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Abraham Schermerhorn

  • Birth 9 Apr 1783 Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1850 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Plot Lot 261 Section 80
  • Memorial ID 46385867

Abraham Schermerhorn, Esquire was admitted to his father's ship-chandlery firm in 1808, which his brother Peter was also connected with, the firm name then becoming "Peter Schermerhorn & Sons."

In 1810 he and his brother formed a separate firm of "Schermerhorn & Co.," although still retaining connection with the old firm. Two new firms were formed later, Abraham becoming identified with "Schermerhorn, Willis & Co." of 53 South St. NY

Abraham Schermerhorn lived at No. 1 Greenwich Street, NY City until about 1840, when he removed to No 36 Bond Street, NY where he lived until his death.

He was a wealthy merchant and was also prominent in social affairs. Washington Irving was a frequent guest at his house who was an Uncle to Abraham's daughter Helen's husband, John Treat Irving Jr. As well as many other celebrated men of the times.

Many were the delightful social gatherings held at the Schermerhorn residence, one worthy of particular notice being a fancy dress ball given by Mrs. Abraham (Helen White)Schermerhorn, Feb. 6, 1829. This was attended by all the representative families of New York City of that day.

Abraham married Helen White in NY 12 Sept 1809. Abraham and Helen had 9 Children and the youngest and most notable was Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor aka: "Lina" she married William Backhouse Astor, their son and Abraham's Grandson was Col. John Jacob Astor IV who died aboard the Titanic.






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Gravesite Details Son of Peter Schermerhorn and Elizabeth Bussing.

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  • Created by: OurFamilyTies
  • Added: 6 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46385867
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham Schermerhorn (9 Apr 1783–3 Feb 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46385867, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by OurFamilyTies (contributor 46846981) .