Jonas Blank

M, (15 August 1816 - 24 February 1896)
Father-Biological*George Adam Blank b. 13 Nov 1792, d. 28 Sep 1865
Mother-Biological*Catherine Shelley b. 16 Jul 1792, d. 5 Oct 1875
Last Edited=13 Feb 2023
Gravestone of Jonas Blank
     Jonas Blank was born on 15 August 1816 at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of George Adam Blank and Catherine Shelley.

Jonas Blank married Charlotte Elizabeth Bierer, daughter of John Bierer and Margaret Holzinger, in 1841.

1. John Jacob Blank (1842-1930)
2. Ephraim Blank (1845-1851)
3. Catherine A. Blank (1847-1876)
4. Eliza Jane Blank (1851-1938)
5. George Adam Blank (1853-1921)
6. Franklin Amos Blank (1855-1939)
7. Elizabeth Charlotte Blank (1860-1873)
8. Anna Maria Blank (1858-1935)
9. Elizabeth Blank (c1860-____)
10. Lydia Keturah Blank (1865-1873.)1,2

According to Boucher (1906): "Having been reared on a farm he naturally chose that occupation for his life work, and continued the same until his retirement from active business, thereby gaining a comfortable livelihood, and a goodly competence for his declining vears. He held all the local offices in the Lutheran church, in which body he held membership for many years. He, like his father, was a Democrat in politics.2" Jonas Blank died on 24 February 1896 at Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, at age 79.1 He was buried at Union Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.


  1. Ancestry Member Trees - Use with Caution. Provo, Utah: Operations.
  2. Boucher, John Newton. History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. volume 2. New York & Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.