10 October 2013

Louis Fred & Maria (OLDENBURG) BLUME

I've decided that I like the approach of doing a post about a married couple better then splitting them up into 2 separate posts. Thus, I'll be doing that from now on until I get through the information that I already have.

Louis Fred BLUME was born 1 Oct 1871 in Scott county, Minnesota to Frederich and Wilhelmina (POTTSCHMIDT) BLUME. Louis started to go by his middle name of Fred at a young age for a reason that I'm (along with his daughter Lois) are unaware of. Fred was the 5th or 6th of 10 children (he had a twin brother Charles). I currently don't have a copy of his baptismal record or a clue as to which church his family was attending at the time of his birth.

Maria Johanna Elizabeth was born 29 May 1884 in Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota to Charles William and Wilhelmina (GRAGERT) OLDENBURG. Maria was the oldest of 6 children. I don't have her baptismal record as of yet.

Fred and Maria were married 22 Jun 1905 in Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota. They had 7 children: Loren Henry on 23 Jan 1906, Lester Carl on 4 Feb 1908, Ervin Henry on 14 Oct 1909, Florence Lena on 19 Dec 1912, Howard Edwin on 28 Jan 1916, Lucille A on 17 Jan 1919, and Lois Marie on 18 Sep 1925. The only one of their children still living at the time I write this post is Lois.

Fred died 8 Nov 1853 in Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota. Maria lived for a few years after Fred died. She spent her final years living with her daughter Lois and her family and died 15 Apr 1972 in Peterson, Fillmore county, Minnesota. They both have profiles on findagrave (Fred and Maria).
Fred's death certificate

Maria's death certificate
I have Fred & Maria on the following censuses after they were married:


  • 1910 US Census, page 6A, Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota
  • 1920 US Census, page 2A, Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota
  • 1930 US Census, page 12A, Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota
  • 1940 US Census, page 7B, Belle Plaine, Scott county, Minnesota
Line of descent
Fred and Maria (OLDENBURG) BLUME
--> Lois Marie (BLUME) LOVEN
----> James LOVEN
------> Me (Martha)

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