Johann Conrad Bloss

Langenselbold, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 27 Aug 1776 (aged 58)
Long Island City, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 104720291 View Source
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Johan “Conrad” Bloss was the son of Johannes Adam Bloss and Anna Margaretha Wolff. He immigrated from Germany with his wife Anna Magdelena Reber and his daughter Anna Margaretha. He and his wife had more children in America, Conrad Jr., Eva Elizabeth, Sonia, Susanna, Anna Margaretha, Johann George, Daniel, Heinrich & Peter.

He and his wife Anna also sponsered a girl by the name of Anna Magdalena Daubenspeck, who was the child of Jacob & Juliana Daubenspeck, as well as a boy named Daniel, who was the son of Johannes & Elizabeth Reber. Conrad was a weaver and farmer who owned a substantial amount of land in Northamption County (now Lehigh County). He was the first Constable of Heidelburg Township in Northampton County and possibily, though doubtibly (as he was 60) a Revolutionary War Soldier.

Conrad was presumed to have served in Capt. Nicholas Kern's company camped at Perth Amboy, N.J., which later composed part of the "Flying Camp of Ten Thousand Men" commanded by Col. Hart who fought in the Battle of Long Island. It is believed that Conrad died in action, August 27, 1776, as there is no record of his burial or life after this time. Please note, Conrad did have a son named Conrad Bloss, Jr. who was in his twenties. In all likelihood it makes more sense that Conrad Bloss, Jr. served.

This military service is a matter of controversy as there is simply no military, family bible, township or church record to distinguish which Conrad served or where either is buried. One can make assumptions, but to date it is in the hands of family genealogist Carl Bloss who is a descendent, tireless researcher & utmost expert on the Bloss family.

If anyone has any information regarding this matter they should contact him.

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