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Eugene Freudenberg, I

Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 30 Mar 1956 (aged 55)
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Lot 10, Section 27
Memorial ID 7620402 · View Source
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Eugene Freudenberg I (1900-1956) was a freight handler for the American Railway Express Company. (b. April 11, 1900; 220 Madison Street, 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 I, Gene Freudenberg.

His father was Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921) aka Max Freudenberg, who worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance company in their German department. His mother was Eloise Lindauer II (1861-1935) aka Ellie Lindauer from New York.

Eugene Freudenberg was born on April 11, 1900 at 220 Madison Avenue, in Hoboken, New Jersey. He was one of 15 siblings of which 9 survived into adulthood. He and his siblings were all born at home. Eugene's birth was recorded on May 2, 1900.

Eloise and Max had 15 children, 9 lived to adults. The children of Max and Eloise are: Unnamed-boy Freudenberg (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; Richard F. Freudenberg I (1896-1988) a chemical salesman who married Charlotte C. Kahrar (1897-1963); Eloise Freudenberg (1898) who died as an infant; 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.

Post Office:
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 Express:
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 E. Skinner (1867-1943) aka Algie Skinner, and Mary Caufield (1875-c1920) aka Mamie Caufield.

Jersey City, New Jersey:
In 1922, Eugene's brother Arthur Freudenberg (1891-1968) wrote that 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.

Eugene and Florence had four children together: Louis Julius Freudenberg II (1922-1986) who married and fathered a child, Margie, with Margaret Piatt 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; and 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.

Mildred Piatt:
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 was buried in Flower Hill Cemetery in North Bergen, New Jersey with his parents and several siblings.

Eugene Freudenberg I (1900-1956) is the granduncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 25, 2003. Updated om October 4, 2014 with information that his birth was recorded on May 2, 1900.


  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 25 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7620402
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Freudenberg, I (11 Apr 1900–30 Mar 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7620402, citing Flower Hill Cemetery, North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .