Individual Record 97

Name}   Miller, Hans Johansen Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 9 Oct 1893 Place} Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
Marr.: Date} Bef 1923 Place} Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 12 Feb 1955 Place} Perth Amboy General Hospital, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, NJ
Burial: Date} Cir 16 Feb 1955 Place} New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin, Middlesex, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   50 = Family notes
Source 2}   52 = Interview
Source 3} 217 = Interview
Source 4} 1272=Birth record
Source 5}   54 = 1900 USA cen
Source 6} 232 = 1910 USA cen
Source 7} 845 = Military rec
Source 8} 982 = 1920 USA cen
Source 9} 983 = 1930 USA cen
Source 10}1344=1940 USA cen
Source 11}988 = City directy
Source 12}495 = Letter/Obit
Source 13}630 = Photograph
Source 14}274 = Newspaper
Source 15}219 = Cemetery rec
Source 16}979 = Cemetery rec
Source 17}1331=Letter
Source 18}1517=Genealogy
Parents: } Christian Hansen Møller and Dorthea Hansen
   Relationship No.} 6
1st Household No.} 36 = Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Chemist
       Occupation 2} Manager/administrator
  Religion/Church} Roman Catholic
Spouses:   Prime} Sokolinski, Helen
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Hans Johansen Miller was born 9 Oct 1893, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey.  He was the first son of Christian and Dorthea Møller.  He was christened on 17 Dec 1894 at St. Stephan's Danish Lutheran Church, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  In the 1900 U.S. census at the age of 6, Hans was living with his family at 237 Washington Street, Perth Amboy.  He had three younger brothers, namely, Alfred, age 5, Christian, age 3, and Peter, age 1.  His father was a brakeman for the railroad.
Click to enlarge In the 1910 U.S. census, the family was living at 315 Washington Street, Perth Amboy.  Harold, age 6, had been added to the family.  This was the lifelong home of the family, pictured at left.  After completing high school, Hans attended Pratt Institute, graduating in 1916.  He was a member of the American Society of Chemists.  He began his career working in the research department of the Thomas A. Edison Laboratories in West Orange.  At the age of 23, when Hans registered for the World War I draft, he was described as tall and slender, with grey eyes and light hair.  At that time, he was working as a chemist for the American Smelting and Refining Company.

Hans married Helen Sokolinski about 1920, most likely in Perth Amboy.  They are found in the 1920 U.S. census living on Ford Avenue in Woodbridge, a suburb of Perth Amboy.  Their first son was born in 1923, and in the 1930 U.S. census, they were living on Maxwell Avenue in Woodbridge.  The Perth Amboy City Directory lists them at this address from 1927 through 1930.  In 1931 through 1935, the directory lists them at 218 Gordon, Perth Amboy, which is the house Helen lived in as a teenager.  Their second son was born in 1933.  By 1935, they were living at 159 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy.  In the 1940 U.S.census, the value of their house was $11,000.  Hans was making $3,500. yearly as a chemist for a vasaline manufacturer.

Hans was active in civic affairs.  Upon his death in 1955, the Perth Amboy Evening News reported that "[Hans] was a past president of the Perth Amboy Rotary Club, a past president of the Perth Amboy Industrial Association, a past president of the Raritan Council of the Boy Scouts of America, vice president and budget committee member of the Community Chest, a former member of the board of directors of the YMCA, a member of the city Air Pollution Committee, a former member of the board of directors of the Visiting Nurses' Association and a former member of the board of the Perth Amboy General Hospital".  He was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

Hans collasped unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 61 while attending a testimonial dinner on 12 Feb 1955.  He died a short time later at the Perth Amboy General Hospital.  From 1946 to the time of his death, he was the general superintendant of the local plant of the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company, located at 164 Sheridan, Perth Amboy.  It manufactured vasaline.  At the time of his death, Hans and his wife Helen still lived at 159 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy.

Services were held at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, 16 Feb 1955.  Hans is buried in the New Calvary Cemetery, Parlin, New Jersey.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social} Rotary Club
Baptism Date} Exa 17 Dec 1893 Place} St. Stephan's Danish Lutheran Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Hans Johansen
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school         or Top 2 Degrees} Pratt Institute
Military: Service} None                          for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Heart attack
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 24 May 2014
Date Created}  17 Apr 1993
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