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milkyway (#46878203)
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Robert J. Bloomer
Elisha Bloomer
Elisha and Francis S. (Moon) Bloomer. Additional information was discovered concerning Elisha and his prosperous NYC business. James Burt reduced Elisha’s once prosperous New York City hat business to almost nothing. James had been an apprentice for Elisha and about 1845 began experimenting with hat-making machinery. When the process was perfected, James opened a business of his own and became successful. After his hat manufacturing business declined during the 1850’s Elisha began purchasing distressed NYC property and was able to accumulate a modest fortunate. These properties, most given to bankruptcy, were Elisha’s specialty. From New York civil records it is alleged that Elisha conspired with New York City bankruptcy officials to gain insider information for the most lucrative properties. Several NY Supreme Court cases contain records of foreclosures where Elisha was the defendant. Many other documents exist for his children, and grandchildren. Elisha also has a 1833 slander and deformation of character case where he was the plaintiff. In 1833 a handbill circulated alleging Elisha contracted NY State prison labor from Sing-Sing to manufacture his hats. There is another case between Elisha and Frederick Bloomer in 1850 and Frederick and his family were listed living in NYC in 1860. Regardless of the out come of these legal actions, Elisha’s 1870 estate was valued at over $200,000 and the children of Mary Jane (Bloomer) Cook were left with a hansom legacy. In 1859 Elisha and James G. Wilson were ordered by the NY State Supreme Court to pay a judgment to Frederick Bloomer [Film 0566229 p. 441]. While several Frederick Bloomers are descendants of Anderson Bloomer, this Frederick is believed to be the Elisha’s brother. John W. Bloomer grandson of Anderson and Margaret Van Wagner had a son named Frederick.
(Via “Google Books” and searching Elisha Bloomer over a dozen court cases can be read concerning Elisha legal problems.)

Francis is named in Elisha’s 1879 will and on the death certificate of Margaret, who died in NYC in 1890. About 1850 a

There is also an extensive marriage indenture recorded in NYC between Mary Jane Bloomer and George Cook. Elisha’s name was also recorded on many land transactions in Ulster County from 1834 and also in Westchester County. Several of the Ulster County transactions were with a John Moon. Margaret’s birth was 16 Nov 1828 and she died at age 61 years 3 mons 11 days. Francis’, Elisha’s youngest daughter married Henry K. Stearns and another daughter, Alice, married Henry’s brother John Noble Stearns. The Stearns brothers were in the silk manufacturing business and both had families that are listed in Manhattan, NYC in the 1880 census. Elisha’s grandson George Harvey Cook, John and Henry Stearns were the administered Elisha’s large estate. In 1900 George was married with children and living in Brooklyn. He was listed as a Rail Road President. George C. Bloomer, son of John A. and Carolyn, was left a legacy $10,000. Elisha’s sister, Jane Ann Isleton, nice Fannie Bloomer and Jennie Dean were also mentioned
Children: Bloomer
Catherine M. William S. Spear d. aft 1878
Mary Jane b. 1829 M. George Cook d. 1878
John A. b. 3 Jan 1831 M. Carolyn Craft d. 12 April 1869
Margaret b. 27 Feb 1830 d. 27 Feb 1890
Alice A. b. 1833 M. John N. Stearns 28 Apr 1855
Francis b. 4 Nov 1834 M. Henry Ketchum Stearns d. 17 Aug 1889
Source: NYC Death Records, 1880 NYC Census, Will Film # 0596948 p.563, NYC Land records.

Added by Robert J. Bloomer on Nov 17, 2014 9:44 AM

Onnolee Brownell Kretschmar
Dear Milkyway:

I am currently compiling in hard copy the Cheadle family history of which the above is a descendant of the progenitor, George Cheadle. My mother-in-law was a Cheadle. I am NOT requesting transfer of any memorials. I consider it a common courtesy to respectfully request permission to download gravestone photos which pertain to our line as well as information from obituaries, etc., regardless of copyrights. I normally give credit as "Courtesy, milkyway (unless you provide and permit use of your proper name), contributor, Find A Grave Memorial # ? ? ?". For those who do not wish credit, I use "Courtesy, Find A Grave contributor who wishes to remain anonymous" which lets people know I am not plagiarizing other peoples' research without their knowledge. I would prefer to have a written response but if I do not hear from you by June 25, I will presume I have your permission and will use the credit as above.

My treatise is in no way a profit making project and will not (by my request) be posted on the internet nor will living individuals be included to the best of my ability.

You have no idea how much we who are of an age (I'm 85) or distance and cannot traipse through cemeteries as we once did appreciate the effort and passion of you who contribute to Find A Grave. Many thanks from an old lady. In many cases (such as this one) I don't even have an idea where the person is buried!

Jeannine G. Verhoeks
Sun City West, AZ

Added by Jeannine on Jun 15, 2014 8:10 AM

David Clark
RE: Salome H. Milich
you are welcome!

Added by David Clark on Aug 18, 2013 1:03 PM

Emoline Axtell Newcomb
Thank you for adding the photo for Emoline. It is so nice to have their pictures.

Its amazing where we find old family photos.

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.


Added by C.C. on Dec 21, 2009 11:09 AM

RE: Emoline Axtell Newcomb #22966894
Thank you for your offer. I'm not related to her but would love to have a photo to post on her memorial if you don't mind. I have tried to find as many photos of the people that are buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Pepin. My Hicks/Tuttle/Twells families came to Pepin about 1849 and I try to keep the history of the people alive.

Thanks again,


Added by C.C. on Dec 10, 2009 8:19 PM


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