Forest County Pennsylvania
Historical Newspapers -
F. BLUM WAS BLACKSMITH IN TIONESTA FOR 60 YEARS.
TIONESTA - Among
the first settlers in Tionesta about 1800 was the family of William
Henry Blum. They had come from Germany to settle in the area when
it was still very sparsely inhabited.
[I believe this is in error, the
first Blum was Johannes Herman Blum who came to Tionesta ca 1842 - 1845]
A grandson, William Frederick Blum, came from Germany at the age of
15 years to live with his grandparents.
[Believe he could be the grandson of Johannes
Herman Blum, his father being Peter Blum who is thought to be a son
of J. Herman Blum who never emigrated here; but J. Herman Blum's will
as recorded names him as a nephew]
He took up blacksmithing as an occupation and opened a shop in Tionesta
which he ran until his death at the age of 75.
The blacksmith built his own building and forged his own tools.
He specialized in shoeing race horses and his list included horses belonging
to people from Oil City and many of the surrounding communities.
Blum forged all the nails and shoes for the race horses as well as those
used or the teams of oxen which
were used quite frequently in those days.
He was married to the former Mary Magdalene Elschlager of Clarion.
They had six boys and two girls, Dora Elizabeth, David Henry, Leonard
William, Amos Adolph, Phillip Arthur, Frederick William, Benjamin Harrison,
and Margarite Pauline.
Three of the children survive today. They are Mrs. Margarite Pauline
Grimm of Warren, O., and Fred and Harrison Blum of Oil City.
Transcribed on July 26, 2001
from a newspaper clipping in my possession. (Linda Blum-Barton)
(Handwritten date on the clipping is Aug 30 – 56) (Probably from
Oil City Derrick)
Warren Evening Mirror
Wednesday, August 29, 1917
Forest County Fills Quota
Now Has Finished Its Work and Adjourned After Passing on All Claims
First man Drafted Asked for Exemption But His Claim Was Refused
Tionesta, Pa., Aug. 29.--- The Forest county exemption board on
Tuesday and Wednesday of last week completed its work of examining the
second call for men to fill the county's quota of 34 men needed for
the new national army. Forty-two men were called last week and of this
number fourteen were accepted, four were exempted on claims of dependent
wife and children, 26 rejected for physical disabilities or on account
of being aliens and two who had previously enlisted in army service
did not appear for examination. The total statistics for the county
in brief are as follows:
Passed and reported.........41
Before adjourning the board passed
on all exemption claims, all being allowed but one, on the grounds of
dependent wife and children. There were no claims for exemption on account
of being the support of his widowed mother. It was shown that there
were a number of other sons left to support the mother and therefore
his claim was refused and he was reported for service with the other
draftees, who expect to be called out about September 1.
who passed last week were:
Forest Alvin Blum, Tionesta.
Irwin Kelly, Tionesta.
Glenn Klinestiver, East
Earl Ransom Stoer, Kellettille.
Timothy Veryl Coon, Clarington.
Lloyd Fitzgerald, Lynch.
Orie Clifford Kinch, Kellettille.
Elmer Taft, Endeavor.
Frank Russell McCauley, Truemans.
Kiffer, West Hickory.
Miles Edwin Weingard, Tionesta.
Franklin Rust, Endeavor.
Those exempted were:
Charles F. Cussins,
Warren Hoover, Muzette.
Charles G. Johnson, Nebraska.
Charles Nelson Russell, Kellettville.
Those rejected were:
George Mick Nicklas, Parrish.
Ralph E. Whitman, Marienville.
S. Mitchlem, Nebraska.
Noah Leslie, Rossy.
Stacy Joseph Carter,
John Wallace Sanner, Tionesta.
Frank Sebastian Kline,
Cecil Guiton, Muzette.
John Douglas Silvis, Hottelville.
Merle Mead Davies, Tionesta.
Lloyd Madison Price, Kellettville.
Floyd F. Fitzgerald, Hottelville.
Delmar Benson Uplinger, Pigeon.
Fred Harrison Gesin, Marienville.
Floyd H. Brooks, Newmansville.
Clarence B. Woodcock, W. Hickory.
Anobray Lubas, West Hickory.
Russell Blair McMartin, Mayburg.
Charles C. Bortzer, Tionesta.
Harold James McClellan, Truemans.
Ralph M. Siggins, Tionesta.
Daniel Witherell, Endeavor.
Those who had previously enlisted
James A. Watson, Kellettville.
Byron Anderson, East Hickory.
Girls Fill Fine Positions.
Aug. 29---Tionesta annually sends out a number of her good school teachers
who are successfully filling good positions in other communitites. Those
who left the first of the week are: Miss Blanche Pease, Akron, Ohio;
Miss Maude Canfield, Munhall, Pa.; Miss Clare Henry, Ambridge, Pa.,;
Misses Goldie Hill and Florence Hilton, Freedom, Pa.; Miss Evelyn Grove,
Woodlawn, Pa. These young ladies will attend the annual institutes this
week and wll take up their regular work next week. Miss June Herman
and Miss Erdie Wolfe will go to Akron later to resume their work in
Call Extended to Maryland Pastor.
Pa., Aug. 29.---The Tionesta Presbyterian church at a well attended
congregational meeting held on Monday evening voted unanimously to extend
a call to Rev. Mr. Kribbs of Ashville, Maryland, to become the pastor
of the church. Rev. Mr. Kribbs as a young man who has been doing supply
work in the city of Baltimore and recently preached in the Tionesta
church, giving ver good satisfaction to his hearers. He has a wife and
two children and will accept the call, expecting to move his family
into the manse here. The church has been vacant since the resignation
of the former pastor, Rev. Harry A. Baxley, who accepted a call the
first of the present year to the Second Presbyterian Church at Johnstown,
Pa. The local supports of the church will be pleased to learn that services
will soon be a regular feature in this popular house of worship.
Marienville Gets Gas
Marienville, Pa., Aug. 29.---The president, David
Mintz, on August 22, 1917, filed a petition with the Public Service
Commission at Harrisburg, Pa., asking leave to increase its schedule
of rates from the present rate of 27 cents per thousand cubic feet with
2 cents rebate if paid on or before the 15th of each month, to 32 cents
per thousand cubic feet, said increase if granted to take effect on
December 1, 1917.
Glass Company Is Making Good
Marienville, pa., Aug. 29.,
---One of the flourishing industries of this community is the Marienville
Glass Company, which held its annual meeting of stockholders here last
week. The report of the expenses and earnings of the company made by
Manager R. R. Underwood showed a very favorable condition, with a net
profit for the year of $9,000.00. Many improvements are contemplated
in the construction of the plant, which will be substantially enlarged.
The following officers and directors were elected: President, L. H.
Hensch; vice-president, R. E. Goodwin; secretary, W. H. Pickens; treasurer,
D. B. Shields; manager, R. R. Underwood; directors, R. R. Underwood,
D. B. Shields, David Mintz, L. H. Mensch, B. F. Kendall, R. E. Goodwin
and W. H. Pickens.
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