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The Blantern Line

 

 

Hannah ? ♥ Joseph Blantern (Both born and married in Shropshire Co., England, went (1831) as adults to MI, USA).=         

  1. Martha, ♥ John Pierce Feb 25, 1844 in Lorain County, Ohio.
  2. Mary, (d: Sep 13, 1872), ♥ Richard Ridegeway;
  3. Sarah, ♥ Samuel LYNDS January 23, 1842 in Lorain County, Ohio.
  4. Joseph
  5. Robert B., ♥ (1) Harriet Melissa Doane Aug 24, 1845 in Medina County, Ohio;

                              ♥ (2) Lydia Madison- Jan 21, 1863 in Medina County, Ohio.

  1. Hannah, (b: Nov 01, 1808; D: Dec 17 1886); ♥ ? Hopwood

 

Robert B. Blantern (♥: 24 Aug 1845 in Medina County, Ohio) + Harriet Melissa Doane (b: Jan 18 1826 Franklin County, Vermont; d: Feb 13 1895.--parents: Shedrack B. Doane + Sarah Hardie)=

1.     Harriet Elvira (d: 07 Aug, 1881, married George Stone)

2.     Ada Adella (married Orlando Chester Bacon on  25 Dec 1872),

3.     Cordelia,

4.     Robert Newton

5.     Franklin Ervin (married Rodintha A. STRAIT July 04, 1871 in Medina County, Ohio.)

 

Robert Newton Blantern ♥ on 04 Jul 1872 in St. Johns, Clinton County, Michigan to Artimesia J (Artie) Fuller (B: 12 Mar 1895 - D:  Oct 1978-- Death locality: Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas (Zip code- 76104)

Robert James

 

Robert James Blantern (b: Port Huron, MI but ran away from farm home and lied that his family was really back in Germany and that he had been born thereà Left Nellie and in his later life he lived alone along the river and sold beer to fisherman, kept it cold by submerging it in the river)  Occupation: Possibly a blacksmith…

♥Ellen (Nellie) Lasher -French-Canadian?- sibs= Vinney, Jerry, Everett) Robert =1st Husband of 3, no more children =

1.  Lula Mae, = Dorothy, Mary Jo

2.  Mabel, = 6 children

3.  Rose, retarded, the youngest, -- had 2 sons

4.  Jerry, Alcoholic, = Jerry L. Jr. (b: 6 May 1941, d: 3 Mar 2001 of cancer,) = 3 kids from 2-3 wives

5.  Dorothy (b: 9 Mar 1910, in Port Huron, MI--d: 7 Mar 2001, in Evangelical Home-Port Huron, MI) - Married Alex K. Harrington 21 May 1932, Port Huron. (D: 4 Jun 1990), 1 adopted son?

6.     George Robert

 

George Robert Blantern (b: 03 Apr 1904 in Port Huron, MI, D: Dec 1984 in Buffalo, NY)

·    5’5”, Brown hair and Brown Eyes

·    1920: Joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as a Water boy and bathed elephants

·    He was also a Coach/Memeber of a German Tumbling Team

·    1926: In the Michigan Marine Guard

·    1927: Joined the Robinsons Brothers Circus – Turnverein Eiche Club

·    1929-32: Served in Marine Corps as Drill Sergeant in the 55th Company, 11th Regiment, 2nd Battalion in Nicaragua to hunt down “Santino”, entertained the Marines with Tumbling acts à lived in San Diego, CA for the remainder of his enlistment à discharged

·    1932?: Hired by Nicaraguan Government to be a Commander of General Juan Escamila’s Private Army to guard a road being built 90 miles from Leon = “easy going” but once ambushed by bandits

·    1933: Decided to move to Buffalo, NY

·    Roughly the 30’s and 40’s: Worked at the Houde Engineering Company

·    Clown in a circus then factory injury, then throat canceràLarinjectomy (had to talk with a voice box which he didn’t like to use)

1.    Joe,  (b: 19 May 1944 in Buffalo, NY)- will ♥ Barbara

2.    Janet, (b: 19 Jun 1947 in Buffalo, NY), ♥ John Ketterer = Nathan, Matt

3.    Anna Marie, (B:18 Dec 1949 in Buffalo, NY), ♥ Gary Massingale = Darren, Sean, Gary Jr.

4.     George Leonard, my father (♥ with 3 kids)

 

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VARIOUS BITS OF INFORMATION I HAVE YET TO FIND MORE ABOUT:

Robert BLANTERN - B: 29 JAN 1772 - Death: 9 FEB 1849 - Marriage 1 Elizabeth ? B: 4 JUN 1787 d: 1 DEC 1879

James W. Oaks married Nancy Blantern on 26 Oct 1823 in Blount, Alabama

 1915        Blantern             Anna vs. Robert                5689 (??) -- Ionia County, MI Divorce Index