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Below is a family biography included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1880.  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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T. J. BLOOM, miller; P. O. and residence New Madison. The business interests of New Madison could not be properly presented without a more than passing notice of “The New Madison Mills,” of which Mr. Bloom is proprietor. He came here in 1868; the business of the mill could then be done in from two to three days’ run in each week. In 1875, Mr. Bloom determined on improvement; tore down the old mill and rebuilt it, placing an entire new set of machinery, which included the patent process, and now has a capacity to produce forty barrels of flour and grind 150 bushels of corn in a twelve-hour run, and is prepared, both by experience and improved methods, to produce the very best of flour; he is doing both a custom and merchant business, and such is the reputation of his flour, that he sells all of it on orders, thus saving the expense and risk of consignments. Mr. Bloom, although a young man, is already one of the prominent and substantial business men of New Madison. He was born in Preble Co. in 1845; his father was a miller, and T. J. naturally grew to be a miller while young He enlisted in the three-months service in 1862, and was taken prisoner at Harper’s Ferry and held until sometime after the expiration of his term of service, then paroled, after which he returned to New Madison and resumed milling. Was married in 1864 to Miss Mary C., daughter of Lewis S. Davis, of Richmond, Ind.; they have one child— Charles.

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This family biography is one of 659 biographies included in The History of Darke County, Ohio published in 1880 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Darke County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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