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Title Tintype of home of Herman Blomeyer of Richmond, Indiana, ca. 1880
Description Tintype of the home of German tailor Herman Blomeyer at 432 S. 9th Street in Richmond. This probably dates to the late 1870s or 1880s previous to the 1887 death of his wife Anna Maria. Seen in the distance is the spire of the old St. Paul's Lutheran Church on S. 7th Street. The house was razed in the 1950s for a Hooks Drugstore and today is the site of a Family Dollar.
Herman Blomeyer attended the St. John's German Lutheran Church, and came over from Germany (Oshabrook) with his brother who lived in Cincinnati. The 1880 census has him listed as Harmon Blomier; other records spell it "Blomyer". Herman's youngest daughter Anna Blomyer Placke lived in the house until son Robert Plack made it his residence in the 1940s.
Place 432 S. 9th Street, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, United States
Date 1880, ca.
Year Range Begin 1875
Year Range End 1890
Subjects Houses
Richmond (Ind.)
Wayne County (Ind.)
Family members
Process Tintypes
Collection Name John & Imogen Canan Collection
Object ID ia-0038-0001
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