Gerhard (1819) & Elise Lomer of Montreal

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About Gerhard (1819) & Elise Lomer of Montreal
This site describes the family, both ancestors and descendants, of F. Gerhard LOMER 
(1819-1895), furrier of Montreal, New York and Leipzig and later Prussian Consul to 
Canada, and of his wife J. "Elise" SCHULTZE, along with a number of individuals from 
the lines of Gerhard's brothers Heinrich and Andreas as well.  Its focus is on the 
1800's when, despite the absence of modern transportation, the LOMER family was 
already engaged in far-flung enterprises across the world, Gerhard himself making 
trans-Atlantic and other voyages on a near yearly basis throughout his life.  If some 
of those branches have lost contact with each other over the years, this site may 
help them re-establish and share some of their common history.

Much of the information here was gathered while researching information on James 
CORISTINE (1837-1908), an Irish immigrant to Canada who was Gerhard's business 
partner and, later, his successor in the Montreal fur business.  Gerhard shared with 
James the benefits of advanced fur dying techniques perfected back in Leipzig that 
far surpassed traditional North American methods.  The latter research resulted in 
the 2009 book From Griffintown to the Square Mile: The Life of James Coristine 
(ISBN 978-0-9813117-0-8) and the sister website to this one, Coristine & Bate Family 
History.  The book in particular provides information and images of the pair's 
early days in Montreal and the facilities both men used in their fur and felt 
manufacturing and wholesale business.

Only some of the photos and documents on the persons included here have been posted, 
due to space and time restrictions (I'm no Max Planck!) and I still have valuable 
information in emails, etc, that I have yet to incorporate into the notes, so please 
be patient as the site evolves and the last of its errors and omissions are hunted 
down and fixed.  If you would like to provide feedback, there are links to the 
guestbook and to contact me, its webmaster, at the top of this page.  I hope you'll 
find something of interest!
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Descendants of Lomer, Gerhard Friedrich
Note: for privacy reasons names of living persons are excluded.

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