Name: Johan Peter(2) BLOOM(BLUM)
Birth: 31 JAN 1731 in Platinate Dutchy of Wurttenburg (Wortenberg)
Death: 4 MAY 1814 in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, Alexander twp
Burial: Kingwood Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Hunterdon Co. NJ
Education: Came on ship "Two Brothers" from Rotterdam to Philadelphia, Pa. on 15 Sept. 1752
Note: Bloom Genealogy, Clearfield Co., Pa.
Note: Tax lists: Alexandria, New Jersey, 1785-1786, 1789-1790
Note: Will dated 20 Oct 1806, Alexandria twp., Hunterdon Co. NJ(see abstract in my files under Bloom)
Note: Cemetery: Hunterdon Co., Alexandria twp, NJ-Mount Pleasant Cementery
Note: Census: 1810, film #383, p.23; 1820, film# 306, p 31
Note: Rich Houghton from internet "Blooms Family Forum"
Note: Oath of Allegiance: 15 Sept 1752 before Robert Strettel, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pad
Note: Immigrated to America on ship TWO BROTHERS with wife Eva and baby son Wilhelm Sr.
Note: The Great Palatine Migration by Donald L. Spidell
"The Palatinate was situated west of the Rhine and north of the French (Alsatian) border. Before 1800, it used to include large areas east of the Rhine, including Mannheim and Heidelberg. The Palatinate is now called Pfalz. The present state of
Rheinland-Pfalz consists of the Palatinate, parts of the former Prussian Rhine province (Rhineland), plus some smaller territories including Hohenzollern. The slope of thePalatine Forest (Pfaelzer Wald) is one of the biggest wine producing areas
in Germany. Elsass, was another area from which came a large number of people who were involved in the migration with the Palatines. Elsass was in essence, the upper Rhine River Valley and a good part of the Vosges Mountains in what is now
France. The Vosges mountains were the western border and on the South was the Swiss Alps. The Rhine was the eastern border. This land has been claimed and fought over by both France and Germany for centuries.
Since the Catholic church felt its authority being chipped away, it started fighting back. In many areas open warfare was waged against the Protestants. Scientific leaders and the leaders of the Protestant groups were declared heretics, and many
were executed. Armies laid siege to Protestant communities and many were killed. Others were impisoned, tortured and executed.
The Anabaptists wore their tunics long, to cover themselves modestly as in a former time. Their dress was only decorated with the craft of their own hands. They refused to take oaths, opposed capital punishment, rejected military service and
Note: Most of the Palatines were Lutheran or Reformed, and there were even some Catholics living in the Palatinate. In 1685, the Edict of Nantes, a document granting equality under the law to Protestants as well as Catholics was revoked.
gave no allegiance to any king or Pope. The authorities saw them as subversives and decided that the Anabaptists should be exterminated. Diaries of some of our ancestors who were involved in the Palatine migration give accounts of people being
burned at the stake, fried on flat rocks, chained together and thrown into lakes to drown, and many other forms of torture and execution. One account gives record of a woman whose tongue was screwed to the bottom of her mouth to stop her from
The objective of the 30 Years War was the balance of power between the Catholics and the Protestants in all of Germany. There were almost no survivors in the Palatinate. The Palatine Emigration started when a Catholic Elector took over the rule,
and persecution of the Protestants was started once again. Thus the stage was completely set for the Great Palatine Migration. The ones who didn't leave on their own were forced out by war and religious persecution. Apparently, even many of the
Protestants in the jails were released and forced to emigrate. Almost all of those that left were stripped of their valuables and many had nothing but the clothing on their backs as they started down the Rhine River to the Netherlands.
Father: Johan Peter(1) BLOOM b: 1710 in Platinate Dutchy of Wurttenburg (Wortenberg)
Mother: Elenora PFEIFF
Eva Ann WAGNER b: 31 JAN 1734 in Germany,Raubach, Westerwald
in Rhine Valley, Germany
- Adam BLOOM(BLUM) b: 1753
- Isaac BLOOM(BLUM) b: 1754
- Peter BLOOM(BLUM) b: OCT 1758
- Abraham BLOOM(BLUM) b: 24 FEB 1761
- Anna Madlena BLOOM(BLUM) b: 1762
- Eva Ann BLOOM(BLUM) b: 19 AUG 1764
- Margaret BLOOM(BLUM) b: 13 JUN 1765
- Herbert BLOOM(BLUM) b: 13 JUL 1767
- Panilus(Paulus) BLOOM(BLUM) b: 23 MAR 1769 in Alexandria, NJ, Herndon Co.
- Anna Maria BLOOM(BLUM) b: 26 JAN 1771
- John(Johannes) BLOOM(BLUM) b: 23 OCT 1772
- Jacob BLOOM(BLUM) b: 8 AUG 1774 in Alexandria, NJ, Herndon Co.
- Christopher BLOOM b: 10 SEP 1779
- William (Wilhelm) BLOOM(BLUM) sr.
Sarah (YOUNG) CASE
- Mary BLOOM(BLUM) b: 1805
- Samuel BLOOM(BLUM) b: 12 JUN 1806 in Alexandria, NJ