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Louis Julius Freudenberg, II

Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Death 28 Nov 1986 (aged 64)
Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Wrightstown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Grave 321, Section D
Memorial ID 7670473 · View Source
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Louis Julius Freudenberg II (1922-1986) was a laborer for Pennsylvania Railroad who served as a private in the United States Army in World War II. (b. April 23, 1922; 63 Concord Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07306-1617, USA - d. November 28, 1986, 8:10 am; 239 Beacon Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07306-3539, USA) Military Service Number 32591485 and Social Security Number 156059695.

Louis was born in 1922 to Eugene Freudenberg (1900-1956) aka Gene Freudenberg, and Florence Catherine Skinner (1901-1986).

His siblings include: Eugene Freudenberg II (1925-1945) who died on Luzon in the Phillipines during World War II; Arthur Oscar Freudenberg II (1929- ) who now resides in Florida; and Ralph Kohlman Freudenberg (1937-1995) who fell from a window as an infant and later was burned in a fire.

Jersey City, New Jersey:
Louis attended 1 year of high school in Jersey City according to his military records. In 1930 Louis' parents, Eugene and Florence, were living at 90 Hopkins Avenue in Jersey City with their children and with Mildred Piatt, a niece, who was 10 years old.

He married Margaret M. Piatt aka Marge Piatt on January 15, 1942. She was from Westbrookville, New York and must have been related to Florence Skinner through Mildred Piatt, and Nora Belle Piatt II.

The child was called Margie, possibly Marge Freudenberg. Margaret and the baby moved to Washington state after the divorce.

He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad from September to December 1941 and again in January through March of 1942 and then again in May and then June of 1942. He worked as a laborer.

World War II:
Louis then served as a private in the US Army from November 24, 1942 until December 17, 1943 when he was discharged at Camp Barkeley in Texas. He was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, WWII Service Lapel Button, and the Good Conduct Medal. The family oral tradition has been that he was discharged early for having flat feet. After his discharge from the Army he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Jersey Journal on August 10, 1944: "Charging Beatings, Seeks Divorce. Margaret M. Freudenberg, 3171 Hudson Blvd., has filed suit for divorce against Louis J. Freudenberg, 8 Sherman Place, charging him with extreme cruelty. The case has been referred to Advisory Master Thomas for hearing and trial has been set for September 12. In her divorce petition the woman charges her husband beat and kicked her on many occasions, called her vile names and threatened to kill her. She also states he never worked throughout their married life. They were married January 15, 1942, and the wife states she was finally forced to leave Freudenberg in August 1942. Rudolph R. Naddeo is attorney for the wife."

Jersey Journal on September 13, 1944: "Advisory Master Thomas J. Stanton yesterday granted a divorce to Mrs. Margaret Freudenberg, 3171 Hudson Boulevard, Jersey City, in an uncontested case after she testified her husband, Louis J. Freudenberg, 8 Sherman Place, Jersey City, began to abuse her a month after their marriage on January 15, 1942. The wife said her husband beat her, kicked her in the stomach, failed to work and support her, drank constantly and made life generally miserable for her. On August 12, 1942, she continued, she left him after he beat her in the house and followed her into the street and kicked her into the gutter. They have not lived together since, she said. They have a daughter. Rudolph Naddeo appeared as attorney for the wife."

Later in life he became a recluse and stopped cutting his hair.

He died at his home at 239 Beacon Avenue on November 28, 1986. The body was not discovered for several days.

He was buried in the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in North Hanover Township in New Jersey.

Louis Julius Freudenberg II (1922-1986) was the first cousin, once removed of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 9, 2003. Updated on March 17, 2017 with information on his divorce.


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 9 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7670473
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Julius Freudenberg, II (23 Apr 1922–28 Nov 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7670473, citing Brig Gen Wm C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .