established in 1866 as the Rondout and
Oswego, the Ulster & Delaware
Railroad ran above the village of
Bloomville. William Hendry Hickok was a
conductor for the railroad his entire
adult life. While boarding with the
William Peters' family, he met daughter
Sarah who was born in 1872 and they were
married in Bloomville on 22 Apr 1896.
After her father's
death and when the U & D line was
extended beyond Bloomville to its
ultimate terminus in Oneonta, NY,
William, his wife Sarah, and their child
Hannah Rosella Hickok moved to Oneonta.