An American Family History

Peter Bloss

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.

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

His wife was named Rebecca.

Peter was listed in the 1779 and 1781 tax lists of Towamensing Township.

He died before the 1790 census when his wife was listed by herself.

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
  • Lehigh County, Pennsylvania was first settled about 1730 and officially constituted in 1812 with the division of Northampton County.


    Carbon County, Pennsylvania was created in 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties.

    Peter Bloss, son of Conrad, was born in Washington township, this county. The date of his birth is not known; he died 1785 (?) He resided in this county as late as 1772, when his name appears in the Proprietary Tax list of Heidelberg township, being assessed, as a laborer, six shillings and eight pence.

    Peter Bloss married Rebecca (?) and settled in Towamensing township, Carbon county. Here he took out a warrant as early as Feb. 7, 1776, for sixty acres of land. In 1781 we find his name in the tax list of Towamensing township, Carbon county. In a petition to the Council of Public Safety dated June 22, 1780, by the citizens of Penn, Towamensing, and Chestnut Hill townships for protection against the Indians, we find as signers, the names of Peter Bloss and Henry Bloss. The Federal Census of 1790 records "Rebekah Plose" as living alone by herself.

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