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Christian Hufford Blosser (1916)


Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 1/31/2011 at 14:56:39

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, April 26, 1916
Page 1


The death of Christian Blosser, an old resident of Crawford township, occurred on the evening of Thursday, April 20th, from a stroke of apoplexy, which attacked him early Wednesday morning.

Mr. Blosser came from Ohio to Crawford township, at a period prior to the war, possibly between 1856 and 1860. He married Miss Martha Gamble, a sister of Michael Gamble of Winterset, on April 19, 1866, his last illness coming on the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding day. His life in Iowa was spent in the same locality within the radius of one mile. He served in the 34th Div. of Iowa for three years.

Two children, Effie and John, remain to comfort their mother, also a sister, Mrs. Lovelace and a brother Samuel Blosser, all of Crawford township.

Rev. Aten of the Patterson M. E. church conducted the burial services on Saturday morning at the family residence with interment in the Montpelier cemetery

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, May 3, 1916
Page 1, Column 7

Christian H. Blosser

Christian Hufford Blossser, an Iowa resident for sixty years, died at his home in Crawford township on April 29th. Born in Fairfield, Ohio, Jan. 10, 1839, he came to Iowa at the age of seventeen, spending the balance of his seventy seven years of life in the same vicinity.

Coming here seven years after the founding of Winterset, Mr. Blosser passed through the vicissitudes, hardships and pleasures resultant from pioneer life and the establishing of social obligations. In all of these relations to community and to individuals with whom he came in contact, Mr. Blosser was a gentleman and a man universally respected and esteemed.

His marriage to Miss Martha Gamble, April 19, 1866, was a happy and ideal one. To them were born three children, two of whom survive him, John and Effie. Mr. Blosser's record as a veteran of three years service in the Civil War in the 34th Iowa, was a matter of pride to him as well as to his comrades.

The attack of apoplexy which resulted in his death, came on the fiftieth anniversary of his wedding.


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