Dold brothers came to Camden not long after the 1880 Census was
taken. the 1883-1884 City Directory shows the brothers living at
1108 South 2nd
Street. Both were working as laborers. They are
listed as John A. Dold and John J. Dold in this Directory. Jacob
Dold eventually moved back to Rochester.
1884-1885 Directory only shows John A. Dold. He was still living
at 1108 South
2nd Street. He was then working as a sashmaker for Thomas
Arrison at his business at 216 Liberty
Street. He would remain in the employ of Arrison through May
September 6, 1886 John A. Dold marriued Emma Loux in
Pennsylvania. The couple went to live in Camden, where John A.
Dold worked. The Dolds had one child, George Thomas Dold, born
in September of 1887.
Dold brothers are listed in the 1887-1888 City Directory at 227 Chestnut
Street. John A. Dold was still working for Thomas B. Arrison,
by this time as a blindmaker. The family remained at 227 Chestnut
Street through the compilation of the 1888-1889 Directory.
John A. Dold was still following the blindmaker's trade when the
1890-1891 Directory was compiled. By this time he had moved to
Vernon Street. He was still at that address when, on May 30,
1894, he was appointed to the Camden Fire Department.
A. Dold was initially assigned to Engine Company 3. The
1895-1896 City Directory shows the crew at Engine
Company 3 as follows: Foreman William
Samuel R. Lodge; Stoker, Lewis
Buzine; Driver, George
Shields; Hosemen, John
Ware, and Augustus
Dole (John Augustus Dold).
Dolds remained at 247 Mount
Vernon Street as late as 1898, before moving to 257 Mount
Dold family moved to 257 Mount
Vernon Street by the time the Census was taken in 1900, and
remained at that address through at the compilation of the 1906
Camden City Directory. By the time the 1910 Census was
enumerated, they had moved to the then-new Parkside
Camden, taking up residence at 1301 Park
Boulevard. The 1918-1919 City Directory shows John
A. Dold at 559 Trenton
Augustus "Gus" Dold retired from the Camden Fire
Department on February 1, 1919. He was presented with a gold
watch upon his retirement. John and Emma Dold retired to the
Pocono Mountain region of northeastern, Pennsylvania. The 1920
Census lists them in Chestnuthill Township in Monroe County,
Pennsylvania. Fire Department records from 1931 state that he
was living at Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania.
Augustus "Gus" Dold passed away on March 15, 1936. He
was survived by his son, George Thomas Dold, who worked in
senior management for the Public Service Gas & Electric