Biography of Ludrum Blodgett
Madison County, NY Biographies





Blodgett, Ludrum, proprietor of the Brooklyn creamery in Cazenovia, was born in the town of Nelson, July 30, 1838, a son of Arba and Adeline D. (Wilbur) Blodgett. Arba Blodget was a native of the town of Eaton, and later resided in Nelson and Smithfield. He removed to Cazenovia in 1866 and engaged in farming and the manufacture of cheese. He was one of the first citizens of Cazenovia to receive summer residents into his home. It is also given upon reliable authority that he built and operated the first cheese factory in Madison county at Peterboro. He died September 14, 1891, in the eighty fifth year of his age. Ludrum Blodgett, the subject of the sketch, received a good common school education and was associated in the management of his father's business interests until 1876, when he purchased a farm on the west side of Cazenovia lake and conducted it for twelve years, during a greater part of the time operating a creamery on the property. In 1888, he purchased the Hersey property, at the foot of Albany street in Cazenovia village, and established a creamery which he still continues, manufacturing cheese, butter and ice cream, and retailing pasteurized milk and cream. For some time he was engaged in the grocery business on the property. Mr. Blodgett married, in 1861, Celia A. Cloyes, a daughter of B. F. Cloyes. of Morrisville. It is an interesting fact that they were married in the first frame house built in the town of Eaton, by the Cloyes family, who were among the early settlers of that town. Five children have been born to them: Dollie E., wife of W. H Dodge, of Cazenovia; Arba D., Franklin C., Mortimer L., and Harry G.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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