Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society | Research Collections

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society has a growing number of collections of photographs, family histories and documents. These will be made available over time. Please enjoy the collections available below.
A Walking Tour of Bergen Square

A Walking Tour of Bergen Square

09-Jun-2012

A Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society walking tour of the area around Bergen Square in Jersey City including: St. Aedan's Church, Old Bergen Church, Old Bergen Cemetery, Speer Cemetery and The Apple Tree House June 9, 2012.

Emil J Rohner Family Collection

Emil J Rohner Family Collection

20-Oct-2012

Emil J. ROHNER was born 14 Mar 1918 the son of Emil and Olga ROHNER and were residents of North Bergen and West Hoboken. Emil Sr. came to the USA in 1902 from Switzerland and worked as an embroiderer. Olga was born in New Jersey to Swiss-German parents. On 7 October 1941, Emil Jr. enlisted as a private in the Army at Fort Dix, NJ. He served with the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) during World War II. During the War, Emil's parents were fastidious collectors of newspaper clippings not only about their son, but also other residents of North Bergen. This collection contains dozens of newspaper clippings, photos and other ephemera saved by the ROHNERs and provides a glimpse into life on the North Bergen homefront during the World War II.
 
Emil J. ROHNER Jr. survived the War and lived in Red Bank, NJ in his later years. He died 18 August 2003.
 
The collection was purchased on eBay from Mark Vandriel of Old Bridge, NJ and donated to The Hudson County Genealogical Society by Michael E. Bigelow, Lt. Col.(ret.), Command Historian, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command History Office, Ft Belvoir, Virginia on November 9, 2010.

Emmanuel J Reichhelm Civil War Pension Application File

Emmanuel J Reichhelm Civil War Pension Application File

08-Jan-2012

Emanuel J. Reichhelm was enlisted as a Chaplain in the 82nd Regiment Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War and after discharge applied for a disability pension. In later years he was a resident of Uniontown, Hudson County, NJ and died years after his pension application was rejected and numerous appeals. It is a fascinating look into the detailed process required to apply for a Civil War disability pension. This collection of documents obtained from the National Archives was donated by David C. Bailey, Sr., Naperville, IL to The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society on 3/4/2010.

HCGHS Cemetery Tour 2014

HCGHS Cemetery Tour 2014

14-Jun-2014

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society June 14, 2014 tour of Saint Peter's Cemetery and Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City

Hoboken Cemetery 2013

Hoboken Cemetery 2013

12-Oct-2013

A selection of photos from Hoboken Cemetery, North Bergen, Hudson County, New Jersey. Photos taken in October 2013.


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