Friday, July 14, 2017

CDV of Union Soldier, Possibly Civil War; tucked in the Bible of Jeremiah Bloom & Susanna (Snyder) Bloom of Ohio; Passed on to their son James Hagan Bloom of Sherwood, Ohio

Carte de visite of a Union soldier, possibly Civil War and possibly Ohio or Pennsylvania.  No studio imprint.

The CDV was found tucked in the Bible of Jeremiah Bloom & Susanna (Snyder) Bloom, Pennsylvania natives who moved to Ohio.  Judging from the mementos tucked in, I believe that the Bible then passed on to their son James Hagan Bloom (1859-1926), an undertaker and furniture dealer at Sherwood, Ohio.  The Bible contains three pages of family records, as well as CDVs and tintypes, documents and mementos.

I didn't find a record of military service for Jeremiah.  His sons were too young to fight in the Civil War, though they could have served in a later era.

Interestingly, though, Jeremiah's younger brothers Jacob S. Bloom and Esau Bloom served in Company H of the Sixty-Fourth Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Both were wounded.  Perhaps the soldier shown above is Jacob or Esau.

Surnames of people who married into the Bloom family:
  • Cline
  • Cripe
  • Miller
  • Partee
  • Pontius

If you recognize this man from your family photographs or research, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps you can find his data in national database of citizens and will be able to recognize all of his background.