From the pages of
The Morning Post
Camden, N.J. Saturday February 7, 1942
Nicholas Hetz, 23, of 690 Ferry Avenue, one of the missing crew members of
the India Arrow, torpedoed tanker, was on the ship for only a week, his
parents said last night.
NICHOLAS HETZ was the fourth of six children born to John and Catherine Hetz, who emigrated from Russian Poland in 1908. Born in 1877, John Hetz was a tanner, and worked in Camden's then flourishing leather industry. The Hetz's first stop was in Delaware, daughter Mary born there in 1908, and son Michael in 1910. By 1914 the family was in New Jersey as son John was born, and Nicholas came along in 1918. Stephen Hetz was born in 1921, and Agnes was born in 1923. At the time of the 1930 census, the family was living at 690 Ferry Avenue, Michael was working as a clerk in a store, and Mary was employed in a cigar factory. John Hetz later worked for the Camden City highway department.
Nicholas Hetz was survived by his parents, brothers Michael and John, sisters Mary and Agnes, uncles Felix Hetz of Camden and Nicholas Hetz of Wilmington DE, and aunts Mrs. Mary Butnik of Baltimore MD and Mrs. Anna Starobrenski of Camden. His father passed away on December 2, 1948, Mrs. Hetz having preceded him in death.
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