Descendants of Ludwig Wilhelm Blume

Contributed by Ruby Blume & Diane Kleinke

  

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Ludwig Wilhelm4 Blume  (Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born March 25, 1880 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI, and died April 18, 1957 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.).  He married Anna Marie Heil May 18, 1908 in Marathon Co., WI, daughter of Johannes Heil and Anna Schmidt.  She was born January 21, 1892 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI, and died December 03, 1976 in Medford, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.).

 

Notes for Ludwig Wilhelm Blume:

   Ludwig and Anna lived in the Marathon City, WI area when they were first married.  In the mid 1920's Ludwig owned and operated a blacksmith shop in Fremont, WI.  When Anna received a small inheritance, they bought an 80 acre farm in the Town of Holway, Taylor County,  ten miles north of Owen, WI where the family grew up.  Ludwig did not care for farming, so most of that task was done by Anna and children.

   Ludwig was a mason and carpenter, and built the house and barn on the farm.   During the winter, Ludwig worked in the woods to make money for taxes and if he took the team of horses, he got a little better pay.  He would get home for a visit about 3 times a winter, one being Christmas.

   Ludwig played accordion and enjoyed entertaining his friends;  most of his children were also musically talented.

   According to son Arthur, Ludwig understood some English, but spoke only German.

 

   Ludwig and Anna had six sons serving in the military.  They were Julius, Henry, Leander, Alfred, David and Leo.

 

 

More About Ludwig Wilhelm Blume:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

Census 1: April 26, 1910, US Census, Marathon Township, Marathon Co., WI., Ludwig & Anna Blume with in laws John, Anna,  Leo, Hugo, Martha, Gerhardt, Elizabeth, Agnes & Alfred Heil.

Census 2: January 06, 1920, US Census, Marathon Village,  Marathon Co., WI., Ludwig, Anna, Julius, Henry, Phillip & Leona.  Ludwig was a Blacksmith at this time.

Census 3: April 17, 1930, US Census, Marathon Township, Marathon Co., WI., Ludwig, Anna M., Julius J., Henry A., Phillip L., Magdalene A., Leander O., Alfred L., Ellen M., David A. and Cathryn E.  Ludwig was a farmer at this time.

Military service: September 12, 1918, Draft registration, Marathon Co., WI., Ludwig Blume, born March 25, 1879, blacksmith, wife Anna Marie, residence Village of Marathon, Marathon Co., WI.

Occupation: Ludwig was a blacksmith, logger and carpenter.

 

Notes for Anna Marie Heil:

  Anna was a stately, proud woman, and a very devout Catholic.  She spoke English and German fluently.

Anna lived on the family farm in the Town of Holway until the mid 1960's when she moved to a small home in Stetsonville, WI and lived out the remainder of her life.

 

 

 

More About Anna Marie Heil:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

       

Children of Ludwig Blume and Anna Heil are:

        2                 i.    Julius John Joseph5 Blume, born November 26, 1910 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI; died April 12, 1971 in Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.).

 

Notes for Julius John Joseph Blume:

       Julius was an excellent musician, and played several instruments; banjo, guitar, organ, piano and just about any instrument he picked up.  He taught several of his siblings, as well as his brother Arthur's children music.

 

Obituary - April 15, 1971 Medford Star News

 

       At 10 o'clock this forenoon funeral services were held for Julius John Blume at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville, with burial being made in St. Mary's Cemetery in the Town of Holway.  Father Harte, parish pastor, officated (sic).

       Dennis and Vincent Blume, Arden and Robert Blume, Gary Lavin and Harvey Gunther were the pallbearers.

       The deceased, a veteran of World War II and a bachelor who farmed in the Town of Maplehurst, passed away April 12 at the Veterans Hospital in Madison where he was being treated for carcinoma.

       He was 60 years of age being born Nov. 26, 1910 at Marathon.  He served four years in the army and in addition to his farming in the Town of Maplehurst worked at the Dorchester Furniture Mfg. plant in Dorchester.  He was also an active member of the Boxrucker American Legion Post.

       His passing is mourned by his mother, Mrs. Anna Blume, Medford; three sisters, Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Osolkowski, Milwaukee, Mrs. Eugene (Catherine) Purgett, Germantown, and Mrs. Robert (Magdaline) Dittmeyer, Springfield, Oregon; and six brothers, Henry, route 2, Owen; Leander and Alfred, both of rural Curtiss; Arthur of Edgar; David, Spenard (sic), Alaska and Leo of Fairbanks, Alaska.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and his father Ludwig Blume.

 

 

 

 

More About Julius John Joseph Blume:

Burial: April 15, 1971, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI. (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

Individual Note: Never married.

Military service: Bet. 1942 - 1945, WWII, Army, Tec 4, Co. A, 738th Military Police.  Served in New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon.  Received Good Conduct Medal 44, Meritorious Service Unit Badge GO#24, HQ MPC 45, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, Philippine (Source: Military Discharge.)

 

                                 3     ii.     Leonard F. Blume, born March 01, 1912 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI; died September 26, 1919 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI.

 

More About Leonard F. Blume:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

Cause of Death: Died of dyptheria at 7 1/2  years old.

 

+                               4     iii.    Henry Alois Blume, born January 07, 1914 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI; died October 27, 1971 in Memorial Hospital, Medford, Taylor Co., WI.

                                 5     iv.    Phillip L. Blume, born October 19, 1915 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI; died January 29, 1935 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI.

 

More About Phillip L. Blume:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI (Source: St. Mary's Catholic Church Register, Marathon, WI.)

Cause of Death: Leakage of the heart

Medical (Facts Page): Had rheumatic fever

 

                                 6     v.     Leona Blume, born April 12, 1918 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI; died April 28, 1926 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI.

 

More About Leona Blume:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI (Source: St. Mary's Catholic Church Register, Marathon, WI.)

Cause of Death: Kicked by a horse

Individual Note: Per Tina Hipke, name is Lenora Rosalina.

 

+                               7     vi.    Magdelena Agatha "Pat" Blume, born July 30, 1920 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI; died March 13, 1997 in Springfield, OR.

+                               8     vii.   Leander Carl Blume, born November 22, 1922 in Town of Fremont,  Waupaca Co., WI; died October 29, 1986 in Wausau Hospital Center, Marathon Co., Wausau, WI.

+                               9     viii.  Alfred Ludwig "Soapy" (twin) Blume, born June 29, 1925 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI; died September 24, 2000 in At home, Town of Hoard,  Clark Co., Curtiss, WI.

+                               10   ix.    Ellen Martha (twin) Blume, born June 29, 1925 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI; died May 16, 1999 in Medford, Taylor Co., WI.

+                               11   x.     David Albert Blume, born August 01, 1927 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI; died May 22, 1979 in Anchorage, AK.

+                               12   xi.    Catherine Edna Blume, born May 08, 1929 in Marathon Township, Marathon Co., WI.

+                               13   xii.   Arthur William (twin) Blume, born April 18, 1932 in or near Marathon City,  Marathon Co., WI; died June 14, 2002 in Mount View Nursing Home, Hospice Care, Wausau, Marathon Co., WI.

                                 14   xiii.  Girl (twin) Blume, born April 18, 1932 in or near Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI; died April 18, 1932 in or near Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI.

 

More About Girl (twin) Blume:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI

Cause of Death: Stillborn

 

+                               15   xiv.  Leo Herman Blume, born April 02, 1935 in or near Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI; died April 27, 1998 in Medical Lake, near Spokane, WA.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        4.  Henry Alois5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born January 07, 1914 in Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI, and died October 27, 1971 in Memorial Hospital, Medford, Taylor Co., WI (Source: (1) "Obituary.", (2) Cemetery headstone., (3) Cemetery headstone.).  He married Inez M. Hamm (Source: Cemetery headstone.) December 27, 1948 in Taylor Co., Stetsonville, WI, daughter of Joseph Hamm and Caroline ?.  She was born 1921 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI, and died June 26, 1970 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.).

 

Notes for Henry Alois Blume:

Obituary -November 1, 1971 Medford Star News

 

        Henry A. Blume, a resident of route 2, Owen, died of a heart ailment with death coming at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Memorial Hospital, Medford.

        Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Sacred heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville, with the Rev. James Harte, pastor, officiating.  Burial was made at St. Mary's cemetery in the Town of Holway with military rites being conducted by the Van Huizen-Fritz American Legion Post of Owen.

        The Hoeper and Kraut Funeral Home, Owen, was in charge of funeral arrangements where a general rosary was recited Friday evening. 

        Mr. Blume was born January 7, 1914, in Marathon, and received his education there.  He came to the town of Holway with his parents, and was married Dec. 27, 1948, in Stetsonville, to Inez Hamm, who preceded him in death June 26, 1970.

        The couple farmed in the town of Holway for many years and he had been employed at the Clover Hill Cheese Factory for several years.

        He was a veteran of World War II serving from February, 1942 to February, 1946, in the U. S. Air Force.

        Survivors include two sons, Dennis Blume serving with the U. S. Navy in San Diego, Calif.; and Vincent Blume, route 2, Owen; a daughter, Miss JoAnne Blume, at home; five brothers, Leander and Alfred Blume, Curtiss; Art Blume, Halder; and Leo and David Blume, Alaska; and three sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Katherine) Purgett, Germantown; Mrs. Joe (Ellen) Osolkowski, Milwaukee; and Mrs. Robert (Magdaline) Bittner (sic*) in the state of Oregon.

 

* Dietmeyer

 

 

More About Henry Alois Blume:

Burial: October 30, 1971, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

Cause of Death: Heart ailment

Medical (Facts Page): Henry suffered from emphysema prior to his death.

Military service: Bet. February 1942 - 1946, WW II, U. S. Army Air Force, Sgt.

Occupation: Farmed in the Town of Holway for many years and also worked at the Clover Hill Cheese Factory near Curtiss, Wi.

More About Inez M. Hamm:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI

       

Children of Henry Blume and Inez Hamm are:

        16               i.    Joanne6 Blume, born Abt. 1952 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI.  She married Patrick Rose.

        17              ii.    2 Sons Blume, born Bet. 1953 - 1954 in Medford Hospital, Medford, WI, Taylor Co.; died Bet. 1953 - 1954.

 

More About 2 Sons Blume:

Cause of Death: Stillborn

 

                                 18   iii.    Dennis Blume, born Abt. 1954 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI.

                                 19   iv.    Vincent Blume, born Abt. 1956 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI.  He married Lynne Johnson 1980.

 

 

        7.  Magdelena Agatha "Pat"5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born July 30, 1920 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI, and died March 13, 1997 in Springfield, OR.  She married Robert Dietmeyer March 24, 1946 in Cedar Rapids, IA, son of Elmer Dietmeyer and Helen Kesy.  He was born July 01, 1912 in Waukegan, IL, and died April 12, 1998 in Springfield, OR.

 

Notes for Magdelena Agatha "Pat" Blume:

As a young lady, Magdelena lived and worked in Wausau, taking care of a handicapped lady who was a fortune teller and artist, doing sketches for a living.

 

 

Eugene, Oregon Register-Guard

March 15, 1997

Obituary

Madalene "Pat" Dietmeyer

 

                SPRINGFIELD - The funeral will be held March 17 for Magdalene "Pat" Dietmeyer of Springfield, who died March 13 of a stroke.  She was 76.

                She was born July 30, 1920 in Marathon, Wis., to Louis (sic) and Anna Blume.  She married Robert Dietmeyer in 1945 in Wasa (sic), Wis., and the couple moved to this area in 1946.

                Dietmeyer was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking and family gatherings.

                Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Patricia Tjomstand of Springfield and Margaret Sze of Vancouver, Wash.; three sons, James and John of Springfield and Phillip of Portland; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

                Mondaoy's service is at 11 a.m. at Major-Fredericksen Springfield Funeral Home, with burial at Springfield memorial Gardens.

 

 

 

More About Magdelena Agatha "Pat" Blume:

Burial: March 17, 1997, Springfield Memorial Gardens, Springfield, OR

Medical Information: Suffered a stroke prior to her death.

 

Notes for Robert Dietmeyer:

Obituary:

 

Springfield -

        The funeral will be held April 15 for Robert Joseph Dietmeyer of Springfield who died April 12 of age-related causes. He was 85. Dietmeyer was born July 1, 1912, in Waukegan, IL to Elmer and Helen Dietmeyer. he married Magdalene "Pat" Blume in Wausau, WI, in 1945. She died March 13, 1997. In 1946, Dietmeyer moved to Springfield. A plywood mill employee, he worked 29 years at Georgia Pacific Corporation in Springfield retiring in 1975. His interests included fishing, hunting and horse racing. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Tjomstand of Springfield and Margaret Size of Vancouver, WA; three sons, James and John, Both of springfield, and Phillip of Portland; two sisters, Alvina of Eugene and Lorraine of Maryland; seven granchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wednesday's service is at noon at Major/Fredericksen Springfield Funeral Home. Burial will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens. (The Register-Guard,Eugene, Oregon, April 14, 1998)

 

More About Robert Dietmeyer:

Burial: Springfield Memorial Gardens, Springfield, OR

       

Children of Magdelena Blume and Robert Dietmeyer are:

        20               i.    Patricia Ann6 Dietmeyer, born October 15, 1946 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, OR.  She married David Hugh Tjomsland August 20, 1964.

 

More About Patricia Ann Dietmeyer:

Divorced: Unknown

 

                                 21   ii.     James Elmer Dietmeyer, born August 19, 1948 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, OR.  He married Sheila Bridgforth; born 1957 in Springfield, OR.

                                 22   iii.    Margaret Helen Dietmeyer, born August 31, 1949 in Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, OR.  She married Lawrence Sze; born 1947 in Hong Kong.

 

More About Margaret Helen Dietmeyer:

Medical (Facts Page): Had polio as a child

 

                                 23   iv.    Phillip Edward Dietmeyer, born November 30, 1955 in Willamette McKenzie Hospital, Springfield, OR.  He married Roberta Graves; born 1957 in Medford, OR.

 

More About Phillip Edward Dietmeyer:

Residence: Cortland, OR

 

                                 24   v.     John J. Dietmeyer, born January 22, 1957 in Willamette McKenzie Hospital, Springfield, OR.  He married (1) Jody Rowlett Abt. 1978; born Abt. 1958.  He married (2) Julie Ann Nixon 1984.

 

More About John J. Dietmeyer:

Divorced: Abt. 1982

 

 

        8.  Leander Carl5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born November 22, 1922 in Town of Fremont,  Waupaca Co., WI, and died October 29, 1986 in Wausau Hospital Center, Marathon Co., Wausau, WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.).  He married Lulu Mae Baumgartner January 24, 1955 in Taylor Co., Stetsonville, WI, daughter of Clarence Baumgartner and Marie ?.  She was born Abt. 1934 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., Owen, WI.

 

Notes for Leander Carl Blume:

Obituary - November 10, 1986, Medford Star News

 

        Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville, for Leander C. Blume, 63-year-old Town of Holway resident who died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 29, at Wausau Hospital Center where he had been hospitalized for the past 1 1/2 weeks. 

        Rev. Dennis Meulemans officiated and burial took place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Holway.  Serving as pallbearers were Dick Werner, Harold Pernsteiner, Alex Butkus, Otto Olson, Jr., Rock Baumgartner and Gary Lavin.

        The body lay in state at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford, where a prayer vigil service was held Sunday evening.

        Mr. Blume, son of the late Ludwig and Anna (Heil) Blume was born Nov. 22, 1922, at Fremont in Waupaca County and later moved with his parents to Marathon County where he received his education.  He was married January 24, 1955 at Stetsonville to Lulu Mae Baumgartner.  They were later divorced.

        He had worked as a mechanic at Bergstrom Garage in Owen for a period of years. Later he was employed here with Medford Motors until ill health forced his retirement in 1963.  He continued to reside in the Town of Holway until the time of his death. 

        A World War II veteran, Mr. Blume served in the armed forces from 1942 until 1946.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Stetsonville American Legion Post.

        Surviving him are three daughters, Faye, Mrs. Patrick Chariton, Stetsonville,  Diana, Mrs. James Yaron, Medford, and Lisa Blume, at home; three sons, Gregory, Abbotsford, Jeffrey, Muskego, and Scott, Medford, and 11 grandchildren.  Other Survivors include three sisters, Patricia, Mrs. Robert Deitmeyer (sic), Springfield, Ore., Ellen, Mrs. Joseph  Osolkowski, Curtiss, and Katherine, Mrs. Eugene Purgett, Germantown and three brothers, Alfred, Curtiss, Arthur, Edgar, and Leo, Washington. 

        Three brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.

       

 

More About Leander Carl Blume:

Burial: November 03, 1986, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

Divorced: Abt. 1970

Individual Note: Found injured in his yard in rural Stetsonville, WI.  Some family members suspect foul play.

Medical (Facts Page): Abt. 1961, Leander suffered a major stroke when he was about 39 years old.  After months of hospitalization at the Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI, he was able to return to his home, however, he was not able to return to work due to his disability.

Military service: Bet. 1942 - 1945, WW II Army

Occupation: Leander was a mechanic at the Ford Garage in Medford, WI.

       

Children of Leander Blume and Lulu Baumgartner are:

        25               i.    Gregory Baumgartner6 Blume, born November 01, 1953; Adopted child.  He married Bonnie Onsager April 01, 1970.

 

More About Gregory Baumgartner Blume:

Adoption: Adopted by Leander Blume after he married Lulu Baumgartner.

 

                                 26   ii.     Faye Marie Blume, born January 30, 1956.  She married Patrick Chariton.

                                 27   iii.    Jeffrey Lee Blume, born December 14, 1957.

                                 28   iv.    Diana Lynn Blume, born September 01, 1960.  She married James Yaron.

                                 29   v.     Scott Bradley Blume, born October 05, 1964.  He married April ?.

                                 30   vi.    Lisa Irene Blume, born January 28, 1967.

 

More About Lisa Irene Blume:

Medical Information: Downs Syndrome

 

 

        9.  Alfred Ludwig "Soapy" (twin)5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born June 29, 1925 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI, and died September 24, 2000 in At home, Town of Hoard,  Clark Co., Curtiss, WI.  He married Enid Roberta Larson February 12, 1947 in Curtiss, Clark Co., WI., daughter of Ludwig Larsen and Nellie Nelson.  She was born May 29, 1926 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI, and died September 16, 1997 in Town of Hoard, Clark Co., Curtiss, WI.

 

Notes for Alfred Ludwig "Soapy" (twin) Blume:

Obituary, Marshfield News Herald, September 27, 2000

 

        CURTISS - Alfred L. "Soapy" Blume, 75, of Curtiss, died Sept. 24, 2000, at his home in the Town of Hoard.

        Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

        Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.

        He was born June 29, 1925, in Fremont, Waupaca County, to Ludwig and Anna (nee Heil) Blume.  He served for two years toward the end of World War II in the United States Navy.  While farming in the Town of Holway, he was employed by Al Schuster Construction and Damm Bros. sawmill, both in Stetsonville.

        He is survived by two daughters, Nelda Thoreson of Curtiss and Alene (Randy) Richards of Arab, Ala.; three sons, Arden (Doris) Blume of Silverton, Ore., Robert (Ruth) Blume of Colby and Neil (Joy) Blume of Dorchester; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his sister; Catherine (Eugene) Purgett of Germantown; and his brother; Arthur Blume of Mosinee.

 

 

 

More About Alfred Ludwig "Soapy" (twin) Blume:

Burial: September 27, 2000, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

Military service: WW II Navy for two years

Occupation: Alfred farmed in the Town of Holway for many years.  He was also employed by Al Schuster Construction and Damm Bros. sawmill, both in Stetsonville, WI, until his retirement in 1984.

 

More About Enid Roberta Larson:

Burial: Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

       

Children of Alfred Blume and Enid Larson are:

        31               i.    Arden Ludwig6 Blume, born June 27, 1947.  He married Doris Marie Lavin November 29, 1975; born November 29, 1946.

 

More About Arden Ludwig Blume:

Occupation: Plant manager for the Palm Harbor Homes, mobile home plant.

Residence: Silverton,  OR

 

                                 32   ii.     Robert Adrian Blume, born December 09, 1948.  He married Ruth Magdalyn Kaiser November 18, 1967; born November 13, 1949.

 

More About Robert Adrian Blume:

Occupation: Works for the School District of Colby as assistant to the director of building and grounds.

Residence: Marathon Co., Colby, WI

 

                                 33   iii.    Neil Alfred (twin) Blume, born May 27, 1955.  He married (1) Diana Dea Smith November 12, 1979 in Clark Co.; born December 29, 1960; died November 15, 1995 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Wood Co., Marshfield, WI.  He married (2) Joy Lynn Vahl July 07, 1996; born September 28, 1959.

 

More About Neil Alfred (twin) Blume:

Occupation: A foreman for Badger Homes, modular homes.

Residence: Clark Co., Dorchester, WI

 

More About Diana Dea Smith:

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

                                 34   iv.    Nelda Carolyn (twin) Blume, born May 27, 1955.  She married (1) Darrell Joe Penney August 25, 1973; born January 06, 1950.  She married (2) Todd Randall Thoreson May 27, 1989.

 

More About Nelda Carolyn (twin) Blume:

Divorced: 1987

Occupation: Employed by Marathon Cheese.

Residence: Clark Co., Curtiss, WI

 

                                 35   v.     Alene Kay Blume, born March 20, 1964.  She married Randy Ray Richards September 01, 1984; born June 07, 1961.

 

More About Alene Kay Blume:

Occupation: Employed by Alabama A & M University.

Residence: Arab, AL

 

 

        10.  Ellen Martha (twin)5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born June 29, 1925 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI, and died May 16, 1999 in Medford, Taylor Co., WI (Source: (1) "Obituary.", (2) Cemetery headstone.).  She married Joseph Mikel Osolkowski October 25, 1947 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI, son of Albert Osolkowski and Kathryn Kowalewski.  He was born March 17, 1917 in Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI, and died October 10, 1995 in Curtiss, Clark Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.).

 

Notes for Ellen Martha (twin) Blume:

Obituary:

 

Ellen Osolkowski (1925-1999)

 

                Ellen Martha Osolkowski, 73, of Medford, died Sunday, May 16, at her home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford with Rev. Dennis Meulemans officiating.

                Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in the Town of Holway. Pallbearers will be Robert, Neil and Christopher Blume, Jason Mengel, David Casey, and Randy Busse.

                Visitation at Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, with a Rosary service at 6 p.m.

                The former Ellen M. Blume was born June 29, 1925, to Ludwig and Ann (Heil) Blume. Her marriage to Joseph M. Osolkowski took place on October 25, 1947, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen.

                She and her husband lived in Milwaukee where he was employed with the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 33 years. They retired in 1980 and moved to Curtiss. After the death of her husband on October 10, 1995, she moved to Medford. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.

                She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

                Survivors include three daughters, Linda (David Casey) Osolkowski of Rib Lake, Rita Osolkowski of San Francisco, Calif., and Ruth Mengel of Medford; a son, John (friend Colleen) Osolkowski of Medford, Ore.; two brothers, her twin Alfred of Dorchester and Arthur Blume of Mosinee; one sister, Catherine (Eugene) Purgett of Germantown; and five grandchildren.

                In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by many brothers and sisters.

 

 

 

More About Ellen Martha (twin) Blume:

Burial: May 20, 1999, St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

 

More About Joseph Mikel Osolkowski:

Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Cemetery headstone.)

Census 1: January 14, 1920, US Census, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI., Joseph is living with parents & siblings.

Census 2: April 15, 1930, US Census, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI., Joseph is living with parents & siblings.

Occupation: Worked 33 years for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad in Milwaukee, WI.  Was Constable of Curtiss, WI. in 1982.

       

Children of Ellen Blume and Joseph Osolkowski are:

        36               i.    John6 Osolkowski, born January 04, 1950 in Milwaukee Co., Milwaukee, WI.  He married Colleen ?.

 

More About John Osolkowski:

Residence: San Diego, CA

 

                                 37   ii.     Linda Osolkowski, born April 06, 1952 in Milwaukee Co., Milwaukee, WI.  She met (1) Kenneth Harold Degner; born October 22, 1952.  She married (2) David Casey July 08, 1998.

 

More About Linda Osolkowski:

Residence: N5885 CTH C, Rib Lake, WI 54470, phone 715-427-5643

 

                                 38   iii.    Rita Osolkowski, born January 31, 1955 in Milwaukee Co., Milwaukee, WI.

 

More About Rita Osolkowski:

Residence: San Francisco, CA

 

                                 39   iv.    Ruth Ann Osolkowski, born November 25, 1961 in Milwaukee Co., Milwaukee, WI.  She married Rex Lee Mengel September 25, 1982 in Clark Co., WI; born May 21, 1956.

 

More About Ruth Ann Osolkowski:

Divorced: January 31, 2000, Retained the name Ruth Osolkowski-Mengel

 

 

        11.  David Albert5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born August 01, 1927 in Town of Fremont, Waupaca Co., WI, and died May 22, 1979 in Anchorage, AK.  He married Julia Mary Samek.  She was born November 08, 1931 in Cook Co., Chicago, IL.

 

More About David Albert Blume:

Burial: Ashes were spread over Sewards Bay, AK (Source: WWII Memorial Marker at St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Holway, Taylor Co., WI.)

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Military service: WW II, US Navy

Occupation: Dave made his living as an auto & boat mechanic.  For entertainment he played piano accordian and organ.

 

More About Julia Mary Samek:

Individual Note: After David's death, Julia married John Watsjold.

Residence: 1999, 1328 Birchwood St., Anchorage, AK 99508-2916

       

Children of David Blume and Julia Samek are:

        40               i.    Steven Matthew6 Blume, born July 24, 1952 in Wood Co., Marshfield, WI.  He married Vicky Lynn ?.

 

More About Steven Matthew Blume:

Occupation: Street maintenance, Anchorage, AK

Residence: Anchorage, AK

 

                                 41   ii.     Michael David Blume, born January 02, 1954 in Seward, AK.

 

More About Michael David Blume:

Occupation: Department of Corrections, computer technician

Residence: Anchorage, AK

 

                                 42   iii.    Phyllis Ann Blume, born January 14, 1955 in Seward, AK.  She married Dale Wolfe.

 

More About Phyllis Ann Blume:

Occupation: Banquet waitress, Hilton Hotel

Residence: Anchorage, AK

 

                                 43   iv.    Paul Allen Blume, born November 08, 1956 in Seward, AK.  He married Unknown ?.

 

More About Paul Allen Blume:

Divorced: Late 1980's

Occupation: Maintenance

Residence: Anchorage, AK

 

 

        12.  Catherine Edna5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born May 08, 1929 in Marathon Township, Marathon Co., WI.  She married Eugene Edward Purgett June 21, 1947, son of Charles Purgett and Florence Bergstrom.  He was born November 26, 1926 in Withee, Clark Co., WI, and died January 14, 2001 in At home, Germantown, Washington Co., WI (Source: Social Security Death Index: United States.).

 

More About Catherine Edna Blume:

Individual Note: As a young girl, Katy worked out as a Mother's helper, which included laundry, ironing, cleaning house and caring for 3 small children for $5 a week.

Occupation: Katy's job as housewife, cook  and mother kept her very busy.

Residence: Germantown, WI

 

More About Eugene Edward Purgett:

Burial: Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, WI

Census 1: April 29, 1930, US Census, Town of Hixton, Clark Co., WI., Eugene is living with parents & siblings.

Medical Information: Eugene was diagnosed with Hepatoma Carcinoma in March 2000.

Military service: PFC US Army WWII

Occupation: Bulldozer operator, owned his own backfilling and grading business.

       

Children of Catherine Blume and Eugene Purgett are:

        44               i.    Anna6 Purgett, born March 20, 1948 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee Co., Milwaukee, WI; died January 17, 1979.  She married Brian Burdick November 10, 1972; born Abt. 1945.

 

More About Anna Purgett:

Cause of Death: Hodgekins Disease; cancer of the Lymph nodes.

Medical Information: A paternal uncle died of this disease, and one of his sons was also diagnosed with it, but is now cancer free.

Occupation: Worked in the office for Mercury Marine, Cedarburg, WI.

 

                                 45   ii.     Gloria J. Purgett, born May 10, 1949 in Chippewa Co., Stanley, WI.  She married (1) Stanley Plasky 1970.  She married (2) Robert W. Allen March 15, 1980 in Washburn Co., WI; born Abt. 1942.

 

More About Gloria J. Purgett:

Divorced: Bef. 1980

Occupation: receptionist for the Daily News, Hartford-West Bend Paper.

Residence: Hartford

 

More About Robert W. Allen:

Individual Note: Enjoys fishing and hunting

Occupation: Factory worker

 

                                 46   iii.    Duane C. Purgett, born October 09, 1954 in Medford Hospital, Taylor Co., Medford, WI; died May 17, 1976 in Germantown, WI.

 

Notes for Duane C. Purgett:

 Duane learned to play the accordion at an early age and even after he became blind, he continued to learn and play.

 

 

More About Duane C. Purgett:

Burial: May 19, 1976, Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend, WI

Medical Information: Duane lost his sight to Retinitus Pigmentosa when he was just a child.

 

                                 47   iv.    Paul Eugene Purgett, born June 15, 1957 in St. Michael's Hospital, Milwaukee Co., Milwaukee, WI.  He married Carol Graef September 23, 1978 in Washington Co., WI; born 1957.

 

More About Paul Eugene Purgett:

Occupation: Machinist

 

More About Carol Graef:

Occupation: Shopko employee

 

                                 48   v.     Laura Kay Purgett, born January 08, 1961 in Thiensville, WI.  She married William J. Kirchen July 05, 1980 in Ozaukee Co., WI; born May 24, 1955.

 

More About Laura Kay Purgett:

Occupation: Works with husband in home based CPA  business.

 

More About William J. Kirchen:

Occupation: Certified Public Accountant

 

 

        13.  Arthur William (twin)5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born April 18, 1932 in or near Marathon City,  Marathon Co., WI, and died June 14, 2002 in Mount View Nursing Home, Hospice Care, Wausau, Marathon Co., WI.  He married Ruby Marie Rodda October 25, 1958 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Twn of Holway, Taylor Co., WI (Source: Marriage license.), daughter of Daniel Rodda and Wanda Young.  She was born July 18, 1938 in Maplehurst Tnshp, Taylor Co., WI.

 

More About Arthur William (twin) Blume:

Burial: Ashes will be buried at the Blume Family farm, Township of Emmet, Marathon Co., WI

Cause of Death: Stroke

Divorced: October 27, 1979, Ruby Blume, Marathon Co., WI

Medical Information: Diagnosed with cancer of the mouth in May 2002.

Medical (Facts Page): February 1997, Art fell on an icy road and received severe head injuries.  This resulted in loss of short and long term memory.  After his hospital stay, he went to live on the family farm with his daughter Cheryl  for about 2 years, later moving to a CBRF in Mosinee, WI

Occupation: Worked at a mobile home manufacturing plant as well as other construction, farmed and tended bar.

 

More About Ruby Marie Rodda:

Occupation: Worked as a senior accountant in a CPA firm for more than 35 years.

Residence: Spencer, WI

       

Children of Arthur Blume and Ruby Rodda are:

        49               i.    Cheryl Ann6 Blume, born July 19, 1959 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Wood Co., Marshfield, WI.  She married Jeffrey Gerard Novitzke July 17, 1976 in Wood Co., Hewitt, WI; born February 03, 1956 in Marathon Co., Emmet Twp., Edgar, WI.

 

More About Cheryl Ann Blume:

Divorced: July 1987, Marathon Co.

Occupation: Registered nurse

Residence: Town of Emmet, Marathon Co., Mosinee, WI

 

More About Jeffrey Gerard Novitzke:

Occupation: Farmer

Residence: Rural Edgar, WI

 

                                 50   ii.     Kevin Michael Blume, born June 27, 1961 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Wood Co., Marshfield,WI.  He married Brenda Sue Pierson September 17, 1988 in Catholic Church, Marathon Co., Mosinee, WI; born Abt. 1968.

 

Notes for Kevin Michael Blume:

Kevin was taught the love of music by his Father Art and Uncles Julius and Leo.  He can play just about any instrument he picks up, and has played piano, organ, alto and tenor saxophone, lead and bass guitar, banjo and pumpkinseed mandolin.

 

More About Kevin Michael Blume:

Divorced: Abt. 1996, Marathon Co., Wausau, WI

Residence: Eland, WI

 

                                 51   iii.    Richard Alan Blume, born January 02, 1964 in At home in Colby, WI., Clark Co..  He married Gwendolyn Louise Wunsch-Keeler July 07, 2001 in Sylvan Hill Park, Marathon Co., Wausau, WI; born August 13, 1958 in Wichita, KS.

 

More About Richard Alan Blume:

Residence: Wausau, WI

 

More About Gwendolyn Louise Wunsch-Keeler:

Divorced: June 07, 1999, From Todd Wunsch

 

 

        15.  Leo Herman5 Blume (Ludwig Wilhelm4, Joseph3 Blome-Blume, Johann Friedrich Christoph2, Friedrich Adolf1 Blome) was born April 02, 1935 in or near Marathon City, Marathon Co., WI, and died April 27, 1998 in Medical Lake, near Spokane, WA.  He married Ruth Virginia Keithley August 04, 1962 in Bel Air, MD.  She was born Abt. 1935.

 

Notes for Leo Herman Blume:

  Leo learned to play a button accordion, and according to his brother Arthur, had his first public performance at a country school in the Town of Holway, rural Owen, WI area at the age of 4.   As a young man, he played at various dance halls and bars, later moving to the Milwaukee, WI area where he made his living playing in piano bars for a time.

   Leo won the Canadian National Award for his accordion playing in about 1985, and got to meet and play with Myron Floren from the Lawrence Welk Orchestra during that time.  He continued to play button accordion (Hohner and Yugoslav style) as well as the piano accordion up to his death.

   Leo and Ruth lived in Fairbanks, AK for several years; later moving to the Spokane, WA area.

 

 

 

More About Leo Herman Blume:

Cause of Death: Myocardial infarction

Individual Note: Leo raced dirt track stockcars in Alaska in the early '70's.

Military service: Bet. 1962 - 1964, Served in the US Army,  Aberdeen, MD.  He graduated as the honor student of the Automotive Repair Course with the highest academic grade of twenty-six students in his class.

Occupation: Leo made his living as an auto mechanic.

Residence: Medical Lake, WA. Near Spokane.

 

More About Ruth Virginia Keithley:

Residence: Medical Lake, near Spokane, WA

       

Child of Leo Blume and Ruth Keithley is:

        52               i.    Phillip Mark6 Blume, born January 08, 1964 in Seward, AK.

 

More About Phillip Mark Blume:

Residence: Medical Lake, near Spokane, WA

 

 

 


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