World War I Honor Roll

Albert Jean Pierre Atger

Private, U.S. Army

Battery A,
45th Artillery Regiment

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: November 27, 1918
Buried at: Harleigh Cemetary
                  Haddon Avenue, 
                  Camden, NJ

Albert Atger
lived with his family
in this home
154 North 25th Street
Camden NJ

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PRIVATE ALBERT JEAN PIERRE ATGER was born on December 18, 1896 in Philadelphia PA. He was the son of Gaston Paul Emil Atger & Marie Louise Doriot Atger. His father had emigrated from Nimes, France via New York. Eventually Gaston Atger made his way to Philadelphia PA, where he met Mme. Doriot, who had come to Philadelphia at age 21 from  Montbeliard, Juras, France. Gaston & Marie married in Philadelphia in July of 1890. The Atgers came to Camden NJ around 1911. They moved into a rental property at 2038 High Street. They moved to another rental in the 2600 block of High Street, before finally moving into a newly constructed home at 154 North 25th Street, prior to 1915. Albert Atger attended the Thomas Dudley School on 23rd Street in East Camden. After he left school, Albert Atger worked as laborer in the Camden area, according to the 1916 Camden city directory. 

Albert Atger enlisted May 31, 1918 in the cavalry and on June 1, was sent to Camp Stanley, near Galena TX for training in Troop G, 305th Cavalry. Brother Maurice Atger also served. Albert Atger was later transferred to the Battery A of the 45th Artillery. A victim of the influenza epidemic of 1918, he was sent to the Base Hospital at Fort Sam Houston TX. He died there on November 25, 1918, from pneumonia. 

He was survived by his parents, two brothers, Paul and Maurice Atger, and four sisters, Marguerite, Lauraine, Marie and Delphine Atger, all of 154 North 25th Street, Camden NJ. A nephew was born in 1928, who bore his name.

Albert Atger was brought home to Camden NJ. He rests at Harleigh Cemetery, on Haddon Avenue, Camden NJ, with his parents, brother Maurice, and sister Marguerite Atger Thompson.

Wedding picture
Gaston Paul Emile Atger
Marie Louise Doriot

Married in Philadelphia
July 26, 1890 

World War I Draft Card - Maurice Albert Atger
World War I Draft Card - Paul Gaston Atger

Albert, Maurice, & Paul Atger

1917 or early 1918

Photo taken on the side of the Atger home at 154 North 25th Street. St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church is at the rear of the picture.

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Lauraine Atger

St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
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Gaston Paul Emile Atger
Marie Louise Atger

circa 1920

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