JULIUS CORNELIUS BUMB - Few men are better known in the activities of the truckman and the piano mover than
Mr. Bumb, who in the matter of piano transportation has a repute that has not been successfully duplicated in The
Bronx for forthright ability, painstaking care, and thoroughly satisfactory results. Mr. Bumb is a son of William
Bomb, who was born April 21, 1836, in Edenkoben, Rhinefalz, Germany, and who died in New York in 1920 in his eighty
fourth year, and of Barbara (Buckmeyer) Bumb, who was born January 3, 1836, and died in 1910.
Julius Cornelius Bumb was born June 10, 1875, in Edenkoben, Rhinefalz, Germany, his parents coming to the United
States when he was five years old and settling in New York City, at first on Fifty fourth Street, later removing
to the Yorkville section. Mr. Bumb began work when he was fourteen years old, in the employ of Blaisell Brothers,
bundle wood dealers, and with whom he remained for six years. Then, in association with his father and brother
who also had been in the employ of Blaisell Brothers, he started in the bundle wood business, each partner, however,
catering to his own trade independently. Mr. Bumb continued in this line of activity until September 3, 1898, when
he moved up to The Bronx, to become associated with trucking interests, at first entering upon a contract to do
all the trucking for Harry Stultz, manufacturer of piano cases on One Hundred and Forty fourth Street, between
Rider and Park avenues. This proved the beginning of his present business, which was gradually expanded until today
Mr. Bumb does about ninety per cent of the trucking for all piano manufacturers in The Bronx, a very significant
fact regarding his reliability as a piano mover. Mr. Bumb, before entering upon his active career, attended the
parochial school in Brooklyn attached to the church of which Rev. Father Carroll was pastor, at the corner of North
Sixth Street and Bedford Avenue.
Julius Cornelius Bumb married, February 12, 1896, in the German Church on Forty third Street, near Ninth Avenue,
Rev. Rauschenbusch, pastor, Minnie Kleist, daughter of Henry Kleist, who was born in Hanover, Germany, July 2,
1853, and died in 1910, and of Caroline (Schulte) Kleist, who also was born in Hanover, August 18, 1853, and died
in 1902. Their children: 1. Helen Caroline, born March 22, 1897; married Edward J. Daly, and they have one son,
Kenneth Edward Daly, born July 15, 1918. 2. Alvina Barbara, born December 6, 1898; married James Francis McKaige,
and they have two children: Dorothy Minerva, born November 15, 1922, and Stewart William McKaige, born August 11.
1925. 3. Julius Cornelius, Jr., born November 1, 1901; married Anna Franchie, and they have a daughter, Virginia
Lee Bumb, born April 16, 1925. 4. William, born August 29, 1903.
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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