HARRY J. ALLEBACH was born in Norristown PA on November 24, 1897. He married Consuelo Elverson around 1917. When the 1920 Census was taken he was living at 2913 High Street in East Camden with his wife and daughter Frances at the home of his widowed mother-in-law. Harry J. Allebach was then working as an electrician at a "car shop," most likely the railroad car repair shops in the switching yard near his home. Their neighbors at 2919 High Street were Carl and Lulu Kellman. By 1924 Harry and Consuelo Allebach moved down the block to 2931 High Street, remaining at that address as late as 1943. The 1930 Census also shows brother firefighter David Humphries living at 2925 High Street with his wife and young son, future Camden firefighter David W. Humphries. Harry J. Allebach was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on February 1, 1930. He reported for duty at Engine Company 4 on the same day.
ISRAEL BUTLER ADAMS JR. was born on October 23, 1859, one of twelve children born to Israel and Adeline Cox Adams. The elder Adams was a farmer. By the spring of 1860 the family was living in Camden County's Stockton Township, quite possibly in or near the Delair section of what is now Pennsauken. His father passed away in Delair in 1886. Pennsauken was incorporated in 1892, what remained of Stockton became part of Camden in 1899.
Federal Street was originally called Joseph Cooper's Lane, and ran from the river to the old Haddonfield Road. In 1803 Joshua Cooper, who was an ardent Federalist, called it Federal Street. His father, Daniel Cooper, had, in 1764, built a large three-story brick house and established a ferry about the same time to Philadelphia. This lane was to provide the farmers in the area a way to get to the ferry.
There was a loud bang from the back room of the Third National Bank of New Jersey, Camden at 7:34 am. today, just after Miss Sara Matthews, head bookkeeper, had left and shut the door.
ABBOTT - On February 7, 1939, Robert T., husband of the late Margaretta Abbott (nee Schuck), of 2891 Tuckahoe Rd., Camden, NJ., age 72 years.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, Saturday afternoon, February 11, at 2 o'clock at the Sudler Funeral Home, 60 S. 27th St., Camden. Interment at Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call Friday evening, 7 to 9 o'clock.
Camden Courier-Post - February 8, 1939
Robert Abbott, 73, retired Camden police sergeant and brother of William S. Abbott, former member of the Board of Education, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital after a week's illness of pneumonia. He had been retired since 1921.
East Camden used to have three parks "in the old days" -- and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it -- they certainly kept the police force "on its toes."
Philadelphia Inquirer - August 30, 1916
Firemen connected with the Twenty-seventh and Federal streets engine house, Camden, were taken by some surprise when one of their number, Israel Adams announced he had been promoted a captain, and ordered them to get ready to accompany him to another house. His actions became so peculiar that a physician was summoned, and he was found to be insane. He had been ill some time and, and the death of his wife is believed to have weakened his mind. It was necessary to send him to the city jail, and arrangements have been made to take him to a sanatorium. He has been living with a married daughter on Haddon avenue.
Collapsing when arraigned in Police Court this morning before Recorder Stackhouse on the charge of a brutal killing of Karl Kellman, aged 18 years, of 2919 High Street, at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets, shortly before midnight Saturday, Fred Coursey, alias "Mexican Pete," alias "Cowboy Pete," aged 20 years of 121 North Twenty-first street, who admits firing the fatal shots while committing robbery, and Harry Duffield, aged 21 years, of 407 North Forty-first street, who acknowledged masking his face with a handkerchief and being with Coursey, sobbed piteously, resting their heads on the railing of the dock, while John Painter, the veteran detective, was briefly reciting the story.