-John W. Hetfield (p. 439-40), who was born in January 1859 in the family homestead in Plainfield, New Jersey. Hetfield was trained as a carpenter by his father, Levi, and they co-owned a local coal yard using a loading method that was patented by Levi. In June 1894, Hetfield was appointed postmaster of Plainfield.
-Levi Hetfield (p. 436-38) was born in Westfield, NJ in 1817. He was the successful owner of several lumber and coal businesses in Plainfield. In addition, he was the director of several other companies, including: Dime Savings Bank, Plainfield Street Railroad, Bound Brook Mutual Fire Insurance Company, and the American Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of Plainfield.
-Freeman Bloodgood (p. 572-574) was born in Perth Amboy in 1820 to a farming family and moved to New York in 1838 to learn the trades of masonry and building. He also held interests in coal mining and oil manufacturing.
-William McDowell Coriell (p. 434-436) was born in Dunellen in 1815. Starting at the age of 17, he became engaged in the hat manufacturing trade, working with Van Nostrand & Conover in Plainfield township, opening his own factory in the middle of the 19th Century. In addition, he was a director at the First National Bank of Plainfield and a founder of the First National Bank.
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