Blumer, was born in Schwanden, Canton Glarus, Switzerland, Dec.24, 1840. At the age of thirteen came to America, where he grew to manhood. He learned the necessary details of farm work on his father's farm in Washington township, Green County, Wisconsin. In October, 1861, he enlisted in Company K, 9th Wis V. I. and served until January 1866, having re-enlisted in January 1864, when he was assigned to Company B, same regiment. He participated in the battles of Newtonia, Prairie Grove, Saline Bottom in Arkansas, and numerous skirmishes.
He enlisted as a private, and was discharged as a sergeant and for a time has served as company clerk. After the war closed he worked one year for his father, then in company with his brother, purchased 212 acres in Adams township, later adding 160 acres, from which they sold twenty acres, making their farm consist of 348 acres, which they farmed together until 1886. John then sold his interest and removed to Monroe, where he has since made his home. For a time he engaged in the cheese business, but soon retired from that also. Mr. Blumer is a member of St. John's Evangelical Church. Socially he belongs to the O.F. Pinney Post, G.A.R. of which he has been quartermaster, and is now junior vice-commander. He is one of the highly respected citizens of the town in which he takes an intelligent interest.
~ Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and LaFayette, Wisconsin, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., published 1901., Page 406-7,
Johann Blumer (1816 - 1900)
Dorothea Blumer Blumer (1814 - 1849)
Esayas Blumer (1839 - 1912)*
John Blumer (1840 - 1909)
Sarah Blumer Freitag (1841 - 1925)*
Note: 9th Wisconsin Infantry, Co. K
Created by: Kent Salomon
Record added: Sep 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58762780
9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Co. K|
Added: Sep. 16, 2010