J. Frederick
Voigt


 

JACOB FREDERICK VOIGT was born in New Jersey in July of 1856. His parents were born in Germany. Little else is known of his early life, save that he was fluent in his parents language to the point that he was employed as a court interpreter later in life. He married early in 1881 and was living in Moorestown, New Jersey when his wife Annie gave birth to their son, Frank Voigt, on October 3, 1881.

J. Fred Voigt first appears in Camden's City Directories in 1885. He was living at 332 Berkley Street and had a small business at Fourth and Federal Streets. The 1887-1888 and 1888-1889 City Directories show him living at 20 South 4th Street, where he had a cigar store. A staunch Republican, J. Fred Voigt was rewarded with an appointment to the Camden Fire Department in January of 1889. He was then living at 443 Mickle Street
  

J. Fred Voigt resigned from the Fire Department in July of 1891. He worked as a special officer, either for the city of Camden or as an officer of the court in 1892. By the summer of 1893 J. Fred Voigt had moved to 204 South 5th Street and opened up a cigar store at this location. The Voigts remained at this address into 1899. J. Fred Voigt served as a Constable in 1897 and again in 1900. He was employed at the CamdenCounty jail in 1902 and 1903 during the time Paul Woodward was incarcerated there, and assisted Sheriff Christopher Mines Jr. with Woodward's execution for murder on January 7, 1903.

The 1900 Census shows J. Fred Voigt, wife Anna and son Frank at 527 Mickle Street. By 1906 they had moved to 326 Warren Avenue. J. Fred Voigt was then working as a court interpreter, according to the City Directory. Son Frank Voigt passed the New Jersey bar examination in March of 1910. When the Census was taken in April of 1910 J. Fred Voigt was sergeant-at-arms of the Camden District Court. He held that position until March of 1912. The 1914 Camden City Directory indicates that he was working for the Camden Police Department and living at 636 Penn Street, around the corner from his son Frank, who lived at 635 Linden Street. Both J. Fred Voigt and Frank Voigt had moved out of Camden by the summer of 1918.

When the census was taken in January of 1920, J. Fred Voigt was working at the Camden County Jail. he was living with a cousin, Elizabeth Martin, at 231 East Kings Highway in Haddonfield, New Jersey. J. Fred Voigt was still living with his cousin at the East Kings Highway address when the census was taken in April of 1930. He then owned a sandwich shop, according to the Census. J. Frederick Voigt passed away during the 1930s.


Philadelphia Inquirer - February 13, 1890
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Frank Turner - Jacob Kellum - Frederick Voigt - Henry Grosscup 
Ladder Company 1 - Engine Company 2 - North 4th Street - Cooper Street
Front Street - Erie Street

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 11, 1891


Philadelphia Inquirer - July 26, 1891
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General Ballington Booth - Salvation Army - Camden Press Club - Federal Street
Jesse Pratt
- Richard Esterbrook - North 2nd Street - Penn Street
J. Frederick Voigt - Engine Company 2 - C. Howard Hunt - Henry West
Herbert Ripley - William Ripley - Thomas Burton -
Kaighn Avenue

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 11, 1900
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J. Wesley Sell - Francisco Abbatto - Robert L. Barber - Dr. William S. Jones
Dr. Alexander McAllister - Dr. Ernest S. Ramsdell - Dr. E.A.Y. Schellenger Sr. - Dr. A. Haines Lippincott
Dr. Joseph Nicholson - Dr. Paul Mecray - Upton S. Jeffreys - Harry B. Paul - Charles R. Bacon
William H. Cole - John S. Smith - J. Fred Voight - Martin J. O'Brien - Gennaro DeFeo

Philadelphia Inquirer * July 4, 1900

 Philip Schmitz - Rev. C.B. Fisher - Cooper B. Hatch
Wilson H. Jenkins - J. Frederick Voigt


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 19, 1900




Philadelphia Inquirer - February 6, 1901
Robert F. Hill - J. Wesley Sell - William Hill - Violet Hill - Pearl Hill - Rev. H.S. Gascoyne
Rev. Charles D. Sinkinson - David Logue - John S. Smith - J. Fred Voigt - E.J. Strickland
Charles G. Garrison - Dr. William S. Jones - Mrs. Mary Weldon - Edith Weldon Hill - Foster M. Voorhees
South 3rd Street - New Camden Cemetery


Philadelphia Inquirer - August 6, 1901

J. Fred Voight - Henry S. Scovel - John Cherry


October 1, 1902 to January 14, 1903

The Paul Woodward Murder Case

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On October 1, 1902 Paul Woodward murdered two young boys by giving them poison. Frank T. Lloyd, then Camden County prosecutor, was responsible for leading the investigation and prosecuting the case.  Woodward was arrested on October 4, 1902, and was quickly indicted on murder charges. Woodward was tried and found guilty in November of 1902. J. Fred Voigt was then working at the Camden County jail. and one of his duties was to monitor Paul Woodward, who had been sentenced to death, with sentence to be carried out on January 7, 1903. J. Fred Voigt was present and assisted Sheriff Christopher J. Mines Jr. with the execution.

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Joseph Jennings - Jennings' Third Regiment Band - Frank T. Lloyd 
Dr. William S. Jones
- William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield - F. Morse Archer
John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Isaac Toone - Paul Woodward
George M. Beringer - Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell
Christopher J. Mines Jr. - Frederick A. Rex - J. Frederick Voigt
George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy -
Harry S. Scovel - Francis Ford Patterson Jr.
John S. Smith - O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - Charles D. Ridgley
Francis Abbatto - Eli Shaw - Lafayette Gruff - Annie Irving Keeler
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite - George J. Pechin - Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear
Patrick Harding - Frank S. Albright - William J. Paul - Thomas Walton
David E. Barry - Edward Wilcox - Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard - Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. WIlliam H. Knowlton - Dr. William Miles - Dr. George H. Chapman

Other people involved in this case:

John Coffin - W. Price Jennings
Mrs. Edith Barber -
Rev. C.A. Adams - Rev. John Lyell
Rev. William H. Fishburn -  - Rev. Gilbert Underhill - Rev. John Warnock

Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Ann Somers -
William May - Lillian Martin
James Sheiding - Harry H. Robinson - Edwin Hillman - William Robinson
George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson - Charles Eiley
Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis - George H. Stineford Sr.
John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair - Charles S. Hess - William Rex
Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  -
Kingston Coffin -  - Fayetta Jennings
Charles May - Mary Eiler - William F. Smith - Lee Hubert - Maurice Daniels
Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward - James Bland - James Morrisey

Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 1902

John Coffin
William Coffin
W. Price Jennings
Joseph Jennings
Jennings' Third Regiment Band

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 5, 1902

     
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Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. William S. Jones - William D. Hart - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
F. Morse Archer - John Foster - John Painter - John Cherry - Charles May
David Kaighn - George Leathwhite -
Isaac Toone - George J. Pechin
Elmer E. Cox - T.L. Bear -
Paul Woodward - Joseph Jennings
Benson Street - North 3rd Street - Kingston Coffin

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 6, 1902
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Trinity Baptist Church - John S. Smith - George M. Beringer

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 7, 1902

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O. Glen Stackhouse - Hugh Boyle - George F. Kappel - Isaac Toy
Charles D. Ridgley - Paul Woodward - Rev. C.A. Adams
Rev. John Lyell - Rev. William H. Fishburn - Cooper School

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 8, 1902
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Harry Bowen - Joseph Simpkins - Harry S. Scovel - Eli Shaw - Mrs. Edith Baker

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 9, 1902

PAUL WOODWARD
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Philadelphia Inquirer - October 10, 1902
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Lafayette Gruff - Anna Somers - Royden Street

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 11, 1902

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Annie Irving Keeler - William May - Charles May

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 12, 1902
William D. Hart - John Painter - Frank T. Lloyd - Dr. Paul N. Litchfield
George M. Beringer - Francis Abbatto - John S. Smith
  Annie Irving Keeler - John Houseman Coffin
Walter Price Jennings - Miss Lillian Martin
Mrs. Edith Barber - Paul Woodward


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 13, 1902

James Sheiding










Philadelphia Inquirer - October 14, 1902
Edwin Hillman

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 15, 1902
Harry H. Robinson

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 16, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 19, 1902
George M. Beringer - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 22, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 24, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 25, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - October 31, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - J. Wesley Sell - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 1, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 12, 1902
Charles G. Garrison - Frank T. Lloyd - Paul Woodward

 

Trenton
Evening Times

November 12, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 13, 1902

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William Robinson  - George Asay - William Powell - William Anderson
Charles Eiley - Thomas J. Atkinson - Wilson English - Harry Avis
George H. Stineford Sr. - John M. Hyde - William Heggan - John St. Clair
Charles S. Hess - William Rex - Linden School

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 14, 1902
 

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Daniel J. Horgan - Isaac Siebert - W. Wilmer Collins, Druggist - Major Edward Coffin
Coffin's Corner, Ashland - William Coffin - William Coffin Jr.  - Mary Eiler
William F. Smith - James Sheiding - Fayetta Jennings - Lee Hubert

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 16, 1902


 
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Maurice Daniels - Thomas Woodward - Bella Woodward

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 17, 1902

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - November 18, 1902


 
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Philadelphia Inquirer - November 19, 1902
James Bland - James Morrisey

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 21, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 22, 1902
 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 1902

Patrick Harding
Frank S. Albright
William J. Paul
Thomas Walton
David E. Barry
Edward Wilcox
Dr. WIlliam H. Iszard
Dr. J.F. Leavitt
Dr. WIlliam H. Knowlton
Dr. William Miles
Dr. George H. Chapman
Charles G. Garrison
Paul Woodward

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 29, 1902
 

Kalamazoo Gazette - November 29, 1902

Salt Lake Telegram - December 2, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 4, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 7, 1902
Rev. Gilbert Underhill - St. John's Episcopal Church

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 9, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 12, 1902
J. Frederick Voigt

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1902


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 15, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 17, 1902
Frederick A. Rex

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 1902

 

 

 

 


 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 25, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 26, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 30, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - December 31, 1902
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 1, 1903
 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 3, 1903
Christopher J. Mines Jr. -  Rev. John Warnock

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 5, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 1903

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 7, 1903


 

 

Wilkes Barre Times
January 7, 1903

 

 

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 8, 1903

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Samuel Paul - Fred George

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 17, 1903
 


Philadelphia Inquirer
November 22, 1906

Giovanni Cancelli
J. Frederick Voigt

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 1910

J. Frederick Voigt - Frank Voigt


 

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 25, 1910

 

J. Frederick Voigt - Benjamin Johnson - Samuel Johnson - Rev. Dr. Isaac Bagley

Philadelphia Inquirer * March 10, 1912

 Harry Cheeseman - William T. Boyle - Marcus N. Carroll - Frank X. Devereaux - William Schmid
J. Frederick Voigt


Philadelphia Inquirer
April 3, 1912

Harry Cheeseman
William C. French
Harry Truax
William J. Kraft
Frank X. Devereaux
J. Frederick Voigt

 

 


Philadelphia Inquirer - October 8, 1914

George Laws - Edward Thomas - Allen I. Palmer
North 32nd Street
- O. Glen Stackhouse
Mitchell Street - North 28th Street - North 22nd Street
Howell Street


Philadelphia Inquirer - January 26, 1915


Philadelphia Inquirer
February 27, 1915

 

 


Camden Courier-Post * March 1949

Stockton Annexed Against Protest Of Democrats.

Fifty years ago, the old town of Stockton was annexed to the City of Camden over the protests of Democratic members of the town council.

But a Republican Legislature approved a bill introduced by former Justice Frank T. Lloyd on March 24, 1899. He was a member of the Assembly at the time. He resided then in the structure now occupied by the Sheltering Arms Home at Eighteenth street and River avenue.

The town of Stockton had been in existence five years when the annexation took place. Merchantville and Pennsauken township were part of the original Stockton Township with the present East Camden area. Merchantville received its charter as a borough 75 years ago this month. In 1892. Pennsauken township withdrew, from the. township to become a separate municipality.

For two years East Camden remained in the township. In 1894 Alfred Cramer, founder of Cramer Hill, launched a movement to create the town of Stockton and the first governing body was elected. Edward Dudley, then a leading lawyer, was elected councilman-at-large, which entitled him to preside as mayor. William S. Abbott, a lifelong resident, became became clerk.

The town was divided into three wards. Fred Voigt and Justice Lloyd also served with Cramer and Dudley in the town council. The town hall was on the triangle, at Twenty-seventh and Federal Streets.

Albert Plum and William C. Reeves were justices of the peace. Samuel M. Jaquillard served on the Board of Freeholders as did W.O. Buck and Joseph Funfer. Charles E. Allen was a member of the Board of Education.

After the annexation Abbott was elected to Camden City Council. Others elected were Dr. William H. Kensinger, now a resident of Florida; Frederick S. von Nieda, Frederick H. Finkeldey, president of the first Playground Commission; Arthur R, Gemberling, now of Woodstown.

Other active citizens were Lemuel D. Horner, undertaker; Dr. H. F. Hadley, Jacob Bendinger, proprietor of the Rosedale Inn, and Walter L. Tushingham, former vice-president and general manager of the Courier-Post Newspapers.


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