Tag: Camden Beer

  • Basil P. Cook

    Basil P. Cook

    Basil Preston Cook was born in England. He entered the bar business during Prohibition and had several encounters with the law. By 1932, he was managing a bar at 939 South 5th Street. By 1942, Basil Cook was working as a salesman for the Camden County Beverage Corporation, which owned and operated the Camden Beer…

  • Bulson Street

    Bulson Street

    Bulson Street once stretched eastward from Broadway to South 11th Street alongside the railroad tracks connecting Camden to the rest of South Jersey. The street is believed to have been named after Gilbert Bulson, a farmer who owned a sizable parcel of land in the area during the 19th century. City Directories dating back to…

  • Arlington Street

    Arlington Street

    Arlington Street in Camden, New Jersey, emerged as a microcosm of the city’s industrial history, reflecting the ebbs and flows of economic prosperity, community resilience, and urban transformation. The street’s origins date back to the late 19th century when Camden experienced rapid industrialization, attracting workers seeking employment in its bustling factories and shipyards. The neighborhood…

  • Joseph “Polack Joe” Deven

    “Polack Joe” Deven, born Joseph Deven to Italian immigrant parents Pietro and Angelina Davino, was a notable figure in Camden, New Jersey’s early 20th-century history. His life story is marked by a series of intriguing and often controversial events. Joseph Deven was born on February 19, 1893, in Pennsylvania. The 1900 Census recorded the Davino…

  • F. A. Poth & Sons Leaflet

    F. A. Poth & Sons Leaflet

    The firm of F. A. Poth & Sons, Incorporated, of New Jersey, brewers of lager beer, sprang into existence in the year 1910, as the result of a desire on the part of the parent concern, F.A. Poth & Sons, Incorporated, of Pennsylvania to give the people of Camden a Brewery of their own, as…

  • Camden Beer

    Camden Beer

    The Camden County Beverage Co., Fillmore & Bulson Streets, Camden, New Jersey Camden’s brewery at Fillmore and Bulson Streets was built in 1904 by Joseph Baumgartner. The firm was known as the Camden City Brewery Incorporated until it was acquired by Frederick A. Poth, and operated by F.A. Poth & Sons Inc., a Philadelphia based…

  • Camden Beer Memory

    Camden Beer Memory

    From 1948 to 1951 when I worked at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, after work we the people that worked there went to the Greenwich Bar on Greenwich Street, downtown New York for a few beers. They had Camden Beer and to this day that was the best beer that I had…

  • Camden Brewery Pays Annual Tax of $1,100,000

    Camden Brewery Pays Annual Tax of $1,100,000

    Camden Courier-Post – May 29, 1950 The Camden County Beverage Co., South Jersey’s largest brewery, pays approximately $1,100,000 in federal and state excise taxes annually. The brewery, located in a two-block area, bounded by Broadway, South Sixth street, Chelton avenue and Bulson street, employes an average of 140 persons, with the weekly payroll averaging $10,000.…

  • Brewery Head Explains Bock Beer Tradition

    Brewery Head Explains Bock Beer Tradition

    Camden Courier-Post – March 18, 1950 Bock as a March beer is largely an American tradition, it was pointed out by Fred A. Martin Sr., president of Camden brewery. Martin, speaking on the early appearance of bock beer in this area, said it generally makes its appearance in Europe before Christmas and is featured until…

  • Beverage Firm Worker Fatally Stricken

    Beverage Firm Worker Fatally Stricken

    Camden Courier Post – May 3, 1949 John A. Herrmann, 52, Bell avenue, Barrington, and employe [sic] of the Camden County Beverage Co., Fillmore and Bulson streets, collapsed and died yesterday while cleaning a vat. Dr. Vincent T. McDermott, medical examiner for the company, pronounced the man dead after Rescue Squad 3, under Acting Battalion…

  • Two Hurt as Truck Upsets Auto in South Camden

    Two Hurt as Truck Upsets Auto in South Camden

    Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1941 William Boyle, 19, of Ashland, and his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Aubacher, 63, of Osage, were pulled through the door of their car, shown above, yesterday after a crash at Eight street and Central avenue. They were treated at West Jersey Hospital for cuts and shock. Driver of the truck,…

  • BLONDY WALLACE LOSES BREWERY CLAIM SUIT

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Action against four corporate defendants in the suit by Edgar “Blondy” Wallace to recover a 20 percent shareholder’s interest in the Camden County Beverage Company from Charles A. Bodine, secretary treasurer of the concern, were dismissed yesterday by Vice-Chancellor Francis B. Davis in chancery court. In his suit, Wallace,…

  • Camden Brewery ‘Trial’ Date Is Set

    Camden Brewery ‘Trial’ Date Is Set

    Camden Courier-Post – August 8, 1933 Hearing on Revocation of Permit Starts in Post Office Building Aug. 21 Hearing in the revocation of permit proceedings against the Camden County Cereal Beverage Company will be held in the post office building here August 21. That was announced yesterday by Leo A. Crossen, recently appointed supervisor of…

  • BREWERY OFFICE RANSACKED IN MYSTERY THEFT

    BREWERY OFFICE RANSACKED IN MYSTERY THEFT

    Camden Courier-Post – June 4, 1933 Two Rooms Turned Upside Down But Safe Is Not Robbed POLICE THINK PAPERS WERE BURGLARS’ GOAL Officials of Camden Firm Are Unable to Explain Motive of Attempt Burglars ransacked the offices of the Camden County Beverage Company early yesterday but what they took, if anything, had not been disclosed…

  • Compensation Award

    Compensation Award

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 17, 1918 According to a ruling made by Referee Goas, of the Employers’ Compensatian Bureau in Camden, the Poth Brewing Company must pay Christran Heitman, of 1631 Fillmore street, $10 a week for forty-two weeks for injuries received when he was struck in the eye with a hoop while he was…