Tag: William Abels

  • William Abels

    William Abels

    William Abels was born in Pennsylvania around 1839 to Andrew and Sarah Abels. His family was living in Wilmington in 1850. After leaving Wilmington they moved around the country, residing at times in Camden, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Mobile, Alabama. William Abels began working with volunteer fire companies in around 1853. When the 1860 Census was…

  • William Abels Obituary

    William Abels Obituary

    Philadelphia Inquirer – June 21, 1899 ABELS – At Interlaken, NJ on June 17, 1899, William Abels. The relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, from the residence of his son-in-law, Joseph H. Sweeten, No. 104 North Sixth street, Camden, N.J. Interment private, at…

  • Firemen Own Stockton

    Firemen Own Stockton

    Philadelphia Inquirer – November 26, 1897 Gallant Laddies Celebrated Thanksgiving With a Parade Representative firemen from New Jersey and Pennsylvania owned the Town of Stockton yesterday and the Knights of the Golden Eagle joined them in the annual Thanksgiving demonstration of the Volunteer Fire Department of the town. To the merry jingle of hose carriage…

  • Postal Inspector Hurt

    Postal Inspector Hurt

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 14, 1885 Agent Barrett’s Assistant Suffering from Mysterious Wounds Post Office Agent Barrett was alarmed on Saturday by receiving a telegram requesting him to meet at the depot Postal Inspector. William Abels, then on his way from Reading, and believed to have been attacked and badly hurt. Mr. Barrett accordingly met…

  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 9, 1880 Camden City Council – An adjourned meeting of Camden City Council was held yesterday afternoon at half past four o’clock for the purpose of acting on and disposing of miscellaneous business, President Abels in the chair. On roll call nineteen members answered to their names. Deborah Clark presented a…

  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 16, 1878 Camden City Council – The annual meeting of Camden City Council was held last evening for the purpose of organizing for the years 1878-9. The votes for city and ward officers were read. The result was the same as the figures published yesterday indicated. The members-elect were then qualified…

  • Conspiracy

    Conspiracy

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 9, 1871 Sheriff Morgan, of Camden county, has had William Abels, Frank Jones and John Mauderfield, arrested on the charge of conspiracy. They are members of the Camden Paid Fire Department, Mr. Abels being Chief Engineer. From evidence at the hearing before Justice Cassaday on Friday, it appears that the glass…

  • Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    Indigent and Disabled Firemen

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 2, 1869 A bill has been introduced into the New Jersey Legislature authorizing the establishment of a fund for the relief of indigent and disabled firemen in Camden, and their families, if in necessitous circumstances. The following gentlemen are named in the bill as trustees: Samuel Hufty, Robert S. Bender, Jacob…

  • Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    During the Civil War, Camden purchased its first steam fire apparatus on June 4, 1864 the Independence Fire Company No. 3 purchased an Amoskeag steamer for $3250. This apparatus was a third class, single pump style with serial #92. Independence sold this steamer to Millville, New Jersey in 1869 and in the Spring of that…