Akers, Frederick (ca.1845 – 1901)

Akers, Frederick (ca.1845 – 1901)

Coffee Merchant

In the 1870s, Akers’ coffee-roasting establishment on Jay Street in Brooklyn was considered the best in New York. Before Akers established his coffee business, he had a soap-making operation. He also established the Mount Eden Stock Farm in the Bronx, just south of the old Jerome Park, to breed racehorses. In addition, he had land interests in Harlem and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Akers was born in England, came to the United States to earn his fortune, first apprenticing to a butcher in Staten Island.
81 Manhattan Avenue (near 103rd Street)