CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
1197 Lansdowne Avenue
Matthew Derengowski and family were living at 1197 Lansdowne Avenue when the census was taken in April of 1930. Matthew was then working as a hardwood floor scraper. Matthew Derengowski's daughter Stella married Roy Briggs in 1938. The young couple lived in Hainesport, New Jersey with Roy Briggs's family before returning to Camden. By 1942 the Briggs and Derengowski's were operating a bar at 1197 Landowne Avenue know as Briggs Cafe. Sadly, both Matthew Derengowski and Roy Briggs had passed away by the time the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled.
The 1947 Directory indicates that the bar was owned by Mrs. Mary Derengowski, the widow of Matthew Derengowski. She operated the tavern with her daughter, Mrs. Stella Briggs, the widow of Roy Briggs.
Courier-Post - November 21, 1947
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Cafe - Angelino
Martelli - Lansdowne
Avenue - Mary
Charles Beyer - Dominic Maione - Stella Briggs - South 5th Street
South 8th Street - Gustav Koerner - John Trout - Milton E. Cahill
William Schultz - Joseph J. Lesniewski - William Szymborski - Louis Street
Mount Vernon Street - James Caputi - William Prucella - John V. Wilkie
Joseph Gimello - Washington Street
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