Tag: First Methodist Episcopal Church

  • Frank Neutze – South Jersey: A History

    Frank Neutze – South Jersey: A History

    This is an excerpt from South Jersey: A History 1624-1924 FRANK F. NEUTZE was born in Camden on December 22, 1894, the son of John Henry and Mary Steinbach Neutze. His father was at one time captain of the Camden Police, and later Fish and Game Warden of Camden County. He attended the public and…

  • History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church

    History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church

    From The Centennial History of Camden Methodism, 1909 1809 was truly the “annus mirabilis.” That year chronicles the advent of the immortal Alfred Tennyson, the never-to-be-forgotten Oliver Wendell Holmes, the Grand Old Man, William Ewart Gladstone, and the best type of American manhood that ever lived — Abraham Lincoln. These facts alone would have made…

  • First Methodist Episcopal Church

    First Methodist Episcopal Church

    301 South 6th Street Southwest corner of South 6th Street and Stevens Street The First Methodist Episcopal Church, established in 1809, transitioned to the name Third Street Methodist Episcopal Church in 1899 before relocating to a new building on June 5, 1893. Despite the name change, it was, in fact, the original Methodist Episcopal church…

  • George W. Johnson

    George W. Johnson

    George W. Johnson, a native of New Jersey, came into the world in the year 1872. According to the 1890-1891 Camden City Directory, he was employed as a carpenter and resided at 571 Clinton Street during that period. It wasn’t until he reached the age of 43 that George Johnson tied the knot. As of…

  • Mother’s Day Origins

    Mother’s Day Origins

    The popular version of the story of how Mother’s Day came to be a holiday in the United States of America is generally told like this: In 1907 Ana Jarvis, from Philadelphia, began a campaign to establish a national Mother’s Day. Miss Jarvis persuaded her mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother’s Day…

  • Charles Angelo Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto

    From South Jersey: A History 1624 – 1924 CHARLES ANGELO ACETO – Enterprise, industry, originality, and determination that overcomes all obstacles to success are characteristic of many young men from European countries who have sought this country for opportunity, and Charles Angelo Aceto affords a conspicuous example of one of these young men, who, in…

  • Children at Camden Home Have Big Time in Wading Pool

    Children at Camden Home Have Big Time in Wading Pool

    Camden Courier-Post – June 30, 1933 Bathing Place, Given by Citizens Officially Opened Four Youthful Charges, Left Motherless, to Return to Father Bathing in the backyard is a privilege of the children of the Camden Home for Friendless Children that is enjoyed by few of the other youngsters in the city. Yesterday, 63 of the…

  • Missing Girl Weds Bandit on Way to Pen

    Missing Girl Weds Bandit on Way to Pen

    Camden Courier-Post – October 23, 1931 Bridegroom Linked in Ashenfelter Case; Mother Faints By ERNIE TALBOT A prisoner in the Camden county jail awaiting removal today to state prison, married his sweetheart yesterday afternoon. Last flight the bride was reported as having been missing from her home in Westville Grove for two days. The bride…

  • News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 1, 1905 Attacked at Third and Mickle streets, Camden, late Monday night by a man, Mrs. Bessie O. Day, of Seventh and Clinton streets, had her clothing cutt in strips. The man, said to be a male acquaintance, followed Mrs. Day off a ferryboat and attacked her near the P. R.…

  • Police in a Church

    Police in a Church

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 12, 1900 Camden Guardians of the Peace Attend Divine Service Chief of Police John Foster, Captains Stanley, Boyle and Alberts, seventy policemen and Colonel D. B. Murphy, the police drill instructor, marched in a body from the Third Regiment Armory in Camden to Broadway M. E. Church last evening to attend…