Category Archives: US Census

Census records led to this information.

Charles Block was  four years old when he first appeared on a census roll and in 1880, the Solomon & Mary Block family were living in New Orleans, Louisiana. I found his full name was Charles Henry Block and he … Continue reading

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Pappy’s maternal grandparents

See Samuel & Rosa Marx Surname page based on information from the 1880 US Census.

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Charles A Bloom and Grace Rhine, my great grandparents

Beginning with the 1920 US Census for Pine Bluff, Grace M. Bloom, enumerated as ‘widowed mother’ or the ‘head-of household’ with my grandparents, John R. Bloom and Emma Marie (Block) Bloom. Later, I found my grandfather, John Ryan Rhine Bloom, … Continue reading

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Some of my famous mishpocha

These individuals are related by marriage to descendants of  Theresa Bloch (Rabbi Wise’s first wife) and also his first cousin,  Solomon Block. Dr. Isaac Mayer Wise    Rabbi, the Architect of American Reform Judaism in America) Adolph Simon Ochs  (New York … Continue reading

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My grandfather John R Bloom 1884 to 1935 and his ancestors

When I became interested in my family’s genealogy a decade ago, there was no  living relative who remembered anything about my maternal grandfather except his, name … John Bloom.  With the resources of and (the Mormon Church genealogy … Continue reading

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Solomon Block big shot

“….Solomon Block, one of the earliest Jewish settlers in Camden and the first president of the local congregation. As head of the local school board, Block fought off attempts to require bible reading in the public schools.

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Dora Ghertner’s parents discovered

In 1920, the US Census in Nashville, Tennessee includes Lewis (age 62) and Dena (age 65) Cooper, as in-laws living in the home

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Pappy’s pop: Did you know?

Eduard Scharff, residing in Welsh, Louisiana, USA applied for a United States Passport on 7 May 1894. Eduard stated his birth date was 11 January, 1857 and his place of birth was Rhein Pfalz, Germany; which appears to have been … Continue reading

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