Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Silas M. and Mabel (Van Guilder) Bloom, 9 North 50 West


Silas was born January 25, 1877 in Mercer, Missouri to William Gurdin Bloom and Sarah Mobley Bloom.

In 1880 Mercer County, Missoui, William Bloom is 28, farming, born in Iowa, with Sarah 23 Viginia. Violetta 5 and Silas 2 were born in Missouri.

In 1900 Silas is in Gosper County, farming, born January 1878 in Missouri, boarding with the Arthur and Flora Sheeks family.

In 1900 Antelope County, Nebraska, Mabel Van Gilder is 19, with widowed father William Van Gilder 56.

They had been in Antelope County in 1885, W. H. 41, P.C. 35, D.D. 7, F.C. 12 M.C. 4, and N. P. 9.

Aug 27, 1931, Brunswick News.
Word was received here last Thursday that Mr. Abe Sovereign had dropped dead in his home in Royal. He had gone to the cream station Thursday morning and then came home because he felt hungry. He went to the kitchen and a few minutes later his wife heard him fall, she hurried to his side but he never spoke again. The children were summoned and the last rites preformed. The Funeral was held in the Royal Hall, Saturday afternoon. Rev. Carl Zeimen of Brunswick had charge of the services and the body was laid to rest in Royal Cemetery. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Ida Dahlheim of Norfolk, Mrs. Elsie Roach of S.D., Mrs. Blanche Thompson of near Neligh, Mrs. Bertha Van Gilder of Colorado, Mrs. Myrtle Dawson of Chicago, three sons, Cecil of Royal, Earl of Norfolk, and Alva of Brunswick, grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Jane Sparks of Brunswick and many friends. Sympathy is extended to the loved ones.
His widow accompanied her daughter Myrtle home to Chicago, where she will remain for the winter. They started Sunday morning and stopped at Norfolk to see the daughter Ida who has been suffering for weeks with a dislocation in her neck. Mr. and Mrs. Sovereign lived here a few years ago and Mr. Sovereign ran a cream station here.

William 1845-1909 is buried in Antelope County, # 59459611.

In 1910 Logan County, Rockland precinct, Mabel C. Vangilder is living alone, farming, 28, born in Iowa.


Silas "N." Bloom married Mabel C. "Van Gilder" on December 18, 1913, recorded in Logan COunty.

Silas claimed a quarter in 27, 9N 50W in 1917.

Silas registered for WWI with a Fleming address born January 25, 1877, with Mable as his nearest relative.

In 1920 Logan County, Silas is farming, 42, with Mabel C. 38 born in Iowa, and Vigil 3 born in Colorado.

They're in Lane County Oregon in 1930, where Silas is doing odd jobs.

Mabel died in 1939 and is buried in Lane County, # 54416199.


Silas is widowed in 1940 Lane County, 63, farming.

He died in 1944 and is buried in Lane County # 54398103.

Virgil Bloom and Mary Isabel Cannon, both of Marion County, Oregon, married there October 28, 1937.

In 1940 Lane County, Virgil is a bell boy, 23, married to Mary 22 born in Canada.

Virgil Van Bloom 1916-1996 is buried in Lane County # 109824021 - a different cemetery that his parents.
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Mabel's brother Fred E. Van Gilder was in Phillips County, Colorado in 1910, 37, with Bertha 35, Clyde 9, Floyd 7, Harold 6, and Verlyn 4, all kids bornin Nebraska.

In 1918 F.E. Van Gilder of Haxtun was president of School District # 6. Secretary was J.G. Atkinson, treasurer T. J. Sullivan.

They're still there in 1920, Fred 47 born in Iowa, with Bertha 39 Nebraska. Clyde E. 18, Floyd G. 17, Harold W. 16, and Verlyn H. 14 were born in Nebraska, Marion A. 7 born in Colorado.
Clyde was on the Haxtun football team in September 1920, with coach Mr. Bunger.

They were in Glendale, Arapahoe County in 1930, divorcing in Arapahoe County December 11, 1939.
Bertha O. Sovereign was in Antelope County, Nebraska in 1885. Her father Abe 1854-1931 is buried there # 78760171.

Bertha is divorced in 1940 Denver, 60, and Floyd 37 is a roofer.

Fred Elijah Van Gilder 1872-1950 is buried in Denver # 93531124.

Floyd G. VanGilder 1902-1980 is buried in Denver # 103525327.

Harold W. Vangilder, born Oct 5, 1903 in Nebraska, died January 8, 1982 in Reno, Nevada. He's buried in Reno # 147570720, with Anna L. 1916-1988.


Verlyn Howard Vangilder, born Dec 11, 1905 in Nebraska, died March 5, 1954 in Los Angeles County.

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