George
W.
Spicks


 

GEORGE W. SPICKS was born to German-born parents in Philadelphia PA on February 13, 1861. He married at the age of 20 and soon moved to New Jersey. He had moved to the 2000 block in what was then Stockton Township, present-day East Camden, by 1887. Originally a tailor by trade, the 1887-1888 Camden City Directory shows him following that profession. The following year, however, he is listed as a bartender. The 1890-1891 City Directory indicates that he may have had an interest in the Junction Hotel at 21st and Federal Streets. The 1900 Census shows him living at 2034 Federal Street with his wife Fredericka and three children, Emma, Harry, and Florence. Two other children had not survived, and sadly, young Harry Spicks would not be alive when the 11910 Census was taken.

 By 1910 he had acquired the saloon at 2046 Federal Street, the southwest corner of Federal Street and Marlton Avenue. The Spicks family lived at and operated this saloon through at least 1921. The 1920 Census shows George and Fredericka Spicks, their daughters Florence and Emma, and Emma's husband Frank Steinbach.

By the end of 1923 George W. Spicks had gotten out of the saloon business. He was living with his daughter Emma and her husband Frank at 55 South 28th Street in East Camden when he took a vacation to Havana, Cuba. He returned to the USA by way of New Orleans in December of that year. George W. Spicks was still living on South 28th Street as a late as 1930, but had moved across the street to 62 South 28th. This was the home of his other daughter, Florence and her husband Charles Windstein.



Camden City Directories 1890-1891

Year Name Location 2 Occupation
1887-1888 George Spicks 2007 Federal tailor
1888-1889 George Spicks 2007 Federal bartender
1890-1891 George W Spicks Federal corner 21st Junction Hotel 

Philadelphia Inquirer - April 29, 1896

Frederick Feil - John Hoosey
Louis Everly - ,Jacob Walz
Charles Voigt - John G. Schramm
William Cronmiller - Moritz Gratz
George Doerfuss
Joseph R. Diehm
C.L. Dietz - Thomas O'Hara
George W. Sterling
Charles Kleeman - Thomas Tracy
G.B. Fox - Dora Andrews
George W. Spicks
Catherine Brown
William Denneller
Jacob Bendinger
August Muench - John Costello
John J. Trost - G. EIsener
Fred Wolfinger - Mrs. Rugart
Harry G. Vennell - Andrew Zane
J. Grunert
Eseker Meeks
Burkhardt L. Buenzle

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 6, 1896

George W. Spicks - Charles Kleeman - William Godfrey
John F. Renner - David B. Ristine


Philadelphia Inquirer April 28, 1897

John G. Schramm
Walter W. Sellard
John Hoosey 
George Doerfuss
Louis Everly
Joseph Diehm 
Christopher L. Dietz
Jacob Walz
B.L. Buenzle
Captain Merritt Hall
Gottlieb Jung
Isaac Adams
George W. Spicks
Dora Andrews
Frederick Wolfinger
John J. Trost
William Denneller
Jacob Bendinger
August Muench
John Costello
Gotthard Eisener
Harry G. Vennell
Charles L. Zeller
John Gallagher
Thomas Tracy
Frederick Lechleimer
Dorothea Feil


Philadelphia Inquirer
April 27, 1898

John Hoosey - George Doerfuss
B.L. Buenzle - John G. Schramm Dorothy Feil - Jacob Bauck
Valentine Doerr - B.J. Lyons
Thomas Tracy - Isaac H. Adams George W. Sterling
William Denneller
John Costello - Jacob Bendinger
Gotthard Eisener
George W. Spicks
August Muench - Dora Andrews
John Hafner - Charles Zoller
John J. Gallagher
Harry G. Vennell - John J. Trost
Charles Mangold
Merritt Hall - Pavonia Park Frederick Wolfinger - Jacob Walz
Charles Kleeman -
Stockton Park
Christopher L. Dietz
Frank Grunert



1900 Census

George Spicks Family
at
2034 Federal Street

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1910 Census

George Spicks Family
at
2046 Federal Street

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1920 Census

George Spicks Family
at
2046 Federal Street

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1920 Census

George Spicks
returning to the USA
aboard S.S. Suriname
from Havana, Cuba
at
New Orleans, Louisiana
December 23, 1923

His residence is now
55 South 28th Street
Camden, New Jersey
the home of his daughter
Emma Steinbach.

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S.S. Suriname

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1930 Census

George Spicks
at
62 South 28th Street
Camden, New Jersey

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Camden Courier-Post - December 5, 1935

Frederick von Nieda, George Spicks

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