Individual Record 2763

Name}   Grambo, Lorentz Christopher Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam 20 Oct 1894 Place} Horten, Norway
Marr.: Date} Cir 1921 Place}     ,     , New Jersey     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa Oct 1979 Place} Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey
Burial: Date} Aft Oct 1979 Place}  
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1} 994 = Passenger ls
Source 2} 1007=1920 USA cen
Source 3} 1008=1930 USA cen
Source 4} 1510=1940 USA cen
Source 5} 891 = Military rec
Source 6} 999 = S.S. record
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Parents: } Parents not traced
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 428 = Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey
      Occupation 1} Machinist/mechanic
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:   Prime} Pearson, Ida Wilhelmina
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Lorentz was born in Horten, Norway; his parents are unknown.  On 28 Mar 1914, he sailed from Bergen on the S.S. Bergensfjord, arriving in the Port of New York on 9 Apr 1914.  He settled in Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey.  In the 1920 U.S. census, Lorentz is found boarding in the home of Elsie Mitchell, a widow who had a young daughter, and other boarders.  He was a machinist for the railroad.

About 1921, Lorentz married Ida Wilhelmina Pearson, whose parents had immigrated from Sweden.  Their son Lawrence was born 30 Jul 1923 in Kearny.  In the 1930 U.S. census, the family was living at 12 Schuyler Court in Kearny.  Lorentz was working as a machinist in the celluloid industry.  This probably meant he was working for DuPont, which was located on Schuyler Avenue in Kearny.

In the 1940 U.S. census, the family was still living at Schulyer (Avenue).  Lorentz was a machinist foreman in the Celluloid industry, and had earned $1,800, the previous year.  He had completed 6th grade, and was a naturalized citizen.  Their son Lawrence graduated from Kearny High School in 1941.

Lorentz registered for the World War II draft on 26 Apr 1942.  This was the Fourth registration, called the "old man's registration", for men between the ages of 45 and 64 years old.  He and Ida still lived at 12 Schuyler Court, and he was employed by E.I. DuPont.  He was described as 5'9" tall, 178 lbs., with blue eyes, blond hair, and a ruddy complexion.

Lorentz died in October 1979 in Kearny, New Jersey.  It is not known where he is buried.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}    
Confirm. Date}   Photos} None
Immigr'n Date} Exa 9 Apr 1914 Port} New York
Education: Grade} 6th grade             or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
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Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   9 Dec 2013
Date Created}  25 Apr 2010
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