Rudolph Tenner. Samuel S. Buzine was living at 411 Spruce
Street when he was appointed to the Fire Department. By
September of 1871 he had moved to 506 Walnut
1879 Samuel Buzine and family had moved to 724 Spruce
Republicans regaining control of the city in 1879, Samuel Buzine
returned to service, this time as foreman of
Brown continued as Engine
men remained in these positions until March 27, 1882. G.
Tenner was then named Engine
1884 Samuel Buzine was named Foreman of
Company 1. He was
promoted to Assistant Engineer the following year, his place
being taken by John
Stockton, who later became Chief of the department. The
Assistant Engineer title was the equivalent of today's Deputy
Chief. Samuel Buzine
served in that capacity until his retirement
in 1911, for all but three years under Samuel S.
Census shows the family residing at 724 Spruce
Street. Two more daughters had joined the Buzine
family, Ella and Wilhelmina "Minna" Buzine. Another daughter, Stella, was born in September of 1882.
Samuel Buzine again left the Fire Department when Daniel A.
Carter was elected Chief in 1882, but returned again three years
later, this time to stay. Samuel S. Buzine worked at the
Browning Brothers dye works at Cooper's Creek and Pine Street
during his time away from the Fire Department.
1885 City Directory lists the Buzine family at 709 Spruce
Directories from 1887 through 1893 show the Buzine family at 708
Street. The 1894 through 1899 Directories lists the
family at 701 Cherry
Street. Sarah Buzine was also running
confectionary out of the address at the time. The family moved
to 757 Spruce
Street late in 1899 or early in 1900.
1900 Census shows
William Buzine living at 840 Line Street. He was then working as
a crane operator. His parents, Samuel amd Sarah Buzine and
sister Stella were living at 757 Spruce
Street. Of the five Buzine children, only Stella was
still living at home.
William K. Buzine
joined the Camden Fire Department in December of 1904. By 1909
all the Buzine children had married. Brother-in-law Joseph Ernst had joined the Camden Fire
Department, another brother-in-law,
Edward Hyde, later became the Chief of Police in Camden.
Sister Clara had married James
Roach, who served briefly as a fireman in the 1880s, as a
policeman and constable in the 1890s and 1900s, and as tender of
the State Street Bridge in the 1910s.
The 1906 City Directory, and the 1910 Census list Samuel Buzine
and his wife at 765 Spruce
July 1, 1911 Samuel Buzine retired from active service with the
Camden Fire Department. He was still residing at 765 Spruce
Street when the 1912-1913 City Directory was compiled.
Buzine served with Engine Company 7 as its engineer in 1911. He
was transferred to Engine Company 5 during the 1910s. In 1919 he
was returned as engineer to Engine Company 7.
October 11, 1912 while responding to a false alarm at South 8th
Street, Samuel Buzine's younger brother, Camden Fire
Department firefighter Lewis
Buzine, suffered a stroke while at the reins of Engine
Company 3's apparatus. Strapped to his seat and clutching
the reins in his paralyzed hand, his plight was not discovered
until his team of horses arrived, of there own volition and at a
full gallop, at the Engine
Company 3 fire house at 1813 Broadway.
Taken to his home, Lewis
Buzine died on October 13, 1912.
retired to Holly Beach, New Jersey
which in 1912 had become a part of Wildwood. Interestingly enough,
another original member of the Camden Fire Department, Thomas
Grapevine, had moved to Holly Beach several years earlier.
Samuel Buzine is not listed in the 1914 Camden City Directory,
his obituary however, indicates that he kept his home in Camden
and only spent summers in Holly Beach..
S. Buzine passed away at Holly Beach, New Jersey on August 5,
K. Buzine and his wife Katherine were living at 856 Haddon Avenue in April of 1930 with
his wife Katherine. They had not been blessed with children. He
retired from the Fire Department in 1933. He was still living there in 1931.
The Buzines were still living at the Haddon Avenue address on
May 16, 1950 when, sadly, William K. Buzine took his own life.
Survived by his wife and two sisters, he was buried at Harleigh