Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Fern
 Street


FERN STREET runs east for three blocks from North 7th Street to North 10th Street between Linden and Pearl Streets in North Camden. Fern Street is probably best remembered for the bar at 800 Fern, known over the years as Clancy's Cafe, the New Mill Bar & Grille, Stew's Bar & Gril, and the Fern Grille. Much of Fern Street is no longer standing.

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

 Phil Cohen


1946 Map of Camden
Fern Street runs east from 7th Street, between Linden and Pearl Streets.


700 Block of Fern Street
700 Block
of
Fern Street

1952

  707 Fern Street

1924
1929 Frank Robinson
1947 Carlton Warwick

  709 Fern Street

1924
1929 Ernesrt E. McGee
1947 Charles Seeger

  711 Fern Street

1924
1929 John Olman
1947 Woodrow W. Ferrell

  713 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant
1947 Mrs. Florence L. Stiles

  714 Fern Street

1924
1929 Victor Grey
1947 Frank Kawecki
1947 Joseph H. Kawecki

  715 Fern Street

1894 John & Mary Irving
1894 Harry Irving
1929 Mrs. Margaret Peterson
1947 Vacant 

  716 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant 
1947
Mary Bernard

  717 Fern Street

1892
Albert C. Dildine

1929 William F. Otto
1947 Mrs. Anna B. Conway

  719 Fern Street

1910
Alfred W. Dilks

  719 Fern Street

1924
1929 Thomas A. Smith
1947 Mrs. Cecelia J. Homan

  721 Fern Street

1924
1929 Richard J. Furlong
1947 Vacant

  723 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant 

  723 Fern Street

1940
Charles MacNeir & Family
Charles & Lillian MacNeir
Harrison MacNeir
Charles MacNeir

  723 Fern Street

1947 William J. Tomlinson

  725 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant
1947 Mrs. Carrie L. DeRogatis

  727 Fern Street

1924
1929-1947 Mrs. Kathryn Merkle

  729 Fern Street

1924 
1929 No Listing
1947 Oscar J Miller

  731 Fern Street

1924
1929 James K. Lewis
1947 Edwin F. Taylor

732-734 Fern Street

1920s-1950s
O.B. Bebirian Company

732-734 Fern Street

1920s-1950s
O.B. Bebirian Company

732-734 Fern Street

1920s-1950s
O.B. Bebirian Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

Click on Image to Enlarge

  733 Fern Street

1917 Frederick Ballinghoff Family
Frederick & Sadie Ballinghoff
Evelyn Ballinghoff
Arthur F. Ballinghoff

  733 Fern Street

1924-1929 John Humphreys
1947 Harold J. Swain

  735 Fern Street

1924
1929 Lawrence Lyman
1947 Robert Jarvis

  736 Fern Street

1924
1929 William H. Prickett
1947 Theodore Rettberg Jr.

  737 Fern Street

1920 Frederick Ballinghoff Family
Frederick & Sadie Ballinghoff
Evelyn Ballinghoff
Arthur F. Ballinghoff

  737 Fern Street

1924Ralph Skill
1929 Mrs. Marian Smith
1947 No Return

  738 Fern Street

1929 Harry W. Anderson
1933 Samuel Schultz
1947 Thomas W. Loveland


800 Block of Fern Street
  800 Fern Street

1880s-1887 Rebecca Smith
boardinghouse
1888-1891 Dennis O'Leary
grocery
1902- September 1903
Jerry Sullivan
saloon
September 1903 Peter F. Morgan
saloon
1906 John Graham
saloon
1908-1910s John McGovern 
1910s-1924 Catherine McGovern
saloon
  1926-1936 Hugh P. Reilly
bar

800 Fern Street

1938-1949 Clancy's Cafe

Left: Mrs. Mary Clancy

Photo courtesy of
Cynthia Ackley Nunn

  800 Fern Street

1947 Albert Saunders
1947Robert M. Lawson

1954-1956 New Mill Bar & Grille  
1959 Stew's Bar & Grill 
1963-1968 Fern Grille
2004 Gone

  802 Fern Street

1924
1929 William Smith
1947 Arthur J. Lucha

  804 Fern Street

1924
1929 Bertram F. Matthe

1947 Richard F. Moll

  806 Fern Street

1924
1929-1947 Charles H. Brown

808 Fern Street

1918-1930s
Charles N. & Mary Ackley
Mary Ackley died in 1922
1930 Mildred Ackley McDonnell
1930 James McDonnell
1930 Charles Ackley Jr.
1930 Cynthia Ackley
1930 Regina Ackley
1930 Arthur Ackley

Left: Charles N. Ackley

 

  808 Fern Street

1947 Mrs. Ella M. Ferrell 

  809 Fern Street

1924
1929 Alma B. Miller 
1947 Venerando Cantarella 

  810 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant

MARRIAGE LICENSES
CAMDEN

George Albert Leary, 21, of 650 Berkley Street, and Ellen Jane Frame, 19, of 525 North Sixth Street.

Joseph C. Rapa, 25, of 606 South Fourth Street, and Margaret R. Schiave, 24, of 220 Royden Street.

Louis Doerr Jr., 22, of 810 Fern Street, and Marian Hawk. 17, of 2904 Buren Avenue.

Roman Bielicke, 20, of 1184 Lansdowne avenue, and Steffie Krystanovicz. 20, of 1077 Van Hook street.

ELKTON

Leon J. Kirk, 23. 934 Carpenter Street, and Ida V. Hope, 36, Oaklyn.

810 Fern Street

1938 Louis Doerr Jr.

Camden Courier-Post
February 8, 1938

  810 Fern Street

1947 Jacob W. Lacey

  811 Fern Street

1924
1929 Carl M. Hubler
1947  Mrs. Minnie L. Beverage

  812 Fern Street

1924
1929 Norman L. McDonough
1947  Jacob Updegraff

  813 Fern Street

1924
1929 Edward M. Broderick
1947 Helen R . Pietrezyk

  814 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Albert Ebinger

  815 Fern Street

1899 William E. Hibbert
1924
1929
1947
Norman MacDonald

  816 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Edward M. Erdman

  817 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Mrs. Anna M. Greely

  818 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Albert Genther

  819 Fern Street

Private Alfred W. Dilks
1900s-1910s

  819 Fern Street

Private Elmer Higgins Hunt
19
17

  819 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 LeRoy J. Schoell

  820 Fern Street

1917 David R. Ellis
1924
1929
1947 Frank P. Hudson
1947 
William G. Bennett
 trucking

  821 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Michael J. Hinch

  822 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Royden R. Waddy

  823 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 
Mrs. Emma M. Meincke

  824 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Frank G Santos

  825 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
George J. Waddleton

  826 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Vacant

  827 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
John H. Firefile

828 Fern Street

1917
Thomas Burns & Family
Thomas & Bertha Burns
Vera Burns

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 16, 1917

  828 Fern Street

1924 David J. Baxter Family
David J. & Leta B. Baxter
Leta E. Baxter
George P. Baxter

  828 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Henry Smith

  829 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Mrs. Margaret D. Beckett

  830 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Robert T. Hackett

  830 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Robert T. Hackett

830 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Robert T. Hackett

830 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Robert T. Hackett

830 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Robert T. Hackett

  831 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Theodore J. Lighthauser

  832 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Mrs. Gladys Stone

  833 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Charles R. Alexander

  834 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Clara Guthrie

  835 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Edward Collins

  836 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Mrs. Margaret Millaway

  837 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Thomas Fields
1959 Richard Dent

  838 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Richard Dent

  839 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 
Henry J. Orth

  840 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Mrs. Mary E. Guthrie

  841 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Irene M. Nolan

  843 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 No Return

  845 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
William J. Cassidy

  847 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947
Milton J. Deacon

  849 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947


Intersection of Fern Street & North 9th Street
   

900 Block of Fern Street
  907 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Fred G. Mills

  909 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Alfred S. Matthews

MRS. ALICE M. BROWN 

Mrs. Alice M. Brown died yesterday at her home, 911 Fern Street, of a heart attack, after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by five sons, Edward, Frederick, William, Charles and Howard; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Jordan, Mrs. Rebecca Goldy and Mrs. Edna Albrecht; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Jessup, thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of Camden. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, at Mrs. Jordan's home, 280 Elm street. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. 

911 Fern Street

1930s-1947
Frederick G. Brown & Family
Frederick G. & Alice
Brown
Edward Brown - Frederick Brown
William Brown - Charles Brown
Howard Brown
Florence Brown Jordan
Rebecca Brown Goldy
Edna Brown Albrecht

Camden Courier-Post
Fenruary 18, 1938

  911 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Howard Brown

  913 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Mrs. Bridget McCabe

  914 Fern Street

1924
1929 Wilson Hambrose
19
31 William Elberson
1947 Herman P. Campbell

  915 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Mrs. Emma W. Kuntz

  916 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 George A. Morris

  917 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant
1947 Carl V. Tuomisto

  918 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant
1947 Harold B. Lane

  919 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant

919 Fern Street

1932
William Bessing & Family
William & Bessing Bessing
James Bessing
William Bessing

Camden Courier-Post
June 2, 1932

  919 Fern Street

1947 Charles P. Green

  920 Fern Street

1924
1929 William M. Jenkins
19
32 Alda Prickett
1947 Vacant

  921 Fern Street

1924
1929 Vacant

  921 Fern Street

Staff Sergeant Ronald J. Pearce
1929-1930s

  921 Fern Street

1947 Harry Clevenger

  922 Fern Street

1924
1924
1947 Mrs. Florence I. Jarrett

  923 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Hilda M. Olbrich

  924 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Norman I. Robinson

  925 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Arch D. Chew

  926 Fern Street

1924
1929

926 Fern Street

1919-1931
William Kunitz & Family
William & Bessie Kunitz
Edward Kunitz
George & Ruth Kunitz
William Kunitz

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1930

  926 Fern Street

1947 William J. Veasey

  927 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Harry Chew

  928 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Ralph Kramer

  929 Fern Street

1924
1929

929 Fern Street

1930
Joseph Kelly & Family
Joseph & Nelly Kelly

Camden Morning Post
December 9, 1930

  929 Fern Street


1947 WIlliam Di Filippo

  930 Fern Street

1924
1929
1940

930 Fern Street

1943-1966
Raymond G. Bishop Sr. & Family
Raymond Sr. & Edith Augusta Bishop
(1914-1974) & (1921-2009)              
Raymond G. Bishop Jr. (1936-2002)           
Robert R. Bishop (1937-       )
Charles J. Bishop (1943-2008)
Ronald R. Bishop (1946-     )   
William Paul Bishop (1947-     )  

930 Fern Street

1943-1966
Raymond G. Bishop Sr. & Family
Raymond Sr. & Edith Augusta Bishop
(1914-1974) & (1921-2009)              
Raymond G. Bishop Jr. (1936-2002)           
Robert R. Bishop (1937-       )
Charles J. Bishop (1943-2008)
Ronald R. Bishop (1946-     )   
William Paul Bishop (1947-     )  

Left: Raymond G. Bishop
and Santa Claus aka Edward H. Wicker

  931 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Francis Wheeler

  932 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 No return

  933 Fern Street

1924
1929

933 Fern Street

1909
James Maloney

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 7, 1909

THREE WIN DIVORCES ON STORIES IN COURT
2 Wives and a Husband Find Complaints Unanswered; Elopement Annulled

Three divorces and an annulment were recommended yesterday by Advisory Master Erickson in Camden Chancery Court.

Mrs. Margaret Sheldon, 25, of 210 Ritchie Avenue, West Collingswood, testified her husband mixed a bad temper with drinking and as a result beat her from July, 1931, to March, 1936; when she left him. The husband, Stanley, now lives at 334 Vine Street.

Philip J. Marron, 620 Norway Avenue, Trenton, a traveling salesman, said his wife started an argument over his business trips that lasted three years. Mrs. Georgiana Marron resides at 933 Fern Street, Camden. Marron received custody of their four children.

Mrs. Betty Kushner, 28, of 1164 Empire Avenue, testified that her husband, Harry, 32, of Seventh and Thompson street, Philadelphia, deserted her four years after their marriage.

Mrs. Sheldon, Marron and Mrs. Kushner all won advisory divorce decrees.

An annulment was recommended for Emma Conneen, 23, of 6 Cove road, Merchantville, who eloped with Francis J., 3516 North Twenty-third street, Philadelphia, to Media in October, 1932. They never lived together as man and wife.

933 Fern Street

1910s-1950s
Phillip Marron & Family
Phillip & Georgianna Marron
Joseph Marron
James Marron
Mary Marron
Grace Marron

Camden Courier-Post
February 9, 1938

My name is Janet Jedrzejewski-Bierma, my grandmother was Georgiannia Marron who lived at 933 Fern Street, Camden, N.J. she had 4 children, Joe, Jim, Mary and my mother Grace who was once married to Joseph Zippilli, they had 2 children Loretta and Joseph Jr. and lived at 935 Fern.

After their divorce my mother then met my father Stanislaw Jedrzejewski (though I have been told they never married) we lived at 936 Fern Street and after the death of my grandmother Georgianna Marron we moved into her house at 933 Fern Street, out of that union I was born and my sister Georgianna Sophia Jedrzejewski. I was born 1954 and Georgianna 1957 we moved from Camden in 1965.

...continued below....

Janet Jedrzejewski-Bierma
December 21, 2010

  933 Fern Street

1947 August J. Lanni

  934 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 George J. McGroarty

1959-1960s
John S. Holliday & Family

  935 Fern Street

1924
1929 Charles Cramer

CAMDEN INCORPORATIONS

North Camden Young Republican Association: principal office, 940 Linden Street; agent. Sidney Liss. Objects: To advance true principles of good government, to inspire the welfare of the individual members, to promote the spirit of democracy throughout its members, to create a stronger interest among its members toward the Republican party, to create a feeling of sociability and friendship among the members, and to encourage social intercourse among the Republicans of North Camden. Trustees: Sidney Liss, 940 Linden Street; William Kirk, 734 Vine Street; Joseph V. Anderson, 532 Rex Place; Frank Nelson Jr. 921 Vine Street; Wilfred Fournier, 424 Bailey Street; Oliver Guthrie, 935 Fern Street; Charles Johnson; 536 Rex Place.

935 Fern Street


1938 Oliver Guthrie

Camden Couroer-Post
February 2, 1938

  935 Fern Street

1940s-1950s
Joseph S. Zippilli & Family
Joseph & Grace Marron Zippilli
 Loretta Zippilli
Joseph Zippilli Jr.

  935 Fern Street


1947 Joseph S. Zippilli

  936 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 Mr. Beatrice M. Wheeler

  936 Fern Street

1950s
Stanislaw Jedrzejewski & Family
Stanislaw & Grace Marron Jedrzejewski
Janet Jedrzejewski
Georgianna Sophia Jedrzejewski

Next door to us when we lived at 936 Fern were the Doyles on one side: Mary and Raymond their children Elizabeth, Michael and Patrick on the other side were the Hollidays. Next door to the Doyles was Sherry Martinez don't remember what her folks names were.

Across the street next to 933 Fern were the Wheelers (John) and on the end by the alley were the Dents. My cousins who lived on Cedar Street knew many of the other people on the street having gone to school with them they were a little older than me. The Bishops, The Gillespies. On the corner was the Linden Baptist Church across from there on the next block was Myra's it was a sub and candy store and across from there was Bens (I think) I know it was another store because we would go in there to get banana fudgecicles.

Janet Jedrzejewski-Bierma
December 21, 2010

  937 Fern Street

1924
1929
1947 George V. Ball

1956-1960s
Edmund Dent Jr. & Family

  938 Fern Street

1924
1929

1930
Susan Jones & Family
James O. Jones
Grace Jones

1947 William C. Figner

1959
Raymond Doyle & Family
Raymond & Mary Doyle
Elizabeth Doyle
Michael Doyle
Patrick Doyle

  939 Fern Street

1924
1929 No Listing
1947 No Listing

  940 Fern Street

1924
1929 Oliver Guthrie
1947 Edward H. Wicker

1960s
The Martinez Family
Sherry Martinez


Satellite View of Fern Street - 2006

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Sequence of 4 photographs taken by Camilo José Vergara of Fern Street in North Camden from 1979-2004. Clockwise from top left 1979, 1988, 1997, 2004.


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