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Jacob Blickensderfer

Jacob Blickensderfer

Posted: 6 Jul 2000 4:06PM GMT
Edited: 4 Nov 2003 2:03PM GMT
I'm searching for any relatives of Jacob Blickensderfer, born May 9, 1816, in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and died February 26, 1899, in Oakland, Missouri. I'm interested in any diaries, letters, etc. that describe his experience as a member of the Union Pacific Railroad Commission.

Blickensderfer

Alyssa (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jul 2000 6:23PM GMT
Hi there-
i am interested in reserarching the geneology of my family and came across this web page in my search. I am from New York State and my father was a Blickensderfer named John. I was wondering how extensive a family tree you have? I have lists of names but not a very good tree. If you can help, or lend any tips i would be appretiaitive.

thanks so much,
alyssa blickensderfer

Blickensderfer

Posted: 17 Jul 2000 6:58PM GMT
Edited: 4 Nov 2003 2:03PM GMT
Alyssa-
I'm not working on the actual Blickensderfer genealogy, just historical info on Jacob. However, there is a Blickensderfer genealogy web page that helped me. Check out www.cyndislist.com and look under the "surname" category or "family web page" category. You should be able to track them down. If not, write me back.

Blickensderfer, Pleikensdoerfer, Pleak, Blick, Plick

Sharon (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2000 11:16PM GMT
My mother's maiden name is Pleak (used to be Blickensderfer, we think) her parents of Estal and Gertrude Dundon Pleak.There also is a grandfather on my wall and will have to look to see who it is. One grandparent was Lucinda, I think. Mom talks, talked ofter about her. I have met most of the relatives when living; She is 93 and can answer, remember the past if you give me some hints. She even remembered the typewriter and the flatboats.There is a picture of the him, I think, standing by a train. At least one of your family has gone to great lengths to trace the ancesters. I have pictures of ancesters and my grandfather's Marine sword from the Spanish American War with Teddy R. I have just started exploring and have found a good all-around db for reasearch: hotbot.com. Try the last names with and without the "". Also, please help me find how and when the named changed. In the Pleak (mostly now from Indiana) history both in the Decatur "old" and "older" familys' books they trace it back to Johannes Blickensderfer or Pleak who married Ester Wade. They say she was the sister of Gen. Wade of Revolutionary War fame; but the only reference I can find is that her father was in the war "Dawson Wade". Please keep me informed. How do you get those pictures up on the Internet ancestry pages? I hope to go back to VA. next yr. and the Nalt Archives to study these families. The Pleak history, pretty well maintained and supported, of which my mom probably is the oldest living relative also said a "Johannes or Johann (also John) landed at Jamestown around 1723 and married Wade. I find reference to the birth/marriage in Ky. but of course during that time Ky covered a lot more territory. Some of the history for activities of your family match up what mom has been telling me as I grew up... so how is the connection for sure? I was orginally told that we were Dutch, American Indian, French (from some war either declared or among families... as a high schooler we visited many of her relatives and I heard several really good historical stories.) and a few skeletons. would appreciate all the info. Mom would too as she has me printing up everything I find for her to read. She just surrived cancer, breathing problems and lung clots. She is fairly sharp of mind. Taught 45 yrs.at PS 72 in Indianapolis IN 4/5th grade; emphasis and travel in American History. She also took off with a girlfriend who wanted to visit NYC one summer and mom studied Law for 2 summers at Columbia Univ. Law School. She is and was quite a pioneer. (R) = Ruth (her aunt whose picture is on our wall) mom's Chirstain name is Ruth Isabelle Wallace and she married my Dad Truman R. Wallace of Stilesville Indiana and lived in Indianapolis, south call West Edgewood. PLEASE PASS THIS ON.... look for a lady named Joyce Blickensderfer who has done a lot of genealogy work. Thanks. Sharon (Wallace) Thurgood age 60 b. 9/11/40
Posted: 19 Dec 2000 5:39AM GMT
Edited: 3 Jul 2001 2:28PM GMT
Sharon -- I'm not certain if we've exchanged e-mail, but please stop by the Blick Surname web page at:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/6311
There may be some information there for you. You can reach me at Blick_TX@yahoo.com and there are several researching this line.
Good hunting...

Re: Blickensderfer, Pleikensdoerfer, Pleak, Blick, Plick

william blickenstaff (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jun 2004 8:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a family graveyard near Lafayette Ind that is overgrown in woods that has old headstones for Pleak, and Blickenstaff and I think a couple other spellings of the family
If anyone is interested in this info contact me

Re: Jacob Blickensderfer

Posted: 3 Jul 2011 4:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
He was my grandmother's grandfather. Many of our family have the family history books that he published. My cousin has all of his diaries. They were left by my Aunt Norah Lee Brown.

Re: Jacob Blickensderfer

Posted: 27 Aug 2011 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do the diaries mention his ride on the cowcatcher? I have a copy of that photo from Union Pacific files and would be happy to share.

My husband was adopted by John and Ruth (Hufft) Blickensderfer. John was Jacob's grandson.

Re: Jacob Blickensderfer

Posted: 28 Aug 2011 5:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Cool! Would love to see that photo.

Re: Jacob Blickensderfer

Posted: 28 Aug 2011 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've placed a cropping from the photo on my family site:
http://blicksfamilyworkbook.blogspot.com/2011/08/jacob-blick...

You're welcome to download.
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