Hudson County New Jersey
Genealogy and History
Obituaries and Death Notices


Lizzie Bentz
The Hopewell Herald (Hopewell, New Jersey) October 5, 1881
Lizzie Bentz, aged eighteen, who was living with her uncle, Frederick J. Bentz, in Hoboken, poured kerosene oil on the fire Saturday evening to make it burn. The oil can exploded and the girl was fatally burned. She arrived in this country only last Thursday.
Peter Bogart
Source: Trenton Evening Times (Saturday, 2 June 1906) transcribed by FoFG mz
Peter Bogart, a former resident of this city, died in Hoboken Thursday. The body was brought to Trenton this morning at 11:20 o'clock. Internment was in Mercer cemetery, under the direction of Clifford P. Taylor.

George H. Boyd

January 8, 1882? - George H. Boyd, the night ferrymaster at the Pennsylvania Railroad ferry house in Jersey City, died on Monday of last week at his home. He was 55 years of age, and had spent the greater part of his life in the service of that ferry. He began as gateman. [submitted by Shauna Williams]

Dr. Leverett Bradley
Dr. Leverett Bradley died recently, in Jersey City, New Jersey, in the 77th year of his age. For a number of years past Dr. Bradley has been well known as an electrician of considerable ability; but he is best known from the invention which he patented in 1865, for winding helices with uncovered wire. In 1859 he secured a patent for an automatic telegraph apparatus with which, on a short circuit, he succeded in recording about 15,000 words per hour, but he was unable to practically work the apparatus on a telegraphic line of ordinary length. In 1878 he obtained a patent for an apparatus for electric measurement, being a combination of a tangent galvanometer and rheostat, which proved very successful, and is now being much used in colleges and other institutions of learning, as a means of instruction and experiment. [The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Philadelphia, Oct 23, 1875. D.G. Brinton, M.D., Editor - Sub. by Linda Rodriguez]

Mrs. Rose Bridges

Mrs. Rose Bridges, aged 24, wife of Ross Bridges, died at a local rooming house last night of influenza. The body will be sent to Jersey City, N. J., this evening on the Texas and Pacific.

El Paso Herald El Paso, Texas October 18, 1918 - Contributed by Dale Donlon

Robert Bumsted
Source: Trenton Evening Times (Thursday, 22 Sept. 1887) transcribed by FoFG mz
Capt. Robert Bumsted, well-known in this city, died at his home, 300 Barrow street, Jersey City, at an early hour this morning, of pneumonia. Capt. Bumsted was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity and a veteran of the G.A.R., and had been president of the Board of Aldermen and a member of the Board of Public Works, of Jersey City, and member of the Board of Freeholders of Hudson county.

Albert S. Cloke
Captain Albert S. Cloke died Tuesday night in Ewing's Hotel, Jersey City, of heart trouble. Capt. Cloke some years ago was a prosperous lawyer in Jersey City. He was a Republican in politics and was one of the organizers of the Lincoln Association of Jersey City. He was a brother of Editor Cloke of the State Gazette. [Source: Trenton Evening Times (Thursday, 6 Mar. 1890) transcribed by FoFG mz]

Class of 1863 - CHARLES BELL CONVERSE. A.M.; M.D. Bellv. Hosp. Med. Coll., 1871. B. 2 Apr., 1842, Norwich, Vt. Served in 16th Vt. Vols. Physician. D. 4 Mar., 1912, Jersey City, N.J.
Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1911-1912, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

Anthony Daumont
ANTHONY DAUMONT, a civil war veteran, died Tuesday at his home 262 Clerk Street, Jersey City. He was 67 years old, and had for many years been employed in the Freight Department of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. At the outbreak of the civil war Mr. Daumont enlisted In the Twenty-first Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers. He was made a prisoner at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
(New York Times - October 31, 1912 - Submitted by Dale Donlon)

John Derrick
John Derrick, of Jersey City, died in a saloon at Passaic on Friday. He appeared to have been on a prolonged spree, and had a bottle with him when he died. [Source: Trenton State Gazette (Tuesday, 20 Sept. 1881) transcribed by FoFG mz]

Mrs. Fink

January 8, 1882? - On Monday Mrs. Fink, aged 30 years, of Jersey City, while crossing West street from the Hoboken ferry with her child in her arms, was run down by a heavy truck, the child being killed and herself probably fatally injured. [Submitted by Shauna Williams]

T. B. Gautier
Dr. T. B. Gautier, of Jersey City died suddenly of apoplexy on Thursday afternoon. [Source: Trenton State Gazette (Saturday, 13 Apr. 1850) transcribed by FoFG mz]

Alexander Hamilton
Fate of Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, was killed in a duel on the exact spot where his son had been killed three years before. Hamilton was slain by Aron Burr at Weehawken Heights, New Jersey on July 11, 1804 (Source: DeWitt Era-Enterprise, March 26, 1942 - Submitted by Linda Rodriguez)

Edward Karolasz
Army Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz, 25, Powder Springs, N.J.; Beiji, Iraq
The Jersey Journal, 11/29/2005
Contributed by Desiree Burrell Rodcay
The body of Army Staff Sgt. Edward Karolasz returned home to Kearny this weekend, and arrangements have been made for a funeral later this week, his family said. Kristine Karolasz said her brother's body arrived at Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home via police escort Sunday morning, having been held at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware since Wednesday. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, Kearny, with burial following at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Karolasz and three other soldiers were killed November 19 when a roadside bomb exploded near their Humvee in Beiji, 155 miles of north of Baghdad, according to the Department of Defense. An Army spokeswoman said the attack occurred November 19 around 2:15 p.m. local time, but said she didn't have further information about the incident or about the type of mission Karolasz was conducting. The four soldiers were members of 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based out of Fort Campbell, Ky., the Department of Defense said in a release on its Web site. First Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, 23, of Howell, also died in the attack. Karolasz was a 1999 graduate of Kearny High School and a former altar server at St. Stephen's Church.

Martin Kinkowski
January 11, 1882 - Martin Kinkowski, who was convicted last October of the murder of Philomena Muller in the woods at Guttenberg, was hanged last Friday morning in the Hudson county jail, at Jersey City. At the last moment he declared he was a martyr, and not a criminal. [submitted by Shauna Williams]

F. George Messmer
F. GEORGE MESSMER, Freight Traffic Manager of the North Atlantic Service of the Hamburg-American Line, died at his home in West Hoboken, N. J. yesterday from heart disease. Mr. Messmer, who has been connected with the Hamburg-American Line for thirty-five years, was well known in shipping circles and was one of the most popular members of the New York Produce Exchange. He was born in New York in 1852, and is survived by his wife.
(New York Times - January 13, 1910 - Submitted by Dale Donlon)

Frederick B. Ogden
HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 2. - Ex-Judge Frederick B. Ogden died from an attack of paralysis. He was mayor of Hoboken in 1865-66. Source: Trenton Evening Times (Thursday, 2 Nov. 1893) transcribed by FoFG mz

Elizabeth T. Palmer
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Palmer died at her home, 183 West Side Avenue, Jersey City, on Monday. She was born in New York on Sept. 2, 1836. She was an active member of the West Side Methodist Church, of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, of the Jersey City Woman's Club and of the Ladies Aid Society of the church named. She is survived by one son and one daughter.
(New York Times - March 6, 1901 - Submitted by Dale Donlon)

Oliver H. Perry
Commodore Perry's Grandson Dead.
New York.—Oliver Hazard Perry, a grandson of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the battle of Lake Erie, died Friday at his home in Jersey City of apoplexy. [Alma, Wabaunsee County, Kansas October 23, 1908 Page 2 - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyeer]

Mrs. Theresn Preschine
Strange New Year Fatality.
New York. Jan. 2.-While sitting in her home with her baby in her arms and laughing with a party of friends over the noise which signalized the incoming of the new year. Mrs. Theresn Preschine of Hoboken, N. J. was shot and instantly killed by a chance shot supposed to have been fires by some reveler.
Asbury Park Press, Jan. 2, 1905, and 5
Asbury Park, N. J.
- Contributed by Robin Line

Michael J. Riley
Michael J. Riley, of Jersey City, employed as a brakeman by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, died in St. Francis Hospital at 11:30 o'clock last night as the result of injuries sustained yesterday when he fell from a train near this city. He suffered a crushed foot and a fractured skull and was found lying in an unconscious condition by a trackwalker. An operation was performed on his skull last night, and his crushed foot amputated. Riley has a family living in Jersey City and had been employed on the railroad for some time. Source: Trenton Evening Times (Tuesday, 16 Apr. 1918) transcribed by FoFG mz

George W. Sherman
January 18, 1882 - George W. Sherman, President of the Hoboken Savings Bank, died on Thursday night week. Twenty seven years ago he invested his little savings in Hoboken real estate. The fortune he leaves is estimated at over a $1,000,000. [submitted by Shauna Williams]

Ernst Voss
New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) November 09, 1892, page 6
Ernst Voss, who stole 2,000,000 marks from a savings bank at Verden, Germany, in 1884, was recently found dead in his room in Hoboken, N.J. Voss was a director of the bank which he robbed. His theft wrecked it.
-- Contributed by Robin Line

John D. Weltz
John D. Weltz died at his home, 138 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, yesterday from debility incident to old age. He was born in Speyer, Rhenish Bavaria, May 4, 1824. He engaged in the revolution of 1848, and was obliged to leave Germany. He came to America in 1852 and settled In Hoboken. He was engaged in the commission business. He leaves a wife, but no children.
(New York Times - May 29, 1897 - Submitted by Dale Donlon)

Thomas Wiggins
New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN), December 30, 1908, page 2
Notable Deaths of June 1908:
Thomas Wiggins (Blind Tom), noted negro piano player, died in Hoboken, N. J.; aged about 60.
- Contributed by Robin Line


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