Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998)

Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998) Avon Representative, Housewife (b. January 03, 1915, 22 Hopkins Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. November 16, 1998, Andover Nursing Center, 1 O'Brien Lane, Andover, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 147247860.

She was the daughter of Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968) and Maria Elisabeth Winblad III (1895-1987).

Naida married Burnett Peter Van Deusen (1913-1993) on Saturday, October 26, 1935 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey. The witnesses were: Sidney R. Thompson, of 181 Cartaret Avenue, Jersey City and Ruth Edith Backe of 310 Chapel Avenue, Jersey City.

Chicago, Illinois:
In 1929 Naida with her sister, Selma and her uncle, Otto, and her mother, traveled by car from Jersey City, New Jersey to Chicago, Illinois and then to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to visit Lena Elaine Olsen (1860-1938) and Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930). Lena was the sister of Otto and Maria's mother.

Jersey Journal:
Naida wrote several stories and poems that were published in the Jersey Journal. The following poem was published on May 07, 1932: "Mother Mine: The trees, the flowers, the gorgeous sun. Are joining together with me to make this day a most joyous one. For the friend who is dearest to me. Yes, she is dearest to me by far. She has devoted her life to my teaching, and I am trying to live up to this wonderful star. But in vain am I reaching. I'm speaking of mother and asking God's blessing. On her whom I love so true, let each daughter and son make this pledge as one. And life will be richer for you." Her writings appear in the Jersey Journal on the following occasions: December 15, 1929, "Happiness"; January 14, 1930, "The Queer Sandlewood Box"; February 11, 1930, "Junior Yell"; March 08, 1930, "Westward Bound, Part I" which is about her 1929 trip to Chicago; March 15, 1930, "Westward Bound, Part II"; March 22, 1930, "Westward Bound, Part III"; April 26, 1930, "College Days" which won a prize; October 17, 1931 "All Thing Beautiful" in which she reprinted R.L. Stevenson's poem; January 16, 1932, "Friendship"; March 12, 1932, "My Friends"; April 23, 1932 "Tomorrow Never Comes"; May 07, 1932, "Mother Mine".

Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998) was the aunt of Richard Arthur Norton.