Heatley on the Hunt with C.C. Jerome

C.C. Jerome National Bitters Pair – Scharnowske Collection

Charles C. Jerome – Physician & Surgeon 


I have been researching the elusive C.C. Jerome- who was this person, etc.. There was virtually nothing on the individual. I had been told he was in business one year- 1865.

Attached you will find IRS documents (specifically note the District 5 (Port Huron) sheet, dated 1886. It lists Jerome as selling Bitters. No one had any idea the guy was from Port Huron.

You will also find an article regarding the death of Charles C. Jerome Physician & Surgeon (of Port Huron), from “The Railway Age” magazine. He had invented a device for railways, as well. Nice photo, huh?

Jerome was also a Civil War Surgeon, having entered service in May, 1864.

I’ll continue to look for info, including his business & residential addresses in Port Huron.

Bill Heatley

PRG: Great detective work Bill… on a mysterious and elusive brand!

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C.C. Jerome clip – source Bill Heatley

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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