Born: October 5, 1833, New Jersey.
Died: September 26, 1896, New Jersey.
Buried: Union Cemetery, Finesville, New Jersey.
Tomer studied singing and sang in the choir in Finesville, New Jersey, and began teaching school at age 17. He served in the Union army during the American civil war, then worked as a clerk in Washington, DC, served as music director for Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, and taught school in New Carpentersville and Greenwich, New Jersey. He was living in Greenwich as of 1880.
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