Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


13 Bancroft Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 13 Bancroft Place were
     in 1931: S Max Nelson1
     in 1933-5: Sydney Werther2,3
     in 1937-9: Richard A Mersereau4,5
     and in 1941: John E. Wittig.6

S Max Nelson was born in 1890 in New Jersey.7 He married Irene in 1917.7 Max Nelson was a social worker (settlement association) in New York.7,1 He did not own a radio in 1930.7 Max and his wife Irene had three daughters, Anne, Frederika and Elizabeth.7 Max Nelson moved before 1931 from 14 Berkeley Place to 13 Bancroft Place.1,2 Max Nelson and Irene Nelson moved before 1933 away from Radburn, as there was no longer an entry in the directory.2

Sydney Werther was born in 1900 in New Jersey.8 He married Esther in 1920.8 Sydney Werther was a (sales) manager for a children's dress manufacturer in New York.8,1,2 He owned a radio in 1930.8 Sydney Werther was a Veteran of the World War.8 Sydney and his wife Esther had two children, Clare and Lawrence.8 Sydney Werther moved before 1933 from 15 Bancroft Place to 13 Bancroft Place.2

Richard A Mersereau married Florence M. Richard A Mersereau was a manager in Jersey City.3 Richard A Mersereau moved before 1941 to New London, Connecticut.6

  1. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  2. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  3. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  4. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 2A (150), line 26-30.
  8. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 2B (150), line 63-66.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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