Emil J. Rohner Family Collection
Emil J. ROHNER was born 14 Mar 1918 the son of Emil and Olga ROHNER and were residents of North Bergen and West Hoboken. Emil Sr. came to the USA in 1902 from Switzerland and worked as an embroiderer. Olga was born in New Jersey to Swiss-German parents. On 7 October 1941, Emil Jr. enlisted as a private in the Army at Fort Dix, NJ. He served with the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC) during World War II. During the War, Emil's parents were fastidious collectors of newspaper clippings not only about their son, but also other residents of North Bergen. This collection contains dozens of newspaper clippings, photos and other ephemera saved by the ROHNERs and provides a glimpse into life on the North Bergen homefront during the World War II.
Emil J. ROHNER Jr. survived the War and lived in Red Bank, NJ in his later years. He died 18 August 2003.
The collection was purchased on eBay from Mark Vandriel of Old Bridge, NJ and donated to The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society by Michael E. Bigelow, Lt. Col.(ret.), Command Historian, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command History Office, Ft Belvoir, Virginia on November 9, 2010.
Item 1: Clippings and Information on Dedication of Service Flag (October 1942)
Item 2: Photographs - Honor Roll - 2d District, 3d Ward
Item 3: Dependent Allowance - Statements and Information
Item 4: Misc Newspaper Clippings
Item 5: Clipping of Sgt Everett R Kohler (1 Oct 1943)
Item 6: Misc Newspaper Clippings - 1943
Item 7: Misc Pictures - Emil & Olga Rohner
Item 8: Misc Pictures - Post-Enlistment Pictures of Emil Rohner (son) w/ Family/Friends
Item 9: Misc Pictures - Pre-War Pictures of Emil Rohner (son) and friends
Item 10: Misc Negatives
Item 11: Deed of Cemetery Plot - Washington Monumental Cemetery - Mr. John Mueller