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 John Dewitt Blauvelt

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John Dewitt Blauvelt

Birth
Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York, USA
Death
1 Oct 1917 (aged 77)
Orangetown, Rockland County, New York, USA
Burial
Nyack, Rockland County, New York, USA
Plot
Section J
Memorial ID
194659457 View Source

Highlights of Published Obituary ~ Contributed by Carole Nurmi Cummings

JOHN D. BLAUVELT, Nyack, is the son of Hon. Nicholas C. Blauvelt and Mary Ann Demarest-Blauvelt. He thus can trace direct descent from both sides to well-known Revolutionary ancestors.

He was born in the village of Spring Valley in 1840 and received a liberal education preliminary in local schools and completed his studies in New York City. He, in 1864, formed a partnership with his brother Abram D. Blauvelt in Spring Valley. This firm continued until 1883, when they dissolved, John D. taking the stock of drugs and Abram D. the general merchandise. In 1890 John D. Blauvelt moved his business to Nyack, where he now (1902) has one of the finest and most extensive drug establishments in the lower Hudson valley. At the outbreak of the war in 1861, John D. enlisted in Butterfield's Twelfth New York Volunteers, and is now a member of Waldron Post, G.A.R., No.82. He has repeatedly been chosen delegate to State and Congressional Conventions. In 1901 he accepted the Democratic nomination for Congress and made a very remarkable run, considering that he spent no money and devoted no personal attention to canvass.

Mr. Blauvelt is a member of the Sons of the Revolution, of the Masonic brotherhood, of which he was secretary of the Chapter. He is President of the Nyack Board of Trade and of the Oakfield Cemetery, and for a time under Cleveland's administration was Postmaster of Spring Valley.

He was married in 1864, and has one son, Arthur M. Blauvelt. Thirty Nine Years Ago In 1957, we learned a little more about John DeWitt when The Association of Blauvelt Descendants published The Blauvelt Family Genealogy. He was born 27 Sep 1840 and he married Caroline Ackerman on 20 Oct 1864. She was the daughter of David Ackerman and Eliza Goetschius, born 3 Sep 1841. John and Caroline had two sons but the first, John DeWitt Jr., born 5 May 1878, died less than three months later on 25 July.

On 23 Dec 1902, after 38 years of marriage, Caroline died and was buried in Nyack's Oak Hill Cemetery. John married again, to Cornelia Moulton and maintained his drug store on Main Street Nyack until he died on 1 Oct 1917. John was buried with his first wife, Caroline, in Oak Hill Cemetery.

John served in Col. Butterfield's 12th NY Vol. Infantry all through the Civil War. The census of 1865 lists him as a store keeper in Spring Valley, and that of 1875 shows him as a dry goods merchant there. We know that some time between then and the late 1880's he acquired a knowledge of the drug business, for in the late '80s, or early '90s he came to Nyack and opened a drug store in Depew Place, in Nyack, later moving to Main Street, where he conducted the business until the time of his death.

Highlights of Published Obituary ~ Contributed by Carole Nurmi Cummings

JOHN D. BLAUVELT, Nyack, is the son of Hon. Nicholas C. Blauvelt and Mary Ann Demarest-Blauvelt. He thus can trace direct descent from both sides to well-known Revolutionary ancestors.

He was born in the village of Spring Valley in 1840 and received a liberal education preliminary in local schools and completed his studies in New York City. He, in 1864, formed a partnership with his brother Abram D. Blauvelt in Spring Valley. This firm continued until 1883, when they dissolved, John D. taking the stock of drugs and Abram D. the general merchandise. In 1890 John D. Blauvelt moved his business to Nyack, where he now (1902) has one of the finest and most extensive drug establishments in the lower Hudson valley. At the outbreak of the war in 1861, John D. enlisted in Butterfield's Twelfth New York Volunteers, and is now a member of Waldron Post, G.A.R., No.82. He has repeatedly been chosen delegate to State and Congressional Conventions. In 1901 he accepted the Democratic nomination for Congress and made a very remarkable run, considering that he spent no money and devoted no personal attention to canvass.

Mr. Blauvelt is a member of the Sons of the Revolution, of the Masonic brotherhood, of which he was secretary of the Chapter. He is President of the Nyack Board of Trade and of the Oakfield Cemetery, and for a time under Cleveland's administration was Postmaster of Spring Valley.

He was married in 1864, and has one son, Arthur M. Blauvelt. Thirty Nine Years Ago In 1957, we learned a little more about John DeWitt when The Association of Blauvelt Descendants published The Blauvelt Family Genealogy. He was born 27 Sep 1840 and he married Caroline Ackerman on 20 Oct 1864. She was the daughter of David Ackerman and Eliza Goetschius, born 3 Sep 1841. John and Caroline had two sons but the first, John DeWitt Jr., born 5 May 1878, died less than three months later on 25 July.

On 23 Dec 1902, after 38 years of marriage, Caroline died and was buried in Nyack's Oak Hill Cemetery. John married again, to Cornelia Moulton and maintained his drug store on Main Street Nyack until he died on 1 Oct 1917. John was buried with his first wife, Caroline, in Oak Hill Cemetery.

John served in Col. Butterfield's 12th NY Vol. Infantry all through the Civil War. The census of 1865 lists him as a store keeper in Spring Valley, and that of 1875 shows him as a dry goods merchant there. We know that some time between then and the late 1880's he acquired a knowledge of the drug business, for in the late '80s, or early '90s he came to Nyack and opened a drug store in Depew Place, in Nyack, later moving to Main Street, where he conducted the business until the time of his death.

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Burial information: Association of Blauvelt Desendants


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