MARTIN "MARTY" SEGAL was a major part of Camden's public life for almost first years, first as a tavern owner, and in politics and government for thirty years, the last fifteen as the Sheriff of Camden County.

Martin Segal and his brother Joseph Siegle got into the bar business in the 1920s. Joseph Seigle's granddaughter, Karen Bender wrote in 2018 "Joseph Seigle was my grandfather..... Since my great grandparents could not spell in English, each was given a different spelling at some point." The brothers' first ventures proved difficult.  In April of 1925 Martin Segal operated a bar at 1504-1506 Federal Street, which was raided twice by Camden police looking for alcohol, which was found. He was raided at that location at least two more times in 1925, but no liquor was found. He was denied a license in 1927. In 1928 he applied for and received a license to operate at 2046 Federal Street. Martin and Joseph operated at that address into 1931. That year they opened up for business at 1990 Federal Street, a property that had been remodeled and turned into a bar by Owen Kernan in 1930. The bar was known as Marty's Tappe House and as The Olde Tappe House.956

Martin Segal took an interest in politics that culminated with his election to the office of Sheriff of Camden County in 1956, a post he was re-elected to four times by overwhelming majorities and from which he retired from in February 

of 1972. After his election as Sheriff, Martin Segal sold his interest in the bar to his brother Joseph Siegle, with the license application for liquor license transfer being submitted at the end of 1956.

Martin Segal was an effective and popular public servant, and was re-elected to the post of Sheriff four times. He retired in 1972 after serving fifteen continuous years as Sheriff. Besides politics and government, Martin Segal was involved in many civic and charitable organizations as well.

Martin Segal passed away on June 10, 1973, survived by his wife, daughter, two grandchildren, and a brother, Matthew Segal.

Camden Courier-Post * September 29, 1930

Martin Segal - Joseph Siegle - Federal Street - Marlton Cafe - South 34th Street

Camden Courier-Post * December 24, 1931

Martin Segal & Joseph Siegle

Camden Courier-Post - Evening Courier - June 4, 1933


A suspect, released a week ago in connection with the $11,000 Camden Radio Condenser Company holdup, was rearrested Saturday and held in $3000 bail on a charge of robbing an East Camden bar.

The accused is Stanley Powell, 26, of 1256 Whitman Avenue, alleged to have stolen, with the help of two other men of unknown identity, a marble machine and 100 cigars from Marty's Olde Tappe Room, operated at 1990 Federal Street by Marty Segal.

Powell pleaded not guilty.

City Detective, George Zeitz testified that he learned that Powell's new expensive car had been seen near the taproom early on Thursday, when the robbery occurred. Zeitz said he obtained this information after Powell had been quizzed and released in the radio firm holdup.

Upon further investigation, Zeitz asserted, he found a witness, Daniel Danter, 1985 Carman Street, who allegedly saw Powell and two other men carrying "something" from the store and loading it in the car. Zeitz, according to Zeitz, identified Powell. Elwood Cox, of 1981 Carman Street, is alleged by Zeitz to ha ve seen Powell's car in that neighborhood on the morning of the robbery, but didn't know any of the men in it. 

Acting Police Judge James Smith fixed the amount of bail.

Camden Courier-Post
December 19, 1956


Camden Courier-Post * June 11, 1973



Camden Courier-Post
June 11, 1973