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Herman Blanck was born in Hoboken on June 26, 1877, the son of Henry Blanck and Melosine Erxmeyer.


Herman Blank of Hoboken, born on June 26, 1877 in Hoboken, the son of Heinrich and Wilhelmina, nee, Erxmeyer was married on June 15 of 1899 to Caroline "Willot" of Hoboken, born August 8, 1878 in Liedau, the daughter of Phil. and Emilie, nee, Henn. Witnesses were Fred August Hoppe and Marie Lolwazwalder (?). (German Evangelical Church Records)


  1. Melosine born 1902

    Melusine Friderike Wilhelemina Blanck. 621 Willow born 17 June 1902 in Hoboken to Herman and Caroline born "Wiloth", godparents Freidr "Wiloth" and Wilhelmina Reuter (German Evangelical Church - Dutch Reform, Hoboken)

    (Note: Wilhelmina Reuter was Hermann's sister. See Minnie Blanck Reuter)

  2. Herman, Jr.

    • Civil Record: Herman Blanck born on December 24, 1909 at 710 Willow Street in Hoboken, son of Herman Blanck, carpenter (New Jersey State Records)
    • Church Record: Herm. John Fredrick Blanck was born December 24, 1909 in Hoboken and baptized on July 5, 1910. Son of Herm. and Caroline, nee, Wiloth. Sp. Frida Kohler and Sophia Wiloth (German Evangelical Church Records)

    With his parents in the 1920 and 1930 census.

    Marriage: Alice

    1940 Census: Weehawken Palisade ave., Blanck, Herman, Jr., head age 30, born NJ, warehouse man Im- coffee, Wife alice age 24 born Penn., Im- coffee packer. Residence for Alice Blanck in 1935 Lord Valley, Pike Co., Penn.

    Alice F Blanck Residence Year: 1949 Street Address: 651 McBride av Residence Place: West Paterson, New Jersey Spouse: Herman J Blanck Publication Title: West Paterson, New Jersey, City Directory, 1949

    Alice F Blanck Residence Year: 1957 Street Address: 1 117 Newby av WP Residence Place: Paterson, New Jersey Spouse: Herman J Blanck Publication Title: Paterson, New Jersey, City Directory, 1957

    Death: Herman Blanck, born December 24, 1909, died Aug 1987, in zip code 18428 Hawley Wayne County, Pa, SS#142-05-4866, issued in NJ (SSDI).

    Herman Blanck, Birth Date: 24 Dec 1909, Age at Death: 77, Death Date: 16 Aug 1987, Rockelein Perry Cemetery, Blooming Grove (Pike County), Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA

    Also Alice Blanck (1915-1991) b. Jul. 2, 1915 d. Mar. 7, 1991 - Alice F. Blanck SSN: 152-09-6162 Born: 2 Jul 1915 Died: Mar 1991 State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

    Note Switchboard does not show any Blancks at that address. However there is a "Robert Blank".


Hermann Blanck, confirmation, 43 Willow street, 10 Apr 1892 Hoboken, New Jersey, USA German Reformed Church

1900 Census

Herman Blanck was listed at 414 Grand Avenue, Hoboken as follows:

  • Herman, head, born in June 1877, married, 1 year, age 22, born in New Jersey, occupation, carpenter.
  • Caroline, wife, born August 1878, age 21, born in Germany.

The 1910 Federal Census

Herman Blanck and family were listed at 413 Willow Ave., Hoboken as follows:

  • Herman, head, age 33 married 11 years, born in New Jersey, occupation, house carpenter.
  • Carrie, wife, age 33, mother of two children, two living, born in Germany.
  • Melosine, daughter, age 8, born in New Jersey.
  • Herman, son, age 4 months, born in New Jersey.

The 1915 New Jersey State Census

The 1915 census in New Jersey lists the family of Herman Blanck renting at 107 Willow Street, Hoboken as follows:

  • Herman, June 1878, age 37, born New Jersey, carpenter
  • Carrie, August 1878, age 37, born Germany
  • Melasena , June 1902, age 11, born New Jersey
  • Herman Jr., December 1909, age 5, born New Jersey

Herman was in the same building as his brother, Louie Blanck

Herman Blanck, 1917 Draft Registration

The draft registration of 1917 lists Herman Blanck, living at 134 Highwood Terrace in Weehawken, born June 26, 1877, age 41, carpenter, Wm. Ha???nell at 520 Clifton Street, Hoboken, wife Carrie Blanck. Physical description, tall, medium build, gray eyes, brown hair.

1920 Federal Census

Herman Blanck and family were listed at 134 Highwood Terrace in Weehawken, New Jersey as follows:

  • Herman, head, age 43, can't read the rest.
  • Carrie, wife, age 42, can't read the rest.
  • Melusine, daughter, age 17, can't read the rest.
  • Herman, son, can't read the rest.

1930 Federal Census

Herman Blanck and family were listed at 134 Highwood Terrace in Weehawken, New Jersey as follows:

  • Herman, head, age 54, renting (can't read amount), born in New Jersey, carpenter, building
  • Caroline, wife, age 54, born in Germany, immigrated 1887 (?), naturalized, janitress, apartment
  • Herman, son, age, 31, born in New Jersey, chauffeur, grocery store.

1940 Census

Weehawken, Hudson, New Jersey Highwood Terrace, Herman Blank, 62, carpenter WPA construction, Carrie wife 62, born Germany, janitress apartment house


Herman John Blanck 95 Highwood Terrace, Weehawken, Hudson, New Jersey, age 64, born Hoboken, June 26, 1877, Mrs Carrie Blanck, 95 Highwood Terrace Weehawken unemployed.

(Note: 95 Highwood Terrace was/is and apartment house.


Herman - unknown - after 1942

Caroline - unknown - after 1940

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