Hi again, Bob.
Oh shoot. I believe that my Max Maurice was on the Union side in the Civil War. He was appointed "Drummer" in 1861, having enlisted in Newark...
I'll keep looking to see if there are any other Hemmers in that large family that might have swerved from their father's convictions. However, the father of Max M. was quite the patriot. Here is an excerpt from the history of Newark, NJ (prominent families of Newark, NJ)...
Mr. Henmmer's labors, however, were interrupted in 1861, for his spirit of patriotism would not let him remain quietly at home when his adopted country was in the throes of civil war, and on the 25th of August, 1 86 1, he enlisted in Company C, First Regiment of New York Volunteer Engineers, under Colonel Edward V. Serrell. He participated in the campaign until November 23, 1863, when he was discharged at Folly Island by reason of physical disability.
Returning then to Newark, and after he had regained his health, he resumed busi-
ness and met with splendid success, his trade constantly increasing until it had
assumed very extensive proportions. He continued to operate the factory on Parker
Street until October 7, 1870, when he removed to the site of the present commo-
dious factory, now operated by his sons, on Bloomfield avenue and Morris canal.
I'll get back to you with anything new. Thanks for emailing, Bob.
(It's really far removed - my fatber's grand uncle (John Joseph Mulcahy) married Dorothea Hemmer, b 1882, d. 1962).
Mary Beth Mulcahy McNeil
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