Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Jasper Street


JASPER STREET originally ran east from the Delaware River to Broadway. By 1947 the only houses on Jasper Street were in the 400 block. 

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 Phil Cohen


Liney Ditch at the foot of Jasper Street
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Unit block of Jasper Street

Foot of Jasper Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 22, 1806

Thomas H. Pooley - Isaac Sidman
Fillmore Street

POLICE ASKED TO SEEK 2 SOUTH JERSEY MEN

The police have been asked to aid in locating two men.

Mrs. Bertha Taylor, of 142 Broadway, Westville, reported she has not heard from her husband, Charles, 33, since July 8 when he left for South America to seek work.

John Tominies, 40, a junk dealer, of 8 Jasper Street, disappeared Saturday morning, members of his family notified the police

8
Jasper Street

John Tomonies
October 13, 1931

  Jasper Street
  9
Jasper Street
  10
Jasper Street
  11
Jasper Street
  12
Jasper Street
  13
Jasper Street
  14
Jasper Street
  15
Jasper Street
WOMAN ACCUSES TWO OF ASSAULT IN HOME

Andrew Scarduzio, 35, of 1804 South Fourth street, and Edward McCloy, 29, of 50 Yale road, Audubon, are being held without bail pending a hearing in police court today on charges of atrocious assault and battery preferred by Martha Kuchinski, of 47 Jasper Street.

The woman told police they broke down the door of her home at 3 a.m. Saturday and assaulted her.

47
Jasper Street

Martha Kuchinski

Camden Courier-Post
June 25, 1933

 

51
Jasper Street

Friend Cross

Camden Courier-Post
August 5, 1936

Thomas Murphy
Frank Crawford
Frank J. Leonard

106 Jasper Street

Camden Courier-Post
April 6, 1940

Edward Chase

317 Jasper Street

Camden Courier-Post
April 6, 1940

Dave Pronchik

   

Camden Courier-Post - June 10, 1933

Around the Clock With the Mercury 

Hour  Friday  Thursday
1 AM 80 70
2 81 69
3 80 69
4 79 69
5 79 69
6 78 68
7 79 69
8 81 77
9 84 73
10 89 77
11 92 79
Noon 94 83
1 96 87
2 97 88
3 97 89
4 98 91
4:30 97 92
5 97 91
6 95 91
7 94 90
8 88 89
9 86 88
10 85 86
 

 

Degrees
Previous high for June 9 (1874)  94
Average temperature yesterday 88
Normal average for day 70
Average June 9 last year 66
Lowest June 9 (1913) 47

98-DEGREE HEAT KILLS TWO IN SOUTH JERSEY;
59-YEAR MARK FOR JUNE IS SMASHED HERE 
Camden Man, Rushed to Hospital From Factory, Dies Soon After 
OTHER DEATH BLAMED ON TOO MUCH WATER 
Slight Relief Promised Today as Wave Kills 100 in Nation

With the temperature skyrocketing to a record of 98 degrees yesterday one Camden and a Williamstown man died from heat prostration while the nation's toll was estimated at 100. 

It was the hottest day in two years. July 1, 1931, registered 98 degrees. It was the warmest June 9 in 59 years, according to the Weather Bureau. 
The temperature reached its peak at 4: p. m. Then it began to decline and was 87 around midnight. The weather man forecasts slightly cooler weather today with clouds. 

Dies Fixing Car 

Oscar L. Tann, Jr., 22, of Sicklerville Road, Williamstown, died last night while operating an electric drill under an automobile in his father's garage after he had drank a quantity of ice water. Other employees saw him collapse while the drill kept running, but were unable to revive him. Coroner W. J. Burkett, Pitman, said the ice water and excessive heat caused his death. 

John Gelecki, 55, of 214 Jasper Street, died in West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital of heat prostration. 

Gelecki was stricken while at work at the McAndrews & Forbes licorice. plant at the foot of Jefferson Street. He was rushed to the hospital by other employees, but lived only five minutes after he was admitted.

As a result of the torrid weather, Dr. Leon N. Neulen, superintendent of Camden public schools, ordered all classes dismissed in the Camden grammar, high and junior high schools at the noon recess. Pupils in Philadelphia schools also were excused. 

Scores cooled off in hastily-opened pools throughout this section of state. Others bathed in lakes and rivers, while hundreds flocked to seashore resorts. 

The less fortunate, forced to remain at work in offices and factories, suffered from the terrific humidity. 

Saloons and tap rooms had one of their biggest days since the return of 3.2 brew. Crowds drank schooner after schooner of beer in an attempt to cool off. 

Heat Blasts Highway 

So intense were the sun's rays on the Pitman pike that a section of the highway, near Barnsboro, contracted and exploded from the heat. The blast raised the roadway almost a foot, according to County Engineer William C. Cattell.

At Shibe Park, Philadelphia, where the Athletics met the New York Yankees, Jim Peterson, Mack pitcher and former Penn star, collapsed after pitching to the first batter and had to be taken from the game. 

Although the official weather bureau thermometer had reached only 91, street thermometers skyrocketed to 100 and more, both here and in Philadelphia. Also broken is the year's high mark of 92, set at 4:30 p. m. Thursday.

John Tranowski, 76, of 245 South American Street, Philadelphia, was prostrated in his home yesterday and died before he could be taken to the Pennsylvania Hospital. 

William Murphy, 60, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, collapsed on the lawn at the home of Michael Brennan, near Tullytown, Pennsylvania, and after examination by a neighboring physician, was pronounced dead from sun stroke. 

William Barchmaier, 42, of 4059 Teesdale street, collapsed at Keystone and Cottman streets, Tacony. He was pronounced dead at Frankford Hospital. The first victim died in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Another Philadelphia victim was William Smith, 65, 4252 Houghton Street, Roxborough. He was found dead in his cellar.

Joseph Yates, 21, a member of the crew of a ship tied up at the New York Shipyard, was taken to Cooper Hospital suffering from heat exhaustion at 10 a. m. yesterday. He was revived and remained in the hospital rest room. Yates' home is in Port Arthur, Texas. 

The county park swimming pool in Gloucester was opened in advance of its scheduled time. The Mountwell pool, Haddonfield, will remain closed until the regular opening date, June 17. 

Gloucester City schools were dismissed at 2 p.m. because of the heat. 


400 block of Jasper Street
400 Jasper Street

1887-1888 August Tegtmeier grocery
1890-1891 Charles Barrett grocery
1895-1900 James P. Croker Saloon
1918-1921 Samuel Rosenberg Saloon
1927-1943
Walter's Cafe Walter Evanuk
1947
Zenie Cafe Zenie Stepanuk
1959
Walter's Cafe Walter Evanuk
1966 Jasper Cafe
1970 Jasper Tavern
late 1970s Hughie's Tavern
.

  402 Jasper Street

Tony Stepanuk
1947

  403 Jasper Street

Sacred Heart Parochial School
1947

  404 Jasper Street

Eugene Marshall
1928
John J. Spahn
1947

  406 Jasper Street

Mrs. Emma Jones
1947

  408 Jasper Street

Thomas O. Marini
sheet metal worker
1947

  410 Jasper Street

Francis J. Rieley
1947

  414 Jasper Street

Alphonse V. Koenig
1947

  416 Jasper Street

John J. McGuire
1947

  418 Jasper Street

Amedia DiFrancisco
1947

  420 Jasper Street

Zarko Rednovnikovich
1947

  422 Jasper Street

Mrs. Tillie Romanowicz
1947

  424 Jasper Street

1887-1888
A.B. Cooley Smith Sr.

424 Jasper Street

1890s-1900s
Lewis A. Buzine


  424 Jasper Street

1947
Otto Wendler

  426 Jasper Street

James McLaughlin
1947

428 Jasper Street

1878-1888
Jacob F. Nessen & Family
Jacob & Henrietta Nessen
George W. Nessen - Raymond Nessen

  428 Jasper Street

1947
Thomas L. Edwards

  430 Jasper Street

Vacant
1947

  432 Jasper Street

1870s-1890s
William E. Gilling & Family
William & Louisa Gilling
Frederick W. "Freddie" Gilling
Bessie Gilling

The Gillings came to the United States in 1863 After spending some time in upstate New York, the Gilling family moved to Vineland NJ. William E. Gilling fought on the side of the Union durung the Civil War, and after moving to Camden around 1869, was a member of the Thomas M.K. Lee Post No. 5 of the Grand Army of the Republic. 

  432 Jasper Street

1947
John Smith

434 Jasper Street

1890-1903
Jacob F. Nessen & Family
Jacob & Henrietta Nessen
George W. Nessen - Raymond Nessen

  434 Jasper Street

1947
Edmund J. Olsen

  436 Jasper Street

Walter Evanuk
1947

ANDREW KORSON

The funeral of Andrew Korson, 61, formerly of 440 Jasper Street ,who died Saturday, will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the funeral parlors of Frank J. Leonard, 1451 Broadway. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Bertha.

440 Jasper Street

1933 Andrew Korsun

Camden Courier-Post
June 20, 1933

  440 Jasper Street

Thomas L. Griffith
1947


Camden Courier-Post - February 13, 1928
SUSPECTED SNIPER CHARGES
FRAMEUP BY 'REAL PHANTOM'
Police Letter Written by His Enemy, Downtown Youth Insists
NEW SHOTS HIT AUTO AND FIRE ALARM BOX
Courier Reporter Locates Most Sought By Police At Jasper Street Home
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