The information on the Erxmeyer family was taken from the following sources: |
- The 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 United States Censuses available on
microfilm at the National Archives Research Administration on Varick Street in Manhattan.
- "Germans to America", an index of German immigrants available at the
National Archives Research Administration on Varick Street in Manhattan.
- The manifests of ships arriving in the Port of New York, available on
microfilm at National Archives Research Administration on Varick Street in Manhattan.
- Civil records for the State of New Jersey available on microfilm at the
New Jersey Archives in Trenton, New Jersey.
- Baptism, confirmations, marriages, and deaths records of the
German Evangelical Church at the corner of Sixth and Garden in Hoboken, New Jersey.
These records are available in the original ledger and note book form at the Sage
Library, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 17 Seminary Place, New Brunswick,
New Jersey 08901, (732-246-1779) and on microfilm at the Family History Center
of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
- The 1885, 1892, 1905 New Jersey State Censuses available
on microfilm at the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.
- Records of the Lutheran Church in Lehe, Germany available on microfilm at
the Family History Center of LDS.
- Draft registration records available on microfilm at National
Archives Research Administration on Varick Street in Manhattan.
- Naturalization records of the Hudson County Court available in Jersey City, New Jersey.
- The Hoboken directories available at the Jersey City Library, Jersey City.
- The Jersey Journal available on microfilm at the Jersey City Library in Jersey City.
- Historical notes on Hoboken available at the Hoboken Library.
- The New York Times available on microfilm at the New York City Library at 42nd and
Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
- Interment records of the Grove Church Cemetery in Hudson County, New Jersey.
- Births were frequently not recorded in New Jersey before 1900.
- Marriage before 1900 were frequently not recorded with the state.
- The Federal Government takes a census every 10 years records are available up to 1930.
Almost all of the 1890 census burned. The 1910 census is not indexed and
many pages are completely illegible because of faded ink.
All the other censuses are available, up to 1930.
The 1930 census was released to the public in April 2002.
- The State of New Jersey took censuses in 1885 and 1895 that contain very little
information of genealogical interest. The state censuses for 1905 and 1915 are
also available and provide more information.
- The Erxmeyers, Blanks, and extended family were members of the German Evangelical
Church at the corner of Sixth and Garden in Hoboken.
There is a period of ten years when the church records of marriages at the
German Evangelical Church are missing.
records starting in the year 1856 are available in the original ledger and notebook form
at the Sage Library and on
microfilm at the LDS Family History Center, film # 1927677. The LDS film does
not contain the later records.
The German Evangelical Church dates from 1856. It was the first church in Hoboken to
conduct services in German. Rev. Dr. Leopold Mohn was the pastor from 1856 until his
death in on March 8, 1885. Reverent J. W. Freund was pastor from 1885 until 1889.
He was succeeded by Rev. J. Rudolph. Reverent Rudolph was pastor until 1920. From
1921 until 1960 the Reverent Adalbert Q. Wettstein was Pastor. In 1967 the congregation
was joined with the First Methodist Church in a common ministry. The church is still active.
Jersey Journal Obits
The Jersey Journal was the local paper for the area of New Jersey around Hoboken. I looked in the Jersey Journal for obits on the Erxmeyers. I did not find any of them listed. The people who had obits in the Jersey Journal were certainly of the same class as the Erxmeyers, but there did not seem to be many Germans listed. I wonder if the German community had their own paper and they would have been listed in such a paper.