Monday, May 31, 2010
Louis Julius Freudenberg I (1894-1918) was a private in US Army who was killed in action during World War I in the Battle of Montfaucon of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. (b. August 4, 1894, 220 Madison Street, Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. October 16, 1918, Battle of Montfaucon, Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Argonne, France, World War I) Military Service Number 1749623.
Maximillian Freudenberg (1857-1921) and Eloise Lindauer (1860-1935).
Louis was born on August 4, 1894 at 220 Madison Street in Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Max S. Freudenberg II (1881) who died as an infant; Ada Augusta Freudenberg (1885-1957) who married Ralph Kohlman (1885-1957) the printer; Charles Fredrick Freudenberg (1887-1942) who married Julia Mary Buttomer (1883-1973); Jenny Gertrude Freudenberg (1888) who died as an infant; Clara Freudenberg (1890-1959) who never married; Arthur Oscar Freudenberg I (1891-1968) a real estate broker who married Maria Elisabeth Winblad III (1895-1987); Max Freudenberg III (1893-aft1900) who lived till at least 7 years old and appears on the 1900 census; Harry Freudenberg (1895-1896) who died as an infant; Richard F. Freudenberg I (1896-1988) a chemical salesman who married Charlotte C. Kahrar (1897-1963); Eloise Freudenberg (1898) who died as an infant; Eugene Freudenberg (1900-1956) aka Gene Freudenberg who was a freight handler that married Florence Catherine Skinner (1901-1986) and died of emphysema from smoking; Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) a typesetter for the New York Times who married Nora Belle Conklin (1905-1963) and after her death married Lottie Dombrowska (1916-1995); and Grace May Freudenberg (1904-1981) who married George Dewey Sanford I (1898-1965) who worked at a print shop.
Street and Smith Publishers (S&S):
In 1916 Louis was working for Street and Smith Publishers (S&S), in Manhattan, in the mail room, where his brother Arthur had previously worked. He left the company around October of 1916. Louis' best friend, Victor Julius Faller (1888-1973), worked at S&S with him, but Victor left for another job at Huntington Station on Long Island, New York.
Louis was working as a clerk for Butler Brothers on Warren Street in Jersey City when he filled out his draft registration card on June 2, 1917. He was classified as "A1" on January 20, 1918. On February 12, 1918 he was ordered to appear before the draft board for a physical examination that was scheduled for February 20, 1918.
Killed in Action in World War I:
Louis was inducted into The US Army on April 04, 1918 and he trained at Camp Dix in New Jersey and went overseas on May 19, 1918. Louis was killed in action on October 16, 1918. He was shot in the leg during the battle of Montfaucon and while crawling to a first aid station a sniper shot him in the head. At the time of his death he was five feet and nine inches, and weighed 155 pounds.
The Hudson Observer, on Friday, November 22, 1918 wrote: "Heights Boy Died On French Battlefield. Private Louis J. Freudenberg reported killed in action October 16, was a member of company M, 309th U.S. Infantry. He entered the service April 4, last and went overseas May 19. He was twenty-four years old and was born in Hoboken but his family moved to 63 Concord Street, Jersey City twenty years ago. Private Freudenberg graduated from Public School Number 6, Jersey City and at the time he joined the colors he held a responsible position with Butler Brothers, Jersey City. The young hero is survived by his parents Max and Eloise Freudenberg; three sisters, Ada, Clara and Grace, and by four brothers, Arthur, Eugene, Ralph and Richard, the last name being in the service at Camp Meade, Maryland."
Burial and reburial:
He was buried on November 5, 1918 in Argonne, France. The body was disinterred on June 7, 1921 and re-interred at Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen on July 24, 1921. The notice for his re-interment says he was a corporal but all indications are that he was a private. The story of his re-interrment reads as follows: "Another of World War Martyrs, Corporal [sic] Louis Julius Freudenberg will be buried Sunday afternoon in Flower Hill Cemetery. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at his late home, 22 Hopkins Avenue, Jersey City. Dr. Clark, of the Summit Avenue, M.E. Church and a delegation of Fisk Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will officiate. Corporal Freudenberg was 24 years old at the time of his death. He was a runner in Company M, of the 309th Infantry, 78th Division. He was wounded in the right leg at the battle of Montfaucon, October 16, 1918 and while making his way back to the first aid station was shot through the head by a German sniper. Young Freudenberg was born in Hoboken and attended No. 3 School of that city and No. 8 School of Jersey City. He was inducted April 4, 1918 and trained at Camp Dix, leaving for France in May with his unit. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Eloise Freudenberg, five brothers, Charles, Arthur, Richard, formerly of the 32nd Field Artillery, 11th Division; Ralph and Eugene and three sisters, Ada, Clara and Grace."
His war risk insurance was for $10,000 and was paid out at $57.50 per month as of April 10, 1918.
Louis was listed in "Soldiers of the Great War, Volume 2" and he has a file at the New Jersey State Archive in Trenton which contains a copy of the photograph that was submitted for the publication of his death announcement. That file has now been supplemented with additional photographs and copies of his death announcement. Copies of his Army Death File and related family papers were sent to the Army History Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for archiving. In 2002 a new tombstone was ordered from the Veterans Administration to replace his fallen and unreadable one.
A new tombstone was delivered in September 2004, and it was installed in 2007-2008 by the cemetery.
Louis Julius Freudenberg I (1894-1918) was the granduncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).
Updated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2009 by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) with information to distinguish "Battle of Montfaucon" from the "Meuse-Argonne Offensive".
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 6, 2003.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Anthony LeRoy Winblad (1912-1970) and Norman Edward Winblad (1911-1980) on the Isle of Pines in Cuba circa 1913-1914
LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1879-1945) birth certificate
- Name: LeBaron Hart Lindauer (1879-1945)
- Date of Birth: August 14, 1879
- Place of Birth: 245 East 20th Street, Manhattan, New York, USA
- Father: Charles Frederick Lindauer (1835-1921)
- Mother: Anna Augusta Kershaw (1841-1931)
- Medical Attendant: H. LeBaron Harte
- Certificate Number: 264419
- Birth Order: 8th
William Nathan McDowell (1882-1966) and Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) in Winterton, New York on December 26, 1926 with Bill's circa 1924 Ford Model T
Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998) and Burnett Peter Van Deusen (1913-1993) marriage on October 26, 1935
- Person: Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998)
- Person: Burnett Peter Van Deusen (1913-1993)
- Date: October 26, 1935
- Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 195 Claremont Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) and Richard Charles Freudenberg II (1932- ) on January 21, 1933 in Port Orange, Orange County, New York
Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) and Richard Charles Freudenberg II (1932- ) on January 21, 1933 in Port Orange, Orange County, New York. Image from the collection of Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) and Nora Belle Conklin (1902-1963).
Jane E. Hogan (1864-1949) and Catherine Mary Hogan (1864-1941) circa 1920 in Jersey City, New Jersey
Jane E. Hogan (1864-1949) and Catherine Mary Hogan (1864-1941) circa 1920 in Jersey City, New Jersey. From left to right: Jane E. Hogan (1864-1949) who married Martin Matthew Gelchion I (1858-1899) aka Martin Gelchion; and her sister, Catherine Mary Hogan (1864-1941) aka Mary Hogan, who married Thomas Morrissey I (1863-1928). Image from the collection of Deirdre Anne Laura Kellar (1964- ).
From left to right are: James Gerard Kennedy (1907-1997); Eileen O'Malley (1919-1996) who married George Jay Gould III (1918-1985); possibly Estelle O'Malley who married Nelson Montfort; Kathyrn O'Malley (1898-1985) who never married and was a lawyer; and Katherine Carr (1865-1951) aka Kitty Carr, circa 1940-1945. Image from the collection of Ann Elizabeth O'Malley (1933- ).
- 2728 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey
- Emil Schneider, head, age 32, born in Germany, emigrated from Germany in 1901, merchant in delicatessen
- Inga Schneider, wife, age 32, born in Norway, emigrated from Norway in 1901
- Edward Schneider, son, age 8, born in New York
- Alice Schneider, daughter, age 6, born in New York
- Clara Schultz, niece, age 24, emigrated from Norway in 1910, clerk in store
- Lena Aadnessen, cousin, age 38, emigrated from Norway in 1916, cook in store
- Emil August Schneider (1886-1955)
- Inga Karoline Pedersen (1882-1927)
- Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940)
- Alice Violetta Schneider (1913-2002)
- Klara Helene Schultz (1895-1973)
- Lena Aadnessen (1882-?) aka Lena Andreassen (1882-?)
- Date of Birth: January 18, 1865
- Date of Baptism: February 12, 1865
- Place of Birth: Hollygrove, Athleague, Killeroran, Mountbellow, Galway, Ireland
- Father: Thomas Carr
- Mother: Bridget Conboy
- Source: Ireland Vital Records Office
- Enumeration District 1482, Sheet 35B, Line 58-63, Image 65/80
- West 160th Street, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA
- James J. Kennedy, head, age 50, immigrated 1888, naturalized 1891, plasterer, b. Ireland
- Katherine Kennedy, wife, age 48, immigrated 1890, naturalized 1891, b. Ireland
- Katherine Kennedy, daughter, age 22, telephone operator
- Thomas Kennedy, son, age 19, automobile salesman
- Joseph Kennedy, son, age 15, office work
- James Kennedy, son, age 12, student
- James Joseph Kennedy (1870-1926) husband of Katherine Carr, aka Kitty Carr
- Katherine Carr (1872-1951) wife of James Kennedy
- Kathryn Kennedy (1897-1974) child of James Kennedy and Katherine Carr
- Thomas Kennedy (1901-1972) Child of James Kennedy and Katherine Carr
- Joseph Edward Kennedy (1905-1983) child of James Kennedy and Katherine Carr
- James Gerard Kennedy II (1907-1997) child of James Kennedy and Katherine Carr
Saturday, May 29, 2010
1910 US Census, New Jersey:
- New Jersey, Hudson County, Roll 890 Book 3, Page 90b
- Enumeration District 141, Sheet 01B, Line 11-16, Image 2/27
- 64 Rose Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
- April 15, 1910
- George S. Rankin, head, age 42, shipping clerk, brass factory
- Maggie Rankin, wife, age, 38, married 5 years, 2 children born with 2 living, immigrated 1872
- Esther Rankin, daughter, age 17, wrapper, licorice factory
- Mary Rankin, daughter, age 15, packer, licorice factory
- Jane E. Gelchion, head, age 36, widowed, 8 children born with 5 living, immigrated 1876
- Matthew Gelchion, son, age 23, railroad checker
- Elizabeth Gelchion, daughter, age 20, shipping clerk, curtain factory
- Winifred Gelchion, daughter, age 18, operator, curtain factory
- Catherine Gelchion, daughter, age 16, operator, curtain factory
- Jennie Gelchion, daughter, age 13
- George S.Rankin (1866-?) widower of Catherine Doyle and husband of Margaret X (1872-?)
- Margaret Hogan (1872-?) second wife of George S. Rankin (1866-?)
- Esther Rankin (1893-?) child of George Rankin and Catherine Doyle
- Mary Rankin (1895-?) child of George Rankin and Catherine Doyle
- Jane E. Hogan (1864-1949) widow of Martin Matthew Gelchion I (1858-1899)
- Matthew Gelchion (1886-?) child of Martin Matthew Gelchion and Jane E. Hogan
- Elizabeth Gelchion (1890-?) child of Martin Matthew Gelchion and Jane E. Hogan
- Winifred Gelchion (1891-?) child of Martin Matthew Gelchion and Jane E. Hogan
- Katherine (Kate) Gelchion (1892-?) child of Martin (Matthew) Matthew Gelchion and Jane E. Hogan
- Jane (Jennie) Gelchion (1895-?) child of Martin (Matthew) Matthew Gelchion and Jane E. Hogan
Clara was the daughter of Maximillian Freudenberg (1857-1921) and Eloise Lindauer (1860-1935).
Max S. Freudenberg II (1881) who died as an infant; Ada Augusta Freudenberg (1885-1957) who married Ralph Kohlman (1885-1957) the printer; Charles Fredrick Freudenberg (1887-1942) who married Julia Mary Buttomer (1883-1973); Jenny Gertrude Freudenberg (1888) who died as an infant; Arthur Oscar Freudenberg I (1891-1968) a real estate broker who married Maria (Mae) Elisabeth Winblad III (1895-1987); Max Freudenberg III (1893-aft1900) who lived till at least 7 years old and appears on the 1900 census; Louis Julius Freudenberg (1894-1918) who was killed in action in the last battle of World War I; Harry Freudenberg (1895-1896) who died as an infant; Richard F. Freudenberg I (1896-1988) a chemical salesman who married Charlotte C. Kahrar (1897-1963); Eloise Freudenberg (1898) who died as an infant; Eugene Freudenberg (1900-1956) aka Gene Freudenberg who was a freight handler that married Florence Catherine Skinner (1901-1986) and died of emphysema from smoking; Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) a typesetter for the New York Times who married Nora Belle Conklin (1905-1963) and after her death married Lottie Dombrowska (1916-1995); and Grace May Freudenberg (1904-1981) who married George Dewey Sanford I (1898-1965) who worked at a print shop.
Clara never married and she took care of her mother when the family lived in a 2-family house in Jersey City. Clara and her mother lived in the apartment under her brother: Richard F. Freudenberg (1896-1988).
Memories about Clara Freudenberg:
Selma Louise Freudenberg (1920- ) says: "she had a tragic love affair, then never married. She may have had some psychological problems. She went into a decline after losing her job and never recovered. Once Ralph Herman Freudenberg I (1931-1992) made a prank phone call to Clara by disguising his voice and asking her for a date. She got dressed up and of course no one showed up. Maria Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987), the estranged wife of her brother, Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968), took care of Clara for a while, but found her to be too sarcastic and she ended up living in her brother Arthur's house, in Keansburg."
She died in Keansburg, New Jersey of a heart attack.
Her obituary appeared in the Jersey Journal on Wednesday, November 04, 1959 and reads as follows: "Freudenberg - Clara, on November 2, 1959, of 136 Cottage Street, Jersey City; sister of Arthur, Richard, Ralph, and Mrs. Grace Sanford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the Otto Mack Funeral Home, Central Avenue and Hutton Street, Jersey City, Thursday, November 5th at 2 p.m. Interment Flower Hill Cemetery, North Bergen."
She was buried in the Freudenberg family plot in Flower Hill in North Bergen.
Clara Freudenberg (1889-1959) is the grandaunt of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968) requesting to visit his uncle Andrew Cairns (1858-?) on December 16, 1918
1. Request permission to visit my Uncle, Mr. Andrew Cairns, 24 Rue Flat, Boulogne Sur Mer, this provision to be for the period of seven days.
2. My Uncle is 60 years of age and this would probably be my last opportunity to see him.
3. I enlisted June 13, 1917 and have served with the American Expeditionary Forces since June 11, 1918.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thomas Patrick Norton (1891-1968) and Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949) marriage certificate from September 27, 1919
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Wedding of Francis Joseph Woods (1891-1972) aka Frank Woods; and Margerite Jensen (1892-1986) aka Daisy Jensen in 1918 in Chicago
Jarvis Andrew Lattin (1853-1941) and Agnes M. Dimmock (1861-1937) circa 1930-1935 possibly in Lake Helen, Volusia County, Florida
Long Island Mystery: Arrest of a butcher on suspicion of murder.
At eight o'clock last night Officer O.H. Smith, of the Fourty-fourth Precinct, arrested George H. Powell, a butcher doing business in Washington Market and residing in Marcy, near Myrtle Avenue, who is charged with being an accomplice in the death of Susannah Lattin, of Farmingdale, Long Island, who decease[d] at the alleged private lying-in asylum of Dr. Grindle, No. 6 Amity Street, New York, has already been noticed in the [Brooklyn] Eagle. It is alleged that a few months since Powell hired some furnished rooms on Myrtle Avenue, near Ryerson Street, to which place it is stated he took Miss Lattin and introduced her as his wife. It is also alleged that after living with her there as his wife, he afterwards took her to No. 6 Amity Street for treatement, and introduced her there also as his wife. It will be remembered that Daune, Dr. Grindle's student, who testified at the inquest commenced by Coroner Rollins on Saturday, recognized Powell as the man who had called on the deceased several times before her death, and from whom at her desire, he obtained the necessary instructions for forwarding a letter to her parents, when Dr. Finell of West Houston Street informed her of the precarious state she was placed in. Powell is 38 years of age a butcher by trade, and is married. He was sent last night to the Fifteenth Precinct Station House in New York to await the action of Coroner Rollins, who will resume the investigation relative to the cause of Miss Lattin's death on Thursday next.
Source: Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, September 01, 1868
Person: Susannah Lattin (1848-1868) died in childbirth at an illegal abortion and adoption clinic in Manhattan run by Henry Dyer Grindle (1826-1902) on August 27, 1868. (b. January 07, 1848, Farmingdale, Nassau County, Long Island, New York, 11735, USA - d. August 27, 1868, 6 Amity Place, New York City, New York, USA)
Eddie Schneider, who started flying when he was 15 years old and set a junior transcontinental record in 1930 at the age of 18, was killed with a student passenger yesterday when their light training plane was in collision with a Naval Reserve plane, also on a training flight, just west of Floyd Bennett Field. The Naval Reserve plane landed safely at the field but Schneider's plane went into a spin, tore off a wing, and crashed into Deep Creek, a few hundred feet across Flatbush Avenue from the city airport in Brooklyn. Both Schneider and his passenger, George W. Herzog, 37, a contractor living at 535 North Second Street, New Hyde Park, Long Island, were dead when their bodies were pulled from the submerged wreckage. At the Naval Reserve base at Floyd Bennett Field it was said the Navy biplane, a Stearman trainer, had been piloted by Ensign Kenneth A, Kuehner, 25, of Minister, Ohio, with Second Class Seaman Frank Newcomer, of Rochester, Ohio, as a passenger. The right lower wing of the naval plane, the left upper wing and the propeller were damaged. The third accident, in two weeks in which a Naval Reserve plane based at Floyd Bennett Field was involved, it brought the comment from Dock Commissioner John McKenzie that it was the sort of thing to be expected “where there are training: flights at an airport.” “That is the point that Mayor La Guardia has been making". Mr. McKenzie said, "in his efforts to keep training away from commercial fields" Police said the witnesses to the accident were agreed that the Naval Reserve plane was crossing above the plane piloted by Schneider, a high-wing Piper Tandem Cub monoplane, as the two approached the field for a landing 600 feet above Deep Creek, Schneider's plane went into a tight spin as the two planes disengaged after colliding, the witnesses said, appeared to straighten out and then plummeted into the water as its left wing tore loose. Many would-be rescuers were on the scene within, a few moments, including police, Coast Guardsmen and fliers from Floyd Bennett Field. The bodies of the two men were pulled quickly from the wreckage and onto a half-submerged barge near which the plane fell, but it appeared both had been killed when the plane hit the water. Joseph Hanley, first assistant district attorney of Kings County, opened an investigation at the scene and a naval board of inquiry, headed by Commander H. R. Bowes, was ordered convened by the Navy Department in Washington. Schneider lived at 32-50 Seventy-third Street, Jackson Heights, Queens. He leaves a widow. Herzog leaves a widow and two children. He had been flying some time, holding a limited commercial pilot's license, but had enrolled for a refresher course with the Archie Baxter Flying Service, Inc., owner of the plane. Schneider was an instructor at the school. The bodies of the two men were taken to Floyd Bennett Field pending funeral arrangements. Schneider first gained public attention as a flier in the Summer of 1930 when he announced plans for an attempt to break the junior transcontinental east-west record of 34 hours 57 minutes set the year before by 15-year-old Frank Goldsborough, who was later killed. Taking off from Westfield, New Jersey, August 14, he landed at Los Angeles four days later with a new elapsed time mark of 29 hours 55 minutes. He then flew the west-east passage in 27 hours 19 minutes to better Goldsborough's time for that flight and also for the round trip. He continued active in aviation, competing in National Air Tours, races, and as an instructor. He went to Spain in 1936 to fly for the Loyalists, but returned the next year without having collected the $1,500-a-month pay that was promised him. He and other American fliers were looked on with suspicion by many of the Loyalists, he said, because they were not Communists. Schneider had a narrow escape from death May 15, 1935, when the engine of his training plane failed and it fell into Newark Bay with him and a student passenger shortly after they had taken off from Jersey City Airport, of which he then was manager. Schneider's father, Emil, a Jersey City banker, financed his son's transcontinental flight after having first opposed his efforts to become a flier. The boy had quit school at 15 and worked as a mechanic at Roosevelt Field, Mineola, Long Island, and at the Westfield airport to secure money for flying lessons. He was the youngest licensed flier in the country when he received a limited commercial license shortly after his eighteenth birthday in 1929.
Transcribed by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on February 10, 2005
New York Times, New York, December 24, 1940
Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) was a record holding aviator who fought for the Loyalists in the Spanish Civil War and died in a plane crash (b. October 20, 1911, 2nd Avenue and 17th Street, Manhattan, New York County, New York City, New York, USA - d. December 23, 1940, Deep Creek and Flatbush Avenue, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, Kings County, Long Island, New York City, New York, USA)
Monday, May 24, 2010
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It seems to have started when I updated the firmware to version 1.1.1. The update was supposed to allow me to to use a memory card higher than the 1 Gbyte provided.
I can't recommend anyone buying a Kodak video camera including the Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera Camcorder. Despite multiple complaints about the camera, Kodak has not issued a fix.
Geek Squad at BestBuy appears to have stopped carrying the Zi6 and Zi8 and instead they recommend the Flip camera.
I have the first generation Flip camera and it is easy to use and the only trade-off is there is no removable memory. When the memory fills up you have download it to a computer.