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Blomer, John Aloysius
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John Aloysius BLOMER, born 1793 in Marbeck, Westphalia, married Christina BRUECKMANN, born 1803 in Erle, Westphalia. In 1843 the family came to America and located in Quincy, where Mr. BLOMER for many years worked in brickyards. In 1872 he departed this life, while his wife lived ten years longer, her death occurring 1882. Henry BLOMER, son of John Aloysius and Christina (BRUECKMANN) BLOMER, born in 1833, in his younger days assisted his father in the brickyard, was apprenticed to the firm Henry DETERS and George BORSTADT, brick masons, contractors, and builders. After serving apprenticeship, he worked for the firm for four years as a journeyman. Then he entered the service of Robert McCOMB, contractor and builder, for whom he worked three years, and then, together with Philip STEINBACH, entered into partnership with Robert McCOMB, under the firm name McComb & Company, said firm existing for seven years, when Mr. McCOMB withdrew and started a lumberyard, while Henry BLOMER and Philip STEINBACH continued in business for several years. John Bernard BLOMER, a brother of Henry BLOMER, born in 1835, who became a member of the firm, later located in Waco, Texas, owing to failing health. Later still he returned to Quincy, where he died February 1, 1910. In 1866 Henry BLOMER went into the pork packing business, in which he continued for many years. He married Anna KLATT, born in Oldenburg, who at an early day with her parents came to Cincinnati, and in 1852 located in Quincy. Henry BLOMER died in April, 1906; his wife departed this. life in 1911. John BLOMER, eldest son of Henry and Anna (KLATT) BLOMER was born in Quincy June 26, 1870, was educated in the parochial school then entered St. Francis College in Quincy and graduated in 1888 Entering the packing house of BLOMER, WOLF & MICHAEL, he became vice president when Fred WOLF retired from the firm. In 1900 the company was reorganized and John BLOMER became secretary and treasurer. After the death of Henry BLOMER in 1906, Joseph Michael became president and the firm continued until February, 1913, when their large packing establishment was destroyed by fire. Since that time John BLOMER has retired, from active business. Dr. Joseph Henry BLOMER, born July 30, 1877, as a son of Henry and Anna (KLATT) BLOMER, attended the parochial school, then entered St. Francis College, where be took a business and shorthand course, then a classical and philosophical course. After taking a scientific and medical course in Chicago University, he graduated in 1906. Then be became an intern at St. Anthony's Hospital, Chicago. Finally he took a post-graduate course in New York City, after which he returned to Quincy in the fall of 1908 and has been a practicing physician here ever since. In November, 1915, he married Idelle Martin McDAVITT.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 3364-365.

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