Meta Petermann's Hoboken Friends|
My paternal grandmother, Meta Petermann, and her sister, Annie, remained lifetime
friends with several women who they knew as children in Hoboken.
In addition to Meta and Annie they were: Katherine (Tina) Bunger Heuer,
Ella Olsen Fuller, and Emile (Mildred/Millie) Rost Benedix.
Meta, Annie, Tina and Millie were the daughters of German immigrants. Ella's parents were Norwegian.
Ella lost her mother at a young age and her father had
remarried and started another family by the time Ella was 10.
Meta and Annie lost their mother when the were 13 and 12 respectively. Their
father did not remarry and the family had a housekeeper.
Millie Rost lost her father at the age of 16 and her mother remarried.
Tina's parents both lived into her adulthood.
Meta and Annie lived at 36 2nd street (the corner of 2nd street and River street).
Tina Bunger lived at 218 River street. Millie Rost lived at 214 River street.
Ella Olsen lived in New Durham, North Bergen.
All the girls married in their early 20s. Meta, Annie, Tina and Millie had children.
Ella did not have any offspring.
Meta moved to Smithtown, Long Island. Annie lived in Chatham, New Jersey.
Tina stayed in Hoboken for many years and by 1940 lived in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Ella lived in New York City and Hempstead, Long Island.
Millie moved to Jersey City.
Meta Petermann Land
Meta Petermann was born in Hoboken New Jersey n January 18, 1886 to Johanna Berend/Bernard
Petermann and his wife, Sophie Steuer.
Bernard and Sophie emigrated from Germany circa 1883.
1901: Meta Petermann was confirmed Palm Sunday 1901 at St Matthaus,
Hoboken. Her friend, Tina Bunger, made her confirmation the same day.
Meta met her husband, Percy Land in Hoboken. They were married in Smithtown, Long Island
Meta died in Smithtown in 1973.
For more on Meta go to Meta Petermann
Annie Petermann Wulpern
Perhaps Meta's closest lifelong friend was her sister,
Annie Petermnan Wulpern, born October 24, 1887 in Hoboken.
Annie married William Wulpurn. Annie died in 1975 in Chatham, New Jersey.
For more on Annie go to
Annie Petermann Wulpern
Katherine (Tina) Bunger/Bunker Heuer (1887 - 1982)
Katherine (Tina) Bunger was born in New York in February 1887 to
Claus Henry Bunger born Germany circa 1855 and Adeline Roarsen/Rofsel/Rhorsen Bunger born Germany circa 1855.
According to the censuses Henry and Adeline immigrated circa 1873.
Marriage Date: 22 Apr 1880
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Spouse: Adeline Rohrssen
Certificate Number: 2579, New York Marriages
Henry and Adeline had:
The family was in Hoboken in 1882 in New York in 1887 and again in Hoboken in 1890.
- Henry 1882
Henry C Bunger
30 May 1882 Hoboken father Henry Bunger age 27 mother Rohrsen age 27 (LDS)
- Anna/Annis circa 1886
- Katerina/Katie/Tina 1887
Birth Date: 24 Feb 1887,
Birth Place: New York City, New York, New York, USA,
Residence Address: Washington Street 358,
Certificate Number: 482967,
Father: Henry Bunker,
Mother: Adelena Bunker,
Mother Maiden Name: Roarsen
- William c 1890
- Adeline 1890
New Jersey births, Adte Bunger, 18 Sept 1890 Hoboken father Henri Bunger age 35,
mother Adelline Rofsel age 35.
1895: Hoboken - Henry, Adelina, Henry, Anna, Catherine, Willie and Adeline
1900: 218 River Street,
Henry "Bunker" 44, market meat, imm 1875,
Adeline Bunker 44, 7 children 5 living, married 20 years, imm 1876,
Henry Bunker 18, born New York, saloon,
Anna Bunker 14, born New York,
Tina Bunker 12, Feb 1888, born New York,
William Bunker 9, born New York,
Adeline Bunker 8, born New Jersey
1901: Katherine Bunger and Meta Petermann were confirmed Palm Sunday 1901 at St Matthaus
1902: Bunger, Annie operator 218 River,
Bunger, Henry, driver, 218 River, Bunger Henry jr. bartender 218 River, Bunger, Katherine operator, 218 River
1903: Bunger Henry 218 River, laborer
1905: 26 River street,
Henry Bunger, 50, saloon,
Lena Bunger, 49,
Harry Bunger, 23, sales clerk,
Annis Bunger, 19,
Tina Bunger, 18,
William Bunger, 15
Adelina Bunger, 14
218 River street, Hoboken,
Claus Henry Bonger 55, laborer, steamship docks,
Adelina Bonger 55, 5 children 5 living,
Christina Bonger 23, saleslady department store,
William Bonger 20, time keeper express,
Adeline Boger 19, sales lady department store,
(Note: Listed by Ancestry under Borger but clearly written Bonger.)
Marriage Date: 1915
Marriage Place: New Jersey, USA
Spouse: William H Heuer
Certificate Number: 15190 - NJ Marriage index
Tina Bunger married William Heuer per 1930 news article in the Smithtown paper.
He was born 16, May 1883. His WWI Draft Registration card listed
him as a stationary engineer working at the
Manhattan Club on Madison Ave., NY. - Tall medium, build gray eyes, brown hair.
1920: Park Ave. Hoboken
William Huer 36, engineer, building,
Kathryn Huer 32, born New York,
Grace Huer 3
Harriet Huer 0
- Harryatt born March 14, 1919
Married Louis G. Descoteaux (he died April 30, 2003).
She died April 17, 2007. Survived by 5 daughters and three sons, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Before retiring she had owned the Treasure Isle Gift Shop in Pasadena, Texas.
Hoboken, Ward 1,
224 River street, Bunger, Henry, age 64, laborer, express co.,
Adeline, age 64, janitress, apartment, both born Bremen, Germany.
1921: Death -
Claus H Bunger
Death Date: Jun 1921
Death Place: Hoboken City, New Jersey, USA
1930: Park Ave. Hoboken
William Heuer 46, engineer stationary,
Katherine Heuer 42,
Grace Heuer 13,
Haryatt Heuer 11
1930: Jersey City, Leonard street,
Adeline "Benger" 74, married,
William Benger 40, son, widowed, clerk steamship co,
Philip Benger 16, grandson, clerk, market,
William Benger 15, grandson
1940: 32nd street,
William Heuer 56, engineer, insurance,
Katharine Heuer 53
Grace Heuer 22, file clerk insurance,
Harryatt Heuer 20, file clerk insurance,
Adelaide Bunger 84, mother-in-law,
Listed by Ancestry under "Heder:
Social Security Number: 098-01-9575
Birth Date: 16 May 1883
Issue Year: Before 1951
Issue State: New York
Death Date: Sep 1965
1982: Katherine B. Heuer, age 95 of
Washington Township died at Washington Manor South
following a brief illness. Predeceased by husband William.
Survived by two daughters, Grace Hundt of Dayton and Harriet Descoteaux of
Nashua, NH ; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Burial Paramus NJ Washington Memorial Cemetery.
(Dayton Herald, Dayton Ohio 21 December 1982)
Social Security Number: 152-36-6971,
Birth Date: 27 Feb 1887,
Issue Year: 1962,
Issue State: New Jersey,
Last Residence: 45459, Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA,
Death Date: Dec 1982
Ella Olsen/Olson Fuller (c 1888 - )
Ella Olsen born circa 1888 to Martin Olsen and unknown.
Her mother died and her father, Martin Olsen remarried (second wife Hilda)
and had another family -
July 17, 1895 born Hoboken - married Bertha and worked for the NY Central RR Marine Department
in Weehawken in 1942.
1895: Hoboken Ward 3, Olesen, Martin, Hilda and Ella. - No ages, no occupation
Elm Place, North Bergen
Martin Olsan 40, watchman, dock,
Hilda Olsan 30, married 5 years, 3 children 3 living,
Eddvin M Olsan 4
Martha Olsan 3
Annie Olsan 1
Annie Gill 25, servant
1905: New Durham North Bergen,
Martin E Olson, Aug 1859, watchman,
Hilda G Olson, Apr 1870,
Ella M Olson, July 1886,
Edwin M Olson, July 1895,
Martha M Olson, Nov. 1896,
Hillrine Olson, June 1895
1908: In 1908 Ella Olsen married Wilbur Fuller
Spouse: Wilbur Fuller
NJ Marriage index)
Wilbur Everett Fuller born 1879 had been in some trouble with the law in 1901 and 1902:
"Wilbur Fuller, the burglar who broke into Mayor B. B. Ogden's residence several
months ago has been sentenced to six months at the Rockland penitentiary for an offence at Goshen, N. Y."
( Keyport Weekly, Keyport New Jersey 12 July 1901
Fuller, Wilber, Steuben County, crime p Larceny, court recorder, judge M Reed,
date of sentence June 25, received at prison June 26, 6 months, $50 fine.
New York Governor's Register of Commitments to Prisons
Wilbur Fuller was released from the Rochester Penitentiary in January
where he had served six months for robbery. He was indicted by a Monmouth
county grand jury for a robbery at Keyport and was sent to the Frehold jail.
He pleaded not guilty.
Wilbur Fuller of New Durham was tried for Robbing the home of the lawyer
Ogden at Keyport and was acquitted.
"A Notable case tried before Judge Heisley was that of Wilbur Fuller
of New Durham, N. J. a young man 22 years old
charged with complicity in robbing the residence of Lawyer Benjamin B. Ogden at Keyport.
The chief witness against Fuller was Benjamin Hill,
an old professional burglar, who was brought from the state prison,
where he is serving a sentence of six years for another
burglary committed near Jersey City. Hill charged that Fuller helped him rob the Ogden
residence shortly after midnight on March 19.
Hill was apprehended in Jersey City and convicted of the burglary.
He then informed against Fuller. Hill gave strong testimony against Fuller.
Fuller denied have been in Keyport with Hill, but admitted having been acquainted with him for
two or three years. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty."
(Asbury Park Press 21 February 1901
They were accused of stealing a lot of silverware. Benjamin Fuller, brother of Wilbur,
testified in his defence.
Wilbur Fuller also
admitted that he had been convicted of petit larceny "in selling some things in Corning, N. Y."
He claimed to be an actor.
1900: North Bergen, Seacaucus Rd.,
Sarah A Fuller 52
Benjiman C Fuller 24
Wilber Fuller 20, September 1879, cable splicer,
Bertha Kotch 26, boarder
1909: Sing Sing Prison Ossining New York,
Wilbur Everett Fuller, March 10, 1909, born Middletown NY, occupation, cable splicer telegraph lines,
complexion light, eyes gray, hair light blond, age 29, 5" 8" 157 pounds,
arrested New Durham NJ, wife, Ella M. Fuller 23 Allen Place
West Hoboken, NJ.
Sentenced March 5, 1909 re-sentenced Jul 14, 1909 3-0 to 5-3 crime ?verly L?
1st - arrested in Jersey City taken to Rockland Co Jail -
Moderate habits, tobacco use, employed, father deceased mother living.
Elm Place North Bergen,
Martin Olsen 50, watchman steamship dock, marriage 2, born Norway,
Hilda Olsen 47, marriage 1, 4 children 4 living, born Norway,
Ella M Olsen 22, "c" (whether single, married or divorced c=???)
Martha M Olsen 13, "s" (single)
Edward Olsen 14,
Anna Olsen 11,
"Edward" Fuller, 30 son-in-law, Married 1,
detective, steam railroad
1915: North Bergen, Elm Place, - Martin Olsen, 55, widow, watchman,
Edwin Olsen, 19, fireman,
Anna Olsen, 17,
Marie Olsen, 18, mold maker
WWI Draft Registration
Wilbur Evart Fuller 43 Fifth ave. New York dob September 29, 1879
Superintendent Of Hotel, D. H.
K. Realty Corp. wife, Ella M Fuller 43 5th ave New York - medium build,
Medium height, grey eyes, light hair,
fireman marine, born Hoboken, employer New York Central railroad - single
1917: WWI Draft for Edwin M Olsen
23 Elm Pl. North bErgen, July 17, 1895 mechanic medium build, brown eyes blonnde hair
????1930: 159th street, Queens,
William Fuller 49, heating,
Ella Fuller 42, born New Jersey, secretary, real estate, father Norway Mother Denmark
North Franklin Street
House Number: 86
Hempstead, Nassau, New York
William Fuller 60, born New York,
Ella Fuller 53, born New Jersey, teacher, on W. P. A. in great Neck High school
WWII Draft Registration:
William Fuller 9 Center st Hempstead, age 62, dob
September 29 1879 Orange co* New York,
wife, Ella Fuller, employer, Fuller Locksmith co, 44 Columbia st Hempstead.
eyes blue, hair gray, 5'10"
*Middletown is in Orange co.
The writing is the same on
the 1918 WWI and 1942 WWII Draft Registrations. Except the WWI signature is "Wilbur" and the WWII signture is "William"
1942: WWI - Martin Edwin Olsen
17 Jul 1895
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Hudson, New Jersey, USA
Military Draft Date
NY Central RR Marine Department, Weehawhen - West Shore Ferry
Mildred (Emile/Millie) Rost Benedix (1886 - 1973)
Millie Rost Benedix was born August 10, 1886 in Hoboken to Fred and Emile Rost.
Frederick Rost was born in Germany circa 1847.
Children of Fred and Emile Rost::
1885: Forth Ward Hoboken -
Frederick Rust 20 To 60
Amelia Rust 20 To 60
Charles Rust 5 Years of Age and Under
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1884,
Birth Place: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey,
Father: Fredk Rost,
Mother: Emilie Woebbeking
Death: 1967 - Charles E. F. Rost,
Race: Caucasian (White),
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1885,
Birth Place: Hoboken, N. J.,
Death Date: 17 Apr 1967,
Death Place: Abington, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA,
Father: Frederick Rost,
Mother: Emilia W. Rost,
Spouse: Rose Schneider Rost,
Certificate Number: 039136-67,
- Emele E Rost,
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1886,
Birth Place: H,oboken, Hudson, New Jersey,
Father: Fred Rost
Mother: Emele Wobbing,
FHL Film Number: 494205
Katharine A Rost,
Birth Date: 8 Jun 1889,
Birth Place: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey,
Father: Fred C Rost,
Mother: Emilie L Wubbking,
FHL Film Number: 494214
Anna K Rost
Maiden Name: Rost
Marriage Date: 1916
Marriage Place: New Jersey , USA
Spouse: Richard Darling
Certificate Number: 08356
23 Garden H[oboken]
Fred, Emile, Chas, Emile and Anna
Residence Year: 1898
Street address: 214 River H
214 River street Hoboken, Rost, Friedr Sept 1847, Germany, horseman,
Emilie wife 1862 4 children 3 living, born Germany,
Charles son 1885, drugstore, Emilie daughter
Aug 1888, at school,
Anna daughter ---- 1890
1902: Death Index
??? Remarriage of Emile Rost: Gustave Shmutzler
Gustva Shmutzler, Dec 1866, steam ship.
Emily Shmutzler, Mar 1863,
Charles Rost, 1885, machinist,
Millie Rost, Aug 1886,
Anna Rost, Jan 1890
Marriage 1907: Emile Rost junior to Charles Benedix
Marriage Date: 1907,
Marriage Place: New Jersey, USA,
Spouse: Carl Benedix - NJ Marriage Index
Willow ave, Hoboken Gustav Schmotzler 44, fireman, factory,
Amelia Schmotzler 47, marriage 2 4 children 4 living, janitress flat house,
Anna Rost 19, step daughter, operator ribbon house
- Eva circa 1911.
Listed with them in 1915 not listed with them in 1920.
Irving Lester Benedix 1914
1914: Dutch Reformed Church, March 2, Irving Lestor Benedix, 790 Park ave, Weehawken,
born July 16, 1914, in Jersey City,
parents Chas A and Mildred nee Rost Sponsor: Anna Darling*
*sister of Mildred Rost Benedix - married Edward Darling
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1914,
Birth Place: Jersey City, NJ,
Residence Place: Jersey City, Hudson, N.J.,
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940,
Registration Place: Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA,
Employer: Lietjen & Lang Drydock Co.,
Weight: 150 lbs,
Eye Color: Brown,
Hair Color: Black,
Height: 5 ft 10",
Next of Kin: Mildred Benedix, mother
Irving Lester Benedix,
Birth Date: 16 Jul 1914,
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey,
Death Date: May 1977,
Father: Charles A Benedix,
Mother: Mildred "Ross",
Notes: Dec 1936: Name listed as IRVING LESTER BENEDIX; 05 Jan 1988: Name listed as IRVING BENEDIX
(No marriage listed for Sch-tzler or Rost on the NJ Marriage index)
1910: Jersey City,
Charles, age 35 married 3 years, born New Jersey, parents born Germany, salesman dry goods,
Mildred, age 23, 1 child, born New Jersey, parents born Germany,
Edward, age 1
1915: South Street, Jersey City,
Charles Benedix, Jan 1885m
Mildred Benedix, Aug "1897" sic age 27,
Edward Benedix, 1908,
Irving Benedix, 1914
Eva Benedix, June 1911
1920: South Street, Jersey City, Charles, clerk mail order,
Mildred, Edward and Irving age 5
1930: Jersey City, Charles, Mildred, Edward and Irving. Hard to read Charles' occupation
last part dry goods.
1930: Park Ave. Hoboken,
Edward R Darling Head Male 50 New Jersey, salesman produce,
Anna R Darling Wife Female 40 New Jersey
Richard Darling Son Male 12 New Jersey
Amelia Rost, Mother, Female 69, Germany
South street, Jersey City,
Chas A Benedix 55, clerk,
Mildred Benedix 52,
Edward Benedix 31,
Irving Benedix 25
WWII DR: Charles Alfred Benedix, 156 South Street, Jersey City, born NYC Jan 9, 1885,
wife, Mrs. Mildren Benedix, occupation, Montgomery Ward & co, 75 Varick Street, NYC.
Death: Mildred Benedix
10 Aug 1887
Apr 1973 - Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States of America
Death Date: 30 Apr 1973,
Death Place: Guttenberg, Hudson, New Jersey, USA