I am looking for further info on these: 1 (John) Emil Ackerman
Birth: Jul 1868, Germany Occ: tailor in Germany
Spouse: Matilda Birth: Jun 1868, Germany Death: 1929, New Jersey
Children: Augusta (Gussie) Caroline (1893-) unknown child (~1895-) John (Jack) (1896-)
1.1 Augusta (Gussie) Caroline Ackerman
Birth: Aug 1893, New York, New York Occ: clothing designer and seamstress
They moved to the Inwood section of Manhattan around 1915.Inwood begins at the end of Riverside Drive and they lived on 207th Street in an apartment building.They were lucky to own a car called a Star which was garaged in a barn nearby.Edward worked for the Erie Railroad at 30 Church Street way dawntown and drove the Star to work.Gussie was a very modern woman, ahead of her time, and designed and made one-of-a-kind clothing for the children of the very rich.She took after her father who was a successful tailor in Germany.
Augusta and Edward lived right near Mildred (daughter-in-law) and Harold her son.This was on Washington Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey.Mildred said that while Gussie was around she kept Harold in line.She recalled Gussie clipping Harold on the head with a frying pan.Gussie and Edward would shut down the Washington Avenue house and move to their summer house, Greenwood.Mildred recalled that Augusta had been out boating and gotten soaked.She was laughing and had a great time but she came down sick afterwards and died from strep-throat.This is when penicillin was available to the military (World War II?) but had not been made available to the general public.
They may have been Episcopalian, acording to Mildred.
Spouse: Edward Gilmore (Woody) Woodruff Birth: 19 Sep 1892, Connecticut Death: Jan 1979, Clifton, New Jersey Father: William Woodruff (~1865-) Mother: Emma (~1865-) Marr: abt 1912, New Jersey
Children: Harold Edward (1913-1976) Ruth Genieve (1918-)
1.1.1 Harold Edward Woodruff
Birth: 8 Jul 1913, Clifton, NJ Death: 18 May 1976, Clifton, NJ ? Occ: salesman - sold calculators Reli: may have been Episcopal Occ: During the Depression, he earned money singing in choirs.He wouldve been in his teens.
During the Depression he was a child model and also earned money by singing in different choirs.
Bicyled a lot - when he was living in NY (possibly Manhattan) he would bicycle out to see Mildred in Clifton, NJ around 1934 or 1935.
He sold both cars because he expected to be draftedfor World War II within the week but he wasnt because he worked in the trucking industry, which was vital to the effort.
They couldve bought lake front property but they wouldve had to borrow $200.Three people formed the company that built Pines Lake.One was Harolds uncle,Jack Ackerman (Augustas brother.)
Spouse: Mildred (Millie) Elizabeth Hagens Birth: 14 May 1913, Clifton, NJ Death: 25 Jan 1998, Eatonton, NJ Father: John Ira Hagens (1891-1993) Mother: Gertrude (Gertie) Van der Plaat (1890-1918) Marr: 7 Apr 1936, Clifton, NJ
1.1.2 Ruth Genieve Woodruff
Birth: 21 Sep 1918, Misericordia Hospital - Bronx, New York
According to Mildred Woodruff, Ruth may have been born in New York.
Spouse: Ernst (Ernie) Wilhelm Brenner Birth: 23 May 1914, Passaic, New Jersey Death: 4 Apr 1969, St. Josephs [Hospital ?] - Paterson, New Jersey Father: Wilhelm Ernst Brenner (~1880-~1938) Mother: Maria Petterer (1885-1957) Marr: 23 Sep 1940, small chapel in Elverson, Pennsylvania
1.2 unknown child Ackerman
Birth: abt 1895
It just stated in the census that Matilda had another child who had died.
1.3 John (Jack) Ackerman
Birth: Jul 1896, New York
Matilda Ackerman is printed on the photo book of Pines Lake.
He was President or Treasurer for the company that built Pines Lake in New Jersey. In the NY, Holland Society Yearbook, 1914 - List of Members Feb 1, 1914 - John Edmund Ackerman Address Passaic, New Jersey; year admitted: 1907.This probably isnt him, since he wouldnt have been old enough.