Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Jeremiah Dewey, Clockmaker and Jeweler
Records found at FamilySearch indicate that Jeremiah Dewey III was born in Rutland County, Vermont in 1788 and was married to Orinda Todd in 1808. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF NOTABLE AMERICANS states that Jeremiah Dewey moved with his family to Elizabethtown, New York in 1828. The family moved to Detroit Michigan in 1830, where Jeremiah Dewey worked as a clockmaker and jeweler, and the family settled in Sandusky in 1841.
Hewson Peeke wrote in his STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO that for a time, Jeremiah Dewey was the only jeweler in Sandusky. Sadly, Jeremiah Dewey died of cholera July 29,1849. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky.
A War of 1812 marker honors his memory:
The advertisement below appeared in the April 18, 1848 Sandusky Clarion.