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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Frederick F. Blom, merchant, is the son of Henry W. and Cathrina E. (Dickman) Blom, both natives of Germany. The mother had been previously married to a Mr. Voltman, with whom she came to St. Louis. She was afterward married to the father of our subject, and later moved to Franklin County, where she died. She had one son by her first marriage, and ten sons and two daughters by her second marriage. Of these children only five are now living. Frederick F. was born in Franklin County, January 28, 1860, and was educated in the common schools of the county. He remained at home until 1882, when he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine M. Lefmann, a native of this County, born in the year 18€1. To this union were born three children, viz.: Louis H. W., Henry W.., Frederick W. In 1881, Mr. Blom, in partnership with his father, opened a store of general merchandise at Jeffriesburgh, where they remained in partnership two years, when the son became sole proprietor, and has been in active business ever since. In 1886 he was appointed postmaster at Jeffriesburgh, and is holding the office at present. Mr. Blom has made this county his home all his life, and is accounted a good business man and an honest, upright citizen. In politics, he is a stanch Democrat, but has never aspired to any place of public trust, but has always attended strictly to business, and as a result has met with well-merited success and patronage.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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