JOHN ANTHONY STRAUSS was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 17, 1891. He appears to have come to Camden in the mid-1910s. When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 John A. Strauss was living at 1150 Louis Street in Camden. He then worked as a railroad conductor. He was still at that address when the 1924 City Directory was compiled, working as a pipe coverer.  

John A. Strauss was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on May 29, 1924. He reported for duty on June 1, 1924 and was assigned to Ladder Company 1, quartered on North 5th Street between Arch and Market Streets, adjacent to Fire headquarters. John A. Strauss served as a member of Ladder Company 1 until his passing on October 11, 1954.

The 1927 City Directory John Strauss still at 1150 Louis Street. He married shortly after the Directory was compiled. The 1929 City Directory and the April 1930 Census show that he and wife Edna owned a home at 1263 Kenwood Avenue in Parkside. He was still at that address when he passed away. He was replaced on the Fire Department by William Hopkins.

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Camden Post-Telegram
August 12, 1925

Engine Company 2 - Ladder Company 1
Christopher Moll

Joseph T. Daley
George Hollins
Howard Harrington
William R. Cason
Harold E. Lorang
John A. Strauss
Harry S. Burrough

Camden Post-Telegram * August 19, 1925

Charles Younger - Y.M.C.A - Lewis H. Stehr Jr.
Joseph Connell -
John W. Golden
Charles T. Humes - Archie Riess
Walter A. Mertz - Engine Company 1

Everett Joslin - Joseph McDonald - Vernon Jones
Frank Nelson - William Rogers - Harold Dunnit
John Bright -
Edwin Callahan - Walter Larson
August Pflederer - Clarence Phifer - Thomas Welch
Stanley Wirtz - Charles Naylor - George Rothwell
Richard Donnelly - Lester Gleason - Joseph Keefe

Fred Schucker - Harry Wagner - Chris Moll
Harry Layton - Edgar Ellender - August Haverkamp
Frank Kuda - Harry Kleinfelder - William Foehle
Thomas Shanahan - Harrison Pike
Lester Anderson - William Wood
George Townsend - Allen Palmer - William Swartz Nelson Till - William MountneyJohn A.Strauss
Frank Obermann - Edward Menzies
John Mulligan - Frank Kates - Clifford Lane
Nelson Andrews - Harry Leigh

John Lennox - William Merrigan
Howard Walker - Harry Greenan - Peter Laird

Smith- could be David, George, Roy, or Spencer William Rudd?

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Joseph Bernart
Frank DeViney
Carl Preisendanz
Edward Paul
Charles Ellis
George Gummel
Bennett Arnold
Clayton Albertson

Camden Courier-Post * November 7, 1934

Albert S. Woodruff - Harold W. Bennett - Florence Hughes - John H. Lennox - William Harring Sr.
Raymond Stark - John H. Taylor - Everett Joslin - William P. Spencer - John Strauss
John McKay - Lester Anderson - Chester Andrus - William Van Pfefferle - Russell Anderson
Harry Haines Jr. - Charles Edwards - Nelson Andrews - Christopher Moll - Arthur Batten
George L. Boone - Rocco F. Abbott  

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