Andrew J Van Blarcom
Born: 2 Mar 1848 - Sparta, Sussex, NJ, USA
Died: 15 Jan 1933 - Newton, Sussex, NJ, USA
Andrew J. Van Blarcom, the sixth child and fourth son of William and Catherine, was born in Sparta, March 2, 1848. Andrew was publicly educated in Sparta and at Mount Retirement. In 1867, Andrew came to Newton and started his business career as a clerk. Five years later Andrew started a new firm in the retail and grocery business along with John Huston called Huston & Van Blarcom. When John Huston retired in about 1888, Andrew bought his interest forming A.J. Van Blarcom & Company. In 1895, Andrew sold his business and erected Park Block in Newton. Andrew also became interested in Newton water supply and later became the father of the Newton water system. He spared neither effort nor money until the new water works had been completed and a plentiful and healthful supply of water was assured for the community.2
Andrew married Nellie Van Doren, daughter of Joseph and Eliza Van Doren, in 1891. Andrew and Nellie had 2 daughters: Ruth, born July 7, 1892, who married Philip E. Whiting; and Mildred, born April 18, 1900. Andrew died January 15, 1933, and is buried in the Van Blarcom plot in Newton Cemetery.
1Honeyman, A. Van Doren. 1927. Northwestern New Jersey: A History of Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Warren and Sussex Counties. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company.
Photo: Courtesy of Robert Harding.
Father: William Van Blarcom
Mother: Catherine A Sutton Van Blarcom
- Joseph C Van Blarcom
- Lewis William Van Blarcom
- Garret Van Blarcom
- Lucy Ann Van Blarcom Price
- Susan C Van Blarcom Ackerson
- Hannah Van Blarcom Dolsen
- William Van Blarcom
First spouse: Harriet Van Blarcom
Second spouse: Nellie Van Doren Van Blarcom