When Ernst H Blumberg Sr was born on 19 February 1836, in Culm, West Prussia, Prussia, Germany, his father, Carl Frederick Blumberg, was 38 and his mother, Catharina Maria Ruff, was 33. He married Margarethe Elisabeth Zipp on 26 September 1858, in Comal, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Guadalupe, Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, Comal, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 1 February 1902, in New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Comal Cemetery, New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Emanuel, Herschel, Aryeh, Aviva, Avrom, Chaim, Girsh, Leib, Myer, Shmuel, Zelig.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial compound meaning ‘flower hill’ (from Yiddish blum or German Blume ‘flower’ + German berg ‘mountain, hill’).
German: habitational name from any of various places called Blumberg, for instance in the Blackforest (Baden-Württemberg). Compare Bloomberg .