|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||
|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|
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.|
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
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|
|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}|
Cause of Death} Heart attack
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