Biography of John H. Blase
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John H. Blase, a native of Hanover, Germany, was born in 1828. When seven years old, he accompanied his parents to Prussia, where he lived until 1848, then came to America, landing at New York. Going thence to St. Louis, he remained until 1853, engaged in coopering. After a short stay at St. Paul, Minnesota, he located in West St. Paul, Dakota county, and purchased his present farm. Enlisted in March, 1865. in Company D, First Minnesota Regiment, and received his discharge during that year. He now holds the position of treasurer of school district No. 3. Married in 1853, Elizabeth Krunner. They have had twelve children: Henry B., August H., Lydia L., John W., Talitha, Hattie, Ella C., Enuna G., Hannah, Ernest F., Anna C. and Andrew A. Two of these have died.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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