1880's Tusten & Sarah VanDuzer VanDuzen Pillow Store Ad Trade Card, NJ
# 892 VanDuzer Genealogy:
Text on card reads: Ladies favorite and Daisy Pillow Sham Holder, and Lifter, Price $1.50, Call and see our $5.00 Spring Bed. Won 1st premium prize at the Waverly Fair, 1883, Mrs. Sarah VanDuzer, 583 Broad St. (Near Central Ave.) Newark, N.J. Newark in in Essex County, New Jersey. It shows illustrated litho drawings on the reverse of both night and day, 2 beds and how to use the Sham holder and lifter.
This is a wonderful old litho advertising trade card for a women run pillow sham store, quite unusual in those times. It depicts children forming a large sculpture in blue inks. The back has a lengthy description of their prize winning product sold at the Sarah Van Duzer store in Newark.
We found evidence of the Waverley Fair grounds in Waverley NJ. Currently, Waverly no longer exists and is part of Elizabeth, NJ in Union County. There was a well known fairgrounds there called Waverly Fairgrounds, and also called Waverly Park. It was home of a 1873 baseball team called the "Elizabeth Resolutes" of the National Association, which was baseball's first major league. The park was located in Waverly, New Jersey, which onLower Road, Haynes Avenue, and Frelinghuysen Street. Iy is now Weequahic Park in Newark and Bnai Jeshuron Cemetery in Elizabeth, and the actual town no longer exists.
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Tusten E. Vanduzer 1838-1910 was born in New Jersey, and died in the Chicago area of Cook County, Illinois, and is buried Oak Woods Cemetery there. He is also seen as Tusten Gabriel Van Duzer. He applied for a Victorian era patent for a Pillow Sham Lifter.
His parents were Reverend Gabriel VanDuzer 1796–1872 of Florida, Orange County, New York and his mother was Abigail Headly Van Duzer 1806-1878 (also seen as Abby Hadley or Headley) She was the daughter of William Headley and Sarah Strait Headley. His other siblings were Sarah Maria Van Duzer McCormick or McCormack 1830-1912; Hiram Headley Van Duzer 1832-1906; Harriet E. Van Duzer 1835-1918; Lucretia VanDuzer Hughes 1831-1904 and George Van Duzer 1848–1872.
His wife was Sarah McAlpin VanDuzer, also seen as MacAlpin. She would have been the Mrs. Sarah Vanduzer who ran the pillow sham and Victorian era bedding store in Newark here. Their children were Spencer Van Duzer 1870–1891, who died at age 21 and Minnie Van Duzer
Tusten VanDuzer in the Newark, New Jersey, Directory, 1890-1891
Name: Tusten Van Duzer
Residence Year: 1891
Residence Place: Newark, New Jersey
Residence Address: Summit, NJ
Occupation: Pillowsham Holder
This is a great Van Duzer surname and early New Jersey historical piece. The name is also seen spelled as VanDusen, Van Dusen and Van Deusen. It appears Tusten's invention was a Van Duser family affair. This card was found in the area of Geneva, Ontario County New York NY. One tip is missing and it has some discoloration, but a beautiful old and rare piece of Newark NJ History.
Size is 3 x 4.5 inches
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