Wilhelm Clement Theodor Blomberg was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1829, and emigrated to the U.S. in 1860 at the age of 31. He was an artist who painted landscapes and seascapes and other scenes. He is my great, great grandfather.
Wilhelm Clement Theodor Blomberg was born on September 27, 1829, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He left for America in 1860.
He married Catherine Tandrop (nicknamed Kate), sixteen years his junior, on July 11, 1863. The couple settled in Cincinnati. Kate was born in Munich, Germany on December 13, 1845 and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in August 1937.
- Fanny Thora Blomberg. Married Walter Palm.
- William Theodore Blomberg. Married Lillian Morecraft.
- Harry Charles Blomberg. Married Florence.
- Eleanor “Ella” Anna Blomberg. Married Robert LeBlond.
- Cordelia Marie “Cora” Blomberg. Married Ernest Roden.
William was a fresco painter who painted murals in churches. He also painted landscapes and seascapes on canvas. He worked with his father-in-law, Ulrich Christian Tandrop, to decorate church interiors.
William traveled to other states to paint churches. Here he is in Wheeling, West Virginia.
By 1880 he was apparently in business with someone named “Tschudi”, as referenced in this newspaper.
Wilhelm Clement Theodor Blomberg Gallery of Paintings
Here are the paintings I’ve been able to identify so far. All are privately owned by descendants of the artist. If you have a painting you’d like to share, please contact me.
I also found a Blomberg work catalogued by the Smithsonian called Urn with Flowers, dated 1877, oil on canvas, 21″ x 17″. The owner’s name is restricted. If you are the owner, please send me a photo of your painting to add to William’s gallery!
Wilhelm died on August 21, 1909 in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 80.