This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.

The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.


Mrs. Rosanna Bloom died Saturday, August 24, 1889 in the 59th year of her age. She was born July 22, 1831, in Wortemberg Provence Germany being the daughter of Jacob and Rosanna (Spaeth) Lederer. When Rosanna was one year of age her parents emigrated to America and settle near New Washington and since then she has always resided in Crawford county.
Rosanna Lederer was married February 26, 1854, to Frederick Bloom and they have been the parents of six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows: Maggie, died in infancy; Jacob Bloom, killed February 13, 1889; Martha, now Mrs. Hal Fox; Will, Mariah and Allie.
In 1859 the Bloom family moved to DeKalb and have resided there ever since. Mrs. Bloom was raised in the German Lutheran faith but about six years ago united with the United Presbyterian church. She had been in failing health for three years and during this time has not done a days work or been able to walk.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, services being held at the United Presbyterian church and the remains were buried at Oakland cemetery.

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