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HELP! Ancestor is complete! Grave has been located flag photo of William Henry BLESSING   William Henry  BLESSING

  (b. 13 October 1883 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA   d. 24 November 1976 Meriden, Connecticut, USA )  
Age: 93

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William Henry BLESSING was born 13 October 1883 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

William Henry BLESSING was the child of Heinrich Wilhelm "Henry" BLESSING   and   Sarah LAAGER and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Friedrich Christoph BLESSING (BLEßING) and Caroline Henrietta THEUNERT (maternal)  Balthaser (Baltzer) LAAGER and Catherine UNKNOWN

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William Henry  married  Agnes J SCHROEDER 31 March 1906 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA .  The couple had (at least) 3 children. Agnes J SCHROEDER  was born 18 September 1884 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.  Agnes J died 13 May 1964 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.  Agnes J was the child of Karl F. SCHROEDER and Augusta SIEFERT.

William Henry BLESSING died 24 November 1976 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA.

Occupation:  Machinist - New Departure, Meriden, CT



Born in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Photo (above) thanks to Howard and Karen Blessing


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William Henry BLESSING married Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Agnes J SCHROEDER  Agnes J SCHROEDER-- Date: 31 March 1906 Place: Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Agnes J SCHROEDER was the child of Karl F. SCHROEDER and Augusta SIEFERT


WILLIAM BLESSING AGNES SCHROEDER 1906-03-31 MERIDEN
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Mr and Mrs William Blessing, Sr., of 89 Goodwill Ave., are observing their 55th wedding anniversary today. They have two sons, Howard and William Blessing, Jr.

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Meriden, Connecticut
April 5, 1961


Children of William Henry BLESSING and Agnes J SCHROEDER:

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag male ancestor William H BLESSING (b.2 July 1907, Portland, Connecticut, USA  d. 23 October 1984, Meriden, Connecticut, USA)
m. Theresa STACIA RUTKOWSKI 14 June 1933 in Portland, Connecticut, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!World War II Soldier flag male ancestor Howard Edward BLESSING (b.3 September 1919, Meriden, Connecticut, USA  d. 8 April 2009 , Meriden, Connecticut, USA)
m. Frances Ann KONCKI 10 November 1945 in Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Grave has been locatedAncestor is complete!flag photo of Dorothy Ruth BLESSING  Dorothy Ruth BLESSING (b.4 February 1922, Meriden, Connecticut, USA  d. 29 January 1945, Meriden, Connecticut, USA)


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birth1883 Birth
13 October 1883
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Baptism
Name: Wm. H. Blessing
Record Type: Baptism
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1883
Baptism Date: 9 Dec 1883
Baptism Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Baptism Church: Fourth Reformed Church in Philadelphia
Father: Henry Wm Blessing
Mother: Lalie Blessing

The Archives of the Reformed Church in America; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Fourth Reformed Church in Philadelphia, Register, 1882-1894
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1900 Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Name: William H Blessing
Titles:
Residence: Meriden township (east side, excl. Meriden city), New Haven, Connecticut
Birth Date: Oct 1883
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Son
Spouse Name:
Spouse Titles:
Spouse Birth Place:
Father Name: Henry W Blessing
Father Titles:
Father Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother Name: Sarah Blessing
Mother Titles:
Mother Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Henry W Blessing
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Years Married:
Estimated Marriage Year:
Mother How Many Children:
Number Living Children:
Immigration Year:
Enumeration District: 0315
Sheet Number and Letter: 9A
Household ID: 176
Reference Number: 46
GSU Film Number: 1240143
Image Number: 00273
Collection: United States Census, 1900

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marriage1906 Marriage / Partner
William Henry BLESSING and Agnes J SCHROEDER 31 March 1906, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1906
Name: William Blessing
Residence Year: 1906
Street Address: Amity
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Emp
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1906
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1907 Birth of Child
William H BLESSING was born 2 July 1907, Portland, Connecticut, USA
1910 Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Name William Blessing
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Residence Meriden Ward 2, New Haven, Connecticut
Marital Status Married
Race White
Gender Male
Immigration Year
Father's Birthplace Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Family Number 484
Page Number 21
Household Gender Age
William Blessing M 27y
Spouse Agnes Blessing F 26y
Child William Blessing M 3y

1910 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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William Henry BLESSING - Name:	William Henry Blessing Birth Year:	abt 1884 Age:	33 City:	Meriden  Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Military Census, 1917 [database on-line]. Pro
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Name: William Henry Blessing
Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 33
City: Meriden

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Military Census, 1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Connecticut Military Census of 1917. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library
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World War I Draft Registration
William Henry Blessing
89 Goodwill Ave., Meriden, N.H., Conn.
age 34
born October 13, 1883
white
occupation - piano worker
employer - Wilcox & White Co.
Cambridge St., Meriden, New Haven, Conn
nearest relative - Agnes Blessing (wife)
89 Goodwill Ave., Meriden, N.H., Conn.
medium height
slender build
grey eyes
med brown hair
Sept. 12, 1918
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1919 Birth of Child
Howard Edward BLESSING was born 3 September 1919, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
1920 New Haven County, Connecticut
Name William H Blessing
Residence , New Haven, Connecticut
Estimated Birth Year 1884
Age 36
Birthplace Pennsylvania
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Gender Male
Race White
Marital Status Married
Father's Birthplace
Mother's Birthplace
Film Number 1820189
Digital Folder Number 4294459
Image Number 00834
Sheet Number 13
Household Gender Age
William H Blessing M 36y
Spouse Agnes J Blessing F 35y
Child William H Blessing M 12y
Child Howard E Blessing M 4m

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William Henry BLESSING - William and Agnes (Schroeder) Blessing Thanks to Howard and Karen Blessing
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Crompton & Knowles Loom Works
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1922 Birth of Child
Dorothy Ruth BLESSING was born 4 February 1922, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
1930 Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
name: William Blessing
event: CENSUS
event date: 1930
event place: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
gender: Male
age: 46
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Pennsylvania
estimated birth year: 1884
immigration year:
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Massachusetts
mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania
enumeration district number: 152
family number: 141
sheet number and letter: 6B
line number: 63
nara publication: T626, roll 273
film number: 2340008
digital folder number: 4531877
image number: 00734
Household Gender Age
William Blessing M 46
spouse Agnes J Blessing F 45
child William Blessing M 22
child Howard E Blessing M 10
child Dorothy R Blessing F 8

1930 Census Ancestry (U.S.)
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Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1930
Name: William H Blessing
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1930
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Emp
Spouse:
Agnes J Blessing
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1930
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Independence Hall
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1938 Meriden, CT
William H. Blessing, Meriden, CT in 1938 according to will of his uncle, George F. Blessing
1940 Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Name: William Blessing
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Street: Goodwill Avenue
House Number: 89
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 4A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 78
Household Members:
Name Age
William Blessing 56
Agnes Blessing 55
Howard Blessing 20
Dorothy Blessing 18
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Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1941
Name: William H Blessing
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1941
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Meeh Eng
Spouse:
Agnes J Blessing
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1941
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World War II Draft Registration
William Henry Blessing
89 Goodwill Ave., Meriden, New Haven, Conn.
telephone 1325 J
age 58
born Oct. 13, 1883 in Manyunk, Pa.
name and address of person who will always know your address - Mrs. Agnes Blessing, 89 Goodwill Ave., City
employer's name and address - New Departure Mfg. Co
Pratt St. Meriden, N.H. Conn
race - white
height - 5'8'
weight - 150
gray eyes
gray hair
light complexion
short index finger - left hand
April 21, 1942
FamilySearch.org. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947 (Mormon Genealogy Records).
1945 Death of Child
Dorothy Ruth BLESSING died 29 January 1945, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1946
Name: William H Blessing
Gender: M (Male)
Residence Year: 1946
Street Address: 89 Goodwill av
Residence Place: Meriden, Connecticut
Occupation: Mech Eng
Spouse:
Agnes J Blessing
Publication Title: Meriden, Connecticut, City Directory, 1946
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1950 - Meriden, Connecticut
Name: William H Blessing
Age: 66
Birth Date: abt 1884
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Residence Date: 1950
Home in 1950: Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Dwelling Number: 80
Household Members Age Relationship
William H Blessing 66 Head
Agnes J Blessing
65 Wife
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1964 Death of Spouse/Partner
Agnes J SCHROEDER died 13 May 1964, Meriden, Connecticut, USA
1976 Death
Connecticut, Death Index, 1949-2001
name: Willi H Blessing
event: Death
event date: 24 Nov 1976
event place: Meriden, , Connecticut
residence: Meriden, , Connecticut
street address:
gender:
age: 93
marital status: Widowed
race: White
hispanic origin:
occupation:
industry:
education:
birth date:
birthplace:
estimated birth year: 1883
father's name:
spouse's name: AGNE
certificate number: 22521

Social Security Death Index
Name: William Blessing
Date of Birth: Saturday October 13, 1883
Date of Death: November 1976
Est. Age at death: 93 years, 1 months
Last known residence:
City: Meriden
County: New Haven
State: Connecticut
ZIP Code: 06450
Latitude: 41.5330
Longitude: -72.7742
Social Security details:
State of Issue: Connecticut
Number: 042-05-3446

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William Henry BLESSING - Grave - Gethsemane Cemetery, Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
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William is buried at: Gethsemane Cemetery
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