Frederick W. Bohnstedt

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Frederick W. Bohnstedt
9th Mayor of Hoboken
In office
April 1867 – April 1869
Preceded by Frederick B. Ogden
Succeeded by Hazen Kimball
Personal details
Born 1825
Died c. 1883[1]
Political party Democratic
Residence Hoboken, New Jersey

Frederick W. Bohnstedt (1825 – c. 1883) was an American jurist and Democratic party politician who served as the ninth Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey from 1867 to 1869.[2]

Biography[edit]

He was born in 1825 in Germany. He was naturalized on October 22, 1852. In 1858 he was the Democratic party nominee for City Collector.[3]

He was elected the coroner for Hoboken, New Jersey in 1861.[4][5] His election as coroner served as an early example of German American political success in a city that was dominated by the Irish American political machine at that time.[6]

In 1864 he was secretary of the county Democratic convention [1]

He served as a judge for the New Jersey Court of Common Pleas in 1867 before running for mayor.[7]

He was nominated for Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey in 1867.[8]

Commissioned as a lieutenant colonel in the Hudson Brigade of the New Jersey Militia in 1868.[9]

By 1870 he was a circuit judge.[10]

Bohnstedt was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 1879 losing to Elbridge Van Syckel Besson.[11]

He died around 1883.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ His will was filed for probate in 1883
  2. ^ Winfield, Charles (1874). History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey: from its earliest settlement to the present time. New York, NY: Kennard & Hay Stationery M'fg and Print. Co. p. 319.  Archive.org
  3. ^ "New Jersey Items". New York Times. April 10, 1858. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ "The Election". New York Times. November 8, 1860. Retrieved 2011-01-06. Coroners -- Thomas Gaffney, of Jersey City; Frederick W. Bohnstedt, Hoboken; and James H. Donnelly, Hudson City 
  5. ^ "The Supposed Murder At West Hoboken". New York Times. July 18, 1862. Retrieved 2011-01-06. The inquest on the body of Martin Demarest, of the Fifty-third New-York Volunteers, who is supposed to have been murdered by shooting at the foot of Fox Hill, West Hoboken, was continued before Coroner F. W. Bohnstedt, of Hoboken, yesterday forenoon. 
  6. ^ Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson (2011). Immigrants in Hoboken: One-Way Ticket, 1845-1985. The History Press. ISBN 9781625842152. 
  7. ^ Gopsill's Jersey City and Hoboken Directory. 1866. 
  8. ^ "New Jersey Items". New York Times. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  9. ^ Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New Jersey. State of New Jersey. 1868. p. 21. 
  10. ^ 1870 census for Hoboken, New Jersey
  11. ^ "New Jersey Elections". The Evening Telegram. April 9, 1879. p. 1.