Tag: Campbell Soup Company

  • Argonne Street

    Argonne Street

    Argonne Street, named in honor of the World War I Battle of the Argonne Forest, where American forces demonstrated remarkable valor, spanned just one block. It stretched between St. Mihiel Street and Memorial Avenue, positioned north of Line Street. Interestingly, while the original street address of the Camden Convention Hall was 1065-1075 Line Street, this…

  • 1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    1890 Review of Camden, New Jersey – Part 10

    FRANK MESTER, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER 4th AND ARCH STREETS. This is one of the most widely known houses in the town, it having had an established reputation for the sale of unadulterated wines and liquors. The business was established may years ago by Mr. George Ooetz, who successfully ran the business until 1877,…

  • Otto E. Braun

    Otto E. Braun

    Otto E. Braun, born around 1891 to Francis X. and Mrs. Braun, was part of a family that had its roots in Camden. His father, Francis X. Braun, a German-born tailor, had established his business in various locations, including 562 Auburn Street and later 124 Market Street, according to city directories from 1889-1891. Serving executives…

  • Dominick Oliveto

    Dominick Oliveto

    Dominick Oliveto, born on December 24, 1906, in New Jersey, was born to Italian immigrants Antonio and Maria Oliveto. Despite occasional misspellings of his surname as “Olivetto,” his father, Antonio, migrated from Muro Lucano, Italy, in 1901. In 1905, he facilitated the immigration of his mother, two brothers (William and Philip), and sisters (Anna Maria…

  • Octavius V. Catto Elementary School

    2930 Saunders Street, Camden, NJ The Octavius V. Catto Elementary School, situated at 2930 Saunders Street in East Camden, was erected in 1929 under the leadership of Mayor Winfield S. Price. It replaced an existing school originally constructed by the Town of Stockton, which became part of the Camden school system in 1899 following Stockton’s…

  • Work and Growth

    Work and Growth

    For Warren Webster and his Organization, the “Gay 90’s” were years of hard work and growth. Said my father: “I did most of the selling out in the field from 1888 to 1912 or 1914. And how I loved it! I used to take all the problems and trouble which arose and work them out…

  • Knox Gelatine Company

    Knox Gelatine Company

    Knox Gelatin Co., originally known as the Landesman Co., had its beginnings in early 20th-century Camden, specifically at the intersection of 4th and Erie streets. This company specialized in producing gelatin for various industries, including food, photography, and pharmaceuticals. The pivotal moment came when Maurice Kind, a German-born brewer who immigrated to the United States…

  • City Industry – Tracking History

    City Industry – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor Just 100 years ago Camden was a thriving, prosperous industrial metropolis and the future looked bright for this river city. At the end of the 19th century and in the first couple decades of the 20th century, industry in Camden came alive and at that time most of…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • Arthur C. Dorrance

    Arthur C. Dorrance

    Arthur Calbraith Dorrance, born on December 21, 1873, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, was the younger brother of Dr. John T. 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…

  • John T. Dorrance

    John T. Dorrance

    Dr. John T. Dorrance, Ph.D., a renowned scientist, made a significant career shift by joining Joseph Campbell’s struggling canning and preserving company in Camden in 1887. It was during his tenure with Campbell that Dr. Dorrance invented condensed soup, propelling Campbell Soup to global recognition. His remarkable acumen in both science and business propelled him…

  • Charles B. Helm

    Charles B. Helm

    Doctor Charles Blaine Helm was born in Camden in 1884. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1906. After establishing a veterinary practice in Camden at 900 South 5th Street where he also lived for many years, Dr. Helm involved himself in a variety of pursuits. Active politically…

  • Arnold R. Cream (aka Jersey Joe Walcott)

    Arnold R. Cream (aka Jersey Joe Walcott)

    Meet Jersey Joe Walcott, Camden’s very own! For those who may not be familiar with his story, here’s a brief version. Born on January 31, 1914, outside of Camden, NJ as Arnold Raymond Cream, he grew up in the historically black Matchtown neighborhood, which straddles the border of Pennsauken and Delaware Townships (present day Cherry…

  • John Tisa

    John Tisa

    JOHN TISA was born in April 6, 1914 in Philadelphia, PA to Sicilian immigrant parents Benedetto and Maria Tisa. The family, which included brothers Dominic, Charles, and Joseph Tisa, lived at 1040 Reese Street in Philadelphia when the Census was taken in 1920. The Tisas subsequently moved to Camden where in 1930 they lived at…

  • Perry Street

    Perry Street

    Perry Street was a small street that ran from 1044 Line Street south for one block to Pine Street. It was the first street east of Haddon Avenue off Line Street. Perry Street is listed in the 1871 Camden City Directory, and homes were still present on the street as late as 1947. By the…