Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Princess
Avenue


PRINCESS AVENUE is in Parkside, running south from Walnut Street to Euclid Avenue, east of Haddon Avenue.

Do you have an Princess Avenue memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


800 Block of Princess Avenue
813 Princess Avenue

1955-1969
Francis Sheet Metal Works

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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843 Princess Avenue

1955
E. Costanzo
Roofing-Siding

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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photo


859 Princess Avenue

1955-1969 Deputy Brothers
1980 Deputy Crown Inc.
engraving

1955 New jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages listing

  859 Princess Avenue

2004-2007 South Jersey Printing

  861 Princess Avenue

1969-1980s
South Jersey Exterminating Co., Inc.

873-883
Princess Avenue

1970s-2011 B.U.F.F. Hall

FireWatch Magazine
Summer 1977

873-883
Princess Avenue

1970s-2011 B.U.F.F. Hall.

FireWatch Magazine
Spring 1977

  899 Princess Avenue

2008 Z.N.R. Motors.


900 Block of Princess Avenue
  911 Princess Avenue

1969-1980s F&M Wire Company
lampshades
2008 Princess Avenue Auto Sales & Auto Body
2008 Sunshine Motors

   
   

1000 Block of Princess Avenue
  1000 Princess Avenue

1947
1956-1980 Parkside Auto Service
also known in 1950s as Pete's Garage

  1001 Princess Avenue

1947

  1002 Princess Avenue

1947

  1003 Princess Avenue

1947

  1004 Princess Avenue

1947

  1005 Princess Avenue

1947

  1006 Princess Avenue

1947

  1008 Princess Avenue

1947

  1010 Princess Avenue

1947

1011 Princess Avenue

1947-1950s
Anthony J. Narciso & Family

Nettie and Tony Narciso
1011 Princess Avenue backyard - 1952

Photo courtesy of Loretta Petrillo

  1011 Princess Avenue

1950s-1990s
James Bagby & Family
James & Lois Bagby

Our neighbors were Mr.& Mrs. James and Lois Bagby.  They lived there until Mr. Bagby died and Mrs. Bagby moved to Woodbury only in about the last ten years.  They bought their house in the 50s from the Narcisco family who moved to Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey where they had a florist shop.  That was 1011 Princess Avenue.

Loretta Petrillo
June 2009

  1012 Princess Avenue

1947

  1013 Princess Avenue

1924-1943
George C. Boone Family
George C. & Laura Boone
Edna Wasserman

  1013 Princess Avenue

1943-1952
Maurice Boone
& Family
Maurice & Edna Boone
David Boone
Michael Boone

  1013 Princess Avenue

1952-July 1, 1960
James N. Petrillo & Family

James N. Petrillo & Angeline Tomassone Petrillo
James A. Petrillo
Loretta A. Petrillo 

My parents met at work in RCA in 1943.   I don't remember too much about those years as when we moved I was a few months from turning 8 years old.  I do remember going to Kindergarten at the Parkside School.  We used to walk, just us kids with a guard at the Blvd for a half a day of school.  Our teacher was Mrs. Wheeler who moved back to Wheeling, West Virginia after that school year.  1956-1957 I remember stopping at a store and buying penny candy with the other kids on the way home.  The next two year I attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School. We had to wait for a bus at the corner of Park Boulevard and Princess. The same corner that my aunt had her house which was also the corner where the YUM YUM guy stopped in the summer and we all got our YUM YUM.  Then we had a neighbor who lived on our same side of Princess Avenue a few houses down from ours toward Park Blvd and his name was Mike Doto (his wife Ruby) a son Eddie and daugher Carlotta and Mr. Doto became the first Mr. Softy that I can remember.  They moved to Bellmawr, NJ in the 60s.  Close to their house was a family named DeCerbo and they had about three children I believe.  I hope this helps you make some connection.  I will ask my brother if he remembers more info for you.

Loretta Petrillo
June 2009

  1014 Princess Avenue

1950s-1960s
Thomas Lopez & Family
Thomas & Angie Lopez
Maryanne Lopez
Steve Lopez
Salvatore Lopez

Directly across the street from us were Thomas and Angie Lopez. They had three children Maryanne, Steve and Salvatore. They moved a few years after us to Magnolia, New Jersey. 

Loretta Petrillo
June 2009

  1015 Princess Avenue

1947-1950s
Harry J. Schnittlinger & Family
Harry & Bertha Schnittlinger
Arthur Schnitttlinger
George Schnittlinger
Henry Schnittlinger

At 1015 were people named Schnittlinger. They moved about two or three years before we did. 

Loretta Petrillo
June 2009

  1017 Princess Avenue

1947

1017 Princess Avenue

Damaged by Fire March 13, 2012

  1019 Princess Avenue

1947 Frank. H. Reese

  1021 Princess Avenue

1947

  1020 Princess Avenue

1933
J. Hobart Hampton & Family
Herbert Hampton

1020 Princess Avenue

1933
Herbert Hampton & Family
Herbert & Naomi Hampton

June 1933

  1020 Princess Avenue

1947 Thomas A. Parker

  1023 Princess Avenue

1924 George Plotnick
1947

  1024 Princess Avenue

1920s-1930s
Norman Albinson Sr. & Family
Norman & Alice Albinson
Norman Albinson Jr.

1024 Princess Avenue

Sergeant Norman Albinson Jr.

  1025 Princess Avenue

1924 Jacob Naden
1928 The Watkins Family
1929 Vacant

  1027 Princess Avenue

1947

  1028 Princess Avenue

1924-1929
Lester Richardson & Family
Lester & Katherine Richardson
Richard Richardson
1947

  1029 Princess Avenue

1947-1950s
Emmett Marra & Family
Emmett M. & Laura Marra
Mrs. Fannie Marra
Joseph Marra

1950s-1960s
Carl J. DiCerbo & Family
Carl J. & Margaret L. DiCerbo

  1031 Princess Avenue

1947

  1033 Princess Avenue

1947 

  1034 Princess Avenue

1947-1960s
 WInfield G. LeViseur & Family
Battalion Chief, Camden Fire Department
Winfield & Sarah LeViseur

  1035 Princess Avenue

Private Frank Gembalik

  1035 Princess Avenue

1947
Michael Doto & Family
Michael & Ruby Doto

We had a neighbor who lived on our same side of Princess Avenue a few houses down from ours toward Park Blvd and his name was Mike Doto,  his wife Ruby, a son Eddie and daughter Carlotta. Mr. Doto became the first Mr. Softee that I can remember.  They moved to Bellmawr, NJ in the 60s.  Close to their house [1029 Princess- PMC] was a family named DiCerbo and they had about three children I believe. 

Loretta Petrillo
June 2009

1037 Princess Avenue

1947 Walter W. Crim

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1932

  1038 Princess Avenue

1910s-1920s
William H. Canning

  1039 Princess Avenue
1947
  1040 Princess Avenue

1924-1928 Samuel Adelman
1929 Vacant

  1041 Princess Avenue

1924-1928
William Kline Family
William V. & Leona Kline
William Kline
1929 John T. Ramos
1947

  1042 Princess Avenue

1924-1929
Jacob Supnick Family
Jacob & Fannie Supnick

1043 Princess Avenue

Private Albert R. Bryan

  1043 Princess Avenue

1947

  1044 Princess Avenue

1924-1929 Samuel Lambersky

  1045 Princess Avenue
1947
  1046 Princess Avenue
1929 Pete DiVito
  1047 Princess Avenue

1947

  1049 Princess Avenue

1947

  1051 Princess Avenue

1947 George B. Park

1052 Princess Avenue

1947 George B. Park

2012 Gone

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1052 & 1054
Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

  1053 Princess Avenue

1947 

MOTORIST FINED $5 FOR LACKING LICENSE

Stanton Brown, 18, of 1060 Princess avenue, arrested by Patrolman Fred Wyman and Norris Fisher, of Pennsauken township, for driving without a license, was fined $5 and $2.50 costs last night by Police Recorder George E. Yost.

Andrew Williams, 25, of 5001 Chapel avenue, Pennsauken township, was given a suspended sentence 
on charge of failing to carry his driver's license. He was arrested by Sergeant Willis Perkins.

Paul E. Davis, 500 Mercer street, Hightstown, arrested by State Inspector Harry Pigott on Route 25 
for speeding, was fined $5 and $2.50 costs.

1053 Princess Avenue

1938
Stanton Brown

Camden Courier-Post
February 12, 1938

 

1054 Princess Avenue

1947 George B. Park

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1056 Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1056 & 1058
Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1058
Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1060 Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1060 & 1062
Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1061 Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1061 & 1063
Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1062 Princess Avenue

1924-1929 William Perrit 

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1063 Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1065 Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1065 & 1067
Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

  1066 Princess Avenue

1947
Constintino Sacarimbolo & Family
Constintino & Rose Scarimbolo
worked at Campbell Soup

1067 Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1069 Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1069 Princess Avenue

1936
Harry W. Hewitt
1947

1069 & 1071
Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012

1071 Princess Avenue

1947

Photograph Taken August 1, 2012


1100 Block of Princess Avenue
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  1114 Princess Avenue

1924-1929 Peter Kelly
1947 Myer Listick

1115 Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 28, 2011

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1115 & 1117
Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 28, 2011

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1117 Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 28, 2011

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1117 Princess Avenue

1942
Henry Herman Danzenbaker & Family
H. Herman & Mabel Danzenbaler

World War II Draft Card

1119 Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 28, 2011

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1119 & 1121
Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 28, 2011

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1121 Princess Avenue

Photograph Taken August 28, 2011

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  1123 Princess Avenue

1924-1948
James A. Flannery & Family
iron worker
James A. & Mary Flannery
James A. Flannery Jr.
real estate
Winifred Flannery
Catherine Flannery
Francis Flannery

  1125 Princess Avenue

1914
Lewis Lee

  1125 Princess Avenue

1924-1929 Howard Branson

1128 Princess Avenue
1128 Princess Avenue
  1134 Princess Avenue

1914
Alvin WIlke & Family
Alvin & Elizabeth Broomley Wilke
Joseph Bromley Jr.

  1136 Princess Avenue

1969
William C. Downing
Downing's Piano Service

My mother was raised at 1139 Princess Avenue. Helen and Paul Avis were her parents. My grandfather, Paul, died when I was about 4 months old and my grandmother, Helen Roork Avis, passed in approximately 1965. Helen moved from the 1139 Princess Avenue property in approximately 1959. 

Until the day my grandmother moved I spent a tremendous amount of time at that home. It was simply my second home. 

The Cangelosi family whose photo is shown were our neighbors. The homes were side by sides and the Cangelosis were attached to my grandmother's home. The nicest people. My grandmother and Mrs. Cangelosi were good friends and I always enjoyed seeing her and spoke to her often. My mother was the second eldest of 8 children. My mother and her older brother graduated from Camden High and the 
other six graduated from Woodrow Wilson. My mother and I spent a number of years living in the Cramer Hill section which was also very nice. For a very short period I attended Woodrow Wilson and loved it.

Janice Bennett
October 20, 2012

1139
Princess Avenue

1924-1959
Paul R. Avis Family
Paul R. & Helen Roork Avis
Lynn Avis
Irwin Avis
Jean Avis
Caryl Avis
Charlotte Avis
Lola Avis
Norma Avis
Glen Avis

  1141 Princess Avenue

1929
Walter T. McVey Family
Walter T. & Anna McVey
Walter McVey

1141 Princess Avenue

1947-1962 The Cangelosi Family
Pietro & Ethel Cangelosi

Front row: Mariana - Joseph - Maria
Top Row: Sadie - Ethel - Pietro - Rosalia

Several rescued from Camden fire

Several residents were rescued from the rooftop of a Camden home after it caught fire early Saturday, according to Camden Fire Chief Ralph Roberts. The two-alarm fire, at 1141 Princess Avenue, was reported at 4:33 a.m. and brought under control about an hour later.

When firefighters arrived, they discovered heavy fire on the first floor that spread to the second floor. Three to five people were rescued from the rooftop by emergency personnel. One victim was treated for injuries on location but did not require hospital treatment.

The fire spread to two adjoining homes, causing minor damage. No one in those homes was injured.

One dog died. The fire is under investigation.

1141 Princess Avenue

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 2007

1144 Princess Avenue

1940s-1950s
John V. Wilkie

 

  1144 Princess Avenue

1969 William R. Wilkie

En Route to Continent

MISS CARLA J. ZINK

1144 Princess Avenue

1938
William F. Zink & Family
Carla J. Zink


Camden Courier-Post
February 16, 1938

Miss Zink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Zink, of 1151 Princess avenue, this city, was snapped as she sailed from New York aboard the S. S. Bremen for Switzerland and Germany, where she will remain until late Summer..

  1152 Princess Avenue

1910s-1921
David Griffiths


1155 Princess Avenue

1929-1950s
Frederick Stanton Family
Frederick & Catherine Stanton

  1157 Princess Avenue

1924-1929 George S. Dill
yardmaster

1157 Princess Avenue

1949-1963 Frank Yocolano & Family
Frank & Marie Yocolano
Pat Yocolano

1157 Princess Avenue

1949-1963 Frank Yocolano & Family
Frank & Marie Yocolano
Pat Yocolano

1157 Princess Avenue

1949-1963 Frank Yocolano & Family
Frank & Marie Yocolano
Pat Yocolano

Photograph Taken December 25, 1954

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My Grandmother lived at 1141 Princess Avenue while Mr. and Mrs. Wilkie lived at 1144 Princess, right across the street. I grew up at 1157 Princess and while Mr. Wilkie was as nice as a man could be, we were surely at our best behavior when he was home. A "no nonsense" type of guy.

Pat Yocalano
September 2007

1157 Princess Avenue

1949-1963 Frank Yocolano & Family
Frank & Marie Yocolano
Pat Yocolano

The marriage of Mrs. Evelyn Clinger Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry, A. Clinger, of 120 South Thirty-second Street, and Elmer Y. Gaskill, nephew of Miss Mary V. Yerkes, of 1160 Princess Avenue, with whom he makes his home, takes place at noon today in the parsonage of the Gloucester Methodist Church. 

The ceremony will be performed by Rev. Oliver C. Apgar, pastor of the church. Mrs. Harry Boileau, of Camden, sister of the bride, and Samuel J. Huntzinger, Sr., of Merchantville, are the only attendants. 
Immediately following, Mr. Gaskill and his bride will leave for Florida, where before returning to this city, they will join Mr. and Mrs. Huntzinger and their son, Samuel Huntzinger, Jr., at Fort Pierce. 

1160 Princess Avenue

1932
Miss Mary V. Yerkes
Elmer Y. Gaskill

Camden Courier-Post
June 11, 1932

Evelyn Clinger Clark
Henry A. Clinger
South 32nd street

 



1161 Princess Avenue

1919-1932
William A. Saumenig & Family
locomotive engineer
William A. & Mary Saumenig
Lewis H. Saumeig
Doris E. Saumeing
Althea A. Saumenig

Trenton Evening Times
December 19, 1926

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1932 & June 18, 1932

 

 

 

 

 










  1163 Princess Avenue

1920s-1965
Joseph W. Sharp & Family

Late 1940s-1954
Preston Lindeborn & Family
Preston & Mary Ellen Sharp Lindepborn
Beverly Lindeborn

1163 princess avenue was owned during the 20's through the 60's by Joseph W. Sharp. My mother was his daughter, and she. My father and I lived there from the late 40's through 1954. We were Prestom and Mary Ellen Lindeborn and daughter Beverly. The Yocolanos were our friends. Their son, Pat, was my best buddy when we were very little.

Beverly Lindeborn
June 5, 2011

  1163 Princess Avenue

1965-2000
Ada T. Bracey

In 1965 the home was purchased by Ada T. Bracey, she lived there until her death in 2000.

She was a one woman beautification committee, always willing to assist her neighbors with planting their front and back yards. Her roses were the envy of the neighborhood. She was loved by all who knew her for her generosity, baked goods and delectable treats. 

Cheryl Leftwich
March 29, 2014

  1166 Princess Avenue

1929 John D. Ermelios
1929 Spiro Ermelios
1947 Frank G. Manion

  1175 Princess Avenue

1947 Simon Schuster
Late 1950s-1960s The W. Slupski Family

  1177 Princess Avenue

1920-1922
David Laibow Family
confectionary
David & Manya Laibow
Rose Laibow
Louis Laibow
Ann Laibow
Julius Laibow
Esther Laibow
Martin Laibow

At the corner of Princess and Wildwood Avenues was a store called “Manion’s” run by the Manion family as early as 1951. The store was caddie-corner from Parkside School and was primarily an ice cream store with a soda fountain specializing in great ice cream sodas, sundaes and “penny candies”, (some were even 2 for a penny). They also had quite an assortment of groceries etc. I recall buying cigarettes for my parents at $.19 cents a pack and the Courier Post for a nickel. When smokes went up to $.21 cents a pack my Dad swore he would quit. I wonder if he would be a smoker today at $6 bucks a pack.

In the middle 50’s Mrs. Manion started a job while someone else ran the family store. My mother took care of little Frankie Manion (a little redheaded demon as I recall) for a few bucks a week while Mrs. Manion was at work. Shortly after that the Manions were moving to Pennsauken and a Jewish immigrant and his family purchased the store and gave it their family name of “Zimmer’s”. Mr. Zimmer ran the store with his wife and her sister as well as her husband Mr. Wasser.

The Zimmer family quickly changed the store from a soda fountain to a variety/grocery store and what a variety they had. After a few years Mr. Wasser opened a carbon copy of Zimmers store right across the street selling more delicatessen types of fare than his brother-in-law. I still recall the Hebrew newspapers sold there as Parkside was comprised mostly of Jews and Italians at that time. Apparently there were plenty of customers for both stores to make a living since they survived well after my family moved on to the suburbs in 1963. To the best of my knowledge there were never any other stores or businesses on Princess Avenue which runs from Chestnut Street to Euclid Avenue.

Pat Yocolano
 November 2008

1177 Princess Avenue

1924 Harry Specter
varieties
1977 Jacob D. Raffel
confectionary
1947-1956
Manion's Sweet Shop
Frank J. Manion
confectionary
1959-1969
Zimmer's
Joseph Zimmer
varieties & groceries

2008 Arias Mini-market
groceries


1200 Block of Princess Avenue
  1200 Princess Avenue

1947 Parkside Public School

  1201 Princess Avenue

1924-1947 Madison's Delicatessen
James & Bessie Madison
1956-1960s
R. Wasser's Delicatessen

  1203 Princess Avenue

1910s-1930s
Clarence G. Wyatt & Family
Charles G. & Laura Waytt
Samuel H. Wyatt

  1220 Princess Avenue

May-June 1933 Leroy Jenkins

  1213 Princess Avenue

1947 Louis Cirucci

1219 Princess Avenue

1930s
Cornelius McDonough

Camden Courier-Post
July 31, 1941

Camden Marine Terminal
Beckett Street
Lansdowne Avenue
Harry Leonard

  1226 Princess Avenue

1932 Ray Jenkins

  1226 Princess Avenue

1916-1920
David Laibow Family
David & Manya Laibow
Rose Laibow
Louis Laibow
Ann Laibow
Julius Laibow
Esther Laibow
Martin Laibow

  1227 Princess Avenue

1980 Rev. R. McLendon

1233 Princess Avenue

1930
William Collier & Family
Mr. & Mrs. William Collier
Dolores Collier

Camden Courier-Post
Secember 8, 1930

  1240 Princess Avenue

1947 Vito Moles

1240 Princess Avenue

1910s-1924
Herman Z. Cutler Family
Herman Z. and Yetta Cutler
Dorothy Cutler
Harry Cutler
Abraham Cutler

  1240 Princess Avenue

1956 Mrs. Molly Schwartz

  1246 Princess Avenue

1924 Benjamin Natal

1249 Princess Avenue

1910s-1940
John Painter

 

  1250 Princess Avenue

1918-1951
Bernard A. Gallagher
City Fire Marshall 1928-1949

  1253 Princess Avenue

1924-1947
Anthony Oberst Sr. & Family
Anthony & Magdalena Oberst
Anthony Oberst Jr.
John A. Oberst
Joseph L. Oberst
George A. Oberst

Louise M. Oberst

1947 Central Building & Loan Association
1947 Louise M. Oberst

  1258 Princess Avenue

1947
Mrs. Ethel F. Rittenhouse

1260 Princess Avenue

1947-1950s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

2011 Mt. Hope
Union African Methodist Episcopal Church

Photograph taken August 24, 2011

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1260 Princess Avenue

1947-1950s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Evelyn and David Reich of 2627 Cramer Street in East Camden, with their daughter, Janice, outside Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, around 1952


1300 Block of Princess Avenue
  1300 Princess Avenue

1947 No Listing
1980 Dr. M.M.  Khan
1980 Dr. Y.J. Manigat

1303 Princess Avenue

1923-1954
Dr. Kirk B. Barb & Family
Dr Kirk B. & Mary McDonnell Barb
Mary Catherine Barb
Eileen Patricia Barb
Dr. John McDonnell Barb

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1980 No Listing

  1308 Princess Avenue

1924-1969 Samuel A. Siris & Family
Samuel A. & Rose Siris
Fred Siris
Raymond L. Siris
Arthur Siris

  1310 Princess Avenue

1918-1920s Samuel A. Siris & Family
Samuel A. & Rose Siris
Fred Siris
Raymond L. Siris
Arthur Siris

1310 Princess Avenue

1930s Philip Steinberg & Family
Philip & Fanny Steinberg
David 
Rose 
Samuel 
Dorothy 
Ben Zion Steinberg

1930 Bernard Kushner & Family
Bernard & Gertrude Steinberg Kushner
Alvin Kushner
William Kushner

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Philip and Fanny were my grandparents. They had six children.  5 are listed under them - David, Rose, Samuel, Dorothy and Benjamin (who is really Ben Zion, my father).  Their 6th child was Gertrude, who married Bernard (Baruch) Kushner and they are listed right after the Steinbergs in the census. I do not know who abraham kushner is.   Bernard and Gertrude had two sons - Alvin, who recently passed away and William - aka Bill - who is my eldest cousin and who has the best recall of all the family and life is Camden. 

Saul Steinberg
November 23, 2010

1318 Princess Avenue

June 13, 1940

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  1318 Princess Avenue

1920-1969 Harry Nurock & Family

  1319 Princess Avenue

1929-1969 John Rusch Family

  1324 Princess Avenue

1929 Mrs. Gertrude DiMedio
1947-1969 Benjamin DiMedio

  1326 Princess Avenue

1920 Arthur J. Podmore
1947 Richard DiMedio

  1329 Princess Avenue

1931 John Bayer
1947 Joseph Ruttenberg

1333 Princess Avenue

Corporal John A. Mlynarczyk Jr.

  1333 Princess Avenue

1967-1980 John Phoenix

1339 Princess Avenue

1914
Arthur J. Podmore & Family
Arthur J. & Florence Podmore

Philadelphia Inquirer
Novemer 11, 1914

Victor S. King
Newton B.T. Roney
Kaighns Point Land Association

1339 Princess Avenue

1932
Gaetano Leurini & Family

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1932

Antonio DiPaolo
Victory Trust Company

  1343 Princess Avenue

1910s-1920s Clifford Cosgrove & Family
Clifford & Florence Cosgrove
Clifford J. Cosgrove
Robert J. Cosgrove

1343 Princess Avenue

Corporal Robert J. Cosgrove

1343 Princess Avenue

1938 Alice Miller

Camden Courier-Post
February 10, 1938

1345 Princess Avenue

1927
Andrew Miller & Family

Miss Alice E. Miller, of 1345 Princess avenue, is motoring to Miami, Fla., for a two weeks' stay.

1345 Princess Avenue

1938 Alice Miller

Camden Courier-Post
February 16, 1938

  1347 Princess Avenue

1947 Rocco Fanelle

  1353 Princess Avenue

1929-1947 Harry J. Kobus

  1361 Princess Avenue

1924-1929
Robert G. Schroeder & Family
Robert G. & Amelia Schroeder
County Coroner
voce-president, B.F. Schroeder & Sons So. Inc
funeral home

1947 Herman A. Vieser

1367 Princess Avenue

1922-1943
Simon Hermann & Family
tailor
Simon & Esther Hermann
Rose Hermann
Samuel Hermann
Ida Hermann
Jennie Hermann
Eva Hermann

Samuel Hermann & Family
Samuel & Reba Hermann
Annie Hermann - Milton Hermann

Camden Courier-Post
June 17, 1932

Frank H. Ryan

1369 Princess Avenue

1940-1947 George Weber & Family
George & Mary C. Weber


1400 Block of Princess Avenue
1401-03 Princess Avenue

1920s-1920s Holl Funeral Home
Arthur Holl
1947-1950s Berschler Funeral Home
David Berschler

Photo March 16, 2003

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1401-03 Princess Avenue

1920s-1920s Holl Funerel Home
Arthur Holl
1947 Berschler Funeral Home
David Berschler, undertaker

Photo March 16, 2003

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  1401 Princess Avenue
(apartment)

1939 James Carr
1947 Robert Heiser

  1402 Princess Avenue

1924-1929 Harry Mackler

1403 Princess Avenue
(apartment)

1947
William H. Heiser

  1409 Princess Avenue

1939 James Carr

  1410 Princess Avenue

1940
William Rothman & Family
William & Rae Rothman
Paul Rothman

1411 Princess Avenue

1943
Antonio Caridi & Family
Antonio & Anna Caridi
Frank P. Caridi - Joseph Caridi
Pasquale "Pat" Caridi

Camden Courier-Post
November 15, 1943

1411 Princess Avenue

1906-1909
Philip J. Deegan & Family
Philip & Emma Louisa Deegan
Theresa Deegan - Philip Deegan
Maurice Deegan - Harry Deegan
Katie Deegan

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 5, 1906

MISS ADELAID HANKINS
Miss Adelaid Hankins, a lifelong resident of Camden, died yesterday at the home, 1421 Princess avenue. She was the daughter of the late Elias and Marie Hankins and is survived by a sister, Miss Laura Hankins, with whom she lived. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m., Thursday, at 1401 Princess avenue. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

HANKINS—On February 14, 1938, Adelaid, daughter of the late Elias and Maria Hankins (nee Rubert) and sister of Laura Hankins, of 1421 Princess Ave., Camden, N. J.
Relatives and friends are Invited to attend the funeral services on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Holl Funeral Home, 1401 Princess Ave., Camden, N. J. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery. 
Friends may call Wednesday evening.

1421 Princess Avenue

1938
Miss Laura Hankins
Miss Adelaid Hankins

Camden Courier-Post
February 15, 1938

1426 Princess Avenue

1923-1959
Rabbi Naftali Riff
Congregation Sons of Israel

1431 Princess Avenue

1930-1932
Adolph Stroehle & Family
Adolph & Fanny Stroehle
Frances Stroehle
Marian Stroehle

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1932

1433 Princess Avenue

Corporal Israel Goldstein

  1434 Princess Avenue

1960-2015
J.M. Wyche & Family
Dorothy Wyche

1449 Princess Avenue

1915 Lewis F. Holl
1915 Jeanette Bryant

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 18, 1915


1400 Block of Princess Avenue
  1451 Princess Avenue

1924 Winfield W. Holl
contractor

1947 Richard H. Holscher


  1453 Princess Avenue

1929 Frank Bucci
1947 Milton Eisenhardt

  1454 Princess Avenue

1924 Max Cooperson
1929 Samuel D. Matter
1947-1969 Henry Ciechanowski
undertaker

1470 Princess Avenue

1947s-1970s
Arthur F. Besser Sr. & Family
Arthur F. & Emma Besser
Arthur F. Besser Jr.
optician

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Arthur Besser Sr. had worked for many years in the Camden Cout Register of Deeds office. The family moved to Camden from Magnolia in thr 1940s. Arthur Besser Sr. died in 1968. Arthur Besser Jr. and his mother had moved to Merchantville by 1977. 

 

CALL LETTERS GIVEN RADIO AMATEURS HERE

Washington, Feb. 13.—Call letters for the operation of amateur radio stations have been assigned to several residents of Camden, N. J., and nearby communities, the Federal Communications Commission announced. 

They include: Russell W. Finger, of 312 Morse street, Camden, W3BFH; Robert W. Somers, of 310 Ellis street, Glassboro, W3HHY; Albert J. Wilkinson of 66 Mary street, Bordentown, W3HHZ, and Arthur H. Stead of 1472 Princess avenue, Camden, W3EHU.

1472 Princess Avenue

1938
Arthur H. Stead
W3EHU

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938


1484 Princess Avenue

1914-1917
George F. Moore & Famiy
George F. & Lydia Moore









Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 1917

WW1 Draft Card













1489 Princess Avenue

1930s-1943
George L. Boone

  1493 Princess Avenue

1924-1929
George J. Nowrey

  1497 Princess Avenue

1924 Arthur E. Armitage
1929 Jacob J. Hornfeld

1505 Princess Avenue

1938 "Trixie"

Camden Courier-Post
February 23, 1938

  1513 Princess Avenue

1924 Harry A. Berger
1929 Joseph O'Hara
1947 Urquhart Ward

1513 Princess Avenue

1947
Urquhart Ward

 

Camden Courier-Post - January 24, 1928

2 Boys Nearly Drown as Dog Rescue Fails
One Swims in Icy Creel to Take Rope From Shore

Death in the icy water of a Cooper River tributary was the fate that almost overtook a 9-year-old Camden schoolboy who late yesterday risked his life to save a shivering little stray puppy he discovered floating down the stream on a block of ice.

Few epics of the sea have the elements of adventure and heroism that are woven into this story.

Richard Richardson, 9 years old, 1028 Princess Avenue, was the outstanding hero. He spent 39 minutes clinging to pieces of ice and debris in the stream after his attempt to save the puppy had failed. Today he was in Cooper hospital suffering from extreme exposure.

But young Richard wasn’t the only hero of the day. There were four of his playmates with him when he tried to rescue the animal in distress. This little “supporting cast” came in for its share of glory. When Richard slipped into the water all of them showed “grown-up’ presence of mind and to them goes credit for saving their companion’s life.

Playing After School

Robert Perrit, 15 years old, 1062 Princess Avenue; Howard Hadleman, 10 years old, 1040 Princess Avenue; William Kline, 12 years old, 1041 Princess Avenue; and William Watkins, 13 years old, 1025 Princess Avenue, were playing with the Richardson boy at the foot of Pine Street after school.

Parallel with Pine Street, running from the end of the roadway to the Baird Avenue bridge, there is a stream 30 feet wide, which was dredged out when the course of Cooper River was changed several years ago. A swift current is formed by the overflow of the river. 

It was beginning to grow dark when the youngsters were  

“Aw gee it wasn’t nothing”. That was the way William Watkins, 13 years old, 1025 Princess Avenue, who is shown above, expressed today his rescue of Richard Richardson, 9 years old, 1028 Princess Avenue, pictured below. Richard was attempting to save a marooned puppy in a tributary of Cooper River when he fell into the icy water.

attracted to the stream by the yelps of a dog. They ran to the bank and found a forlorn looking puppy floating away on a piece of ice that had broken from the shore. Although he was the youngest of the group, his love of animals is the greatest and so it was young Mr. Richardson who decided that Fido as they called him, should be rescued.

The fearless little boy walked out into the center of the stream, stepping from one block of ice to another in the fashion of Simon Legree in that blood-curdling melodrama, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”

Just Misses Dog  

While the four on shore shouted a warning, Richard, within reach of the dog, slipped into the water.

Instead of being frightened into confusion, the little quartet was electrified into action. Hadleman and Watkins remained on shore futilely attempting to get to the boy who was splashing around in the water, while Kline and Perrit ran 100 yards to the plant of the Taylor White Extracting Company.

There they told the story of what had happened as calmly as they could to John Simpkins, of Mt. Ephraim Avenue and Spruce Street, and Morton Ashton, 100 Evergreen Avenue, Woodlynne.

The two men grabbed several planks and a coil of rope, and followed the youthful pair back to the water’s edge.

Richard was still paddling about in the stream, clinging to pieces of ice that slipped from his grasp almost as soon as he touched them. It was obvious that he was almost exhausted. 

Simpkins and Ashton tied a rope onto the Watkins boy’s waist, set him afloat on a large plank and gave him an end of another rope to tie to Richard. The plan was a good one, but it almost failed, for just as William had paddled him out to where Richard was struggling, almost 20 feet from the south bank, he fell from his improvised raft. Just as the boy he fought to rescue had fallen into the water within inches of the puppy. 

Bravely Gives Rope.

But William was determined to show the grit that had been displayed by Richard. Without a single shout for help or a cry of distress, he struggled on a few feet more and handed the almost exhausted boy the end of the rope. 

Simpkins and Ashton then pulled the pair to shore. 

At the offices of the Taylor White Company, the pair was undressed and rubbed dry. W. E. Shore, 1425 Ormond Avenue, took Richard to Cooper Hospital, while the other four, praise for their heroism unsung, disappeared.  

It is story to rival the rescue tales of many a seafaring gentleman, but it has two strange bits of anti-climax. 

Before Robert and Howard and William and young Watkins went home, they returned to the bank of the stream, the dog had vanished, apparently to the bottom. 

And half an hour later. William Watkins, his clothes soaked and his face covered with mud, received a spanking for getting home late for dinner.  


Princess Avenue as remembered by Pat Yocolano

My earliest memory of growing up in Parkside was at 1157 Princess Avenue as early as 1950.

My Grandparents Pietro and Ethel Cangelosi lived 8 houses away at 1141 Princess Avenue

At the corner of Princess and Wildwood Avenues was a store called “Manion’s” run by the Manion family as early as 1951. The store was caddie-corner from Parkside School and was primarily an ice cream store with a soda fountain specializing in great ice cream sodas, sundaes and “penny candies”, (some were even 2 for a penny). They also had quite an assortment of groceries etc. I recall buying cigarettes for my parents at $.19 cents a pack and the Courier Post for a nickel. When smokes went up to $.21 cents a pack my Dad swore he would quit. I wonder if he would be a smoker today at $6 bucks a pack.

In the middle 50’s Mrs. Manion started a job while someone else ran the family store. My mother took care of little Frankie Manion (a little redheaded demon as I recall) for a few bucks a week while Mrs. Manion was at work. Shortly after that the Manions were moving to Pennsauken and a Jewish immigrant and his family purchased the store and gave it their family name of “Zimmer’s”. Mr. Zimmer ran the store with his wife and her sister as well as her husband Mr. Wasser.

The Zimmer family quickly changed the store from a soda fountain to a variety/grocery store and what a variety they had. After a few years Mr. Wasser opened a carbon copy of Zimmers store right across the street selling more delicatessen types of fare than his brother-in-law. I still recall the Hebrew newspapers sold there as Parkside was comprised mostly of Jews and Italians at that time. Apparently there were plenty of customers for both stores to make a living since they survived well after my family moved on to the suburbs in 1963. To the best of my knowledge there were never any other stores or businesses on Princess Avenue which runs from Chestnut Street to Euclid Avenue.

Another fond memory of Princess Avenue for me was selling “Yum Yum” on the island of Park Boulevard and Princess Avenue from Johnny’s or Leo’s Yum Yum. Johnny stopped selling the creamy type of water ice in the early 60’s while Leo still sells his terrific Yum Yum in Medford next door to “Donkey’s Two”, another Parkside favorite that started on Haddon Avenue and Liberty Street.

Returning small soda bottles for a $.02 deposit while larger empties brought a nickel, (a nice score for a little kid). Pimple balls were a dime and were needed to play “stickball” at Parkside School. When they broke we played “half ball”. Once a year the custodian at Parkside School would climb up onto the roof of the school and throw down all of the “roofed” pimple balls that accumulated during the year. The kids that were lucky enough to be around on those days screamed with delight as the shower of free treasures came tumbling down.

Ah, they were surely the “good old days”.

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