The year is 1847 and a new kind of American entrepreneur is on the verge of becoming an overnight star.
John P. Haggard’s Hilltop Fruit Market is a success story, and its founder is a future president.
But just as a boom time for farming in New York City began to unfold, so the fortunes of Haggards farm turned sour.
The fruit business was a big part of the fabric of the city, a market that attracted people from all walks of life, including the poor, who had nowhere else to go.
The fruit, though, was a commodity that could not be easily traded.
Haggards apple tree.
The farm’s owners, George and Clara Haggart, bought the land in 1847.
They raised more than 5,000 acres and planted a variety of trees that grew from the ground, the trees growing alongside their barn and a small plot of land on the river.
The farm eventually grew into a thriving operation with hundreds of employees.
Hoggards success came as the city struggled with the Civil War.
Hoggards was the first American to enter a Union prison camp.
The company also became a symbol of American industry.
Haggers farm in 1849.
Hagan was born in Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1848.
He was a successful farmer and businessman.
His wife, Clara, was also a successful woman.
After Clara died in 1854, Haggers daughter, Eliza, became a famous figure in the fruit business.
Hagan had a daughter named Clara, who would go on to become a famous actress and actress-musician.
In 1879, Hagan died.
His son, John P., was born on August 9, 1876.
After graduating from the university, John served as a soldier in the Continental Army and then in the United States Army, serving in several places during World War I. After World War II, he was promoted to general in the Army.
In 1882, Hagen started a fruit business that produced large quantities of apples.
He also ran a wholesale and retail grocery business and sold a variety and variety of produce to the city.
Haggers own family name also became synonymous with fruit and fruit products.
In the late 1890s, Hageries farm was purchased by the Haggs family, who continued to operate the business.
John was the president of the family, and his son, George, was the general manager.
George Haggess, the Hagmans son, served as president of Hagerys company from 1898 to 1931.
HAGGS name became synonymous for the fruit and food industry.
Hagen’s family’s family was also successful at the grocery and wholesale markets.
The Haggys family continued to run Haggies farm until the late 1990s, when the business shut down.
In 1997, the family sold the farm to a group of investors who brought in the famed hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer.
The deal, announced by the hedge fund, would pay for the purchase of the farm, a new barn and the surrounding land, according to CNBC.
The sale netted the Hagan family $40 million.
Cramer was among the investors in the deal.
Hagerys fruit and vegetable company is the largest in the U.S. and is owned by a partnership between Haggans family and a private equity firm, Cramer Partners.
Cramer Partners, which also owns the hedge funds Harken Capital and Carlyle Group, owns more than 200 hedge funds and has a stake in more than 40 companies.
Crouch, who has been named as the new CEO of Cramer, said in a statement that he is excited to have John Haggett as a strategic partner.
Cheryl and George Haggetts.
George and Cheryl Haggets, the two children of John Hagan, have been involved in the business for nearly 30 years.
They started selling fruit from their farm in 1896.
In the 1930s, George started his own grocery store in Brooklyn and Chery’s grocery store opened in 1940.
The family said that Hagges involvement in the food industry has allowed him to be an active role model to his children and grandchildren.
“It is the culmination of a lifetime of hard work, which I have had to take on in order to keep my family together and the business afloat,” Chery Haggts said in the statement.
A photograph of Chery and George, circa 1970.
Ceri Chery, a mother of five, is a famous icon in the history of the fruit industry.
The cherries were a staple in the Brooklyn food culture of the 1960s and 70s, as the area was the largest apple and pear producer in the world.
Cermak, the cherries, were also used to create the famous ceramics that are still used today.