LEVERING MINISTER was born on October 13, 1892 at 129 Main Street in Camden, New Jersey to Robert Minister and his wife, the former Ida M. Norris. He was delivered by Doctor H.F. Palm, who lived at North 2nd Street, just across the railroad tracks that ran up the center of Main Street.

Levering Minister served in the United States Navy as a cola passer at some point in the late 1900s or early 1910s. 

When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, Levering Minister was married with two children, and living at 926 Elm Street in North Camden. He was working in Philadelphia as a pipe fitter.

Levering Minister was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on January 1, 1918. He resigned on July 15, 1918. The Department experienced a great amount of turnover in 1917 and 1918 due to men leaving to take better paying jobs in defense-related industries, primarily at the shipyards.

The 1918-1919 City Directory show him living with his wife Bessie at 513 Borton Street in North Camden. 

The Ministers later moved to Atco, New Jersey. When he registered for the draft in the sring of 1942, Levering Minister was working in Camden at the R.M. Hollingshead Company at South 16th Street and Mickle Street 

Levering Minister passed away in Florida away on February 23, 1970.

Birth Certificate

World War I Draft Card

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 17, 1918

Joseph Carr
S. Conrad Ott
Levering Minister
Engine Company 4
William Michalak
Liberty Street


World War II Draft Card