ISAAC M. SHREEVE was born February 28, 1853 to Isaac M. and Mary Wilkinson Shreeve. His father, a Civil War veteran, had passed before he turned 14. When the census was taken in 1870, the family lived in Camden's Middle Ward. It appears that their neighbors were the Whitcraft family. As the Whitcrafts were also the next door neighbors at the time of the 1880 Census it is highly likely that the address was 557 Bridge Avenue. There is some confusion as to how Isaac M. Shreeve spelled his name, it turns up in print as Shreeves, Shreeve, and Shreve.

On January 4, 1876 Isaac M. Shreeve married Nellie Bacon. When the 1880 Census was taken the Shreeves family was at 557 Bridge Avenue. Three children had been born, William Shreeve, Mary R. Shreeve, and Isaac Shreeve. James Beale Shreeve, Alfred Shreeve, Joseph Shreeve, and Maud Marion Shreeve came later. Sadly, Alfred and Maude died while quite young. In 1880 Isaac M. Shreeve was employed as the janitor of Morgan's Hall. This job ended shortly after owner John Morgan passed away in December of 1881. On April 8, 1882 Isaac M. Shreeve was appointed to the Camden Fire Department, assigned as a hoseman at Engine Company 2. He also was partners in a house painting business in the 1880s with brother firefighter William H. Bassett. In 1887 he joined the Camden Police Department.

The Camden City Directory shows the Shreeve family still living at 557 Bridge Avenue through 1890. By 1887 Isaac Shreeve had been appointed an officer on the Camden Police Department. 

Isaac Shreeve was serving as a policeman in Camden when, in May of 1890, while responding to a report of a burglary in progress at a Chinese laundry at Broadway and Berkley Street, he was show and seriously wounded by Ben Hudson, a notorious local criminal. Fortunately Isaac Shreeve recovered from his wounds and eventually returned to work with the Camden police. Ben Hudson's criminal career came to an end on October 6, 1895, when he was shot and killed in a running gun battle while evading arrest near Cobb's Island Station, Virginia. His brother Bill was wounded by the same bullet and arrested. After leaving the police force, Isaac Shreeve did some business as a bail bondsman in the 1890s.

By 1906 Isaac Shreeve had moved to 17 South 36th Street in East Camden. Sometime between then and the summer of 1910 Isaac Shreeve returned to the Camden Police Department. Nellie Bacon Shreeve passed away between the time of the compilation of the 1914 City Directory and January 1920, when the Census was taken. At that time Isaac Shreeve was still living at 17 South 36th Street and a member of the Camden Police Department. A Jennie S. Perkins was living at the address as well, and they wed soon after the Census was taken.Isaac Shreeve was then still living at 17 South 36th Street and even though he was past 70, was still working for the Camden Police Department.  

By 1920 son Joseph Shreeve had married Laura Boulton, of 15 North 32nd Street in East Camden. He had also become a Camden policeman. He served on horseback in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Laura's younger brother Lawrence Boulton had a long career as a fire fighter in Camden.

Still working as a policeman at the age of 73, Isaac Shreeve passed away while on the June 19, 1926 in Camden, suffering a stroke while responding to a call. While not regarded as a line of duty death at the time, by today's standards this would be.

Camden Post * March 4, 1882
Isaac Shreeve - John Morgan - Frank J. Burr - Morgan Hall -  Jonathan Burr - Hamilton Markley
Richard S. Jenkins - Peter L. Voorhees

Philadelphia Inquirer * April 7, 1882

G. Rudolph Tenner
James McCracken
Daniel Bromley - John S. Kelly
Michael McCaffery
James H. Brown - Thomas McKenna
James Shinn - Smith Moore
William Irelan - William Bassett
John Hill - James Read
Robert Miller - William Marsh
George Moffett - John J. Logan
Isaac M. Shreve - Samuel Welsh
Lewis Ferrell - Logan Bates
Isaac Collings - Harry Miles
John W. Elliott - William Turner
Charles Holl - John J. Hibbs
John Seybold - James H. McCann
Edward Swope - William Suders

Philadelphia Inquirer - August 17, 1886

Harry Curtis - Charles Todd - Thomas Walton
Isaac Shreeve - Isaac Lovett

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 4, 1888


Thomas DudleyIsaac Shreeve - William T. Bailey - Christopher A. Bergen
Isaac Githens - George Barrett - Frank Welch -
Howland Croft - Samuel Bakley
David Freeman Sr. -
Albion Lane Christopher Mines Jr. - William Ireton
Howard Lee - Amos R. Dease - John Brothers - James Hewitt - John C. Edwards
Malachi D. Cornish - J.Willard Somers - Frank C. Somers - John Wells - William H. Day
Dilwyn Pettit - J. Milton Powell - George Denny - Everett Ackley -
Samuel M. Gaul
Joseph Brown - Frederick Parker - John H. Milton - David Rankin - Samuel Roach
James Brown - Isaac Robinson - William K. Price - Reuben Gaskill
John W. Everman - Samuel H. Mourey - William H. Smith
Herman Heimbold - Thomas Watson - E. Thompson

Philadelphia Inquirer - March 7, 1892
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William Stanton - Isaac McKinley - Isaac Shreeve

Camden Daily Courier
May 2, 1895

Harriet Smith
Walter Garwood
John Walters
Fred Parker - William Parker
Isaac Shreeve
William H. Jones

Camden Daily Telegram
May 2, 1895

Harriet Smith
Walter Garwood
John Walters
Fred Parker - William Parker
Isaac Shreeve
Wilson Jenkins
George Roop
Henry S. Scovel
William Jones


Camden Daily Telegram * July 23, 1895


Harriet Smith - Sue Smith Kinsey - Isaac Shreeve - James M. Cassady - Henry S. Scovel
Archie Clark - Kate Miskelly - William Sampson - Benjamin Shaw - Richard Quinn - Samuel Davis
Jacob Derry - Baxter's Court - Edward Bassett - Herbert Drake - Fred Parker - John Scanlon
John Brady - John Walters - W. Harry Getty - Charles Gilbert - Philip Schmitz - Mary Ellis 

Camden Daily Courier - October 8, 1895

Isaac Shreve - Broadway - Berkley Street - Lee Luck - Dan Johntra

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 10, 1898

Samuel Dodd - Michael Fleming
South 2nd Street 
William Comley - Edward Powell
 Richard Golden - John Sinclair
William Selby - Edward Hartman
Albert Meyers - Ralph Bond
Jules Bosch - Caleb Williams
Alfred Shaw - Jacob A. Hicks
Isaac Shreeve


Camden Daily Courier
May 12, 1898

E.G.C. Bleakly
Isaac M. Shreeve
William K. Burrough
Harry F. Silvers
Cooper B. Hatch
William H. Sparks
Dr. Henry H. Davis
Irving Buckle
Ralph L. Bond
J. Fred Voight
John Heffernan
Thomas Stockham
Joseph Robinson
A. Lincoln James
Edward McCabe
McCabe's Saloon -
Market Street
John J. "Limpy" Logan
John J. Browning
I. Newton Hillman - Hilton Taylor

Elwyn Steen - William Comley - Samuel H. Grey - Henry C. Moffett - Jacob Gnang
Cooper B. Hatch - Harry C. Kramer - Samuel Dodd

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 10, 1900

Isaac Shreeve - David Humphries - James Finley -  Isaac Lovett

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 14, 1900

Albert Matlack - Cooper B. Hatch - Mary Rose - East Camden
Isaac Shreeve - David Humphries - James Finley -  Isaac Lovett

Philadelphia Inquirer - February 23, 1906

Philadelphia Inquirer - January 24, 1911
Charles G. Garrison - Frank Ford Patterson Jr. - Charles VanDyke Joline
Lawrence Doran
- Samuel Flick - Isaac Shreve - Francis J. McAdams
James Smith - Thomas Noland - A. Lincoln James - John Broome
Albert Shaw - James Lewis - John Golden - William C. Parker - Daniel Woods
John H. Carroll
- Harris D. Stow - Henry S.Scovel
- Martin Carrigan
Aerie No. 5, Fraternal Order of Eagles 

Camden Post-Telegram
September 4, 1919

Isaac M. Shreeve



Camden Post-Telegram
November 8, 1920

St. George Methodist Episcopal Church
Isaac M. Shreeve




Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1926

Isaac M. Shreeve
Jesse Pratt
Cooper B. Hatch
Charles T. Murray
George Clark
Joseph Shreeve
South 36th Street


Camden Daily Courier
October 27, 1926

Joseph Shreeve
Isaac Shreeve
West Jersey Hospital
Wright Cox
Harry Stahl
William Brower