Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 493
Henry J. Bamford, of the H.J. Bamford Co., wholesale dealers in cheese, butter and dairy
supplies, of Plymouth, has been engaged in the cheese business, either as manufacturer
or dealer, since 1876. The existing partnership with Louis Greise was formed in 1890.
The subject of this sketch was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is a son of Joseph and
Anna Maria (Fleming) Bamford, of whom see record on another page. Mr. Bamford of this
sketch came to Sheboygan County in 1855, and settled on a farm in the town of Plymouth.
He received a common-school education in the country schools and the Plymouth High
School. After completing his education, he engaged in teaching school, teaching in all
some nine terms.
In 1875 he began learning cheese-making, and in the following year, in company with another
rented a cheese factory. He subsequently operated three factories in the town of Plymouth.
Since 1890 he has given up manufacturing, and has been engaged exclusively in dealing in
cheese, butter and dairy supplies.
On the 9th of June, 1882, Mr. Bamford was united in marriage at Plymouth to Miss Lillie C.
Hubbard. Mrs. Bamford was born in Illinois and is the daughter of the Rev. G.B. Hubbard.
Mr. and Mrs. Bamford are members of the Congregational Church.
In politics, Mr. Bamford is a Republican; socially, he is a member of Hiawatha Lodge No. 520,
R.A., of Plymouth. He has been quite successful in business, and is recognized as one of
the most expert and extensive cheese-dealers in the county, as well as an upright and
responsible business man.
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