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Frederick Bluhm

Farmer

Farmer, Sec. 24; P. O. Durham Hill; born near Robell, Mecklenburg, Schwerein, Dec, 13, 1887; the family emigrated in 1851; spent three months in Milwaukee; then settled in Wauwatosa, where he worked twelve years as teamster for Chase & Holson, stone quarry.

Married Christina Buddanhagen, who was born in 1837, near Tesein, Mecklenburg, Schwerein; they settled on the present farm Oct. 5, 1863; began with 76 acres and a log house; Mr. B. cleared the land of grubs and stone, added 27 acres, cleared 10 of timber, and made the whole smooth enough for machinery; in 1871, he built a 32x45 barn, and in 1876, a house, the upright of which is two stories, 18x28; kitchen wing 18x26, and woodhouse 18x26; his barn is now 32x76, with basement.

Mr. and Mrs. Bluhm have five children - Meena (Mrs. P. Pellman), Lizzie, Frederick, Ernest and Bertha; Mary died June 8, 1879, aged 14. The family belong to the Lutheran Church; Mr. B. is a Democrat.

(From "History of Waukesha County" by Western Historical Company, Chicago 1880)

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