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Some Biographies - Part One   SOME BIOGRAPHIES or GENEALOGIES
of local families - PART 1

William M. Carter | Craft Genealogy | Thomas W. Davidson
John Green | William Hewitt Hannold | Albert Heritage
Charles Heritage | Walter Heritage | Charles D. Lippincott
William M. Ogden | William Rode | Joseph T. Sickler
George Wolferth

William M. Carter (Source: 1, page 101, excerpts)
William Mickle Carter, the city engineer of Woodbury, Gloucester county, was born in Mickleton, East Greenwich township on July 13, 1856, and is a son of Job and Rachel (Owen) Carter. Jonathan Carter, the great-grandfather of the subject, was born January 5, 1756, and was married April 11, 1780 to Rachel Kitheart, by whom she had four children: William, Isaiah, Sarah and Jonathan. The grandfather, William Carter, was born April 29, 1782 and on the 22d of October, 1807, married Elizabeth Dawson By her he had nine children: Restore, John, Isaiah, Job, George, Sarah, Aaron, Elizabeth and Rachel. After the death of the mother, William Carter married Rosanna Hendrickson, on the 22d of January, 1842.
Job Carter, the father of our subject, was born in Greenwich township, this county, February 13, 1813, and spend his entire life there, becoming a prosperous farmer as the result of his untiring industry and perseverance. He purchased the Tonkin farm in East Greenwich township and it became the homestead of his family. This is an old, historical place, which was at one time owned and occupied by Bodo Otto. Mr. Carter died February 27, 1893 and was survived by his second wife, who was Miss Rachel Owen in her maidenhood and is now in her seventy-fourth year. His first union with Miss Mary C. Turner, January 4, 1843, and unto them were born the following: Joseph T., born September 18, 1844; and Abbie, who was born August 5, 1847. The wife died august 1, 1849, and on January 1, 1852, Job Carter was married to Rachel Owen. She was born June 12, 1826, and her father, Joseph Owen, was the blacksmith who welded the first iron plowshare made in New Jersey. Four children were born to them, William J., our subject; Mary L., born April 19, 1858: Sarah, born March 20, 1861; and Lydia, born November 17, 1867. Joseph T. Carter, the oldest son, married Anna Frances Clark, who died December 15, 1870, leaving Samuel Mason born January 19, 1878; Etta T., born September 20, 187--; and Mary T, who died in infancy. He then married Emma Tonkin, on March 24, 1886. Abbie Carter married Burkitt W. Warrington and has one child, William C. Mary L. married Ellwood Roberts and has five children--Howard, Charles, deceased, Alice, William and Mary. Sarah Carter married Richard S. Brown and has three children, Rachel C., born January 8, 1891; Joseph Clinton, born September 18, 1892, and William C., born March 14, 1897. Lydia Carter died unmarried.
William Carter was born and grew to manhood on his father's farm, finding little time to attend the district school except during a few short months in winter. But he made good use of the meager opportunities that came his way, studying in each interval that could be spared from his duties, and made rapid progress, outstripping his schoolmates and laying the foundation of a scientific education, which has placed him in the important position he now occupies. When he was twenty years old he was placed in entire charge of the farm and conducted it on a paying basis for seven years, when he moved to Woodbury. Having studied civil engineering during his last year at school he applied himself to the study of that science during his evenings and spare hours and decided to make it his profession. In 1887 he received the appointment as city engineer of Woodbury...He is also engaged in the real-estate and insurance business and settles up many estates, being a reliable and trustworthy man well qualified...
Mr. Carter was married in Camden, New Jersey, by Mayor Bradshaw, on November 9, 1882, to Miss Lizzie P. Homer, a daughter of William and Emiline Homer, of Mullica Hill, this county. Their children are Everett H., born October 21, 1886, and died in July of the next year; Job Owen, born February 4, 1890; George H., born December 21, 1893, and died in infancy; and Ella H., born February 4, 1895.
In 1891 [Mr. Carter] was appointed justice of the peace of this county... He is now serving his third term as a commissioner of deeds, and has been a member of the board of health since its organization in 1888 and has served as secretary for five years. For eight years he was on the board of commissioners of appeals... Fraternally he is a member of the Heptasophs and Knights of the Golden Eagle.

CRAFT - First Settlers of Ye Plantations of Piscataway and Woodbridge, Olde East New Jersey, Part 5, by Orra Eugene Monnette, Los Angeles: The LeRoy Carman Press, 1931; page 812 refers to a James CRAFT, son of John & Rebecca (Wheelock) Craft who reportedly was born abt 1664 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MA and died in Burlington N.J. Possibly this was the ancestor of the Thomas Craft shown below.
Thomas CRAFT
Birth: 12 Dec 1711 in Mansfield, Burlington Co., NJ
Death: 1777 in Burlington Co., NJ
Married Hannah BROWN
Children of Thomas & Hannah (Brown) CRAFT:
1. Sarah Craft b: ABT. 1733
2. +George Craft, b 12 Feb 1736 in Burlington NJ
3. Samuel Craft b: 1737, died 1797; married 29 DEC 1763 in Burlington Co NJ to Hannah Lanning
4. Hannah Craft b: ABT. 1739

George CRAFT
Birth: 12 Feb 1736 in Burlington, NJ
Death: 5 March 1818 in Monmouth Co., NJ
Married: 01 Jan 1760 Burlington MM, NJ to Mary Lanning. She b. 12 DEC 1711 in Mansfield, Burlington Co. NJ
Children of George & Mary (Lanning) CRAFT:
1. Joseph CRAFT b: 19 March 1762 in Burlington Co., NJ; Death: 1827; married Esther RIDGWAY b: 20 Oct 1767 in Burlington Co., NJ; child Job Craft born 15 Nov 1786 in Little Egg Harbor, Burlington Co. NJ
2. John CRAFT, b. bef 1764
3. James CRAFT, b. abt. 1765 in Burlington Co., NJ m. 14 Nov 1792 to Mary Watson; children: Watson, Abel, Samuel, Tacy, Asa, Emlen, Mary
4. Mary Craft b before 1768 in Burlington, New Jersey; married 7 JUN 1785 in Mansfield Monthly Meeting, New Jersey to Joseph Vanlaw
5. +George CRAFT b 27 FEB 1769 in Gloucester County, New Jersey
6. Joseph, b before 1770
7. Charity, born abt 1777 in Burlington, NJ
8. Mercy CRAFT, married 3 Sep 1792 in Burlington Co., NJ to Caleb Engle

George CRAFT
Birth: 27 FEB 1769 in Gloucester County, New Jersey
Death: 12 MAY 1834 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey
Note: His will was written 25 Sep 1832; proved 26 May 1834
Married: 11 MAR 1789 in Mansfield, Burlington Co., NJ to Sarah Rebecca GIBBS b: 1765; died OCT 1849 in Greenwich Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey
Married 2) 1835 in Burlington Monthly Meeting, Burlington NJ to Elizabeth Stockton
Children of George & Rebecca (Gibbs) CRAFT [there may be additional children]:
1. Rebecca CRAFT b: ABT 1789; married 6 DEC 1820 to Samuel Townsend; children Beulah and George Craft [TOWNSEND]
2. Beulah CRAFT b: 28 JAN 1790; married 6 APR 1820 to Samuel OGDEN, son of Samuel & Mary Ann (Hoffman) Ogden; child, Rebecca; in 1880 census of Mickleton NJ
3. Aden CRAFT, b 7 July 1791 in Burlington Co. NJ
4. Lydia CRAFT b: ABT 1793
5. Edith, b. 14 Sep 1794
6. +George CRAFT , Jr. b: 1799 in Burlington County, New Jersey
7. Mary Ann CRAFT ; married 6 FEB 1823 in Friends Meeting, Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey to Samuel Bassett. Children: Rebecca, Amanda

George CRAFT , Jr.
Birth: 1799 in Burlington County, New Jersey
Occupation: Farmer
Census: 1850 Greenwich Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey
Event: Census #2 1860 Greenwich Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey
Married: 5 DEC 1827 in Salem, Salem Co. NJ to Mary BASSETT b: 5 OCT 1806 in Salem County, New Jersey, dau of Joseph & Mary (Allen) Bassett
1860 > New Jersey > GLOUCESTER > GREENWICH Series: M653 Roll: 691 Page: 122
George Craft 61 M Farmer 35,000/10,000 NJ [born abt 1798]
Mary B. Craft 54 F NJ
Mary Craft 23 F NJ
George Craft 20 M farmer NJ [b about 1840]
Abigail Mason 42 F NJ
Rachel Bowen 24 F Germany
Stephen Bowen 2 M NJ
Josephine Peterson 10 F NJ
Ama Richardson 11 F NJ
Children of George & Mary (Bassett) Craft, Jr.:
1. +Edwin CRAFT b: 25 MAY 1832
2. Beulah O. CRAFT b: 27 APR 1835
3. Mary CRAFT b: 1837
4. +George CRAFT b: 9 MAR 1840 in Mickleton, Gloucester County, New Jersey

Birth: 25 MAY 1832
Death: 10 JAN 1904
Occupation: Hardware Merchant
Census: 1880 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marriage: 28 December 1859 to Elizabeth W. GASKILL b: 1836 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dau of Aaron W. & Martha (Middleton) Gaskill
Children of Edwin & Elizabeth W. (Gaskill) CRAFT:
1. Martha G. CRAFT b: 1861
2. Mary CRAFT b 5 MAY 1864 in Philadelphia, PA; died 16 NOV 1894 in Philadelphia, PA; married 29 Oct 1888 Henry Comly Kennedy; child Franklin William Kennedy b: 20 OCT 1890
3. Annie M. CRAFT b: 1875

George CRAFT
Birth: 9 MAR 1840 in Mickleton, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Death: 30 MAY 1910 in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Occupation: Farmer ; Cemetery Handyman
Census: 1870 Greenwich Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey
Census #2 1880 Mickleton, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Census #3 1900 Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Burial: Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey
Marriage: 23 March 1865 in Mullica Hill, Gloucester CO NJ to Anna E. C. JESSUP b: 12 APR 1838 in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, New Jersey dau of Joseph & Mary (Clark) Jessup; died 16 JUL 1906 in Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey
Burial: Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey
1870 > New Jersey > GLOUCESTER > GREENWICH TWP Series: M593 Roll: 862 Page: 144
George CRAFT, 30 M W Farmer 19350/7000, NJ [b abt 1840]
Anna CRAFT 30 F W Keeping House NJ
Mary J. CRAFT 4 F W
1910 > New Jersey > GLOUCESTER > 3-WD WOODBURY Series: T624 Roll: 885 Page: 106
CRAFT, George Head M W 70 widow 45 yrs 2 ch 2 living NJ NJ NJ
CRAFT, Nellie B. dau F W 39 single NJ NJ NJ
Children of George & Anna (Jessup) CRAFT:
1. Mary Jessup CRAFT b: 7 DEC 1865 in Mickleton, Gloucester County, New Jersey who married 18 AUG 1891 in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey to Maurice Wilkins. He was born 19 SEP 1863 in Mantua Twp., Gloucester County, New Jersey, son of Aaron M & Mary S. (Barber)Wilkins. In 1930 US Census of Woodbury, Gloucester CO NJ
2. Nellie B. CRAFT b: NOV 1870;

Thomas W. Davidson (Source 1, p. 159, excerpts)
Thomas W. Davidson, one of the best known and most reliable produce shippers of Swedesboro, was born in Clarksboro, New Jersey, on the 15th of January 1837, and is a son of Rev. John and Ann (Justice) Davidson. His father is now deceased. Thomas Walker Davidson was educated in the public schools of Greenwich township and of Swedesboro, and throughout his youth, when not engaged with school duties, assisted his father in the work of the home farm. After his marriage he began farming on this own account, carrying on agricultural pursuits near Swedesboro for three years. Subsequently he conducted a farm on Oldman's creek for nine years, when in 1876, he removed to Swedesboro, where for almost a quarter of a century he has been engaged in shipping produce....
In 1881 Mr. Davidson erected a pleasant dwelling on Railroad avenue, and the household is noted for its hospitality. He was married March 1, 1860 to Miss Elizabeth Ann Shute, a daughter of Atley Shute, of Harrison township... Three children were born to them, namely: Susanna, Atley and Helen; but all died in childhood... He has been for many years a member of Osceola Lodge, No. 75, I.O.O.F., has passed all of the chairs five times and has been representative to the grand lodge. He is a charter member of the Coeur de Lion Council, No. 36, K.G.E., and in his political affiliations he is a Republican.

John Green (Source 1, p. 362, excerpts)
John Green is a resident of Clarksboro, his native town, his birth having occurred July 13, 1832, and he is of German lineage. His paternal grandfather, David Green, was born in Germany and became the founder of the family in America, where he acquired extensive land interests, owning one thousand acres near Swedesboro. Joseph D. Green, the father of our subject, was born near Swedesboro in 1793 and died in 1887. In early life he learned the butcher's trade, which he followed for many years, and later he engaged in farming. He wedded Miss Mary Morris, a daughter of Gilbert Morris, and they became the parents of eight children, six of whom are yet living. The mother, however, has passed away.
Mr. Green, of this review, attended the common schools and in early manhood engaged in teaching for four years, following that profession in Mantua and other places. In 1857 he purchased the old family homestead and has since carried on farming. He was also the proprietor of a store in Clarksboro for five years, but now devotes his energies exclusively to agricultural pursuits. He owns one hundred and forty acres in the home place and has other land elswhere...
Mr. Green was united in marriage to Miss Mary B. Hughes, who died in 1888. Of their eight children seven are yet living, namely: Samuel; William; Scott, the proprietor of the hotel in Clarksboro; Rebecca, the wife of Dan Sweaton, who is living near Clarksboro; Isabella, Harry and Mary V. In 1891 Mr. Green was again married, his second union being with Miss Catharine Kealey, a school-teacher.

William Hewitt Hannold (Source 1, p 205, excerpts)
The Hannold family is one of the oldest and best known in the state of New Jersey. Isaac Hannold, [see Hannold genealogy] born in Germany, August 28, 1755, died in Paulsboro, New Jersey, April 6, 1825. He has ten thousand dollars in gold and during the revolutionary war lost about half of it. His wife, Elizabeth, who is said to have been a half-breed American Indian, born January 8, 1756, died in December 1836. Their children were: Frederick, born December 27, 1777, died in Paulsboro, New Jersey, April 2, 1834; Isaac, born March 29, 1780, died in Mantua, New Jersey, January 15, 1824; John, born August 31, 1782, died in Illinois, February 22, 1848; Joseph, born June 26, 1785, died in Crosswicks, New Jersey, May 16, 1865; Simeon, born October 13, 1787, died in Philadelphia in 1863; Samuel, born February 3, 1792, died in Gloucester, New Jersey in October 1865; Isaiah, born June 28, 1795, died in Ohio in the latter part of the '60's; Amos, born April 29, 1799, died in Pennsylvania sometimes after 1860; and Eli, born December 21, 1801, died in Ohio sometime in the '30s. One of these, Frederick and his wife Keziah had among other children: George, who was born November 1, 1799, and died January 1, 1857. They were married October 24, 1822, and had seven children: Elizabeth, born February 10, 1824, is the widow of Samuel Huff of Paulsboro, New Jersey; William Hewitt, born May 17, 1820, is the second of the family; Keziah, deceased, was born October 13, 1828 and married Joseph L. Huff, a brother of Samuel Huff of Paulsboro, New Jersey; Maria, born September 26, 1830, married John S. Nolen for her first husband and Samuel Salisbery for her second, and is a resident of Paulsboro New Jersey; Charles Holmes, born January 17, 1833, is a wheelwright, and married Amanda Huff, a niece of Samuel & J.L Huff; George Washington, born June 28, 1835, served as an apprentice to his brother William, enlisted in the Twenty-fourth regiment of New Jersey Volunteers, was wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, had an arm amputated and died in the field hospital December 25, 1862; and Miss Mary Hannold, born May 30, 1838, died April 3, 1881.

William Hewitt Hannold was born in a one-story log house about two miles from Paulsboro, New Jersey in Greenwich township, Gloucester county, New Jersey. When a young boy, he became apprenticed to John Davidson, of Clarksboro, to learn the cabinet-making and undertaking business, and soon after reaching his majority he engaged in business for himself in Paulsboro, where he built a large house and factory and did an extensive business in furniture making and repairing and in undertaking. In 1867 he removed to Swedesboro and purchased his present place of business, on which he has since erected new and substantial buildings, and built in 1890 a large double residence, which he and his son now occupy. His sons, George W. and William H., Jr., are now interested with their father in the business under the firm name of W.H. Hannold & Sons. They do a general house furnishing business and are equipped to give the very best undertaking service in every particular, their trade extending through Gloucester and Salem counties. Also they are engaged in the marble and granite business, their works having been established in 1877.

Mr. Hannold was married April 12, 1853 to Miss Rebecca S. Egee, a daughter of Jonathan and Emily (Shaw) Egee, of Clarksboro, and they have had six children, namely, Isaac Newton, the head clerk and cashier of Houghton & Company, oil dealers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he married Miss Agnes Hall; Mary E., who died at the age of fourteen years; Susanna B. is the wife of Dr. J.P. Cheesman of Elmer, New Jersey, and they have two children,--William Hannold and Clementine Frances; George W., who is a member of the F. & A. I.O.O.F., A.O.U.W. And Jr. O.U.A.M of Swedesboro, married Miss Irene Stratton, daughter of Isaac Stratton of Swedesboro, and has one child, Leland Stratton; Annie Holmes is the wife of J. Howard Kirkbride, of Camden, New Jersey; and William Hewitt Jr., who is a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M. And Red Men of Swedesboro, married Miss Mary Justice of Bridgeport, New Jersey, and has three children,--Agnes Hall, Frances Justice and William Hewitt, third. All of Mr. Hannold's children have good educational advantages and are fitted to occupy, as they do, useful and honorable positions in society.

The Hannold family belong to the Methodist Episcopal church of Swedesboro, of which Mr. Hannold was formerly a trustee. He is now a director of the Lake Park Cemetery Company. He became a member of the I.O.O.F. in Clarksboro the week he was twenty-one years old, afterward moved his membership to Paulsboro and then to Swedesboro. He is a republican in politics, and was for three years a coroner for Paulsboro.

Albert Heritage (Source 1, p. 423, excerpts)
Albert Heritage is one who is closely connected with the farming interested of Gloucester County, being the owner of a valuable and highly cultivated tract of land in Woolwich township. He was born in East Greenwich township, in the same county, July 1, 1856, and is a son of Charles and Martha R. (Borton) Heritage, who now reside near Wolferth Station, New Jersey. He was educated in the Friends school of Mickleton and remained with his father upon the farm until 1880, when he began farming on his own account at the place which is now his home. He purchased the property in 1883, and is today the owner of one hundred acres of valuable land, on which he is successfully carrying on the business of gardening and the raising of poultry.

On the 29th of November, 1883, Mr. Heritage was united in marriage to Miss Rebecca G. Batten, a daughter of John B. Batten, then a resident of Woolwich township... but now living in Philadelphia. Seven children have been born of their union, namely: Clifford B., Raymond E, who died at the age of six months; Clara B.; Emma A., who died in infancy; Alice R.; Warren, who died at the age of six months; and Edith May. Mr. Heritage and his family are members of the Society of Friends, and socially he is connected with the Ancient Order of United Workmen and with Swedesboro Grange, of which he is a very active member. He formerly served as its master and frequently addresses the Grange on matters of moment to the organization. He exercises his right of franchise in support of men and measures of the Republic party, and since 1885 has been a member of the school board, serving for three years as its president...

Charles Heritage (Source 1, p 194, excerpts)
Charles Heritage, one of the leading farmers of East Greenwich township ... was born on the 21st of November 1830, in the township where he still resides, and is a son of Jonathan and Hannah (Atkinson) Heritage. His paternal grandparents were Benjamin and Hannah (White) Heritage, natives of New Jersey and of English ancestry. Jonathan Heritage was born in Woolwich township, March 21, 1793, and in 1829 took up his residence upon the farm now occupied by his grandson, Walter, in East Greenwich township. There he made his home until his death, which occurred November 20, 1869. His wife, who was born in 1799, was called to her final rest on the 15th of February, 1871. Their children were: Charles; Benjamin, John and George, who reside in Mickleton; and Elizabeth, who makes her home with her brother Benjamin.

Charles Heritage, whose name introduces this review, was educated at the Friends' school in Mickleton and assisted his father in the work of the home farm until 1854, when he purchased his present farm of one hundred and twenty-three acres, and was actively connected with the cultivation of that property until 1886, since which time it was been under the management of his son-in-law, Howard J. Rulon.

On the 6th of April, 1854, Mr. Heritage was united in marriage to Miss Martha R. Borton, a daughter of Aaron Borton, who resided in Salem county for many years and died near Mullica Hill, Gloucester county, in August 1888. Eight children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Heritage, as follows: Walter and Albert, who are well known residents of Gloucester county; Clara B., who died at the age of twenty-one years; John C., who carries on farming near Mickleton; Richard B., a sheep farmer of Wyoming, who married Martha Boston of Illinois, and has a son, Walter Raymond; Esther L., who is the wife of Howard J. Rulon, and has a daughter, Mary H.; Mary, who died at the age of three years; and Howard J., who died at the age of four years.

Mr. Heritage and his family hold membership in the Society of Friends. . . Mr. Heritage is a charter member of the Mickleton Grange and served as its treasurer from 1893 until 1898. In politics he is a stalwart Republican. . . He is now retired.

Walter Heritage (Source 1, p. 502, excerpts)
Walter Heritage was for a number of years been prominently connected with the progress of many lines in Gloucester county, and his name is found on the roll of the leading farmers of East Greenwich township. He was born March 21, 1855, on the farm about a mile from his present home, and is a son of Charles Heritage of Wolferth Station. His preliminary education, acquired in public schools, was supplemented by study in the Friends' school in Mickleton and by one year's study in Kennett Square. On putting aside his text-books he assisted his father on the farm until twenty-one years of age, after which he came to his present home, which is the birthplace of his father and is now owned by his uncle, Benjamin Heritage, of Mickleton. He is a very successful raiser of garden produce and is a stockholder in Mickleton Hall. He has made a close study of the methods of cultivating the vegetables which find a prompt sale on the market, and the excellence of the products enables him to dispose of them very readily.
Mr. Heritage was married on the 5th of March, 1878 to Miss Susan R. Haines, a daughter of John Haines, of Mickleton, and they have two children,--Howard J., and Charles T. He and his family are members of the Society of Friends, and in social relations he is connected with the Ancient Order of United Workmen of Swedesboro, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Clarksboro, and the Patrons of Husbandry of Mickleton. In politics he is a Republican, and since 1897 has been the assessor of his township. He was a member of the township committee for six years, clerk of the board of registrars for several years, and is at present the secretary of the township board of health. He is also a member of the executive committee of the state board of agriculture, and was for many years a trustee of the Mickleton Friends' school.

Charles D. Lippincott (Source: 1, page 129, excerpts)
This gentleman, who is the senior member of the firm of Lippincott & Glaskill, merchants of Swedesboro, was born in Harrison township, Gloucester county, New Jersey, September 18, 1841, and is a son of Chalkley and Phoebe (Deull) Lippincott, also natives of Harrison township, who died in 1880, the former of whom was aged seventy-five years. He is a great grandson of Aaron Lippincott and great-great-grandson of Benjamin Lippincott. The latter came from Burlington county, New Jersey, at an early day and took up a large tract of land in what is now Gloucester and Salem counties, New Jersey, upon which his descendants located and became extensive farmers. All of these children were the posterity of Richard Lippincott, an English Puritan who came to Boston in colonial days and who, during some religious controversy, was driven from that place and returned to England. Later he returned to this country and settled in Burlington county, New Jersey. He had ten sons and his descendants are numerous.
The father of our subject was born in what is now Harrison township, Gloucester county, in 1802; he died in Mullica Hill, November 5, 1880. They had eight children, as follows: Ann, who married Thomas L. Borden, now deceased, of Mickleton, New Jersey; Beulah, who was the wife of Asa Engle, of Harrison township; Asa, a farmer in Harrison township; Hope, the widow of Benjamin L. Moore, of Harrison township; Adon, a builder and contractor living at Asbury Park; Charles D.; Henry, a carpenter residing at Mullica Hill, and Amos, a merchant tailor of Asbury Park.
Charles D. Lippincott obtained his education in the public schools of his native township, and as a boy did much hard work on the farm. With many of his associates he responded to the call for volunteers when the civil war broke out, and on July 29, 1862, he enlisted in Company F, Twelfth New Jersey Volunteers. His regiment was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and from the battle of Fredericksburg, December 16, 1862, to the close of the war he saw active service. He was several times slightly wounded, and although young in years so proved his courage and ability that he rapidly rose from the ranks until in 1864 he was made captain. When "the cruel war was over" he was honorably discharged July 25, 1865.
On his return from the army, Mr. Lippincott purchased the old homestead on which he continued farming until 1869, when he removed to Swedesboro and engaged in merchandising. In 1893 he admitted his son-in-law, S.W. Gaskill, as a partner. They do a general merchandising business and have the largest and best appointed store in Swedesboro, their success being due not only to the excellence of the stock they carry but also to the reputation they have earned as upright and trustworthy men. Mr. Lippincott is the president of the Heat, Light & Power Company, the Swedesboro Water Company and the Lake Park Cemetery Company, and also is the secretary of the Lakeside Land Company, all institutions of Swedesboro....

Mr. Lippincott was married February 9, 1866, to Henrietta, a daughter of Samuel H. Weatherby, of Harrison township, and they have three children: Luella, wife of SW Gaskill, who has one child, Samuel B.; Clarence is a salesman in the employ of a mining supply house in Denver, Colorado; Martha W. married C.W. Justice and lives in Philadelphia. Fraternally our subject is a member of the Osceola Lodge, No. 75, I.O.O.F., of Swedesboro, and politically he advocates the principles of the Republican party...

William M. Ogden (Source: 1, page 46, excerpts)
William M. Ogden, of Mickleton, was born at Port Elizabeth, April 6, 1838 and is descended from an old Pennsylvania family, his ancestors having come from England with William Penn in the good ship Welcome, in 1682. The father of our subject was Samuel Ogden, who was born at Woodstown and was a surveyor and conveyor. He also conducted a store in Port Elizabeth for some years and there died in 1862. He was very successful in his business dealings... He belonged to the Society of Friends, and his upright life won him the confidence and well wishes of all who knew him. He married Sarah Mickle, a daughter of Samuel Mickle, and the town in which our subject now resides was named in honor of his maternal grandfather. Mrs. Ogden died about 1867, leaving two children, but William M. is now the only survivor of the family. His brother, Samuel M. Ogden, who was engaged in business in Mickleton for forty years, was widely and favorably known throughout the community....
William M. Ogden pursued his education in the public schools near his home, and on putting aside his textbooks took upon himself the practical duties of the farm with which he had become familiar in his boyhood... He carried on agricultural pursuits until 1887, when he joined his brother in business in Mickleton. This relation was maintained until his brother's death, and was mutually pleasant and profitable. Their store was well stocked with a general line of goods, and their courteous treatment of their patrons, their earnest desire to please and their honorable dealings won to them a larger trade. Since the death of his brother William M. Ogden he has been the sole proprietor, and in addition to merchandising he is serving as the postmaster of Mickleton, discharging his duties in a matter that has won him the uniform commendation of the public.

In 1861 he married Miss Bessie Clark, a daughter of Edward Clark, of Swedesboro, and they have three children: Edward C., who is living in Mickleton; Carrie, the wife of Clayton Thompson, a resident of this locality; and Anna Vanneman, who was born October 24, 1869, and died January 22, 1889... Mr. Ogden and his family are members of the Society of Friends...

William Rode (Source: 1, page 226, excerpts)
William Rode, one of Swedesboro's most successful business men, was born in Walburg, Hesse-Cassel , Germany, November 21, 1852, and is a son of Andrew and Anna Katherine (Bieerschenk) Rode.
Mr. Rode's paternal grandfather had a family composed of the following named members: William, who died in Germany, was for several years a burgomaster there and whose son Henry is now one of the well-to-do citizens of Brooklyn, New York; Andrew, who came to the United States in 1859 and soon bought the Shivler farm near Swedesboro, New Jersey, where he lived until his death in 1884, at the age of sixty years; his wife died in 1879 at the age of fifty-three years; Gertrude, who married and died in Germany; George, deceased, was a blacksmith in Germany; John, who was the father of Andrew C. Rode, whose biography appears in this work; and Gustav, who is still living in Germany. The children of Andrew and anna Katherine (Bieerschenk) Rode were: William, whose name introduces this sketch; Annie, wife of George Wolfert, a farmer of Mickleton, New Jersey; Emil, who in an invalid; and Charles, who is a commission merchant of Philadelphia, married Catherine Bauscher and has two children,--George and Lewis.
William Rode had just enrolled as a pupil in the public schools of Germany when his parents decided upon emigration to this country. After their settlement in Woolwich township, Gloucester county, New jersey, he attended the Oak Grove school in this township and also was for a time a student in the Swedesboro Academy. From early boyhood he assisted in the work on the farm, and when still in his minority began buying butter and eggs and marketing them in Philadelphia. This business has grown under his careful management until now he is an extensive dealer in all kinds of farm produce, which he takes by teams to Philadelphia. His place of business in the city has been at No. 16 Callowhill street for over twenty-five years. In 1876 he purchased of John Pierson eleven acres of land where he now resides in the suburbs of Swedesboro, and subsequently bought the Taylor Haines farm of forty acres, on which, together with sixty acres of the old homestead farm, he does a general truck-farming business. He also does an extensive business in Swedesboro, including trade in coal, wood, manure, etc., which he brings up Raccoon creek by boat.

Mr. Rode was married July 15 1875 to Miss Fannie Kesting, a daughter of Christian Kesting, of Clarksboro, New Jersey. They have had nine children, namely: Wilhelmina Catherine, who married Harry T. Ford, and has one child, Helen; George A., who with his brother, Otto, is engaged in running the boats "Theresa" and "Jane Teed" on the Raccoon creek between Philadelphia and Swedesboro, carrying coal, produce, etc.; Catherine Mary; Otto Christian, who married Miss Elsie Hancock of Swedesboro, and has one child, Marvin H.; Clara Louisa; Ida Mary; Howard, who died at the age of two and a half years; William J. and Frances Kesting.

Mr. Rode and family are members of Trinity Episcopal church, of Swedesboro. Since he was twenty-one he has been a member of the I.O.O.F. and of the K. of P., and he is also identified with the A.O.U.W. And Heptasophs, all of Swedesboro. His political views are advocated by the Republic party, and he has held office of overseer of roads in Woolwich township.

Joseph T. Sickler (Source: 1, page 368, excerpts)
The name, which introduces this review is one which is familiar to the residents of southern New Jersey, for though many generations representatives of the Sickler family have resided in Gloucester county. The subject of this review is one of the leading attorneys in Gloucester county...

Mr. Sickler was born April 27, 1852 in Mantua... and is of German lineage. At an early period in the development of the state Joshua Sickler took up his abode at Chew's Landing, now Camden, New Jersey, and became the founder of the family in this section of the country. The year of his arrival was 1662. Christopher Sickler, the great-grandfather of our subject, was born at Chew's Landing and reared six children, namely: Elizabeth, John R., Jason, Joshua, Rebecca and Mary... Dr. John R. Sickler, the father of our subject, was one of the most distinguished physicians and jurists that claimed Gloucester county as the place of residence [a separate biography also found in the same publication].

Joseph T. Sickler pursued his education in the public schools, and determining to make the practice of law his life work, he pursued his studies under the direction of R.M. Ware, a leading attorney of Mullica Hill, and also in the office of James Moon, a practitioner at the bar of Woodbury. In 1874 he was admitted to the bar as an attorney at law and solicitor in chancery and four years later as a counselor. He has an office in Woodbury, in connection with Judge Claymer, but maintains a home in Clarksboro. He has made a specialty of corporation law... He is dealing quite extensively in real estate and is the owner of valuable property... He is also financially interested in railroads and street-car lines... He is the superintendent of the Eagleton Sanitarium...

On the 7th of September, 1897, Mr. Sickler was united in marriage to Miss Lucy G. Gill, a daughter of Judge David B. Gill, who was for many years accounted one of the leading men of this locality. His father, Matthew Gill, was at an early day a successful and prominent merchant at Clarksboro, and was descended from the Clark family in whose honor the town was named. Judge Gill was born in 1811 and died in 1894, in Clarksboro, his native town. He was a progressive man and was one of the builders of the West Jersey & Delaware Railroad... He was a director of the old Camden & Amboy Railroad... During the period of the rebellion he held the important office of sheriff of Gloucester county, and later he was appointed judge by the join assembly of the state legislature for one term. In politics he was a staunch Republican... He married Sarah Hendrie, of Marietta, Ohio, and to them were born two children: Francis Wood, a resident of Topeka, Kansas; and Lucy G., the wife of Joseph T. Sickler. The mother is still living, her home being in Clarksboro.

Mr. Sickler is also prominent in political circles, but his views are in accord with Democratic principles... He has been an active factor in many campaigns--congressional, district and state. When hardly more than a boy he was the overseer of the poor in Mantua township, and in 1896 he was a candidate for sheriff on the Democratic ticket... For many years he has been a member of the Democratic township committee and is one of the advising committee and the vice chairman to the Democratic county committee... Socially Mr. Sickler is a member of the Masonic lodge of Mantua, the Improved Order of Red Men, the Knights of Pythias fraternity, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Clarksboro. Courteous, well informed, alert, and enterprising, he stands to-day one of the leading and representative men of this state--a man who is a power to his community.

George Wolferth (Source: 1, page 278, excerpts)
Under one of the highly cultivated farms of East Greenwich township, Gloucester County, near Tomlin Station, resides this well known and enterprising agriculturist, who came from Germany to seek a home in America, and has found here the opportunities for advancement which were not afforded him in the Old World. He was born in Wurtemberg, August 13, 1845, and is a son of John and Frederika (Betlz) Wolfert. His father was a farmer and spent his entire life in Germany. In the family were five children: Christena, wife of Jacob Meal, of Germany; Christian, whose sketch appears on another page of this work; Godfred, who went to California many years ago and has not been heard from since; George, of this review; and Caroline, wife of Michael Ley, of Paulsboro, New Jersey.
In the Fatherland George Wolferth acquired his education and in early life became familiar with the labors of the farm. At length he determined to cross the Atlantic, believing that better advantages were here afforded young men than in the older countries of Europe. On the 6th of December, 1866, he landed at New York, and for ten years thereafter worked for his brother Christian. On the expiration of that period, with the capital that he had acquired through his own efforts, he purchased his present farm of ninety acres, and in 1896 he erected thereon a beautiful residence, which is one of the best country homes in the neighborhood. He has also repaired the outbuildings and erected new ones, so that he is today the owner of one of the best improved farms in the locality. He makes a specialty of the raising of garden products for the city markets, and the excellence of the vegetables which he produces enables him to command the highest market prices.

Mr. Wolferth was married, on the 26th of February, 1874, to Miss Annie Rode, of Swedesboro. Both he and his wife are consistent and faithful members of the German Evangelical Association of Clarksboro, and he is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen of Swedesboro and of the Mickleton Grange.

1. "Biographical, genealogical and descriptive history of the First Congressional District of New Jersey," New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1900.


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