Paterson, New Jersey, USA - View of the Passaic Falls, at Paterson. (1844)
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

View of the Passaic Falls, at Paterson. (1844)
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Paterson, New Jersey, USA - Main Street (1910)
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

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Paterson, New Jersey, USA - Hotel Manhattan
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

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Paterson, New Jersey, USA - Passaic Falls and Chasm Bridge, Paterson, N.J.
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Passaic Falls and Chasm Bridge, Paterson, N.J.
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Paterson, New Jersey, USA
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Where is Paterson, New Jersey, USA? 

Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA
The City of Paterson, located on the Passaic River in New Jersey was once one of the mightiest industrial cities of the United States. It has a rich history as the Nation's first planned industrial city, as well as containing some of the country's oldest textile mills and businesses.

In 1792, Alexander Hamilton formed an investment group called the Society of Useful Manufactures (the "SUM") whose funds would be used to develop a planned industrial city in the United States that was later to become Paterson...www.patersonhistory.com/


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1791 - Alexander Hamilton built country's first planned industrial city in Paterson

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1814 - The first church incorporated in Paterson was the 1st Presbyterian church, in 1814.

HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY by JOHN W. BARBER and HENRY HOWE, 1844
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1835 - Colt firearms begins production in Paterson

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1844 - Paterson
Paterson was formed from Acquackanock in 1831. Its population in 1840 was 7,598. The village of Paterson, the seat of justice for Passaic county, is on the Passaic river, 13 miles N. or Newark, and 17 from New York. The town plot lies partly on both sides of the river, and covers 36 square miles....Read MORE...


News  1869 - Great Fire in Paterson.
Mr. Michael Morris's warehouse, Paterson, and adjacent buildings were burned on Monday. The warehouse owned by Mr. Morris was used as a waste house. - The flames communicated with the Murray Mill, a superb brick building on Mill street, owned by Messrs. John Ryle & Co., as a silk manufactory. Day & ...Read MORE...


News  1873 - Explosion
Lat night, a patent gas machine at Danforth locomotive works, Paterson, N. J., was exploded by a watchman approaching too near it with a lantern. Two watchmen were seriously, and one dangerously burned.

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July 8, 1873
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News  1880 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in PATERSON, N. J.
PATERSON, N. J., March 4. - A fire broke out in the oil room of the Danforth locomotive and machine shops, in this city, this morning, about 8 o'clock, the origin of which is unknown, and the locomotive buildings burned consisted of a blacksmith shop for heavy work; the locomotive erection shop,...Read MORE...


News  1896 - ONE KILLED AND A DOZEN INJURED. RESULT OF A RUNAWAY ACCIDENT IN PATERSON, N. J.
Paterson, N. J., May 5. - One child was killed, another probably fatally hurt, and a dozen adults more or less bruised by a frightened team on Main Street, near Market, this morning.

The accident took place during a circus parade while the sidewalks were packed with people. A team attached to a...Read MORE...



News  1902 - PATERSON LAID WASTE BY FIRE - Business Section and a Hundred Dwellings Burned
LOSS ABOUT $8,000,000
Banks, Churches, Hotels, Municipal Buildings, and Newspaper Offices in Ruins
MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED
Police Reinforced by Soldiers and Citizens — No Lives Lost and No One
Seriously Injured Despite Rapidity with Which the Conflagration Spread.

PATTERSON, N.J., Feb. 9 - A ...Read MORE...



News  1902 - HUNDREDS HOMELESS IN PATTERSON FLOOD - Armory Opened and 110 Families Sheltered There
Mrs. Garret A. Hobart at Head of Relief Committee
One Life Lost
Water Starts to Recede

PATTERSON. N. J., March 2 — This city, so recently swept by fire, is now overwhelmed by flood. Three weeks ago, the greater part of its business section was burned out and to-day the quarter occupied by...Read MORE...



News  1903 - TORNADO SWEEPS OVER PATERSON. FOUR ARE KILLED AND MANY HOUSES WRECKED. MISSILES HURT SCORES. SMALL BUILDINGS CARRIED GREAT DISTANCE -- DEVASTATION IN SECTION THAT ESCAPED DAMAGE BY GREAT FIRE AND FLOOD.
Paterson, N.J., July 22 - A dense black cloud, assuming the shape of a cone, and whirling with furious rapidity, loomed up over the top of Garrett Mountain, just southeast of Paterson, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. In less than ten minutes it swept over that section of the city known as South...Read MORE...


1906
Paterson, capital of Passaic co., N.J., and the third oity of the state in population and manufactures, is situ ated on the right bank of the Passaic River, 12 miles N. of Newark and 17 miles NW. of New York, on the Erie, tho New York, Susquehanna and Western and the Lackawanna Rs. It is connected...Read MORE...


News  1920 - HOTEL DESTROYED BY EARLY MORNING FIRE.
Paterson, N. J., May 24. - Fire early today gutted the Manhattan Hotel, a four-story brick structure in the business district of this city. Lives of 50 guests on the upper floors were saved when they jumped into a life net spread by firemen and police. Three persons who jumped from the third story...Read MORE...


1940 - October 30 - Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey.

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1964 - August 11 - Race riot in Paterson NJ

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Aycrigg
America/USA  Charles Benjamin Aycrigg (22 September 1889, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - 24 October 1976, Winter Park, Florida, USA) gravestone

Donnavan
America/USA  Patterson T. Donnavan (1819, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - 1 November 1865, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Frantz
America/USA  Amelia Frantz (6 June 1895, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - , )
America/USA  Annie Frantz (10 November 1899, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - , )
America/USA  Jennie Frantz (7 May 1894, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - bef. 1900?, )
America/USA  Lillian M Frantz (17 February 1906, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - 16 March 2006, West Milford, New Jersey, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Louise Frantz (26 September 1898, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - bef. 1910?, )
America/USA  Rose Frantz (31 January 1893, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - , )

Stolz
America/USA  Ida Marie Stolz (06 March 1877, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - 27 February 1924, Orlando, Florida, USA)

Wheeler
America/USA  Ida Ruth Wheeler (1837, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - 24 October 1876, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

Whyte
America/USA  Jennie Whyte (1841, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - 27 July 1859, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)

Zester
America/USA  Beverly Ann Zester (15 June 1937, Paterson, New Jersey, USA - 5 October 2013, West Milford, New Jersey, USA)
 


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1831
James Swin (abt. 1810 - 7 November 1879) & Margaret (Olive) Ackerman (6 January 1806 - 18 June 1892)
married 3 July 1831

1893
Joseph Frantz (30 July 1864 - abt. 1942) & Mary Horn (December 1865 - 1909)
married 29 April 1893
 




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