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Henry Erxmeyer born 1852 Walsrode, Germany died 1922 Hoboken, New Jersey, a Brief Biographic Sketch

Henry Erxmeyer was born in Walsrode Germany 1852, the son of Henry Erxmeyer and Dorethe Hogrefe.

He immigrated to the United States and settled in Hoboken in 1871.

Henry married twice and had children by both marriages.

He died in Hoboken in January, 1922.

Henry and several of his sons were carpenters and/or builders.

Birth of Henry Erxmeyer

Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Christoph born 13 January 1852 in Walsrode, father, Heinrich Wilhelm Erxmeyer, huausling (some sort of occupation), mother, Johanna Dorothee Marie, nee Hogrefe, was baptized 1 February 1852 in the Evangelical Lutherian Church of St Johannes der Taufer (John the Baptist) in Walsrode. Witnesses were: Christoph Wrede, Friedrich Erxmeyer, and Heinrich Eggers. Jahrgang 1852 Pag. 143 Ifd. Nr. 2 (Information from St John Baptist Chruch, Walsrode, September 2005)

His date of birth as listed in the US records varied:

  • According to his death record he was born on January 16, 1847.
  • The censuses indicate the following years of birth:
    • January 1851 according to the 1900 Federal Census
    • January 1852 according to the 1905 New Jersey State Census
    • January 1852 according to the 1915 New Jersey State Census

Records in the US indicate that he was born in Walsrode, Hanover, Germany.

He was listed as the son of Dorethe Erxmeyer at the time of her death in 1882.

Immigration by Desertion 1871

Heinrich Erxmeyer arrived in the USA as a crew member of the ship DONAU in August 1871 whereupon he deserted ship. His brother, Freidrich, was also a member of the crew and also deserted ship. Desertion from the German Merchant Marines in New York Harbor was extremely common.

  1. Heinr Erxmeier of Vorbruch, Kohl--gich, 70, April 14 Schiff, Donau, to New York, notation 1 April 1871, (Bremen Sailor's Registry (1824-1917)
  2. April 14, 1871 Bremen, Heinr Erxmeier, Vorbruch, Vorbruch, 1852, Kohl--rich, Prs. (Bremen Crew Lists 1815-1917)

Erxmeier, Heinrich born Vorbruich 1852, Capt. Kohlenricher on the Donau deserted ship August 1, 1871 at New York. (Desertions of Sailors 1854-1874)

Many young men who lived near Bremen sailed with the German Merchant Marines. This was the only voyage listed for Henry Erxmeyer.

Marriage of Henry Erxmeyer to Anna Kloppenberg

Civil Record:

On October 4, 1874 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Henry Erxmeyer, age 28, son of Henry and Dovette Erxmeyer, occupation, carpenter, married Anna Kloppenberg, daughter of John and Meta Kloppenberg (NJ marriage record).

Church Record:

Heinrich Erxmeyer, born on January 13, 1852 in Walsrode Hannover married Anna Kloppenberg, born March 26, 1853 in Scharnbech, Hannover, witnesses, D. Auholtz and W. Schroeder (GECH).

Kloppenberg, John and Meta. No listings in Hoboken.

Children of Henry Erxmeyer and Anna Kloppenberg

I was not able to find civil and/or church records for the births and/or baptisms of all the children of Henry Erxmeyer. The names and dates of births of some of his children were taken from later records.

Henry Erxmeyer and Anna Kloppenberg had the following children:

  1. Frederich Heinrich Erxmeyer 1875-?

    Birth: Frederich Hienrich Erxmeyer (1875) the son of Heinrich Erxmeyer of Walsrode, Hannover, and Anna Kloppenberg of Schanbeck, Hannover was born on January 27, 1875 and baptized on February 10, 1875, sponsors, Frederich Adolph Erxmeyer and Meta Kloppenberg. (German Evangelical Church Record)

    Death: I did not find a death listing, however, he was not listed with the in the 1880 census when he would have been 5 years old. Is this an error in the census or is the death record missing?

  2. Henry Julius Erxmeyer III, (Known in Hoboken as Henry Erxmeyer junior), carpenter, and Freida Hoppe

    Birth: Henry Erxmeyer III was born in New Jersey on June 5, 1876. This information is based on later records. I could not find the baptismal record.

    Biking: Henry Erxmeyer and his brother August were avid bicyclists. The New York Sun of July 4, 1898 mentioned Henry Erxmyer Jr. in conncetion with the Our Own rifle and Cycling Club who were planning on building a club house on Monroe Street in Hoboken.

    Marriage: Henry Erxmeyer married Frieda Hoppe, in 1903.

    Miss Freida Hoppe and Mr. Henry Erxmeyer, Jr. of 218 Park Avenue were married at the home of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs. R. Hoppe of 113 Washington street by the Rev Dr. Alexander Richer of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. August Erxmeyer brother of the groom was the best man. A wedding supper was served at Lyra Hall. There were 75 guests. The Erxmeyers were to make their home at 177 Summit Avenue, West Hoboken.

    Children: Based on the 1920 Federal Census

    1. Minnie born circa 1905 in New Jersey.
    2. Bertha born circa 1907 in New Jersey.
    WWI Draft Registration: Henry Eerxmeyer Jr, 174 Summit Ave West Hoboken, age 42, born June 5, 1876, ship carpenter, Grymes Eng Co. F-- and Morris Street, Jersey City, NJ wife, Freida Erxmeyer, short medium build, brown eyes and dark brown hair.

    1910: West Hoboken, 174 Summit, Henry Erxmeyer 33, builder, Frieda Erxmeyer 27, 2 children 2 living, Minnie Erxmeyer 5 Bertha Erxmeyer 3

    1916: Graduates Architectural Drafting, General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman, April 27, 1916, Henry Julius Erxmeyer, Jr.

    19--: Hoboken Carp awarded to Henry Erxmeyer, Jr. ---- Summit av West Hoboken

    1920:174 Summit Ave, West Hoboken, Henry Erxmeyer 43, carpenter, house, Frieda Erxmeyer 37 Minnie Erxmeyer 15 Bertha Erxmeyer 13 Charles Hoppe brother in law, operator movies.

    1930 Census: Union City, Henry Erxmeyer age 50 [52], forman carpenter, Frieda age 46

    1940 Census: Union City Henry J. Erxmeyer age 63, builder contractor, Freida wife age 57 and Albert Hoppe brother in law, age 50 carpenter independent construction.

    Death: Henry Erxmeyer, born June 5, 1876 died in April 1968 in Flushing, NY (Social Security Death Index)

  3. August Erxmeyer (1878-), carpenter, and Agnes Scott Cook

    Birth: August Erxmeyer was born in New Jersey circa 1878. This information was based on later records. I could not find the civil record or the baptismal record.

    Biking: August Erxmeyer was an avid bicyclist. In October 1897 he was riding his bike along a newly asphalted pavement on Garden street when he failed to see a rope blocking the thoroughfare at Fourth street . He "took a header and was bruised". (Jersey Journal, October 11, 1897)

    Marriage: August Erxmeyer, 214 Park Avenue, Hoboken age 27, 1st marriage, carpenter, born Hoboken, son of Henry Erxmeyer and Anna Kloopenburg married Agnes Scott Cook of 389 Fairmont Ave , Jersey City age 21 1st marriage, daughter of Robert Charles Cook and Mary Thompson, witnesses: Mary Nixon and Matland Cook, minister Cornelius Butts , 797 Bergen Ave, Jersey City December 29, 1905

    Children: From the 1930 Federal Census

    1. Henry T Erxmeyer (1906-) and Lydia M Klimkeith

      Birth: Henry T. born circa 1907

      Marriage: Klimkeith — Erxmeyer. Special to The New York Times. Jersey City, N. J., November 29 — Mr and Mrs. Henry David Klimkeith of this city have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lydia M. Klimkeith, to Henry T. Erxmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Erxmeyer of Union City, November 30, 1937. New York Times.

    2. Children:

      1. Marguerite Erxmeyer circa 1943

        1961 High School Graduation of Marguerite Erxmeyer: Marguerite Erxmeyer Glen Rock, New Jersey, High School class of 1961, whereabouts in 2006 unknown.

        Death of Marguerite Erxmeyer: Marguerite Erxmeyer (9/13/2007) Marguerite Agnes Erxmeyer, 64, of Glen Rock, NJ on Thursday, September 13, 2007 in Ridgewood, NJ. Born in Hoboken, NJ, Marguerite lived most of her life in Glen Rock. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Glen Rock, she was a member of the choir. Marguerite was also a member of the NJ Guild of Organists. Prior to retiring in 1998, she was a secretary for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America for 20 years. Beloved cousin of Janet Kessler, Carol Eggert, Wendy Almon, Linda Sturdivant and Barbara Corsan. A funeral service is planned for Monday, September 17, 2007, 11 AM at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 233 South Highwood Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ with interment to follow in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ. The family will receive their friends Sunday, September 16, 2007, 2 to 6 PM at the Vander Plaat Colonial Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, (201) 797-3500. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Marguerite to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

      Connection: Alice Dean (2/12/2008) Alice (Klimkeit) Dean, 95, of South Plainfield, NJ on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. Born in Hoboken, NJ, she was raised in the surrounding area. Beloved wife of the late Walter Dean. Loving sister of the late Martha, Lucille, Lydia and Anna Marie. Dear aunt of the late Marguerite Erxmeyer and Muriel Siekman. Dear great aunt of Wendy Almon, Barbara Corsan and Linda Sturdi Vant. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, February 15, 2008, 10-11:30 AM with a funeral service to follow at Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, (201) 797-3500. Interment Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, NJ. Donations in memory of Alice may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research.

      1946: Lydia Erxmeyer 1946 625 5th av L Rutherford, New Jersey Spouse: Harry Erxmeyer Rutherford, New Jersey, City Directory, 1946

      1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 : L M Erxmeyer 246 Doremus Ave Glen Rock New Jersey 07452-1201

      Death of Henry T. Erxmeyer:

      Death of Lydia Klimkeit Erxmeyer:

      Lydia M. Erxmeyer, Birth: 23 Mar 1908, Death: 1 May 2000 - Glen Rock, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, Civil: New Jersey

      Deceased Name: LYDIA M. KLIMKEIT ERXMEYER LYDIA M. KLIMKEIT ERXMEYER, 92, of Glen Rock died Monday. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Glen Rock. Arrangements: Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Fair Lawn. Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) Date: May 2, 2000

    3. Helen Maire Erxmeyer (1916-1998) and _______ Kessler

      Birth: Helen 19 Nov 1916

      Marriage: ________ Kessler

      Children: Janet Kessler per obit of Marguerite Erxmeyer

      Death of Helen Erxmeyer Kessler: Helen Marie Kessler [Helen Marie Erxmeyer] father Erxmeyer, mother, Cook, born 19, November 1916, New Jersey, widowed, occupations, education 12, secretary Elementary and Secondary schools, died 7 February 1998, 4:15PM, age 81, nursing home, social security number 062-01-2180 death long term care facility, Ohio Deaths, Montgomery County

      SSDI: Helen M. Kessler, Birth: 19 Nov 1916 Death: 7 Feb 1998 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States of America Civil: New York Other: Lakehurst, Ocean, New Jersey, United States of America

      Helen Marie Kessler, Father: Erxmeyer, Birth: 19 Nov 1916 - New Jersey, United States, Death: 7 Feb 1998, Death: Long-Term Care Facilities, Ohio Deaths

    August Erxmeyer 1902 218 Park av H Jersey City; Hoboken, New Jersey Carpenter Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1902

    1910 Census:

    170 Summit Ave, West Hoboken, August Erxmeyer, age 31, carpenter, builder, Agnes, wife age 24, married 4 years, 1 child 1 child still living, Henry son age 3,

    WWI DR: August Erxmeyer, 170 Summit Street, West Hoboken, age 39, birth October 4, 1878, ship carpenter -rymus Eng Co foot Morris St Jersey city, Agnes Erxmeyer, tall medium build blue eyes, brown hair.

    1920 Census:

    170 Summit Av, West Hoboken, Erxmeyer, August, 41, carpenter, house, Agnes, wife, age 35, Henry, age 13, Helen, age 3, Cook, Henry , brother, age 36, clerk office

    1930 Census:716 10th Street Union City August head, R $45, age 51, carpenter, building, Agnes wife age 46, Henry L son age 23, draftsman architect, Helen daughter age 13,

    WWII DR: S August Erxmeuer 713 10th St, Union, age 64, dop Oct 4, 1878, Hoboken, Agnes Erxmeyer, employer a Montague and Sons Co, Jersey City

    Death: Birth: 1878 Death: Dec. 20, 1945 Machpelah Cemetery North Bergen Hudson County New Jersey, USA Created by: Pat Record added: Aug 23, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 29248462 - August Erxmeyer --- 1878- 12-20-1945 Agnes Erxmeyer --- 1884 - 3-3-1946

    Death of Agnes Erxmeyer: 1946 Machpelah Cemetery North Bergen, buried with members of the Cook family.

  4. Adolph

    Birth: Adolph was born on August 2, 1881 in New Jersey.

    Adolph H. Erxmeier Gender: Male Birth Date: 02 Aug 1881 Birthplace: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name: Hen. Erxmeier Father's Birthplace: Ger Father's Age: 29y Mother's Name: Kloppenburg Mother's Birthplace: Ger Mother's Age: 28y Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00656-1 System Origin: New Jersey-EASy GS Film number: 494193 Reference ID:

    Death: Adolph Erxmeyer, 119 Park Ave Hoboken, age 1 year, 8 months and 13 days, died on May 15th 1883 of convulsions due to Meningitis, physician, S. E. Lowenthal (NJDR). Adolph was buried in Weehawken Cemetery Hoboken. His body was later transferred to the Erxmeyer plot in Grove Church Cemetery.

Henry Erxmeyer in the Hoboken Directory of 1875-76

City directories were like phone books before telephones. Henry Erxmeyer appeared for the first time in the Hoboken directory in 1875. He was listed as a carpenter, address 103 Washington, St.

Death of Anna Klobbenburg Erxmeyer

Anne Erxmeyer, born in Germany, in US for 7 years, age 28, died on August 6th 1881at 130 Newark Street in Hoboken, cause of death, inflammation of the brain and paralysis, duration of illness, 4 days, Physician, E. J. Lowenthal (NJDR).

Anna must have died as a complication of childbirth. Her son, Adolph was only 4 days old at the time of her death. She was originally buried in the Weehawken Cemetery. Her body was moved on April 16, 1883 to the Grove Church Cemetery and interred in the Erxmeyer plot.

Note: Her body was moved after Henry had remarried.

Marriage of Henry Erxmeyer to Whilimina Andres

Henry Erxmeyer married Whilimina Andres, born in Germany, in New Jersey circa 1882.

I cannot find the civil record or the church record for this marriage This is a period of time when the church marriage records are missing. Whilimina would have been around 33 years old (old for a first marriage). In addition, she was older than Henry by a year or two. It is possible that Whilimina Andres was a widow.

Children of Henry Erxmeyer and Wilhelmina Andres

Henry Erxmeyer and Wilhelmina Andres had the following children:

  1. Louisa born in New Jersey on March 12, 1883.

    Louisa B. Erxmeier Gender: Female Birth Date: 12 Mar 1882 Birthplace: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name: Heinrich Erxmeier Father's Birthplace: Ger Father's Age: 31y Mother's Name: Andreas Mother's Birthplace: Mother's Age: 34y Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00531-8 System Origin: New Jersey-EASy GS Film number: 494195

    1900: St Matthew's Young Ladies Society presented a tableau phantasma at the Quartet Club Hall in October 1900. There were twelve sets of phantasmal groups and poses. Among those taking part was Miss L. Erxmeyer.

    1900: The Misses Erxmeyer were at the refreshment table for the cake and apron sale held by the St Matthew's German Lutheran Church in December 1900.

    1906: The Concordia Choir Association of the German Evangelical Church at Garden and 6th presented a musical program as part of the celebration of the church's Golden Jubilee in November 1906. Miss Louise Erxmeyer was on the special committee of arrangements for the event.

    Death: Louise Erxmeyer, single, died on August 1st in 1913, at age 30 from Typhoid Fever, 214 Park Avenue, Hoboken. She was buried in the Grove Church Cemetery in Hudson County.

  2. Wilhelmina, AKA Minnie was born in New Jersey in 1884.

    12/15/84 86/46/7

    Minnie Erxmeyer was one of 105 pupils who graduated from a Hoboken grammar school June 20, 1898.

    Death: Wilhelmina died in 1929 and was buried in the Erxmeyer plot in Grove Church Cemetery.

    Wilhimina Erxmeyer Hudson, Secausus, 541 Central Ave, Jersey City, female, single born December 15, 1884, age 44 years 10 months, and 14 days, housekeeper, born Hoboken, father, Henry Erxmeyer born Germany, mother Wilhelmina Andres, born Germany sick from December 24, 1928 died October 19, 1929, edema (?) can't read, buried Grove Church Cemetery

Naturalization of Henry Erxmeyer

Both Fred and Henry Erxmeyer were naturalized on April 6, 1888 in Hudson County Common Pleas Court. Frederick listed his age as, 42. Henry listed his age as 34. They both said they were born in Germany and immigrated on July 15, 1871.

Note: They jumped ship in August 1871.

Henry Erxmeyer, Sharpshooter

The Erxmeyer brothers, Henrich and Friedrich were sharpshooters and marksmen.

  1. National Schuetzenfest, Central Opera House, Genndale Park. This event attracted shooting groups from around the country including the West Coast. In the opening welcome William Weber stated that the sharpshooters "desire to promulgate German conviviality and liberty." Monetary prizes and various cups and bowls were awarded — including an upright piano donated by William Steinway. The Hoboken Independent Schuetzen Coprs awarded a prize of $100.

    The Honorary Committee included: President Grover Cleveland, Gov. Levi P. Morgan, various mayors of the surrounding cities, local judges, William Steinway, and other dignitaries.

    In addition to shooting matches for both individuals and teams there were bowling contests. Fred Erxmeyer was listed as a "shooting master" under "Officers of the National Schuetzenbund", the Reception Committee, and the Amusement Committee. H Erxmeyer was listed on the Finance Committee and the Reception Committee.

    New York Times, June 30, 1895

  2. Over 35,000 attended the 21st Shuetzen Park Plattdentsche Volkfest on August 26, 1895, the second day of the festivities. There were bands and side shows.

    Among the side shows was the The Tomato Darky

    "This scheme is similar to that of the "African Dodger," but instead of throwing at the head of a live negro with a baseball, a ripe tomato is used. When the customer hits the human face, much merriment is caused by its bespattered condition. This game enjoyed a liberal patronage all day long, and created shuts of laughter"

    Less shocking events (by todays standards) were:

    • Rope walking
    • A balloon ascension to the height of 5,000 feet whereupon Prof Thomas Fink parachuted to the ground
    • A group on "Flying Bars"
    • Acrobatic performances on rolling balls

    Among the companies was the Hoboken City Schuetzen Corps whose captain was Henry Erxmeyer.

    New York Times August 27, 1895

  3. At the Fair at Terrace Garden to raise funds for the Reuter Home Fund, the raffle for the "parlor suite" worth $500 was won by Henry Erxmeyer of the Hoboken Independent Schuetzen Corps. In addition to the raffle this fair included; concerts, singing by several male choruses, bowling contests, and target shoots and booths of various types. Mrs F Erxmeyer helped man the Hoboken Independent Schuetzen Corps booth.

    New York Times October 11, 1895

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1880 Federal Census

The 1880 United Stated census in New Jersey lists the family Henry Erxmeyer at 130 ???? Avenue Hoboken under the spelling "Axmeyer", as follows:

  • Henry, age 27, carpenter, born in Hanover.
  • Anna, age 26, wife, keep house, born in Hanover.
  • Henry, age 4, son, born in New Jersey.
  • August, age 2, son, born in New Jersey

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1885 New Jersey State Census

Ward 2, Henry Erxmeyer M, Wilihmame Erxmeyer F, Henry Erxmeyer M, August Erxmeyer M, Laura Erxmeyer F, Minnie Erxmeyer F

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1895 New Jersey State Census

I did not find the family of Henry Erxmeyer in the 1895 New Jersey Census.

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1900 Federal Census

Henry Erxmeyer and family were listed at 214 Park Avenue in Hoboken as follows:

  • Henry, head, born January 1851, age 49, married 18 years, born in Germany, immigrated in 1870, naturalized citizen, occupation, carpenter.
  • Whilimina, wife, born December 1848, age 51, mother of 4 children, 4 still living, born in Germany, immigrated in 1868.
  • Henry, son, born June (?) 1876, age 24, born in New Jersey, occupation, carpenter.
  • August, son, born in Oct. 1878, age 21, born in new Jersey, occupation, carpenter.
  • Louisa, daughter, born in March 1883, age 17, born in New Jersey, at home.
  • Minnie, daughter, born in Dec. 1884, age 15, born in New Jersey, at home.

Note: Henry and August are not Whilimina's sons. They are Henry's by his first marriage.

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1905 New Jersey State Census

The family of Henry Erxmeyer was listed at 214 Park Avenue as follows:

  • Henry, born in Germany in January of 1852, age 53, in US for 35 years, naturalized, occupation, builder, owning house with mortgage.
  • Wilhemina, born in Germany in December 1848, age 56, in US for 36 years.
  • August, born in New Jersey in October 1878, age 26, single, occupation, house carpenter.
  • Louisa, born in New Jersey in March 1883, age 22, single.
  • Wilhemina, born in New Jersey in December 1885, age 19, single.

In addition to Henry and his family there were 11 tenants in the building.

Henry and family have been at this address at least since the 1900 census.

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1910 Federal Census

Henry Erxmeyer

Henry Erxmeyer and his second wife and two daughters were listed on Park Avenue as follows:

  • Henry Erxmeyer, head, age 59, married 28 years, born in Germany, immigrated in 1869, naturalized, contractor-builder.
  • Wilhelmina, wife, age 61, born in Germany.
  • (Faded can't read the name), daughter, age 25, born in New Jersey.
  • Minnie, daughter, age 24, born in New Jersey.

Henry Erxmeyer III

Henry Erxmeyer (the son of the above Henry Erxmeyer), and his family were listed at 174 Summit Avenue, West Hoboken as follows:

  • Henry Erxmeyer, head, age 33, married 6 years, born in New Jersey, carpenter, builder
  • Freda, wife, age 27, married, 6 years, born New Jersey, no occupation
  • Minnie, daughter, age 5 born in New Jersey
  • Bertha, daughter, age 3, born in New Jersey

August Erxmeyer

August Erxmeyer, son of Henry Erxmeyer, and his family were listed at 170 Summit Avenue, West Hoboken as follows:

  • August Erxmeyer, head, age 31, married, 4 years, born in New Jersey, carpenter, builder
  • Agnes, wife, age 25, married, 4 years, 1 child, 1 still living, born New Jersey, no occupation
  • Henry, age 3, born in New Jersey

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1915 New Jersey State Census

Henry Erxmeyer was listed in the 1915 New Jersey State Census ED 4, Ward 1, 214 Park Avenue as follows:

  1. Erxmeyer, Henry, born January 1852, Germany, immigrated 44 Years previous, naturalized, carpenter, owning with mortgage
  2. Wilhelmina, born December 1848, Germany
  3. Wilhilmina, born December 1884, New Jersey, age 30, book keeper

Henry Erxmeyer in the 1920 Federal Census

Henry Erxmeyer

I was not able to find Henry Erxmeyer in the 1920 Census. He did not die until 1922.

Henry Erxmeyer III

Henry's son, Henry Erxmeyer was listed at 174 Summit Avenue in West Hoboken:

  • Henry, head of house, age 43, married, born in New Jersey, parents born in Germany, occupation, carpenter.
  • Frieta, wife, age 37, born in New Jersey.
  • Minnie, daughter, age 15, born in New Jersey.
  • Bertha, daughter, age 13, born in New Jersey.
  • Charles Hoppe, brother-in law, age 27, born in New Jersey, occupation, movie operator.

Note: West Hoboken later became Union City.

August Erxmeyer

Henry's son, August Erxmeyer, was listed 170 Summit Avenue in West Hoboken:

  • August, head, age 41, born in New Jersey, carpenter.
  • Agnes, wife, age 35, born in New Jersey of Scottish parents.
  • Henry, son, age 13, born in New Jersey.
  • Helen, daughter, age 3, born in New Jersey.
  • Henry Cook, brother, age 36, married, born in New Jersey, Scottish parents, clerk in factory.

Henry Cook must be Helen's brother.

Real Estate

January 1899 Christian Fischer et ux to Henry Erxmeyer --- Bloomfield St 25x100 $1,500 1 yr

October 29, 1900: John Schmalz with Henry Erxmeyer all carp work required for wagon shed to be erected on the s. e. cor Grand and 8th strs $1,550. Hoboken

November 1901: Henry Erxmeyer with Jos. F Hourigan all plumbing work required for five story double apartment house to be known as 214 Park Ave, Louis Meyster & sons, archt. $2,039.50 August 1902: Henry Erxmeyer submitted a bid of $27,995 for all carpenter work on the erection of a new public school at 8th and Adams. His was the highest of three bids.

November 1903: Hoboken Wm Stems with Henry Erxmeyer all work required in the erection of a four story frame house with brick cellar, on the s. e. cor 14th and Adams sts., Goe C Brokhaus arct. $8,600

June 8, 1907 tenement house plan approved Hoboken Henry Erxmeyer 708 and 710 Willow Ave to 5 story brick $50,000. See Hoboken Houses Henry Erxmeyer's nephew, Herman Blanck, lived at 710 Willow in 1909.

June 14, 1907 Architect Louis Meysire [?] has completed plans for Henry Erxmeyer of 216 Park Avenue, Hoboken for the erection at 708 and 710 Willow Avenue between Seventh and Eight Streets. Hoboken. The building will measure 88x83. The front will be of pressed brick with blue stone trimmings. The apartments will consist of four rooms and bath for four families on each floor. The building will have all the latest improvements, including tiled vestibules, open plumping, cabinet mantels, dumb waiters, fire escapes and will cost about $50,000

December 16, 1907, Willow Ave. w side 102 ft n of 7th st 84x100 Hoboken Land and Impt co to Henry Erxmeyer....$1.

An Accident

In March 1899 Henry Erxmeyer's horse took fright while standing at the corner of Summit and Thorn Streets in Jersey City. The horse, pulling a buggy, ran down Thorn to Central to Prospect, to to Palisades to Franklin to Ogden and to Ferry street where the horse and the buggy were stopped by a boy. One of the shafts of the carriage was broken. It was fixed and Henry Erxmeyer drove back to Hoboken.

Carpenters Strike, 19--

Twenty carpenters employed by Henry Erxmeyer of 10th and Clinton streets walked off the job at a new building on 15th street. The strike was called to protest the mason and labourer's grievances against non union labor being employed in Hoboken.

Henry Erexmeyer Jr. defends his father 1900

May 10, 1900 Henry Erxmeyer filed a complaint against Christopher Simonson for assault and battery. Both men were members of the Carpenters Local Union 467. While in a saloon discussing wages Simonson accused Henry Erxmeyer sr of hiring scab workers. Henry Sr was described as a "contractor employing many carpenters." Henry Jr. defended his father. Simonson "a large, muscular Swede who spoke pigeon English" responded by knocking him down, beating and kicking him severely. (Jersey Journal, May 10, 1900)

St Matthew's Lutheran Church Hoboken

Henry Erxmeyer was on the church council at the time St Matthew's Lutheran church celebrated its 50 anniversary in 1908.

1915 Real Estate

Building operations in Hoboken, H. Erxmeyer, Sr. to alter building No. 1028 Willow Ave $1,480.00. (Board of Trade Bulletin, Vol. 4)

Death of Henry Erxmeyer, 1922

Henry Erxmeyer, born January 13, 1852 in Germany, the son of Henry and Dorethe Erxmeyer, both born in Germany, occupation, builder, age 69 years, 11 months and 23 days, the husband of Whilimina Andres, died at 541 Central Avenue in Jersey City on January 5th, 1922, cause of death, chronic myocarditis, ill since December 28, 1921. Henry was buried in the Erxmeyer plot in Grove Church Cemetery.


Filled February 10 1922.

Henry Erxmeyer of Hoboken New Jersey —

First: Standard will format about sound mind, debts paid, etc.

Second: "household furniture, beds, bedding, and all jewelry and articles appertaining to housekeeping to my beloved wife, Wilhelmine Erxmeyer".

Third: "I hereby direct that my executors and trustees may sell my carpentering and contracting business at any time they see fit. They must however, first offer it to my two sons, Henry and August, and allow them to buy said business at the price my executors unanimously agree on. Should the said Henry and August not be ale to pay for the same in cash, my executors may accept in lieu thereof a mortgage or any other good security from them. If said two sons are not willing to purchase said business, them my executers may sell the same at any time and price on which they unanimously agree, to any other person or persons. The money derived from said sale is to be divided in equal parts among my children and wife. My wife to share equally with each child, that is, she is to get the same share as each child would get."

Forth: The provisions for his wife were given in "lieu of dower". "She is not to have any dower in my estate. I hereafter made her one of the executors and trustees, but in case she re-marries, then her right to be executor and trustee one or both of them, is to immediately cease."*

Fifth: He gives his executors and trustees control over the estate as they see best.

Sixth: If any of his children die before receiving his or her share then that share should go to the offspring of that child. If the child has no offspring the share should be divided equally among the surviving children. On the death of his wife her share should be divided equally among the children.

Seventh: He appointed his wife, Wilhelmina, and his children Henry and Wilhemina as his his executors and trustees. He appointed August to replace anyone who could not fulfill their duties for what ever reason. In the case of a second vacancy he apointed his daughter Lulu.

The will was signed the 5th of April, 1911.

The will was signed on Februar 10, 1922 by Wilhelmina Erxmeyer, Wilhemina Erxmeyer and Henry Erxmeyer.

* Wilhelmina was born circa 1849, so she was about 73 years old in 1922.

Death of Wilhelmina Erxmeyer, 1927

Wilhelmine Erxmeyer, age 78, buried November 4, 1927. Buried in the Erxmeyer plot in Grove church Cemetery.

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The sons of Henry Erxmeyer in the 1930 Federal Census

August Erxmeyer was listed in the 1930 Federal Census at 716 Tenth Street, Union City, New Jersey as follows:

  • August, renting home for $45 per month, age 51, married at 27, born New Jersey, carpenter, building
  • Agnes, wife, age 46, married at 21, born New Jersey, no occupation
  • Henry, L, son, age, 23, born New Jersey, Draftsman, architect
  • Helen, daughter, age 13, born New Jersey, no occupation

Henry Erxmeyer was listed in the 1930 Federal Census at 175 Summit Avenue, Union City, New Jersey as follows:
  • Henry, renting home at $35 per month, age, age 52, married at age 24, born in New Jersey, foreman, carpenter
  • Frieda, wife, age, 46, married at 20, born in New Jersey, no occupation

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