Tag: Washington Street

  • Barton Lane

    Barton Lane

    Barton Lane was born in Camden in November 1840 to James S. and Mary Lane. His father was a bookbinder. The Lane family moved to Camden shortly after the birth of Barton’s older brother, James M. Lane, and they were in town for the 1840 Census. By the 1850 Census, the Lane family included older…

  • Auburn Alley

    Auburn Alley extends in a north-south direction from Washington Street, situated to the east of South 6th Street, running behind the residences on Chambers Avenue. Today, only a portion of the original alley is accessible, with residences encroaching on the Berkley Street side.

  • James H. Carey

    James H. Carey

    James H. Carey was born in Pennsylvania in October of 1838 to parents James and Catherine Carey. During the 1850 Census, the Carey family resided in Lower Dublin Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. In 1860, the Careys relocated to Camden. At that time, James Carey Sr. served as a steamboat pilot on the Delaware River, while…

  • Edward J. Borden

    Edward J. Borden

    EDWARD J. BORDEN SR. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 1888 to John and Beatrice Borden, both of whom were born in Canada. The elder Borden was a boilermaker by trade. The family moved to Illinois shortly after Edward Borden’s birth, residing there as early as 1890 and as late as July of…

  • Bernard A. Ahlberg

    Bernard A. Ahlberg

    BERNARD ABRAHAM AHLBERG was born September 18, 1858, in Sweden. He came to America at the age of 18, and moved to Philadelphia shortly afterwards, where he remained until 1907, when he came to Camden. When the census was taken in 1910 the Ahlberg family owned a home at 569 Royden Street in South Camden.…

  • Bernard A. Ahlberg Biography

    Bernard A. Ahlberg Biography

    BERNARD ABRAHAM AHLBERG, former captain of industry, of Camden, New Jersey, and leader in all its departments of life, was born September 18, 1858, in Sweden, and died May 24, 1925. His parents were Abraham and Inga (Friedberg) Ahlberg. His father was of Scotch and his mother, of German descent. His father, who was a…

  • Four Firemen Suffer Hurts In Collision

    Four Firemen Suffer Hurts In Collision

    Camden Courier-Post – December 30, 1957 Four Camden firemen were among persons injured over the weekend in motor vehicle accidents on South Jersey roads. The firemen were injured when their engine collided with a tractor-trailer at 2nd and Market sts. Saturday about 4.30 p.m. while they were on their way to answer an alarm which…

  • Koerner Made Police Chief; Carroll, Mattison Promoted

    Koerner Made Police Chief; Carroll, Mattison Promoted

    Camden Courier-Post – November 29, 1949 Johnson, Garrity Move As Aaron Shifts Officers Capt. Gustav Koerner, youngest of six men holding that rank in the department, today was named Camden police chief. Public Safety Director Aaron announced the appointment and the 53-year-old Koerner, a member of the department 26 years, was sworn in by County…

  • MAGIN PROMOTES 3, REHIRES 3, FIRES 4

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1939 Temporary Laborers Dismissed, While Men Ousted by Hartmann Are Reinstated Three dismissals, three promotions and four reinstatements and two new hirings were announced yesterday by City Commissioner Henry Magin, director of public works. Dismissed were Eugeni Gatti, 208 Washington street; Guilio Marcozzi, 321 Line Street, and George Pollard, 336…

  • Bail Is Denied Roxie Allen in Robbery of 15 in Craps Game

    Bail Is Denied Roxie Allen in Robbery of 15 in Craps Game

    Camden Evening Courier – December 8, 1930 Three Pals of Camden Boxer Also Jailed at Shore for Grand Jury Quartet Identified by Poolroom Owner Limp Betrays Fighter at Landisville – Says He Did Not Aid Holdup Identified as four of the five bandits who held up and robbed 15 men at a craps game in…

  • News of a Day in the City of Camden

    News of a Day in the City of Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 23, 1906 Considerable surprise was manifested in Camden yesterday when it was announced that Anna Turner, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Frank Turner, a prominent builder and contractor, has been marred since January 21 to Louis Voegtlin, formerly of Camden, but now of Trenton. Up until the past few days Miss Turner,…

  • New Buildings Going Up

    New Buildings Going Up

    Camden Daily Courier – November 15, 1890 Many Houses Now Being Erected Camden builders do not seem to be deterred by the fear of financial panic or an idea that the McKinley bill presages disaster in business. New operations are in progress, and several extensive ones are contemplated early in the coming year. Charles W.…