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Daniel Longenecker Bliem

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Apr 1844 (aged 66)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Kreidersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6439153 · View Source
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Father: Christian Bliem (2/25/1746-2/20/1816)
Mother: Salome Longenecker (b-6/20/1746-1811)

Siblings: Salome (1770-1812), Susanna, Christian (1773-1831), John (1784-1858), Philip (1775-1847), Mary (1782-1817), Jacob (1788-1864)

Married: Nancy Latshaw in Pa


1. Johnathan Bleam 1810-1901

Reference Johnathan Bleam's Death Certificate


History of Bliem Family, Biographical Annals of Montgomery Co Pa published in 1904 by The Benham & Company and The Lewis Publishing Co..

Christian Bliem , the founder of the Bliem family in America, was born in New Manheim, Germany December 25, 1711, He emigrated to American in the autumn of 1735, being one of the Huguenots who fled from Germany on account of religious persecution. He was married in his native country and brought with him his wife and one child. For the first winter he made a dug-out and afterwards built a house of logs, using an oak stump, probably dressed for a table.
He bought 150 acres of land in Hanover Twp then a part of Philadelphia, (now Montgomery) county, near Pottstown, where he lived about 75 yrs.
During the first months of his residence in America, while he yet had no permanent home, his wife and child remained with her brother, A Bechtel, who owned and lived on a farm, a part of which now belongs to the Gue estate, and includes the Fegley farm (now owned by Furman Kepler) and the Mensch farm. The latter is now owned by the Ringing Rocks Electric Co of Pottstown.
Christian Bliem loaned a neighbor $800 in gold and silver before the Revolutionary war, and it was repaid in Continental money which, of course, became useless after the war. He begged his neighbor to give him some small payment to offset the $800, saying that he would even be satisfied with a cow. However, he never obtained his request and lost all the money.
He attended Philadelphia market, carrying his produce on a pack horse and sometimes sold as much as ten dollars worth at the time. He grew wealthy and purchased a farm for each his sons Daniel and Christian.

Christian Bliem and his wife had 5 Children 4 daughters and one son. One daughter married Jacob Hoch of Chester County, Another daughter married Daniel Fretz of Bucks County. A third daughter married Jacob Oberholtzer of Berks County and the youngest daughter married a Strohm, who after living on the old homestead for a number of years, removed to Canada.

1. Daughter m-Jacob Hoch of Chester County
2. Daughter m-Daniel Fretz of Bucks County
3. Daughter m-Jacob Oberholtzer
4. Daughter (youngest) m-a Strohm, who after living on the old homestead for a number of years, removed to Canada.
5. Christian Bliem

Christian Bliem's wife died young, and was buried in the Sprogle burying ground, east of Pottstown and now included within the borough limits.

Christian Bliem died March 9, 1810 and was also buried in the Sprogle burying ground .

This cemetery was donated by John Henry Sprogle before the year 1700, and was to be used as a burying plot forever. The Bliems have always been connected with it as trustees. The bodies of the Bliem ancestry have, however, all been removed to the cemetery adjoining the East Coventry Mennonite meeting house, the Sprogle ground having been surrounded by iron mills and being very undesirable as a burying place. The Sprogle , the donator, returned to Germany, but left two children buried there in 1714 and his wife Dorothea, buried in 1716.

Christian Bliem had one brother in this country and several sisters. The brother settled in Bucks County, and died young. He left two daughters and two sons. Daniel and Christian, they settled in Lancaster Co and left families.

Christian, son of the immigrant , was born February 25, 1746 and died February 20, 1816. He added 250 acres to his fathers tract, thus making 400 acres in all. He and his father each made wills which are registered in Norristown, and the deeds to the properties also appear on record there.
He married in 1768 , Salome, eldest daughter o Jacob and Susanna Longenecker/Langenecker. She was born in January 1746 and died in 1811. Of the Longenecker family we know that they were French Huguenots, who were, according to history, the best people of France. They were present at the massacre of ST Bartholomew in 1572 and the persecution of the French Huguenots in 1678. Christian and Salome Bliem had 7 children. as follows:
1. Salome born (1770-1812) m-Samuel Moyer of Perkasie Bucks County
2. Christian L born 1773, died 1831, married Magdalena Hoch and removed to Northampton county
3. Phillip L born 1775 died 1847 married a widow Cressman and removed to Canada.
4. Daniel L born 1777 died 184? married Nancy Latshaw and removed to Northampton County.
5. Mary born 1782 died 1816 married Jacob Latshaw
6. John L born 1784 died 1858 married Barbara Eshbach
7. Jacob L born 1788 died 1864 married Mollie Hockman
They remained on the old homestead until the death of his father and then the estate was divided. Those who had left home had received their portion before leaving.

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