From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder

Montgomery County, NY

** Related Families of Contributor Nancy Robinson. **




         A St. Louis paper prints the following concerning the death of a brother of Charles D. Bartholomew of this city, who lived here all his life, until he removed to St. Louis:

         "Vincent Bartholomew, who helped build the Erie Canal, died in St. Louis last Wednesday. Mr. Bartholomew was in his 86th year. For the past twenty years he had resided in St. Louis and was formerly engaged with the Samuel Cupples woodenware company, but for a number of years had lived in retirement with his daughter, Mrs. George B. Clark of 4877 McPherson Avenue. Besides his daughter, a widow and one son, Henry (Bartholomew), of Cohoes, N.Y., survive him. Mrs. Bartholomew is visiting in New York City. Mr. Bartholomew was born at Port Jackson, N.Y., August 12, 1818. His family had been prominent from colonial times, and his ancestors fought on the side of the colonies during the revolution.

         Mr. Bartholomew was a man of large stature and strong physique, standing 6 feet, 2 inches. He was robust, and even in his old age enjoyed the best of health until about six months ago, when he began to decline. His death was due to a general breaking down, resultant upon advanced years. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Clark residence, Rev. S.J. Nicholls, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church officiated."

Transcriber notes:

Vincent Bartholomew m. Mary Skelly, 10 May 1852

Children of Vincent Bartholomew & Mary Ann Skelly:

Henry M. Bartholomew b. 7 May 1853
m. Josephine P. UNKNOWN

Josephine Bartholomew b. 10 Mar 1855 m.
1. W.A. Sprague
2. George B. Clark
3. Frank Wooster

Charles D. Bartholomew



Charles D. Bartholomew Spent Many Years in Active Life.

At the Age of Eighty-six He Passes Peacefully Away at the Home
of His Son, John, With Whom He Lived, After a Long Period of
Business Activity in Amsterdam and Vicinity.

         Charles D. Bartholomew, for more than four score years known in Amsterdam and vicinity as a business man and an ardent fisherman and hunter, died Monday afternoon, at the home of his son, John Bartholomew, at Minaville, following a general breaking down due to his age, 86 years. For the past year Mr. Bartholomew had been declining in health, but up until a few days ago had been up and about his son's home. Shortly before 2:30 o'clock Monday he was attended by members of the household and soon afterward was found to be lifeless, having passed away in the position he had been left.

         Mr. Bartholomew was born in Port Jackson, (now the fifth ward) Jan. 10, 1832. He acquired his education at the school on Yankee Hill and the Amsterdam Academy and gained health and vigor by working on the farm of his father, Daniel Bartholomew, in the town of Florida. Then he clerked in Major William McClary's grocery store in Port Jackson and afterwards, for two years, was proprietor of the establishment. Desiring to see something of his native state, he spent a season as boatman on the raging Erie canal. Afterwards he bought out the stand at Phillips Locks, which he conducted two years, when he moved half a mile further east and purchased and managed the store, dayboat barn and farm known as the French Place. Two years later he moved to Cranesville and kept the store where Charles W. Robb is now located. Here he remained 17 years and did a thriving business. The following two years were passed in the Home Steam Laundry, of which his sons, John and William, were proprietors. Then for 18 years he was a familiar figure of Hotel Warner, of which his son, John, was the popular and successful manager, and when the latter moved to the town of Florida, the father naturally went along.

         In 1856, Mr. Bartholomew married Miss Sarah Marie Murray of Madison county, who passed away in 1887, after a happy wedded life of 31 years. Of the five children who came to bless their home, two survive, John and William. The latter is general superintendent of a large laundry in Chicago.

         As a business man Mr. Bartholomew was widely known, and the younger generation, as well as his old associates, appreciated his companionship and ability as a fisherman as well as a conversationalist.

         Besides his two sons, previously mentioned, Mr. Bartholomew is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Jessie Brown, of Minaville, two nieces, Mrs. Edson Reamer of this city and Mrs. Eugene Smith of Perth, and a nephew, Harry Bartholomew of Waterford.

         William Bartholomew of Chicago is expected to arrive this evening to attend the funeral, which will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral house of Johnson & Lindsay, on Mohawk Place, in this city, where friends will be permitted to view the remains. The Rev. Dr. McEwen will officiate at the funeral and interment will be in Green Hill.

Transcriber notes:

Granddaughter, Jessie Bartholomew, dau of John Bartholomew, m. Edward J. Brown abt 1906. They divorced shortly thereafter and as records thus far show, Jessie never remarried. She died in 1960 and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery with her parents, John Bartholomew & Margaret Vrooman, her grandparents, Charles D. Bartholomew & Sarah Marie Murray & her g-grandparents, Daniel Bartholomew & Jeanette Hugunon, and other Bartholomews.

Niece, Mrs. Edson Reamer was Amanda (Marshall) Mathias, wid of Frederick Mathias, daughter of Charles W. Marshall & Catherine "Caty" Bartholomew (the sister of Charles & Vincent Bartholomew; the Marshalls are also buried in Green Hill Cemetery).

Niece, Mrs. Eugene Smith was Sarah Jane Thompson, daughter of Joseph Thompson & Anna Eliza Bartholomew (also a sister of Charles, Vincent & Caty Bartholomew). Sarah Jane's brothers not mentioned in above obit, were John Bartholomew Thompson, of Amsterdam & Isaac H. Thompson, of Palatine Bridge.

Nephew, Harry Bartholomew of Waterford, is Henry M. Bartholomew, b. May 1853, son of Charles' brother, Vincent Bartholomew whose obit is above.

Henry Bartholomew m. Josephine P. UNKNOWN abt. 1883


Arthur E. Bartholomew b. Nov 1883

Grace M. Bartholomew b.Sep 1888

John Bartholomew

John Bartholomew

1862 - 1948

Proprietor of Hotel Warner, President of Milk Producers Association

Son of Charles Devendorf Bartholomew

From Amsterdam Headlines:

  January 2, 1892

News: John Bartholomew becomes landlord of Hotel Warner.

  April 5, 1898

News: James Nichol, John Bartholomew  and John I. Christman appointed water commissioners.

  January 1, 1909

News: Landlord Bartholomew, the evening before, gave a watch night dinner at Hotel Warner, 130 present, ending after midnight.

  April 1, 1910

News: C. A. Swan became landlord of Hotel Warner, John Bartholomew retiring.

  September 15, 1910

News: John Bartholomew was appointed manager of the Elks new establishment.

  February 21, 1911

News: Announcement of John Bartholomew's resumption of Hotel Warner proprietorship.

  October 13, 1911

News: Announcement of John Bartholomew's retirement from management of hotel Warner, George A. Griffing of New York to succeed him

  November 25, 1916

News: Dairymen supplying Amsterdam organize league with John Bartholomew as president.

  August 11, 1919

News: Eight buildings on the farm of John Bartholomew at Minaville destroyed by fire.

1920 US Census Amsterdam  ED 62

42 Grove Street

Bartholomew, John   Head  57    M     NY NY NY    NONE

                Margaret     Wife   58   M       "   "   "

Brown,       Jessie      Dau    36   M       "   "  "

1930  US Census Amsterdam

4 Carmichael Street

Bartholomew, John  Head  67 age at 1st marr 27  NY NY NY      Mgr Lumber co.

   "            Margaret  Wife  68     " "    "   "    28  NYNY NY 

   "       Jessie   Dau    46   Div                       NY NY NY

New Warner Hotel

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Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, 6 April 1906

Mrs. Anna Bartholomew

Anna Bartholomew, widow of Peter Bartholomew, died this morning at 10 o'clock, at the Home for Elderly Women, of a stomach trouble, in the 87th year of her age. Mrs. Bartholomew was a lifelong resident of Amsterdam and many years conducted a small store on Bridge street near the Central tracks where she dispensed homemade bread, pies and cakes. She would have gone to the county house but for the kindness of two good friends who reside in the fifth ward and the Epworth league of the First M.E. church. Through their generosity she has lived peacefully at the Home for seven years. The funeral will be held at that institution tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. I.D. Van Valkenburg of the First M.E. church officiating. Interment in the plot connected with Home for Elderly Women in Green Hill.

Transcriber note: Anna was the 2nd wife of Peter Bartholomew whose 1st wife Sylvia d. 1862. Peter was the son of John Bartholomew & Annie Frymire (sp var.) and brother of my G-g grandfather, Daniel Bartholomew.

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Semi-Weekly Recorder Democrat, Friday, 27 Feb 1920

Austin Cramer, aged 73 years, an employe in the Sanford mills in Amsterdam for many years, died Saturday night at his home, 1126 Duane avenue, Schenectady, of Bright's disease, which developed after three years illness. The funeral was held 3 P.M. Tuesday. The Rev. Lewis E. Carter, pastor of the Albany Street Methodist church of Schenectady, conducted the service. Burial was in Vale cemetery.

Mr. Cramer was born in Schenectady. He had been a resident of Amsterdam about 35 years and three years ago retired and returned to Schenectady. Many years ago he was a member of the Schenectady police department and was well known to the older patrolmen. Besides his wife [Ida] he is survived by three sons, Edwin E. [Cramer] of Johnstown, Alonzo [Cramer]* of Palatine Bridge and Austin A. [Cramer] of Akron, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. W.J. [Florence] Parslo of Schenectady. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Addie Waters and Miss Mary Cramer of Schenectady, and two brothers, Abraham Cramer of Amsterdam and Volney Cramer of Syracuse.

Note: Bracketed names inserted for info & clarification.

* Alonzo Austin Cramer m. Grace Thompson, dau. of Isaac & Mary Eleanor (Cretser) Thompson, niece of John B. & Martha (McGregor)Thompson, g-grandparents of transcriber. Isaac and John were the sons of Ann Eliza Bartholomew & Joseph Thompson.

Transcribed by Nancy Robinson, direct descendent of Daniel Bartholomew and Jeanette Hugunon. I gratefully accept any additions or corrections. However, please refer to the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, Fonda, NY for original records.

Nancy Robinson

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