From Norway, NY to Newburgh, NY
Contributed by Lisa Slaski
Transcribed by Joanne Murray
WILLIAM SCHRAM for thirty-one years was a journalist. His first experience as a printer was in the office of The
Utica Observer, in 1824; and he had been there only two years when he was made foreman of the office.
In 1834 Mr. Schram removed to Poughkeepsie, where he secured a half-interest in the publication of the
Poughkeepsie Journal, which, under the firm name of W. Schram & Co., he continued to publish for ten years.
On January 1, 1844, the Journal was consolidated with The Weekly Eagle, then published by Isaac Platt, and
the firm of Platt & Schram continued until April 1, 1865, when Mr. Schram sold his interest to John I. Platt,
a son of Isaac. Mr. Schram removed to Newburgh in 1868, but did not immediately enter into active business.
Later he started the job printing business, which he now carries on at the northeast corner of Water and
Mr. Schram was born in Schuyler, Herkimer County, N.Y., April 18, 1807. His wife was Sarah H., daughter of
Nicholas Hallock, a widely-known preacher of the Hicksite persuasion, residing at Milton, Ulster County, N.Y.
Mr. Schram's family consisted of four sons and one daughter, who, together with his wife, are now dead.
"Newburgh; her institutions, industries and leading citizens. Historical, descriptive and biographical," compiled by John J. Nutt.
Newburgh, N.Y.: Ritchie & Hull, 1891. Page 184.