Tag: Mathis Shipyard

  • 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,…

  • Francis H. Rittenhouse

    Francis H. Rittenhouse

    Francis Hull Rittenhouse came into the world on June 29, 1923, in the vibrant city of Camden, New Jersey. He was the cherished child of John F. and Madeline “Nell” Rittenhouse. In his family circle, he had an elder brother named John and the companionship of two older step-brothers, Robert and William Rowan. The Rittenhouse…

  • David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr.

    David Baird Sr. was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years. Born in Ireland in on April 7th of 1839, he came to America in 1858 after the death of his father, and settled in Camden the following year. After working in a Philadelphia lumber yard for 13 years, he opened his…

  • Camden Industries

    Camden Industries

    ABATTOIRS ADVERTISING POSTERS ART GLASS ASBESTOS ASPHALT AUTOMOBILES AUTO & TRUCK BODIES AUTO RADIATORS AUTO SPRINGS AUTO TOPS AUTO SUPPLIES AWNINGS BAKERIES BOAT BUILDERS-SHIPS AND YACHTS BOILERS BARRELS BOOKS AND BOOKBINDERS BOTTLERS BOXES BRASS CASTINGS BRICKS BRICK SEWER PIPES BROOMS, WHISK, ETC. BUILDING MATERIALS BURLAP BAGS CANDIES CAP MANUFACTURERS CARBIDE CAKES CARBON BLACK, ETC. CARPET…

  • The Benjamin Cooper House

    The Benjamin Cooper House

    Benjamin Cooper Benjamin Cooper was the grandson of William Cooper, the first Englishman to settle in Camden. The house he built in 1734 was one of only two pre-Revolutionary War structures to survive standing and undamaged in 2012. Occupied as late as 2010, the owners of the property left the building unsecured and the City…

  • Rittenhouse Comment

    Rittenhouse Comment

    My grandmother and grandfather were the owners of the store at 941 Point Street. My father was his son… his name was Francis Hull Rittenhouse. He worked at Mathis Shipyard and so did my uncle John Rittenhouse. My grandmother, after my grandfather died, needed to make money and was a bootlegger and she had an…