NICOLAUS H. BRANDT was born in Germany in 1863. He emigrated to America in 1881. He first appears in the City Directories of Camden in the 1888-1889 edition, living at 631 Pearl Street. The 1890-1891 edition shows him living at 207 Erie Street. He married around 1893.
A carpenter and cabinetmaker, Nicolaus Brandt lived with wife Louisa in North Camden for many years, raising nine children. At the time of the 1910 Census the family lived at 902 Howard Street. By 1920 he had moved to 203 York Street. He then was working as a cabinetmaker at one of Camden's shipyards, probably the nearby Mathis shipyard which built luxury yachts. Nicholas Brandt was still following that trade as late as 1930, and was still living at the York Street address as late as April of that year.
Nicholas H. Brandt passed away on May 31, 1939. After services at the Schroeder Funeral Home at 715 Cooper Street he was buried at Harleigh Cemetery next to his wife Louise, who passed away in 1935.
Son William Brandt was a charter member of the Aquinas Club, a social club that existed in North Camden prior to World War I.
Camden Courier-Post - June 1, 1939
H. BRANDT DIES,
Nicholas H. Brandt, 76, retired cabinetmaker and one of the oldest, residents of North Camden, died yesterday following a long illness. A resident of Camden for more than 50 years, Mr. Brandt lived for a long time at 203 York Street. His wife, Louisa C. Brandt, died in 1935.
Surviving are six sons, three daughters and 10 grandchildren. The sons are William H., Washington, D. C.; Herman C., Merchantville; Edward H., Oaklyn and Henry A., Arno and George L., all of Camden. The daughters are Mrs. Katherine Sivel, of Burlholm, Pa.; Mrs. Elsie McCullough and Anna Brandt, of Camden.
Mr. Brandt was a member of Local 359, Carpenter's Union, Philadelphia.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday at the Schroeder Funeral Home, 715 Cooper Street. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery.
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