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Profiles

  • William Weare of Boston (1591 - 1658)
    Biography William Ware (1643), of Dorchester in 1633, became a freeman May 10 of that year. In 1644 and 1652, he purchased additional properties in Dorchester. At about the latter date he removed t...
  • Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/203507519/melchoir-herline
    Pvt. Melchior Herline, (USA) (1827 - 1912)
    Melchor Herline in the U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 Name: Melchor Herline Side: Union Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania Regiment: 195th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry (100 days, 1861)...
  • Rudolph Zimmerman (1812 - 1898)
    Rudolph was born in Union Township, Pennsylvania. In 1828, he emigrated to Fayette, Seneca County NY with his father Emanuel, mother Hannah (Brown), and several brothers and sisters. There, on November...
  • Clayton B. Good (1912 - 1973)
    Obituary
  • Joseph Hofmann (1862 - 1913)
    Obituary: Albany Enterprise, Albany, Minnesota, November 1913 The death of Joseph Hofmann which was briefly announced in last week's Enterprise, removes from our midst one of Albany's most highly res...

Shoemakers

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What is a shoemaker?

From Wikipedia

Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship.

Shoemakers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper.

Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer's and cobbler's trades. Today shoes are often made on a factory basis rather than a craft basis.

The patron saint of shoemakers is Saint Crispin.

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