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Caroline Bloomer 1835 - 1918


Posted By: deb (email)
Date: 9/4/2017 at 09:49:19

Mrs. Caroline Bloomer, widow of Henry Bloomer, passed away at St. Francis Hospital [in Burlington] at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning [March 21, 1918]. Her death was hastened by a fall that she suffered some ten days ago. The funeral will be held from the H. M. Karver home, 511 South Starr Avenue, Thursday morning [March 23], with services at St. John’s Church at 10 o’clock, and interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends are invited to these services.

Caroline Disterhof was of German descent and was born at Odessa, Russia, November 16, 1835. The family came to New Orleans via the Mediterranean Sea ten years later and located in Cleveland, Ohio, coming to Burlington in 1850. The following year [on August 16, 1852] deceased was married to Anton Karver, who passed away in 1859.

In 1860 [April 12, 1860] deceased became the wife of Henry Bloomer, who died about twenty-five years ago. Mrs. Bloomer had become a member of St. John’s Catholic Church at the age of 17 and remained a worker in the church, never tiring of good deeds.

She is survived by the following children, Henry Karver and Martin Karver of this city, W. B. Bloomer of this city; Mrs. Frank Luttenegger of this county; Mrs. Clara Hawkey of Seattle, Washington; Mrs. John Koestner of Peoria, Illinois; Mrs. John Evermann of Brant, Canada; and John B. Bloomer of Burlington. There are thirty-five grandchildren and a number of great grand-children. She is also mourned by two sisters, Mrs. Henry Strothmann of Burlington and Mrs. Niels Christensen of Des Moines County, and a half-brother, Henry Gross, of this city.

Many friends will hold her in affectionate remembrance. During the greater part of her life she dwelt in the old family home on Franklin Street, honored by all who knew her.

The Burlington Hawk-Eye, March 20, 1918, page 5.


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