Person:William Bloom (2)

m. 1751
  1. William (Wilhelm) Bloom, Sr1752 - 1828
  2. Isaac Bloom1754 - 1778
  3. Adam Bloom1755 - 1832
  4. Johann-Peter Bloom1758 - 1848
  5. Abraham Bloom1761 - 1832
  6. Anna-Madlena Bloom1762 - 1852
  7. Eva-Anna Bloom1764 - 1845
  8. Maria-Margaret Bloom1765 - bef 1806
  9. Herbert Bloom1767 -
  10. Paulus Bloom1769 - 1770
  11. Anna-Maria Bloom1771 -
  12. John Bloom1772 - 1855
  13. Jacob Bloom1774 - 1841
  14. Christopher Bloom1779 -
m. 2 Apr 1778
  1. Ann Bloom1778 - 1855
  2. Isaac Bloom1780 - 1859
  3. William Bloom, Jr1782 - 1871
  4. John R. Bloom1786 - 1872
  5. Benjamin Bloom1790 - 1878
  6. Mary Bloom1792 - 1877
  7. Abraham Bloom1795 - 1874
  8. Sarah Bloom1796 - 1871
  9. Judge James A. Bloom1798 - 1866
  10. Elizabeth Bloom1802 - 1875
  11. Peter Bloom1809 - 1840
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] William (Wilhelm) Bloom, Sr
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Feb 1752 Neuwied, Rhine Valley, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Confirmation[5] 19 May 1771 Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United StatesGerman Reformed Church
Marriage 2 Apr 1778 Mount Pleasant, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United Statesto Mary Ann Mettler
Residence[1] 1790 Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States
Residence[2][7] 1800 Nittany, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States
Residence? 1800 Potters, Centre, Pennsylvania
Residence? 1810 Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Residence? 1820 Pike, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Death? 4 May 1828 Pike, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Burial? McClure Cemetery, Curwensville, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

William is one of the earliest pioneer settlers of Clearfield County PA. His posterity numbers in the tens of thousands.


For a ten-page biography on his life which includes a bibliography, headstone photos and an examination of claims regarding William's Revolutionary War service download a free copy at this link. Look for the document "Wilhelm (William) Bloom Sr. (1752-1828)"


A distant cousin has asked me[2] to join him in writing a book about the Bloom family of Hunterdon County New Jersey and Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. We are descendants of William Bloom (1752-1828). My cousin is a descendant of William's son Abraham (1795-1874) the brother of my third great-grandfather James (1798-1866). In addition, we're planning a Bloom family web site in conjunction with the Bloom family history book with help from other contributors. The site will be a comprehensive repository on the Internet of genealogies, photographs, documents etc. for "all-things Bloom" with a beautiful design and a layout that is easily navigated. It's still a ways off, but lots to look forward to. Can't say much more about it at this time, but it's a heads-up on the future. Nothing will come even close to what you will find on this site regarding the Bloom family of Hunterdon County, NJ and Clearfield County, PA.


For all descendants of Johann Peter Blum (1731-1814) and especially his son William Bloom (1752-1828), pioneer settler of Clearfield County, PA. Still in the planning stages the biggest Bloom Family Reunion ever will take place over a weekend during the summer of 2015 in and around Clearfield. Saturday August 1st is tentative and the location will be announced later.

The planned date has been set far enough in the future to make it possible for all those interested, from around the country, to have plenty of preparation time to attend. Many fun events at different locations are in the works and announcements will be made as they are finalized.

Please let all the Bloom family descendants know about this big family event. It'll be a great opportunity to meet together, to learn about and to share in our rich family history at Bloomfest 2015.

Contact Chrissie Van Tol at: for more information and continuous updates. There is also a "Bloomfest 2015" page on Facebook!

We hope to see you there!

Image Gallery
  1. 1.0 1.1 1790 United States Federal Census. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.Original data - Indexed from: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government), Year: 1790; Census Place: , Mifflin, Pennsylvania; Roll: M637_9; Page: 152; Image: 0310.

    Residence date: 1790 Residence place: Mifflin, Pennsylvania

  2. 2.0 2.1 1800 United States Federal Census. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Second Census of the United States, 1800. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1800. M32, 52), Year: 1800; Census Place: Potters, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: 37; Page: 501; Image: 21.

    Residence date: 1800 Residence place: Potter, Centre, Pennsylvania

  3. Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data - Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Dallas, TX, USA: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987.Original data: Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Gr).
  4.   Ancestry Family Trees. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
  5. Race, Henry. Parish Register of the German Reformed Church of Alexandria, Hunterdon County, New Jersey 1763-1802. (Flemington, New Jersey: Hiram Edmund Deats, 1900), pa 2.

    19 May, 1771
    Wilhelm Blom

  6.   Tombstone Record for William & Mary (Mettler) Bloom at McClure Cemetery, Curwensville, Pike Twp, Clearfield Co., PA states: William Bloom, Sr 28 Feb 1752 - 4 May 1828; Mary (Metler) Bloom 8 Feb 1756 - 4 Aug 1827
  7. From Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Present and Past; Chapter II People of the Present and Past:

    "William Bloom, who was also a Revolutionary soldier, came to the mouth of Anderson Creek and built a cabin on what is now the Irvin Farm near Curwensville, presumably in the spring of 1801. He brought with him his sons, John and Benjamin, and his daughter, Elizabeth.......That summer after the cabin was built...Mr. Bloom went back to Nittany [in Centre County] in the fall to bring over the rest of the family..."