Eugene Freudenberg I (1900-1956) aka Gene Freudenberg. He was a Freight handler for the American Railway Express Company. (b. April 11, 1900, 220 Madison Avenue, Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. March 30, 1956, 5:30 am, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA).
Eugene Freudenberg was born on April 11, 1900 at 220 Madison Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. He was one of 15 siblings of which 9 survived into adulthood.
Eloise and Max had 15 children, 9 lived to adulthood, and 5 of them had children and grandchildren. One child that died at birth has still not been found. The children were:
- Max S. Freudenberg II (1881) who died as an infant
- Ada Augusta Freudenberg (1885-1957) who married Ralph Kohlman (1885-1957) the printer
- Charles Fredrick Freudenberg (1887-1942) who married Julia Mary Buttomer (1883-1973) and is the one sibling with only a single photograph
- Jenny Gertrude Freudenberg (1888) who died as an infant
- Clara Freudenberg (1889-1959) who never married
- Arthur Oscar Freudenberg I (1891-1968) who worked as a real estate broker and married Maria Elisabeth Winblad II (1895-1987)
- Max Freudenberg III (1893-aft1900) who lived till at least 7 years old and appears on the 1900 census and may be buried in Hoboken Cemetery
- Louis Julius Freudenberg I (1894-1918) who died in World War I
- Harry Freudenberg (1895-1896) who died as an infant
- Richard F. Freudenberg (1896-1988) worked as a chemical salesman and married Charlotte C. Kahrar (1897-1963)
- Eloise Freudenberg (1898) who died as an infant
- Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) who worked as a typesetter for the New York Times and he married Nora Belle Conklin (1902-1963) and later married Lottie Dombrowska (1916-1995)
- Grace May Freudenberg (1904-1981) who married George Dewey Sanford I (1898-1965) and he worked in Ralph Kohlman's print shop
On September 12, 1918 Eugene registered for the draft and he was living at 22 Hopkins Avenue in Jersey City with his parents, and he was working as a mail collector at the Jersey City Post Office.
American Railway ExpressEdit
By 1920 he was working at the American Railway Express Company as a driver.
On March 26, 1920 he married Florence Catherine Skinner (1901-1986) aka Flossie Skinner, in the Bronx, New York. Their marriage certificate number was "1385". Florence was the daughter of Algernon Skinner (1867-1943) aka Algie Skinner, and Mary Caufield (1875-c1920) aka Mamie Caufield.
Jersey City, New JerseyEdit
In 1922, Eugene's brother Arthur Freudenberg (1891-1968) wrote:
[Eugene] holds membership in the Junior Order United American Mechanics, of Jersey City, Summit Council, No. 87. He is also a member of the Waverly Congregational Church." In 1930 Eugene and Florence were living at 90 Hopkins Avenue in Jersey City.
- Louis Julius Freudenberg II (1922-1986) who married and fathered a child, Margie Freudenberg (1939-2005), with Margaret Piatt (1922-?) of Westbrookville, New York
- Eugene Freudenberg II (1924-1945) who died in World War II in Luzon in the Phillipines
- Arthur Oscar Freudenberg II (1929- ) who married Jane Gilliland (1935- ) and after a divorce married Helena R. Bonowicz (1919-1988) and then moved to Florida
- Ralph Kohlman Freudenberg (1937-1995) who fell from a window at less than a year old, and was impaled on a spiked wrought iron fence, and later, around 1941 or 1942 he was set on fire by neighborhood kids in a shed in the back yard.
Also in the household in 1930 was Mildred Piatt who is listed as a niece. Mildred may have later married a Loftus in Brooklyn. Later the household would include: Nora Bell Piatt II (c1920-?) and Margaret Piatt (c1920-?) who would later marry Louis Freudenberg II.
Eugene Freudenberg senior died of "pulmonary emphysema and fibrosis" in 1956 while living at 329 Summit Avenue in Jersey City.
He is buried in Flower Hill Cemetery, North Bergen, New Jersey with his parents and several siblings:
- Maximilian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921)
- Eloise Lindauer II (1860-1935)
- Louis Julius Freudenberg I (1894-1918)
- Charles Fredrick Freudenberg (1887-1942)
- Clara Freudenberg (1889-1959)
- Arthur Oscar Freudenberg I (1891-1968)
Find him and his father in the 1920 US census. Find the story of his son being set on fire in the Jersey Journal.