Truck Company No. 1
(Union Hook & Ladder)

<1838>-<?>: 108 Market Street
<1841>-<1860>: 320 Broad Street
<1871>-<1906>: 823 Broad Street
<1908>-<1940>: 188-190 Mulberry Street

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Newspaper Articles:

June 10, 1893 - Firemen Changed Around

Fire Department Deaths & Causalities:
Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 – Frederick C. Cullen, tillerman, was injured by the upsetting of the truck in turning a corner, whilst responding to an alarm from Box 25, January 19th, caused by a slight fire at No. 638 High Street, 15 days off duty.

From 1920 Board of Commissioner's Manual: Apparatus placed in service October 2, 1913.  American La France, Type 16, Gas-electric-drive, 75 foot Aerial Hook and Ladder Truck.

From 1921 Board of Commissioner's Manual: Apparatus placed in service October 2, 1913.  American La France, Type 16, Gas-electric-drive, 75 foot Aerial Hook and Ladder Truck.

Roster for 1873

Name Job Occupation Residence
Milton Taylor Foreman Carpenter 23 Morton Street
James D. Kelvie Assistant Clerk 823 Broad Street
Robert Kiersteed Driver Driver 823 Broad Street
Frederick C. Callen Tillerman Tillerman 823 Broad Street
Thompson B. Pollard Fireman Carpenter 11 Fair Street
Augustus R. T. Nafey Fireman Carpenter 19 Scrib's Lane
Horace H. Brown Fireman Clerk 47 E. Kinney Street
James P. Benedict Fireman Photographer 53 Fair Street
John A. Harris Fireman Plumber 352 Washington Stret
John L. G. Carrrington Fireman Clerk 1100 Broad Street
R. Heber Brientnall Fireman   21 Breintnall Place
Charles S. Colton Fireman Jeweler 934 Broad Street
Isaac W. Townsend Fireman Carpenter 80 Wilsey Street
J. Frank Hewson Fireman Bookkeeper 18 Fulton Street
George T. Remer Fireman Carpenter 38 Commerce Street
Thomas Gray Fireman Carpenter  
Henry Sauerbier Jr. Fireman tool Manufacturer 823 Broad Street

Rosters

Job  1898  1899  1900  1902  1903
Captain William Exall William Exall William Exall William Exall William Exall
Lieutenant     Edwin A. Crossman Edwin A. Crossman Edwin A. Crossman
Fireman Charles F. Clark Charles F. Clark Charles F. Clark Charles F. Clark Charles F. Clark
Fireman Joseph McCree Joseph McCree Joseph McCree Joseph McCree Joseph McCree
Fireman Wilbert H. Robotham   George M. Sanders George M. Sanders George M. Sanders
Fireman W. Joseph Vesey W. Joseph Vesey   Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender
Fireman Edwin A. Crossman Edwin A. Crossman   Jacob Ash Jacob Ash
Fireman Charles B. Vandergrigt Charles B. Vandergrigt   Adam Rothlien Adam Rothlien
Fireman George W. White George W. White George W. White   James F. Doremus
Fireman William J. Nevitt William J. Nevitt William J. Nevitt   Robert Bernhardt
Fireman Andrew E. Newton Andrew E. Newton Andrew E. Newton    
Fireman Charles G. Dolbier   Charles E. Beebe    
Fireman       William J. Fischer William J. Fischer
Fireman       Michael J. Foster Michael J. Foster
Substitute   Charles E. Beebe Jacob Ash    
Substitute   Alexander Meeker Adam Rothlien    

 

Job 1904  1905  1906  1908  1909
Captain William Exall William Exall William Exall Charles C. Storch Charles C. Storch
Lieutenant Edwin A. Crossman Edwin A. Crossman Edwin A. Crossman Edwin A. Crossman Edwin A. Crossman
Fireman Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender
Fireman Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt
Fireman Howell Putnam Howell Putnam Howell Putnam Howell Putnam Howell Putnam
Fireman George M. Sanders George M. Sanders George M. Sanders George M. Sanders  
Fireman Adam Rothlien Adam Rothlien Adam Rothlien Adam Rothlien  
Fireman William J. Fischer William J. Fischer William J. Fischer   Fred N. Eggleston
Fireman Charles F. Clark Charles F. Clark   Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm
Fireman Joseph McCree Joseph McCree   John H. Park  
Fireman Jacob Ash   Jacob Ash   Frank D. Burrows
Fireman   Fred Manger Fred Manger    
Fireman     Darcie F. Van Volkenburg Darcie F. Van Volkenburg Darcie F. Van Volkenburg
Fireman     Walter Steinwald    
Fireman       John T. Eagen John T. Eagen
Fireman       Berton Lutes Berton Lutes

 

Job  1910  1911  1914  1915  1916
Captain Charles C. Storch Charles C. Storch Charles C. Storch   Christopher Lenz
Lieutenant Joseph A. Barrett Joseph A. Barrett Joseph A. Barrett Joseph A. Barrett Oscar Brown
Fireman Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt
Fireman Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender Robert D. Bender
Fireman Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm
Fireman Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston
Fireman Berton Lutes Berton Lutes Berton Lutes Berton Lutes  
Fireman Adrian Bried Adrian Bried Adrian Bried   August T. Smith
Fireman Howell Putnam Howell Putnam   Edward Lupton Edward Lupton
Fireman John T. Eagen John T. Eagen   Michael A. Carolan Michael A. Carolan
Fireman Thomas J. Kiley   John V. Byrne    
Fireman   Peter C. O'Brien Peter C. O'Brien Peter C. O'Brien Peter C. O'Brien
Fireman     Frank L. Gaffney Frank L. Gaffney Frank L. Gaffney

 

Job  1917  1918  1919  1920  1921
Captain Christopher Lenz Christopher Lenz Christopher Lenz Christopher Lenz Christopher Lenz
Lieutenant(1917/18)
Captain
Oscar Brown Oscar Brown Oscar Brown Oscar Brown Oscar Brown
Fireman Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt Robert Bernhardt
Fireman Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm Ernest Klehm
Fireman Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston Fred N. Eggleston
Fireman Peter C. O'Brien Peter C. O'Brien Peter C. O'Brien Peter C. O'Brien Peter C. O'Brien
Fireman Edward Lupton Edward Lupton Edward Lupton Edward Lupton Edward Lupton
Fireman Michael A. Carolan Michael A. Carolan Michael A. Carolan Michael A. Carolan Michael A. Carolan
Fireman John A. Garrity John A. Garrity John A. Garrity John A. Garrity John A. Garrity
Fireman George Schmiedle George Schmiedle George Schmiedle George Schmiedle George Schmiedle
Fireman Louis Pfirrmann Louis Pfirrmann Louis Pfirrmann Louis Pfirrmann Louis Pfirrmann
Fireman Frank L. Gaffney Frank L. Gaffney Frank L. Gaffney Frank L. Gaffney  
Fireman Frederick W. Siegle   John W. Gegan John W. Gegan John W. Gegan
Fireman   Louis C. Gommoll Jr. Louis C. Gommoll Jr. Louis C. Gommoll Jr. Louis C. Gommoll Jr.
Fireman   Arther Erd Arther Erd Arther Erd Arther Erd
Fireman   Frank Dodd   Edward J. Garrigal Edward J. Garrigal
Fireman   Edward J. Alloneius   Michael J. Jennings Michael J. Jennings
Fireman     George A. Smith George A. Smith George A. Smith
Fireman         Thomas Fagan

 

Job  1923        
Captain Christopher Lenz        
Captain Oscar Brown        
Fireman Robert Bernhardt        
Fireman Ernest Klehm        
Fireman Peter C. O'Brien        
Fireman Edward Lupton        
Fireman Michael A. Carolan        
Fireman John A. Garrity        
Fireman George Schmiedle        
Fireman Arthur Erd        
Fireman John W. Gegan        
Fireman George A. Smith        
Fireman Michael J. Jennings        
Fireman Albert P. Reinhardt        
Fireman Harry J. Felmly        
Fireman Theodore G. Dick        
Fireman William J. McCormick        
Fireman Joseph J. Ebler