JOHN H. MOHRFELD JR. was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 11, 1891. He was living with his parents at 2914 Cramer Street in what is now East Camden as early as 1888. At the time of the Census the family consisted of parents John H. and Louisa Mohrfeld, and sons Harry, Christian, Charles, and John H. Mohrfeld Jr.

John Mohrfeld Jr. was a plasterer by trade. He first was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on December 16, 1920, and reported for duty on January 1, 1921. He served with Engine Company 1 at 409 Pine Street in South Camden for three months, resigning on March 31, 1921. John Mohrfeld went back to work as a plasterer, working for James Martin, who ran his business from his home on Highland Avenue in Pennsauken, New Jersey. John Mohrfeld was still working for Martin in April of 1930 when the census was taken. At that time the household consisted of John and Mabel Mohrfeld, children John H. III, Christian, Henry "Harry", Fred, Charles, and Robert; and his widowed father John H. Mohrfeld Sr.

John Mohrfeld Jr. was reappointed to the Fire Department on August 15, 1931. He served for 25 years before leaving on December 1, 1956, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 65. During this time with the Fire Department, John Mohrfeld served with Engine Company 7, Engine Company 8, Engine Company 9, Engine Company 11, Ladder Company 4, and Ladder Company 3, where he spent the last 12 years of his career.

John H. Mohrfeld Jr. died in 1960 and was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken, New Jersey. He was survived by his wife Mabel, who joined him in 1988, and sons John H. Jr., Henry, Charles, and Robert.

The Mohrfeld family was still living at 2914 Cramer Street into the 1970s. John H. Mohrfeld III practiced law in Camden as late as 1977, including a spell as U.S. District attorney in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 

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Camden Post-Telegram * December 30, 1920

Peter B. Carter - Thomas Nicholas - Walter Browning - George B. Wade - William W. Patterson
Francis Ford Patterson Jr. - Charles H. Ellis - David Jester - Joseph Forsyth

Engine Co. 1 - Alfred E. Green - Charles Errickson  Charles W Cooke - Leroy Hatchett

Engine Co. 2 - Howard Landon - John K. Voll 
Edgar Ellender - Harold Lohrang - Chester Andrus  Harry G. Layton

Engine Co. 3 - Charles B. Haines - Charles Clements
August HaverkampFrank Kuda - Louis Quinton

Engine Co. 4 - Frank A. Obermann - Walter B. Gray
Albert Raeuber
- Fred Schucker - Harry Kleinfelder

Engine Co. 5 - Richard A. Farris - Frank Fennrio

Engine Co. 6 - William H. Reed - Manuel J. Kane Edward Perairia - Thomas Shanahan
Rocco De Varro

"Frank Fennrio" is for the moment a mystery

Engine Co. 7 - August Scholl - Nicholas Romaine
Lawrence H. Mathews

Engine Co. 8 - Samuel Oshushek - Edward C. Crane Adam Mead - Frank Sapp - William J. Taylor Sr.

Engine Co. 9 - Kennard Naylor - Daniel McSurdy John Mohrfeld

Engine Co. 10 - William Schwartz - Hugh Rementer Harry Greenan - Rocco Abbott

Hose & Chemical Co. 2 - Laurence Newton
Edward Hauser - William Getner

Ladder Co. 1 - Thomas Cunningham 
Leonard Megee

Ladder Co. 2 - John Gaylor - Walter White

Ladder Co. 3  David Ellis - George W. Attison
John Mulligan - David Humphries - Albert Dukes

Tennie G. Hutchison Jr. - Ladder Co. 4 - George A. Quimby

Camden Courier-Post
May 17, 1933

Mickle Street
Engine Company 11
Nicholas Romaine
Herman Dreas
Harry Hess
John Mohrfeld
William S. Mountney
Michael Mungioli
John Peterson

Camden Courier-Post
October 14, 1933

Engine Company 11
John Lennox
Robert Wonsetler
Harry Kreher - Edward Kreher
William Harring - Rollo Jones
Walter Mertz - Charles Errickson
William Mountney - Nelson Till
William Getner - John Peterson

Harry Hess
Michael Mungioli
Herman Kreher
John Mohrfeld
Howard Currie

Camden Courier-Post * October 27, 1934



Engine Company 11 - Harry Hess - Michael Mungioli - Herman Kreher - Engine Company 1
John Mohrfeld - Howard Currie - Cramer Street - Beideman Avenue - Sherman Avenue
North 26th Street - Highland Avenue - Haddon Avenue - Westfield Avenue - South 34th Street

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