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Berhte Erxmeyer married August H. L. Bremer. There were two August Bremers in Hoboken in the late 1800s: August F. Bremer and August H. L. Bremer. Both were involved in real estate developemt and building. Sometimes the middle inidials were give and sometimes they were ommitted, making it hard to know which August Bremer is which.
Birth of Berthe Erxmeyer
Christine Wilhelmina Charlotte Erxmeyer, 23 February 1860 daughter of Heinrich Wilhelm Erxmeier and Johanne Dorothe Marie Hogrefe Meinerdingen, Walsrode-Vorbruck (Ev.- Luth. Kirchengemeinde Walsrode Febuary 2006)
She was called Berthe.
I did not find the immigration of Berthe. According to later records she immigrated circa 1871.
Berthe Erxmeyer, born in Walsrohde Germany, the daughter of Heinrich Erxmeyer and Dorothea Hochgrefen, both born in Hanover, married August Bremer on August 21, 1881. The wedding took place at 122 Park Avenue in Hoboken. This seems to have been the family home, not a church, as both Bertha and her brother, Frederick Erxmeyer, lists 122 Park Avenue as their address. The minister was Leopold Mohn.
She may have gotten married at home instead of in church, because another brother Henry, Had just lost his wife, Anna Kloppenberg..
August Bremer of 105 4th Street in Hoboken and Berthe Erxmeyer c/o Erxmeyer 122 Park Avenue had been in the same confirmation class at the German Evangelical Church in Hoboken in 1874.
Photo courtesy of Brian Murphy, February 2005
Berthe Erxmeyer and August Bremer had:
August Bremmer 1887
A. Bremer, House and Sign Painter, Paperhanging, Calcimining, etc., No. 192 First Street. - Mr. Bremer is a thoroughly practical house and sign painter and paperhanger, and has had many years of valuable experience in his profession. He opened his present establishment in 1885, and the merit of his work soon attracted general attention, and acquired for him a first-class line of patronage. The store occupied has a frontage of 20 and a depth of 70 feet, is very tastefully fitted up, and heavily stocked with a full and complete assortment of wall paper, painting, and decorative materials. A number of skilled and competent artisans are employed, and every description of plain and ornamental house and sign painting, glazing, graining, marbling, gilding, calcimining, paperhanging, and general interior decorating are given prompt attention, and all orders are executed in a thoroughly workmanlike manner. Only the finest class of work is done, whether it be in the painting of a house, the production of a sign, or the execution of the highest class of ornamental work. The patronage of the house is large throughout the city and its suburbs, and bears the best of reputations for the faithful fulfillment of all orders. He also curries a large stock of crockery, window shades and fixtures, and artists' and painters' supplies at both wholesale and retail. Mr. Bremer is a native of Germany, has lived in the United States since 1870, and most of the time has been a resident of Hoboken, and is an honest, upright man in every sense of the word.August Bremer, the husband of Bethe Erxmeyer Bremer, was a house painter according to the 1920 census.
The above image was shared by Brian Murphy in July 2018. His brother Steve found this old picture. Based on the sign "Paints" and the buses hanging in the window it is assumed to be August Bremer's paint store on 1st Street in Hoboken.
Based on the younger woman's clothing it is dated to circa the late 1890s. She could be Berthe Erxmeyer Bremer.
August Bremmer In the directories
1886 & 1887 Bremer, August, Paints 65 1st Hoboken
1889 - Bremer, August, Crockery 192 1st street Hoboken
1891 - August Bremer 192 1st H wall paper Jersey NJ
1892 - Bremer, August, paints 112 Madison Hoboken
1893 - Bremer, August H. L., 314 Monroe, House furnishing Goods
1895 - Bremer, under Hardware and Cutlery Dealers, 314 Moroe Hoboken
Note: The Bremers were listed at 312 Monroe at the baptism of Henrietta in 1894.
?????August Bremmer was awarded the contract for erecting an iron railing about Hudson Square Park, at a rate of $2.50 per ---. (Jersey Journal May 29, 1892)
August Bremmer 1895
August H. L. Bremer was listed with the Blancks, Erxmeyers, Lehmanns, and Von Dohrens in connection with the Hoboken City Schuetzen Corps ball.
In September 1895 Aug. Bremer won a bowling prize at a Scheutzen fest at Berg's Oriental.
????Hoboken Real Estate: A five story double flat is buing built at 705 Park Ave by August Bremmer. The structure will cost $16,000. It will have a brownstone front. (Jersey Journal, June 30, 1898)
??????Also listed in Building News Apartments, Hoboken Flats and Tenements: Park Ave no 703 5 story brick and stone flats, cost $20,000 august Bremer, president Fagan Iron works, Hoboken, N. J.
(Real estate record and builders' guide (v.62no.1581(July 2 1898)-no.1607(Dec. 31 1898) columbia University Library)
August Bremmer 1899
???? August Bremer has purchased four lots on the west side of Palisades Ave West Hoboken form Joseph Lo Piccolo for $4,000 (Jersey Journal, February 17,1899)
1900 Federal Census
The first Federal census that Berthe appeared in as a married woman was the 1900 Census where she was listed with her husband and children on Palisades Ave in West Hoboken as follows:
West Hoboken: Bremmer, August H. L. with Michael Hayes, all mason work required in the erection of a three story brick house on lot 174 Summit ave, $5,677
Bremmer, August L with Antone Capone: all rock and excavation for buildings to be erected at 174 and 176 Summit, 60 c a square yard for earth: $1.50 square yard for rock. Henry Erxmeyer, carp. $15,790
Bremmer, August L with Emil Wendland & Co.: all plumbing work for new building at 176 Summit Ave $540.
(Jersey Journal, February 1, 1906)
1910 Federal Census
Not listed in 1910
1920 Federal Census
Berthe Erxmeyer was listed with her husband, August Bremer, and their children at 108 Summit Avenue, West Hoboken:
1930 Federal Census
Charles Bremer on Highpoint Ave.
Death of August Bremer
January 21, 1930, per cemetery report.
Death of Berthe Erxmeyer Bremer
March 4, 1936, per cemetery report.
|Brian Murphy, a Descendent of Berthe Erxmeyer
On June 30, 2004 Brian Murphy, a descendent of Berthe Erxmeyer Bremer contacted me by e-mail.
I grew up in Union City, NJ. My grandmother is Etta Bremer (Bertha's daughter), who passed away back in 1983. My great grandparents, August and Bertha, are buried with the Erxmeyers in Grove Church Cemetery. There are many people buried there as the cemetery sent me a list a few years ago. I have been going there since I was a child, with my Aunt Dorothy, to put flowers on the grave. My Aunt Dotty, my deceased fathers sister, is still alive (88yrs) in a nursing home in Cedar Grove, NJ. I always heard stories of Julius Erxmeyer coming to visit my Grandma Etta in West New York, NJ, where she lived for many years. I have a picture of my GGrandpa August Bremer. I believe it is the only one.
Brian Murphy in front of the Church and the house at 122 Park Ave.|
Last week I made a quick trip into Hoboken and visited the old Evangelical Church (it was closed) and also the house where Berthe and August Bremer were married - 122 Park Ave. (according to your info). Here is a picture of myself in front of the Church and also a picture of 122 Park Ave. My friend that accompanied me owns real estate in Hoboken and assured me that it was the original house.
John Murphy, "Aunt" Dorothy, and Etta Bremer|
Photo courtesy of Brian Murphy, October 2008
Dorothy and John Murphy in the Secausus meadowlands.
Photo courtesy of Brian Murphy, October 2008
"My Grandfather was raised by his Aunt who lived in a shack in the meadows - with a dirt floor."
Brian also sent a copy of the first two pages of Dorothy's Autograph Book from 1930.
On the first page: "To Dorothy Murphy from Aunt Emma, Jan. 25, 1930" on second page in the same hand: "To Dorothy, Jan. 25, 1930. Congradulations From Aunt Emma." near the bottom of the page in the same or very similar hand: Died Jan 26, 1930 Buried Jan 29 1930 43 years old."
"The third picture is the first and second page of my Aunt's grammar school Autograph book from 1930. My Aunt was very close to her Aunt Emma (Etta' sister). She said that Aunt Emma died in her arms. Now these two pages are a mystery. The first page shows a note to Dorothy from Aunt Emma dated Jan 25, 1930. The second page shows the same - only on the bottom right is reads " Died Jan 26, 1930, buried Jan 29th, 1930 - 43 yrs old.
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