Birth: Aug. 13, 1851 Baden-Württemberg, Germany Death: Mar. 11, 1936 Murdock Cass County Nebraska, USA
Andrew Blum, born August 18 1851 in Kondringen, Baden, Germany, to Karl and Marie Barbra (Shiller) lived in the home of his parents and aided them in their struggles until the age of twenty. He then obtained work in a brewery where he remained until the year 1876. At this time he secured passage on a frieghter at the French Port of Le Harve. He shoveled coal for the boilers to produce steam to propel the ship. The ship traveled by way of Africa before landing in New York City. Andrews well muscled back aided him in getting work as a maltster in breweries. Andrew worked in breweries in New York, and Cincinnati as he migrated westward. He worked in the Anheuser-Bush breweries in St. Louis, Missouri from the years 1876 to 1880. He then traveled to the Omaha-Council Bluff area where he worked in the breweries as a malster. He saved his money and sent for his brothers to join him in America. In 1882, Andrew and Louise, and his brother, William and Louise's sister, Caroline, became the first homesteaders to settle in Aurora County, South Dakota. Andrew on a 160 acre tract of land. William on another. Subsequently Andrew acquired another 160 acres of land through a timber claim. The winters were rough on the plains in the 1880's. Andrew and Louise returned to Omaha, Nebraska many winters where Andrew would work in the breweries as a maltster.
Andrew married Louise on June 27th 1881, at Council Bluffs, Iowa. After their marriage they lived in a house on the north west corner of Nicholas and Pierce streets. Andrew was a maltster for the Geise Brewery Co. at the time. January 23, 1882, they welcomed their first born into the new world here in Omaha, Nebraska. The weather was so cold and the living quarters, barely adequate, that they kept the baby in the oven to keep her from freezing.
In 1899 Andrew sold his land in South Dakota and moved the family to South Bend, Nebraska. He was a FruitGrower.
Andrew and Louise raised nine children. Ida, Ernest, Eliza, Albert, Louise, Marie, William, Andrew, and Martin, and were avid members of the Trinity Lutheran Church at Murdock. Information provided by FAG Contributor #47362862.
Family links: Spouse: Louise Blum (1860 - 1928)*
Children: Ida Blum Thieman (1882 - 1967)* Albert Blum (1888 - 1985)* Anna Marie Blum Pierce (1895 - 1984)* William Blum (1898 - 1996)* Andrew Blum (1900 - 1942)*
Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Murdock Cass County Nebraska, USA
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1900 United States Federal Census Name: Andrew Blum Age: 48 Birth Date: Aug 1851 Birthplace: Germany Home in 1900: Crystal Lake, Aurora, South Dakota Sheet Number: 1 Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 13 Family Number: 13 Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1876 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital status: Married Spouse's name: Louise Blum Marriage Year: 1881 Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Years in US: 23 Naturalization: Na Occupation: Farmer Months Not Employed: 0 Can Read: Yes Can Write: Yes Can Speak English: Yes House Owned or Rented: O Home Free or Mortgaged: M Farm or House: F Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Andrew Blum 48 Louise Blum 40 Ida Blum 18 Ernst Blum 16 Albert Blum 11 Louise F Blum 8 Anna Maria Blum 5 Karl W Blum 2 Karoline Moessinger 76 Henry Varenhorst 20
1910 United States Federal Census Name: Andred Or Andrew Bloom [Andred Or Andrew Blum] [Andrew Blum] [Andred Bloom] Age in 1910: 60 Birth Year: abt 1850 Birthplace: Germany Home in 1910: South Bend, Cass, Nebraska Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital status: Married Spouse's name: Lucie Bloom Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Native Tongue: English Occupation: Farmer Industry: General Farm Employer, Employee or Other: Employer Home Owned or Rented: Own Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged Farm or House: Farm Naturalization Status: Naturalized Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Years Married: 29 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Andred Or Andrew Bloom 60 Lucie Bloom 58 Mary Bloom 15 William Bloom 12 Andrew Bloom 9 Martin Bloom 5
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Andrew Blum Age: 69 Birth Year: abt 1851 Birthplace: Germany Home in 1920: South Bend, Cass, Nebraska House Number: Farm Residence Date: 1920 Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1876 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital status: Married Spouse's name: Louise Blum Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Native Tongue: German Able to Speak English: Yes Occupation: Farmer Industry: General Farm Employment Field: Employer Home Owned or Rented: Owned Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged Naturalization Status: Naturalized Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Andrew Blum 69 Louise Blum 59 William Blum 21 Andrew Blum 19 Martin Blum 14
1930 United States Federal Census Name: Andrew Blum Birth Year: abt 1852 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Germany Marital status: Widowed Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1930: South Bend, Cass, Nebraska, USA Map of Home: View Map Dwelling Number: 25 Family Number: 25 Home Owned or Rented: Owned Radio Set: No Lives on Farm: Yes Age at first Marriage: 29 Attended School: No Able to Read and Write: Yes Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Language Spoken: German Immigration Year: 1876 Naturalization: Naturalized Able to Speak English: Yes Occupation: Farmer Industry: Gen Farm Class of Worker: Working on own account Employment: Yes Household Members: Name Age Andrew Blum 78 Andrew Blum 30 Martin Blum 25 Luther Jones 67
Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937 Name: Andrew Blum Gender: Male Age: 29 Birth Year: abt 1852 Birth Place: Germany Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1881 Marriage Place: Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Father: L W Blum Spouse: L Messenger
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