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Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J.
Notice the "street sign" on the utility pole CORDTS. Frank Cordts was a furniture dealer on Washington Street. His first store was at 76 Washington Street. Later he built a four story establishment at 111 Washington Street. Still later he built a six story "magnificent emporium" at the corner of Washington and Second streets.
In this picture there are the seven tiered utility poles, however, there are no lines running on them. Why?
Washington Street North from Forth Street
Hoboken, N. J. |
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I cannot make out any of the signs in this image except "Hippodo" on the vertical sign midway down the street on the left. Hippodome is a common theater name.
Washington Street North from Fifth Street
Hoboken, N. J. |
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The first store on the left is ---rrone liquors. The next address is 512 but I cannot make out the store name. 512 Washington Street was the home of OFF THE WALL CHINESE in 2007. Next door at 514 was a furrier. In 2007 it was the home of FRESH TORTILLAS GRILL.
|Brook's Store, 1118 Washington Street, Hoboken|
1900: Garden street, Frederick W Collins 27, musician, Mary Collins 27 Edward Collins 5 Charles Collins 2
Businesses on Washington Street, Hoboken in the 1880s to the early 1900s
Washington street was the main business street in Hoboken in the 1880 to the early 1900s.
Several of my family arrived in Hoboken as early as 1871. Some where still in Hoboken in the 1930s.
Street numbers changed in Hoboken in 1892. For instance 204 Washington street became 520 Washington street.
Samuel N Oakley (1828-1883) - 12-14 Washington (old numbers pre 1892) - Livery Stables - west side of the street near the train station south of Newark street
1857: At the end of February beginning of March 1857 Sameul N. Oakely was trying to sell a black house, 15 and a half hand high, seven years old, "the best saddle hours in the contry, cannot be surpassed by any horse in the Union. Warrented sound and kind" at Samuel N Oakley's livery stable 63 Livingston street, Brooklyn
Francis (Frank) D. Jackson - 28 Washington (pre 1892 number) - wholesale milk - West side of Washington between Newark and First streets
1880: Bloomfield street, east side, Frank Jackson 30, milk dealer, Lizzie Jackson 21 Gertrude Jackson 9mGenealogical History Of Hudson And Bergen Counties New Jersey FRANCIS DOUGLAS JACKSON
Frederick W Moller - 34 Washington (pre 1892 number) - auctioneer, real estate - West side of Washington between Newark and First streets
Civil War: Frederick W. Moller 1st Lieut., Ninth Regiment, Company E, Jersey City.
Charles LINDE[N] and Joseph B. WRIGHT and George WRIGHT - 35 [or 54] WASHINGTON STREET (pre 1892 number) - fish dealers, butchers and grocers - East side of Washington before 2nd street
The Wright brothers, Joseph and Charles, had a grocery business on Washington street as early as 1800. The 1870 census, which does not contain an address, indicates that the family was in the business in 1870.
William SCHROEDER - SHOE STORE - 52 WASHINGTON STREET (old number)
1st and Washington streets circa 1880Find a grave
SIMON J WEINTHAL - CLOTHING STORE - 56 WASHINGTON STREET (old number) - West side of Washington between First and Second streets
Birth: c 1827
Casper HIRTLER & sons (William and Henry), 63-65 WASHINGTON STREET -(pre 1892 number) provisioners
1959: Hirtler, Casper, provisiones 132 Washington, mkt h 251 Norfolk, Trow's New York City Directory
Edward H Glaser - 70 Washington (pre 1892 number) - House and Sign Painting
1887:Edward H. Glaser, House and Sign Painter, Paperhanger, and Dealer in Paints, Oils, Window Shades, Oil Cloths, Mattings, Picture Frames, etc., No. 70 Washington Street. This is one of the most prosperous and largely patronized establishments in its line of trade in the city. It was founded in 1869 by the present proprietor's father, Mr. M. Glaser, who in February, 1887, retired in favor of his son, Edward H. Glaser, who was reared and trained in the business, and thoroughly understands its minutest details. The premises occupied comprise a store and basement each 25x75 feet in dimensions. The basement is utilized as a workshop, and the store, which is very tastefully fitted up and arranged, contains a very extensive assortment of all the newest designs of paper hangings of both foreign and domestic manufacture, mixed and dried paints in great variety, oils, and painters' and artists' supplies of all kinds, window shades of the newest patterns, picture frames of every conceivable size and shape, oil-cloths, and mattings, etc. The stock has been carefully selected, and the prices are the lowest in the trade. Painting of all kinds, paperhanging, and house, store, and office decorating in all its branches are executed with promptness and efficiency and at reasonable charges. Mr. Glaser is a member of Company C, Second New Jersey Militia.
FRANK H. CORDTS (1863-) FURNITURE - 74 Washington (76- 83 Washington in 1887) - 2ND AND WASHINGTON STREET
Birth: 1863 Schulau, Holstein, Germany
MEYER AND COMPANY - 79 WASHINGTON STREET GRAIN (pre 1892 number) - FLOUR, HAY, GRAIN, STRAW, SALT - East side of Washington between First and Second streets
In 1883 Meyers and company was comprised of C. S. Meyer, August Schmidt, and Charles L Gerdts.
Bethuel N. Crane - 80-82 WASHINGTON STREET (pre 1892 number) - Undertakers and Furnishing Undertaker - West side of Washington between First and Second - near Second
1860: Hoboken Ward 3, 136 (no street), "R" N Crane 29, undertaker, $2,000, $1,500, Louise Crane 26, Albert Crane 4, Edward N Crane 1, William J Crane 76, cooper, Mary Crane 61 Albert Crane 39, clerk, Edwin Philan 20, John Rowan 26, undertaker, George Clarkson 40, confectioner, Bridget Gately 25, servant
Gustav Streng - 84 WASHINGTON STREET - Justice of the Peace - South West side of Washington corner of 2nd street (old number system)
1877: Gustav Streng 119 First H Hoboken Occupation: Justice & Notary Public Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1877
Michael J. Coyle - 85 WASHINGTON STREET (post 1892 number) - near Newark street- Liquors
1895: Police Commission Coyle of Hoboken identified James E Morse as one of two men who were acting suspiciously around his hotel at 85 Washington street Hoboken on the night of October 16. This was the night that a man was shot in a saloon at Ferry and Jefferson street, Hoboken only a few blocks from 85 Washington. Morse was a suspect in several robberies and murders in New York and Baltimore.
Washington and Newark Street, Michael J. Coyle's Liquors - Rutgers University Library Online
William S. WOLFF - 86 WASHINGTON STREET - DRY GOODS AND MEN'S FURNISHINGS - North west corner of Washington at 2nd street (old number system - now 200 Washington?)
1880: East side of Bloomfield, William Wolff 43, dry goods retail, born Germany, Marion Wolff 37, born Connecticut1897: Death of Marion Wolffage 66 married 15 September 1897 born Germany
HENRY GROTHUSEN (later - Henry Von Glahn, later still - Edward Stuhmer) - 87 WASHINGTON STREET - GROCERY AND TEAS - North East corner of Washington at 2nd street (old # system) -
1878: Henry Grothusen 32 Second Hoboken Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Grocer
Stuckmann butcher - 90 Washington street - 106 Washington Street
1872: Bremen Seamen desertions - Heinr Struckmann Residence City: Langen Birth Year: 1854 Date Deserted: 7 Jul 1872 Port of Departure: Bremen Where Deserted: Hoboken Archive Name: Bremen Staatsarchiv Archive Collection: 4,24-C.9 Seemansamt Bremen Volume: Band 3 Deserteurlisten 1871-1874 Microfilm: FS_5343
Reed and Brothers - David F. and James A. Reed copartners - 91 Washington - stationary - East side of Washington between 2nd and 3rd streets (old # system)
1850: Hoboken, Margaret Reed 40, boardinghouse, born England, Robert A Reed 20, ship carpenter, Joseph H Reed 17, copper plate printer, William Reed 12, Eleanor K Reed 10, David F Reed 8, James A Reed 6, David C Morgan 26, carpenter, Smith Freeland 21, machinist, Charles F Shumaker 26, carpenter, Ann Rankin 19 Mary A Wilcox 22 George Gwender 25. laborer, Patrick Higgins 23, stone cutter, Richard Rankin 27, ship carpenter
Max DRIESEN - 92 WASHINGTON STREET - clothier/tailor
1880: 74 Washington, Max Driesen 34, clothier, Prussia, Rachel Driesen 29 Joseph Driesen 11 Sarah Driesen 9 Isaac Driesen 7 Carrie Driesen 4 Solomon Driesen 3 Flora Driesen 2 Louis Driesen 3m plus a servant and a boarderCard, trade: Driesen, The Popular Clothier and Tailor, No. 92 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1880-1892.
I Taylor - 95 WASHINGTON - Tea and coffee - 95 Washington (old street number)
1883:I. Taylor, fine Teas and Coffee, 95 Washington St., Hoboken. Ca. 1880-1890.
Charles S. HARRISON 74-76 FIRST STREET AND 97 WASHINGTON - STREET FURNITURE
1877: Charles S Harrison 68 First Hoboken Occupation: Furniture Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1877
William N. Parslow - 99 WASHINGTON - Undertaker
1863: Letter from City Inspector B. N. Crane to City Council, Hoboken, December 23, 1863 informing them that William N. Parslow has buried three bodies without permits in the Hoboken City Cemetery. City Clerk, John Kennedy, file notes and numbers.Ivins D. Applegate . Ivins Applegate was employed by William S. Parslow, undertaker until 1891. He married Evanglyn Parslow, sister of William N Parslow.The Keeper of the Hoboken City Cemetery has informed me that William N. Parslow has intered three bodies (or caused to be have been done) in the Hoboken City Cemetery Without Permits, on the 8th, 10th & 12th of Dec; this being a violation of the ordinance perscribed for the regulation of the said Cemetery under a penalty. I would report the sameHoboken Historical Museum See Crane above - 80-82 Washington street, undertake.
Emil Beekmann and Henry Teitjen - 100 Washington Street (New Number)
1906: Tietjen, Henry, prop "The Medallion," wines, liquors, and bowling alleys, 100 Washington H, tel 664 Hoboken
100 Washington street circa 1901- North West Corner of Washington at First - Rutgers University Online
Emil Beekman, 1st & Washington Streets. Here for 5 years, 1901-06. Moving to 200 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ NameEmil Beekman (Hoboken, N.J.) Date Created 1901" (Rutgers University)
Henry Tietjen's Oasis, 100 Washington street circa 1904 - North West Corner of Washington at First - Rutgers University Online
William F. SMULLEN - 100 WASHINGTON BAKERY
1882:Smullen Gender: Female Birth Date: 11 Apr 1882 Birth Place: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Father's name: Wm F Smullen Father's Age: 25 Father's Birth Place: United States Mother's name: Mann Mother's Age: 29 Mother's Birth Place: United States FHL Film Number: 4941951883:
John J. Devitt - 103 Washington - Undertaker
According to the 1921 passport application of his son, Christopher, John Divitt was born in County Clare, Ireland and immigrated in 1875.
1880: John Devett undertaker born Ireland age 28, boarder 56 Newark street
John R. Wiggins and Thomas M. Abell - 106 Washington (old number) 218 new number - hardware
1870: John Wiggins 31, hardware, $6,000 $3,000, Penelope Wiggins 27, Mable Wiggins 3, Artha Wiggins 8/12, Mary Dougal 18, servant
George Coppers - 108 WASHINGTON STREET (new Number 208) - Plumber - gas fittings
1870: George Coppers, age 26, single, gas fitter was living in a boarding house in 1870. 1883:George Coppers, Plumber, Gas and Steam Fitter, No. 108 Washington Street. One of the most prominent among the able, proficient plumbers, and gas and steam fitters in Hoboken is Mr. George Coppers. The business was established by Mr. D. Coppers in 1854 on a firm basis, and continued by him for twentyeight years, but since 1878 has been conducted by Mr. George Coppers, a thorough practical man who has devoted many years to its careful study. Sanitary work of every description is made a specialty of in all its branches, and all work is guaranteed to be performed upon scientific principles in the best and most satisfactory manner. Sewer connections are made and under-ground drainage attended to, pipe and all material is furnished, and every branch of plumbing always done in the most prompt and skillful manner. Steam and gas fitting are also special branches of his business, and public buildings, dwellings, stores, etc., are fitted up and supplied with water, gas, and steam, and drainage and ventilation carefully looked after. Materials of all kinds are furnished and general jobbing promptly attended to. Mr. Coppers is from England originally. He is a scientific plumber and gas-fitter, and as such is well and favorably known throughout the vicinity, and is considered one of the best in this section. He is a popular gentleman in the community, and enjoys the esteem and consideration of all who have business dealings with him. He is energetic and reliable, and will always be found honorable and upright in all business transactions.1898: George Coppers & Company, for connecting water-pipe and tank, repairs to ice-box, &c., and materials furnished United States Steamship Portsmouth, July 22, 1897, Battalion of the East 21 79 (Annual Report, Treasurer of the State of New Jersey)
DEIDRICH MARTENS - 108 WASHINGTON STREET - CIGARS
Birth: C 1838 Germany. Immigrated circa 1872
Ernest (Ernst) Augustus WITTENBERG - 110 WASHINGTON STREET - DRY GOODS
Birth:In June 2016 Rene Wittenberg share the following information about her relatives.
Ernst-August Lorenz Wittenberg was born in Ohsen (near Hamelin; at that time the Kingdom of Hanover, now Lower Saxony, Germany) on 5th April 1841.
Rene is looking for information on:
William E Wittenberg (1873 Germany - lived Hoboken - died Easton, Pa 1912)
Marriage: Barbara Bauer
Jacob Schmidt - 111 WASHINGTON STREET - Livery stables
1880: Jacob Schmidt 59, Wurtemburg, livery stables, Mary Schmidt 60, wife, Jacob Schmidt 24, son stableman, Ernest Schmidt 20, son stableman, Ludwig Heintz 13, grandson, several boarders and servants.
1880: Horses suffering from Epizooty _ "at the stables of Messrs. Lips & Nathan and Jacob Schimit" of Hoboken several hosues were sick
Epizooty - "a disease affecting many animals at the same time; an epidemic amongst animals." 1881: 42. Jacob Schmidt's Livery Stable, 111 Washington St - Hoboken map on list on bottom of the map but not indicated in the body of the map.
1881: New York Times ANXIOUS CEMETERY LOT OWNERS.; A PLOT IN THE WEEHAWKEN CEMETERY SOLD TO DIFFERENT PERSONS. On July 28 1881 "Franz Stein, an employee of Jacob Schmidt's livery stabel in Hoboken met with an accidental death and was buried in the Weehawken cemetery." at the expense of his employer. Some time later Jacob Schmidt payed a visit to Stein's grave and was surprised to find the grave disturbed and the body removed to public ground. Neither the undertake, friends of the deceased, nor Jacob Schmidt had been notified. A family named Rybrand claimed to own the plot and produced receipts showing they had purchased it around the same time it was sold to the Stein family. It appears the same polt was sold twice. An investigation was in process. August 20, 1881
1881: FLEA BITES - July 21, Men women and children living in the block bounded by Second, Third, Hudson and Washington streets, were plagued by flea bites. The bites where so large and numerous that an outbreak of small pox was feared. The source of the fleas was tracked to Jacob Schmidt's livery stable. It was said that he brought to his stables the straw mattresses used by emigrants on the incoming German steamers. "An examination of the straw in his stable showed that it contained myriads of large sized fleas." the fleas were larger than American fleas and similar to fleas foudn in Europe. Measures were take to to prevent the importation of straw from incoming German ships in Hoboken and English ships in New York.
1900: Ward 1, 227 Washington street, Jacob Schmidt 74, widowed, livery stables, Ernest Schmidt 40, son, 4 children, livery stables, William Schmidt 12, grandson, Jacob Schmidt 9, grandson, Tillie Schmidt 12, granddaughter, Ida Schmidt 3, granddaughter, Sophie Schaefer 46, housekeeper, Gustav Koehler 33, boarder, coachman, John Chapel 33, boarder, coachman
1903: Jacob Schmidt Residence Year: 1903 Residence Place: Jersey City; Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Livery And Boarding Stables And Furniture Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1903, 225 to 227 Washington telephone 196
Samuel M. Miller - 112 WASHINGTON STREET - Oysters
1860: Hoboken, Samuel M Miller 41, hotel keeper, $1,000, Sarah Miller 21 Frank Miller 2 Josephine Miller 2/12
Hugh. A. McKee - 114 WASHINGTON STREET - Fancy goods
1878: Hugh McKee 114 Washington Hb'kn Occupation: Bookkeeper Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1878
GUSTAV HAUSER (1843-1914?) - 115 WASHINGTON STREET - INSURANCE AGENT - CIGARS
Birth: Vienna 1843
Morris APPEL - 118 WASHINGTON STREET
1870: Hoboken, Morris Appel age 30, born Holland, shoe store, $1,000, Bessie age 25 born Holland
LEWIS HART - 120 WASHINGTON STREET (old #) - 232 New # - - CLOTHIER
1870: Louis Hart 31, born Bavaria, Julia Hart 27 Clara Hart 4 Edwd Hart 2 Anna Hart 1 Ellen Corney 17, servant, Ellen Mccue 20, servant, Jos Israel 21, clerk in store
Hermann FAHRENDORFF - 121 WASHINGTON STREET (old #) - COAL DEALER
1866: Fahrendorff, H. H. 121 Washington street, fire insurance policy - New Jersey State Business Directory for ... Talbott and Blood, Publishers ... By Talbott & Blood, pub. and comp
ETTINGER BROTHERS, MORRIS (MORITZ) AND LOUIS - 122 WASHINGTON STREET - DRY GOODS
Samuel Zucker - 126 WASHINGTON STREET (new number) - cigars
1902: Samuel Zucker 518 1/2 Palisades ave. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Salesman
126 Washington street established 1903 - Rutger University Library
Robert A. Anderson - 126 WASHINGTON STREET (old number) - painter, paper hanger
1870: Robt. Anderson 50, painter, born New York, Eugenia Anderson 32, Lucy Anderson 6/12
John F. O'Hara 129 WASHINGTON STREET old number - 309 Washington street (new number 1892) - Undertaker
Washington street, showing east side between 3rd and 4th streets - 1903 - Hoboken Historical Museum
John O'Hara, Undertaker on the extreem right.
Frederick Hartmann - 130 Washington - cigars
1880: Fred Hartmann 27, born Bavaria, sigar dealer, Emily Hartmann 20 Elezabeth Hartmann 10m
GUSTAV BOER - 130 WASHINGTON STREET - CIGARS AND TOBACCO
1880: Gustav Boer 32, sigars, Eliza wife, 31, both born Germany Washington street east side,
George Billington - 132 Washington street (old number) 308 new number - Crockery
There is a lot of info and images posted on ancestry.com by John Billington in 2008. This includes:
1883:Washington S. From Third St., Hoboken, ca. 1908; postmarked May 1918 West side of street Billington and Bishop 5 & 10 Cents store at 308-311 Washington street.Hoboken Cheap Crockery Store, G. Billington, Proprietor, No. 132 Washington Street. One of the popular, enterprising young business men of Hoboken is Mr. G. Billington, proprietor of the "Hoboken Cheap Crockery Store," located at No. 132 Washington Street, which has been in existence for ten years. The store covers a space 25x60 feet and has a double front. It is stocked to repletion with an endless assortment of china, glass, and earthen ware and a great variety of useful and fancy articles for use and ornament, and every conceivable article in the line of house-furnishing goods, including crockery, lamps, wood and willow ware, etc. A large patronage has been built up, owing, in a great measure, to the fact that they have none but the best quality of goods, and in such quantities and variety, that Mr. Billington is enabled to give his patrons and the public inside prices on any and all goods to be found in the store. All goods purchased at the store are delivered to any part of the city or surrounding country free of charge in his own wagons. Mr. Billington is from Jersey City. He is a young man, full of push, vim, and vigor, industrious and courteous, and is highly esteemed in business and social circles.1887:
Herman Berner - 134 Washington - fancy goods - est 1885
1877: 114 Washington street, Herman Berner clerk
Spangenberg- 135 Washington street (old number) - Metal ware - (311 Washington new #)
1866: Gopsill's Jersey City and Hoboken Directory Spangenberg, Louis, tinsmith, 137 Washington h 135 Washington Hoboken
Berman - 135 Washington street Mens hats, shoes, umbrellas, trucks
Edward A. Condit & Bro. 136 Washington street - Wholesale and Retail Dealers in House - furnishing Goods
1880: 200 Bloomfield street Edward A. Condit 31, crockery business, Ada Condit 26, wife, May Condit 6, Katie Condit 4, Eliza Derondy 52, mother in law, Edward Derondy 22, brother in law, bookkeeper, William Condit 29, brother, crockery business
LOUIS BEDENBENDER (Budenbender) AND AUGUST MOLLER - COAL AND WOOD 137 WASHINGTON STREET - REAL ESTATE 97 WASHINGTON STREET 1892
ADAM SCHMITT - 138 WASHINGTON STREET - BOOTS AND SHOES
1870: Adam Schmitt 36, Hesse Darmstadt, shoemaker $17,000 $1,500, Rebecca Schmitt 23, Cath Schmitt 8, Minnie Schmitt 6, John Schmitt 4
Charles de Lapotterie - 140 WASHINGTON (between 3rd and 4th streets) (316 Washington new # per Hoboken museum) - photography
1864: Taxes - Charles de Lepotterie, 681 Broadway photographer
Francis J. O., George and B. MECHLER - 146 WASHINGTON - furnture
322 Washington new 3's
1860: Francis Mechler 44, born Holland, furniture dealer, $2,000, Barbara Mechler 40 George Mechler 17, clerk, August Mechler 12, Catharine Mechler 11, Emma Mechler 4, Mary Mechler 1
LOUIS WIEDERMANN - 148 WASHINGTON (old number) - FANCY GOODS
According to the sign on the front of the building Louis Wiedermann's store was established in 1855.
Rutgers University Online
Joseph A. Heath. - 150 Washington (old #) 326 Washington (new #) - hats
1887:J. A. Heath, Excelsior Hat Factory, No. 150 Washington Street. This enterprise was originally founded in 1872 by Mr. S. J. Smith, and continued by him until 1883, when the present proprietor succeeded to the control, he having formerly been in business with Alex. Brower, of Green street, New York, for six years. Employing a staff of seven skilled assistants, Mr. Heath is carrying on heavy operations as a manufacturer of fine silk, cassimere, and stiff hats of all kinds, making a specialty of his one-dollar-and ninety-cent hat, which is the best that can be purchased for the price in the State. His workshop is thoroughly equipped with every facility for the production of the highest grade of goods in this line. All the latest styles of headwear are produced here, and the goods bear a reputation in the market second to none. Mr. Heath carries on large transactions as a general retail dealer in hats, caps, furs, and straw goods of all kinds, his trade extending to all parts of the city and its vicinity. His attractive salesroom contains an immense assortment of the choicest goods. Mr. Heath is a native of England, where he served an apprenticeship of seven years at this trade, and came to this State in 1876, residing first in Jersey City Heights, and later on in Hoboken. He has been engaged in his present business for sixteen years, and is a recognized leader in the trade.1900: Joseph A Heath 41, hatter, Emma Heath 24, Arthur Heath 21, Joseph Heath 16, Edith Heath 14, Gertrude Heath 12
Carl and Gustav Meiners and co. - 152 Washington - jewelry and clocks
1874: Gustave Meiners Birth Date: 28 Oct 1874 Birth Place: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Father's name: C H Gustav Meiners FHL Film Number: 494177
John J. Cuddihy - 152 Washington - Find teas, coffee, butter
1880: Park ave., Ezia Cuddihey 50 John Cuddihey 22, shipping clerk, born Ireland, Maria Cuddihey 18, tailoress, Petrick Cuddihey 17, James Cuddihey 9
William J. Mohn- 155 WASHINGTON STREET (old #) - 33 Washington (new #) - Stoves Household furnigshings
1870: Willim Mohn 36, stove, riv. $5,000 $3500 (?), Agusta Mohn 28 Charles Mohn 6 Agusta Mohn 5 Willie Mohn 3 Leopold Mohn 3/12, wife and children born New Jersey, George Mohn 16, born Baden, tinsmith, Herman Mohn 18, born Baden, tin smith
Gustav Hirschberg - 158 Washington - hatter
Corner 4th on the south west side - now 334 Washington street
1878: Hirschberg, Gustav, hats, 158 & 156 Washington street Hoboken
Drescher, Fredrick. J. 159 Washington street - Groceries
1867: Odd fellows Hoboken, Fredrick J Drescher master
Henry STEINMAN - 160 WASHINGTON STREET - MEN'S FURNISHINGS
North West side of Washington at 4th street.
AUGUST GRASSMANN (1846-1911) - 161 WASHINGTON STREET - GROCERY, WINES AND TEAS
North East side of Washington at 4th street
August Grassmann 1888-1891 Mayor of Hoboken born Hamburg, Germany Birth: Circa 1846 Hamburg, Germany.
A HIMMEL - 165 WASHINGTON STREET - Mechanical Bakery
1881: Hoboken map - 48. A. Himmel, Mechanical Bakery, 165 Washington St. - mid blcok between 4th and 5th streets
U. S. Laundry- 167 WASHINGTON STREET -
181 Map: Hoboken 49. U. S. Laundry Co., 167 Washington St. between 4th and 5th streets
CHARLES BRANDES - 169 WASHINGTON STREET - FURNITURE
Birth: circa 1830 Brunswick, Germany
GEORGE FOSS - 173 Washington street - chemist
1870: George Foss age 40, apothecary, $2,000
1873: George Foss 173 Washington Hoboken Occupation: Druggist Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1878
1880 George Foss age 50 single born England, druggist, 173 Washington street,
1883:George Foss, Chemist and Druggist, No. 173 Washington Street. Mr. Foss has had an experience of forty-three years as a pharmacist, and since 1864 has been in Hoboken, where he has always been popular and conducted a large business. As a druggist and chemist, he is skilled and familiar with all the formulas laid down by the Pharmaceutical Societies. He can intelligently discriminate between a pure and an adulterated article of drugs, and to him confessedly belongs the rare merit of knowing their value and properties. His business place contains a full and complete stock of all kinds of pure drugs, chemicals, patent medicines, perfumery, toilet articles, druggists' sundries, and pharmaceutical preparations and compounds. The prescription department is under his personal supervision. Mr. Foss came to this country from London, England, and engaged himself in the business with Sands & Co., Chambers .Street and Broadway, New York. He is highly indorsed by the medical profession, and is one of the most skilled among the accomplished pharmacists in the city.
Simoni - 176 WASHINGTON STREET - furniture
1875: Josephina Simoni Gender: Female Birth Date: 28 Sep 1875 Birth Place: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Father's name: Theodor Simoni Mother's name: Adelh?? FHL Film Number: 494179
177 WASHINGTON STREET - Fleschmann & co, Yeast Agency
Max J. and his son Max F. SCHNEIDER - 178 WASHINGTON STREET - fancy goods
1880: 178 Washington street, M.J. Schneider 59, driver, Fanny Schneider 40, Charles Schneider 23, lithographer, Max Schneider 20, clerk, Agusta Schneider 18, Adolph Schneider 17, Tilly Schneider 12
PAUL HAMANN & OSCAR SIEBURG - 184 WASHINGTON STREET (New Number 500 Washington) - APOTHECARY
Louis M. Stein - 188 Washington - Insurance
According to the 1883 statement Louis M Stein went into business in Hoboken in 1864.
Louis Nagel - Christian Durstewitz - 192 Washington (508 Washington new #) - Photography
1873: L Nage Hoboken New York German Photographic Association
H Smiley's - 192 Washington - Boot and shoe Store -
1877: Hugh Smiley "192" Washington st shoes, home Spring c Syms av Hoboken Residence Place: Jersey City; Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Shoes
Charles SCHMIDT - 194 WASHINGTON STREET - Toy dealer, beer dealer
1864: Dora Schmidt Gender: Female Birth Date: 23 Sep 1864 Birth Place: First-Second-Third-Fourth-Fifth Wards,Hoboken City,Hudson,New Jersey Father's name: Chas Schmidt Mother's name: Eva FHL Film Number: 584566
Ferdinand Luthin - 197 Washington (later 512 Washington - stationary)
1863: Ferdinand Luthin Birth Year: abt 1837 Place of Birth: Germany Age on 1 July 1863: 26 Race: White Marital Status: Married Residence: Bloomfield street, Hoboken, New Jersey Congressional District: 5th Class: 1, clerk
L. H. Bates - 202 Washington - clothing
L. H. Bates dealer in Ladies, misses and children's fine shoes, gents hand sewed button shoes and congress gaiters, in the latest styles - 202 Washington street
DR. Rudolph OHSWALDT - 203 WASHINGTON STREET (old #) 517 (new #) - SURGICAL SUPPLIES
Birth: c 1824 Westphalia
HENRY A. C. SCHLOSSER AND SONS (Alexander) - 204 WASHINGTON SIGN PAINTERS, PAPER HANGERS
1870: Henry Schlosser 42, painter, $4,000, Catherine Schlosser 40, Alexandr Schlosser 13, Charles Schlosser 10, Frank Schlosser 8, John Schlosser 3, Louis Rermmers 25 clerk in store
H. N. LAY - 204 WASHINGTON STREET - PHOTOGRAPHER
1880: Not at 204 Washington in 1880.
Ernst Staude - 204 WASHINGTON
Caricature of Ernst Staude
Hermann C. REESE - EAGLE DYE WORKS - 205 WASHINGTON AND 71 FIRST STREET
1878: Hermann C Reese 63 Hudson Hoboken Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Dyer Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1878
Julius SCHLESINGER - 206 WASHINGTON - FANCY GOODS
1879: Julius Schlesinger 126 Wash'n Hb'kn Occupation: Fancygoods Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1879
Eugene Lievre - 208 WASHINGTON STREET - wines
1859: Trow's New York City directory Livre, Eugene beer h r 14 Stanton
Fred W. POGGENBURG - 208 WASHINGTON STREET - CIGARS
1870: Jersey City, Fredrick Poggenburg 40, Bremen, cigar maker, Mary Poggenburg 40, Meicklenburg, Anthony Poggenburg 14, Bremen, Francis Poggenburg 13, Bremen, Annie Poggenburg 12, Bremen, Ernest Poggenburg 8, Bremen, William Poggenburg 5, New Jersey Fredrick Poggenburg 2, New Jersey
James H. Kniffin - 208 WASHINGTON STREET - plumber, gas fitting
1863/65: James H Kniffin Birth Year: abt 1837, Bloomfield street, plumber, Place of Birth: New York Age on 1 July 1863: 26 Race: White Marital Status: Married Residence: Hoboken, New Jersey Congressional District: 5th Class: 1
HENRY F. BRANDIS - 209 WASHINGTON STREET - FLORIST
Birth: c 1845 Hanover Germany
AUGUST SCHROEDER - 218 WASHINGTON STREET - CIGARS
1877/1878: August Schroeder 214 Washington Hoboken Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Segars Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1877 & 1878
1880: 218 Washington Schroeder, August, 33, cigar maker, Rosa wife, 26, August 4, Albertina 3, Rosa 2
Louis Goll - 219 Washington
1866: Goll, Christian tailor 171 Washington Hoboken - Gopsill's Jersey City and Hoboken Directory
Henry N Peters - 223 Washington- groceries - corner of 6th and Washington streets (currently 537 Washington - still standing)
Henry N Peters was born circa 1820 in Germany. He married Margaret. They had: John, Nicholas, Henry, George, William, Emma and Tilly (Matilda). Henry Peters established a grocery at 223 Washington in 1867. He died in 1898. His son Nicholas was still running the store in 1910.
Henry N Peters advertised in the 1874, 1881, 1884 and 1888 Stevens' yearbooks: Henry N Peters - wholesale and retail staple and fancy groceries - champagnes, wines, liquors, cigars 223 Washington street1891: H. N. Peters and sons, dealers in fancy groceries, foreign and domestic fancy fruits 223 Washington St, Hoboken and 194 Main street Hackensack, 1891 Stevens' yearbook ad
1898: Death, Henry N Peters born abt 1821 Germany Death Date: 8 Aug 1898 Death Place: Riverside, Bergen, New Jersey Death Age: 77 years Marital Status: Married Father Birth Place: Germany Mother Birth Place: Germany FHL Film Number: 589810
1900: 184 Stanley Place Hackensack, Mrs. Henry Peters 66, widow, Emma Peters 30, Matilda Peters 24
George Peters Central Avenue, age 38 was a grocer in Hackensack. George H Peters 38, grocer, Elizabeth K Peters 37, Rudolph O Peters 11, George H Peters 9, Annie Playor 38
1900: 537 Washington street, Nicklaus Peters 41, grocer, Augusta Peters 37, Hazel Peters 15, Henry Peters 10, Nicklaus Peters 9, Margarett Peters 6, Frank Kopf 25, John Fleet 35, James Fisher 20
1902: Henry N Peters and Nicholas H. Peters were members of the Elysian Camera club of Hoboken.
1903: Nicholas H Peters was listed as a grocer at "537 Washington", Hoboken (The numbers changed from 223 to 537, when?)
1910: 537 Washington street, Nicholas H Peters 51, grocer, Augusta Peters 47, Hazel Peters 25, Henry Peters 23, Nicholas Peters 21, Margaret Peters 18 
John D Bischoff - 224 WASHINGTON STREET - sample rooms
1876: John D Bischoff Residence Year: 1876 Residence Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Liquors Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1876
John N Becker - 225 WASHINGTON STREET - Furniture
1880: 225 Washington street John Becker 42, furniture dealer, born Hesse, Augusta Becker 42 Louisa Becker 12 Oscar Becker 10 Theodore Becker 6 Agusta Becker 4
Richard V. Taft - 226 WASHINGTON STREET - Painters
1877: Richard V Taft 113 Grace Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Painter Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1877
GEISMAR - 226-228 WASHINGTON STREET - Clothing
1905: Joseph and Milton Meyer of Newark and Herman Geismar of Hoboken incorporated as the Geismar Meyer company at 234 Washington Street where Herman Meyer opened a large dry goods store. (Home furnishing Review Vol 25)
Note: In 1907 it was listed at 226-228 Washington street
1900: Passport application, Herman Geismar Birth Date: 13 Jan 1872 Birth Place: Shringen, Baden, Germany Age: 27 Passport Issue Date: 8 Jan 1900 Passport Includes a Photo: No Residence: Hoboken, New Jersey immigrated July 1, 1886 on the Normandie from Havre, naturalized Jersey city common Pleas, merchant, brown eyes, black hair
1910: 718 Hudson street, Herman Geismar 39, merchant department store, Sarah M Geismar 31, 3 children 3 living, Arthur D Geismar 8 David M Geismar 6 Walter H Geismar 4 Mary M Nicholas 20, servant
1916: The Walnut Valley Times Eldorado Kansas, for Sale 300 acres leases the Guinn farm apply to Herman Geismar, 228 Washington street Hoboken
"The Geismar Shop, Hoboken, N. J., Finding Itself crowded in its present quarters, has leased the building next door and will occupy the store floor, where upwards of 10,000 square feet of floor space will be occupied. Mr. Herman Geismar, the head of this business, advises that the new store, when completed, will be the largest store of its kind in the State of New Jersey, and will compare favorably with the best in New York City. The store will have approximately 175 feet of frontage, which allows for a liberal display of merchandise. The Geismar Shop has been in business for a great many years and its rapid growth is forcing it to spread out for the sixth time. New fixtures are being installed. A full line of men's and boys' clothing, furnishings, shoes and hats are carried in this store. (The Clothier and Furnisher, Volume 90)"1919: Action by Ned Finkelstein against Herman Geismar judgment for the plaintiff:
he following is the opinion of Trenchard, J., in the court below: On May 15, 1916, the plaintiff below opened a clothing store on Washington street, in Hoboken. Three days later he was invited to the mayor's office in the city hall. In this suit for slander he avers that then and there the defendant said to the mayor of and concerning him: "This man, Mr. Finkelstein, is a faker, and came to Hoboken to fake the public, and his method of doing business is to show an article in the window, and when a man comes inside to purchase that article to give him inferior goods in its place. He is a disgrace to Hoboken and Washington street, and a man like him should be driven out of the town."
1920: 407 Hudson street, Herman Geisman 48, proprietor clothing store, born Germany, Sara Geisman 43 Arthur Geisman 17 David Geisman 15 Walter Geisman 13 Dorothy Geisman 5 Anna Scanlon 40, servant
1922: Passport application Herman Geismar Birth Date: 13 Jan 1872 Birth Place: Thinigen, Germany Age: 50 Passport Issue Date: 23 Nov 1922 Passport Includes a Photo: Yes Residence: Hoboken, New Jersey Father Name: Wolf Geismar Father's Birth Location: Germany, married Sara Geismar, 1901, 8 year daughter Dorothy born Hoboken, dob 13 January 1872 immigration July 1886 from La Havre, to travel to Greece, France, spain, British Isles, Italy for 3 months
1936: Febraury 21, Sara Geismar, age 57, the wife of Herman Geismar, Hoboken merchant, died on pneumonia. She was the daughter of David and Henrietta Meyer. Member of the Sisterhood of the Temple Adas Emuno. She was survived by three sons, Arthur, D. David M. and Walter H. andone daughter Dorotyy F.
HENRY H HANKINS - 229 WASHINGTON STREET (corner of 6th) - (new # 605 washington ?) LUMBER AND HARDWARE
1848: Charles Hankins Birth Date: 8 Jul 1848 Birth Place: Chesterfield Twp,Burlington,New Jersey Father's name: Robert Hankins Mother's name: Patience FHL Film Number: 493706
Charles Jann - 231 WASHINGTON STREET - paper hanger
1877: Charles Jann 202 Washington, home 41 Eighth, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Painter Publication Title: Jersey City, New Jersey, City Directory, 1877
Jacob RITTER - 232 WASHINGTON STREET - jeweler
1870: Jacob Ritter 37, Baden, chain maker, $14,000 $1,000, Julie Ritter 32, Leopold Ritter 8, Willi Ritter 1, Arth Ritter 5/12, Julie Ritter 11, Isabell Ritter 4, Martha Ritter 3, Sarah Alli 18, domestic
OFFERMANN - 234 WASHINGTON STREET - TAILOR
1860: Christian Offerman 44, tailor, $2,000, Prussia, Christina Offerman 44, William Offerman 17, John P E Offerman 7, Auguste Wilike 26, tailor, Edward Klein 20, tailor
Dr. Charles D Cheny - 240 Washington - dentist
1874: Steven's Yearbook Dr. C. D. Cheney Dentist 240 Washington street, nitrous oxide administered
John Lohsen (Johnson) - 244 Washington - ice cream
1874: Stevens' yearbook John Lohsen confectionary and ice cream 244 Washington
J. H. Taylor - 243 - 245 Washington - Undertaker and stables
1850: Hoboken, John H Taylor 26, stage driver, $2,700, born Alabama, Catharine S Taylor 18, born France, William Taylor 1
William T Taylor - 245 Washington - furnishing undertaker
William Taylor was the son of John H. Taylor. See 1880 census above.
Andrew Tanner - 246 Washington - Carpenter/Builder
1877: Andrew Tanner Residence Year: 1877 Street address: 246 Washington Ho- S'Z boken H T Residence Place: Jersey City; Hoboken, New Jersey, USA Occupation: Carpenter
George E. Tracey - 252 Washington - fancy goods
1870: Geog Tracy 30, dry goods, Ireland, $2,000, Elizabeth Tracy 28 Florence Tracy 7 Mary Tracy 4
Mitchell - 252 Washington - portraits
In the 1881 Stephens' Eccentric yearbook : Mitchell portraits 252 Washington street between 6th and 7th
John Patterson - 254 Washington - Express
1860: Hoboken Ward 1, John Patterson 38, policeman, $500, Mary Patterson 34 Mary Patterson 7 William Patterson 2 Anne Patterson 15, William Patterson 12
DR. Henry H. BURNETTE - 260 Washington - dentist
1883:Dr. H. H. Burnette, Dentist, No. 260 Washington Street. Among the eminent professional gentlemen in Hoboken will be found Dr. H. H. Burnette, the popular dentist, whose office and residence is at No. 260 Washington Street. Dr. Burnette has been a resident of this country for a number of years and came here from England. He has been in Hoboken since 1881, and from that time has been very successful in his profession and gained an enviable reputation for the care and skill he exercises in his professional duties, and has gained distinction as being thoroughly proficient in all its departments. He has made a study of the painless extraction of teeth and has all the newest and latest improved appliances for doing so quickly and successfully. Dr. Burnette is also equally proficient in the mechanical department as the surgical of his profession, and gives his particular attention to making teeth, in sets or singly, upon gold, silver, or any of the composition plates that are in use for that purpose, and guarantees all work coming from his hands to be perfect in every respect, and his charges will be found very reasonable. Dr. Burnette numbers among his patrons the leading families of the city and enjoys a high social standing in the community.1900: 724 Washington street, Henry Burnette 49, doctor, born NY parents born Canada, Catherine Burnette 45 Elizabeth M Burnette 23 William A Burnette 21, electrician, Charles Burnette 16, at college
CHARLES G AM ENDE - (later H. F Franke) - 268 WASHINGTON STREET - CHEMIST
1881: Map 60. Chas. G. Am Ende, Apothecary & Manufacturing Chemist, 268 Washington St. at 7th street
Griffith's Pharmacy - 270 Washington - pharmacy
1880: 270 Washington street, F. Wm. Griffeth 30, druggist, Jessie Griffeth 30, Jessie Griffeth 10, Ruth Griffeth 4m
Albert Sturken - 296 Washington - ice cream
1874: Eccentric Stevens Yearbook, J. D. Sturken Oysters and ice-cream saloon 244 Washington street
CHARLES Kaegebehn - 314-316 WASHINGTON STREET (old number) - 900 to 802 New Number - Wines, Brandies, German Beers, Deutsche Delikatessen, Whiskies in Bond
1870: Pearl street, C F Kaegebehn 40, lager beer, Christine Kaegebehn 30, Thusnelde Kaegebehn 10, Ferdie Kaegebehn 5, Sylph Kaegebehn 5, Fritz Kaegebehn 1, Ford R Kaegebehn 20, bartender, C H Glinsmann 20, bartender, Louisa Bader 20, domestic
C. L Centlivre Beer 800 Chas F Kaegebehn 800 (on awning)
C. L. Centlivre was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1862. Wonder why Kaegebehn wasn't advertising a local beer?
Jacob Bingenheimer - 401 WASHINGTON STREET (new number)
1883: Jacob Bingenheimer Arrival Date: 9 Oct 1883 Birth Date: abt 1867 Age: 16 Gender: Male Place of Origin: Hesse Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany Destination: United States of America Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Harmonia
401 Washington Street- Rutgers Library Online
516 WASHINGTON STREET (new number) - MME Rudolph's
Mme Rudolph established her high class millinery business in 1896.
518 WASHINGTON STREET Charles Weber
Charles Weber, born in New York City March 29, 1859, established a widow shade and picture frame business at 518 Washington street in August 1892. In 1912 when his business had grown too large for that location he moved to 612 Washington street.
600 WASHINGTON STREET (new number) corner of 6th and Washington
G. B Brandt Druggist - 700 WASHINGTON STREET (new number) corner of 7th and Washington
1898: Gustav J Popper a recent graduate of the New York College of Pharmacy was a new clerk at Brandts's Pharmacy at 700 Washington street.
700 Washington street - Rutgers Library online
The Widow Schwab - 1102 Washington Street - The Enterprise Cracker Store
The Widow Schwab - 1102 Washington Street - The Enterprise Cracker Store
Louisa Schwab, born circa 1861, was the second wife and widow of Nicholas Schwab, born c. 1850 died 1902.
Photo courtesy Meredith Hill Kwiatkowski, April 2017
From left to right: Anna Viola Schwab [born circa 1891] (later Vogeley), Louisa Rudolph Schwab, and Bertha Schwab [born circa 1893]
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