It has additional links of journals, graphs, and pictures of the automotive industry. It talks about his business, what he has learned,and what he changed in America. This is the book Henry Ford wrote about himself and it is very thorough.
Henry Rutgers, by David J. Fowler Portrait of Henry Rutgers. As he rode off, he "contemplated my … present situation, and my future prospects.
The British army was hard on his heels. Rutgers had been with the American army as a volunteer when it evacuated Brooklyn Heights after the defeat at the battle of Long Island on August Worse, his younger brother Harman was among the first in that engagement who "fell in the Field fighting for the Liberties of his Country.
He left aged parents, who had already fled to Albany, as well as property in New York City worth more than that of any other patriot. Shortly after his departure, the "mark of confiscation" was placed on the Rutgers house, which was then occupied by the enemy for the next seven years.
His mother belonged to one of the most prominent families in New York. The progenitor of the American branch of the Rutgers family was Rutger Jacobse d. During the eighteenth century, there were at least two breweries in New York City operated by different branches of the family. They found a ready market: And the brewery's proximity to the urban waterfront meant that there was no lack of customers.
Because of their long tradition over four generations as brewers, the Rutgers family has been deemed "the first of the 'brewing families' in America. Because of their affluence, Rutgers men naturally achieved the coveted status of freeholder or freeman, which allowed them to vote and to hold offices such as alderman, assessor, assistant, coroner, or militia officer.
As such, they were intimately involved in "the localist tendencies of public life. By the time of his death in"Captain" Harmanus Rutgers was deemed "a very eminent Brewer … and a worthy honest Man. The mid-eighteenth-century city where he was reared was a relatively compact triangular space comprising perhaps six thousand yards on each side and four thousand yards across the northern apex.
It was indeed a "face-to-face-society" where most people knew one another. Business was conducted in coffeehouses, taverns, public markets, or in the streets. The city's major port facilities were situated on the East River to the south of the Rutgers property. The waterfront was the commercial lifeline of the city and the place where much social interaction took place.
It bustled with the activity of seagoing and coasting vessels of all sorts, lighters and other small craft shuttling back and forth on the river, fishermen and oystermen following their callings, and cartmen plying their trade in the streets.
The maritime district spawned several ancillary occupations such as ship chandlers, coopers, carpenters, joiners, sailmakers, and ropemakers. Many of the waterfront area's residents were employed in these endeavors. Because of disruption, noise, and "Noisom Smells," most of the city's manufacturing enterprises—tanneries, breweries, distilleries, slaughterhouses—were relegated to areas north of Wall Street.
In the s two ropewalks, which were sheds or alleys hundreds of feet long where cable and hawser were twisted and tarred, flanked the Rutgers farm along Division Street and along its northern boundary.
Rutgers soon built a house there "with bricks brought from Holland," which formed the basis of the later Rutgers mansion.
At some point he also established a brewery on the farm. Since the Rutgers farm fronted on the East River, the family could also capitalize on related maritime pursuits.
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