Tag: Ferry Avenue

  • Budd Street

    Budd Street is situated in Camden’s Centerville neighborhood and made its first appearance in City Directories in 1878. However, the first house with a Budd Street address did not appear until 1891. According to a 1914 map, Budd Street ran east from Ninth Street to the rear fence of Evergreen Cemetery, positioned between Ferry Avenue…

  • Salem Street

    Salem Street

    Salem Street, a brief one-block stretch, meanders from Ferry Avenue in the north to Viola Street in the south. The pages of history reveal that the initial residential appearance along the 1800 block of Salem Street dates back to the 1890-1891 Camden City Directory. Notably, homes are documented at addresses 1831 through 1841, with additional…

  • George Ackerle

    GEORGE ACKERLE was born December 14, 1920 in New Jersey. He was one of at least seven children born to Paul F. and Anna Ackerle. The Ackerles lived in Deptford NJ through at least April of 1930. Paul Ackerle was a baker by trade, working in Camden as early as 1918, and young George followed…

  • Ferry Avenue

    Ferry Avenue

    In 1820 the road known as “Ferry Road,” present-day Ferry Avenue, was opened from the southerly end of Front Street in Kaighnton, the settlement at Kaighn Avenue and the Delaware River, across the lands of Joseph Kaighn and Isaac Mickle to the center of the road leading from Woodbury to the Ferries which we know…

  • 7 Democrats Rallies in County Tonight

    7 Democrats Rallies in County Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 23, 1931 Democratic speakers, urging suffrage in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and the local Democratic ticket, will invade seven political clubs in the city and county tonight. County meetings, all at 8 p. m. and speakers are as follows:

  • Robbery Gang of 4 Given Long Terms

    Robbery Gang of 4 Given Long Terms

    Camden Courier-Post – October 20, 1931 Two Figured in Wounding of Cop and Slaying of Pal Four members of the notorious North Cramer Hill gang, two of them participants in the robbery in which one bandit was killed after wounding a city detective, were sentenced to state prison terms by Judge Samuel M. Shay yesterday.…

  • Over in Camden

    Over in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 22, 1898 Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company. The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing. Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a step at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his…

  • The Year 1836 – Camden, NJ

    The Year 1836 – Camden, NJ

    The Camden Cemetery, known in modern times as Old Camden Cemetery, adjoining the Newton Friends’ burying grounds, through an action of a town meeting of the Township of Camden, was founded on March 10, 1836. The control was vested in trustees appointed by the township meeting. A plot of ground containing 2.94 acres was purchased…