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Mathias & Johanne Ehlers BLOHM of Drochtersen, Germany

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Mathias & Johanne Ehlers BLOHM of Drochtersen, Germany

Reiley Kidd (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2004 9:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blohm, Schmoldt, Ehlers
My ancestor, Johan Wilhelm (John William) BLOHM, was born in Drochtersen, Kingdom of Hanover, on Jan. 18, 1820. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1846, landing in New Orleans and making his way to Cass Co., IL, where he raised his family.
Recently I've learned through the state archives in the district of Stade that his parents were Mathias BLOHM and his wife Johanne, born EHLERS. Mathias was a distiller in Drochtersen.
From old family letters (1860's to 1920), it's clear that Johan Wilhelm had a brother, August Blohm, and several sisters (Dorette, Lotte, and Trinchen) who remained in Germany. Another sister, Johanna, married Robert SCHMOLDT in 1852 in Hamburg, and this couple later joined William in Illinois.
Would love to contact others working on this family.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Reiley Kidd 31 Jan 2004 4:18PM GMT 
Albin von Spreckelsen 1 Feb 2004 5:58PM GMT 
jasheady 4 Feb 2006 2:06AM GMT 
Ingrid2005GBU 14 Mar 2013 7:55PM GMT 
radcrk 17 Mar 2013 5:13PM GMT 
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