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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

History: Matawan School Board Elections, 16 Mar 1911

The front page of the 16 March 1911 edition of The Matawan Journal had an article about the Matawan Township school board vote coming up on 21 March at 8 o'clock. The school budget was a whopping $3,975. Herbert Burlew, L H Stemler, and C W Hulsart were reportedly amenable to run for another term on the board.

Women were to be allowed to vote for the budget appropriation but not for the board members.


The 1910 Federal Census for New Jersey shows a farmer in Matawan Township named Louis Stemler, age 45, born in New Jersey to German parents. He and his wife Mary (46) had been married 20 years earlier and had no children. His brother Christian was living with them, as were 3 foreign workers (1 German, 2 Poles). They lived on Old Bridge Road.

Herbert Burlew, age 43, lived on Freehold Road in the Township. He lived with his wife Louise, age 34 and sons Conover (16), Fred (15), and Fountain (13). Herbert and Louise had been married 18 years and had lost a child. Herbert was a farmer.

Charles Hulsart, age 57, and his wife Mildred (50) lived on Holmdel Mill Road with 18 year old twin daughters Mildred and Marjory. The couple had been married 33 years. Only 3 of their 6 children were still alive at the time. Mildred was from New York. Charles was a farmer.

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  1. FYI: March 28th @ 8PM @ Cambridge Park School - One Crest Way Aberdeen - The BOE Regular Action Meeting (RAM) will include a presentation of the 2011-2012 proposed school budget.