Tag: Saint Joseph's Church

  • Diamond Street

    Diamond Street

    Diamond Street is a brief one-block path stretching southward from 1186 Mount Vernon Street to Chestnut Street, located west of Haddon Avenue. Its presence in City Directories dates back to 1887, and considering its absence in the prior edition (1885-1886), it is reasonably inferred that Diamond Street was established during this interim. Historically, the street…

  • Mechanic Street

    Mechanic Street

    Mechanic Street, historically, was situated two blocks south of Kaighn Avenue and originally ran parallel to it, stretching from Front Street to Haddon Avenue, although there was a gap between 7th and 8th Streets. The street’s layout was influenced by the intersecting streets and railways that crossed its path, resulting in two distinct sections of…

  • Carmen Iannelli

    Carmen Iannelli

    Carmen Iannelli, a second-generation Camden firefighter, tragically lost his life in the line of duty following a fire in the 1300 block of Pine Street. Both his father, Frank Iannelli, and his older brother, Captain Leonard Iannelli, also perished while serving as active-duty firefighters. Carmen Iannelli was born on November 7, 1924, in Camden, to…

  • Fred Klosterman

    Fred Klosterman

    Fred Klosterman, also known as Frederick Klostermann Jr., was born on September 13, 1900, to Frederick and Catherine Klostermann. His father worked as a cigar maker, and the family lived at 1148 Kaighn Avenue until 1929. Fred Klosterman worked as a plumber as early as 1923 and married Victoria by 1929. They moved to 1255…

  • Camden Hardware Company

    Camden Hardware Company

    1107 Kaighn Avenue The Camden Hardware Company operated at 1107 Kaighn Avenue from about 1910 into the 1960s. It was founded by Simon Cybulski and his wife Martha. The Cybulskis were among the earliest Polish immigrants to Camden. The 1906 City Directory shows the family living at 1443 South 10th Street, not far from St.…

  • Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn was born in February 1919 in Camden, New Jersey to Mary and William Alcorn. He was the youngest of eight children: James G., William Joseph, Rose, Marie Frances, Thomas J., Genevieve, Rita, and then Joseph. By 1918, the family settled at 906 North 9th Street in North Camden (near the Highland Woolen…

  • Joseph Alcorn Anecdote

    My father, Joseph A. Alcorn, had a used car dealership on the corner of 15th and Federal Streets. He started the business with Skip Gardner as his partner in the late 40’s and bought Skip out during that same period. Alcorn Motor Sales was a vibrant business. I recall visiting Art Sharp and Bill Mason…

  • Camden’s ‘Ugliest House’ a Hazard, But Still Standing

    Camden’s ‘Ugliest House’ a Hazard, But Still Standing

    Philadelphia Inquirer – August 28, 2009 By Matthew Spolar, Inquirer Staff Writer As about 40 people looked on, a Camden activist climbed the step at 923 N. 27th St. in the city’s Cramer Hill section yesterday and tacked a bright-orange “Imminent Hazard” sign to the entrance of the abandoned shell. It wasn’t easy. The unhinged…

  • Mrs Cecilia H. Vogt Obituary

    Mrs Cecilia H. Vogt Obituary

    Camden Courier-Post – July 6, 1953 Mrs. Cecelia H. Vogt, 56, died Friday in her home, 1623 Pulaski street. She was born in Camden, was a lifelong resident, a member of the Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, South Camden, and was employed by the Consolidated Cigar Co. for six years. Surviving are her…

  • Mrs. Amartha Cybulski To Be Buried Monday

    Camden Courier-Post – March 29, 1930 Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Cinkowski Cybulski, 53, who died Thursday, in her home at “The Willows,” Park Avenue and Laurel Lake, Laurel Springs, will be held at the home Monday at 8.30 a. m. Requiem High Mass will follow at St. Joseph’s Church, Tenth and Mechanic Streets. Burial…