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Marriage: Children:
  1. Henry "Harry" /Blessing/: Birth: 20 Feb 1872 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Death: 27 Sep 1936 in Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan

  2. William Sam "Frank" /Blessing/: Birth: 1 Jul 1875 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. Death: 7 Mar 1965 in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland


Sources
1. Title:   Pension Application File
Page:   Pension File of George W. Blessing alias George Malcomb
Publication:   The National Archives Washington, DC
Author:   National Archives
2. Title:   Erie County, Pennsylvania Prothonotary Court
Page:   dated 1880
Publication:   Courthouse Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania

Notes
a. Note:   NI23588
Note:   American Civil War Soldiers from Ancestry.com George Blessing Residence: Occupation: Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 24 July 1861Enlisted in Company I, 24th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 24 July 1861.Discharged Company I, 24th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 27 February 1862 in Camp Wickliffe, KY George Malcomb Residence: Occupation: Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 06 October 1863Drafted in Company I, 55th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 06 October 1863.Mustered out Company I, 55th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 30 August 1865 in Petersburg, VA--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Erie County Criminal Records (researched by the Erie Society for Genealogical Research)February 1868, George Blessing, charged with Horse Stealing (Book 6 pg. 760 #24)August 1870, George Blessing, charged with Assault & Battery, (Book 7 pg. 390 #53)February 1873, George Blessing, charged with Larceny, (Book 8 pg. 92 #39)February 1876, George Blessing, charged with Larceny, (Book 8 pg. 634 #20), 1877 convicted of Larceny, sentenced to Western Penitentiary for one year and 9 months and charged a fine of $25.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Directories of Erie, Pennsylvania (researched by the Erie Society for Genealogical Research)1871/72 George Blessing, machinist, boards with John Blessing (pg. 36)1872/73 George Blessing, machinist, boards with John Blessing (pg. 26)1874/75 Geo. Blessing, laborer, head of household, 179, 2nd Ward (pg. 155)(apparently George and Margaret "Maggie" had married by this time)1876/77 George Blessing, laborer, north side of 2nd St., between German & Holland (pg. 70)1877, Geo. Blessing, laborer, head of household 240 E. 3rd St. (pg. 110)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Erie County Criminal Records (researched by the Erie Society for Genealogical Research)September 1879, George Blessing, charged wth Burglary, (Book 9 pg. 427 #19), convicted, sentenced to Western Penitentiary for 3 years to solitary confinement and hard labor, with a fine of $100. (This is where George was listed on the 1880 Census of Allegheny County, PA)-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1880 Census Source Information: Census Place Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Family History Library Film 1255088 NA Film Number T9-1088 Page Number 65D Household:(Western Penitentiary) Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Hugh MCKEAN Self M Male W 51 PA Depty Warden PA MD Rebecca MCKEAN Wife M Female W 53 NJ House Keeping IRE IRE Birddie FISH GDau S Female W 12 PA ENG PA ... Geo. BLESSING Other M Male W 35 OH Machinist CT NY--------------------------------------------------------------------------------George Blessing is listed in the 1887 Directory of Erie, Erie County, PA as a Laborer______________________________________________________Erie County Criminal Records (researched by the Erie Society for Genealogical Research)September 1889, George Blessing, charged with Larceny, (Book 11 pg. 292 #5)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------1890 Census of Surviving Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, and Widows4th Ward, City of Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania (pg. 515)S.D. #10, E.D. #252George M. Blessing, U.S. Army, Post Office Address- Jail, Erie, PA-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Erie County Criminal Records (researched by the Erie Society for Genealogical Research)September 1890, George Blessing, charged with Larceny, (Book 11 pg. 422 #1)----------------------------------------------------------------------National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (from Ancestry.com)Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soliders for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1895Descriptive list of members admitted to Ohio Soldiers and Sailors' Home, Sandusky, Ohio, during the year ending June 30, 1895 2797 Name: George Blessing Regiment: I, 24th Ohio V. Inf. Rank: Private Months Served: 7 Birth Place: Ohio Age: 48 Disability: general Place of Admittance: Ohio Occupation: Laborer Marital Status: Widower ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1920 Census of Center Twp, Grant County, Indiana (pg. 9-A)ED# 61National Military HomeGeorge Blessing, Inmate, male, white, aged 79, widower, born in Ohio, father born PA, mother born (illegible)


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