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Bloedel, Christian C. 1825-1901


Posted By: Ken Johnson (email)
Date: 2/20/2022 at 13:38:46

From the Wed., 13 Feb. 1901 issue of “North Iowa Times” (McGregor, IA), page 5, column 5:


Christian C. Bloedel an old settler and at one time a prominent business man of this city, quietly passed the portals of yonder shore Thursday morning at 3 o’clock.

The deceased was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, April 19, 1825. When a young man he learned the trade of a wagon maker. In 1848 he came to America and located at Pittsburg [sic], Pa., where he resided for six years. In 1849 he was married to Miss Sophia Heine. He located at Detroit, Mich., where he opened a grocery store, after disposing of this venture, he moved to Saganaw [sic], where he worked at his trade and cultivated a small farm. In 1859 he came to Guttenberg, Iowa, where he resided about a year, then locating in this city about 1860 where he engaged in the manufacturing of wagons and buggies, as his business progressed more help was needed, his sons taking active part in the business. In 1875 he took his son George into the business, the firm of Bloedel and Son, did a large business sending their wagons to all parts of western Iowa, Minn., and Dakota. About 1887 George withdrew from the business and located at Duluth, where he established a furniture business. Duluth is the home of Henry, George and Johanna.

The deceased after disposing of his business retiring from active life, was a sufferer of rheumatism and then had his eyes operated on to save his sight. He never seemed to fully recover from the shock his nerves received, last fall he had a long sick spell of which he finally recovered, and during the summer his eye sight was good. He was around until about four weeks ago when he was taken with the grippe, which caused his death. The services were held at the German church Sunday afternoon Rev. G. Moery of Dubuque, an old friend of the family officiating. Itasca Lodge I. O. O. F. of which he was an old and honored member had charge of the services at the grave. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place at Oakland cemetery. There remains to mourn the loss of a kind father and husband the widow, four sons Henry, George, Leonard and Charles, and one daughter Johanna.

There were in attendance Henry and George Bloedel of Duluth, Leonard of Omaha, Henry Heine of Chicago, Mrs. Martin Kneckt and Mrs. Fuerst of Milwaukee.

The family desire to tender their thanks to their friends who so kindly assisted in the bereavement of the husband and father Christian C. Bloedel.


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