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Re: Clarence Blasier Syracuse/Utica NY
Posted by: Jan Morgen Date: May 25, 2001 at 20:21:38
In Reply to: Re: Clarence Blasier Syracuse/Utica NY by Virginia (Blasier) Jones of 40

Dear Virginia,

So happy to hear from you! I don't have too much info on the Blasier's yet. I am researching the line because my grandmother married Herbert Blasier, son of Clarence and Katherine (Kate) Blasier. The couple lived in Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, and in Michigan. My grandmother told me that Herb's family was buried in Utica NY.

Herb passed away in 1990, and my husband and I inherited a large (12 x 15?), but beautiful framed portrait of Clarence Blasier as a young man of about 20ish. He is very handsome, with blonde hair, blue eyes. My husband had a close relationship with Herb and wants to keep the portrait, but if a family member is interested, I would be happy to have a copy made of the portrait (for the cost of copying) for a family member who is interested.

Herb was an adopted son of Clarence (he was Kate's son by a 1st husband), and I believe he was the couple's only child. Herb was born 10 Oct 1908, was baptized in Menominee, MI in 1909, and died in here Michigan in 1990.

Clarence died in Wayne County Michigan in 1950. Clarence was born in Fonda, NY in 1875,8 or 9, not sure which year. He enlisted in the service at Albany NY in 1898. So the family does have it's roots in NY.

I know this information should be true because Herb had written some vital dates in a little black book that I have (in his own handwriting).

I did find Ira (26) and Mary (20) in Syracuse on the 1880 census with a son Clarence (1), and possibly Ira's brother Joseph (29). I am not certain this is my Clarence at this point, however,it is likely though. If that is the case, then your grandfather Earl could be Clarence's brother-- your great uncle!

When was your grandfather born? If you don't have the vital information on your grandfather, you should write to the Vital Records department where you think he was born and get that.

I'll let you know of any discoveries I come across.

Please keep in touch!

Jan


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