Henry S. Bloom worked in the gold fields in California during the Gold Rush from 1850 to 1851. The collection is comprised
of one folder correspondence and printed material, including newpaper clippings and a check (1851-1968, bulk 1851-1899).
Henry S. Bloom (full name: Henry Sterling Bloom) was born on August 5, 1820 in Burlington in Bradford County, Pennsylvania
to David and Mary ("Polly") Alma Bloom (maiden name: Rutty). Henry moved to Illinois with his parents in 1834. He married
Elizabeth Ann Kearns on December 11, 1844 in Wilmington, Illinois. They had thirteen children together: Guy, Edith, Hilda,
Inez, May, Ivan, David, Linda, Victor, Osburga ("Bess"), Thomas, Margaret Belle and Harry Lee.
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