Frederick F. Hulmes was born November 2, 1841 the son of Christopher Hulmes, a iron bloomer and Hannah Henderson of Jefferson, Morris County, New Jersey. Frederick followed his father into the iron industry, but as a miner. On December 26, 1860 Frederick married Emily Shoars, daughter of Robert Shoars and Nancy Rochelle. Home was Jefferson and it was here that son Charles Hulmes was born in 1861.
With the arrival of the American Civil War, Frederick volunteered for the 27th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry and muustereed in on September 2, 1862 at Camp Frelinghuysen, Newark, New Jersey as a private in ‘L’ Company. The Regiment left the State on October 10, 1862, en route to Washington, D. C. Upon arrival it went into Camp on Capitol Hill, D. C., but soon after crossed into Virginia, encamped near Alexandria and was assigned to the Second Brigade, Casey’s Division, Defences of Washington. The Regiment remained at this point perfecting itself for active service, until December 1st, 1862, when under orders it marched to the front at Fredericksburg and joined the Army of the Potomac, having been assigned to the Ninth Army Corps. Took part in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia., December 12-15. and the abortive “Mud March” from January 20-24.
On the 11th of February, 1863, the Regiment in connection with the Ninth Corps, left the Army of the Potomac, and proceeded to Newport News, Virginia to assist in repelling a threatened invasion by the enemy, near Suffolk. It remained in this vicinity until the 19th of March, 1863, at which time by order of the War Department, it was detached with the Ninth Army Corps for service in the West. While in this Department, by an unfortunate accident the Regiment lost one officer and thirty-two enlisted men by drowning, in crossing the Cumberland river, near Somerset, Kentucky on the 6th day of May, 1863. The Regiment continued its organization and remained in active service until the expiration of its term of service, when it was ordered to return to New Jersey for discharge.
On arrival at Cincinnati, Ohio, June 17, 1863, information having reached the Regiment of the intended invasion of Pennsylvania by General Lee, with the Rebel Army in strength, the command was immediately tendered to the President of the United States and accepted. The Regiment remained in the vicinity of Pittsburg and Harrisburg for ten days until the threatened danger had passed. It then continued its return to New Jersey and was mustered out of service at Newark, New Jersey on July 2, 1863.
Having survived his military service unscathed it was back to the Iron Mines and the serious business of raising a family. Sevn more children were born between 1864 and 1884, Laura, Albert, Frederick, Malinda, Lilian May, Thomas and Caroline. Some time between 1880 and 1890 the family moved from Jefferson to Hibernia, Rockaway, New Jersey.
Frederick F. Hulmes died on May 12 1901 and is buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 35 Church Street, Rockaway, New Jersey.