Note for: Augustus Welch, 25 Nov 1882 - 16 Nov 1937 Index
Place: Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, Delaware, NY
Note for: Susan Soloman, 1794 - 18 Dec 1869 Index
Susan arrived in NYC 24 Nov 1832.
Note for: Hermione Hendricks, 26 Apr 1824 - 3 Aug 1891 Index
In observance of Women’s History Month, 2004, the New-York Historical Society presented a selection of portraits of diverse American women that was on view in the Society’s Great Hall through the end of April, 2004.
Represented are: Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, Laura Keene, and Nellie McCormick Flagg. Along with these long-time treasures from the Society’s collection is a selection of newer acquisitions purchased with special funding from the Luce Foundation. These works include an 1847 portrait of Mrs. Alfred Tobias (Hermione Hendricks), a member of New York’s Sephardic community, by Jacob H. Lazarus. The New-York Historical Society is located at West 77th Street and Central Park West in NYC.
Note for: Tobias Isaac Tobias, 1785 - 24 May 1861 Index
Tobias Isaac Tobias was adopted by Uncle Morris Tobias and changed his name to Tobias.
Note for: Frances Isaacs, 9 Jun 1783 - 1854 Index
Frances Isaacs was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Justina Brandly Lazarus Isaacs and Joshua Isaacs. She married Harmon Hendricks, founder of the first copper industry in America, on June 4, 1800 and became the mother of thirteen surviving children.
Note for: Harmon Hendricks, 10 Mar 1771 - 3 Apr 1838 Index
Harmon Hendricks was a metallurgist, businessman and inventor who helped to transform the United States from an importer to a manufacturer of copper. His father, Uriah Hendricks, had established a metals business in the American colonies, importing copper and brass from England, which discouraged manufacture of these commodities in the colonies. When Uriah Hendricks died in 1797, Harmon took over the metals importing company, as well as the family role in leading Shearith Israel, where he served as parnas from 1824 to 1827. He married Frances Isaacs in 1800 and together they had five children.
In 1812, during the American war with England, Hendricks and his brother-in-law Solomon Isaacs built one of the nation’s first successful copper rolling mills in Soho, New Jersey. The Hendricks firm produced the copper used to sheath three Navy vessels in New York harbor at the same time that Paul Revere, a good friend of the Hendricks family, was cladding a fourth, the Constitution, with copper probably supplied by Hendricks. Hendricks supplied colonial patriot Paul Revere with copper for his smithing business. It is likely that colonial-era steeple bells chiming in the old cities of Boston, New York and Philadelphia were made by Paul Revere, in part with Hendricks copper. In addition, Hendricks made another contribution to the war effort by subscribing the then-considerable sum of $40,000 to government issued war bonds.
When Harmon Hendricks died in 1838, his three sons and four grandsons succeeded him in the business. The last member of the family to operate the business was Harmon Washington Hendricks, who died in 1928.
Note for: Uriah Hendricks, 1737 - 11 (or 27) Sep 1798 Index
Place: Oliver St. Cemetery, New York, NYIndividual Note:
The firm that eventually came to be known as Hendricks & Brothers (and later, Hendricks Brothers) was founded by Uriah Hendricks (1737-1798). Uriah Hendricks was born in Amsterdam and emigrated from London to New York in 1755. Once in New York, he opened a dry goods store and became an active member (and, in 1791, president) of Congregation Shearith Israel. “Uriah Hendricks offers at his establishment on Broad Street, near the Exchange: ‘Pepper in bales, likewise the very best of Russian and Ravens duck, extreme cheap,’ and he further reminds the public that ‘a few tickets for the State Lottery are daily expected, and that schemes may be seen at aforesaid store.’” - The Hebrews in America: A Series of Historical & Biographical Sketches, by Isaac Markens, 1975.
In 1764, Uriah established a metals business in the American colonies, importing copper and brass from England, which discouraged manufacture of these commodities in the colonies. Signed Royalist address to General Howe 1776.