MINISTER was born on October 13, 1892 at
129 Main Street in Camden, New Jersey
to Robert Minister and his wife, the former Ida M. Norris. He
was delivered by Doctor H.F. Palm, who lived at North 2nd Street, just
across the railroad tracks that ran up the center of Main Street.
Minister served in the United States Navy as a cola passer at some point
in the late 1900s or early 1910s.
he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, Levering Minister was
married with two children, and living at 926 Elm Street in North Camden.
He was working in Philadelphia as a pipe fitter.
Minister was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on January 1, 1918.
He resigned on July 15, 1918. The Department experienced a great amount
of turnover in 1917 and 1918 due to men leaving to take better paying
jobs in defense-related industries, primarily at the shipyards.
1918-1919 City Directory show him living with his wife Bessie at 513
Borton Street in North Camden.
Ministers later moved to Atco, New Jersey. When he registered for the
draft in the sring of 1942, Levering Minister was working in Camden at
the R.M. Hollingshead Company at South 16th Street and Mickle