Category: People

  • Dominick J. Persiani

    Dominick J. Persiani

    Dominick J. Persiani was born in New Jersey in 1918 to parents Caesar and Alma Persiani. The 1920 Census records the family, consisting of Dominick and three older sisters, residing at 311 Division Street in South Camden. After receiving a grammar school education, Dominick entered the workforce. The 1930 Census indicates that he lived with…

  • Charles G. Berry

    Charles G. Berry

    Charles G. Berry received an appointment to the Camden Fire Department in 1890 and was assigned to Engine Company 4, being one of its original members.

  • Leonard Iannelli

    Leonard Iannelli

    Leonard Iannelli, born into a family of dedicated firefighters, followed his father, Frank Iannelli, who had lost his life as a member of Engine Company 9.

  • Frank Iannelli

    Frank Iannelli

    The legacy of firefighting courage and sacrifice continued as Frank Iannelli’s two sons, Leonard and Carmen, also followed their father’s footsteps. Tragically, both would also make the supreme sacrifice.

  • Carmen Iannelli

    Carmen Iannelli

    Carmen Iannelli was a Camden firefighter who, along with his father and brother, lost his life while on active duty.

  • James T. McGrory, Jr

    James T. McGrory, Jr

    James McGrory was a Camden firefighter, retiring in 1990. He remained dedicated to helping with fundraising and was active in a number of community events.

  • William H. Deitz

    William H. Deitz

    William Harry Deitz was a Camden firefighter rising to District Chief. He suffered a fatal heart attack on scene, on November 14, 1962.

  • Judson K. Fish

    Judson K. Fish

    Judson K. Fish was born in April 1851 in New Jersey to parents Amanda and Ezra Fish. In 1860, the family resided in Delaware Township (now Cherry Hill), New Jersey. By the 1870 Census, they had moved to Camden’s Middle Ward, where Ezra Fish worked as a policeman. The family included Ezra, Amanda, older brother…

  • Josiah DuBois Jr.

    Josiah DuBois Jr.

    Josiah DuBois, Jr was born in Camden and was a direct influence to President Roosevelt’s creation of the War Refugee Board which helped save 200,000 lives.

  • John Reilly

    John Reilly

    John Reilly was a firefighter for Engine Company 4 who was killed in the line of duty after his portable fire extinguisher exploded.

  • Emmanuel Washington Schaeffer

    Emmanuel Washington Schaeffer

    Emmanuel began his career with the Reading Railroad in 1905. A year later, he transferred to the Atlantic City Railroad, which later became the Pennsylvania-Reading-Seashore line.

  • Arthur C. Dorrance

    Arthur C. Dorrance

    Inspired by his brother’s success at Campbell Soup, Arthur joined the company and became an integral part of its growth and transformation. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, he played a pivotal role in expanding Campbell Soup’s reach and solidifying its position as a household name worldwide.