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Spring Road, Elm (Winslow Township)

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Re: Spring Road, Elm (Winslow Township)

Posted: 20 May 2012 11:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
The only history that I really know is this. My family line there is the Maiese family. They emigrated from Naples Italy to NY originally. The two sons Carlo and his wife Anotnia, and his brother Frank came over around 1886, followed by their Father Carmine with brother and sister Louis and Nancy, and cousins, Anotnio (Tony) and 2 others. Sadly their mother Anna died in transit.

In those days there was a large italian population settling in Elm. With the rail stop there it made easy access for Italians coming from NY. I can only assume that my family heard of this area through other Italians in NY and decided to go.

What I know for sure is that All the Maieses lived next door to each other on Spring. The census lists Carlo and Antonia (my great great grandparents) living at 28 Spring, with their father Carmine and his other sons Frank and Louis living next door at 29 and then cousin Antonio living at 31. I have no idea if these were actual houses or subdivisions in boarding houses.

The Maiese family started a peach farm on Spring where they raised their Jersey Hale peaches. Carmine and Carlo would later move to Camden circa 1910 to work at NY ship like everyone else, but Frank stayed.

I have a old newspaper article describing Frank delivering a bushel of his Jersey Hale peaches to the president every year up until FDR cause he didn't care for him much.

Thats about all I know for sure. I took a ride down Spring the other day and its really desolate on the one side where the old Trains sit rotting. I'm assuming this is where the station sat? I also saw what looked like some old Levitt houses I'm assuming but not much in the way of homes that could be from turn of the century. So as for which side of the pike those addresses were on, your guess is as good as mine.

If your able or know anyone, I would love to know more and also ANY PICTURES from this area in that time frame would be assume.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
springrdhist 10 Apr 2009 4:50PM GMT 
lauraruth326 15 May 2012 9:56AM GMT 
springrdhist 19 May 2012 5:19PM GMT 
lauraruth326 19 May 2012 9:15PM GMT 
Jerseyfish 17 May 2012 6:13AM GMT 
springrdhist 19 May 2012 5:22PM GMT 
Jerseyfish 21 May 2012 5:46AM GMT 
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