Anna Blase1

F, #8401, b. after 1860
Father*John Frederick Blase1 b. 1828, d. November 20, 1912
Mother*Margaret "Maggie" Albers1 b. 1840, d. June, 1901
     Anna Blase, daughter of John Frederick Blase and Margaret "Maggie" Albers, was born after 1860.1
Anna married Bernard J. "Barney" Dierker, son of Herman Gerhardt Dierker and Katherina Bernardina Nanneman.1 Mrs. Anna Dierker was buried on June 16, 1959 in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri, section 6, lot 63.2

Family

Bernard J. "Barney" Dierker b. 1847, d. September, 1927
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).

William L. Blase1

M, #8402, b. 1882
Father*John Frederick Blase1 b. 1828, d. November 20, 1912
Mother*Margaret "Maggie" Albers1 b. 1840, d. June, 1901
     William L. Blase, son of John Frederick Blase and Margaret "Maggie" Albers, was born in 1882 in Missouri.1,2
William married Louise M. E. Schrolle, daughter of (?) Schrolle and Barbara (?), in 1904.2
William L. was a salesman in 1910.2
Louise and William L. Blase lived in 1910 at 4181 Gravois Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Residing with them were, Louise's sister, Helen M. Schrolle, Louise's mother, Barbara Schrolle..2
William is a head of household on the 1910 U. S. Census of Ward 24, St. Louis, Missouri. He was identified as a 28-year-old man born in Missouri, his parents were born in Germany. He had been married for six years and was renting his home. Enumerated with him were: his wife Louise M. E., his mother-in-law Barbara (?), his sister-in-law Helen M. Schrolle.2

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1910Ward 24, St. Louis, MissouriWilliam L. Blase2

Family

Louise M. E. Schrolle b. 1886

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S4828] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), William F. Blase household.

Bernard J. "Barney" Dierker1,2

M, #8403, b. 1847, d. September, 1927
Father*Herman Gerhardt Dierker d. before 1912
Mother*Katherina Bernardina Nanneman3 b. April 5, 1826, d. June 27, 1912
     His nickname was "Barney." Bernard J. "Barney" Dierker, son of Herman Gerhardt Dierker and Katherina Bernardina Nanneman, was born in 1847 in Germany.1,2,4
Bernard married Anna Blase, daughter of John Frederick Blase and Margaret "Maggie" Albers.1 Bernard was the informant listed on the death certificate of Katherina Bernardina Nanneman on June 27, 1912.3 Bernard was the informant listed on the death certificate of Fred Dierker on July 15, 1915.4,2
Bernard died in September, 1927.2 He was buried on September 12, 1927 in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri, section 6, lot 63.2

Family

Anna Blase b. after 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  3. [S4841] Bernardian Dierker Death Certificate.
  4. [S4840] Fred Dierker Death Certificate.

George J. Trautmann1,2

M, #8404, b. November 23, 1868, d. November 8, 1929
Father*Peter Trautmann2
Mother*Marie Ott2
     George J. Trautmann, son of Peter Trautmann and Marie Ott, was born on November 23, 1868 in Germany.1,2
George married Bertha Blase, daughter of John Frederick Blase and Margaret "Maggie" Albers, circa 1895.1
George J. was a meat cutter in 1929.2 At the time of (an unknown value) in 1929, George and Bertha resided at 5251 Theodosia Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri.2
George died on November 8, 1929 at Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, at age 60, Bertha Blase was the informant on his death certificate.2 His cause of death was basilar menogitis of unknow idiology.2
The undertaker who handled his arrangements was Wm Schumacher at 3013 Meramec Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri.2 George J. Trautmann was buried on November 11, 1929 in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in St. Louis County, Missouri.2

Family

Bertha Blase b. after 1860
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S5398] Geo J. Trautmann Death Certificate.
  3. [S5148] 1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Blase household.

John Dierkes1

M, #8405, b. circa 1830, d. 1877
     John Dierkes was born circa 1830 in Germany.1
John was a dairy farmer.1
John (his first marriage) married Julianna Bloom (her first marriage) circa 1850.1
John Dierkes lived Rock Springs, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
John died in 1877 the cause of death was a fall from wagon when horse bolted.1

Family

Julianna Bloom b. circa 1830
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Julianna Bloom1

F, #8406, b. circa 1830
     Julianna Bloom was born circa 1830 in Missouri.1,2
Julianna (her first marriage) marrried John Dierkes (his first marriage) circa 1850.1 Her husband, John, died in 1877; the cause of death was a fall from wagon when horse bolted.1
Julianna (her second marriage) married George Haneklau circa 1880.1

Family 1

John Dierkes b. circa 1830, d. 1877
Children

Family 2

George Haneklau b. circa 1840
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S917] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Blase household.

Helena Dierkes1

F, #8407, b. after 1871
Father*John Dierkes1 b. circa 1830, d. 1877
Mother*Julianna Bloom1 b. circa 1830
     Helena Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom, was born after 1871.1
Helena married (?) Krebs.1

Family

(?) Krebs b. after 1850

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Maggie Dierkes1

F, #8408, b. after 1871
Father*John Dierkes1 b. circa 1830, d. 1877
Mother*Julianna Bloom1 b. circa 1830
     Maggie Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom, was born after 1871.1
Maggie married (?) Bocka.1

Family

(?) Bocka b. after 1850

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Elizabeth Dierkes1

F, #8409, b. after 1871
Father*John Dierkes1 b. circa 1830, d. 1877
Mother*Julianna Bloom1 b. circa 1830
     Elizabeth Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom, was born after 1871.1
Elizabeth married (?) Sandboothe.1

Family

(?) Sandboothe b. after 1850

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Mary Dierkes1

F, #8410, b. after 1871
Father*John Dierkes1 b. circa 1830, d. 1877
Mother*Julianna Bloom1 b. circa 1830
     Mary Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom, was born after 1871.1
Mary married (?) Trupka.1

Family

(?) Trupka b. after 1850

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Theresa Dierkes1

F, #8411, b. after 1871
Father*John Dierkes1 b. circa 1830, d. 1877
Mother*Julianna Bloom1 b. circa 1830
     Theresa Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom, was born after 1871.1
Theresa married (?) McCulloch.1

Family

(?) McCulloch b. after 1850

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

(?) Krebs1

M, #8412, b. after 1850
     (?) Krebs was born after 1850.1
(?) married Helena Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom.1

Family

Helena Dierkes b. after 1871

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Aloysia Telsamore "Wish" Nahm1,2,3

F, #8413, b. June 17, 1905, d. July 21, 1995
Father*Albert Nahm1 b. circa 1880
Mother*May Potts1 b. circa 1885
Aoysia Nahm Blase
Rimkus WFT Ancestry
Karl Rimkus
     Aloysia Telsamore "Wish" Nahm, daughter of Albert Nahm and May Potts, was born on June 17, 1905.
Aloysia married Edward Frederick Blase, son of John Frederick Blase and Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, on August 12, 1924 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Father M. D. Collins. the witnesses were Jack O'Meara and Genevieve Gund.4
Aloysia died on July 21, 1995 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 90.2
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on July 23, 1995.3 Her obituary stated:
Blase, Aloysia T. "Wish" (nee Nahm), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Fri., July 21, 1995, beloved wife of the late Edward F. Blase Sr., dear mother of Edward F. Blase Jr. (Rosemary) and the late Donald Blase, dear mother-in-law of Adeline Straup, dear grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister-in-law, and aunt.
Funeral Sat. July 29, 1995, 9:30 a.m. from Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood to Mary Queen of Peace Church, Webster Groves, Mo. for 10 a.m. mass. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, Kirkwood, Mo. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Fri.
3
Her funeral service was held on July 29, 1995 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Missouri.3 She was buried on July 29, 1995 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.5,3
Edward, Donald and Aloysia Nahm Blase Tombstone

Family

Edward Frederick Blase b. December 12, 1904, d. January 13, 1981
Child

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S8934] Karl Rimjus (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Rimkus Family Tree" unknown repository memo3, unknown repository memo4). Last accessed on April 14, 2016.
  3. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Aloysia Blase Obituary", July 23, 1995, page 44.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.
  6. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.

Alan Louis Castillon1

M, #8414, b. February 28, 1908, d. March 28, 1986
Father*Alfred Castillon1 b. circa 1890
Mother*Charlotte Etienne1 b. circa 1890
     Alan Louis Castillon, son of Alfred Castillon and Charlotte Etienne, was born on February 28, 1908.1
Alan Louis Castillon The Castillon home was at Olive Road and Fee Fee Road, Fern Ridge, Missouri. Shortly before their marriage Alan Castillon became a Catholic. He was instructed and received into the Church by Father Leo Steck who later became the Bishop of Salt Lake City, Utah. Alan was baptized by Father Steck at St. Malachy's Church, St. Louis. circa December, 1935.1
Alan married Florence M. Blase, daughter of John Frederick Blase and Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, on January 13, 1936 at St. Monica Catholic Church, Creve Coeur, St. Louis County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Father John Hoeschen.1
Alan died on March 28, 1986 at age 78.1 He was buried in March, 1986 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.2
Alan Louis and Florence Blase Castillon Tombstone

Family

Florence M. Blase b. April 8, 1909, d. October 2, 1975
Child

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.
  3. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.

Veronica A. "Vera" Witte1,2

F, #8415, b. February 12, 1894, d. December 3, 1974
Father*Arnold Witte3 b. circa 1870
Mother*Ann O'Loughlin3 b. circa 1873
     Her nickname was "Vera." Veronica A. "Vera" Witte, daughter of Arnold Witte and Ann O'Loughlin, was born on February 12, 1894 in St. Louis, Missouri.3,2 She was baptized circa March, 1894 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Missouri.3
Veronica married John Joseph Blase Jr., son of John Frederick Blase and Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, on July 10, 1917 at Ursuline Convent Chapel, Arcadia, Iron County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Ernst J. Blankemeier.1,3
Veronica died on December 3, 1974 in St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 80.4,2
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on December 4, 1974.4 Her obituary stated:
Blase, Vera (nee Witte), fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tues., Dec. 3, 1974, beloved wife of John H. Blae, dear mother of Camille Berry and Constance Ann Vitek, dear sister of Mary Collins, dear sister-in-law, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.
Funeral Thurs., 9:30 a.m. from the Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester rd., Kirkwood, to Mary Queen of Peace for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Charles Kilo Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research Foundation, 777 S. Ballas Rd., St. Louis, 63141. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Wed.
4
Her funeral service was held on December 5, 1974 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri.4 She was buried on December 5, 1974 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.2,4
John J. and Veronica Witte Deutschmann Tombstone

Family

John Joseph Blase Jr. b. March 3, 1896, d. January 15, 1978

Citations

  1. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  2. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.
  3. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  4. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Vera Blase Obituary", December 4, 1974, page 37.

Camille V. Blase1

F, #8416
Father*John Joseph Blase Jr.1 b. March 3, 1896, d. January 15, 1978
Mother*Veronica A. "Vera" Witte1 b. February 12, 1894, d. December 3, 1974
     Camille married Arthur F. Berry circa 1934.1

Family

Arthur F. Berry b. August 29, 1915, d. October 9, 1988

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Constance Ann Blase1,2

F, #8417
Father*John Joseph Blase Jr.1 b. March 3, 1896, d. January 15, 1978
Mother*Veronica A. "Vera" Witte1 b. February 12, 1894, d. December 3, 1974
     Constance married Emil Vilcek.1

Family

Emil Vilcek b. circa 1910

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Vera Blase Obituary", December 4, 1974, page 37.

Arthur F. Berry1

M, #8418, b. August 29, 1915, d. October 9, 1988
     Arthur F. Berry was born on August 29, 1915.1
Arthur married Camille V. Blase, daughter of John Joseph Blase Jr. and Veronica A. "Vera" Witte, circa 1934.1
Arthur died on October 9, 1988 at age 73.1

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Pamela Ann Richards1

F, #8419
Father*Arthur F. Berry1 b. August 29, 1915, d. October 9, 1988
Mother*Camille V. Blase1

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Michael J. Berry1

M, #8420
Father*Arthur F. Berry1 b. August 29, 1915, d. October 9, 1988
Mother*Camille V. Blase1

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

William A. Berry1

M, #8421
Father*Arthur F. Berry1 b. August 29, 1915, d. October 9, 1988
Mother*Camille V. Blase1

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Margaret S. Berry1

F, #8422
Father*Arthur F. Berry1 b. August 29, 1915, d. October 9, 1988
Mother*Camille V. Blase1

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Mary Patrice Gillette1

F, #8423
Father*Arthur F. Berry1 b. August 29, 1915, d. October 9, 1988
Mother*Camille V. Blase1

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Emil Vilcek1

M, #8424, b. circa 1910
     Emil Vilcek was born circa 1910.1
Emil married Constance Ann Blase, daughter of John Joseph Blase Jr. and Veronica A. "Vera" Witte.1
Emil Vilcek Emil worked at George F. Deutschmann, Inc., The Wayside Florist, for a time.1

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.

Anna B. Blase1

F, #8425, b. May 30, 1893, d. April 6, 1974
Father*John Frederick Blase1 b. July 1, 1868, d. August 24, 1953
Mother*Mathilda Theckla Dierkes1 b. September 4, 1870, d. January 23, 1951
ChartsNicholas Schamberger Descendant Chart (Indented)
     Anna B. Blase, daughter of John Frederick Blase and Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, was born on May 30, 1893 in The Wedge, Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1,2 She was baptized on June 1, 1893 at Church of St. Aloysius, Missouri.1
Anna attended grade school at St. Michael's Grade School, Shrewsbury, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Anna attended grade school at St. Peter Grade School, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Anna married George Francis Deutschmann, son of George Deutschmann II and Anna Antonia Berg, on October 14, 1914 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Reprint from newspaper Deutschmann-Blase Nuptials: "The marriage of Miss Anna Blase of Kirkwood to Mr. George F . Deutschmann of Des Peres took place Wednesday morning, October 14 at St. Peter's Church, Kirkwood, MO., at 9 o'clock at nuptial high mass. The ceremony was performed by Rev. B. G. Stemker. The bride was attended by Miss Mary Deutschmann, a sister of the bridegroom. John Blase, a brother of the bride, performed the duties of groomsman. Master Frank and Edward Blase, brothers of the bride, and Arthur Geders, a nephew of the bridegroom, and John McGrath were the acolytes. The bride was handsomely gowned in charmeuse satin and chiffon and carried a shower bouquet of valley, bride's roses and adiantum ferns. The bridesmaid wore a pink chiffon drew over white net and carried a bouquet of maid's roses and adiantum ferns. Sister Athanasia's choir sang the nuptial high mass. After the ceremony a large reception took place at the bride's home on Manchester Road. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blase, formerly of Maplewood. Mr. John Blase erected the Wedge saloon at the junction of the Old and New Manchester Roads, which was one of the first business places of Maplewood. His health failing , he moved to Kirkwood several years ago and now is engaged in the gardening business. The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Deutschmann, a prosperous farmer of Des Peres, where he has in recent years placed his sons in the flower business. The bridegroom is a great lover of music, and for the last few years has been playing for most of the prominent picnics, dances and receptions in the western part of the county. The church and house were beautifully decorated for the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Deutschmann will be at home to their friends after November.1
George F. and Anna blase Deutschmann Wedding

Anna B. Blase and George Francis Deutschmann After their marriage George and Anna lived in the east wing of the Deutschmann homestead house in Des Peres. They remodeled the 4 room house across the driveway from the homestead and later joined it across the driveway to the homestead house, creating one of the largest homes in Des Peres. The home was later detatched, after George and Anna buil t a beautiful large brick home, and moved next to the east greenhouse.
In November 1925 George and Anna began construction of what eventually grew to become an 18 room mansion, complete wi th tile roof and marble fireplace. Of particular interest, the home contained a split level basement, wherein the lower basement became flower coolers for the florist business, which was originally operated from the upper level basement of the family home.1
Anna and George Francis Deutschmann lived in 1920 at Manchester Road in St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children George, Clarence, Anna and William..3
Anna was enumerated as the wife of George Francis Deutschmann under the name of "Anna Deutschman" on the 1920 U. S. Census of Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a married 26-year-old female born in Missouri as were her parents.3
Anna and George Francis Deutschmann lived in 1930 at Manchester Road in Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Clarence, William, Dolores, Leonard and Rosemary..4
Anna was enumerated as the wife of George Francis Deutschmann under the name of "Anne Deutschmann" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Central Township, Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a married 36-year-old female born in Missouri as were her parents. She could read and write and was married for the first time at the age of 22.4
Anna and George Francis Deutschmann lived between 1935 and 1940 at Manchester Road in Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Clarence, Vincent, Dolores, Leonard and Rosemary and other relatives Elizabeth Hosenfeld..5
Anna was enumerated as the wife of George Francis Deutschmann under the name of "Anna Ddeutschmann" on the 1940 U. S. Census for Clayton Township, Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a married 46-year-old female born in Missouri. She had completed seventh grade.5 At the time of George's death in 1954, George and Anna resided at 12123 Manchester Road in Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri.2,6,7 Her husband, George, died on October 15, 1954 at age 63. She was the informant on his death certificate.8,9,6
Anna died on April 6, 1974 in St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 80 of a Cerebral Hemorage.1,10,9
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Newspaper on April 7, 1974.11 Her obituary stated:
Deutschmann, Anna Blase, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sat., April 8, 1974, wife of the late George F. Deutschmann, mother of Clarence, Vincent, Dolores Chisholm, Leonard, Veronica Billings, Florence Barringger, Rosemary Kelly, Helen and Louis Deutschmann, sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and cousin. Funeral Mon., 9 a.m. from the Bopp Chapel, 10410 Manchester rd., to St. Clement Church, Bopp rd, 9:30 a.m. Interment St. Peter Cemetery, Kirkwood
11

Her funeral service was held on April 8, 1974 at St. Clement Catholic Church, Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri.11,12 She was buried on April 8, 1974 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in section 6, lot 9.1,13,11,12
George F. and Anna Blase Deutschmann Tombstone

Anna B. Blase Her parents lived in Maplewood, Missouri, upstairs over a grocery and saloon. They operated a saloon and grocery store at the Wedge at Manchester Road and Southwest Avenue. The building was still standing in 1973.
Anna's father was very fond of her, and he often called her Toots; she helped him in the garden, cutting spinach before going to school in the morning. So he bought her a pony and buggy to ride to St. Peter's School.
Anna's parents moved from the Wedge in Maplewood about 1903 to a small farm (30 acres) located at Woodlawn Avenue and Manchester Road. Her father loved to work the soil, and Anna would always help him. Life remained the same as Anna and her mother shared the work as head of the house.
One of the many schoolmates that Anna met at St. Peter's was Mary Deutschmann. They made their first communion together. Anna would often visit with her friend Mary Deutschmann. It was through this friendship that she met George Deutschmann. This friendship developed into a courtship and later marriage.
George formed a band with his brothers and sisters, in St . Louis County. They furnished Music for All Occasions. Anna would go along to the dances when George was playing. They moved to George's parents' home in Des Peres, Missouri after they were married. George's father had built his son three greenhouses on five acres of his land.
After they were married, they lived in part of the old homestead; a little later, they moved into a remodeled small house, once a 'summer kitchen', across the driveway from the old home.
Anna still lives in the house that she and George built at 12123 Manchester Road and now attends St. Clement's Church.
Her husband George started out with one greenhouse and expanded continually to build a floral business that became a landmark on Manchester Road known as the Wayside Floral Company. At his death on Oct. 15, 1954 several of their sons took over the business which is still a thriving business in spite of the encroachment of the numerous commercial developments that dominate this area at the present time. Des Peres has now become a spectacular business area.
Anna, the widow of George F. Deutschmann, now 80 years of age still resides in the beautiful home at 12123 Manchester Road with her single daughter Helen affectionately called 'Muff'.
Anna Deutschmann is revered and esteemed by all who know her. She is truly the good neighbor to all who know her and are in need. Her devout Catholic life is an inspiration to her family and community. She often attends daily Mass and has always loved her Church. To put it briefly, we all say she is fantastic.15,1

Family

George Francis Deutschmann b. September 14, 1891, d. October 15, 1954
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S1859] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project.
  3. [S4257] 1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George F. Deutschmann household.
  4. [S900] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), George Deutschmann household.
  5. [S7916] 1940 — Sixteenth Census of the United States (Population Schedule), Missouri, George Deutschmann household.
  6. [S5211] George Deustschmann Death Certificate.
  7. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "George F. Deutschmann Obituary", October 16, 1954, page 3.
  8. [S2] Helen Deutschman, Deutschman Diefenbach.
  9. [S1475] St. Peter Cemetery Tombstone Reading.
  10. [S1089] Sesquicentenial Book Committee, St. Peter's Catholic Church 150 Years Growing . . . Together.
  11. [S2268] Anna Blase Deutschmann Obituary, April 7, 1974.
  12. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Anna Deutschmann Obituary", April 7, 1974.
  13. [S2220] Internet Site: The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Web Site).
  14. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.
  15. [S1490] Reverend F. H. Blase, Curriculum Vitae Blase Family, April 1973 unknown repository.

John Frederick Blase1,2

M, #8426, b. July 1, 1868, d. August 24, 1953
Father*John Frederick Blase1 b. 1828, d. November 20, 1912
Mother*Margaret "Maggie" Albers1 b. 1840, d. June, 1901
John Blase
Rimkus WFT Ancestry
Karl Rimkus
     John Frederick Blase, son of John Frederick Blase and Margaret "Maggie" Albers, was born on July 1, 1868 in St. Louis, Missouri.1 He was baptized circa August, 1868 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Missouri.1
John Frederick was truck farmer and store owner.1
John married Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom, on October 29, 1889 at St. Francis De Sales Church, St. Louis, Missouri.1
John Frederick Blase He attended one room school at St. Anthony's Parish on Meramec Street where he probably only completed 4th grade.
First few years employed by others then in 1891 built a large two story building and opened a Grocery & Saloon business at the Wedge (now corner of Southwest & Manchester), the first business in Maplewood. (At this time Maplewood was open country with no electricity and poor roads).
Around 1903 he purchased a 30 acre farm and home at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Manchester Road.
In about 1918 he purchased the Westwood Grocery at 424 Sappington Road, Glendale, Missouri.
Some time later he leased the 'Eleven Mile House' at the southwest corner of Woodlawn and Manchester which he operated in conjunction with his truck farm.1
John Frederick was a grocery storekeeper in 1930.3
Mathilda and John Frederick Blase lived in 1930 at 130 Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Francis, Florence and Louis..3
John is a head of household on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He was identified as a married 61-year-old male born in Missouri. His father was born in Germany and his mother in Missouri. He was a grocery storekeeper and owned a residence valued at $10,000.00. He owned a radio. Enumerated with him were:, his mother Mathilda Theckla, his sister Florence M., his brothers Francis Henry and Louis Frederick.3
John died on August 24, 1953 at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 85.4,5
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on August 25, 1953.4 His obituary stated:
Blase, John Sr., of 12123 Manchester rd., Kirkwood, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Mon., Aug 24, 1953, husband of the late Mathilda Blase, father of Mrs. Anna Deutschmann, John J., William and Rev. Francis H., Edward F. Sr., Mrs. Florence Castillon, Louis F. and Lawrence J. Blase, our brother, brother-in-law, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle.
Funeral Thurs., 9:45 a.m., from the Bopp Chapel, 131 W. Argonne dr., Kirkwood, to St. Peter's Church, 10 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery
4

A newspaper article dated August 25, 1953 reported Funeral services for John lase Sr., a St. Louis county grocer for many years, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Clay avenue and argonne drive, Kirkwood. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Mr. Blase, 85 years old, died yesterday at St. Mary's Hospital of infirmaties of age.He retired 10 years ago. Mr. Blase lived at 12121 Manchester road, Kirkwood. He helped erect buildings at the Maplewood Wedge, Southwest and Manchester avenues, and operated a grocery there for a number of years.
Surviving are eight children, the Rev. Francis Blase, paster of Sacred Heart Church, Vandalia; John, William, Edward, Louis and Lawrence Blase, and two daughters, Mrs. George F. Deutschmann and Mrs. Florence Castillon.5
His funeral service was held on August 27, 1953 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.4 He was buried on August 27, 1953 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.4,6
John and Mathlida Dierkes Blase Tombstone

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MissouriJohn Frederick Blase3

Family

Mathilda Theckla Dierkes b. September 4, 1870, d. January 23, 1951
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S8934] Karl Rimjus (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Rimkus Family Tree" unknown repository memo3, unknown repository memo4). Last accessed on April 14, 2016.
  3. [S917] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Blase household.
  4. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "John Blase Sr. Obituary", August 25, 1953, page 30.
  5. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Funeral of John Blase Sr., Grocer, To Be Thursday", August 25, 1953, page 27.
  6. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.

Mathilda Theckla Dierkes1

F, #8427, b. September 4, 1870, d. January 23, 1951
Father*John Dierkes1 b. circa 1830, d. 1877
Mother*Julianna Bloom1 b. circa 1830
Mathilda Dierkes Blase
Rimkus WFT Ancestry
Karl Rimkus
     Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, daughter of John Dierkes and Julianna Bloom, was born on September 4, 1870 in Missouri.1,2 She was baptized on September 6, 1870 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Missouri.1
Mathilda married John Frederick Blase, son of John Frederick Blase and Margaret "Maggie" Albers, on October 29, 1889 at St. Francis De Sales Church, St. Louis, Missouri.1
Mathilda was a sponsor for George Bernard Deutschmann's baptism on October 21, 1915 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri.3
Mathilda and John Frederick Blase lived in 1930 at 130 Monroe Avenue in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. Residing with them were, their children Francis, Florence and Louis..2
Mathilda was enumerated as the mother of John Frederick Blase under the name of "Matilda Blase" on the 1930 U. S. Census of Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. She was listed as a married 59-year-old female born in Missouri. Her father was born in Germany and her mother in Missouri.2
Mathilda died on January 23, 1951 at Deutschmann home in Des Peres, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 80 of complications of senility.1
Her obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on January 25, 1951.4 Her obituary stated:
BLASE, MATHILDA (nee Dierkes), 12101 Manchester rd., Kirkwood, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tues., Jan. 23, 1951, beloved wife of John Blase Sr., dear mother of Mrs. Anna Deutschmann, John J., William A., Rev. Francis H., Edward F. Sr., Mrs. Florence Castilon, Louis F. and Lawrence J. Blase, dear sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt.
Funeral Sat., 8:45 a.m., from the Bopp Chapel, 131 W. Argonne dr., Kirkwood to St. Peter's Church, 9 a.m. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, Kirkwood. Mrs. Blase was a member of St. Peter's Alter Society
4
Her funeral service was held on January 27, 1951 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.4 She was buried on January 27, 1951 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.5
John and Mathlida Dierkes Blase Tombstone

Mathilda Theckla Dierkes Her parents lived on a dairy farm in St. Louis in the area known at that time as Rock Springs. St. Bernard Catholic Church was erected in 1874 in this same area.
The father of Helen, John Dierkes, died as a young man. Helen was about 7 or 8 years old at this time. After the death of Helen's father, John Dierkes, her mother, Julia, soon remarried. Her second husband was George Haneklau, an employee at the Dierkes Dairy Farm. With six children and the burden of managing the Dairy Farm, this seemed to be a wise decision at the time. Poor management and other circumstances soon brought an end to this business at Rock Springs.
The family (Haneklau) then settled on a small truck farm of about 5 acres in Maplewood, Missouri at 7550 Rannells Avenue, just north of the present Maplewood High School. At the death of George Haneklau, it was divided into lots among the children.
On October 29, 1889, Helen Dierkes married John Blase at St . Francis De Sales Church, St. Louis, Missouri. About two years after their marriage, John and Helen Blase settled in what is now the city of Maplewood on the Wedge corner of Manchester Road and Southwest Avenue, they operated a store in a small building which later on was moved to the rear of the large lot. This building still stands.
In 1891, they erected a new 2 story building, known as 'The Wedge'. This was the first worthwhile business building in the town of Maplewood which at that time was open country - no electricity, horse cars, poor roads, etc.
Memorabilia: Helen Blase was a person of strong and firm character. She believed in strict discipline and order. She did not hesitate to use the rod when necessary. She was a hard working, devoted, Catholic wife and mother. She enjoyed company and friends and never tired of serving a good home-cooked meal. In brief, she was the guiding light of the entire family.1

Census

Census YearPlaceHead of Household
1930Kirkwood, St. Louis County, MissouriJohn Frederick Blase2

Family

John Frederick Blase b. July 1, 1868, d. August 24, 1953
Children

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S917] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), John Blase household.
  3. [S1465] St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Peter Church Baptism Book Three.
  4. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Mathilda Blase Obituary", January 25, 1951, page 19.
  5. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.
  6. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.

John Joseph Blase Jr.1

M, #8428, b. March 3, 1896, d. January 15, 1978
Father*John Frederick Blase1 b. July 1, 1868, d. August 24, 1953
Mother*Mathilda Theckla Dierkes1 b. September 4, 1870, d. January 23, 1951
     He was baptized circa March, 1896 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Missouri, the sponsors included St. Aloysius Church (Argyle, MO).1 John Joseph Blase Jr., son of John Frederick Blase and Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, was born on March 3, 1896 in The Wedge, Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri.2,1
John attended grade school at St. Peter Grade School, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri. He completing the seventh grade.3,1 He was employed by John Blase, his father at Manchester Road, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, in 1917 farming and gardening.2 At the time of time of his registration for the draft for World War I in 1917, John resided at Manchester Road in Missouri.2 John registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 at draft board 1, St. Louis County, Missouri, he was listed as medium height and build with brown eyes and hair.2
John married Veronica A. "Vera" Witte, daughter of Arnold Witte and Ann O'Loughlin, on July 10, 1917 at Ursuline Convent Chapel, Arcadia, Iron County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Ernst J. Blankemeier.4,1
John Joseph Blase Jr. The employment and business career of John J. Blase began when he was about 14 years of age. For several years he worked on his father's farm at Manchester and Woodlawn, Kirkwood, Missouri. He then took a job as a clerk in Rohrbach's Grocery Store in Kirkwood. When his father leased the 11 Mile House at Manchester and Woodlawn he worked there as a bartender for a few years. Around 1919 he bought a Globe-Democrat Paper Route from Sam Wachbrit. This route covered most of the city of Webster Groves. He paid five-thousand dollars for the route which proved to be quite a profitable venture but demanded real sacrifice and hard work. Morning paper carriers had to get up at 3 o'clock in the morning and have all papers delivered by 6 a.m. At the beginning these deliveries were made with horse and wagon. Later on a Ford Touring car with the top down proved to be a real god-send. In about 1919 John Blase sold the paper route to Dan Coleman.
Then in partnership with Louis Holman, he acquired the Valley Park Soda Bottling Co. On this property they erected a fine new plant which remains standing to the present time. Relinquishing his holdings in the Valley Park Bottling Co. John Blase joined the Falzone Insurance Agency at Clayton where he remained for some few years.
In the year 1927, John Blase acquired a lot at the southwest corner of Berry and Manchester Rd. This lot was 100 x 15 0 feet in size. He bought the lot from Al Keil, brother of a former mayor of St. Louis. On this lot he erected a fine business building with living quarters in the rear. Here a flourishing business developed under the slogan 'Go to Blase's'.
In 1934 John Blase decided to relinquish the burdens of the restaurant business. He then leased the building and sold the business to two of his brothers - Frank and Louis Blase.
During the following several years Blase's Barbeque had among its tenants: Lawrence Blase; Clarence and John Nahm; Edward Blase; Emil Vilcek.
After this John Blase leased the property to the Glick Laundry. They operated a Drive-In Laundry and Cleaning place there for the next 10 years. He then worked at St. Louis Co . Highway Dept. and Branch Realty Co. In March 1972 John Blase sold the corner to the Stanley Photo Co. but retained the balance of the property including the lovely home a t 1389 N. Berry Rd. where he still resides.
The residence of John and Vera Blase included the following addresses: Cottage on N. Harrison, Kirkwood. Living quarters at 11 Mile House. Farm Home of his parents. Chelsea P l., Glendale. 300 N. Gore, Webster Groves. Parsons Ave., Webster Groves. 13 W. Monroe, Kirkwood. And finally 1389 N. Berry Rd., Glendale, Mo. where he now resides on January 1, 1978.3,1
John died on January 15, 1978 in St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 81.1,5
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on January 16, 1978.5 His obituary stated:
Blase, John J. Jr., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Sun., Jan. 15, 1978, beloved husband of the late Anne Veronica Witte Blase, dear father of Camille Berry and Connie Vilkcek, dear brother of Edward Louis and Lawrence Blase, dear father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and cousin.
Funeral from Bopp chapel 10610 Manchester rd., Kirkwood, Tues., 9 a.m., to Mary Queen of Peace Church, Webster Groves for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, Kirkwood. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to Charles Kilo, M.D, Diabetes Research Fund, 777 S. New Ballas rd., 53141. Visitation 3-9 p.m. Mon
5
His funeral service was held on January 17, 1978 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri.5 He was buried on January 17, 1978 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.6,5
John J. and Veronica Witte Deutschmann Tombstone

Family

Veronica A. "Vera" Witte b. February 12, 1894, d. December 3, 1974

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S4136] Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com (database online), 2002.
  3. [S1490] Reverend F. H. Blase, Curriculum Vitae Blase Family, April 1973 unknown repository.
  4. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  5. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "John J Blase Jr. Obituary", January 16, 1978, page 22.
  6. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.

William Anthony Blase1

M, #8429, b. September 23, 1899, d. July 11, 1966
Father*John Frederick Blase1 b. July 1, 1868, d. August 24, 1953
Mother*Mathilda Theckla Dierkes1 b. September 4, 1870, d. January 23, 1951
     William Anthony Blase, son of John Frederick Blase and Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, was born on September 23, 1899 in The Wedge, Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1 He was baptized circa October, 1899 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Shrewsbury, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
William attended grade school at St. Peter Grade School, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
William married Rose Hofer, daughter of John Hofer, on November 14, 1922 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri, the witnesses were Mary Queen of Peace Church (Webster Groves, MO).2
William Anthony Blase In connection with his work he took several night courses at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
William Blase's working career began in his early teens after his graduation from St. Peter's Grade School. He worked at the farm at Manchester and Woodlawn and also at his Dad's business across from the farm. Bitten by wanderlust, like most teenagers of his time, he and a friend Paul Beling, decided cutting spinach had no future so they set out for the Oil Fields at Tulsa, Oklahoma. There, for a short time they worked at filling stations and in the oil fields. They finally decided that the west was not all that it was cracked up to be so they returned to St. Louis.
William then took a job with the Tibbetts-Hewitt Wholesale Grocers. After leaving this job he obtained permanent employment with the Wagner Electric Corporation where he spent approximately 44 years before his retirement. He started as a clerical worker and worked himself up to Department Supervisor. At one time there were some 48 people under his jurisdiction. At Wagner Electric he was an active member of the Commercial Club and the Foreman's Club, serving as President for a term or two.
After his marriage to Rose Hofer the newlyweds lived for about six months with the John Hofer Family. They then moved to the old Blase home at Manchester and Woodlawn where they resided for about two years. From there they moved in to one of the Hodapp cottages on Martha Lane in Rock Hill, Missour, remaining for about four years. In June 1929 the William Blase family erected their own home at 11290 Day Road, Rock Hill, Missouri. The lot was part of the original Hofer Dairy Farm. William Blase was a devoted and dedicated husband, father and beloved by all his family and friends. His home and family were his castle. His yard and vegetable garden were the envy of all who viewed it. He loved his family and his church and was always willing to make any sacrifice in their behalf. One of his greatest joys was to be surrounded by his grandchildren and to mend their broken toys and hearts. All Mother Blase would say whenever she had problems in her old age was, Bill will be out and fix it.
He was buried from St. Mary Magdalene Church, Brentwood, Missouri. His brother, Father Francis Blase conducted the funeral. Bopp Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral.3,1
William died on July 11, 1966 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 66 probably of a heart attack.1 He was buried circa July 14, 1966 in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
William A. and Rose Hofer Blase Tombstone

Family

Rose Hofer b. January 2, 1902, d. August 29, 1995

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S1490] Reverend F. H. Blase, Curriculum Vitae Blase Family, April 1973 unknown repository.
  4. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, September 2011.

Edward Frederick Blase1

M, #8430, b. December 12, 1904, d. January 13, 1981
Father*John Frederick Blase1 b. July 1, 1868, d. August 24, 1953
Mother*Mathilda Theckla Dierkes1 b. September 4, 1870, d. January 23, 1951
Edward Frederick Blase
Rimkus WFT Ancestry
Karl Rimkus
     Edward Frederick Blase, son of John Frederick Blase and Mathilda Theckla Dierkes, was born on December 12, 1904 in The Wedge, Maplewood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1 He was baptized circa December 15, 1904 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Shrewsbury, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Edward attended high school at Chaminade High School, Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri. He attended for about two years.1
Edward attended grade school at St. Peter Grade School, Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.1
Edward married Aloysia Telsamore "Wish" Nahm, daughter of Albert Nahm and May Potts, on August 12, 1924 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri. The marriage ceremony was performed by Reverend Father M. D. Collins. the witnesses were Jack O'Meara and Genevieve Gund.2
Edward Frederick Blase Edward spent his youth on the farm at Manchester Road and Woodlawn Avenue helping his parents with the gardening. When his parents acquired the Westwood Grocery, he worked there for a year or so. Other employment consisted of various jobs: Heil Packing Company, selling appliances and a house to house bakery route. After that he lived with his brother, John and Vera, at 300 North Gore, Webster Groves and helped him with his paper route deliveries. When John and Vera moved to Parsons Avenue he lived with them for awhile. It was at this period that he applied for a job with the Polar Wave Ice & Fuel Company and was accepted. He worked at the Webster Groves Branch as a salesman for about a year or so. He was then promoted and became manager of the Affton Branch where he remained for 14 years. It was during this perio d that he married Aloysia Nahm (1924) and lived with her parents at 782 Tuxedo, Webster Groves. In a short time, deciding to set up their own home, they moved to Elton Avenue i n Affton, Missouri. This was followed by residence in his father 's cottage on Zoetta Avenue, Glendale. A little later they lived upstairs at the Westwood Grocery as the parents moved to their home at 130 West Monroe, Kirkwood. After this the Lemke house on Sappington Road two blocks south of the Westwood Grocery, became available. The Ed Blase family occupied the downstairs and Pat and Bernadine Murphy the upstairs. It was here that a near tragedy occurred. Due to gas leak they were all nearly asphixiated.
The Ed Blase family now moved into their own home on Monica Drive in South Kirkwood and l ived there for the next 17 years.
In 1938 Ed left the Polar Wave and went in business for himself at 700 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood. Seven years later he sold this business to City Ice and Fuel, formerly Polar Wave. For a short time after this he operated Blase's Bar-B-Cue at Berry and Manchester which he later sold to his partner John Nahm. Then he bought the property and restaurant at corner of Monica and Lindbergh known as Thruinger's. He sold his home on Monica and moved into the living quarters of the new restaurant building which he erected there. The Ed Blases operated a thriving business there until 1958. Desiring to retire because of ill health (emphesema) he leased the property which later became a Chinese restaurant. He then moved to 35 Quail Avenue in Ballwin, Missouri.3,1
Edward died on January 13, 1981 in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, at age 76.4,1,5
His obituary was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper on January 14, 1981.4 His obituary stated:
Blase, Edward F., fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tues., Jan. 13, 1981, husband of Aloysia T. Blase (nee Nahm), father of Donald E. and Edward F. Blase Jr., brother of Louis F. and Lawrence J. Blase, brother-in-law, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and cousin.
Funeral Fr., 9:15 a.m. from Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood to Holy Infant Church, Ballwin, for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Peters Cemetery. Mr. Blase was a Fourth Degree member of Kirkwood Council K. of C. No. 2117. Visitation 2-9 p.m. Thurs
4
His funeral service was held on January 16, 1981 at Holy Infant Catholic Church, Ballwin, St. Louis County, Missouri.4 He was buried on January 16, 1981 in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Kirkwood, St. Louis County, Missouri.6,4
Edward, Donald and Aloysia Nahm Blase Tombstone

Family

Aloysia Telsamore "Wish" Nahm b. June 17, 1905, d. July 21, 1995
Child

Citations

  1. [S1491] Gary V. Deutschmann Family Tree Maker Data File.
  2. [S6134] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com (database online), 2007.
  3. [S1490] Reverend F. H. Blase, Curriculum Vitae Blase Family, April 1973 unknown repository.
  4. [S6948] St. Louis Post Dispatch "Edward F. Blase Obituary", January 14, 1961, page 42.
  5. [S8934] Karl Rimjus (submitter e-mail withheld) member family tree titled "Rimkus Family Tree" unknown repository memo3, unknown repository memo4). Last accessed on April 14, 2016.
  6. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg.
  7. [S552] Tombstone photo, taken by Robert Berg, April 27, 2007.