Radburn, A Town for the Motor Age


15 Bancroft Place1
b. 1929

     The occupants of 15 Bancroft Place were
     in 1930-1: Sydney Werther2,3
     in 1933-5: Paul G Wellenkamp4,5
     and in 1937-41: Norman B. Vines.6,7,8

Sydney Werther was born in 1900 in New Jersey.2 He married Esther in 1920.2 Sydney Werther appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 15 Bancroft Place, with Esther as wife, and their children Clare and Lawrence.2 Sydney Werther was a (sales) manager for a children's dress manufacturer in New York.2,3,4 The value of the house was $10,000.2 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Sydney Werther was a Veteran of the World War.2 Sydney Werther moved before 1933 from 15 Bancroft Place to 13 Bancroft Place.4

Paul G Wellenkamp was born in 1900 in New York.9 He married Jean D in 1923.9 He owned a radio in 1930.9 Paul and his wife Jean had two sons, David and Jeremy.9 Paul G Wellenkamp and Jean D Wellenkamp moved before 1931 from 330A Plaza Road North to 9 Burnham Place, and before 1933 to 15 Bancroft Place.4,5

  1. [S2] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 2B (150), line 63-66.
  3. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  4. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  5. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  6. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  7. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  8. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  9. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312: sheet 4A (152), line 30-33.


Compiler: Afina Broekman

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