When my grandfather arrived from Germany in 1899 he went to the Eagle Hotel in New Durham. The hotel was operated by Joseph Kennell, who married his aunt Wilhelmina Minke about 1889. The hotel was along the Hackensack Plank Road and most liklely close to the railroad depot.
The 1920 census shows an address of 1118 Hackensack Plank Road for Wilhelmina Kennell (age 57) and this probably was the hotel address.
Is there anyone familiar with this Kennell family and any knowledge of the hotel operated by Joseph Kennell?