Tag: Frederick Von Nieda

  • City Farm Gardens

    This post is an excerpt from the Book History of Camden County in the Great War, published in 1917-1918 Another weapon to defeat the enemy was the establishment of City Farm Gardens in the country. They were urged by the Government and not only provided food for city residents, but abolished unsightly vacant lots. Mayor…

  • George E. Brunner

    George Edward Brunner, born on January 12, 1896, in Newark, New Jersey, was a prominent American Democratic Party politician known for his extensive service as the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, spanning from 1936 to 1959. Brunner’s roots trace back to Newark, where his parents, Eugene and Bertha (Zehnder) Brunner, both originally from Switzerland, raised…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Arthur L. Stone

    Arthur L. Stone

    Dr. Arthur L. Stone held the position of City Health Director in Camden from 1923 until his passing in 1945. During his tenure, he served under various mayors, including Victor King, Winfield Scott Price, Roy R. Stewart, Frederick von Nieda, and George Brunner. Dr. Stone was a strong advocate for an immunization program that played…

  • Richard R. C. Donnelly

    Richard Roscoe Compton Donnelly Sr. was born on September 14, 1890, to Roscoe C. Donnelly and Ella. The Donnelly family had a long history in Cumberland County, dating back to the 1870s. Roscoe Donnelly worked as a glassblower, and in the 1890s, he moved with his wife and sons, Richard and Adolph, to Cicero in…

  • Roy R. Stewart

    Roy R. Stewart

    Roy R. Stewart was born in Quakake, PA, a small mining town, in 1887. During his youth, he worked as a breaker boy in the mines. After completing business college, he relocated to Camden in 1909 and secured employment at Hurley’s Department Store located at Broadway and Spruce Street. In 1912, he established his own…

  • East End Trust Company

    East End Trust Company

    The East End Trust Company was first organized on May 26, 1905. Dr. C.F. Hadley was the first president. Other founders and early directors included John Schimpf, Frederick von Nieda, and John Crawford. The East End Trust Company opened for business on July 1, 1920 in temporary quarters at 27th and Cramer Streets. Dr. C.F.…

  • Mary W. Kobus

    Mary W. Kobus

    Mary Walsh Kobus was one of the first female politicians to rise to prominence in Camden NJ. Born Mary Walsh in New Jersey around 1876, she married well known Camden businessman Joseph Kobus around 1910, and was the daughter-in-law of Anthony Kobus, who founded the Kobus shoe business and also served as president of the…

  • Checked and Double-Checked

    Camden Courier-Post – February 12, 1938 By Jiminy It takes no crystal gazer to know that former U. S. Senator W. Warren Barbour hopes to get the Republican senatorial nomination without opposition… So far no opposition has bloomed, but efforts are being made to get Robert Johnson, New Brunswick manufacturer who backed Glee, into the…

  • Gloucester Group to Give Ball Here

    Gloucester Group to Give Ball Here

    Camden Courier-Post – February 12, 1938 Camden Officials to Attend Barbers’ and Beauticians’ Fete Monday More than 700 persons, including Camden city and county officials, will attend the first annual ball of the Beauticians and Barbers Association to be given Monday night at the Moose ballroom, 808 Market street, Camden. The group, a Gloucester City…

  • Is Zat So?

    Camden Courier-Post – February 9, 1938 By Gordon Mackay May we not at this time proffer a suggestion to Mayor Brunner, Eddie Kelleher and the other party sachems that should be a sure-fire plan to make Camden county safe for Democracy? We advise that the Democrats gather a fund of $4000, the money to be…

  • Diamond in Dutch – So Is City Over Bill for Treating Horse

    Diamond in Dutch – So Is City Over Bill for Treating Horse

    Camden Courier-Post – August 31, 1936 Question—Can Municipal Employe Collect for Coming to Aid of Fellow ‘Worker’? Then, Too, Is Animal Worth Fee of $3? By Charles L. Humes Diamond, Camden’s famous white cemetery horse, has eye trouble. And so has Camden, or so it seems. Anyhow, Diamond has the city legal department in a…

  • Rules Defer Naming City’s Finance Advisor During Bitter Session

    Camden Courier-Post – February 28, 1936 Hartmann Charges Bennett Agreed to Drop 60 Plan Of Refunding REVENUE CHIEF MAKES HOT DENIAL New Applicant for Post as Consultant Interviewed By W. OLIVER KINCANNON Camden City Commission failed again yesterday to settle the question: Who will be Camden’s financial adviser? A meeting called to settle the point…

  • Camden Votes to Pay Expert on Refunding of City Debts

    Camden Courier-Post – February 26, 1936 Applicants With Programs to Be Considered by Board Today COMMISSIONERS AGREE ON KOBUS SUGGESTION Chapter 60 and 77 Author Overruled in Plea to Disregard Proposal Camden’s city commissioners yesterday agreed to select a paid financial adviser to guide the city out of its financial morass. They said they expect…