Henry Bloomer 1820 - 1891
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Date: 9/4/2017 at 09:51:01
Mr. Henry Bloomer, an old and well known German citizen of Burlington, died yesterday morning [December 4, 1891] at his home at No. 1017 North Seventh Street, after an illness but three days. His illness began Tuesday and developed rapidly from a simple cold into congestion of the lungs and terminated in heart failure.
Mr. Bloomer was born in Germany, March 5, 1820. He came to Burlington in 1840, and had resided here ever since. He is survived by the faithful partner of his joys, and ten children. Five sons and five daughters, all of who are married, with the exception of one son and one daughter, who reside at the family home. One son has his home in Belton, Texas, and one daughter resides at Seattle, Washington — the rest are residents of this vicinity.
Mr. Bloomer, during nearly all of his life in Burlington, until his retirement a few years since has been connected with the wholesale grocery houses of this city. He began with the Coolbaugh frim and continued through the various changes of Kimball & Co., Wright, Bell, Chamberlin & Co., Bell, Tollerten & Co., Bell, Smith & Taylor Co. His faithfulness to duty and his industrious, provident habits were marked characteristics of the man.
He was esteemed and respected by all with whom he had dealings and dies mourned alike by wife, children and friends. His remains will be interred Sunday afternoon at one o’clock.
The Burlington Hawk-Eye, Saturday, December 5, 1891, page 4.
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