Oppenheim 1865 Data
(Taken from the 1865 Census of Fulton County)

 

Hector Allen, Town Historian of Oppenheim, donated the following information - hopefully this may this provide some clues for some.


 

Industry other than Agricultural: (1st Election district)

Michael Dempsey, Blacksmith. Capital invested $100. Raw materials include 2,000 pounds of iron valued at $300. and 100 pounds of coal valued at $50. Annually produces horse shoeing valued at $1,000. One man employed.

Levi House, Blacksmith. Capital invested $320. Raw materials include 3,000 pounds of iron valued at $200., and 10 tons of coal valued at $120. Annually produces 30 wagons valued at $450., 10 sleighs valued at $150., cutters valued at $100., and $400. worth of repairs. One man employed.

Vulkert Nellis, Blacksmith. Capital invested $200. Raw materials include 600 pounds of horse shoes valued at $84., 300 pounds of iron valued at $30., 200 pounds of nail rods valued at $36., and 96 bu. of coal worth $44. Annually produces horse shoeing and repairs worth $600.

Jacob Cook, Blacksmith. Capital invested $80. Raw materials include 150 pounds of iron valued at $26., 30 bu. of coal valued at $14. Horse shoeing and repairs worth $250. are annually produced.

Sylvester Robinson, wagon maker. Capital invested $400. Raw materials include 500 feet of oak valued at $25., 2,000 feet of Basswood valued at $20., 1,000 feet of Ash at $20., 30 sets of (fellus) at $90., 30 sets of spokes at $4., 20 axes at $50., 150 pounds of sleigh sleek sh( ) at $33., 2,500 pounds of iron at $200. Annually produces 4 lumber wagons at $400., 5 wagons and buggies at $675., 2 Democrat wagons at $200., 1 Welch wagon at $80., 6 cutters at $415., 2 pony sleighs at $120., and $100. worth of repairs. Three men are employed at $130. per month.

   

Industry other than Agricultural: (2nd Election district)

Solomon Cramer, cheese box maker. Capital invested $300. Raw materials included 12,000 feet of Elm valued at $120., 30,000 feet of Spruce valued at $400., 500 pounds of nails valued at $50., and 125 pounds of tacks valued at $30. Annually produces 9,000 cheese boxes valued at $2,000., made by water power. Four men are employed at $25. per month.

Dennis W. Slanson, cheese box maker. Capital invested $3,000. Raw materials included 30,000 feet of Elm valued at $300., 150,000 feet of Spruce valued at $1,200., 1,500 pounds of nails valued at $144., and 500 pounds of tacks valued at $100. Annually produces 20,000 cheese boxes valued at $4,000. by water power. Six men employed at $25. per month.

 


Linda Kreisher generously typed this piece.   She is researching the FONDA family starting with Douw Jellise b.1640 appx. and the Marlette family starting with Gedeon b. 1624.  Most of her research has been centered around New Jersey and New York, especially Albany, Fultonville, Fonda, Herkimer & Montgomery Counties and the Mohawk Valley.

 


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