Se vis pacem, 
para bellum
 

DVRBS.COM


A website dedicated to 
Local History * Community Service
 Senior Dog Adoption * Classic Rhythm & Blues Music 

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LOCAL HISTORY-
Camden

LOCAL HISTORY-
Camden County

CAMDEN COUNTY
WAR DEAD:
1917 to the Present

COMMUNITY
SERVICE

DOGS &
DOG ADOPTION

MUSIC 
& The Arts

World History

World War II Medics

Wake Up Call:

This and That

 



  Welcome in!

Within this site there are several websites that I hope you will find interesting. Please drop me a line by e-mail to let me know you have been here. Comments, suggestions, and material to add to the these websites are very much appreciated, which is to say, I've started this, but YOU are more than welcome to be a part of it. Check out the history, talk to me about funky music, and most importantly, Enjoy Yourself!

There is A LOT of content here... so here are a couple of tips to make it easier for you to find specific things on the site. If the navigation bar at the left doesn't help you, you can FIND any word on this page by typing Control-F and then enter the word you are looking for. You can also SEARCH the website by using the Google Search box below. Have Fun!

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This website was founded in the fall of 2002. DVRBS, Inc. operated as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit corporation through the end of 2012. As the time and money involved in administrating the corporation became problematic, it was decided to dissolve DVRBS, Inc. in December of 2012.

The site is based on a home-made server with a dedicated cable internet business connection. This greatly increased the monthly cost of operations, which also include subscriptions to historical and genealogical database websites, equipment, software, research-related expenses, postage, and the like. 

While monetary donations have always been accepted, I rarely have solicited them. The expense of operating the www.dvrbs.com comes out of my own pocket. 2010 saw me having to retire early due to disability, which tightened things up somewhat at the Cohen household. When  the non-profit was in operation, these expenses were a tax-write-off, but  beginning in 2013, that ended. For that reason, I am asking that if you can, please make a donation in any amount to the site. Please mail all donations to Phil Cohen, PO Box 1466, Camden NJ 08105-0466.

NOVEMBER 2012... As of November 2012 our server is over 10 years old.... well, so far so good, outside of a power supply crapping out a few years ago it has run faithfully. On the other hand, this site does not have a lot of video or audio content, so their is not a lot to slow it down. Someday if the money fairy comes through, we will get a new server! 

JULY 2013... I took my first vacation in 11 years, leaving for a road trip on May 21 for points as far west as Wyoming. Murphy's Law going into effect, the server crapped out on May 22. There was little I could do from the road, and the site was off-line until I got home in mid-July. The site went live again, using my backup server, on July 17.

AUGUST 2013... The server was rebuilt with new hard drives and a used motherboard and processor and went back into service on August 30. I will have to rebuild again at some point, and when I do I will also have to update the operating system. The site runs on Windows 2000 Pro, which has been a very stable platform, but is 14 years old, and worse yet, no longer supported by Microsoft. Updating the OS will be necessary as no one is manufacturing new motherboards that will run with Windows 2000, so the next rebuild will be at minimum, new OS, motherboards, processor, and memory, and most likely new hard drives as well. Oh well, forewarned is forearmed, and the saving for this problem starts now. 

OCTOBER 2013... It IS pretty much assured... as in 99% probability... that I will be moving out of New Jersey before the end of the year. There will be a new mailing address and probably a new e-mail address, so if you have a moment, please drop me an e-mail so I can make certain that you get the new one when it changes. A LOT of pages have the e-mail address on it, and changing every link will take a lot of time... the old address will probably be on the website in one place or another long after the change goes into effect, and e-mails sent to it will go undelivered. I will have to have to change the e-mail address on literally a couple of thousand web-pages, as I said last week, a BIG pain in the rear, but probably unavoidable.

NOVEMBER 2013... The 1% kicked in and I will be staying in New Jersey until the spring. I will take the next 6-8 weeks and do a necessary reorganization of the website. PLEASE REPORT ALL BROKEN LINKS TO ME BY E-MAIL. You WILL run into a bunch of them for awhile. Sorry for any inconvenience. If you cannot find what you are looking for, ask me, and I will send you the new link.

STILL RELEVANT: At $35.00 each, the rolls of microfilm contain one month of post-1920 Camden newspapers, the Post-Telegram in the years through 1926, the Morning Post and Evening Courier beginning in 1930, and in the late 1940s the combined Courier-Post. Donations can be made towards any purpose, or can be directed to the month and year of Camden newspapers of your choice, as long as they are available through the New Jersey State archives. Again, to donate by check or money order, make them payable to Phil Cohen, and mail to PO Box 1466, Camden NJ 08105-0466.    

                                                                Phil Cohen
                               
phil552@reagan.com

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"LIFE IS NOT A JOURNEY TO THE GRAVE
WITH THE INTENTION OF
ARRIVING SAFELY IN A PRETTY AND WELL PRESERVED BODY,
BUT RATHER TO SKID IN BROADSIDE,
THOROUGHLY USED UP, TOTALLY WORN OUT, 
AND LOUDLY PROCLAIMING WOW.... WHAT A RIDE !!!"

The Delaware Valley Rhythm & Blues Society, Inc. 
The Rhythm & Blues Show 24 Hour Webcast
November 1, 2008 - The webcast is down for Maintenance

Local History- Camden Then and Now:

All about CAMDEN, New Jersey 

Interesting People of Camden, New Jersey- 
                 A Biographical Look at Camden,

Camden Fire Department - 
Complete Roster of Uniformed Fire Personnel 1869-1994

Camden Fire Department - 
The Fires of Summer - June & July, 2011

Camden County, New Jersey War Dead
From 1917 to the Present

HISTORICAL TEXTS & IMAGES

The Streets of Camden

 

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Understanding is not enough;
we must do. Knowing and understanding in action make for honor.
And honor is the heart of wisdom."
Johann von Goethe

No man owns history, therefore you should feel free to use anything in this web site for any purpose you see fit. The only important thing is that knowledge be preserved, made accessible,  and passed down to future generations. This site is not for profit and proud of it, for to claim title to and profit from the actions of those long gone seems to, at best, bogus, and at worst, immoral. If left to the greedy, there would be no public domain- Constitution and the Bible would be the property of an individual, institution, or corporation. -- Phil Cohen.

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. A man who has nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance at being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill

The most important link on this website4

An Unsolved Crime - Who Killed Margaret Day - May 1974

Martin W. Baskow owned and operated the Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar at 939 Market Street in Camden NJ in the 1960s. He was brutally murdered in his bar on the morning of July 14, 1967. This case remains unsolved, 41 years later. If you have any information concerning this crime, please e-mail me. Your identity will be kept confidential and there is a reward for information leading to an arrest.

Phil Cohen
April 29, 2014


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They Gave Their All For Our Freedom
Camden County NJ War Dead
From 1917 To The Present

If you have additional information, PLEASE contact me!

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM


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founded in September of 2002 
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Phil Cohen
phil552@reagan.com

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A New Day - The Sun Rises over Camden, November 2004 
Photo by Craig Campbell
CRAIG CAMPBELL_PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Welcome
To
Camden!

 

Photo
by
Craig Campbell

 


Camden
from Cooper to State Street

1952

Click on Photo to Enlarge

Click Here for 20" x 15" View


INTERESTING PEOPLE
of
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
An Index to Biographical Web Pages on this Web Site  

This section had grown so large that I decided to dedicate a separate page of links to all the pages about interesting people who have lived in our city... a biographical section, as it were. The "People of Note" section has been moved here, as well as the "Camden Sports Hall of Fame", "Camden Entertainment Hall of Fame", "Camden Families" and the "Mayors of Camden" sections. I have also moved the links and set up a new section of links to Camden family web-pages both on this website and elsewhere.

 Nothing has been removed...... I've just set up a separate section in order to let THIS page load faster for those who are still using dial-up connections. 

As always, suggestions, questions and comments are quite welcome. Thanks to Jim Bessing and Mike Scheele for twisting my arm (figuratively of course!) so I would get off my rump and get this done!

Phil Cohen
   
phil552@
reagan.com


Much Ado About Nothing:
The Tao of Phil

Rantings, Ravings, Giggles, Smirks &
Pre-Swine Pearls of Wisdom

Camden
A City With Heart And A Whole Lot of Soul

Sooner or later I'll blog like everyone else!!!!
Phil Cohen's observations about Camden, past present and future, 
and other musings designed to stimulate, instigate, and infuriate!

I AM A ZIONIST

I don't try and never will try to hide who I am and what I believe. This will sooner or later get me physically assaulted, cost me my job, get this web site hacked, or some such nonsense.

 Don't be surprised.... everything that is a hairless biped is not necessarily human. What happened to filmmaker Theo van Gogh in the Netherlands, who was murdered for exposing the physical abuse of women in the Islamic community, can happen in America... WILL happen in America, and is being ENCOURAGED to happen in America by CAIR, moveon, and like minded parties. If the same happens to me, don't be surprised, do not mourn. DO BE ANGRY and DO TAKE UP ARMS.

Phil Cohen, August 25, 2006

Things Worth Reading, Things Worth Knowing About,
Things That Make Me Tick!
The World We Live In - 2008
SAME CIRCUS, DIFFERENT CLOWNS
Why the World is NOT Going to Hell in a Hand Basket
Winston Churchill: "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat"
May 13, 1940
   

ALL ABOUT CAMDEN, NJ 
A Camden Table of Contents!

Camden Architects

Camden Bakeries

Camden Banks

Camden Bars

Go Here:     Drink Up!
The Bars, Taverns, and Clubs of Camden

then follow the links for your favorite bar.

If you have pictures, stories, or information about Camden's bar and club scene, PLEASE get in touch with me!!

BASEBALL
Then and Now in Camden

BASKETBALL
Professional & High School Basketball in Camden
& Playground Basketball

Beer, Beer Distributors, & Bottlers

BOOKS ABOUT CAMDEN, N.J.

BOXING

Builders & Contractors
Car Dealerships
Cemeteries

Religion in Camden
Churches, Synagogues, & other places of worship

Clubs, Service, & Fraternal Organizations
Communities:

Service to City & Country

Camden Fire Department

Camden Police Department

Ambulances: Emergency Medical Service in Camden

Camden Serves America: Soldiers, Sailors, & Airmen
Camden Heroes & Veterans
Honoring All Camden County Men and Women Who Serve and have Served Our Country
Army - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine - Marine Corps - Navy

Clothing Stores, Shoe Stores & Cobblers, & Cleaners
Coal & Ice Dealers
Department Stores
Ferries
Football
Then & Now in Camden, New Jersey
Furniture Stores
Gas Stations, Garages, Auto Repair,
& Auto Parts
Groceries, Feed & Grain
Hardware, Plumbing, & Electric Supplies
HEADLINES!!!!!

Historical Texts, Articles, & Images

HOSPITALS

Hotels & Motels

INDUSTRIES & FACTORIES
Janitorial Supplies
Jewelers
Leather
Lumber Yards & Mill Work
Maps & Aerial Views
Motorcycles
Camden Neighborhoods
New York Shipbuilding Corporation
Parks & Playgrounds
CAMDEN PEOPLE

INTERESTING PEOPLE
of
CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

An Index to Biographical Web Pages on this Web Site
Includes
Camden Sports Hall of Fame
Camden Entertainment Hall of Fame
Camden Mayors
Camden Families
and many other interesting people who have lived in Camden!

Postcard Images of Camden

A POSTCARD'S STORY
One Postcard, Two Destinations, Three Continents,
Four People, and One Hundred and Two Years

A POSTCARD'S STORY CONTINUES

Public Buildings

Public Housing

RCA - The Radio Corporation of America

Radio Stations

Record Shops

Real Estate
Restaurants
Seafood- Oyster & Fish Markets
Schools & Education

Streets & Roads of Camden

THEATERS
Playhouses, Vaudeville, & Movie Theaters

Trains & Boats & Planes

Undertakers & Funeral Homes

Victor Talking Machine Company

The Walt Whitman House on Mickle Street

Historical Texts, Articles, & Images

MORE
CAMDEN, NJ HISTORY on the INTERNET

21st Century Camden
P
ictures of the Waterfront & the Cooper-Grant Neighborhood

courtesy of
Craig Campbell

www.CamdenNewJersey.org
A VERY useful site focused on Camden's Renewal

MORE
SOUTH JERSEY HISTORY

WORLD HISTORY

WRITINGS BY FRIENDS OF THE WEBSITE



Camden Banks
Camden, NJ- BANKS - A History of Camden's Banks
Camden, NJ- BANKS - American National Bank
Camden, NJ- BANKS - Broadway Trust
Camden, NJ- BANKS - Camden National Bank
Camden, NJ- BANKS - Central Trust Company
Camden, NJ- BANKS - East End Trust Company
Camden, NJ- BANKS - First Camden National Bank & Trust
Camden, NJ- BANKS - First National Bank
Camden, NJ- BANKS - National State Bank
Camden, NJ- BANKS - Parkside Trust
Camden, NJ- Banks- The Security Trust Building at 3rd & Market Streets
Camden, NJ- BANKS - Merchants Trust
Camden, NJ- BANKS - Parkside Trust
Camden, NJ- BANKS - South Camden Trust
Camden, NJ- BANKS - Third National Bank & Trust

Not A Scam, And It's Sure Not Spam
Would You Like To Own Your Own Bank in Camden?

Too Late - somebody bought the Bank!
but you can get the office furniture for a song! 








BOOKS ABOUT CAMDEN, N.J.






Religion in Camden
Churches, Synagogues, & other places of worship.

An Early
RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF CAMDEN
From
George Reeser Prowell's
History of Camden County, New Jersey
Published 1886

EARLY HISTORY of the CATHOLIC CHURCH
in SOUTH JERSEY

St. Joseph's Polish Church
10th and Mechanic Streets, Camden, New Jersey

 
Another St. Joseph's Church web-page
A Self-Guided Tour of Saint Joseph's Polish Church
Saint Joseph's Polish Church Newsletters from World War II
St. Joseph's Pro Cathedral - The East Camden Parish
ST. PETER'S AND ST. PAUL'S
GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
aka
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception
50th Anniversary
November 12th, 13th, and 14th, 1905
Our Lady 0f Mt. Carmel & Fatima
Roman Catholic Church
Our Lady 0f Mt. Carmel
Roman Catholic Church
1903-1953
50th Anniversary Book
PERPETUAL ROSARY SHRINE
Convent of the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary
St. George Roman Catholic Church
The Lithuanian Parish
CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART
Church of the Holy Name
St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church
The Lichtenstein Shul
on Liberty Street
also known as
Congregation B'nai Abraham
Talmud Torah School / Masonic Center
Congregation Beth El
PARKSIDE & CONGREGATION BETH EL
1950s-1960s
CONGREGATION BETH EL
moves to Cherry Hill - December 1967 
Congregation Beth Israel
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Union Methodist Episcopal Church
THE CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR
ST. WILFRID'S CHURCH

Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church
aka
Centenary-Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church

Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal Church

Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church

Third Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church
aka
Fillmore Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Eighth Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Kaighn Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church

Bethany Methodist Episcopal Church

Scott Methodist Episcopal Church

Macedonia Methodist Episcopal Church

Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church

Union American Methodist Church

Memorial Methodist Protestant Church

First Baptist Church

The SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH

Third Baptist Church

North Baptist Church

THE BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Tabernacle Baptist Church

Seventh Baptist Church

Linden Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church
aka
The Victor Talking Machine Recording Studio

Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church

Hope Memorial Baptist Church
ZION CHURCH
BETHEL CHURCH
EMANUEL UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH
TRINITY GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
EPIPHANY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
THE SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
THE PRESBYTERIAN MISSION
CAMDEN RESCUE MISSION
From the pages of the Camden Courier-Post - March 19, 1932
Holy Week Activities - 1932
New Beginnings Worship Center

Clubs, Service & Fraternal Organizations
The Alpha Club
The Aquinas Club
The Camden Wheelmen
and other Bicycling Clubs
The Century Wheelmen & the Stockton Wheelmen
The Carteret Club
THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF CAMDEN, N.J.
1894-1919
Camden Lodge 293
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
Camden Lodge 111
Loyal Order of Moose
A Look at the Rotary Club of Camden NJ
Camden Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles
Soroptimist Club
Theosophical Society.

Ionic Lodge #94 
Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New Jersey

ZAMORA TEMPLE #73
Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine
Camden Chapter No. 59, Sojourners Club

Camden Home for Friendless Children
aka
Camden Home for Children

West Jersey Orphanage
YMCA
Hunton Branch YMCA - South Camden YMCA
Mummers: The Camden Clowns
Young People's Socialist League
Dooley Athletic Association
Victor Athletic Association
General John A. Mather Camp 39
United Spanish War Seasons

Thomas M.K. Lee Post No. 5, Grand Army of the Republic

William B. Hatch Post No. 37, Grand Army of the Republic

Hatch League No. 2, Loyal Ladies League

William P. Robeson Post No. 51, Grand Army of the Republic

Gen. John A. Logan Post No. 102, Grand Army of the Republic

Sixth Ward Republican Club

Tenth Ward Republican Organization Club

Twelfth Ward Republican Club
aka
East End Republican Club

MEMORIAL POST 274
American Legion
August F. Walters Chapter 4
Disabled American Veterans
Corp. Mathews-Purnell Post 518
Veterans of Foreign Wars
A.M. Mucci Post 2685
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Memorial Day in Camden and South Jersey - 1933
JENNINGS SIXTH REGIMENT BAND
 







The Polish Community of Camden
The
POLISH-AMERICAN CITIZENS CLUB
St. Joseph's Polish Athletic Association
CAMDEN COUNTY POLISH AMERICAN REPUBLICAN CLUB


The CASIMIR PULASKI MONUMENT
& Pulaski Day Parades

POLISH HEROES WAR MEMORIAL at COOPER RIVER PARK

Camden Recollections & Memories by Rich Brodowicz

A Polish Camden Kitchen

St. Joseph's Parish in World War II

A slide presentation of photos of men and women who were serving with the United States armed forces during World War II. This presentation was compiled and first shown at St. Joseph's Church in June of 2009 in commemoration of Armed Forces Day.

If you would like to download this in PowerPoint format, click here.

HEARD ON THE AVENUE & STASH BY GOSH
The columns of Stan Bednarczyk & Paul Zachary


Camden Fire Department

In Memoriam: Camden Firefighters
Lost In The Line Of Duty

Camden's Bravest
A Fire on Broadway - April 27, 1922

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT
Complete Roster of Uniformed Fire Personnel 1869-1994

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT
Personnel Roster - circa 1963

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT
Personnel Roster - May 9, 1994

Volunteers & Early Years: 1810-1869
From George Reeser Prowell's History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886

A HISTORY OF FIRE FIGHTING
IN CAMDEN - 1810 to 1936

by Frank Sheridan for the Camden Courier-Post

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY
1864 to 1873

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY
1912 to 1928

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY
1929 to 1950

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY
1950 to 1959

CAMDEN FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY
1980 to 1990

The Legacy of Black Fire Fighters
in the City of Camden  

Fire on Taylor Avenue & Federal Street
May 13, 1900

Camden Justly Proud of its Splendid Fire Department - 1909

1921-1922 Camden Fire Department Report

Lumber Yard Fire at Kaighn's Point - July 10, 1933
C.B. Coles & Sons Company Lumber Yard
& Adjacent Homes & Buildings

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK - 1936

The Hollingshead Fire - July 30, 1940

THE HOLLINGSHEAD FIRE - N.F.P.A. REPORT

THE HOLLINGSHEAD FIRE - MORE PHOTOS

Auxiliary Firemen
aka Fire Reserve

Ladder Company 3 Runs
January 1, 1958 to June 30, 1958

Ladder Company 3 Runs
July 1, 1958 to December 31, 1958

Ladder Company 3 Runs
January 1, 1959 to June 30, 1959

Ladder Company 3 Runs
July 1, 1959 to December 31, 1959

1960 Camden Fire Department Report

Ladder Company 3 Runs
January 1, 1960 to June 30, 1960

Ladder Company 3 Runs
July 1, 1960 to December 31, 1960

Ladder Company 3 Runs
January 1, 1961 to March 31, 1961

FIRE PREVENTION 1963-1968

Bucket Brigades Fought Fires in Early Camden
May 19, 1964

The Evolution of Fire Communications
&
The Electric Bureau

Engine Company 1

Engine Company 2

Engine Company 3

Engine Company 4

Engine Company 5

Engine Company 6

Squad Company 7

Engine Company 8

Engine Company 9

Engine Company 10

Engine Company 11

Camden Firemen's Memorial
Dedicated to those who gave their lives in the Line of Duty

Ladder Company 1

Ladder Company 2

Ladder Company 3

Ladder Company 4

Rescue Company 1

South Jersey Exposition Company

Camden Fire Department - 1894

Town of Stockton: Citizens Fire Company No. 1

Town of Stockton: William Penn Hook & Ladder Company No. 1

Town of Stockton: Stockton Hose Company No. 2

Town of Stockton: Pavonia Hose Company No. 3

Town of Stockton: Rosedale Fire Company No. 4

Chief's Cars and Other Apparatus

East Camden Fire Department
Engine Company 9, Ladder Company 3 and Battalion 2, since 1900

Local 788 International Association of Firefighters

John R. Evans Company Fire - December 19, 1971

Major Fires in Camden - 1974-1975

A Catastrophic Meeting - Augist 16, 1975

Along the Road to Kaighnton
The Firehouse and the Old Neighborhood

Local 788 I.A.F.F
Fire Watch Magazine - Spring 1977

Local 788 I.A.F.F
Fire Watch Magazine - Summer 1977

Local 788 I.A.F.F
Fire Watch Magazine - 1991

Local 788 I.A.F.F
Fire Watch Magazine - 1997

Camden Fire Department Trading Cards

Mischief Night - 1991
Newspaper Coverage

Mischief Night 1991
Camden Fire Department Official Report

Fire on Westfield Avenue
January 10, 2006

An Actual Fire Service
Rescue Story

City of Camden, New Jersey

Text and Photos courtesy of Dennis Dowhy

Camden Fire Department Reunion Dinner - August 26, 2009
Camden Fire Department Retirement Dinner - November 13, 2009
Camden Fire Department Retirement Dinner - April 23, 2010
Camden Fire Department & Creative Arts High School
Mosaic Mural Dedication Ceremony - May 11, 2010
Camden Fire Department Reunion Dinner - September 10, 2010
Camden Fire Department Retirement Dinner - October 16, 2010
Camden Fire Department Retirement - June 26, 2011
The Fires of Summer - June, July, August, & September 2011
Links to Pages Covering Fires and Firehouse Life
Confined Space Rescue Training Aboard the USS New Jersey
September 12, 2011
Camden Fire Department
Fires, Rescue & Safety Operations -  2011

Links to Pages Covering Fires and Firehouse Life
Camden Fire Department Reunion Dinner - September 15, 2011
Camden Fire Department
Fires, Rescue & Safety Operations -  2012

Links to Pages Covering Fires and Firehouse Life
Camden Fire Department Reunion Dinner - September 19, 2012
Camden Fire Department
Fires, Rescue & Safety Operations -  2013

Links to Pages Covering Fires and Firehouse Life
Camden Fire Department Reunion Dinner - September 18, 2013
Camden Fire Department
Fires, Rescue & Safety Operations -  2014

Links to Pages Covering Fires and Firehouse Life
The Fire Diary of H. Jarrett Zander,
Camden Fire Department 1914-1942
Camden County Fire Fighting Links

Camden County Emerald Society

Blackwood Fire Company
Links to all Camden County and Gloucester County Fire Companies


Camden Police Department

CAMDEN NJ POLICE OFFICERS
Lost In The Line Of Duty
 INTERNET MEMORIAL

WILLIAM T. FEITZ
FIRST CAMDEN OFFICER TO FALL IN THE LINE OF DUTY

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL

In great part due to the efforts of the website, Chief Scott Thompson of the Camden Police Department, and other members of Camden's Finest, the name of Detective William T. Feitz, the first Camden police officer to lose his life during the performance of his duties, was inscribed along with 414 other law enforcement officers on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. These men were honored in a candlelight vigil on May 13, 2005.

Discussions are also taking place to see that Detective Feitz's name be added to the Camden NJ Police Memorial at Federal Street and Haddon Avenue.

* * *

Memories of a Camden Police Officer
William Yeager speaking with Phil Cohen

GEORGE JEFFERIS
MOTORCYCLE OFFICER

ELWOOD RIDGE - CAMDEN HERO 

HONOR GUARD

K-9 UNIT

MOTORCYCLE POLICE

MOUNTED POLICE

SKYLAR
the Police Horse

Camden Police 1949 Roster 
Active Officers who joined the force as far back as 1910

Camden Police Department
Annual Report - 1962

Camden Police 1967-1968 Roster 
Officers on active Duty; List compiled between July 1967 and July 1968

Camden County Prosecutor's Office

We All Had Hair:
Method of Instructions Course - Class of 1977

Empire Securities
Chris Yeager & George Fallon

Police from other Jurisdictions

Philadelphia PA - Jacob H. Saltzman

Justice For Police Officer Daniel Faulkner

The FOP's Boycott for Daniel Faulkner

In Memory of Officer Daniel Faulkner



Camden Serves America:
Soldiers, Sailors, & Airmen

Camden Veterans
Honoring All Camden County Men and Women
Who Serve and Served Our Country
Army - Air Force - Coast Guard
Merchant Marine - Marine Corps - Navy

They Gave Their All For Our Freedom
Camden County NJ War Dead
From 1917 To The Present

If you have additional information, PLEASE contact me!

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

What America Owes Its Veterans
The Story of Rudolph Warrington

Camden honors those lost on the HMT ROHNA 
On July 27, 2002 a CEREMONY WAS HELD TO RECOGNIZE VICTIMS OF THE HMT ROHNA
South Jersey losses in WWII tragedy were finally recognized after 59 years
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

CAMDEN VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL

CAMDEN WORLD WAR II
MERCHANT MARINE MEMORIAL
Web Site

Dedicated June 11, 2005 
American Merchant Marine Memorial
Wiggins Park on the Camden, New Jersey Waterfront 

A North Camden mariner 
Arthur Ackley & the M.S. Texas Sun 

The SS Delmundo & Captain Henry Peter Smith
sunk August 13, 1942 by the U-600

"...down to the sea again..."* again and again

by

John B. Moullette, Ed. D.
Able Seaman Quartermaster
Certificate of Identification
2853680

CAMDEN COUNTY NJ MONUMENTS
&
WAR MEMORIALS

Camden's Three Admirals

Ok.... one is from Merchantville, but I'm okay with that!
Click to read about three local men who have led or are leading America's Navy

HEROES OF CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
Camden in the Civil War
Company K, 6th New Jersey Infantry
The War for the Union
excerpted from 
George Reeser Prowell's 1886 book History of Camden County, New Jersey
THE LOST BLACK LEGION
A Search For The Soldiers And Sailors from the Civil War in Camden County NJ
Jewish War Heroes of Camden County
World War II
THIS IS MY STORY: PRIVATE FIRST CLASS BENJAMIN H. WELLS

Camden NJ & General George S. Patton

Eight Years With the U.S. Merchant Marine
Charles Louis Seerveld recalls his time at sea
WWII in Camden - The Home Front 
The 1941 Aluminum Collection Drive











CAMDEN
INDUSTRIES & FACTORIES
Industry - Chemicals
WONDER WELD - The Miller Manufacturing Company
Industry - Heating Equipmemt
Warren Webster & Company
The Life and Times of Warren Webster
Warren Webster & Company Employees - June 24, 1938
Industry - Home Entertainment
The Victor Talking Machine Company & RCA
The RCA Equipment Section of  The Broadcast Archive

First Annual Dinner RCA Model Shop
March 4, 1938 at Frank Palumbo's Restaurant, Philadelphia PA

Industry - Food Processing
A.N. Stollwerck
and the Choolate Factory

BOSCUL COFFEE - William S. ScUll & Company

Chicken - Bell & Evans Inc.
KNOX GELATINE
Mother's Koffee House
Industry - Leather
John R. Evans & Company
Reynolds Leather Company
Industry - Machinery
Samuel M. Langston Company
Industry - Metal Fabricating
Strandwitz & Scott
also known as the
William J. Strandwitz Co., Inc
Industry - Office Equipment
ACME STAPLE COMPANY
C. Howard Hunt Pen Company
Hans Presto's Hunt Pen web-page 
Industry - Soap
J. EAVENSON & SONS COMPANY
The Soap Works on Federal Street
Dobbins Electric Soap - Iowa Soap Company - Concord Chemical
Industry - Ship Building

SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR & SHIPYARDS

New York Shipbuilding Corporation
1921
New York Shipbuilding - Photographic Impressions
BOOK of FACTS for SHIPYARD WORKERS
Story of the Rise of the
Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America

 October, 1935
Industrial Union of Marine and Ship Workers
Local No. 1
Fourth Annual Ball * January 27, 1939
Industrial Union of Marine and Ship Workers
Local No. 1
UNIONISM AT WORK - A HISTORY OF THE UNION
Football at the Shipyard - December 17, 1944
Built at New York Ship: USS DENVER CL-58

Now hear this!! The revised "USS Denver CL-58 Pictorial History & Tribute has been uploaded to YouTube and is a 2 part video. The details and links to the videos are listed below.

Part 1 385 photos and video clips for a length of 58:55 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhX00Wi3Nbs

Part 2 455 photos and video clips for a length of 1 hour 23 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHfkmCU9y2Y

The new video has narrated letters to home from sailors; 350 new photos from the national archives; photos from the Navy Memorial and photos from more sailors and or their families. There are 2 interviews included as well, one from John Bloomer and one from a brother of a sailor who spent 3 days on the Denver visiting her while she was anchored in Manila Harbor. I have also added a personal tribute to the men killed on the Denver which is at the end of part 2. I was also able to find a song book called "Songs For Salty Bards" containing songs sung by the Denver men. I worked with the Rowan University men's chorus to perform 4 songs live and have them recorded to be used in this video, this would be the first time that these songs were played and heard in over 65 years. It took one year and three months to complete but it was worth every minute, at least for me who has such an interest in US history. I have connected with so many Denver sailors or their families from all parts of the United States. As you can see these videos are lengthy so schedule your viewing accordingly; make sure you have enough snacks and enjoy the videos. Thanks to everyone who assisted with compiling the photos and stories your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,
Jim Lapp

Other Shipyards
Mathis Shipyard
John H. Dialogue Shipyard
Noecker, Rickenbach and Ake Shipyard
Industry - Textiles
EAVENSON & LEVERING COMPANY
HIGHLAND WORSTED MILLS
HOWLAND CROFT & SONS COMPANY
Industry - Wigs
Novelty Hair Goods Company







Camden Neighborhoods

COOPER-GRANT

This Is Why They Call It
COOPER-GRANT

REMEMBERING CAMDEN

A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart,
Camden High School Class of 1942, who grew up at 301 Penn Street
.

Cooper Grant Historic District
Brief description and Photographic Tour

CRAMER-HILL

A Ride Through
CRAMER HILL

20 Reasons to Remember Cramer Hill

Another Cramer Hill Web-Site!

Cramer Hill Little League

EAST CAMDEN

A Look at
EAST CAMDEN

East Camden February 3, 1933
A Little Girl And Her Lost Dog

Bernie Rieck's East Camden & Cramer Hill Memories

Ron Blizard: Growing Up in East Camden

Ken Brown's
Woodrow Wilson High School & Henry H. Davis School Website 

FAIRVIEW - YORKSHIP VILLAGE

A Tribute to A Place Called YORKSHIP 
The New York Shipbuilding Company of Camden NJ

A LOOK AT FAIRVIEW
Growing Up Camden
by John C. Harden
One man's boyhood memories covering the years 1924 through 1937
Welcome to Historic Yorkship Village
Fairview-Camden, N.J. 

PARKSIDE

Families, Homes, Schools, Business
PARKSIDE
A PARKSIDE BOY REMEMBERS CAMDEN
Essays by Bob Stanton
PARKSIDE & CONGREGATION BETH EL
1950s-1960s

NORTH CAMDEN

This and That About
NORTH CAMDEN

The Benjamin Cooper House

North Camden: Poets Row

Building North Camden
From About 1910
The Real Estate Advertising Brochure 
"An Historic Spot in Camden Interesting to YoU"

Baseballl: The North Camden Braves

WHITMAN PARK

HEARD ON THE AVENUE & STASH BY GOSH
The columns of Stan Bednarczyk & Paul Zachary











SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
CAMDEN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
1896-1960
Camden Catholic High School - February 1937 - School Play
Mademoiselle Modiste
Camden Catholic High School - February 1938 - School Play
Countess Maritza
Camden Catholic High School - February 1939 - School Play
The Firefly
Woodrow Wilson High School
Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1957
Sue Morgandale's Woodrow Wilson Alumni Events Site
Ken Brown's
Woodrow Wilson High School & Henry H. Davis School Website 
The St. Joseph High School
Memorial Free Range Salt Lick
St. Joseph High School Alumni
St. Joseph High School - Class of 1968
CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL
CAMDEN MANUAL TRAINING & HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS of 1910 CLASS DAY GRADUATION EXERCISES PROGRAM
June 14, 1910
1919 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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1923 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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1926 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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January 1928 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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June 1929 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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January 1930 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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June 1930 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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June 1931 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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January 1932 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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January 1937 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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1942 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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1953 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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1955 Purple & Gold Yearbook
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Camden Manual Training & High School
the original Camden High
Clara S. Burrough Jr. High School
aka Junior High School No. 1
Pyne Poynt Middle School
COOPER B. HATCH MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
Benjamin C. Beideman School
aka
Abraham Lincoln School
C.A. Bergen School
James G. Blaine School
Henry L. Bonsall School
BROADWAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Octavius Catto Elementary School
James M. Cassady School
Central School & Central School Annex
The Cooper-Grant Schools:
The Cooper School & Ulysses S. Grant School
CRAMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Henry H. Davis Elementary School
Thomas H. Dudley Elementary School
Richard Fetters School
James A. Garfield School
George Genge School
George Washington School
Harrison School
Kaighn Public School
Liberty School
Lincoln School
aka Claudius W. Bradshaw School
Linden School
John W. Mickle School & Mickle School Annex
Mount Vernon Street School
aka
South Camden Alternative Middle School
Isaac S. Mulford School
Northeast School
aka North East School
Parkside Elementary School
WILLIAM F. POWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
John S. Read School
William Joyce Sewell School
Harry C. Sharp Elementary School
Jesse W. Starr School
E.A. Stevens School
Charles Sumner Elementary School
George Washington Elementary School
H.B. Wilson School
 
Camden County Vocational School
now known as
Camden County Vocational & Technical School
South Jersey Law School
1930 Yearbook - "The Archive"
South Jersey Law School
1931 Yearbook - "The Archive"
College of New Jersey
South Jersey Law School
1935-1936 Bulletin
Rutgers, The State University
College of South Jersey Division

The Gleaner September 27, 1951 Volume 1, Number 1
Rutgers, The State University
College of South Jersey

Presenting Your College Center - 1967-1968

Rutgers University Mounted Patrol
SKYLAR
the Police Horse

Camden Commercial College
MUSIC LESSONS & INSTRUCTION

Henry H. Davis School
 
Henry H. Davis School
1950
Miss Ada Haley's 5th Grade Class
Do You Recognize Anyone Here?????

- A reunion is being planned for later in the year.
If you recognize anyone or are in this picture yourself,
PLEASE e-mail
Bob Bartosz at civilwarbnp@verizon.net


Do You Recognize Anyone Here?????

Henry H. Davis School
1952
7th Grade Class

Top Row 2nd Row 3rd Row Bottom Row
1 Sandra Kolan 1 Lane Eastwick 1 Pee Wee Trout 1 Dorothy Danielson ?
2 Joan Lorenz 2 Jack Hamilton 2 Tom Sullivan 2 Eileen Call
3 Charlie Weiner 3 Janice Stinsman 3 Lynn Benner 3 John Kriedler
4 Janet Kazanjy 4 Pat Neely 4 Pat Hawn 4 Lee Akers
5 Bob Harop 5 Mary Livingston 5 Tom Esworthy
6 Susan Duvall 6 Dottie Dietz 6 Ruth Sinclair 6 Bob Wirtz
7 Doug Moffa 7 Kay Rush 7 Eileen Mathis 7 Marty Krek
8 Bonnie Rowan 8 Francis Smith 8 Georgia Slattery 8
9 Howard Guinn 9 Joan Kifferly 9 Joann Neiman 9 Edith Miller
10 10 10 10 Judy Pfersich
11 Bob Bartosz 11 11 Pat Chamberlin 11 Elaine Rogers
12 Nora Vance 12 John Franzen 12 Andrea Fitzgerald 12 Rocco Gambacorta
13 Carol Urban 13 Freddie Kalt  13
14 Carol Clayton
15 Warren Eaches
16 Caesar Montarono 
If you recognize anyone or are in this picture yourself,
PLEASE e-mail
Bob Bartosz at civilwarbnp@verizon.net





The Streets & Roads of Camden
THE STREETS OF CAMDEN, NJ
A Virtual Walk Down Camden City Streets
&
The Stories Behind The Names of the Streets - the answer to Who Was Admiral Wilson?
MORE STREETS OF CAMDEN, NJ
Tracking the Growth of Camden
1605 Fillmore Street - A Look at a house and a block
119 Linden Street - The Nelson W. Johnson House
Buy it Today!

Old Cooper Street
From 1941 - Journalist Will Paul remembers 1880s Cooper Street

Cooper Street in East Camden - the "other" Cooper Street
Broadway & Federal Street - Through the Years
STREET SCENES - The Winter of 1943
The Holl Block
East Side of Broadway between Mickle & Stevens Streets
Invincible Cities - Photography by Camilo Jose Vergara
A Walk  Up Kaighns Avenue
My Camden Heritage
by Dr. Samuel Zuckerman

REMEMBERING CAMDEN

A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart,
Camden High School Class of 1942

ZAMORA TEMPLE #73 
Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine

Third Annual Potentates Ball Program and Ad Book - May 3, 1958







HEADLINES!!!!!!
Front Page News in Camden

January 26, 1889 - The Camden Mystery

October 17, 1892 - A Murderous Shot Fired From Ambush

July 14, 1897 - Knell of Doom for Cobbles in Camden

July 2, 1905 - Blaze In Camden, Suspect in Jail

May 27, 1906 - Boy Ball Player Killed In Fight With Chums

November 21, 1910 - Shot Sweetheart, Killed Himself

April 3, 1912 - North Camden Hit by a Great Cyclone; Homes Wrecked

April 19, 1912 - Camden Man Mourns Brother on the Titanic

February 18, 1913 - Kills Himself With Sweetheart Present

February 9, 1917 - POLICE CARNIVAL TO OPEN TONIGHT

May 22, 1925 - PINE STREET GAY AS DOG RETURNS

January 14, 1928 - Gangster Shot During Melee in Sixth Ward

January 25, 1928 - Ghost Sniper Shoots at Bus; Fells Cop at Bridge Plaza

January 26, 1928 - ROBBERIES LAID TO OLD MANSION AS THIEVES DEN

June 30, 1928 - MAN FIRES ON PAIR IN CAR, KILLS SELF

October 11, 1928 - JEALOUSY SEEN AS MOTIVE FOR BOMBING DAIRY

October 16, 1931 - ASH CAN GIRL 'OUT' AGAIN; PARENTS HELD

October 21, 1931 - TRAIN HITS SCHOOL BUS

March 9, 1932 - P.S. PURIFIER DETONATES IN SOUTH CAMDEN

June 9, 1933 - Walks Bridge In Fur Coat, Wins $5 Bet

June 10, 1933 - LOST TRIBE FOUND IN CENTRAL AMERICA

June 13, 1933 - Storm Snaps Heat Plague; 4 More Drown 

June 19, 1933 - Safecracker Escapes from Mt. Holly Jail 

June 23, 1933 - CAMDEN LOSES OUT IN DEATHS BY AUTO 

June 29, 1933 - WOMAN ACQUITTED ON FORGERY CHARGES 

August 8, 1933 - 1342 SIGN TO N.R.A. IN CAMDEN AREA

August 16, 1933 - 43 Camden Recruits Thrive In Chill Conservation Camp

August 16, 1933 - SPORTS FANS AUTOS SMASHED,
 ROBBED,
SPRAYED WITH ACID

October 12, 1935 - COMPLETE MORNING POST NEWSPAPER

February 10, 1938 - Battered Ship Arrives Here After Riding Out 2 Storms

February 18, 1938 - COMMUNISTS ASSAIL COURlER’S EDITORIAL AT LENIN MEMORIAL

February 21, 1938 - PHILA. NAZI BUND WRECKED BY BLAST

February 28, 1938 - Man Held as Dogs' Befriender When 12 Animals Flee Pound

December 5, 1957 - Train Kills 2 Children on Tracks

December 24, 1965 - A Yule Glow All His Own

 

The Riot of 1969

The Riot of 1971


Historical Texts, Articles, & Images

Camden, Now Eighty Years Old,
Is Proud Of Its Wonderful Growth

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 2, 1908

THE SPAN OF A CENTURY
1828-1928
100 YEARS IN THE HISTORY OF CAMDEN AS A CITY

ALL YEARS have been posted as of 9/8/03 
Pictures, Hyperlinks, and additional events are being added on a regular basis

The Camden Centennial 1828-1928
A Poem for Camden

TIME CAPSULE - June 1858
Camden Mutual Insurance Association - Southwest Corner of Fifth and Federal Streets
Buried June of 1858 - Discovered and opened September of 2005

Camden Weekly Phenix and West Jersey Democrat
May 22, 1858

Camden Democrat
June 12, 1858

A LOCAL HISTORY OF CAMDEN
Commencing With
ITS EARLY SETTLENT
Incorporation, and Public and Private Improvements
BROUGHT UP TO THE PRESENT DAY

by
L.F. FISLER, M.D.
Camden, N.J. 1858

Camden NJ & the Origin of Mother's Day

A HISTORY OF POST OFFICES IN CAMDEN

When They Wanted to Open A Bar In City Hall

EARLY ACTIVITIES IN THE UPPER FOUR TENTHS
A pamphlet published by the Camden County Historical Society in 1948
relating the early years in the history of Camden County 
THE ATTITUDE OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS T0WARDS SLAVERY
A pamphlet published by the Camden County Historical Society in the 1940s
relating the slavery issue among Camden's early settlers.
 
Historical Sketch of Camden
by

Howard M. Cooper

***
1890
Historical and Industrial Review
of Camden, New Jersey

***

From About 1912 - A View of the Cooper River
& what became East Camden from Forest Hill Park
CAMDEN NEW JERSEY ITS PAST AND PRESENT - A Booklet from 1915
TWENTY-FIVE YEAR’S HISTORY   OF THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF CAMDEN, N.J.
1894-1919
Camden High School 1919 Purple & Gold Yearbook

CAMDEN - A GREAT CITY GROWING GREATER
February 1928

Centennial Mirror - 1828-1928
CAMDEN - METROPOLIS OF SOUTH JERSEY
AN AERIAL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN CAMDEN - JULY OF 1926
CAMDEN COUNTY 1681-1931
250th Anniversary Book
CAMDEN COUNTY CENTENNIAL
1844-1944

HEARD ON THE AVENUE & STASH BY GOSH
The columns of Stan Bednarczyk & Paul Zachary

1872 City Directory
Chew's Camden City Directory for the Year 1872
1906 Telephone Directory
The Delaware & Atlantic Telephone & Telegraph Company
Camden District
1906 Camden City Directory

A web-page where the directory can be accessed in its entirety or in smaller sections

1911 Camden City Directory
pages 49-166
Aachen & Munich Fire Insurance Co, of Germany to Brangan, William M.
1910-1911 Camden City Directory
pages 50-220
Abdill, John W. to Christy, Minnie
MISSING PAGES - 66 & 193
1910-1911 Camden City Directory
pages 222 to 967
Cinkowski & Burzinski Insurance to Zwirner, William F.
1912-1913 Camden City Directory
Aachen & Munich Fire Insurance Co. of Germany to Fritz, Emma; Lightcap, Mary to Lindehorn, Harry; Moran, Margaret to Morgan, John; Nardello, Rocco to Naval Reserve Drill Hall; 
Norris, William W. to Norwood, I. Gertrude; Swyler, Amanda to Taggart, Lorenzo M.; 
Tribitt, George to Trophy, John; Warrington, Estelle to Wasserman, Jacob; 
West, Hannah to West Jersey Title & Guaranty Co
1918-1919 Camden City Directory

A web-page where the directory, divided into 32 PDF files, can be accessed 

1927 Camden City Directory
COMPLETE

CAMDEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Charter, By-laws and Membership Roster (1922)

CO-OPERATION DAYS - JUNE 1933

The Morning Post - October 29, 1935
The complete morning edition of the Camden Courier-Post

CAMDEN SCRIP - 1936
DIAMOND - Camden's Cemetery Horse
JOHN S. HACKETT: Portrait of the MAN AND HIS WORK
published 1937
INDUSTRIAL CAMDEN NEW JERSEY
Published April 1937
Murder & Kidnapping in 1875 Bared by Man Here

The Morning Post - February, 1938
The complete morning edition of the Camden Courier-Post

Camden Points of Interest - 1939
The Fire Diary of H. Jarrett Zander,
Camden Fire Department 1914-1942
Dear Mr. President
A letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt
from
George E. Brunner, Mayor of Camden, New Jersey - December 5, 1944
Our Lady 0f Mt. Carmel
Roman Catholic Church
1903-1953
50th Anniversary Book
MOVIES, DINING, NIGHTLIFE, & GENERAL FUN
In Camden and Vicinity
June 10, 1960
Johnny B. & the Rock A Bops
A History of the Camden County Courthouse Buildings
From 1844 Until Today
The Irish in Camden County

The Camden Times
"A Legal Weekly Newspaper"

Old Camden Cemetery -2004
Courtesy of our friends at the Camden County Historical Society

Historical Books for You to Download
PDF Files of Complete Books

STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Results of the General Election
held on November 6, 1973
TOM BERGBAUER'S
TRACKING HISTORY
COLUMNS
The Stories of David C. Reich
Back In The Day
by
Hon. Richard S. Hyland
Camden Forgings - The Camden Forge Company - 1919

MORE
CAMDEN, NJ HISTORY on the INTERNET

www.CamdenNewJersey.org
A VERY useful site focused on Camden's Renewal

BJ SWARTZ'S CAMDEN NJ WEBSITE

Butch's Firehouse

 

If there is a Bard of East Camden, then home-grown Dan Cooperson is it!
Click below for a website about Dan and his books.

I Am Big Coop
featuring the works of author: Dan Cooperson

JON VAN TIL’S HOME PAGE
Jon Van Til is Professor of Urban Studies and Community Planning at Rutgers University’s Camden Campus. This website provides material for his students in several courses, and for colleagues in the field of urban policy, voluntary and nonprofit organization, and citizen participation.

Note From Phil: There is a lot here that I strongly disagree with. LIVING here for 25 plus years carries a lot more weight than commuting in from the suburbs and taking a class... I'm not all that impressed with late 20th century academia, but that's MY value judgment. Still, there is much at this website that is of interest to those interested in Camden. 

PAINTINGS of CAMDEN 
by William M. Hoffman Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University
CITY OF MY YOUTH

A Music Video by
THE CAMDEN KIDS


MORE
SOUTH JERSEY HISTORY

The Travels of Phil & Leo
OUR AUGUST 2002 TRIP TO
FORT DELAWARE
Father & Son Road Trips

Audubon High School Yearbooks
Gus Churchill has reproduced every AHS yearbook since 1929
NUCKY JOHNSON: The Real Boardwalk Empire Story
Haddon Township Historical Society
Historical Society of Haddonfield
Gloucester City Historical Society
BERLIN , NJ - The Long-A-Coming Historical Society
Dennis Weaver's MAPLE SHADE HISTORY website
www.MapleShadeHistory.com
CAMDEN COUNTY NJ MONUMENTS
&
WAR MEMORIALS
Camden County Municipalities
Tracking the Foundings of Camden County Towns
Camden County Government - 1964
Camden in the Civil War
Company K, 6th New Jersey Infantry Regiment
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Camden Lincoln Lore

Thomas M.K. Lee Post No. 5
Grand Army of the Republic

William B. Hatch Post No. 37
Grand Army of the Republic

Hatch League No. 2
Loyal Ladies League

William P. Robeson Post No. 51
Grand Army of the Republic

Gen. John A. Logan Post No. 102
Grand Army of the Republic

THE LOST BLACK LEGION
A Search For The Soldiers And Sailors from the Civil War in Camden County NJ

Gloucester City

Ferdinand
McWilliams

Seaman Second Class Edward Karl Frederick Keller
Submarine Survivor, Prisoner of the Japanese

Medal of Honor
John Lawson, Landsman, United States Navy

John Lawson received a new tombstone on April 24, 2004
Click above to see photographs from the ceremony

AFRICAN AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY

FROM THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR TO THE PERSIAN GULF

SOUTH JERSEY HERITAGE:
A Social, Economic and Cultural History
WEST JERSEY & SOUTH JERSEY HERITAGE
DAYS OF YORE ~ Haddonfield History by Bill Day
WEIRD NEW JERSEY
Garden State Park
An East Pennsauken Story : Uncle Wes
The Felton & Brown Families
A VERY USEFUL WEBSITE!
 
Who IS That Lady????

WORLD HISTORY

They Shall Never Be Forgotten.....
A Woman in Belgium Tends to the Grave of a Newark GI
The story of a "Godmother of War
"

WORLD WAR II CASUALTY LIST INDEX
Links to Casualty Lists on the Internet from WWII
ALWAYS UNDER CONSTRUCTION - If you have a link, E-MAIL ME

The Sinking of HMT ROHNA
     
  Twelve soldiers from Camden County- six men from South Camden, one from Haddonfield, one from Blackwood, two from Pennsauken, one from Merchantville, and one from Lindenwold- died together when the troop transport HMT Rohna was struck by a German guided glider bomb and sank of the coast of North Africa. Eight men from other South Jersey communities were also lost. A total of 1,015 men were lost that day, many of them from South Jersey, but the story was never told to the families or the general public for over 57 years due to wartime censorship. At the time, conflicting stories were issued about the fates of these men. Some families were told that their sons were killed, others were told that their family members were missing in action. This page is dedicated to these men and their families.

INDEX OF MEMORIAL WEB-PAGES DEDICATED TO ROHNA VICTIMS 

THE SINKING OF LST-422

On January 26, 1944 the LST-422 struck a mine of Anzio, Italy. 419 American soldiers and 29 British sailors were lost. Seven of those victims were from Camden County, New Jersey. This is their story.

THE SS LEOPOLDVILLE DISASTER

On December 24, 1944 the SS Leopoldville, carrying over 2000 American soldiers, was torpedoed off the coast of Normandy. 764 Americans lost their lives that night, including two from Camden NJ, PFC Edward E. Benson, and Staff Sergeant Robert F. Miles.. To learn more about the Leopoldville disaster, and what happened to Robert Miles and Edward Benson, click on the links below.

Eight Years With the U.S. Merchant Marine
Charles Louis Seerveld recalls his time at sea

The Story of the 101st Airborne Division

Filip Willems lives in Belgium.  He has built two websites about friends of his who are for 101st Airborne Division veterans

WILLIAM 'BILL' TINGEN'S HOMEPAGE
Baker Battery, 463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, Airborne

CLANCY LYALL's HOMEPAGE
E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE
Allied WWII Casualties in The Netherlands Remembered

LWorld War II: Letters to the Folks Back Home:
First Lieutenant Benjamin R. Whiteker

Custermen and Dixie Boys
An excellent WWII and Civil War website


The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces

Destroyer DD-61 USS Jacob Jones: Lost to U-Boat U-53

Staff Sergeant Richard L. Thayer
 & The Passionate Witch II

114th Aviation Company
Personnel Lost in Combat
Vietnam 1963-1972

Lieutenant Robert Brett, Chaplain, USN
&
Private First Class Alexander Chin, USMC

"You'll Get Used To It"
Private Frank Hosek, Royal Canadian Army

POLISH-JEWISH & JEWISH-POLISH LINKS
featuring Jews, Poles, & the Blues!

More Jewish & Israeli Links

 

Great Minds Think Alike!
Carl's Cam
The War Memorials of Cheshire England

Russell H. Conwell: Acres of Diamonds

June 10, 1933 - LOST TRIBE FOUND IN CENTRAL AMERICA

DELAWARE VALLEY VIETNAM VETERANS

Mission Accomplished: The United States Army in Germany & Europe - 1945-1989

53rd Transportation Battalion
83rd Transportation Company

C.C.C.
THE CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS

WORLD WAR II MEDICS

COMBAT MEDICS TRIBUTE
The 110th Medical Battalion in World War II

Be Sure to Look for the Book by  a 110th Medical Battalion Veteran!
COMBAT MEDIC
by Dr. John A. Kerner

553rd Ambulance Company (Motor)

The World We Live In- 2012 

As many were fond of saying, the world changed on September 11, 2001. Well, it did not really change, but the United States DID get a wake up call. America is at war, which is a sad thing.... people get hurt and killed, lives are ruined. On the other hand, a look at the world over the past few years... and over the past 1000 or so years... truly gives evidence to what America and those who share our values and culture are up against.

Make no mistake about this.... the world is at war, and it IS a religious war. I will be charitable and say a branch of Islam is bent on world conquest and the establishment of world rule under Islamic religious war. I will also be very truthful and state that is is a VERY large and very well-funded branch.

As this website is very much a teaching tool, I thought it appropriate to present some articles I have found helpful- some that I have found, others submitted by visitors to this website.

Phil Cohen

Winston Churchill:  "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat"
May 13, 1940
 

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering.  

You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy.  

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory.

Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.

NATIONS UNITED:
HOW THE UNITED NATIONS
IS UNDERMINING ISRAEL AND THE WEST

by
Dr. Alex Grobman

The Islamic Terrorist Murder
of Nicholas Berg

THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS & THE GREAT CALIPHATE

 Amir Taheri,
Iranian author and journalist, editor of the Paris-based Politique Internationale, writes on who
Can't Escape Blame for September 11th

WAR IS HELL, LOSING IS WORSE

In this war on terror, this war for the future of humanity, there can be no neutrality. Those who do not actively combat terror by definition actively condone it.

Phillip Cohen, July 2004

 

 

At the siege of Vienna in 1683 Islam seemed poised to overrun Christian Europe. 
We are in a new phase of a very old war.

Caucasophobia - The Accepted Racism

The Fjordman Files.

ISRAEL 101: A SURVIVAL KIT FOR DUMMIES


World Zionist Organization Hagshama Department

I AM A ZIONIST

CIVILIZATION CALLS

Liberalism

On "Diversity"

Keeping It Real

The Resignation Speech of George Bush

You Will Be Told This Was Not Racially Motivated
The home invasion, robbery, torture, rape, and murder of Jan Pawel & Quiana Pietrzak - October 2008

12,000 Communists in One Room in Philadelphia




"BEFORE YOU GO"
by Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Blues Band

"Before You Go" is offered as an expression of heartfelt gratitude to those who fought and won the Second World War - for their bravery, gallantry and sacrifices that assure the continued enjoyment of freedoms unprecedented in the history of mankind.

As we lose those who gave us so much to age and time, it is our hope that the wondrous technology of the age of Internet will help us to deliver this tribute and message of thanks to every surviving veteran of the Second World War, their families and descendants.

With our profound thanks to those who we can never adequately thank, and in the hope that you will help us spread our message, we offer

"Before You Go"

Sam Bierstock, MD ( "Dr. Sam" ) & John Melnick

Click Here To Begin

If any of the links on this or the following pages fail to work, hold down the <ctrl> key while clicking on the link

Though dedicated to the veterans of the Second World War, we view "Before You Go" to be equally applicable to all of the veterans of subsequent wars and current conflicts who have responded to the call of their country and placed their lives on the line on our behalf when asked to do so

 

VETERAN’S DAY – 2006

 

The local paper advertised a parade on the extensive grounds of our Bay Pines VA Hospital, but its route wasn’t described. I wondered if my wheelchair buddies in the nursing home might be able to watch it from a nearby road, so I went there a bit earlier to see if I could help. As it turned out, the activities leader was getting a bunch of men ready to go to a shaded spot behind the building for the ceremonies, where they might miss the parade.

 

As it turned out, the parade came to them. We wheeled over 30 guys to a spot beside hundreds of empty chairs. Shortly, we heard drums and music as three bands and several groups marched in and filled the seats. After Presentation of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, and the National Anthem, we heard short speeches by the Secretary of the Navy, the local Congressman, the Director of the Hospital, and best of all, the main address by a very articulate Medal of Honor soldier.  

 

The man sitting next to me was a wounded Marine just back from Iraq. We bonded instantly, and he even worked beside me pushing the wheelchairs back to the nursing home. Later I drove him to his next stop and he wants get involved in volunteer work. With 61 years between our wars, he now knows that every older veteran is his buddy too, because we shared a common experience.

 

In other news, we read of a 111 year-old Florida man who is one of 15 World War I veterans still alive!

 

A great day all the way around.

 

Bob Stanton
November 12, 2006

ODDS & ENDS
Actors, Actresses & Musicians
from another time and another place
SHOW BUSINESS - Emma Janvier
SHOW BUSINESS - Billy Hays & his Orchestra
SHOW BUSINESS - Gaston Palmer, Jongleur
SHOW BUSINESS - Frankie Richardson
aka Frank Richardson
SHOW BUSINESS - Harry Kahn
SHOW BUSINESS - Irish Billy Carroll
SHOW BUSINESS - Bob Eberly
SHOW BUSINESS - Art Lund
SHOW BUSINESS - Savannah Churchill
SHOW BUSINESS - Frank Virtue
aka Frank Virtuoso
SHOW BUSINESS - Doles Dickens
SHOW BUSINESS - The Four Blues
SHOW BUSINESS - Eve Young - Karen Chandler
SHOW BUSINESS - Emilie Longacre
SHOW BUSINESS - Dick Todd
SHOW BUSINESS - Julius Lande

SHOLOM SECUNDA - The Story of Bei Mir Bist du Schön

SHOW BUSINESS - Johnny B. & the Rock A Bops
Crime
Harry F. Powers - The West Virginia Bluebeard
Who and What
THE OTHER SIDE
HOME PAGE OF
FREDERICK A. ORTIZ
Who is Unbiased Q. Awning?


PLEASE VISIT OUR FRIENDS!

If you didn't miss Camden, you probably wouldn't be visiting this website. Why not COME BACK? I've been here 31 years, and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. There simply are so many advantages that far outweigh the  over-emphasized-in-the-media disadvantages. If you have never lived in Camden, you don't know what you are missing.

I met Craig Campbell back in 1977 when I was living on Penn Street. Craig is THE man to see if you are looking to come to what is arguably the most eclectic neighborhood in South Jersey. 

-Phil Cohen

CRAIG CAMPBELL
PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Bob Stanton has written several books devoted to the history of railroads and trolleys in Camden and South Jersey. His "Trolley Days in Camdenis a real gem, with lots of pictures from days gone by that I haven't seen elsewhere. 


We are the Wireless solution you'll need!

Looking for Wireless Internet Access? You found it! Looking to setup Wireless WAN's / LAN's? Just Ask! 
Looking for a dependable company? Here we are! 

Delphon, Inc. based in Beverly, NJ services all of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Delphon provides a verity of computer related business services including Networking, Hardware Repair and Upgrade, Server & Preventive Maintenance, LANs, WAN's, Wireless, Hosting, Web Design, Tower Installs, DSL, ISDN, T1, VPN, and Dialup.

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Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum
at
The Church of Our Savior
Episcopal
1910-1912 Broadway (Broadway and Viola Streets)
Camden, N.J.

A restoration plan is being developed for this historic church that will guide its transformation into the new home for the Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum. We are looking for any photographs of the interior or exterior of this church including family events such as weddings and baptisms, etc. We would like to make copies of these for use in the historic restoration process. If you can assist in any way or know of someone who can, please contact. Mary Ann Eves, Project Historian, at (215) 545-1076  or  Professor Michael Lang, Project Director, at (609) 280-7659. 


More Friends & Family







The Lewis & Clark Expedition
by
Tom Gralish

 •  Part One | Exploring Lewis and Clark's legacy
 •  Part Two | Charting the once-mysterious Far West
 •  Part Three | Indians looking back with pride and purpose
 •  Part Four | Wildlife captivates explorers
 •  Part Five | In the wake of Lewis and Clark
 •  More on Lewis and Clark

Tom Gralish has worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer since 1983, working as both an editor and photographer. During the Gulf War in 1991, he was the Department of Defense Pool newspaper photo editor in Saudi Arabia. He has covered stories from the revolution in the Philippines to George W. Bush's campaign for the presidency to street people living on the sidewalks of Center City Philadelphia.

 Tom Gralish was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his photo essay on the homeless in 1986.

In 1998 he began a weekly photo column titled "City Life" in the Philadelphia Inquirer, documenting everyday life in about 150 Philadelphia neighborhoods. Since 2001, the column - with a new title, "Scene on the Street" - began taking a weekly look at our urban landscape.

Before coning to Philadelphia Tom Gralish spent seven years working for United Press International as a photographer in Minneapolis, Dallas, Detroit and Kansas City.



Think Pink... It Could Save Your Life
(or that of someone you love)

Visit The Breast Cancer Site at http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/home every day and click on the pink "Fund Free Mammograms" button to help fund free mammograms for homeless, low-income women. It costs you nothing to help make early detection and survival possible. Funding is paid by site sponsors and goes to the nonprofit National Breast Cancer Foundation, who uses it to grant access to mammography to women in need. You can click once per day. Pass it along as a way to fight breast cancer all year long! http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/home 

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         Pustilnik Family member Neil Weiss is a leading producer of World Music, Jazz and other genres. 
    Visit the website of his Big World label, and his website devoted to the Candombe music if Uruguay.


Dux Pond
Computers

....a professional organization to serve all of your computer needs without paying high prices.....


Software from Casden-Cohen Family member Steve Weiss, including 
Dental Office Software and Medicare Offline 2000

MediaButler
All-In-One Viewer, Player and Editor for
Video, Audio, Graphics, Text, HTML and Music Files.
Like a Swiss Army knife of features and functions


THE ADVENTURES OF NEANDERTHAL NED

This is the website of my old friend, Doug Drago.
 A very good place to visit!


SOUTH BEACH MASSAGE & BODYWORK

Robert Allen... we go back to the 1st grade, and that's awhile....

Check him out if you are in sunny Florida


Photography
(and more!)
By
Von Lechner

A VON ON STRATFORD'S
WORLD

When you visit Von's website, be sure to ask him about
The Westmont NJ Mosaic Mural Project!


CRAIG CAMPBELL
PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES

I met Craig back in 1977 when I was living on Penn Street. He is THE man to see if you are looking to come to what is arguably the most eclectic neighborhood in South Jersey.

A New Day - The Sun Rises over Camden, November 2004 
Photo by Craig Campbell
CRAIG CAMPBELL_PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES


Talking About History!
May 6, 2004

3 of Camden's Finest
at
Louis & Mechanic Streets

Left to Right:
Sakeera Cephas, Ny'shyaa Smith,
& Madelin Ruiz

Click on Image to Enlarge


Many thanks to those who have contributed pictures and information which are displayed within this website.... and I KNOW I've forgotten to mention far too many.

Steve Ross - THANK YOU for pushing me to cleanup the home page... and everything else!!!!!

A special thank you to Peter McHugh for proofreading many of the pages found here. 

Thanks to Frederic El for his suggestions for Camden's Sports Hall of Fame. 

Thanks to Maryanne Mingle, Joe Clawges, John Ciafrani, Jim Bessing, Floyd Miller, John Myers and MANY others for North Camden Memories. 

Thanks to Tom Agin, Lynne Stuhltrager, and Fred Kalt for East Camden memories. 

Thanks to Ed Milewski for Whitman Park memories. 

Thanks to Bonnie Errickson for "Blood, Toil, Tears, & Sweat"... and a lot of encouragement! 

Thanks to Molly Lou Conrad for reminding me of the 50 Years website!

Thanks to Von Lechner, for photographing the former homes of local war heroes.

Rabbi David Herman for innumerable treasure about Beth El and Jewish life in Camden


E-MAIL phil552@reagan.com


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