Sophia Anna Petermann

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Birth

Civil Record: Sophie Petermann was born on October 24, 1887 at 65 Willow Street, Hoboken to Bernherd Petermann, age 40, longshoreman, born in Germany, and Sophie Mary Stauer, age 30, born in Germany, she was listed as the 5th of 4 living children by this marriage.

Marriage

Anna Petermann, address 72 Monticello Avenue, Jersey City, age 21, birthplace, U.S.A., father, John Bernard Petermann, mother, Anna Sophie Steuer, married William H. Wulpern, address, 72 Monticello Avenue, Jersey City, age 26, carpenter, birthplace, U.S.A., father, Henry Wulpern, mother, Pauline Giegold, St. John's German Evangelical Church at 44-46 Fairview Ave. in Jersey City on May 6, 1909. Witnesses: Robert A Van Voohis and Viola G. Sherry.

The marriage was also recorded in St John's Evangelical Church in Jersey City, #1015, LDS microfilm #1928187. The information was exactly the same as the civil record.

Notes:

  • Annie was married two weeks before her father died. He was already in the hospital.
  • Viola Sherry was William Wulpern's niece.
  • St John's Evangelical Church was organized June 24, 1883 and reorganized as The St John's German Reformed Evangelical Church, no date given (LDS microfilm #1928187).

Children

  1. Diana

    Birth: March 21, 1910

    Civil Record: Anna P Wulpern born March 21, 1910, 568 Bramhall Avenue, Jersey City, father, William Henry Wulpern, born US, newsdealer, mother, Anna Sophia Petermann, born US, housewife, 1st child

    Church Record: Diana Anne Wulpern, daughter of William Henry Wulpern and Anna Sophia Petermann, born March 16, 1910, baptized July 3, 1910 in St. John's German Evangelical Church in Jersey City, #1817, pages 84/85. Note: There were sponsors listed for most of the other baptisms, but none were listed for Diana.

    Marriage: Diana never married

    Name Change: Diana Wulpern, 146 No. Passaic Avenue, Chatham, N. J., born Anna P Wulpern, 3-21-1901 in Jersey City, N.J. had her name officially changed to Diana Wulpern on March 8, 1960. She presented Jersey City Board of Education Records "Showing facts".

    Death: July 3, 1995

    Note:

    • Diana Wulpern was in a nursing home in Morristown, New Jersey for several years before her death.

  2. Gerard (Jerry or Gerry)

    Birth: March 10, 1912.

    Civil Record: William Wulpern, 51 Henry Street, Jersey City, father, William Henry Wulpern, Sr., age 29, newsdealer, mother, Anna Petermann, age 24, housewife, 2nd of 2 children, certificate #W10, 1912

    Church Record: Gerard William Wulpern, son of William Henry Wulpern and Anna Sophia Petermann, born March 10, 1912, baptized May 26, 1912 in St. John's German Evangelical Church in Jersey City, #1937, pages 90/91. Note: There were sponsors listed for most of the other baptisms, but none were listed for Gerard.

    Marriage: Helen

    Children:

    1. Unknown circa 1944.

    2. Mariana circa 1947

      Marriage: Thomas Jordan

      Children: Kevin

    Death of Gerard Wulpern: Gerard Wulpern died Novemberr 16, 1994 in Oyster Bay, New York

    Helen Sundquist Wulpern, 87, of Oyster Bay and Locust Valley, formerly of Chatham, NJ, died on Oct. 11, 2003. Wife of the late Gerard W. Mother of Mariana Jordan (Tom). Sister of the late Edith Lum. Grandmother of Kevin. Arrangements were made by the Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove. Service at the Locust Valley Reformed Church. Interment Fairmount Cemetery, Chatham.

    Death of Helen Sundquist Wulpern: Helen Sundquist Wulpern, age 87, died October 11, 2003 in Oyster Bay, New York

1909/10 Jersey City Directory

Wulpern, Henry, mech 2 De Kalb Ave., Jersey City

There was no listing for William Wulpern in the 1909/10 Directory.

No Wulperns were listed in the 1910-11 Directory.

1910 Census

Branhill?? Ave, Jersey city, William H Wulpern 27 New Jersey, newsdealer, Anne S wife, 22 New Jersey Edith Edna Wulpern daughter, 1 month, New Jersey Anna Wulpern sister, 33 New Jersey Joseph Stockel, boarder 31 Germany, baker, William Fesitel boarder 25 Germany, baker

1915 Jersey City Directory

Wm H Wulpern carp h 257, Griffith JC

Draft Registration

William Henry Wulpern, 143 New York Ave, JC, age 35, born January 25, 1883, white native born, foreman Standard Motor Car Co., Pacific Car & Central RR JC, wife Anna Wulpern 142 New York Ave, JC, height, tall, build, medium, eyes brown, hair gray, September 12, 1918.

1918 Jersey City Directory

There were three listings for Wulpern

  1. Emma, mach opr r 72 Monticello Ave, JC
  2. Henry r 72 Monticello Ave, JC
  3. Wm H, carp, h 72 Monticello Ave, JC
Note: "r" means resides, "h" means House

1922/23 Jersey City Directory

There were three listings for Wulpern

  1. Emma, opr r 145 New York Ave, JC
  2. Henry r 143 New York AveAve, JC
  3. Wm (Anna), carp, h 143 New York Ave, JC
1925/26 Jersey City Directory

Wulpern, Wm H Anna carp h. 143 New York Avenue
Wulpern, Hyre, 143 New York Ave

Diana and Gerald in Jersey City Schools

Diana Wulpern graduated from PS 8 in Jersey City in 1923.

Gerald Wulpern graduated from PS 8 in Jersey city in 1925.

Move to Chatham, New Jersey

Diana Wulpern graduated from Chatham High School in the Class of 1927

Gerald Wulpern graduated from Chatham High School in the class of 1929.

1920 Federal Census

I did not find any Wulperns in the 1920 Federal Census.

1930 Federal Census

Anna and William Wulpern and their children were listed in the 1930 Federal Census at 167 Passiac Avenue North, Chatham, New Jersey as follows:

  • William H Wulpern, head, owing home, value, $15,000, age 47, born in New Jersey, parents born in Germany, carpenter, house
  • Anna, wife, age 42, born in New Jersey, parents born in Germany, occupation, none
  • Diana, daughter, age, 20, born in New Jersey, typist, bag company
  • Gerard, son, age, 17, born in New Jersey, installer (can't read)

They had tenents who were renting for $75 per month.

1940 Federal Census

William H Wulpern M 57 New Jersey, carpenter, building Super... wife Anna Wulpern F 52 New Jersey, daughter Diana Wulpern F 30 New Jersey, office manager bag manfacturer, son Gerard W Wulpern M 28 New Jersey, stock clerk, Gulf Oil Co, tenants at $75 per month

Freemasons

Rising Star Lodge, No. 109 - Jersey city, Hudson County Corner Cooper Place and Newark Ave William H. Wulpern J. M. of C., Proceedings By Freemasons. New Jersey. Grand Lodge, 1908

Death of Bill Wulpern

William Wulpern Birth: 25 Jan 1883 Death: Aug 1968 - Chatham, Morris, New Jersey, United States of America Civil: New Jersey

Death of Anna Petermann Wulpern

Anna Wulpern Birth: 24 Oct 1887 Death: May 1975 - Chatham, Morris, New Jersey, United States of America Civil: New Jersey

Death of Diana Wulpern

Diana Wulpern Birth: 21 Mar 1910 Death: 3 Jul 1995 - Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States of America Civil: New Jersey

Death of Gerry Wulpern

Gerard W. Wulpern Birth: 10 Mar 1912 Death: 16 Nov 1994 - Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States of America Civil: New York

Death of Diana Wulpern

Helen Wulpern Birth: 8 May 1916 Death: 11 Oct 2003 - Locust Valley, Nassau, New York, United States of America Civil: New York


72 Monticello Ave, Jersey City

Both Anne Petermann and Bill Wulpern listed their addresses when they married in 1909 as 72 Monticello Ave.

Jacob Sherry and Anna Wulpern Sherry, and their family were listed at 72 Monticello in the 1910 census.

Emma Wulpern, Henry Wulpern and William Wulpern were all listed at 72 Monticello in the 1918 Jersey City directory.


William (Bill) Wulpern

Birth: January 25, 1883, parents, Henry Wulpern and Pauline Gregold.

Death: August 1968, Chatham, New Jersey.


The Wulperns

Wulperns in the US Records

Wulpern is a very unusual name in the US records. There were only ten listings for the name in the Social Security Death index and four of those were:

  1. William Wulpern
  2. His wife, Anne Petermann Wulpern
  3. His daughter, Diana Wulpern
  4. His son, Gerard Wulpern
Henry Wulpern, the father of William Wulpern

Birth: Unknown

Marriage: Pauline Giegold, date and place unknown

Pauline, born about 1851 in Germany to Wilhelmine Kloter and Johann Gottfried Giegold, imigrated to the US on Circassian arriving 10 Jun 1868 in New York. She imigrated with her mother Wilhelmine, age 37; Ottomar, age 9 yrs 6mo; Louise, age 8. There was a brother Adolph, age 6 who stayed in Germany. Adolph did not imigrate until 1903 and came directly to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Adolph listed his sister Louise Heidbrink as his contact in Fort Wayne on the ship passenger list.

Paula Frieden Giegold February 2013

Children

  1. Anna Wulpern and Jacob Sherry

    Anna

    Birth: Circa 1870, USA.

    Marriage: Jacob Sherry, date and place unknown

    Children:

    1. Viola Grace Sherry, October 14, 1890, 143 Erie Street, Jersey City, father, Jacob Sherry, age 25, born, Germany, (can' t read occupation, something that ends in "man"), mother, Anna Wulpern, age 20, born in US, 1 of 1 living children (142-47-S112)
    2. Jacob Sherry, March 28, 1893, 252 1/2 9th Street, Jersey City, father, Jacob Sherry, age 27, born in US, newdealer, mother, Anna Wulper, age 23, born in US, 2 of 2 living children (166-47-S357).
      Death: Jacob must have died before 1895 when his sister was listed as 3rd child, two living.
    3. Esther Sherry, January 23, 1895, 252 1/2 9th Street, Jersey City, father, Jacob Sherry, age 29, born in US, newsdealer, mother, Anna Wulpern, age 25, born in US, 3rd birth, 2 living children (191-47-S250)
    4. Raymond Sherry, May 17, 1899, 49 Orient Avenue, Jersey City, father, Jacob Sherry, age 33, born US, newsdealer, mother, Anna Wulpern, age 29, born in US, 4th birth, 3 living (242-47-S448)
      Death: Raymond Sherry died February 1971 in Jersey City. (SSDI)

    1900 Census: Orient Ave, Jersey City:

    • Sherry Jacob Head White Male May 1865 34 Married 11 1889 New Jersey Germany Germany Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
    • Sherry Annie Wife White Female Mar 1870 30 Married 11 1889 New Jersey Germany Germany Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
    • Sherry Viola Daughter White Female Oct 1891 8 Single New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
    • Sherry Esther Daughter White Female Jan 1895 5 Single New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
    • Sherry Raymond Son White Male May 1899 1 Single New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
    • Butler Frederick Boarder White Male Jun 1883 16 Single New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey

    1910 Federal Census: in at 72 Monticello Avenue in Jersey City listed the family of Jacob Sherry as follows:

    • Jacob Sherry, head, age 49, married, 1st, 20 years, born New Jersey, clerk county, own house
    • Anna, wife, age 39, married, 1st, 20 years, 4 children, 3 still living, no occupation
    • Viola, daughter, age 19, born New Jersey, no occupation
    • Esther, daughter, age 15, born New Jersey, no occupation
    • Raymond, son, age 11, born, New Jersey

    1916 Death of Jacob Sherry: Sunday June 25, 1916, Jacob Sherry age 50 years, and 10 months beloved husband of Annie Sherry nee Wulpern. Rising Star Lodge, 109, F. & A. M.; Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Salaam Temple, Myatie Shrine, A. A. N. O. M. R. [?]; Palisace council, 140, Jr. O. U. A. M.; Gen Dudley S Steele council, 1427, Royal Arcanum; Eighth Ward, Republican Clube were invited to the funeral Thrusday evening June 27, at 8'oclock at 72 Monitcello Avenue.

    Jacob Sherry was listed as a past master of the Rising Star Masonic Lodge.

    Burried Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery, Jersey City Hudson County New Jersey, USA Plot: Lot 431 Bay View Section

    SHERRY TOMBSTONE - (Find a Grave) Jacob Sherry Born Aug 17, 1865 Died June 25, 1916, Annie Sherry Mar. 29, 1870 - July 4, 1953, Raymond Sherry May 17, 1899 - Feb 9, 1971, Evelyn W Sherry Oct 23, 1899 - Feb 2, 1985

    1920 Census: Jackson Avenue Jersey City

    • Annie, head, age 49, widow, none
    • Raymond, son age 20, married, accountant bank
    • Evelyn daughter in law age 20
    • Evelyn grandaughter age 1 1/2

    1930 Ceusus: Jackson Avenue, Jersey City

    • Annie Sherry, rent $35, head, age 60, widowed married at 19, born NJ no occupation

    Raymond Sherry was listed in 1930 in Jersey City (no street listed), married at 19, salesman real estate all other information the same except they are all 10 years older.

  2. William Wulpern Gender: Male Birth Date: 6 Oct 1876 Birth Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name: Henry Wulpern Mother's Name: Pauline FHL Film Number: 494179

  3. "Anna" circa 1877 with William in 1910 census - listed as sister

    Note: Anna born circa 1870 married Jacob Sherry

  4. Wilhelmine Wulpern Gender: Female Race: White Birth Date: 1 Dec 1879 Birth Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name: Henry Wulpern Father's Age: 39 Father's Birth Place: Germany Mother's Name: Giegold Mother's Age: 29 Mother's Birth Place: Germany FHL Film Number: 494189

  5. ? May, born circa 1880.

    May Wulpern, age 30, single, born in New Jersey, milliner, ladies hats, was listed as a boarder with Frank Novach, at 35 Patterson St, Jersey City in the 1910 Federal Census taken in New Jersey. Since there were such a limited number of Wulperns in Jersey City and she was born circa 1880, it is highly likely that May was the daughter of Henry Wulpern.

  6. ✟Henry W Wulpern Birth 7 Sep 1881 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father Henry Wulpern Father's Age: 41 Father's Birth Place: "Canada" Mother Giegold Mother's Age: 31 Mother's Birth Place: For FHL Film Number: 494193

    Death: Henry Wulpern Death Date: 26 Oct 1881 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Age: 1 month Gender: Male Father Birth Place: Germany Mother Birth Place: Germany FHL Film Number: 589831

  7. Chas. "Walpern" birth date: 30 Jan 1883 birthplace: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey father's name: Henry Walpern father's birthplace: Ger. father's age: 44y mother's name: Pauline "Hiegold" mother's birthplace: Ger. mother's age: 34y indexing project (batch) number: C00663-7 system origin: New Jersey-EASy source film number: 494197

  8. ✟Heinrich Wulpern Birth Date: abt 1884 Birth Place: United States Death Date: 25 Aug 1884 Death Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Death Age: 6 months Gender: Male Father Birth Place: Germany Mother Birth Place: Germany Comments: Life-long resident in state FHL Film Number: 589837

  9. William Wulpern and Sophie Annie Petermann

    See above.

    William, circa 1883/84, USA

  10. ✟Frederick A Wulpern Birth Date: abt 1885 Birth Place: United States Death Date: 13 May 1885 Death Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Death Age: 7 months Marital Status: Single Gender: Male Father Birth Place: Germany Mother Birth Place: Germany FHL Film Number: 589306

  11. ✟Walter Wulpern Gender: Male Birth Date: 7 Jan 1886 Birth Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Father's Name: Henry Wulpern Father's Age: 46 Father's Birth Place: Germany Mother's Name: Pauline Hiegold Mother's Age: 36 Mother's Birth Place: Germany FHL Film Number: 494205

  12. ? Mamie

    In the group picture taken in Fairview Park in 1919 a woman and child are labeled "Mamie McAra, nee Wulpern and Robert McAra". Again, given the limited number of Wulperns in Jersey City, Mamie is another possible daughter of Henry Wulpern.

  13. Emma

    There are several photos of "Emma Wulpern". See Photos below.

  14. She was also listed in 1981 at the same address as Henry and William Wulpern

Wulpern in Jersey Journal

August 24, 1874: Sheriff's dale Henry Wulpern vs George R Rodman builder and owner hard to read.

January 15, 1877: Henry Wulpern was a member of the Jersey City Schutzen Corps.

May 19, 1880: Henry Wulpern kept a small store at 465 Newark Ave. "and his goods are of such a nature that they draw flies and small boys about the place." A young boy was accused of taking pennies from the till while Henry Wulpern was in the back room.

January 16, 1896: Henry Wulpern et all by Sheff to Sthos L Tuxbury, s side Fulton Ave, lots 23 and 24, bk7, map D Gould and A Morell 50x100............$2,800

Febrary 26, 1903: Royal Arcanum Gen. Dudley S. Steele Council euchre winners Henry Sherry, three bisque ornaments, Mrs. Annie Sherry, jardinniere and palm, Miss Emma Wulpern, canned goods. Songs, recitation and dancing were part of the entertainment.

May 14, 1904: Miss wulpern and Mrs. P Sherry attended the "annual euchre and reception of the Guiding Star Lodge, Knights and Ladies of Honor" fund raiser.

March 2, 1905: An euchre to benefit the Gen. Dudley S Steele Council was held. Miss Emma Wulpern won a pair of vases.

March 10, 1905: A surprise party was held at the home of Miss Viola Sherry of 285 Eighth Street. The tables were decorated with carnations and roses. Dancing, music, games (with prizes) and supper were "enjoyed". Atendees included, Viola, Esther and Raymond Sherry, Mr. and Mrs. J. Sherry and Miss Emma Wulpern.

October 18, 1906: Miss Viola Sherry of 72 Monticelllo Ave given a surprise birthday party. The parlor was decorated with red bells. Entrainment included music games and dancing and an eleven o'clock supper. Attendees included William Wulpern, Esther Sherry, Raymond Sherry, Mr. Henry Sherry, Mamie Wulpern, Emma Wulpern, and Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sherry.

April 2, 1908: Miss Viola Sherry of 72 Monticello entertained with refreshments, dancing, music, and games. Attendees included Miss Emma Wulpern, Miss May Wulpern, Miss Esther Sherry, Raymond Sherry and Mi. and Mrs. J Sherry.

August 11, 1914: Republicans, Ninth Ward Jersey City, William H Wulpern 117 Glenwood Ave.

August 20, 1915:

Commissioner Moore also announced that he had laid off Chrales Backus and Wm. Wulpern, who had been put to work temporarily as carpenters. The work which they were detailed to do at No. 4. Engine House has been well done by these two men and the city is in no need at present of their further services.
April 10, 1919: BERGEN: A social was held at the home of Mrs. Anna Sherry --- Jackson ave. There was dancing and a mid night supper. Attendees included, Mr. and Mrs William Wulpern, Emma Wulpern, Mr. and Mrs. R Sherry, Mrs. Anna Sherry.

Henry and Pauline Wulpern in Jersey City Directories

1872 Wulpern, Henry carpenter, 550 Newark, h 5 van Buren pl. (only listing for Wulpern)

1882, 1885, 1887

1885, 1887: Wulpern, Henry carpenter 398 1st, Pauline, cig 396 1st (only listings for Wulpern) 1889: Emma, Henry, "May" listed at 94 Academy, J.C.

1918: Wulpern, Emma, mach opr r[ear] 72 Monicello ave, Henry r[ear] 72 Monticello Wm H carp h 72 Monticello ave

1922: Emma, Henry, Wm. and Anna listed at 143 NY av.

1885 Census

5th Precinct 7th Ward, Jersey city -

Wulpern, Emma, Mary, William, and Henry - this census is very vague

Death of Pauline Wulpern

Pauline Wulpern Death Date: 28 Jan 1893 Death Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Death Age: 42 years FHL Film Number: 589793 (Ancestry.com)

Wulpern in the Censuses

Only May in 1910 and William and family in 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940.


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