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Ferdinand Charles Mager

Ferdinand Charles Mager

Male 1898 - 1972  (73 years)

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  • Name Ferdinand Charles Mager 
    Born 19 Dec 1898  Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 29 Dec 1898  Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 528 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name Ferd, Uncle Fat 
    Residence 13 Jun 1900  102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 20 Apr 1910  102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 12 Sep 1918  281 Washington St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cable Tester Helper, N.Y. Telephone 
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  614 - 18th Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 14 Jan 1920  [5
    Ground Man, Telephone Co. 
    Residence 14 Jan 1920  146 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1930  [6
    Clerk, Warehouse 
    Residence 1930  168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 9 Apr 1930  168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 9 Apr 1940  [7
    Grocery Clerk, Retail Grocery Chain 
    Reference Number PERS153 
    _HEIG Short  [2
    _WEIG Medium  [2
    Died May 1972  Maplewood, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I153  Zellner Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2019 

    Father Valerian Mager,   b. 13 Apr 1862, Zepfenhan, Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1913, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anna Marie Steets,   b. 8 Apr 1863, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1941, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Jan 1886  Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 528 Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10, 11
    Reference Number MARR188 
    Documents
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    Essex, Newark, Ward 3, P. 75, Valerian Mager Family
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    1895 New Jersey State Census
    Essex, Newark, Ward 3, P. 76, Mager & Steets Families
    1900 U.S. Census
    1900 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED24, P16A-B, Valerian Mager and Jacob Steets Families (1 of 2)
    1900 U.S. Census
    1900 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED24, P16A-B, Valerian Mager and Jacob Steets Families (2 of 2)
    1910 U.S. Census
    1910 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED17, P12-B, Valerian Mager Family
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1920 U.S. Census
    1920 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED119, P. 22-A, Anna Steets Mager Family
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1898 - Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 13 Jun 1900 - 102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 20 Apr 1910 - 102 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cable Tester Helper, N.Y. Telephone - 12 Sep 1918 - 281 Washington St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Sep 1918 - 614 - 18th Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Jan 1920 - 146 West St., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - 168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Apr 1930 - 168 Seymour Ave., Newark, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1972 - Maplewood, Essex, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1907 First Generation of Magers in America
    1907 First Generation of Magers in America
    Valerian Mager, Anna Steets & Children
    Ferd Mager & George Zellner Sr.
    Ferd Mager & George Zellner Sr.
    Zellners & Magers
    Zellners & Magers
    Gertie, Jotty & Ferd Mager
    Gertie, Jotty & Ferd Mager
    Zellners & Magers
    Zellners & Magers
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Magers & In-laws
    Magers & In-laws
    Tom & Ferd Mager First Communion
    Tom & Ferd Mager First Communion
    Photo: H. Schumacher, 14 West St.

    Documents
    Babe Ruth's Autograph
    Babe Ruth's Autograph
    George Zellner Jr.'s Uncled Ferd Mager got Babe Ruth's autograph on Aunt Elsie Zellner Strack's adoptive mother's calling card at a Yankees game one day. He gave it to young Georgie, who carried it in his wallet for the rest of his life.
    1930 U.S. Census
    1930 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, E.D. 7-290, P. 5-B, George Zellner Sr. Family & Magers
    WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card
    WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card
    1918-09-12 Ferdinand Mager
    1940 U.S. Census
    1940 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, ED25-521, P2B-3A, George Zellner Sr. Family & Mager In-Laws (1 of 2)
    1940 U.S. Census
    1940 U.S. Census
    NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, ED25-521, P2B-3A, George Zellner Sr. Family & Mager In-Laws (2 of 2)

    Videos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Notes 
    • Recollections from family members solicited and compiled by Terese Schirmer Piccoli, organized and transcribed by Anne Marie Zellner:

      Sr Loretta Schirmer (Bernie):

      Generous, good to us children, but a bit on the crude side, loud, liked his beer and food, enjoyed parties, always present at them -- weddings, First Communions etc.

      I didn’t have any contact with him after I left for the convent. I think he worked for Uncle Tom at the A&P warehouse.

      Joan (Zellner) Scheuermann:

      A feisty fellow, he was an egg-packer for the A&P Tea Co for as long as I can remember. He liked to listen to the baseball games and the “fights” on the radio. He also never married, was happy at home with Grandma, Aunt Jotty and Uncle Charlie. He took over looking after my brother when Uncle Charlie died (1942) but by then, George was 10 years old and didn’t need too much looking after.

      Ferd liked to go on vacation -- on bus trips -- several times to St. Anne de Beaupre. In his later years he was a diabetic like his mother and several siblings. He had a leg amputated and finished his life in a nursing home in Union, NJ.

      Just as a point of information, during WWII, a Mager was a POW at a camp in Maryland. A letter from his chaplain was sent to the Mager family on Seymour Ave. Since Grandma and Uncle Charlie were deceased, Ferd took it upon himself to respond. Apparently the young soldier needed essential health and grooming articles (and of course, food). So Ferd sent whatever was requested plus candy bars and other goodies. This must have been 1943-44. Someone in the house must have been in contact with the relatives in Germany, but I don’t remember who it was.

      Anne Marie (“Clockie” Schirmer) Cuff:

      Pleasant, ruddy-faced. We called him Uncle “Fat” when indeed, I think Charlie was heavier. Not too much here, nice man, simple, but I’m not sure I knew that then. Good natured kidder who seemed to enjoy us and being part of the larger family.

      Mary Agnes (“Sis” Schirmer) Schoenberger:

      Somehow I think of him as living with Grandma and Jotty and Charlie, but not having any special or outstanding qualities. A good guy, but unimpressive.

      Fr. Martin Mager OSB (Joe Mager)

      Ferd, I recall as being more sedentary. He loved, occasionally, to go to NY and take the Day Liner around Manhattan Island or run up the Hudson to Poughkeepsie and my cousin Georgie and I would be his guests. Georgie was George Zellner, Anna Mager’s son. We were both little kids at the time… and of course… NO GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!! It was a guy thing.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S168] Parish Register of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark, New Jersey.

    2. [S217] WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card.

    3. [S9] 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T623, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED24, P16 A-B.

    4. [S11] 1910 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T624, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED17, P12-B.

    5. [S14] 1920 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T625, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 3, ED119, P22-A.

    6. [S15] 1930 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T626, NJ, Essex, Newark, Ward 16, ED7-290, P5-B.

    7. [S481] 1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule; NARA Microfilm Publication T627, Roll 2428; Ward 16, Newark, Newark City, Essex, New Jersey, United States; enumeration district (ED) 25-521, sheet 2B-3A.

    8. [S194] U.S. Social Security Death Index.

    9. [S55] Das Mager-Buch: Geschichte einer Familie aus vier Jahrhunderten, Dr. Edwart Mager, (Location: Freiburg im Breisgau; Date: 1935;), 193.

    10. [S130] Marriage Register of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Newark, NJ, January 1858 - December 1888, 131.

    11. [S266] New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985.