Engine Company No. 5
(Hiawatha)

<1838>-<1860>: 106 Market Street
<1871>-<1874>: 36 Prospect Street
<1898>-1907: 56 Prospect Street
1908 - Present: 65 Congress Street

Images

~1910

Newspaper Articles:

June 10, 1893 - Firemen Changed Around

From Reports of City Officers of the City Of Newark NJ 1905: Engine placed in service January 28th, 1901. Combination Chemical Engine and Hose Wagon placed in service November 4th, 1901. Engine is a second size Amoskeag Engine (three-horse hitch), in good condition, with Champion Double Tank 35 gallon Combination Chemical Engine and Hose Wagon, in good condition. Engine and Wagon equipped with rubber tires.

From 1920 Board of Commissioner's Manual: Engine placed in service January 8th, 1896. Wagon placed in service November 4th, 1901. Engine is an extra first-sized La France three-horse hitch. Two-horse single 60 gallon tank Champion Babcock Chemical Engine and hose wagon. Both apparatus in good condition and equipped with rubber tires.

From 1921 Board of Commissioner's Manual: Engine placed in service January 8th, 1896. Wagon placed in service November 4th, 1901. Engine is an extra first-sized La France three-horse hitch. Two-horse single 60 gallon tank Champion Babcock Chemical Engine and hose wagon. Both apparatus in good condition and equipped with rubber tires.

Roster for 1873

Name Job Occupation Residence
Morris C. Crane Foreman Home Maker 11 Oak Street
Albert D. Dower Assistant Carpenter 146 Congress Street
Samuel C. Shipman Engineer Engineer 36 Prospect Street
Asa C. Mott Driver Driver 36 Prospect Street
Daniel McGee Driver Driver Hose Cart 36 Prospect Street
Smith B. Crane Fireman Home Maker 30 Ferry Street
William H. Courter Fireman Bill Poster 26 Ferry Street
Phietus Silsby Fireman Silver Plater 129 Jefferson Street
James Lee Fireman Harness Maker 56 Madison Street
Jonas M. Stansberry Fireman Carpenter 165 River Street
Henry Stivers Fireman Packer 77 Union Street
Thomas Leffingwell, Jr. Fireman Engineer 40 Congress Street
Charles S. Pell Fireman Huckster 91 Commerce Street
George M. Redding Fireman Harness Maker 134 Lafayette Street
William Jacobus Fireman Carpenter 99 Jefferson Street

 

Rosters

Job 1898 1899 1900 1902 1903
Captain M. P. A. McDermit M. P. A. McDermit M. P. A. McDermit Walter Harrison Walter Harrison
Lieutenant     Benjamin Birch Jr. Benjamin Birch Jr. Benjamin Birch Jr.
Engineer Charles H. Green Charles H. Green Charles H. Green Charles H. Green Charles H. Green
Fireman Benjamin Birch Jr. Benjamin Birch Jr.   George H. Smith George Sinnott
Fireman Asa C. Mott Asa C. Mott John J. Schaeffer John J. Schaeffer John J. Schaeffer
Fireman Frank A. Townley Frank A. Townley Frank A. Townley Frank A. Townley Frank A. Townley
Fireman M. T. Quigley M. T. Quigley Charles B. Vandegrift Charles B. Vandegrift Charles B. Vandegrift
Fireman John H. Bessenger Michael J. Gordon Michael J. Gordon Francis J. Donnelly Francis J. Donnelly
Fireman John Towey John Towey John Towey William F. Gartland John Mensinger
Fireman F. William Proschour Thomas Reiley Thomas Reiley Thomas Reiley Philip A. Knox
Fireman       John P. Barrett John P. Barrett
Fireman       Robert A. Dickerson Robert A. Dickerson
Substitute     Peter J. Norton    
Substitute     William F. Gartland    
Substitute     Thomas H. Donahue    

 

Job 1904 1905 1906 1908 1909
Captain Walter Harrison Walter Harrison C. J. Macknett C. J. Macknett C. J. Macknett
Lieutenant Benjamin Birch Jr. Benjamin Birch Jr. Benjamin Birch Jr. Arthur M. Vanderstreet Arthur M. Vanderstreet
Engineer Charles H. Green Charles H. Green Charles H. Green Joseph A. Barrett  
Fireman         Joseph A. Barrett
Fireman John J. Schaeffer John J. Schaeffer John J. Schaeffer Emil Kramer Emil Kramer
Fireman Robert A. Dickerson Ernst Pfeifer Ernst Pfeifer Geroge J. Rettig Geroge J. Rettig
Fireman John Mensinger John Mensinger John Mensinger Charles R. Bartlett Henry Kappel
Fireman John P. Barrett John P. Barrett John P. Barrett John P. Barrett John P. Barrett
Fireman Joseph A. Gartland Joseph A. Gartland Joseph A. Gartland Joseph A. Gartland Joseph A. Gartland
Fireman Lewis Moon George Needham George Needham George Needham George Needham
Fireman John Heger John H. Heger Peter J. McKiernan Edward Englert Leslie Van Hise
Fireman       John J. Schoemer John J. Schoemer
Fireman       Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth

 

Job 1910 1911 1914 1915 1916
Captain C. J. Macknett C. J. Macknett C. J. Macknett C. J. Macknett Ernest Ludwig
Lieutenant Jacob Ash Jacob Ash Edgar A. Young Edgar A. Young John J. Schoemer
Fireman George Needham George Needham George Needham George Needham George Needham
Fireman Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth
Fireman Emil Kramer Emil Kramer Leslie Van Hise Leslie Van Hise Leslie Van Hise
Fireman Leslie Van Hise William H. Pohle Jr. William H. Pohle Jr. William H. Pohle Jr. William H. Pohle, Jr.
Fireman Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole
Fireman Geroge J. Rettig Geroge J. Rettig Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald
Fireman Joseph A. Gartland Fred. Kramer John T. Kinney John T. Kinney John T. Kinney
Fireman John J. Schoemer John J. Schoemer Samuel Lomax John J. Wagner John J. Wagner
Fireman Edward Englert Albert Shields George H. Hebermehl Frank A. Gargan Frank A. Gargan
Fireman       Adolph W. Heinrichs Adolph W. Heinrichs
Fireman       Michael P. Gann Jr. John H. Schoebel

 

Job 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921
Captain Ernest Ludwig Ernest Ludwig Philip A. O'Neill William H. Netschert William H. Netschert
Captain     John J. Schoemer Peter Kiernan Peter Kiernan
Lieutenant John J. Schoemer John J. Schoemer      
Fireman George Needham George Needham Charles Bauer Charles Bauer Charles Bauer
Fireman Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth Ignatius Roth
Fireman Leslie Van Hise Leslie Van Hise Leslie Van Hise Leslie Van Hise Leslie Van Hise
Fireman Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole Harry A. Poole
Fireman Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald
Fireman John J. Wagner John J. Wagner John J. Wagner John J. Wagner John J. Wagner
Fireman Frank A. Gargan Frank A. Gargan Frank A. Gargan Frank A. Gargan Frank A. Gargan
Fireman Adolph W. Heinrichs Adolph W. Heinrichs Adolph W. Heinrichs Adolph W. Heinrichs Adolph W. Heinrichs
Fireman John H. Schoebel John H. Schoebel John H. Schoebel John H. Schoebel John H. Schoebel
Fireman Henry A.Schuler Michael J. Foster Henry R. Satzger Henry R. Satzger Henry R. Satzger
Fireman John J. J. Moran John Reh Jr. John Reh Jr. John Reh Jr. John Reh Jr.
Fireman   Peter C. Beil Peter C. Beil Peter C. Beil Peter C. Beil
Fireman   Francis E. McCoy Francis E. McCoy Francis E. McCoy Francis E. McCoy
Fireman   William F. Magnusson William F. Magnusson William F. Magnusson William F. Magnusson
Fireman       John J. J. Moran John J. J. Moran
Fireman       James H. Brown James H. Brown

 

Job 1923        
Captain Peter Kiernan        
Captain William Ryan        
Fireman Leslie Van Hise        
Fireman John H. Schoebel        
Fireman Frank A. Gargan        
Fireman Adolph W. Heinrichs        
Fireman John Reh Jr.        
Fireman Francis E. McCoy        
Fireman William F. Magnusson        
Fireman Henry R. Satzger        
Fireman John J. J. Moran        
Fireman James H. Brown        
Fireman Joseph F. Cahill        
Fireman William H. Lauer        
Fireman Fergus J. Farley        
Fireman Albert Drucker        
Fireman Louis Kappel        
Fireman Hubert J. Shields