Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Helen Eloise Freudenberg (1928-1989)

Helen Eloise Freudenberg (1928-1989) Keypunch Operator (b. September 27, 1928, 158 Oakland Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. April 24, 1989, 10:00 pm, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 157207855.

Helen was born in 1928 to Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968) and Marie Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987)

She was baptised at Scandanavian Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church, Jersey City, New Jersey.

Her siblings include: Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998); and Selma.

Father Abandoned Family:
Arthur abandoned the family after Helen's birth. The oral family tradition was that Arthur left Maria for a burlesque stripper. At one point Arthur was living with Edlycoe Klynman but this was in the 1960s. In 1930 the family was living at 9 Claremont Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey and Otto Winblad, Maria's brother was living with them.

Eddie Ganlan, the Butcher:
In 1947 Helen got pregnant from the butcher's son, Eddie Ganlan from Bower Street.

John Borland:
When she was ready to have the child, a sailor she was dating, John Borland (1924-1986), took her home to Bowerston in Carroll County, Ohio to have the baby and he married her. The child was Michael Joseph Borland (1947- ) and Helen gave her sister's name, Selma, to put on the bith certificate.

Marriage and Children:
Two children followed: John II and Steven.

Helen and John divorced and Helen married Al Brindley, a sea captain. John married Geraldine Marie Winblad (1928- ) in 1979. Geraldine was the daughter of Helen's mother's brother, Otto Winblad.

Helen died on April 24, 1989 of cancer and she was cremated.

Burial of Ashes:
Her ashes are buried with her mother at Grave 4-I North, Lot 428, New York Bay, Bay View Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.