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Mathilda Shultz Blum/Bloom was born 14 Mar 1859 in Germany and came to America in 1884. She married Fredrich Wilhelm Blum, who was also born in Germany.
They had 9 children who were born in Westmoreland and Fayette counties - John Carl, Fred Wilhelm, Lena Emilie, August Emil, Gustave Robert, Mathilda Juliana, William Edward, Emma Anna, and Carl Emil.
Mathilda and Fred a farm in South Connellsville, Fayette county. Both are buried in Hill Grove Cemetery in Connellsville.
Their daughter Mathilda Juliana Blum married Ogle Leo Long.
Submitted by Joanne Long Lloyd, great granddaughter