11 October 2013

Frederich and Wilhelmina (POTTSCHMIDT) BLUME

Frederich BLUME was born in Aug 1827 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. He immigrated to the us in 1853 (census records). He was a member of Co. A, 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery between 1864 and 1865 from 1 pension papers I received from my grandma (his granddaughter.

Wilhelmina POTTSCHMIDT was born 25 Sep 1843 in Prussia (Germany) to William POTTSCHMIDT. She came to the US in 1846.

Frederich and Wilhelmina were married about 1861. Most likely in Minnesota. They had 10 children: William Fred about 1864, Elizabeth about 1866, Anna in Apr 1867, Henry Fred about 1868, Louis Fred "Fred" and Charles Fred on 1 Oct 1871, Emma about 1876, Edward Fred in Oct 1878, Minna in Jan 1882, and Ida in Apr 1886. I don't know when Frederich died other then it was before 5 Aug 1908, but Wilhelmina died 28 Oct 1936 in Jordan, Scott county, Minnesota. I also have a memorial for Wilhelmina at findagrave.
Wilhelmina's death certificate.
Part of Frederich's pension record

Wilhelmina's affidavit to receive a widow's pension.
I have found Fred and Wilhelmina on the following censuses:

1875 Minnesota census for Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota.
Fred & Wilhelmina are on lines 15 and 16 of the first page
1880 US Census for Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota
Fred and Wilhelmina are on lines 14 and 15
1885 Minnesota Census for Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota
Fred and Wilhelmina are on lines 38 and 39 of the first page

1900 US Census for Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota
Fred and Wilhelmina are on lines 31 and 32.
Line of descent
Frederich and Wilhelmina (POTTSCHMIDT) BLUME
--> Louis Fred BLUME
----> Lois LOVEN
------> James LOVEN
--------> Me (Martha)

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