William Bloomingdale
William Bloomingdale

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

WILLIAM BLOOMINGDALE. Cornelius Bloomingdale, grandfather of William, lived on the place now occupied by Garret Bloomingdale at an early day. Lawrence Bloomingdale, son of Cornelius, located in different parts of the town, and passed his life there. He had four children, - Magdalene, Catherine, Cornelius, and William. Cornelius died young.

William was born Jan. 2, 1827, and passed his early life at work on various farms in North Greenbush. At the age of thirty years he married Harriet, daughter of Teunis Van Valkenburgh, and purchasing the farm which he now occupies of George N. Sharpe, located there, and has been there ever since, steadily pursuing his chosen avocation of a farmer. The farm comprises over one hundred and forty-three acres, and is one of the best in the town.

Mr. Bloomingdale has had two children, - William N., who died at the early age of seven years, and Alida C., who is fourteen years of age, and resides with her father.

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