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Celestia Angenette Bloss Brewster
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1812
Death: Oct. 13, 1855

Celestia Bloss Brewster began her teaching career as tutor to her brother-in-law Isaac Moore's children in his home. Other neighborhood children began attending the classes, and when the meetings became too large for Moore's home, Moore made her a gift of five acres at Clover and Elmwood Streets in Brighton to build a school. The Clover Street Seminary opened in 1848; although Celestia fought valiantly to have it be co-educational it became a girls' school. However, it quickly gained such a fine reputation for its high educational standards for women that young ladies were sent from well to do families all over the country to attend its classes. After Celestia's early death from consumption at just 43 years, the Seminary eventually became St. Mark's School for Boys.


Inscription:
"She was not slothful in business
Fervent in Spirit serving the Lord

This monument erected by her pupils, an enduring testimony of their affection and respect." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Bloss (1759 - 1838)
  Amy Wentworth Kennedy Bloss (1768 - 1827)
 
 Spouse:
  Isaac Watson Brewster (1797 - 1853)
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Wentworth Bloss Graves (1792 - 1864)*
  William Clough Bloss (1795 - 1863)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Bloss Cogswell (1797 - 1845)*
  Joseph Bayard Bloss (1802 - 1883)*
  Olive Goodwin Bloss (1804 - 1869)*
  James Orville Bloss (1805 - 1869)*
  Charlotte Maria Bloss Rosebrugh (1808 - 1885)*
  Celestia Angenette Bloss Brewster (1812 - 1855)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brighton Cemetery
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Mount Hope NY
Record added: May 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10943160
Celestia Angenette <i>Bloss</i> Brewster
Added by: Mount Hope NY
 
Celestia Angenette <i>Bloss</i> Brewster
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Celestia Angenette <i>Bloss</i> Brewster
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GOD Bless you for all you have done for GOD, country, family, and kin !!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
with love
- Ronda
 Added: Aug. 22, 2006
 
 
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