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Oliver O. BLOSE, Jr.
Emma STRAUB
Louisa Sara STENNER
Louisa Catharine SMITH
Martha WEISS
Husband:  Oliver O. BLOSS / BLOSE
Birth:  18 May 1847, Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Death:  12 Mar 1933, at home in Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Disposition:  buried St. John's Church Cemetery, Palmerton, Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Occupation:  school teacher, merchant
Father:  Jacob BLOSS / BLOSE (1820-1896)
Mother:  Salinda PETER / PETERS (1828-1909)
Marriage-1:  24 Jan 1869, Carbon Co., PA
Wife-1:  Emma STRAUB / STROUP said to be Emma Rebecca STRAUB / STROUP
Birth:  1850/1, Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Living:  26 Apr 1873
Death:  by 1880
Disposition:  buried St. John's Church Cemetery, Palmerton, Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Daniel STRAUB
Mother:  Ellen __?__
Marriage-2:  25 Jan 1879
Wife-2:  Louisa Sara STENNER
Birth:  26 Jun 1850, Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Death:  3 Nov 1894, at home in Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Disposition:  buried St. John's Church Cemetery, Palmerton, Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. ca. 1869, William KAUFFMAN (1851-1870)
Father:  Heinrich Joseph STENNER (1818-1876)
Mother:  Maria Anna HAHN (1827-1900)
Marriage-3:  20 Apr 1895
Wife-3:  Louisa Catharine SCHMIDT / SMITH
Birth:  10 May 1854, Germany
Death:  1 Sep 1900
Disposition:  buried St. John's Church Cemetery, Palmerton, Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 8 Nov 1874, Amos BEER
Father:  Henry J. SCHMIDT
Mother:  Catharine __?__
Marriage-4:  30 Mar 1902
Wife-4:  Martha WEISS
Birth:  Jan 1862, Washington Twp., Lehigh Co., PA
Death:  1940
Disposition:  buried (next to first husband) Fairview Cemetery, Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 1878, Lewis YEAHL / YALE, b. 1859/60, PA
Other children:  William A. YALE, b. 1892/3, PA; Emma R. YALE, b. 1894/5, PA
Father:  William WEISS (1817-1900)
Mother:  Salome SCHLEICHER (1818-1883)

Some secondary sources have Martha married to a Morris DAVIS.  If so, he would presumably be her third husband.

Children with Emma STRAUB:
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Children with Louisa Sara STENNER born in Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA:
1.  Edwin Jacob BLOSE, b. 16 Nov 1881; d. 6 May 1955
2.  Mary Ellen BLOSE, b. 26 Oct 1883; d. 4 Apr 1941
3.  Stanley R. BLOSE, b. 17 Apr 1887; d. 6 Dec 1887
4.  Bertha Louise BLOSE, b. 30 Jun 1891; d. 22 Sep 1965
Child with Louisa Catharine SMITH born in Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA:
5.  Frank Byron / Bynon BLOSE, b. 6 Nov 1896; 24 Aug 1934
Children with Martha WEISS:
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Oliver BLOSE (æ 3, b. PA) is living in Lower Towamensing [Twp.], Carbon Co., PA (p. 292B), with his parents, Jacob BLOSE (æ 30, b. PA) & Salinda (æ 23, b. PA), and younger sister.  They are listed five households from Oliver's future in-laws, Daniel & Ellen STROUP.

3.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Oliver BLOSS (æ 13, b. PA) is living in Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA (p. 58), with his parents, Jacob BLOSS (æ 39, b. PA) & Selinda (æ 32, b. PA), plus siblings.  Listed eight households from Oliver's future wife, Emma STRAUB (æ 9, b. PA), and in-laws, Daniel & Ellen STROUP.

4.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 39):  Parryville P.O., Lower Towamensing [Twp.], Carbon Co., PA, Roll M593_1320, p. 145B, PN 2, 9/9, enumerated 23 July 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 19
9 9 Bloss Oliver 22 M W School Teacher 1000 200 Penna     Jan /
    _____ Emma 19 F W Keeping House     "     Jan  
    _____ Elizabeth 69 F W       "        
    _____ Daniel 40 M W Boatman     "        
    _____ Henry 37 M W Works in Furnace     "        
    Simpson Ellen  7 F W       "        
    Streaber John 60 M W Labourer     Prussia / /   /

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 37):  Lower Towamensing [Twp.], Carbon Co., PA, Roll 1108, p. 466A, PN 1, SD 4, ED 121, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 24 25 26
1 1 Blose Jr Oliver W M 33   / Teacher Pa Pa Pa
    Blose Louisa S W F 30 Wife / Keeping House Pa   Pa
Listed nine households from Daniel & Ellen STROUP.

5a.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Martha YEAHL (æ 18, b. PA) is living in Slatedale, Lehigh Co., PA (p. 654D), with her husband, Lewis YEAHL (æ 20, b. PA), and a daughter (æ 9m); they are listed next to Martha's presumed parents, William WEISS (æ 64, b. PA) & Salome (æ 63, b. PA).

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23 of 32):  Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA, Roll T623_1390, p. 245A, SN 12, SD 3, ED 11, enumerated 21 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
222 241 Blose Oliver O Head W M May 1847 53 M 5     PA PA PA     Merchant (Gen store) 0   Y Y Y O F F 10
    _____ Louisa C Wife W F May 1854 46 M 5 4 3 Ger Ger Ger 1856 44       Y Y Y        
    _____ Edwin J Son W M Nov 1881 18 S       PA PA PA     Laborer (Contractor) 0   Y Y Y        
    _____ Bertha L Dau W F Jun 1891  8 S       PA PA PA     At school   Y Y Y        
    _____ Frank B Son W M Nov 1896  3 S       PA PA Ger                        

8.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 39):  Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA, Roll T624_1326, p. 276B, SN 10B, SD 7, ED 18, enumerated 27 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
144 177 Blose Oliver O Head M W 63 M4 8     Pa Pa Pa Eng Merchant General Store OA     Y Y   O F H
    _____ Martha Wife F W 44 M2 8 7 6 Pa Pa Pa Eng None         Y Y        
    Yale William A Son M W 17 S       Pa Pa Pa Eng Steam Fitter Boiler House W N 0 Y Y N      
    ____ Emma R Dau F W 15 S       Pa Pa Pa Eng None         Y Y N      
    Blose Frank B Son M W 13 S       Pa Pa Pa Eng None         Y Y Y      
William and Emma YALE are Oliver's stepchildren, not his children (i.e., they're children of Martha and her first husband, Lewis YEAHL).

9.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 7):  Bowmanstown-Stemlersville Road, Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA, Roll T625_1534, p. 207B, SN 3B, SD 7, ED 24, enumerated 27/28/29 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 45 47 Blose Oliver O Head O F M W 72 M Y Y PA PA PA Y Retail Merchant Retail General Store OA 20
      _____ Martha Wife     F W 57 M N N PA PA PA Y None      
      _____ Frank B Son     M W 23 S Y Y PA PA PA Y Brakeman Zinc Works Railroad W  
*Bowmanstown Stemlersville Road

10.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 33):  Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon Co., PA, Roll 2014, p. 268A, SN 11A, Ed 13-23, SD 11, enumerated 23/24 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 28
222 222 Blose Oliver O Head O 4000 Y M W 82 M 21 N Y PA PA PA Y Disabled O
    _____ Martha Wife       F W 68 M 16 N   PA PA PA Y None  

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

12.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

13.  Tony Bennyhoff.  [no title, but a page about Oliver O. BLOSE and his relatives] (online at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com)

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