Tag: Cramer Hill

  • Christian S. Stark

    Christian Samuel Stark Sr. was born on September 1, 1857, in Philadelphia, to Henry A. and Rebecca Stark. In the 1870s, he married Eliza E. Leech, and their family expanded with the birth of their son William Leech Stark before the 1880 Census. Over time, they welcomed four more children: sons Harry A., Grover C.,…

  • Bergen Avenue

    Bergen Avenue is situated in Camden’s Cramer Hill section, east of North 32nd Street. It runs north from Cleveland Avenue, intersecting Hayes Avenue and River Road, and continues across Harrison Avenue towards the Delaware River, ultimately ending at Farragut Avenue. The avenue is likely named after one of the Bergen brothers, Martin V. Bergen or…

  • Cramer Hill

    Cramer Hill

    Cramer Hill derives its name from Alfred Cramer, who in the late 19th century purchased large tracts of farmland, for the most part between Federal Street and the Delaware River in what was then Stockton Township, subdivided the land into building lots, and sold them on an installment basis to people of average means. This…

  • Blaine Street

    Blaine Street

    Blaine Street holds a unique place in the historical landscape of Camden, with a history dating back to the late 19th century. Originally, this street stretched from 424 South 7th Street all the way to Trenton Avenue, offering a thoroughfare that facilitated movement through the neighborhood. Remarkably, it continued onward, connecting to Haddon Avenue, culminating…

  • James T. McGrory, Jr

    James T. McGrory, Jr

    James T. McGrory was born on July 25, 1927, to James T. McGrory and Marguerite McGrory (née unknown). In the 1930 Census, the McGrory family, including James’ younger siblings Doris and Joseph, resided at 527 Fairview Street. At that time, James’ father worked as a manager at an American Stores grocery. The 1940 Camden City…

  • A Brief History of the City of Camden

    A Brief History of the City of Camden

    Incorporated in 1828, the progress and possibilities of Camden have far exceeded the expectations of the Founders and Incorporators. The year 1928 witnessed the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of Camden as a city. But, the early history of the community dates back to 1631. Camden ante-dates her big neighbor across…

  • Twelfth Ward Republican Club

    Twelfth Ward Republican Club

    The Twelfth Ward Republican Club, aka East End Republican Club, has a long and interesting history. Prior to the 1899 merger with Camden, NJ, the town of Stockton, which comprised of what is now known as Cramer Hill and East Camden, had a very active political scene. After the merger, Cramer Hill became Camden’s Eleventh…

  • A Story of East Pennsauken: “Uncle Wes”

    The Felton and Brown Families, as told to Joan Kaighn by Edward Ross, Sr., 89 years old at his home, 129 Moore St., Lenola, N.J. on March 31, 2004 “There was a very old, very stooped over, black man, who everyone called “Uncle Wes” Brown, who lived on Haddonfield Road in East Pennsauken (catty corner…

  • A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company

    A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company

    Established in South Philadelphia in the 1920s, the Panara family’s A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Company first moved to Camden in 1976. The first location was in the former home of the old Deluxe Italian Bakery Inc. building at 320 Stevens Street. In 1985 the Panara family acquired the buildings at 1100-1106 North 32nd Street, on…

  • East Camden

    East Camden

    Originally a part of Stockton Township, the area that is now known as East Camden was merged into Camden proper in 1899 along with the neighborhood now known as Cramer Hill. It included the villages of Wrightsville, Stockton, and Rosedale, which lay along Federal Street. The area was served by the Pavonia Railroad Station, located…

  • Robert E. Allenbach

    Robert E. Allenbach

    ROBERT E. ALLENBACH was the Chief of Police in Camden, New Jersey from 1998 through 2004. The crime rate plummeted during his tenure and the community, he was well respected in the community, but fell victim to the partisan politics that have crippled Camden for much of the past 30 years. Robert E. Allenbach was…

  • William E. Albert

    William E. Albert

    WILLIAM E. ALBERT was born in New Jersey around 1870. He was the son of Ernest and Hannah Albert. Ernest Albert had emigrated to America from Wurttemburg in what is now Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1860, married there, and came to Camden around 1865. When the Census was taken in 1870, Ernest Albert…

  • William Abels

    William Abels

    William Abels was born in Pennsylvania around 1839 to Andrew and Sarah Abels. His family was living in Wilmington in 1850. After leaving Wilmington they moved around the country, residing at times in Camden, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Mobile, Alabama. William Abels began working with volunteer fire companies in around 1853. When the 1860 Census was…

  • Three Alarm Fire at the Ivy Hill Apartments

    Three Alarm Fire at the Ivy Hill Apartments

    January 13, 2014 This page and the other pages in this series are the successors to the series of web-page about the Camden Fire Department. On this and other pages in the series you will find pictures and information regarding different events and aspects of the fire service in Camden, New Jersey. The retirements at…

  • Camden County Prosecutor’s Office

    Camden County Prosecutor’s Office

    Vincent P. Sarubbi, Camden County Prosecutor March 12, 2003 Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi announced that bail was set today at $1 million for Binh Thach, M/40, who is charged with two counts of Murder and one count of Attempted Murder in connection with a triple shooting in a Camden home on Monday, March…