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Glenn C. Blome and Laura Bolle Blome

Laura Bolle was born on a farm east of Madrid June 15, 1900. Her parents were F. M. Bolle and Martha Ann Hamman Bolle. F. M. was born in 1867 and died in 1949. Martha Ann Hamman was born in 1870, and died in 1922. Her parents were Suzana Hamman, born October 2, 1843, and died July 10, 1911 and Amos Hamman, born March 16, 1839 and died May 26, 1929.

Amos Hamman was a Civil War veteran. Laura's maternal aunt, Zoe Hamman, was a long-time employee of the Farmers State Bank, in Madrid. Laura graduated from Madrid High School in 1920.

Glenn C. Blome was one of two sons of George and Martha Ann Blome, longtime farmers in the Madrid area. George passed away in 1967, and Martha Ann in 1972. Both Glenn and his brother, Arthur, became physicians and left the Madrid area to practice in the Ottumwa area. They retired in Texas, where they continue to reside. The family was affiliated with the Methodist Church.

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