Oct. 12, 1896 Hoboken Hudson County New Jersey, USA
Sep. 27, 1988 Jersey City Hudson County New Jersey, USA
Richard F. Freudenberg (1896-1988) was a World War I veteran and a chemical salesman. He lived to be 90 years old. (b. October 12, 1896; 220 Madison Street, Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. September 27, 1988; Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) Military Service Number 4025411 and Social Security Number 138129629.
Name: His middle name is most likely "Frederick", but it does not appear in any written documents found to date. His grandfather was Charles Frederick Lindauer.
Parents: Richard was the son of Maximillian S. Freudenberg (1857-1921) and Eloise Lindauer (1860-1935). He was one of fifteen children out of which 9 lived to adulthood.
Birth: October 12, 1896 at 220 Madison Street, Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Siblings: An unnamed baby boy (1879); 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); Jenny Gertrude Freudenberg (1888) who died as an infant; Clara Freudenberg (1890-1959) who never married; Arthur Oscar Freudenberg I (1891-1968) a real estate broker who married Maria (Mae) Elisabeth Winblad III (1895-1987); Max Freudenberg III (1893-1900) who lived till at least 7 years old and appears on the 1900 census; Louis Julius Freudenberg (1894-1918) who was killed in action in the last battle of World War I; Harry Freudenberg (1895-1896) who died as an infant; Eloise Freudenberg (1898) who died as an infant; Eugene Freudenberg (1900-1956) aka Gene Freudenberg who was a freight handler that married Florence Catherine Skinner (1901-1986) and died of emphysema from smoking; Ralph Freudenberg (1903-1980) a typesetter for the New York Times who married Nora Belle Conklin (1905-1963) and after her death married Lottie Dombrowska (1916-1995); and Grace May Freudenberg (1904-1981) who married George Dewey Sanford I (1898-1965) who worked at a print shop.
Hudson County, New Jersey: His parents were living at 220 Madison Street in Hoboken when he was born in 1896; 51 Booraem Avenue in Jersey City by 1905; and in 1907 they were living at 22 Hopkins Avenue in Jersey City.
Marriage: Around 1917 Richard married Charlotte C. Kahrar (1897-1963). Charlotte was the daughter of Charles Gotlieb Kahrar (1862-1932) of Tubingen, Germany and Mariah Elizabeth Smith (1860-1917) of Jersey City, New Jersey.
Child: Richard Charles Freudenberg (1918-1994) aka Dick Freudenberg, was their only child. He was born on June 04, 1918.
City Chemical Company: Richard was working as a salesman for the City Chemical Company on Oakland Avenue in Jersey City when he registered for the draft on June 06, 1918, just two days after his child's birth.
World War I: He enlisted on August 26, 1918 and served at Camp Meade in Maryland until he was discharged on December 06, 1918. He was in the 154th Brigade until October 07, 1918 when he was transferred to Battery D 52, until he was discharged. His brother Louis died in France during the War.
61-63 Concord Avenue: In 1930 he was living at 61-63 Concord Avenue in Jersey City and a photograph exists of the family in front of the house. His mother lived in one of the units in this two family house. On April 24, 1931 he bought a two-story frame dwelling at 82 Jefferson Avenue, Jersey City. This may have been just a paper transaction for his real-estate salesman brother, Arthur. The transaction was reported in the New York Times. In 1935, the year his mother died, he bought his own house at 92 Jefferson Avenue in Jersey City, where he lived until he died in 1988.
John J. Borrester: In 1939 he applied for Social Security when he was working for John J. Borrester at 58 Carlton Avenue in Jersey City, most likely still selling chemicals. As a chemical salesman he would buy big bottles of chemicals and then break them down into smaller bottles and peddle them to the jewelry stores in Manhattan.
World War II: He was 5' 4" and weighed 140 pounds for the WWII draft registration. He had a body mass index of 24.0 on April 27, 1942. He was 46 years old.
Death of wife: On August 29, 1963, his wife Charlotte died of a heart attack.
Death: Richard lived to be 91 years old and died in 1988.
Burial: He was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, New Jersey with his wife. His parents and most of his siblings were buried in Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Relationship: Richard F. Freudenberg (1896-1988) was the granduncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).
Research: Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 25, 2003. Updated on March 3, 2010 with information on Jefferson Avenue. Updated on April 9, 2015 with his body mass index.