CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
EMIL MUCKENSTURM'S SALOON
1445 Haddon Avenue
Emil Muckensturm was in the bar business in Camden as far back as 1906, when the City Directory for that year shows him operating a saloon at 1473 Haddon Avenue. He had been operating a bar with his wife Elizabeth in South Philadelphia at 1912 South 4th Street a few years before that. Sadly Elizabeth Muckensturm passed away sometime thereafter, leaving him with two children, Elizabeth and Emil Jr.
Emil Muckensturm was still 1473 Haddon Avenue as late as the summer of 1910. By this time he was again married, to the former Ruth E. Dansenbaker. By 1914 he had moved his business to 1445 Haddon Avenue, and painted his name on the north wall. The words "Emil Muckensturm Saloon" can still be read in 2007. Emil Muckensturm's Saloon. Emil Muckensturm died in 1925.
When Prohibition was repealed, the bar opened back up for full service. The bar was operated by Emil Muckensturm's wife Ruth. Her grand-daughter Dorothy and her husband, Alfred Chapman, operated it as Chapman's Cafe through the late 1970s. It has been known as Charley's Place since the 1990s.
Emil Muckensturm Jr. operated other bars in Camden and South Jersey in the 1930s, including the Parkside Grill on Kaighn Avenue, and the Kingsway tavern in Mopunt Ephraim.
Camden Courier-Post - June 1, 1933
MERCHANTVILLE CADET IS WENONAH ORATOR
31- Merritt Hutton Hursh of Glenolden, Winfred J.
Shewell of Narberth, and Edgar Tomlison of Merchantville
have been selected by Major L. L. Lammert, headmaster of Wenonah
Military Academy, as honor speakers for the commencement program on June
9. The cadets will vie for the annual academy prize. Hursh recently was
sleeted for the West Point Military Academy appointment.
within the past week in the cadet battalion by Colonel Stanley R. Putnam were: Corporals, Emil Muckensturm of
Camden and Joseph Zebly of Lewisburg, Pa.; first class privates, Raymond
Di Marco, Haddonfield and George Miller,
band furnished music yesterday at the Egg Harbor Memorial Day exercises. After the parade the band members were guests at a
dinner given by Mr. and Mrs. George Senn, whose son, Robert, is one of
Mary Louise Allen, of Bridgeton, South Jersey 'Blossom Time Queen’ and committee presented a silver plaque Sunday afternoon at a special ceremony witnessed by more than 1000 persons, the largest gathering this year at Wenonah. The token was given for the best appearance of military units in the Bridgeton celebration, several weeks ago and as official escort to Miss Allen. Cadet Major Manual Frome received the gift in behalf of the academy. Capt. Fred Patten and his musicians gave a half-hour concert before the presentation.
Camden Courier-Post - February 12, 1938
TAVERN KEEPER TO GET HEARING IN MT. EPHRAIM
A hearing before Mt. Ephraim borough commission was scheduled for 10 a. m. today for Emil
Muckenstrum, operator of the Kingsway Tavern, on charges preferred by State A.B.C. agents that he
kept his bar open and sold beer until 3.30 a. m., Sunday, January 9, in violation of the 2 a. m. closing
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