South Jersey: A History 1624-1924
CARL KISSELMAN—Among the younger members of the legal profession who are prepared to fill the ranks as the older and noted men of the legal fraternity come to years of retirement, is Carl Kisselman, who was admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey in February, 1922. David Kisselman, father of Carl Kisselman, was born in the Ukraine district of Russia, and after receiving a practical education in the local schools served an apprenticeship in the Russian Army. He saw no active service, and in 1871, when he was eighteen years of age came to America and located in Camden, where he engaged in the real estate and insurance business, opening an office at No. 1019 South Fifth Street. He married Dora Handle, also a native of Russia.
Carl Kisselman, son of David and Dora (Handle) Kisselman, was born in Elmer, New Jersey, April 23, 1899. After attending the Washington Grammar School of Camden, from which he graduated in 1914, he entered Camden High School, and graduated with the June class of 1918. He was now ready to begin his professional study and he matriculated in the University of Pennsylvania, but before completing the course there made a change and became a student in Temple University of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before his University course was completed he passed the examinations for admission to the New Jersey bar and later, while still a student, began reading law under the direction of Albert S. Woodruff. He was admitted in February, 1922, and at once prepared to engage in general practice at law.
Politically, Mr. Kisselman gives his support to the Republican party. During the period of the participation of the United States in the World War he was a member of the Students' Army Training Corps, but, of course, saw no active service. He is a member of Camden Lodge, No. 293, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and is an interested member of the Sixth Ward Republican Club. His religious affiliation is with the Reformed Hebrew Church.
April 2, 1928
April 5, 1928
Camden Courier-Post * March 25, 1930
SQUILLACE GETS SUSPENDED SENTENCE
After he had changed his pleas of not guilty to non vult Charles F. Squillace, former Camden attorney, was given one year in state prison by Judge Samuel M. Shay yesterday afternoon and then the sentence was suspended.
Squillace was charged with embezzlement, larceny as bailee and issuing a worthless check. He had been a fugitive from justice six years. The court suspended sentence after it was announced he had made restitution to former clients.
Squillace said he would have pleaded non vult at the morning session if he could have reached an agreement with a former client, Mrs. Marie Fanelli, West Berlin. He passed a worthless check for $600 on her and she demanded six years interest through her attorney, Francis G. Homan. A compromise was affected.
Fugitive Since 1923
A fugitive from justice since the December, 1923; grand jury returned nine true bills against him, Squillace was arrested in Washington, D. C., last July by County Detective Fiore Troncone, who found him and his wife operating a beauty shop.
Squillace is said to have readily admitted his guilt and agreed to return to this city and face the consequences. He was released in $3500 bail on August 3, 1929, his bond being signed by Ralph Cavallo of Kaighn Avenue near Third Street. '
During the time that Squillace has been at liberty, his lawyers declare he has been making weekly payments on the total $2865 which he is charged with diverting from funds clients entrusted to him for real estate transactions in 1922 and 1923.
Rather than face disbarment proceedings, Squillace resigned as a member of the Camden County Bar Association shortly before he hastily left Camden after discovering that he could not repay the money which he had received and used in several personal real estate deals. -
The indictments for larceny as bailee, his accusers and amounts involved, are: Frank Canola, $800; Mrs. Marie Fannelli, $600; Albert Covitto, $245; Antonio Di Maio, $350; Angelina Palaia, $600; Aorozio Martines, $125, and Nick Monocchio, $100.
The embezzlement true bill was returned against Squillace at the instance of Canola, who charged him with swindling him out of $45.
Camden Evening Courier - December 11, 1930
David S. Rhone
Samuel M. Shay
South 4th Street
St. John Street
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Barney Brown - Benjamin Asbell - Benjamin Natal - N. Marcus
Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1931
BAIRD TO ADDRESS HEBREW LEAGUE
David Baird, Jr., Republican nominee for governor, will make his final appearance in the current election campaign Monday night, in his "own home town," when he will address a monster rally at the Hebrew Republican League, at the Talmud Torah, 621 Kaighn avenue.
The Hebrew league reorganized formally at a luncheon in the Hotel Walt Whitman. Lewis Liberman, assistant city solicitor, was elected president; Sig Schoenagle, Samuel Shaner, Israel Weitzman, vice-presidents; L. Scott Cherchesky, secretary, and Samuel Label, treasurer.
Trustees of the league include Hyman Bloom, Mitchell E. Cohen, Benjamin Friedman, Jacob L. Furer, Isadore H. Hermann, Carl Kisselman, Edward Markowitz, Louis L. Markowitz, Harry Obus, Maurice L. Praissman, Samuel Richelson, Meyer L. Sakin, Julius Rosenberg, Jacob Rosenkrantz and Jack Weinberg.
In addition to former Senator Baird, speakers at the Jewish rally will include Mrs. Elizabeth C. Verga, Republican state committeewoman and vice chairman of the county committee; Congressman Charles A. Wolverton, Congressman Benjamin Golder, of Pennsylvania, and State Senator Samuel Salus, of Pennsylvania.
Robert Brennan -
Marie Mackintosh - William
H. Heiser - Mary McCready
Camden Courier-Post - February 7, 1933
Palese Peddles Tickets For His Own Testimonial
Selling tickets for his own testimonial dinner is a distinction enjoyed by Assistant Prosecutor Rocco Palese.
The dinner, arranged as a testimonial to "the Polish Ambassador," proved a surprise to Palese last night when 28 friends, members of the "Srelsihc Club," let him share the secret in Hotel Walt Whitman.
The dinner, among other reasons, was tendered him because he was the only member of the club to put together a Courier-Post "Hi-Ho" puzzle. For a week prior to the affair he sold tickets to friends, not knowing the affair was in his honor.
With former Judge John B. Kates as toastmaster, wit and repartee passed the festive board, while entertainment was furnished by Bobby Heath and Billy James, famous writers of popular songs.
Those who did honor to Palese are: Judge Kates, Prosecutor Clifford A. Baldwin, Chief of County Detectives Lawrence T. Doran, John R. DiMona, Carl Kisselman, Herbert H. Blizzard, Robert Brest, Charles F. Knapp, Edward V. Martino, William Freeman, William Duby, Louis J. Gale, Edward Gorman, John J. Fitzgerald, City Commissioner Clay W. Reesman, Anthony Maltesta, F. J. Haws, Edward Neuman, Clifford Stratton, Jules Derowski, Bronislaw Derowski, Richard Troncone, T. Harry Rowland, William F. Lehman, William McDonald, Judge Frank F. Neutze and Robert W Saeger.
Camden Courier-Post * June 26, 1933
S COURT AWAITS WALLACE AFFIDAVIT
When counsel for Charles Edgar "Blondy" Wallace failed in U.S. district court here yesterday to produce an affidavit to the effect that Wallace was in a hospital and unable to respond to the charge of evading income tax payments, the government made protest.
Carl Kisselman, attorney for the one-time University of Pennsylvania football player and coach, declared earlier in the day that Wallace was in a Connecticut hospital undergoing treatment for diabetes. Kisselma was told to produce an affidavit to that effect for the afternoon session of court.
When the affidavit failed to arrive Judge John Boyd Avis postponed the case indefinitely over the protest of Assistant U. S. District Attorney Isadore S. Worth, who said the government had gone to considerable expense to have 50 witnesses ready to testify, asked that the action be continued through the day, pending some word from hospital authorities.
Wallace was one of four men whose cases were before the court yesterday on the same charge, income tax dodging, as a result of seizure of books and effects of the Egg Harbor Brewery and revelations made through the records, according to government investigators. The alleged evasions were In 1929 and 1930.
Worth contended that Wallace already had been given many "breaks" and that action must be had forth with Kisselman admitted that he had no authority to enter a guilty plea for his client, but said that was admittedly what the plea would be.
The others whose names were called to enter pleas to indictment were Edwin N. O'Donnell, 50, president of the Egg Harbor Beverage Company, operators of the now closed Egg. Harbor Brewery ; James J. Curran, 45, of 436 Liverpool Avenue, Egg Harbor City, and William C. Muller, 49, also of Egg Harbor.
All four were indicted following seizure of the books and records of the Egg Harbor Brewery which disclosed, according to the government, income tax evasions in 1929 and 1930.
O'Donnell, son of former Postmaster James O'Donnell, of Hammonton, was accused of evading payment of $11,258.86 in 1929 and $24, 474.66 in 1930.
Represented by former Judge William A, Carr, or Philadelphia, and Charles H. McCarthy, Washington, D. C., attorney, O'Donnell retracted a plea of not guilty to one of guilty.
The change came following a conference between Carr, McCarthy and Worth, who asked that an indictment of perjury be nolle prossed. Bail was continued at $5000 while, at the request of counsel sentence was deferred to a date to be fixed by Worth.
Wallace is accused of evading payment to the government of $4196.72 in 1929 and $1953.52 in 1930.
Curran, indicted with the others, was represented in court by L. Scott Cherchesky. In the morning he entered a plea of not guilty and action was held up pending the arrival of a copy of the indictment from Trenton. Curran is accused of evading payment of $195.63 in 1929 and $785.24 in 1930. Cherchesky entered a guilty plea for his client in the afternoon and sentence was continued pending application to the government for a compromise payment. Curran's bail was continued at $3000.
Muller's action, through his attorney, Mark F. Casselman, was similar. He entered a not guilty plea in the morning, pending arrival of a copy of the indictment. Muller was accused of evading payments of $1204.04 in 1929 and $135.89 in 1930, as allegedly revealed in the brewery records. Muller entered a guilty plea in the afternoon, and his bail, $2000, was continued with sentence pending settlement.
Camden Courier-Post * June 29, 1933
‘BLONDY' WALLACE TO APPEAR IN COURT
Charles Edgar "Blondy" Wallace, one-time University of Pennsylvania football player and coach, will appear before Federal District Judge John Boyd Avis here tomorrow to answer charges of evasion of the federal income tax.
This was announced yesterday by Assistant U. S. Attorney Isidor S. Worth, of Riverside, following receipt of word to that effect from Carl Kisselman, counsel for Wallace.
Wallace was to have appeared for trial on Monday but when his name was called his attorney said he was confined to a Connecticut sanitarium where he is being treated for diabetes. He promised to produce an affidavit to that effect but instead told Worth that the defendant would come into court Friday.
"Seizure of the records of the Egg Harbor Brewery led to the indictment of Wallace and four others for failure to pay income taxes on their profits amassed from the brewery business in 1929 and 1930.
Camden Courier-Post - June 29, 1933
IN CAMDEN PASS STATE BAR TESTS
Camden Courier-Post - August 29, 1935
S. Woodruff - Elizabeth C. Verga - Emma
Hyland - Harry L. Maloney - Hotel
Camden Courier-Post * February 15, 1938
Camden Courier-Post - August 26, 1941
Magin Laid to Rest By War Veteran Buddies
Funeral services for City Commissioner Henry Magin were held today with his colleagues in official and veterans circles participating.
were conducted in city commission chambers on the second floor of city
hall, in charge of Rev. Dr. W.W. Ridgeway, rector of St. Wilfrid's Episcopal
The casket was carried by war veteran associates of the public works director, who died from a heart attack Friday. A color guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion preceded the casket, followed by the four remaining members of the city commission, Mayor George Brunner and commissioners E. George Aaron, Mrs. Mary W. Kobus and Dr. David S. Rhone.
A guard of honor lined both sides of' city hall steps, 22 policemen on one side and 22 firemen on the other, representing Magin's age, 44 years.
Hundreds of men and women waited
outside the building to pay their respects as the solemn procession
filed by. Mayor Brunner had declared this morning a holiday for city
employees. The casket was borne by Thomas Jackson and Samuel Magill,
both past Legion commanders; Leon McCarty, past commander of August
Walter Chapter, Disabled American Veterans; Richard Jermyn, past
commander of Post 1270, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Benjamin P.
Thomas, past captain of Sparrow Ship No. 1269. V. F. W.; and William
Miller, past State commander, D. A. V.
Three trucks were required to carry
the floral pieces from the scene of the services to the National
Cemetery at Beverly, where burial took place.
An estimated 8000 persons from all walks of life paid their respects to the late official by viewing the body as it lay in state in the commission chambers.
The throng of mourners of Camden city and county was the largest to converge on a public building since the funeral of Fire Chief Charles Worthington, who was killed while fighting a fire almost 20 years ago. His body was placed on public view in the rotunda of the old county courthouse.
File Past Bier
A continuous progression of people filed past the flag draped bier for more than three and one-half hours. Scores of Republicans and hundreds of Democrats joined in the tribute.
Services were conducted by Camden
lodges of Elks and Moose. Military rites were conducted by the
Fairview Post, American Legion, of which Magin was a founder and past
commander. The tribute was led by Mitchell Halin, post commander, and C.
Richard Allen, past department commander.
James W. Conner, chief clerk of the
city water bureau and past State Commander of the V.F.W., conducted
rites at the grave.
Mayor Brunner and Commissioners
Kobus, Aaron, and
came early and remained throughout the hours of
viewing. Mrs. Helen Magin, the widow, and daughter Helen, attired in
deep mourning, arrived shortly after 7:00 PM.
Embraces Widow, Daughter
Commissioner Kobus, who knelt in
prayer before the bier, arose and went over to Mrs. Magin and her
daughter. Mrs. Kobus
embraced and kissed the widow and daughter of the late commissioner.
They were in tears.
American Legion and V. F. W. members
in uniform alternated as members of the military guard of honor. A
detail of 50 policemen was under command of Acting Lieutenant John
Garrity. Fifty firemen, under supervision of Deputy Chief Walter
Mertz, assisted the patrolmen in handling the crowd, which at times
choked the stairways leading to the
Albert H. Molt, director of the Board of Freeholders and
John J. Tull, Oscar Moore, Ventorino
and Emil J. McCall arrived shortly after 7:00 PM. Moore and Tull wore American
Legion overseas caps. Albert S. Marvel, clerk of the board, accompanied
of the various bureaus in the department of public works, headed by
Commissioner Magin, came in delegations with the highway bureau having
150, the largest number.
A. Abbott, acting director of the department, accompanied by James P.
Carr, superintendent of Streets;
highway bureau employees.
Abbott is deputy director of revenue and finance and first
assistant to Mayor Brunner. He was named by Brunner as
director until the City Commission elects Mr.
Clerk Frank J. Suttill, City
Clerk Clay W.
Fire Chief John H. Lennox and
James A. Howell, chief of
city electrical bureau, attended, as did Albert
Austermuhl, secretary of
the board of education. Every city department sent a floral piece.
Outstanding Floral Tribute
floral chair was sent by the Camden Police and Firemen’s Association.
The word “Rest” was made up of flowers. The offering of the Veterans League
an organization formed by Commissioner Magin and of which
was the first president, was a large floral pillow.
The freeholders and county officials
gave a large floral basket. Floral tributes came from the employees of
the board of education, the RCA Manufacturing Company, the police and
fire bureaus, Pyne Point Athletic Association, the Elks, Moose and
several Democratic clubs.
The floral tributes came in such
numbers yesterday afternoon that Funeral Director Harry Leonard and his
assistants could not find room for them in the commission chamber
proper. They were banked on both sides, in the rear and over the casket.
Among prominent officials and
citizens who came to pay their respects were Congressman Charles A.
Wolverton and his son, Donnell, Assemblymen Joseph W. Cowgill and J. Frank Crawford, Sidney P.
comptroller, Thomas C. Schneider, president of Camden County Council No.
10, New Jersey Civil Service Association.
Others at Bier
Others were Sue Devinney, secretary
to Mrs. Kobus; Fred S. Caperoon; Henry Aitken, city sealer of weights
and measures, Horace R. Dixon, executive director of the Camden Housing
Authority; George I. Shaw, vice president of the board of education.
Smith, chairman of the Elks
Crippled Children Committee and commander of East Camden Post, V.F.W.; Albert
Becker, commander of Camden County Post 126, Jewish War Veterans; Dr.
Howard E. Primas and Wilbur F. Dobbins, members of the Camden Housing
Authority; Postmaster Emma E.
Hyland; Samuel E. Fulton, member of the
Camden local assistance board.
former Assemblyman Rocco Palese, former Freeholder Maurice Bart and
wife, County Detective James Mulligan, Deputy City Clerk William D.
Sayrs, Mary King, secretary to City Clerk Reesman, Charles W. Anderson
and John W. Diehl Jr., former members of the housing authority, Walter
P. Wolverton, chief clerk of the public works department; Thomas J.
Kenney, Maurice Hertz, Isadore Hermann, chief of the city tax title
bureau; S. Raymond Dobbs; acting chief of city property, John Oziekanski,
building inspector, Harry Langebein, city assessor.
Oliver H. Bond,
housing manager of
Clement T. Branch Village; former Judge Joseph
Varbalow, acting city
counsel John J. Crean, assistant City Counsel Edward V. Martino, Paul
Day, secretary of city board of assessors, former Assemblyman William T.
Iszard, Harry Roye, district director of NYA; Victor J. Scharle and
Martin Segal, Democratic and Republican registrars, respectively, of the
Camden County permanent registration bureau.
Mrs. Marian Garrity and Mrs. Mary F. Hendricks, vice chairman and secretary respectively, of the Republican City Committee; Dr, Ethan A. Lang and Dr. Richard P. Bowman, members of the board of education; Edward J. Borden, Carl Kisselman, Harry A. Kelleher, Samuel T. French Sr., former Freeholder Walter Budniak, Coroner Paul R. Rilatt, County Treasurer Edward J. Kelleher, William Shepp, of the city legal bureau, Marie Carr, stenographer, mayor's office; Samuel T. French Jr., member, board of education.
Also John C. Trainor, member of the
Camden County Board of Elections; Antonio
Mecca, funeral director;
Alexander Feinberg, solicitor of the housing authority, former
Freeholder John T. Hanson, Sterling Parker and Paul Reihman, member of
the county park commission.
James O’Brien, commander of the
Camden Disabled American Veterans, was in charge of services by veterans
at the cemetery. Former Freeholder Edward J. Quinlan, county
vice-commander of the American Legion, directed last night memorial
services and was in charge of the firing squad at the grave.
November 17, 1949
Kisselman - Joseph
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