Blickensderfer and related families - Person Sheet
Blickensderfer and related families - Person Sheet
NameJosiah Frederick BLICKENSDERFER
Birth11 Jul 1835, Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Death1 Sep 1898, North Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California
BurialAltadena, CA, USA
FatherIsaac BLICKENSDERFER (1813-1891)
MotherElvina MEYER (1814-1901)
Birthca 1835
DeathDec 1862
Marriage24 Sep 1857
ChildrenSon (Died as Infant) (1858-)
 Daughter (Died as Child) (-1883)
Birth25 Jul 1842
Death6 Oct 1868, Gracehill, Washington County, Iowa
Marriage1 May 1864
ChildrenAnna C. (1865-)
 Elvina Sybilla (1867-)
Birth25 Jan 1839, Ohio
Death17 May 1913
BurialGrace Hill, Iowa
FatherJacob ROMIG (1806-1871)
MotherSusannah Amelia FREDERICK (1805-1846)
Marriageca 1869
ChildrenSusan F. (1870-)
 Fredrick (1875-)
 Bertha Esther (1878-)
 Charles F. (Died as Infant)
 Edgar L. (Died as Infant)
Notes for Josiah Frederick BLICKENSDERFER
Died at age 63 in Los Angeles, California. Civil War veteran. Served in Co. C, 189th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Military information found on NARA film M522 Roll 9.

Was listed in the Mountain View Cemetery directory inventoried by the DAR in 1930-1933, compiled by Margaret J. Schulz, and published by The Southern California Genealogical Society, Burbank, California.

Was mentioned in an article in the Pasadena Star, 5/29/1902, Page 6, Column 3, "Complete list of the soldier graves contained in the local cemetery and to be decorated by the veterans tomorrow."

Is listed in the Soldiers and Sailors System at

Obituary Los Angeles Times - September 1, 1898, Page 13: J. F. Blickensderfer, a farmer, aged 63 years, died this afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Romig, in North Pasadena. He came here about eighteen months ago from Washington, Iowa. He had been an invalid for a long time. The burial will be at Mountain View.



Los Angeles Times, September 1, 1898, Page 13

“J. F. Blickensderfer, a farmer, aged 63 years, died this afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Romig, in North Pasadena. He came here about eighteen months ago from Washington, Iowa. He had been an invalid for a long time. The burial will be at Mountain View.”

Portrait and Biographical Album, Washington County, Iowa, pages 597-598

“CAPT. J. F. BLICKENSDERFER, residing on section 24, Dutch Creek Township, is engaged in general farming and stock-raising. He was born July 11, 1835, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and is a son of Isaac and Elvina (Myers) Blickensderfer, the former a native of Ohio, and the latter of Pennsylvania.

“The boyhood and youth of our subject were spent on a farm with his parents until 1855, in the meantime attending select schools and acquiring a liberal education. He then taught a graded school for two years, and subsequently engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until the breaking out of the Rebellion, when he assisted in recruiting and organizing the 51st Ohio Infantry, securing by his own exertions the services of 117 men for that regiment. He was commissioned Captain of Company B, but on account of undue advantage being taken of him, he resigned his commission in that regiment, and turned his attention to merchandising until July, 1863, when he recruited a company of the Ohio National Guards, and was afterward mustered into service as Captain of Co. A, 161st Ohio Vol. Inf., and was sent to the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and was with Sheridan at Winchester, the 161st Regiment occupying a position on the right, being in the 2d Division of the 6th Army Corps. Capt. Blickensderfer, in this engagement, was under fire about thirty-six hours, and had two balls shot through his clothing, one on his right side and the other on the left and three through his hat.

“On the 28th of October, 1864, the regiment was discharged from the service, and Capt. Blickensderfer returned home, and subsequently raised 217 men for the 189th Ohio Infantry, and was mustered in as Captain of company C, of that regiment, March 4, 1865. The regiment was attached to the 4th Army Corps under Gen. Thomas, and was placed on garrison duty at different points in Alabama, until the 29th of October, 1865, when it was mustered out of service at Nashville, Tenn., and was discharged at Camp Chase, Ohio, a few days after. In September, 1866, Capt. Blickensderfer came to Washington County, Iowa, and bought 177 acres of land on section 24, and began farming. In 1869, he sold the south half of the land and bought ninety acres where he now lives, and where he has a fine farm of 190 acres, all of which is under cultivation, and is well improved in every respect. Recently he has turned his attention to the raising of good horses, and is now the owner of a Percheron, a fine black horse four years old and weighing about 1,700 pounds. He has also a fine lot of Poland-China hogs.

“In 1857, he was united in marriage with Miss Louisa C. Graham, and to them were born two children, a son and daughter, the former dying in infancy, and the latter in September, 1883. In December, 1862, Mrs. Blickensderfer died, and May 2, 1863, Capt. Blickensderfer again married, choosing Miss Sarah R. Graham as a wife. To this union two children were born, Anna C., born Sept. 9, 1865, and Elva S., born Oct. 14, 1867. On the 6th of October, 1868, Mrs. Blickensderfer died, and in October, 1869, Capt. Blickensderfer married Melinda Romig. By this union, five children have been born: Susie F., born Oct. 11, 1870; Frederick, Aug. 17, 1875; Bertha, Sept. 10, 1881; Charles F. and Edgar L. died in infancy.

“Capt. and Mrs. Blickensderfer are members of the Moravian Church, and he is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Politically, he is a Republican, and cast his first vote in 1856, for John C. Fremont for President. In the community where he resides he is regarded as a live man in every respect, ready to assist in every good work, and willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. The world is made better by such men.”
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