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Hans Henry Christian BLUNCK

Male 1877 - 1951  (73 years)

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  • Name Hans Henry Christian BLUNCK 
    Birth 25 Aug 1877  Quarmbeck, S-Hlst, Prss Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 17 Aug 1951  St. George, Wshngtn, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 22 Aug 1951 
    • From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

      BIOGRAPHY: Henry C. Blunck, was born, in Quarmbeck, near Kiel, Schleswig
      Hollstein, Germany, the son of Claus Christian Blunck, and Anna Margarethe
      Schlutter, August 25th, 1877. There were also in the family Dora, Wilhelmina,
      and Martha.
      The family soon after the birth of this only son moved to Kiel to live,
      and it was there, that they accepted the church through the missionaries.
      The parents jointed the church in 188___.
      Henry was baptized May 15, 1889, by Louis M. Cannon.
      The oldest sister, Dora, emigrated to Utah in the fall of 1889.
      Henry came to Utah in 1891, and made his home with the O___ Horely family
      in Forestdale, and later having worked for Will Hansen. During 1892
      Wilhelmina came to Utah and she went to doing house work for the Charles
      Wilkins family. The three worked and saved, and then the parents and sister
      Martha came out in December of 1895.
      The family then took residence on old 12th So. with an apartment of
      Joseph Jensen.
      In February 1896 the famly moved to near Rexburg, Idaho, to take over a
      farm known as the Durrous and Winters ranch near the Snake River west of
      Rexburg, Idaho, also later took over the Peter Fla___'s farm.
      Later in the fall of 1898 they moved to Hibbard and took over the Fred
      Ph__t farm for two years while he filled a m______.
      During the spring of 1897, Henry went with Thomas Businger, of Salt Lake
      , to Dillon, Montana and worked there as a cook in a mining camp.
      Henry and his father filed on some land on Rexburg Bench, about twelve
      miles southeast of Rexburg, and built a log cabin and began fencing the
      In the spring of 1901, the family moved to the cabin, and began clearing
      sagebrush. They planted their first fall wheat in 1902 on twenty acres they
      had prepared.
      Henry worked for Thomas E. Ricks, for $25.00 per month plus bo. to get
      some cash to get more equipment.
      Wilhelmina married Joseph A. Johanson, and they and Henry went up near
      ____Warus River, in the Island Park Country to the Morgan Knapp Sawmill, to
      chop logs, and thereby made another $75.00.
      Henry married Hattie Staub October 2, 1903, in the Salt Lake Temple.
      Moved into an apartment on 1st West, in Rexburg, being part of the house owned
      by Robert H_________, Hattie's aunt and uncle.
      During the winter of 1903-1904 Henry hauled hay and fed sheep for Fred
      Park, of Hibbard $35.00 per month.
      The spring of 1904 found Henry back on the farm clearing more sagebrush
      and fencing, etc.
      Henry purchased a lot in Rexburg and got a set of logs to build there.
      In the fall of 1904, Joseph A. Johanson helped Henry build this log
      house, with rock foundation, brick chimney, and transom over the door. (In
      November 1904, Henry'a mother passed away.)
      In this first modest home, was born their first son, George., February
      26, 1905.
      During the spring of 1905, Henry labored on the college administration
      bldg. for $2.00 per day.
      In June 1905, Joseph A. Johanson and Henry took a contract of cutting
      logs, for Alma Hess, in the Island Park country.
      In the fall of 1905 Henry came back to the farm and hauled firewood and
      fence posts for use and sale to in turn get enough to buy groceries. Also
      helped to build a one room school house for the new school district formed on
      the Rexburg bench, known as Herbert.
      Henry and Ezra Lillenquist and Joseph A. Johanson began conducting Sunday
      School and Sacrament Meetings.
      It was in the fall of 1905, that Grandfather Christen Bluck received
      Patent rights on the first 160 acres of land.
      November 6, 1906, Wm. H. Blunck, the second son was born, at Rexburg,
      It was not too long after that before Henry filed on land for himself and
      eventually built a log cabin on it, and it was there, that a third son, Leo C.
      Blunck was born, January 4, 1909.
      The Herbert Branch was organized, as an independent branch, January 9,
      1910, with Henry C. Blunck, as President and James W. Archibald and Alexander
      S. Lesthom, as counselors.
      April 16th, 1910 Christian Blunck, sold his land to Robert and James
      Leathom for $6,000.00.
      Christian Blunck left for a mission to Germany, April 19, 1911.
      October 4th, 1912, Henry got his final papers on his 160 acres of land.
      Kenneth Edward Blunck was born July 1, 1911, Herbert, Idaho.
      Rulon Detlef Blunck was born April 21, 1914, Herbert, Idaho.
      Lula Mary Blunck, lst daughter, born in Rexburg, June 11, 1916.
      Bought a home in Rexburg September 2, 1916, from Nephi Whittaker.
      Viola May Blunck, 2nd daughter born in Rexberg May 9, 1923. Christian
      Blunck came home from his mission in Germany, 14th July, 1913.
      Robert and James Leathom, failed to pay for Christian Blunck's property,
      so Henry purchased the 160 acres for $4,500.00, November 27, 1913.
      During the winter of 1919-1920, Hattie Blunck, was stricken with a severe
      case of flue, in which she almost lost her life, and in Janary a baby girl,
      named Ruth was born, but died immediately afterwards. She was buried in the
      Rexburg Cemetery January 25, 1920. The flu caused this we are sure.
      George H. Blunck, the oldest son, left for a mission to Switzerland and
      Germany, June 3rd, 1925, and after going to Salt Lake for instruction, left
      June 16th for the -----
      Another daughter was born, July 8, 1925, at Rexburg. Her name Erma
      Geneve Blunck.
      The Herbert Branch was dissolved and Henry was released on Sept 27, 1925.
      He was sustained and ordained a Bishop of the Rexburg 4th Ward, by Melvin J.
      Ballard, September 27, 1925.
      Clause Christian Blunck passed away at the age of 75, 26th of March,
      1926, at Salt Lake City.
      Lavina Ruth Blunck, the youngest of this large family, was born August
      15, 1927, at Rexburg.
      George H. Blunck returned from a mission to Germany and Switzerland in
      February, 1928.
      George moved to Salt Lake shortly after coming home to seek employment.
      Henry C. Blunck was relased as Bishop of Rexburg 4th Ward on Sept. 27,
      1928. He was then sustained a member of the High Council for the Fremont and
      later the Rexburg Stake. This job he did faithfuly fulfill for 16 years.
      George married Rosa M. Sch_____, 3rd of October, 1928, at Salt Lake
      Temple. They established their home in Salt Lake City.
      Their children: Rose Bernice, born July 24, 1930.
      Maryilyn Lois, born June 16, 1933
      Bernice married Roy Smith and have 4 children.
      Marilyn married Earl Gilbert and they have 2 boys, all living in Salt
      Lake City.
      William H. Blunck married Lillian Galbraith, June 18, 19__ in the Salt
      Lake Temple, but soon afterward divorced.
      Leo C. Blunck, married Irene Gray, October 20, 1930, at Rigby, Idaho.
      William H. Blunck filled a mission to East Central Stakes during
      1933-1935. He married Ruth Henderson of Roanoke, Virginia, January 21, 1936,
      Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Rexburg, Idaho.
    Person ID I2041  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2002 

    Father Claus Christian BLUNCK,   b. 28 Dec 1851, Hollenbeck, Sch.Hlst., Prussia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Mar 1926, Salt Lake City, S.L.Co., UT Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Anna Margaretha SCHLUTTER,   b. 26 Dec 1848, Kiel, Sch.Hlst., Prussia. Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Nov 1904, Rexburg, Fremont Co., ID Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 55 years) 
    Marriage 15 Nov 1874  Neumunster, S-Hlst, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Family ID F1117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2010 

    Family 2 Martha Irene BARRICK 
    Family ID F1118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2010 

    Family 3 Hedwig (S) STRUSS,   b. 9 Mar 1887, Solothurn, Brn, Swtz Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 May 1935, Rexburg, Mdsn, ID Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years) 
    Marriage 2 Oct 1903  Salt Lake City, S-Lk, UT Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. George Henry BLUNCK
     2. William Hamann BLUNCK
     3. Leo Christian BLUNCK
     4. Kenneth Edward BLUNCK
     5. Rulon Detlef BLUNCK
     6. Lulu Mary BLUNCK
     7. Ruth BLUNCK,   b. 24 Jan 1920, Rexburg, Mdsn., ID Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Jan 1920 (Age 0 years)
     8. Viola May BLUNCK
     9. Erma Geneve BLUNCK,   b. 8 Jul 1925, Rexburg, Madison, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Oct 2001, St. George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years)
     10. Lavina Ruth BLUNCK
    Family ID F20  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2010 

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