Ruth Edna Steidtmann1

#5977, b. 11 Jan 1921, d. 1 Mar 2008
Last Edited:4 Apr 2015
FatherCharles Fredrick William Steidtmann b. 28 May 1880, d. 9 Oct 1930
MotherLucille Beatrice Tucker b. Nov 1880, d. 10 Dec 1959

Child of Ruth Edna Steidtmann and Charles Edward Blum

Outline of Life Events:

BirthRuth Edna Steidtmann was born on 11 Jan 1921 at South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN, (according to her obituary), or possibly in LA (according to the 1930 census.)2,3
Census1930, daughterRuth Steidman (given age 9) was enumerated as a daughter of William Steidman (given age 49) on the 1930 Census. They lived at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.3
OccupationIn 1949, she lived at 3205 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, and worked as a librarian at Loyola University.4
Marriage LicenseEdna Ruth Steidtmann and Charles Edward Blum obtained a marriage license in May 1949 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.5
MarriageRuth Edna Steidtmann married Charles Edward Blum, son of Michael Blum and Rose Kienzle, on 20 May 1949 at Holy Name of Jesus Church at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.6
ResidenceAt the time of her sister's death in 1992, Ruth Edna Steidtmann lived in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.1
Death, WidowShe was left a widow at age 85, when her husband, Charles Edward, died on 23 Nov 2006 at Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2
DeathEdna Ruth Blum died at age 87 on 1 Mar 2008 at Hammond Nursing Home in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,7
BurialShe was buried at Ponchatoula Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.2,7


  1. [S356] Jim Perrin. E-mail message.
  2. [S344] U.S. Genweb, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Website.
  3. [S376] 1930 U.S. Census. LA. Tangipahoa Parish. population schedule.
  4. [S722] . New Orleans City Directories, 1930-1956.
  5. [S271] Orleans Parish Marriage Records Database. Website. Online
  6. [S379] Grandma B's little black scrapbook. "Murray/Steidtmann photos & articles". Scrapbook pages. Held by Joyce Rivette.
  7. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online