Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980)

Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) Typesetter for New York Times (b. February 11, 1903, 220 Madison Street, Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07030-1951, USA - d. February 28, 1980, 7:21 am, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 157108647.

Ralph was born in 1903 to Maximillian Freudenberg (1857-1921) and Eloise Lindauer (1860-1935) at 220 Madison Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was one of fifteen children out of which nine lived to adulthood.

Jersey City, New Jersey:
His parents were living at 51 Booraem Avenue in Jersey City in 1905 and in 1907 they were living at 22 Hopkins Avenue.

First Marriage:
Around 1930 Ralph married Nora Belle Conklin (1902-1963) whose family had moved down from Westbrookville in Sullivan County, New York to Jersey City in New Jersey. Nora was the daughter of Herman Conklin (1865-?) and Nora Belle Piatt I (1873-c1955) aka Belle Piatt. Ralph and Nora lived with Ralph's mother at 61-63 Concord Avenue in Jersey City after they married.

Together they had two children: Ralph Herman Freudenberg I (1931-1992); and Richard Charles Freudenberg II (1932- ), both of the children moved up to Westbrookville after their mother died.

New York Times:
In 1935 when Ralph's mother died the family was living at 134 Beacon Avenue in Jersey City and in 1937, when he applied for a Social Security number, Ralph was living at 157 Carlton Avenue in Jersey City and working for the New York Times in New York City.

Second Marriage:
After his wife Nora died, he married Wladyslawa Joan Dombrowska (1916-1995) aka Lottie Dombrowska, a seamstress whose parents were from Poland. Ralph was a lover of model trains and had them set up in his basement.

He died in 1980 of a heart attack while he was living at 640 Palisade Avenue in Jersey City and he is buried in Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.