Individual Record 2760

Name}   Hoyer, Waldemar L. Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa 31 Mar 1869 Place} Copenhagen,     , Denmark
Marr.: Date} Cir 1894 Place}     ,     , Denmark     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 1942 Place}     ,     , New Jersey
Burial: Date} Cir 1942 Place} Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, Middlesex, New Jersey
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 902 = Passenger ls
Source 2} 995 = 1900 USA cen
Source 3} 996 = 1910 USA cen
Source 4} 2053=City directory
Source 5} 997 = 1920 USA cen
Source 6} 991 = Passport app
Source 7} 994 = Passenger ls
Source 8} 1002=1930 USA cen
Source 9} 963 = Cemetery rec
Source 10}  
Parents: } Peter Christian Hoyer & Unknown
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 424 = Matawan Twp., Monmouth, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Terra cotta fitter
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Holst, Elna Aguste
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Waldemar L. Hoyer was born 31 Mar 1869 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  From his passport application we know that his father was Peter Christian Hoyer.  Waldemar married Elna A.C. Holst about 1894 in Denmark.  They traveled to the United States aboard the S.S. Dania, leaving Hamburg, Germany, on 9 Dec 1894, and arriving in the Port of New York on 24 Dec 1894.  They had nine pieces of luggage, and settled in New Jersey.

In the 1900 U.S. census, the family was living on Little Street in the Matawan Borough, Monmouth, New Jersey.  Waldemar was a terra cotta fitter.  They had two sons, Cai, age four years, and Waldemar R., age three months.  They moved to Perth Amboy, Middlesex, where their son Edgar was born in 1902.  Their son Cai may have died before 1904 as there is no more mention of him.

In 1904, the family was living at 165 Elm Street, Perth Amboy, when Elna took Waldemar R. and Edgar, ages 4 and 2 years to Denmark.  They returned to the Port of New York on 30 Nov 1904, sailing on the S.S. Hellig Olav.

In the 1910 U.S. census, Waldemar was still a fitter in a terra cotta plant.  The family was living at 378 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy, which became their family home.  They are listed at this address in the Perth Amboy, NJ, City Directory from 1915 through 1945.  On 9 Jan 1918, Waldemar (and his wife) became naturalized citizens in the Middlesex County Court.  [In 1910, the census had perhaps mistakenly listed Waldemar as naturalized.]  In the 1920 U.S. census, Waldemar was now listed as a foreman at the terra cotta plant.

In 1923, Waldemar (and Elna) applied for a U.S. Passport.  He was described as being 54 years of age, 5 feet, 6½ inches tall, with a high forehead, blue eyes, regular nose, medium mouth, mixed gray hair, fair complexion, and a round face.  Of interest is the fact that Hans Nielsen Miller, the father of Nellie Miller who married their son Waldemar, was the person who attested to the Hoyers being the persons described in their naturalization documents.

The Waldemar and Elna sailed from the Port of New York on the S.S. Frederik VIII on 22 May 1923 to visit their relatives in Denmark.  They returned by way of Southampton on the S.S. Majestic on 1 Aug 1923.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Waldemar and Elna were now living alone in their home.  They are not found in the 1940 U.S. census.  Waldemar died in 1942, and is buried in the Alpine Cemetery, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Passport Application & Photo
Immigr'n Date} Exa 24 Dec 1894 Port} New York
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   4 Jul 2018
Date Created}  13 Apr 2010
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