BLOOMING GROVE COLONY
This page is dedicated to my Beal and Haller ancestors who fled
Germany in order to practice their religious beliefs. They
established a religious colony in Blooming Grove, Lycoming
County, Pennsylvania. Dr. Haller was the founder and religious
leader of the original colony. The Beal family eventually
migrated to Crawford County, Ohio where most of the descendants
Conditions in Moehringen leading to emigration to America
in 1817. From "The Journal of the Blooming Grove Historical
Society", Volume 1, Number 6. Spring 1985.
Read a historical sketch of BLOOMING GROVE COLONY written by
David C. Ulmer in 1928.
Blooming Grove And Its First Inhabitants. An article from the USGENWEB Archives, contributed
by Harold E. Bower, Jr.
View the descendants and ancestors of Michael Bühl and Frederick Conrad Haller
two of the original founders of Blooming Grove Colony.
Obituaries taken from:
"Blooming Grove - A History of the Congregation of Dunkers who settled
in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 1805, together with the origin of the German Baptist Church
in America, 1840." Joseph H. McMinn, Williamsport, PA 1901.
The obituaries marked with "*" contain additional interesting information about the colony.