An American Family History

Conrad Bloss, Jr.

Bloss is also spelled Blose, BloƟ and Bose, Bloz, Blos, Blotz, Blows, Bloce, Blois, Blass, Blaas, Plose.

Pennsylvania is one of the 13 original states and was originally founded in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake.

Conrad Bloss, Jr. was born about 1758 in Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. His parents were Johann Conrad Bloss and Anna Magdalena Reber.

Conrad's wife was named Susanna. They married about 1790.

They settled in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

In 1776 a Conrad Bloss participated in the Battle of Long Island. It could have been this Conrad or his father or cousin.

Conrad and Susanna's children included:
Anna Maria Bloss (March 27, 1791),
Maria Barbara Bloss Bittenbender (February 4, 1793, married John Bittenbender),
Jacob Bloss (July 13, 1794, married Elizabeth Bittenbender),
Conrad Bloss (February 5, 1796), and
Catarina Bloss (August 6, 1800).

Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania originally included Washington Township and Slatington. It is located on Trout Creek and Jordan Creek.

Children of
Johann Conrad Bloss and
Anna Magdalena Reber Bloss
  • John George Bloss
  • Eva Elizabeth Bloss Seidel
  • Maria Margaretha Bloss Brandstetter
  • Daniel Bloss
  • Peter Bloss
  • Henry Bloss
  • Sonia Bloss
  • Conrad Bloss
  • In the Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic of 1793, 5000 or more people died between August 1 and November 9.




    from Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties

    Conrad Bloss, father of John N. Bloss, was born in Berks county, Pa., and moved thence to Luzerne county, where he following farming until his death, in 1849. He married Elizabeth Bittenbender, a daughter of Jacob Bittenbender, of Berks county birth and of German descent, who later moved to Luzerne county. Mrs. Conrad Bloss died at Nescopeck, Luzerne county.

    18th century primer

    from "Bloss Family" from History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania compiled by Clinton J. Bloss.

    Conrad Bloss, youngest son of Conrad, was born in Washington township, this county. He was married to Susanna and at an early date, also, settled in Towamensing township, Carbon county. The Federal Census of 1790 shows that there were then in his family one son and two daughters. The baptismal record of the Heidelberg Church, records the birth of the following children:

    Anna Maria, born March 27, 1791.
    Maria Barbara, born Feb. 4, 1793.
    Jacob, born July 13, 1794.
    Conrad, born Feb. 5, 1796.

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