Joseph
Arensberg


JOSEPH ARENSBERG was in Camden, New Jersey on November 22, 1936. His father, Alfred "Jake" Arensberg, was a founding member of the Cramer Hill Boys Club. 

The Arensberg family had moved to Cramer Hill from Philadelphia in the late 1900s, taking up residence at 2737 Arthur Avenue, where they resided into the late 1940s. Alfred "Jake" Arensberg and his wife, the former Florence Marlowe, had moved to 874 Beideman Avenue by 1943, where they remained for many years. The family eventually included three other children, Bonnie, Richard, and Alan. 

Joseph Arensberg joined the Camden Fire Department in January of 1961. The following November, his wife Patricia bore a son, Douglas. The Arensberg family included four other children, Joseph, Diane, Steven, and Patti.

Joseph Arensberg's career with the Camden Fire Department began at Engine Company 11 on North 27th Street in Cramer Hill. In 1968 he was promoted to Captain. He served the City of Camden for 20 more 

years, his career taking him to Engine Company 2 and Engine Company 7 before returning to where it began at Engine Company 11. Captain Arensberg retired after over 27 years service on February 1, 1988. 

Joseph Arensberg and his family moved from Camden to Maple Shade, New Jersey in 1973. Sadly, Douglas Arensberg, who worked for the Camden Fire Department in the Apparatus Shop on Wright Avenue, passed away on January 22, 1996.


A New Class of Probies - January 1963

Recruit Firemen Clarence Hawkins, Joseph Arensberg, Jerise Garten Sr., Richard Brooks, Walter WIlliams, Commissioner Edward Garrity
and Chief of Department
Edward MacDowell

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