Joseph Blough Family Bible

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Joseph Blough Family Bible

Date of Bible[edit | edit source]

1844

Dimensions of Bible[edit | edit source]

8 Inches Tall

5 Inches Wide

2 Inches Thick

Researcher Name and Date[edit | edit source]

Maggie Rose, Librarian and Emily Gammons, volunteer

Wayne County Public Library

Researched compiled between November, 2016 and February, 2017.

Cover[edit | edit source]

Joseph Blough Family Bible, Cover

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Joseph Blough Family Bible has a brown leather binding with the finish wearing off to a tan color. The Bible was has been customized in a manner which reinforces the structural integrity of the Bible. The Center detail is in the shape of a a 6 petaled flower with rivets at the center and edges of the "petals." Two clasps at the fore edge of the Bible remain in working condition. It is not known if the clasps were part of the later reinforcement of the Bible. Stamping detain on the top front cover reinforcement includes the letters "J" and "B." The book is in good shaped despite some of the family records pages being separated from the binding in the center of the Bible. The text of the Bible is in German.

Title Page[edit | edit source]

Joseph Blough Family Bible, Title Page

Accompanying Paperwork Associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present

Items Associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present

Marriage Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Joseph Blough Family Bible, Marriages Record

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Transcript of Joseph Blough Family Bible, Marriages Record

In faint and thin black faded cursive, fountain pen:


Joseph D Blough

and Ann Hostetler

got merit Together

The 17 Day of May AD


In a different possibly blue ink along the margins of the above text: 1853

In a more faint, shakier hand:


Joseph D. Blough was

born the 13 Day of

October 1828

Anna Blough was

Born the 5 Day of

July D 1831

Birth Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Joseph Blough Family Bible, Births Records

Notes[edit | edit source]

Some of the family history pages had long margins on the fore edges side. Some of these included writing, but were folded under to fit in the text block of the book. Joseph Blough Family Bible, Births Records, Page 2 is an example of this.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Transcription; Joseph Blough Family Bible, Births Records, Page 1

All three entries appear to be from the same hand, yet in different ink:

In faint and think black faded cursive, fountain pen:

January the 15 AD1862

I Joseph Blough

hat A Son Born

and his name Is

Emanuel J Blough


In thicker, and darker cursive script from a fountain pen:

June the 22 AD 1864

I Joseph Blough hat

A Son Born and

his name Is Joseph J. Blough


In blue ink from a fountain pen in cursive script:

April the 18 D 1869

I Joseph Blough

hat A Son Born

and his name is

Amos J Blough


Transcription; Joseph Blough Family Bible, Births Records, Page 2

All three entries appear to be from the same hand, yet in different ink:


A narrow, brown or black ink, fountain pen:

AD 1854 November

the 4 Day I Joseph Blough

hat A Daughter Born and

her name is Mary blough

[unreadable text]


In thicker, and darker cursive script from a fountain pen:

AD 1856 October the

21 Day I Joseph Blough

hat A Daughter born

and her name is Catharin

Blough [unreadable text]


In faint, brown ink:

AD 1858 September the 25 Day

I Joseph Blough hat

A Daughter born and her name is Elizabeth

Blough [unreadable text]

Death Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Joseph Blough Family Bible, Deaths Record

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Transcription of Joseph Blough Family Bible, Deaths Record

In faint and think black faded cursive, fountain pen:

Anna Blough

Died January 30

1909 age [unreadable]

Joseph Blough and

Anna were Merit

55 years [unreadable}


Handwritten Notations inside Bible[edit | edit source]

Joseph Blough Family Bible, Inside Front Cover

Other Items of Interest[edit | edit source]

None Present