Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


3 Berkeley Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 3 Berkeley Place were
     in 1930-9: Hamilton W Gelston2,3,4,5,6,7
     and in 1933-41: John F Koellisch.8

Hamilton W Gelston was born in 1908 in New York.2 He married Ruth in 1928.2 Hamilton W Gelston appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 3 Berkeley Place, with Ruth as wife, and their child H N.2 The value of the house was $8,900.2 Hamilton W Gelston was a transfer clerk in a brokerage firm in New York.2,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Hamilton W Gelston and Ruth Gelston moved before 1941 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.8

John F Koellisch married Doris A.5 John F Koellisch was an editor in New York.5 John F Koellisch moved from 328A Plaza Road North to 11A Beekman Place, and before 1941 to 3 Berkeley Place.6,8

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 2A (150), line 13-15.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  8. [S10] 1941 Directory.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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