Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Birch
 Street


BIRCH STREET at one time ran from Front Street through to Ninth. Various projects over the years have taken pieces of Birch Street off of the map over the years.

When the Delaware River Bridge was built in the early 1920s, the south side of Birch Street was razed from Front to Third Street. Fourth through Eighth Streets were taken in their entireties over the years as the Delaware River Port Authority required more space for administrative and maintenance buildings, and the Northgate Apartment Buildings were built. 

Aviation Machinists Mate Third Class Livio Joseph Banda, born and raised on Birch Street, was killed in action while serving with the United States Navy during World War II.

Do you have a Birch Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


100 Block of Birch Street

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  108 Birch Street

1890 George Frederick Kappel
1890 George W.A. Kappel
1947 Gone

  110 Birch Street

1906

  111 Birch Street

1947 Paul Coulter

112 Birch Street

1879-1880
James Dunn

 

  113 Birch Street

1947

  114 Birch Street

1898-1900s
Fred J. Needham & Family
Fred & Emma Needham
James Needham
Howell S. Needham

  117 Birch Street

1947 Petro Ortiz


 

 

 

 

 

 



117 Birch Street

October 14, 2003

Bravest Respond to 
Camden City, NJ Working Fire

by Ted Auig

In the early hours of Saturday, the Camden City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire at 117 Birch Street.

Battalion 2 arrived to find heavy fire conditions in a vacant twin with fire through the roof. Battalion 2 struck the all-hands on arrival.

Interior attacks were changed to exterior operations at the command of Battalion 2 with danger of the front wall threatening to collapse. A second ladder company was called to service for the tower.

No injuries were reported. This was the city's second working job in two hours.

Units involved:
Battalion 2, Battalion 1
Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 11
Ladder 1, Ladder 3
Rescue 1

  118 Birch Street

1906

  119 Birch Street

1947 Nazzerano Pulvano

  120 Birch Street

1906

  121 Birch Street

1912-1921
George Beutler Sr. & Family
Camden Police Officer, died in 1939
George & Grace Beutler
Alma B. Beutler
William L. Beutler
George Beutler Jr.

  121 Birch Street

1947 Edward O'Neal

  122 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  123 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Ruth DeFlorio

  124 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

125 Birch Street

1915 Mrs. Margaret Williams

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 1915

  125 Birch Street

1910s-1920s Biagio Banda Family
1947 Mrs. Annie Hickman

  126 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  127 Birch Street

1947 James W. Bonner

  128 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  129 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Edna M. Hyatt

  130 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  131 Birch Street

1947 Francis J. Cloran

  132 Birch Street

1906
Fred J. Needham & Family
Fred & Emma Needham
James Needham
Howell S. Needham

  132 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  133 Birch Street

1947 Else Feucht

  134 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  136 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  138 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  140 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

142 Birch Street

Mrs. Susan Lord

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 31, 1906

144 Birch Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 1894

   

Looking West on Birch Street from North 2nd Street - April 18, 2004

200 Block of Birch Street

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Birch
&
North 2nd Streets

Under the Bridge

Birch Street
East from
North 2nd Street

April 18, 2004

Birch Street
East from
North 2nd Street

April 18, 2004

Birch Street
East from
North 2nd Street

April 18, 2004

  207 Birch Street

1947 Frederick H. Bennett

  209 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Mary Leonard

  211 Birch Street

1947 Joseph Wisniewski

  213 Birch Street

Private David H. Ross

  213 Birch Street

1924-1930 George H. Sanders
driver, William S. Scull Company

WILLIAM H. DAVIS

Funeral services for William H. Davis, 56, of 213 Birch Street, who died Sunday, will be held at 10- a.m. tomorrow at the Schroeder funeral chapel, Broadway and Royden Street. Burial will be in Mays Landing Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mamie.

213 Birch Street

1933 William H. & Mamie Davis

Camden Courier-Post
June 6, 1933

  213 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Elsie G. Foss

214 Birch Street

1917 Jacob Dreher

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 24, 1917

Walter Trebing and Jacob Dreher were brothers-in-law. Alice Trebing married Jacob Dreher around 1914.

  215 Birch Street

1947 Daniel W. Saarinen

  216 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

217 Birch Street

1884-1887
Augustus F. Mendell
tailor, John Wanaker & Co., Philadelhia

Philadelhia Inquirer
July 8, 1887

  219 Birch Street

1947 Faust Lancia

Birch Street
West from
North 3rd Street

April 18, 2004

Birch Street
West from
North 3rd Street

April 18, 2004

Birch Street
West from
North 3rd Street

April 18, 2004


300 Block of Birch Street
By 1980 the entire block was gone, taken by Delaware Valley Port Authority

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310 Birch Street

1887-1890s
James H. Long

  310 Birch Street

1947 Cancetto J. Gelomini

  311 Birch Street

1947 Harry A. Donnelly

  312 Birch Street

1947 Edward V. Penney

313 Birch Street

1870s-1880s
Charles S. Wolverton

313 Birch Street

1880s
Charles A. Wolverton

313 Birch Street

1880s
Walter P. Wolverton

  313 Birch Street

1947 Granville Garrison

  314 Birch Street

1890s-1900s
Garrett Cowls

1947 Clayton E. Brooks

  315 Birch Street

1947 Carl W. Elton
1947 Henry Urban

  316 Birch Street

1906
1926 Gone

  317 Birch Street

1947 Svend Andersen

318 Birch Street

1930s-1959
Howell S. Needham
Howell S. & Mary Needham
Robert Needham

319 Birch Street

1918-1919
Edward E. Peraria Sr. & Family
Edward E. & Frances Peraria
Edward E. Peraria Jr.
Frances Peraria

319 Birch Street

1929-1930s
Howell S. Needham
Howell S. & Mary Needham
Robert Needham

  319 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Lillian H. Theil

  320 Birch Street

Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class
Livio Joseph Banda

  320 Birch Street

1930s-1947 Biagio Banda

  321 Birch Street

1900 Mark & Lizzie Quinn
1947 Louis Exler

  322 Birch Street

1947 James M. Agnew

  323 Birch Street

1947 George A. Williams

  324 Birch Street

1930 Dolly Marks & Family
 Austin E. Marks
Walter Marks - Lester Marks

1947 Elmo P. Elton

325 Birch Street

1900 Emley Herman

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 31, 1906

  325 Birch Street

1947 Walter J. Blair

  326 Birch Street

1947 Merrit L. Bruce

  327 Birch Street

1947 Paul Meckle


400 Block of Birch Street
By 1980 the entire block was gone, taken by Delaware Valley Port Authority

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  402 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Anna Torry

  404 Birch Street

1947 Theo Dorofee

  406 Birch Street

1947 Bernard Skain

  408 Birch Street

1947 Wilbur Wright
ice

Pancoast Proves 3.2 ·Beer Did Not Make Man Tipsy

Police Judge Pancoast is firmly convinced that 3.2 beer is not intoxicating. He emphatically expressed himself so to George Shuts, 34, of 410 Birch Street, Saturday when Shuts, who was charged with drunkenness, said he had been drinking beer. Detective Clifford Carr said he found the man "down and out."

"You never got in the condition in which you were found by drinking 3.2 beer," the court said. "Right now in New York there is a drinking contest being waged in which the contestants have been drinking a bottle of beer every 15 minutes for the past two weeks and they are not drunk yet." 

Shuts then admitted that he had "a few liquors" on top of the beer.

"1 thought so," Judge Pancoast said. "The man who be comes intoxicated on the new beer is either very weak physically or very imaginative mentally."

He suspended sentence on Shuts with the admonition to "stick to the 3.2".

410 Birch Street

1933 William Shuts

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

  410 Birch Street

1947 William Baxter

  412 Birch Street

1947 Clifford A. Lambdon

  414 Birch Street

1900
Carl Trebing & Family
Carl & Wilhelmina Trebing
Frances Trebing
George E. Trebing
Alice Trebing
Walter Trebing
Carl Trebing Jr.

  414 Birch Street

Private George E. Trebing

414 Birch Street

1920s-1930s Earl Wright

  414 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Ella Plum

  416 Birch Street

1947 Henry B. Hess

  416 Birch Street

1947 Lena Hess

I had a girlfriend that lived at 4th and Birch named Lena Hess. She introduced me to my wife

Jim Bessing
July 2004

 
418 Birch Street

190 Lena Hess

 

 
420 Birch Street

1900 Albert A. Holt & Family
Albert A. & Catherine Hilt
Lillian Holt

Albert A. Holt (1844-1909) was the editor publisher of the Camden Echo, a weekly newspaper devoted to church news news and the prohibition of the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The paper was published from 1884 until Holt's death in July of 1909. The paper was distributed free of charge and had some measure of influence at one time, but very little by the time of Holt's death. 


Philadelphia Inquirer - April 14, 1887
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NOTE: "Mill Street" was Main Street. The Soap works was at 507-511 Main Street

Camden & Philadelphia Soap Works - Main Street - Isaac Lovett - Ladder Company 1
Mrs. Mary Vanneman - Birch Street - North 6th Street -  James Baird

500 Block of Main Street & Birch Street - 1891
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500 Block of Birch Street
By 1980s the entire block was gone, taken by Northgate II Townhomes

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  513 Birch Street

1890s-1900s Charles Daniels

  513 Birch Street

1890s-1900s Charles T. Daniels

  513 Birch Street

1947 Jose E.N. Morales

  515 Birch Street

1947 John V. Mellor

  517 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Rosa Peris

  519 Birch Street

1947 James N. Showers

  521 Birch Street

1947 Verda Rusaw

  523 Birch Street

1947 Randolph Parker

  525 Birch Street

1947 William S. Dempsey

  527 Birch Street

1947 Volney Vanneman

529 Birch Street

1930-1947
James H. Wallace & Family
James H. & Mary C. Ward Wallace
John W. "Bucky" Ward

  529 Birch Street

1947 Henry H. Joseph Jr.

  531 Birch Street

1947 Russell J. Tatem
trucking

533 Birch Street

1930
Frank J. Tiedeken
Frank & Minnie Tiedeken

Camden Courier-Post
November 28, 1930

  533 Birch Street

1947 Juan Montis

535 Birch Street

1924 Walter D. Eastlack

  535 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Anna B. Sibbitt

  535 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Anna B. Sibbitt

537 Birch Street

1913 Alfred Ivins

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 15, 1913

Frank H. Miller
Marlton Avenue

  537 Birch Street

1933 Robert Farland

Camden Courier-Post
June 23, 1933

  537 Birch Street

1947 vacant

  539 Birch Street

1947 Evelyn Rehrig

  541 Birch Street

1947 James F. Singhas


600 Block of Birch Street
By 1980s the entire block was gone, taken by Northgate II Townhomes

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  601 Birch Street

1947 Harry S, Helfrich

  603 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Anna McNally

  605 Birch Street

1947 Frank Marishak

  607 Birch Street

1947 Ralph C. Gregory

  609 Birch Street

1947 James C. Dilks

611, 613, 615, 617
619, 621, 623, 625
627, 629, 631, 633
& 635 Birch Street

1930 Census

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  611 Birch Street

1947 Ingolv Klungland
painter

  613 Birch Street

1947 Robert C. Pershing

  615 Birch Street

1947 Raymond W. Parsons

  617 Birch Street

1947 Harry B. Wright

  619 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Margaret Williams

  621 Birch Street

1900s-1910s Charles Daniels

  621 Birch Street

1900s-1910s
Charles T. Daniels

  621 Birch Street

1947 Frances Ruff

  622 Birch Street

1910s-1920s
James C. Edwards Family
1947 Mrs. Mary B. Siegel

  623 Birch Street

1947 Walter E. Kennedy

  624 Birch Street

1933 Bracewell's Express

  624 Birch Street

1947 Theresa Gramley

625 Birch Street

Private Enos S. Kimble

  625 Birch Street

1947 William G. Winterbottom

  626 Birch Street

1947 James Edwards

  627 Birch Street

1947 Harry F. Flippen

628 Birch Street

Sergeant James A. Edwards

  628 Birch Street

1947 John T. Everingham

629 Birch Street

Private First Class
John Otto Boyson

629 Birch Street

1930
Charles O'Brien & Family
Charles & Helen O'Brien
Helen O'Brien
Charles O'Brien Jr.

  630 Birch Street

1947 Edward W. Rossell

  631 Birch Street

1947 Hattie Ashley-Tainton

  632 Birch Street

1947 George J. Ritner

  633 Birch Street

1947 Martha Dorton

  634 Birch Street

1947 Robert C. Henderson

  635 Birch Street

1947 John F. Carter

  636 Birch Street

1947 William H. Shimp

  637 Birch Street

1947 Louis V. Schmidt

  638 Birch Street

1947 Raymond T. Rossell

  639 Birch Street

1947 Harold Kistner


700 Block of Birch Street
By 1970s the entire block was gone, taken by Northgate II high-rise apartment building

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  705 Birch Street

1947 Stanley Skokowski

  706 Birch Street

1947 Anthony Whitehead

  707 Birch Street

1947 James E. Parkinson

708 Birch Street

1910-1912
Edward F. Allen

1947 Michael H. Goy

  709 Birch Street

1947 Tony O. Franzello

  710 Birch Street

1947 Edgar Brenig

711 Birch Street

Private Ted  R. Bunalski

  711 Birch Street

1947 Joseph A. Jones

  712 Birch Street

1947 Howard Mauser

  713 Birch Street

1947 George E. Davis

  714 Birch Street

1947 William K. Peters

  715 Birch Street

1903
William F. Cooper & Family
William F. & Louisa Cooper

1905 William J. Holdzkorn

1906-1907 Frank Simmons

1907 Charles "C.J." Taylor Jr.

My great-great-uncle, Charles “CJ“ Taylor, Jr. was living at 715 Birch Street, Camden, NJ, as noted by my great grandfather, William Henry Taylor on ship’s manifest when he crossed from Liverpool to New York City in 1907 on the SS Haverford. He claimed to be going to stay with his brother when he arrived in port, April 9, 1907.

Kathleen Self Merkin
February 1, 2014

  715 Birch Street

1947 Joseph J. Miller

  716 Birch Street

1947 Mabel H. Jones

  717 Birch Street

1947 Daniel Forte

  718 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Ethel Gilmartin

  719 Birch Street

1947 Jerry Quinlan

  720 Birch Street

1947 Edward H. Rettberg

721 Birch Street

1907 Mrs. Amelia Kissileff
widow of August
1907 Isaac Kissileff
insurance

 I recently found this directory page listing my great grand father, Isaac Kissileff and his aunt, Amelia living at 721 Birch St., Camden in the 1907 Camden Directory. I thought you might like to add this to your site.

Mike Fuchs
July 2012

  721 Birch Street

1947 Robert Barracliffe

  722 Birch Street

1947 No Return

  723 Birch Street

1947 Walter Yates

  724 Birch Street

1947 Bernard R. McLaughlin

  725 Birch Street

1947 Clarence H. Potter

  726 Birch Street

1947 Louis F. Nuzzi

727 Birch Street

William Warner

Camden Courier-Post
October 20, 1931

  727 Birch Street

1947 Martin J. Barrett

  728 Birch Street

1947 Florence C. Elwell

Florence C. Elwell, of 728 Birch Street. Florence never had any children of her own and shared the house on Birch Street with her sister Mildred. "Aunt Floss" is what the neighborhood children called her. The two sisters quit their jobs and bought a retirement home in Salem, New Jersey. Their new home in Salem was beautiful compared to the row home on Birch Street.

Mike Larson
May 2012

  729 Birch Street

1947 Newton T. Smith

  730 Birch Street

1933 Louis C. Wurst

  730 Birch Street

1947 Edward Turmer

  731 Birch Street

1918-1923
Clifford Flennert
police

1947 Edward P. Biggard

732 Birch Street

1928 Charles Morgan

Camden Courier-Post
February 25, 1928

Frank F. Neutze
Rocco Palese
112th Field Artillery Armory

  732 Birch Street

1947 Sarah Randles

  734 Birch Street

1947 Anthony J. Buonomo

  736 Birch Street

1947 Edward Love


800 Block of Birch Street
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  804 Birch Street

1929 Mrs. Annie Gumbrell
1947 George Gumbrell

  805 Birch Street

1929 Vacant
1947 Edward P. Jasinski

  806 Birch Street

1938 Gertrude L. Higgins
1947 William Prasch

  807 Birch Street

1947 Otto W. Riess

  808 Birch Street

1947 Frank E. McDonnell

  809 Birch Street

1947 Jospeh E. Grittin

  810 Birch Street

1947 Harry J. Dempsey

  811 Birch Street

1947 Blaine F. McPherson

  812 Birch Street

1947 Charles S. Richards

813 Birch Street

1947 George B. Schaffer

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

  814 Birch Street

1929 Edward Koehler
1929-1947 Oscar Koehler

815 Birch Street

1929 Vacant

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

CAMDEN YOUTH HELD IN ARMY PISTOL THEFT

U. S. Marshall Bernard J. Tracy last night arrested Martin J. Corbert, 23, of 122 Pearl Street, Camden, in connection with the theft of a .45 caliber automatic pistol from the 157th Field Artillery Armory on Wright Avenue at Ninth street. He was lodged in Camden city jail for a hearing before U. S. Commissioner Wynn Armstrong this morning. 

As the result of a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Carl Weber, 21, of 815 Birch Street, was arrested two weeks ago, charged with larceny of government property and was held in Federal custody. According to Camden police, Weber implicated Corbert.

815 Birch Street

1938 Carl Weber

Camden Courier-Post
February 1, 1938

  815 Birch Street

1947 John Savich

  816 Birch Street

1947 Edward R. Fithian

817 Birch Street

1928 The Gillis Family

Camden
Courier-Post
February 20, 1928

Birch Street
South 2nd Street

Bernard Bertman
Harry Kreher

Artilo Alleva

 

  817 Birch Street

1947 Elmer S. Campbell

  818 Birch Street

1947 George Cox

  819 Birch Street

1947 Norman R. Campbell

  820 Birch Street

1907-1917
Frank Obenhaus & Family
Frank & Catherine Obenhaus
Franklin Obenhaus
Daniel Obenhaus - Catherine Obenhaus
Isabel Obenhaus - Thelma Obenhaus

1947 Elton H. Ackley

  821 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Emily B. Barracliffe

  822 Birch Street

1938
Charles MacNeir & Family
Charles & Lillian MacNeir
Charles MacNeir
Belford MacNeir
Frederick MacNeir
Edgar MAcNeir
Harrison MacNeir

1947 Ernest L. Delaney

  823 Birch Street

Sergeant George T. Senior

  823 Birch Street

1947 James J. Senior

  824 Birch Street

1947 Daniel C. Flemming

  825 Birch Street

1947 vacant

826 Birch Street

1923-1925
Charles Sheean & Family
printer
Charles & Ella Sheean
James Sheean
Harry Sheean

Camden Courier-Post
June 6, 1925

John T. Cleary
Frank Kiene
North 27th Street

1947 Charles C. Bray

  827 Birch Street

1947 Howard G. Carey

  828 Birch Street

Private First Class
George J. Villano

  828 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Gladys M. Gaffney

  829 Birch Street

1947 Elwyn L. Carter

  830 Birch Street

1947 Mrs. Mary J. Brown

  831 Birch Street

1947 Alex R. Szabo

  832 Birch Street

1947 Thomas H. Knight

832 Birch Street

1956
Adelbert J. "Duke" Kirk
Adelbert J. "Joe" Kirk Jr.

Left: Adelbert J. "Duke" Kirk

  833 Birch Street

1947 Francis E. Leonard

  834 Birch Street

1947 Edmund W. Hubler

  835 Birch Street

1947 Julia Bolston

  836 Birch Street

1915
Charles B. Reynolds & Family
Charles B. & Florence Reynolds


1947 John H. Dill

837 Birch Street

1930 Philip Weisen

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1930

1947 Stephen L. Pelphrey


Intersection of Birch Street & North 9th Street
   

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