AUGUST GUSTAV "GUS" PFLEIDERER was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 5, 1889. He served as a detective with the Camden Police Department for many years.

August Pfleiderer served for three years in the United States Army, reaching the rank of Corporal prior to his discharge. Enlisting in 1910, he spent a year in the Philippines, then two patrolling the Mexican border during a time when bandits often made cross border raids. After coming out of the army he found his way to Camden. August Pfleiderer was living at 1026 Spruce Street and working as a shipping clerk in Philadelphia when he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917. By 1920 he had married Regina McCann and was living with her family at 918 Pine Street. August Pfleiderer was then working as a crane runner at one of Camden's shipyards. He was appointed to the Camden Police Department in July of 1922. He and his wife were still living at  918 Pine Street. Son William was born in November of 1924. The Pfleiderers were then living at 1323 Chase Street. From 1927 through at least the spring of 1942 the family lived at 1385 Kenwood Avenue. By the spring of 1954 the Pfleiderers had moved to 1643 Marylind Street.

August Pfleiderer served with distinction for over three decades, retiring in the spring of 1954. He died on December 7, 1969 and was buried at New Camden Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and son, William.

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Camden Daily Courier - July 6, 1922

Frank S. Van Hart - Frank Murray  - Edward Hahn - Walter Christy
Albert Yost - Frank Pintozzi -
John McTaggart - Frank Sattler
Walter Larson -
August Pfleiderer - Kimber Street - North 5th Street
Howell Street - Waldorf Avenue - Cherry Street - Lansdowne Avenue
Jackson Street - Sylvan Street - Pine Street

Camden Daily Courier
July 20, 1922

Louis Street - Lansdowne Avenue
August Pfleiderer

Camden Post-Telegram * August 19, 1925

Charles Younger - Y.M.C.A - Lewis H. Stehr Jr.
Joseph Connell -
John W. Golden
Charles T. Humes - Archie Riess
Walter A. Mertz - Engine Company 1

Everett Joslin - Joseph McDonald - Vernon Jones
Frank Nelson - William Rogers - Harold Dunnit
John Bright -
Edwin Callahan - Walter Larson
August Pfleiderer - Clarence Phifer - Thomas Welch
Stanley Wirtz - Charles Naylor - George Rothwell
Richard Donnelly - Lester Gleason - Joseph Keefe

Fred Schucker - Harry Wagner - Chris Moll
Harry Layton - Edgar Ellender - August Haverkamp
Frank Kuda - Harry Kleinfelder - William Foehl
Thomas Shanahan - Harrison Pike 
Lester Anderson - William Wood
George Townsend - Allen Palmer - William Swartz Nelson Till - William MountneyJohn A. Strauss
Frank Obermann - Edward Menzies
John Mulligan - Frank Kates - Clifford Lane
Nelson Andrews - Harry Leigh

John Lennox - William Merrigan
Howard Walker - Harry Greenan - Peter Laird

Smith- could be David, George, Roy, or Spencer William Rudd?

Camden Motorcycle Sporting Club
Joseph Bernart
Frank DeViney
Carl Preisendanz
Edward Paul
Charles Ellis
George Gummel
Bennett Arnold
Clayton Albertson

Camden Evening Courier - July 13, 1926


John Blachniak  - Harold Hibbs - Frank Whipple - Harry Whipple
Niles Whipple - William Carillo - Joseph Darrio - Walter Blachniak
Joseph Murray -  August Pfleiderer - Liberty Street - Royden Street
Beckett Street - Whitman Avenue  

Camden Courier-Post - 1938
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August Pfleiderer - William Casler - Clifford Carr - Joseph Mardino
Thomas Murphy
- Stanley Krause - Stanley Geda - John Lenkowski
Calvin Hunsinger - George Mayo - Genova Cafe 
Park Boulevard - Kaighn Avenue - South 9th Street - South 15th Street
Mickle Street - North 3rd Street Arch Street 


Ex-convict, who yesterday admitted passing worthless checks here and in Collingswood and Bridgeton.

Camden Courier-Post * February 28, 1938

Phila. Bound Passenger Charged With Fraud Here and in 2 Towns

Arrested on a Philadelphia-bound bus Saturday night, William Epstein, 35, of 1021 Clinton street, Philadelphia, is being held by local police for passing worthless checks in Camden, Collingswood and Bridgeton.

Bridgeton police notified City Detective Gus Pfleiderer that Epstein boarded a bus for Philadelphia after giving a worthless check for $25 to Mrs. Martha Bowen, a storekeeper, of 80 Commerce street, Bridgeton. Pfleiderer met the bus at Broadway and Market street at 7.30 p. m. and arrested Epstein.

Later Epstein was identified by Miss Eleanor Jaeckel, florist, of 3702 Westfield Avenue, as a man for whom she cashed a worthless check for $16.50 on February 19. Nathan Bushman, 201 Broadway, told police Epstein gave him one for $13.50 last week. Collingswood police notified Pfleiderer that Epstein passed a bad check for $10 last week on Arnold Weiss, merchant, of 700 Haddon avenue, Collingswood.

City Detective Harry Kyler said Epstein has served three years in the Eastern Penitentiary, Philadelphia, for the same offense.

Pfleiderer said Epstein admitted passing bad checks here.

Camden Courier-Post
October 29, 1940

Stanley Geda
Gene R. Mariano

John Miller
August Pfleiderer
Joseph Mardino
Frank Crawford
Albert Brager
Whitman Avenue
Clinton Street








Philadelphia Inquirer * July 16, 1942

Camden Courier-Post * October 9, 1944

Tennie G. Hutchison
North 22nd Street
Eleanor Knighton
Rev. Newton C. Conant
Gustav Koerner
John Trout
August Pfleiderer
George Ellis
Peter B. Carter
Veronica Hutchison
Tennie G. Hutchison Jr.
Kenneth Hutchison
Douglas Hutchison
George H. Hutchison
Clinton Street

Camden Courier-Post * August 15, 1945


A youthful thief with a: penchant for women's silk undies is being sought by police for the robbery of a suite in the Helene Apartments, Third and Cooper Streets.

The youth was seen by other occupants of the apartment house going down the Third Street fire escape but they did not realize he was a robber until Mrs. Jesse Farrow arrived home to find the apartment ransacked.

She told City Detective Pfleiderer yesterday that the thief took a light cowhide suitcase in which he packed women's clothing, six pairs of new nylon stockings, three nightgowns and a pair of pajamas..

Camden Courier-Post - December 2, 1945
Thomas Murphy - August Pfleiderer - Romeo deSanctis - Leon Grenkwicz
Mickey Quinn - Mitchell Sadowski

Camden Courier-Post
January 9, 1950

Clifford Del Rossi
August Pfleiderer
Haddon Avenue
Ernest Wolf

Camden Courier-Post
November 14, 1951

Steve Johnson
Federal Street
New Central Restaurant
August Pfleiderer

Camden Courier-Post * April 5, 1952
Thomas Murphy - George Wilmer - Liberty Street - Earl Quinton - William Kelly - William H. Neale
Clifford Carr - William O'Brien - John Huston - August Pfleiderer - George Ellis - Marshall Thompson 

Camden Courier-Post
February 23, 1954


Camden Courier-Post * February 23, 1954


August Pfleiderer - Joseph Mardino - Clifford Carr - Harry Tracy - George Ellis
Nathaniel Jones - James Mulligan - Russell Maurer - Samuel E. Johnson - William Pfleiderer
Edward C. Garrity - Frank H. Ryan - James M. O'Neill - Stephen M. O'Keefe
Edward J. Quinlan - Joseph Webster - John Matthews - Albert J. Mortier - Thomas McKenna
William A. Carter - Harry Kyler - Joseph Carpani

Camden Courier-Post
December 9, 1969


Camden Courier-Post
December 9, 1969


Philadelphia Daily News
November 6, 1917