Monday, 6 February 2012

Herbert Bloomfield Vlieland


and his wife
Birth: Nov. 25, 1862
Kent, England
Death: Jul. 5, 1958
South Gate
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Herbert's father was the Rev. Jerome Nicholas Vlieland, his mother Frances Elizabeth Samworth
He was born in St. Mary's Stalisfield, England. 
His mother died when he was very young, and his father remarried to Sarah Ann Johnson. 
His father died when he was 12 then he was sent to a boarding school. 
After school he apprenticed with a ferm putting up the first electric wires in Scotland, they just attached them house to house. 
Before he finished his apprenticeship he developed pneumonis and recooperated at his brothers house, who was a doctor. 
He then sailed to America, settling in Wisconsin. 
There he met his future wife, they had 7 children. 
They had an emporium, later they moved north to River Falls where he had greenhouses and ran a nursery. 
After his son moved to California, they followed him out there the following year. 
His house and gardens were dotted with fish ponds and was a beautiful place to see. His wife Jennie Amelia Ford died in 1943, later he remarried and lived a long life.

H.B. Vlieland starts this week to build an addition on his store building. The room he now has is too small for his increasing bussiness
from Waunakee news Sep 4 1896

H. B. Vlieland went to Chicago Wednesday morning  to purchase his spring stock of merchandise. 
He expects to buy a big stock of seasonals
From Waunakee news Mar 16 1900

Mrs. H. B. Vlieland returned to her home at River Falls, Monday.
from the waunakee tribune Jan 9 1913

He married on the 22-09-1886 Waunakee USA to Jenny Amelia Ford.

I do have the cake top and some little porcelain dolls that were on the table at the celebration.
says his daughter

Waunakee Tribune September 16, 1937

Waunakee News March 18, 1897

Waunakee News October 5, 1899

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