CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
211 Federal Street
Axel T. "Bud' Anderson was born in Norway in around 1872. He had come to America, and by 1920 was living at 1238 North 26th Street in the Cramer Hill section of Camden, where he worked as a barge captain. His brother Anders Anderson, a tugboat engineer, lived next door at 1240 North 26th at the time of the 1920 Census. Axel Anderson was married to Margaret, and there were at least four children, Axel Jr. , Charles, Camilla, and Catherine. Budl and Margaret Anderson had moved away from North 26th Street by 1924.
By the time of the 1930 census, the Anderson children were grown and gone. Bud and Margaret Anderson had moved to 221 Federal Street, four doors from the Courier-Post newspaper building, where they opened up a restaurant. Bud Anderson was still working as a coal-barge captain at the time of the census.
When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, the Andersons obtained a liquor license. Bud Anderson signed up as a member of the N.R.A. (National Recovery Administration) program on August 7, 1933. Apparently the bar attracted a pretty rough crowd, and there were several fights inside and outside of the bar. In early 1934 Frank Breslin was badly beaten on the corner of 3rd and Federal Street, and died from his injuries.. Another serious fight broke out on August 19, 1935.
By 1946 Bud Anderson had passed away, and the bar was long gone. Margaret Anderson lived at 419 State Street in the late 1940s.
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