WEEHAWKEN SURNAMES

AHERN - John J. Ahern, born August 2, 1890, in Kinsale, Ireland. Lived with his wife, Margaret A. Mullin (or Mullen)
on Nesbitt Street in Weekawken, with their 7 children (6 girls & 1 boy). He died in the '30's . Don't have exact date.

AIMONE –2806 Palisade Ave – 1948 till 1967

ALTENKIRCH - See Rinald

BAKER -  Do you have any suggestions or do you know of any pictures taken on Cooper Place?  I know there was a school accross from #5 Cooper Place. I am looking for my aunt and uncle and cousins who lived there.  Last time I saw them was in 1982 at their house.  The names are  Pat and Bob Baker.  Their kids are Donna, Rod, Robbie and Mark.  Any information you can find would be helpful. Thank you from Washington State

BELL -  Seeking information relating to my GG Grandparents who married in Weehawkin on 18th July 1871.
Mary Ann Law Circa 1845 was born in New York to parents James Law and Jessie Fraser. Alexander Bell was a Scottish seaman who worked on the trans Atlantic routes. I am assuming they met and married while he was in dock.  They returned to Scotland to live after the wedding.

BELL - We are trying to trace a marriage in Weehawken  between Alexander Bell and Mary Ann Law 18 July 1871. Have you any contacts that might help. In return we might be able to do look-ups in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland in exchange TIA

BERNHARDT - I am looking for information of Fred Bernhardt, who owned tavern in the Weehawken area. Late 1890 to 1920

BESSE -Looking for information re: my ggrandfather, Alvin F. Besse who was a police sergeant in Weehawken.  The family resided at 73 Hawkshurst St. in 1900 and he died between 1910 and 1914.

BONGIOVANNI

BRADLEY - Henry (Hook) Bradley b 3/19/16 married Catherine (Kate) b 7/23/21 in Feb.7,1944 in Weehawken they have 9 children , Judith Ann , Catherine Bernadette (Bernie), Dennis Joseph, Lawerence Michael, Mary Elizabeth, Ellen Marie, Timothy, Thomas Henry, Christopher Robert. They have 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.  Henry was employed by United Fruit Company ( Old Banana Pier) for many years.  Henry passed away Sept.23,1975 also two of the boys passed away Thomas Henry 7/18/1985 and Christopher Robert 8/8/1987. and a grandaughter Lisa Marie Holland 9/5/1989.  Henry has two brother that live in Weehawken Joseph married AnnDoris Stiles they have four daughters Ann Doris, Kathaleen, Jeanne and Patricia and 7 grandchildren and William married Margret Bleitzhofer they have 4 boys and three girls Karen, Mark, William, Raymond, Kenny, Pam, and Maureen.

BRIGGS - Bill graduated from Weehawken HS in 61, brother Dennis, sisters Pt and Sue(twins). Parents Bill and Dorothy, resided at 4528 Park Ave, moved to 49th St. then to Dover DE. Looking for old friends to contact.

BRYAN - I am trying to find some records on Francis Xavier Bryan. Born before 1915. His birthplace is Weehawken, NJ. His wife's name was Mary R. (nee:Welch)Bryan. They did have a son born in Somerville, Mass 6/27/1915.  They might be related to a Stewart family.

CASTINO - Leonard Castino and Sadie Castino moved to Weehawken from Hoboken in 1946,  four sons who all graduated from Weehaeken HS.  Leonard Castino is an jet mechanic for United Air Lines, Alex Castino is retired from the Port Authority
after 37 years,  Thomas Castino is an Operations Manager for the Port Authority and Joseph Castino is a sales manager for Macy's.  all will treasure and never forget our Weehawken roots.........

CHIECO  -  James D. Chieco

CHRISTIANSEN

CONNELLY -  The family of Austin Connelly, Robert Connelly, and an unknown brother. Austin immigrated in 1864, from England. The family story is that three brothers came about the same time. Austin worked for Erie Lackawana RR and Robert was a Retail Liquor Dealer.

COSGROVE -  Lester F. Cosgrove, Sr. Was the Poor Master in the 1940s under the Meister Regime, later to become the health officer. Son, Lester F. Cosgrove, Jr. Was a star in Weehawken High School basketball, playing in Madison square garden, for WHS in the 40s. He was a all state for 3 years, and foul and set shot contest champ also. Daughter Patrica A Cosgrove married George Willmott, who was  a deputy cheif on the Weehawken Police Department. Patricia was in the navy
Daughter, Bernice A. Cosgrove was in the navy for 3 years during WW2 Son, Dennis Cosgrove, was a Weehawken firefighter, Dennis was in the Marine Corps from 1958 -61.

COSTELLO - The Costello family lived for many decades at 56 Chestnut Street in Weehawken.  Edward Costello and his
wife Margaret Raftrey were born in Ireland and emigrated to the US in the early 1850s, living first in New York City, where they met and married in 1862.
Edward served in the Civil War in the First Regiment New York Cavalry in the place of his cousin, Edward Higgins, a farmer, of Haverstraw, NY.
Edward and Margaret's children were born in New York City after the Civil War: Eliza Costello  Stedman, Catherine "Kate" Costello, Mary Costello Kirk (mother of Weehawken Police Chief Edward Kirk), William Costello (married Delia Lynch), Mathilda Costello Verdon (married Hudson County Republican leader William P. Verdon), Ellen Costello and Edward Costello.
Seeking any and all information and links to this longtime Weehawken family.

CUCCINIELLO

CZORNOMOR

DECHERT - See Lochmann

DEVINE - Family of Francis Devine and Mary (Callaghan) Devine. Francis died in 1926 after a train accident in Weehawken. Had son Francis (my dad), daughter Rose and Mary.
Charles Devine, b. 1873 and died at age 85 in 1979. Lived Union Beach, NJ. Was a fireman for the Weehawken Fire Dept.

DEVINE -  My grandfather. Charles Devine was a firefighter for Weehawken in 30s & 40s. I contacted city hall, they do not have any records beyond 20 years. I would appreciate any info you might have.

ENGLESE (INGLESE)OR ENGLISH   

FAHEY - This link is to the FAMILY TREE OF GEORGE "POP" FAHEY A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF WEEHAKWEN AND THE PATRIARCH OF A LARGE NUMBER OF WEEHAWKEN FAMILIES INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING SURNAMES. SHEEHEY, COSS, NAPOLIO, CUSHING, SCHLEICHER, FORTE, NAGURKA, OLSEN, DILLON, INGLESE, GEANEY, FAHEY, AND OTHERS. Link toWebsite

Jack Fahey WHS '62 was inducted into the Weehawken Athletic Hall of Fame in June of 2004. During his senior year, this running back was Hudson County's 2nd highest scorer. At baseball Jack, a left fielder, batted .465 placing him 3rd in the league's batting race. At their request he tired out for the San Francisco Giants. click here to see picture of induction

FEINEN -  My great grandfather, Peter, was born on 02/29/1840 in Schonecken, Germany. He became an American citizen in 1867. D: 04-25-1876.  He married Anna Marie Kinn abt. 1864, lived on Washington St., they had 4 sons. Anna Marie died when she fell down the Shippen Street steps and lost a baby girl.  Peter then married Susanna Backes abt. 1875.  After Peter died she delivered a baby girl Clara Josephine 07-01-1876. Clara entered the Dominican Order and became Sr. M. Honora and taught in a school in NY, Kings County.  One of Peter & Anna Marie's 4 sons was my grandfather Michael who  lived at 19 Sunnyside Ave in 1900.

Another was  George Feinen, born 1871 or 1873, who lived at 225 Dodd St.  Then there was  Charles B: 1868, and  Peter, B: 1870 .  One of my uncles lived to be 101.

FEARON - It was amazing reading the names on this site.  As a child growing up in Weehawken, a lot of these names were friends of my Mom's and Dad's.
  My father, John Fearon Sr, was born in Hoboken NJ in 1926.  My Mom Born in Hoboken in 1928.  After they married they moved to Weehawken to begin having and rearing 6 children.  John Jr, Deirdre Ann, Aileen, Kathleen, Marianne and Jennifer.
  My father, John Fearon Sr., also known as Cappy, was a Fire Captain for the Weehwaken Fire Department.  He retired from this post after 25 years. We grew up right across the street from the Weehawken Town Hall and Police Department.
  My older brother and sisters attended Lincoln School which stood where the new Fire House is in downtown Weehawken.  We also attended Woodrow Wilson and then finally, we all attended Weehawken High School.
  My father passed away in Nov 1995 and his funeral mass was held at St. Lawarence Church.  I remember the days of Father Kelly and being bused up to the Heights for Sunday School.  Every mass at St. Lawrence was standing room only.  For my Dad's Funeral, the Fire Dept came out in force, which I will always hold near and dear to my heart.  And gave my Father a beautiful, Fireman's ceremony.

FLOOD - David J. Flood was born in Weehawken on August 20, 1907.  He married Gladys Keeler and lived in Weehawken where they raised their two sons, David, Jr. and James. David, Sr. died in December, 1961.  Gladys Flood died in October, 1978.
David Joseph Flood, Jr. was born in Weehawken on April 28, 1930.  David married Mary Lou Smith and had seven children:  Terrence, Nancy, David, Kathleen, Patrick, Michael and Mary.  David died an untimely death on January 20,1980.
James Flood married Joan Wey and had three children:  Stephen, James and Diane. James Flood was born on November 9, 1933, and lives with his wife Joan in Weehawken still today

FOSTER - I am looking for and any relatives of my Great Great uncle, Charles Eric Foster. He and, his wife Elizabeth
lived at 218 Maple Ave in the 1930s and 40s?

GALLAGHER - FRANCIS L. GALLAGHER WAS MY GRANDFATHER. HE RETIRED AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE FIRE DEPT. IN THE EARLY 60'S. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARGARET E. FULLERTON AND THEY HAD SEVEN CHILDREN WHO ALL GREW UP IN WEEHAWKEN. THEY ARE MARGARET, FRANK, GRACE, JEAN, ESTELLE, JACK, AND IRENE. MARGARET MARRIED CHRISTOPHER "LEO" VERDON WHO RETIRED FROM THE FIRE DEPT. IN 1975. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN, KEVIN AND JANE. MARGARET LIVES IN GUTTENBERG TODAY [2005]. FRANK MARRIED JEANNE LEYDEN OF WEST NEW YORK. FRANK PASSED AWAY. JEANNE LIVES IN MARYLAND. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN, TERRENCE, MARY JEANNE, AND TIMOTHY. GRACE MARRIED FRANK DEL GAUDIO OF NORTH BERGEN AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, LESLIE, ALLISON AND CHRIS. THEY LIVE IN NORTH BERGEN. FRANK WAS A TEACHER IN NB FOR MANY YEARS. JEAN MARIED KENNY POMERENKE OF GUTTENBERG AND HAD SEVEN CHILDREN, KENNY, CHERYL, ROBIN, KERRY, CHRIS, KEITH AND ... .KENNY PASSED AWAY AND JEAN REMARRIED RAY DONLON. THEY LIVE IN TOMS RIVER. STELLA MARRIED RICHARD AND HAD THREE KIDS, CINDY, JEANETTE AND RICKY. JACK HAD SEVERAL CHILDREN FROM TWO MARRIAGES. HIS FIRST MARRIAGE WAS TO MARY AND THEY HAD TWO BOYS JOHN AND STEVEN. HIS SECOND MARRIAGE WAS TO RACHEL AND THEY HAVE TOO MANY KIDS BETWEEN THEM FOR ME TO REMEMBER THEIR NAMES. JACK LIVES IN ROSWELL NM. LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS IRENE WHO MARRIED ROY SAFRO OF WEEHAWKEN. THEY HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS JILL, JOY AND AMY AND THEY LIVE IN PARAMUS. I BELIEVE ROY WORKS FOR THE CITY OF WEEHAWKEN AS THE PROSECUTOR. I AM JANE SHANER, DAUGHTER OF MARGARET AND LEO VERDON. LEO HAD A BROTHER TOMMY AND TWO SISTERS ELAINE (DECEASED) AND EDNA. EDNA MARRIED JAMES D. CHIECO AND HAD FIVE KIDS, PATRICIA, JIMMY, ELAINE, JOSEPH AND GARY. TOMMY HAD SIX KIDS KATHY, ELAINE, TOMMY , JANET, CHRIS. THAT IS ONLY FIVE. I'M BLANK ON THE LAST ONE.

GARDA

GIOACCHINO - See Saglimbene

GOGARTY

GREIF/GRIEF - Isidor was the owner of Weehawken Lumber Company, he and his wife Yetta immigrated from Austria Hungary in early 1900's and had 5 children all born in America. The children were Jean m. Louis Haimowitz,
Esther m. Harold Springer, Sophie m. Jack Segall, Abraham died at age 12, Chippy (Rosalie) m. Robert Suval.

HABLITZ Loretta Hablitz was born November 1919 and lives in Weehawken for many years. She has three sons and her oldest son is Arthur Hablitz he is a retired  Captain of the Fire Department in Weehawken. Her other two sons are Conrad & William Hablitz. William married Marie Hablitz maiden name (Reck). They have 5 children Eric, Troy, Keith, Loretta & Christina.  Eric is Married to Christine (Kalodes)and has two sons Eric & Tyler Hablitz. Keith is married to Victoria (Navarrete) we have two sons Keith Jr. & Ethan Hablitz. Christina is married she has a daughter Chasity.  And, Loretta is married has 4 boys, Justin, Joshua, Angel & Anthony. I now work in the Weehawken Municipal Court as a Court Clerk. Conrad Hablitz is married to Karen Hablitz (Miller) she is the Court Administrator of the Municipal Court of Weehawken. They have 3 children Conrad Sean, Sheila & Randy. Conrad is a Weehawken Police Officer and a proud father to Jakob Sean.

HAMM - John Jacob Hamm came to Weehawken in 1898 when he married Augusta Kirchner on March 21,1898. They resided on West 19th Street in The shades section of  town. John was the son of Fred K. Hamm of Hoboken and Augusta was the daughter of  Fredrick and Catherine  (Curley) Kirchner of Weehawken. They had 7 children James, William and Fredrick who never married. There were 4  daughters Frances married Joseph Stiles, Mary Augusta married Joseph Oulton, Edna
married Christopher Verdon and Catherine married Henry Bradley. They had 21 grandchildren and many great grandchild some still live in the township.

HEINZMANN - Grandpa Leonard married Madge Walsh and they had 2 children:  Ruth and Leonard.  Lived in the heights.  See TAMKE & WALSH.          

HILLEBRECHT

KALLENBACH - Baldezar had 3 sons; William, Charles, & Oscar. See photos [Weehawken Mining Co].  Please contact me if you have any info on the Kallenbachs. I am researching my family's genealogy.

 

  Oscar Phillip Ferdinand Kallenbach was born in 1823 in Weehawken, New Jersey.  The son of a prominent New York physician, Baldezar Kallenbach and Fredricka Loss.   A housepainter by trade, his adventure was his sailing voyage and subsequent mining in California in 1849 - 1863.   At half past six in the evening the Ship Panama left pier 5 in the New York harbor.  " The passengers amused themselves with singing music of all kinds, playing checkers, chess and backgammon until a late hour."  183 days later the ship docked in San Francisco harbor. Oscar made fishing net and sold his catch on the streets of San Francisco.  Soon Oscar had earned enough money to travel up the river to the gold mines of Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.  In 1853 Oscar returned to Weehawken due to illness but the lure of a gold fortune continued to call.  Oscar returned to the gold mines in 1854.  By 1861 the New Jersey native was still trying his luck.  On 17 July 1861 the following miners formed a company and wrote their articles of incorporation.  See photos [Weehawken Mining Co].  It is unknown if any of these miners traveled from Weehawken to California with Oscar but his carefully kept journal described many names and description of the location of their claims. Oscar notes two names as traveling companions.  Ramsome Dean and Thomas McCarty.  Both Mr. Dean and Mr. McCarty are found living near Jamestown with Oscar on the 1850 census.  In 1874 in Stockton, California Oscar married Miss Mary Ritt a native of New York. The couple had one daughter, Cecelia.  Oscar worked 18 years for the Stockton newspaper and died in 1910.  Mary Ritt Kallenbach's family also came to California in the 1860's and 70's.

KEELER

KENNEDY - I am trying to trace my father's Uncle, long deceased, but he left Ireland for New Jersey I would think late 1800's but nearer to the 1900's.  The only information I have is, that he was born in Kilkenny Ireland, his parents were Patrick Kennedy, and Anne Dunphy, I have a feeling he was born around 1875/6/.7.  Sadly I dont have his christian name only his
surname, but I do know he settled in Weehawken and worked for The Morgan Oil Company, which is no longer in existence.  He would have been a Roman catholic, and I am sure we have distant relations in the area, which would be wonderful to find.

KIRCHNER - Fredrick Kirchner came to this country from Frankfort Germany after settling down here he married Catherine Curley.They resided in shades. They raised 5 children Fredrick born 1869, James born 1871, Catherine born 1873 who married Silas Clute, William born 1876 and Augusta born 1877 who married John Jacob Hamm. They had many grandchildren/greatgrandchildren some of them are still residing in the township.

LANG

LAW - See Bell

LACHENAUER - My grandparents Charles [d. 1938] and Elizabeth (Donlan) [d. 1969] Lachenauer raise three boys on W 19 Street (directly against the cliffs) in the Shades section of Weehawken-  Charles (Charlie) [b. 1914 d. 1996], William (Willie) [b. 1916  d. 1993] , and my father John Raymond (Ray) [b. 1926  d. 1968].  All went through the Weehawken Schools.  My grandfather and my uncle Charles were both Weehawken firemen, I believe my grandfather was chief.  Willie was a long shoreman.  The two brothers and their wives remained in Weehawken, Charlie with Ruth on Dodd Street (up the hill) and Willie with Josie (DeBlasi) on Grand Street.  My father married Gladys Dorion (Union City) in 1947 and moved to West New York.  Subsequently, in 1964 we moved to Washington Township in Bergen County.   My father was buried from St. Lawrence RC Church in January of 1968.  As he died so young, I would enjoy hearing from anyone who may remember my father in their childhood. 

LOCHMANN - I'm looking for couple born in  Germany:  Christoph Lochmann and his wife Katharina nee Dechert. They celebrated 14 OCT 1906 their 50th wedding aniversary in Weehawken Heights. He was born 9 Oct 1832 in Berkach (Hesse Darmstadt) and he was born 3 Oct 1836 in Dornheim (Hesse Darmstadt). They came to the United States in 1852
(but I'm not sure).
Could you please help me to find out some more informations about  them. Did they have children ore any ancesters. In advance I thank you very much for your help.

LOESCH or LOSCHE - My maternal grandmother, Noriene (Conway) Boucher, had a cousin named Jane who married a George Loesch (we think that's the spelling, but maybe not).  Noriene's family was from Union City/Weehawken, but
unfortunately we don't know anything about them, other than the names of her parents (Peter John Conway from Kingston, NY and Catherine Cooney from Union City) so I can't tell you Jane's last name.  I wonder if the George she married was the son of the George listed on your site, or some other relative.  The Cooney family lived on Franklin Street in Union City, which may now be 34th St.  This house is where Noriene was born. I don't have a house number.  Since Noriene,born in 1895, had several older siblings, I assume her parents were married sometime in the 1880's.  I know my mother visited Jane in Greenwich Village in the 1940's, and that her husband, George, was Chief Clerk of the Surrogate Court of NY County.  They had two
daughters, May and Genevieve.  Jane and George must have married sometime around 1915-1920, as their children were nearly the same ages as my mother and her older brother.

LOSCHE - The George F. Losche family moved to Weehawken in 1901 to where the Eldorado Hotel had stood before it had burned down.  He had built 3 or 4 homes on this land between Hudson and Eldorado Places.  After initially living on Hudson Place, the Losches moved in 1903 to 7 Eldorado Place where the family lived for many years.  At the time the Losches had a barn in which they kept a horse, Blacky, who was used to pull the wagon used in the grocery store business and the carriage to transport the family around the Weehawken area.
    George had a grocery business at 383 Bleecker Street, NYC that he sold in 1909.  He also had a grocery store on Liberty Place in Weehawken that he operated until about 1920.
    Henry C. Losche, George's nephew, also had a grocery store business at 520 Palisade Ave., Weehawken during the early 1900s.

LOSCHE - My Grandfather was George Fred Losche who lived in Weehawken, built homes and raised a family a #7 Eldorado Place. 8 children and two wives (sisters).
  Helen Dorothy Losche married my father, Dr. Carl H. Tannert (Chief of Staff) North Hudson Hospital on April 21, 1921.
  My Granny on the Tannert side was Elizabeth Mueller Tannert who lived on Blvd East around the corner from Eldorado.
  My Father's sister, Elsa Tannert Brigham had a daughter, Helen Brigham who was killed on East Blvd on graduation night circa 1917. Anything you may have regarding both families would be great.

MAZURCZYK

McCAIG - My parents, Donald and Patricia Coyne McCaig and brother, Donald,  moved to Apt. 5 at 875 Boulevard East between 1942 and 1945. I was born at home on May 25, 1945. I attended Roosevelt School for Kindergarten into October of grade 1 (9/1950-10/1951?) Records of these events are sketchy at best...hope you can find anything.

McClary - Henry McClary born in 1904 on Hackensack Plank Rd......Married Bertha Steinberger born in 1905 Hoboken....in 1920's.....  Purchased a home on Park Avenure in Weehawken, where Bertha lived until her death in 1986. They had 2 children, George and Joan. 

McGORTY

Mc KAHAN - see THOMPSON

McLAUGHLIN

McMAHON - McMahon, Margaret - Born Oct 1898 in Weehawken and Baptised at  St.Lawrence R.C Church.    Margaret married Thomas Rovito at St.Lawrence R.C. Church May 1918.  Margaret and Thomas had 10 children and resided in the "Shades" area of Weehawken.  Margaret passed away at her residence in Weehawken in 1958.  Both Margaret & Thomas Rovito were very active  at St.Lawrence R.C Church.

MEISTER -  My great grandfather was John George Meister. I would like to know if you have any information on him or if you can let me know where to find it. My grandfathers name was Alfred and my mothers name is Jean. She has a picture of the old governors mansion there, and would like to see it go to a good place where it can be preserved. My grandmother, Alice, will be 90 this year and has many fond memories of the area. I now reside in Florida, but am very interested in my family history. Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

MILLER - Otto and Dolores (Ensmann) lived in Weehawken all their lives.  They had three children Stephen, Eileen and Karen. They lived on 19th street (The Shades). they had four grandchildren Jason Miller, Sheila Arango, Conrad Sean Hablitz and Randy Hablitz. Otto was the only son of Walter and Elizabeth Miller. Dolores came from a large family and was the daugther of Howard and Dora Ensmann.

MULLIN (or MULLEN) - See AHERN

NIEDRACH - My mother was born in Weehawken area in 1906.  She was on the census for 1910. , her mother's maiden name was Elna NIEDRACH, daughter of Louis and Mary Niedrach. Any info on either name would be appreciated.

NIEDRACH - My great-grandmother lived on Oak St. in the 1920's.  Her name was Mary.

O'DONNELL - Harold O'Donnell married Margaret Lundy, Had two son's Harry jar and William. Harry died in a car accident in 1955. William moved to Toms River in 1968. William had a store on Willow Ave. in Weehawken.

O'DONNELL - O'Donnell family from Downtown Weehawken (The Shades): O'Donnell - William Francis O'Donnell, Sr. married Elizabeth Frances (Hynes) O'Donnell in St. Lawrence Church, Downtown Weehawken, NJ. Children: James P., Helen M., Grace E., William F. Jr., Margaret C., Patricia, John J. & Thomas J. and Lawrence O'Donnell. John J. O'Donnell died in 1951 and Lawrence was born in 1945 and only lived for about 3 days.

JOHN HUGH O'DONNELL (1842-1905) JOHN HUGH O'DONNELL is a Veteran of the Civil War. JOHN HUGH O'DONNELL served with the Infantry, 21st Regiment, Co. F then Co. I, of the New Jersey Volunteers and was in many battles including Fredericksburg, Va. and was part of the famous MUD MARCH, where  PRESIDENT LINCOLN, came to the field and put an end to the March.  JOHN HUGH O'DONNELL was honorably discharged in 1863 and mustered out in Trenton, NJ.  He served for approximately 10 months.  JOHN HUGH came to America at 10 years of age in 1852 and first settled in New York, receiving his schooling at School No. 11.  He then moved to Jersey City, Hoboken and then Weehawken, NJ, where he became involved in politics.  JOHN HUGH was a stairbuilder by trade and was in business in Hoboken, NJ and became a partner and then an owner of the business.

JOHN HUGH O'DONNELL married MARY ELIZABETH FORTRELL at St. Lawrence Church, in the downtown (SHADES) section of Weehawken.  JOHN HUGH AND MARY ELIZABETH O'DONNELL resided at 17 Blvd, now Willow Avenue, Weehawken, NJ.  They had seven children:  MARY O'DONNELL (CONCANNON), WILLIAM, JAMES PATRICK (my grandfather), ANN, ELIZABETH, ANGELUS, and JOHN JR.      

PATTERSON

PIZZUTA - Our family has lived in Weehawken over a 100 years.My Father Charles was born in Weehawken 8/2/05 (2/13/84). Mother Mary nee Costello was born in Hoboken 10/25/07 (9/11/87)  There are six (6) boys and three (3) girls.    Charles was a elected Township Commissioner for 38 years.Oldest Son George retired from the Weehawken Fire Dep't as a Captain in 83. Frank retired as a Deputy Chief, Patrick a Captain is still on and James retired as a Captain from the Weehawken Police Dep't. There no longer is a Weehawken Fire Dep't. it part of what is called the North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue.George has a son, George Jr,on the Regional he is a Captain. One other son Charles is retired from the Trucking business. Daughters Diane and Mary and Little sister Charlene and Thomas were teachers in the Weehawken School System Brother Frank has a son Paul who is a Policeman and served in the Gulf war and Diane has a son Wayne also a Policeman and served in the Gulf War.

REED   - Henry Reed born in Hoboken on May 25, 1919.  He moved to Weehawken (The Shades)  sometime in the 1920's.  He had 12 siblings.  He married Mary Carcich on September 15, 1945.  Mary was born in New York City on June 12, 1922 and moved to Weehawken (Also The Shades)   in the 1920s.  Mary had 8 siblings.  Mary died January 8, 1975  and Henry died December 1, 1993. They had two children Robert born February 26, 1948, and Donna born January 1, 1952.  Their son Robert married Suzanne Connelly on July 7, 1967. They have three children, April, William and Dawn.  Robert still resides in The Shades where he raised his three children.  His daughter April resides in the house Robert grew up in.  Robert and his son William were both on the Weehawken Fire Department when it regionalized and became the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue.  Robert is now a Captain with the Department and William is part of the Rescue division.   He has three grandchildren, Kevin and Steven Muraca and Skyla King,  Donna married Michael Puff on June 30, 1979.  They have a daughter Stefanie.  Donna resides in North Bergen and has two grandchildren Christian and Christopher.

 REILLY

RINALD - I will offer you  a picture of a neighborhood group holding a May Day parade on Oak Street, Weehawken, about the time of the First World War.  Fred H. Rinald was a teen ager and is wearing the Uncle Sam Costume.  He lived at 115 Oak Street.  We just visited there and there is still a house, but it has all new siding. People in Weehawken take good care of their homes!  I have the marriage record of Frank Rinald (or Rinaldi) and Helen Altenkirch.  Although I knew my grandmother, Frank died sometime between 1915 and 1930, and I did not know him.  I have the  record of Helen entering the country as a 3 year-old, but nothing on Frank

RINALDI - See Rinald

ROVITO - Rovito,Thomas- served in United States Navy from Sept. 1915- Nov.1919 aboard the following ships- U.S.S Delaware,R.S.New York,U.S.S.Rhode Island,U.S.S Virginia and the U.S.S.Huron.  Thomas married Margaret McMahon in 1918 at St.Lawrence R.C Church in Weehawken,NJ.  Thomas was employed by Public Service Electric and Gas as a line foreman before retiring after 38 yrs of service. Thomas and Margaret were the parents of 10 children of whom all grew
up in Weehawken.  Thomas passed away July 1968.

SCHWIND

SEGALL - Sophie Greif married Jack Segall in 1929.  They had 2 children, a son Stanley m. Sylvia Eisenberg from West New York--Stan graduated WHS in 1948, and a daughter Lois m. Norman Friedman from North Bergen--Lois graduated WHS in 1957.  Sophie was the daughter of Isidor & Yetta Greif owners of Weehawken Lumber Co. in Hoboken--they lived on Gregory Ave., Jack Segall was the owner of a children's shoe store in West New York known as The Shoe Horn. Both Stanley and Lois were born in North Hudson Hospital on Park Ave.

SAGLIMBENE - Gioacchino/Joachim/Jack.  Jack and his brother Benedetto/Barney owned a barbershop in Weehawkwn..  He was born 31MAY1875 in Lercara Friddi, Palermo, Sicily where he and Barney were sulpher miners.  He became an American citizen 8NOV1911, and died 8April 1955 in Christ Hospital, Jersey City.  He was buried in Madonna Cemetery
11APR1955 and Rosaria joined him there in 1967.  They lives at #1 50th Street, Weehawken.  He married Rosaria Chibbaro-Bellanca about 1900. She was born 3MAY1885 in Lercara Fiddi, Palermo, Sicily.  She came over to America in 1900 with father Don Pietro Belanca and mother Giuseppina; sisters Felicia and Anna and two other unknown sisters.  She died in Union City, Bergen, NJ November1966.They had six daughters.  Only two still survive,  Lucille (my grandmother, very much alive at 96+)and Elvera.  Virginia, Amelia, Josephine and the first Lucia have all passed on as did Gaetano, their only son.  Any help with finding more on the SAGLIMBENES of Weehawken is appreciated.

SENN - I'm looking for any info on the Senn Family when the family lived in Weehawken. My grandfather, Johannes (John) Senn m. Cecilia Muhlpoitner. He may have had a first wife unknown.  John had sons William John b 1904, Charles Jacob b 1907, Harold Francis b May 11, 1912, Regina b 1922.  He also had a son John b 1896  b in Brooklyn who may be from his first wife.   Johannes Adam was in the Weehawken Fire Dept. Charles was in the VFW Drum Corps in Weehawken. He married Alberta Jeffrey.   Alberta was the Drum Major for VFW Drum Corps.

SHANER - see GALLAGHER.

SHAWCROSS - Sarah Shawcross immigrated in 1864 and married Austin Connelly, she may have had family in the area.

SPRINGMEYER - My mother was born in Weehawken area in 1906.  She was on the census for 1910. , her mother's maiden name was Elna NIEDRACH, daughter of Louis and Mary Niedrach. Any info on either name would be appreciated.

STALLING - seeking info on George Stalling familu resided on Highwood Terrace in 1940's

STEPKOVICH - Stepkovich,Anthony-  Anthony served in U.S Navy in Korea and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.  Employed as a Longshoreman/Checker, and retired from the Weehawken Fire Dept., member of the New Jersey State Police and Fireman League,Weehawken American Legion Post 18 and Hoboken Elks.  Anthony married Arline Rovito at St.Lawrence R.C. Church in Weehawken,NJ a lifelong Weehawken Resident.  Anthony and Arline are the parents of 6 children.  Anthony had passed away in 1991.

STEWART - See Bryan

STRANDBERG -  Marion (nee Chiomento) married Arthur Thomas Strandberg in 1952.  Marion, originally from the Bronx, NY was a homemaker, and Arthur, originally from Haverstraw, NY was a welder. Marion and Arthur had 3 children: Marianna, Dorothy, and Arthur Jr. Marianna married and has 2 children, son Victor, and daughter Megan. Dorothy married and has 3 children, sons Christopher, and Andrew, and daughter Elizabeth. Arthur Jr. married Nancy (nee Flood) and they have 4 children, sons Justin, Derek, and David, and daughter Sara.  Marion Strandberg (Hveen) was a widow when she married Strandberg. Marion had 2 children from her first marriage: daughter Theresa who passed away in 1998, and left behind 2 sons, Peter and Michael. Marion's son Francis served 2 tours in Viet Nam, and recently retired from the NYC police force. Francis has 3 children, sons Ralph, and Frankie Jr., and a daughter Margaret who passed away in 2003.  Marion & Arthur Strandberg are both deceased.

TAMKE -  My father Alfred (1924-1990)  lived in the Heights with his mother Agnes and sister Agnes.  He was in the first graduating class of the new high school in 1941. My mom Ruth Heinzmann graduated in 1942.  3 children: Peggy (Margaret) , Allen, and me, Elaine.  We grew up on Dodd St.  See HEINZMANN & WALSH.

 

TANNERT - My Grandfather was George Fred Losche who lived in Weehawken, built homes and raised a family a #7 Eldorado Place. 8 children and two wives (sisters).

Helen Dorothy Losche married my father, Dr. Carl H. Tannert (Chief of Staff) North Hudson Hospital on April 21, 1921.
My Granny on the Tannert side was Elizabeth Mueller Tannert who lived on Blvd East around the corner from Eldorado.
My Father's sister, Elsa Tannert Brigham had a daughter, Helen Brigham who was killed on East Blvd on graduation night circa 1917. Anything you may have regarding both families would be great.

TERLIZZI

THOMPSON - My Grandparents, John and Louise Thompson lived at 118 Oak Street in the 20's. They had 3 daughters, Mildred, Evelyn and Helen. Helen was my Mother and she married A. C. Mc Kahan and also lived on Oak Street. I was born in 1922 at North Hudson Hospital.  A memory for me was that there were no garages on the street so my Father had to walk about 4 blocks to the garages for a Sunday afternoon drive. I now live in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

VENTRICE- Bob Ventrice---Born in North Hudson Hospital---Lived at 210 Highpoint Ave---Served in the US Navy as a Combat Aircrewman/Radioman3c---Resides now in Florida---Siblings, Harry, and Jean---All graduated from Weehawken High School

VERDON

VERDON - Thomas and Ann Verdon. Both born and raised and died in Weehawken. They had six children. A daughter is the First Lady of Weehawken. A son is the recreation director.

VERDON - Matilda Costello Verdon, born April 27, 1875, in New York City and died January 17, 1971 in Hoboken, N.J. She was married to William Patrick Verdon, born February 28, 1871, in Dublin, Ireland and died January 18, 1939.  They
had 9 boys and 2 girls, one of which was my father, Franklyn Verdon.  He was born in Hoboken, N.J. on February 7, 1908 and died in Tampa, Florida on September 19, 1990.  He was married to Myrtle Zeliff who died in Tampa, FL on April 16, 1986.  They had 5 girls and 3 boys.  They are Mary Lou (Joseph), Colleen Loretta (Quinn), Valerie Evangeline Knickerbocker#1) (Yarnall #2), Myrtle Alyce (Cook), Mary Ellen (Calder #1) (Spetko #2), Timothy Michael, Terrance Kevin, and Kevin Terrance.

VERDON - see GALLAGHER.

VOELP - I am looking for any Voelp connections.  My great grandparents, Martin Henry Voelp and Cecelia Wagner
Voelp are buried at Flower Hill.  Any info on the family or related families is appreciated.

WALSH Great Grandpa David and grandma Maggie moved from NY at the turn of the century to kings bluff in Weehawken and raised 4 children:  Madge (Heinzmann), Thomas, Alice (Vogt), and David (Todd or Sonny).  I have more info. If requested.  See HEINZMANN & TAMKE.

WEST

WEY

WILLMOTT

WILLMOTT - Grandfather George Willmott and wife came from Kingston,NY in the late 1800, on a barge and landed in Wkn. where he went to work for Todd Sshipyards.They lived in McFaddens flats on Willow Ave.They had 5 childrenthere, George, Frank, John & William and one girl, Alyce. Grandmother Willmott passed away at an early ageAll left Wkn. except Frank and John, Frank married Sarah Geraghty from NYC in St.Lawrence Church on Willow Ave..Grandfather George
bought a house on Maple St.in the heights,Frank,Sarah & John moved into the house..Frank & Sarah produced three sons, George, Raymond & Richard,who all attended Wkn. schools.George then attended John Marshall College, Raymond
graduated Syracuse College and Richard graduated Seton Hall Univ.. George married Patricia Cosgrove and has two sons, Jeffrey & George. Raymond married Jane Fisher and has 4 children,Tom,Donald,Kathy & Timothy. Richard married Lola Chieffo from Lakewood and has 3 girls, Leslie,Lynn & Lisa. Frank and Sarah passed away leaving a legacy of 3 children, 9

WOOD - Looking for information on James Henry WOOD b March 22, 1856 Little Neck, Long Island,  Queen Co New York d February 10, 1928 Weehawken, Hudson Co New Jersey buried February 13, 1928 Grove Church Cemetery W. Hoboken Hudson Co NJ Section 8 Row F Grave 52 m Dora (Dorothea) Antoinette MUELLER July 18, 1880 Jersey City Hudson Co New Jersey.

ZERMAN - 1900 - Morris and Minnie (nee Azar) ZERMAN lived in Hoboken, NJ with their children: Charles, Benjamin, Morris, Samuel, Joseph, Fannie and William.  910 - Morris and Minnie ZERMAN still had Samuel, Joseph and William at home in Hoboken.  Charles was married now and lived with wife, Sarah (nee Rubenstein) in Jersey City with their children: Ethel, Abner and Gertrude.  1920 17 Oak Street ZERMAN family Charles, Sarah, Esther (Ethel), Abner, Gertrude and Ernest.  1930 Charles ZERMAN lived with his wife, Sarah, their children Abner, Gertrude, Ernest and their daughter Esther.  Esther (Ethel) was married to Archie Bernstein and their children, Marilyn and Sandra lived there too.  All in Jersey City.  Morris ZERMAN (jr) lived with his wife, Edith and their son Milton in Union City.  Chris

ZUSTRA - Have lived in the Heights since 1959.  Alex Zustra and Irene (nee Rey) moved from West New York.  They had two children, Eileen and Michael.
 
 

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