An “Odd Superstition of Life and Death”

bloch The Bismarck Tribune January 06, 1922
The Bismarck Tribune, January 06, 1922
bloch 2 The Herald (New Orleans, La.) February 16, 1922
The Herald (New Orleans), Feb. 16, 1922


bloch 3 Great Falls Tribune January 09, 1922
The Great Falls Tribune (January 09, 1922) reported that Joseph’s grave was not opened.

Thomas Bloch was born in either Germany or Poland according to the 1910 census. It’s not far-fetched that he might’ve believed that his daughter was a vampire (or something similar) if he was familiar with that part of his native land’s folklore.

Bloch 1910 census