About Helen Eloise Borland Brindley (Freudenberg)
Helen Eloise Freudenberg (1928-1989) Keypunch Operator (b. September 27, 1928, 158 Oakland Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. April 24, 1989, 10:00 pm, Bayonne Hospital; Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 157207855.
Helen was born in 1928 to Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968) and Marie Elizabeth Winblad (1895-1987).
She was baptised at Scandanavian Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Her siblings include: Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998); and Selma.
Father abandoned family:
Arthur abandoned the family after Helen's birth. The oral family tradition was that Arthur left Maria for a burlesque stripper. At one point Arthur was living with Edlycoe Klynman but this was in the 1960s. In 1930 the family was living at 9 Claremont Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey and Otto Winblad, Maria's brother was living with them.
In 1947 Helen got pregnant from the butcher's son, Eddie Ganlan or Ganley from Bower Street.
When she was ready to have the child, a sailor she was dating, John Earl Borland I (1924-1986), took her home to Bowerston in Carroll County, Ohio to have the baby and he married her. The child was Michael Joseph Borland (1947- ) and Helen gave her sister's name, Selma, to put on the bith certificate.
Marriage and children:
Two children followed: John Earl Borland II and Steven.
Helen and John divorced and Helen married Al Brindley, a sea captain. John married Geraldine Marie Winblad (1928- ) in 1979. Geraldine was the daughter of Helen's mother's brother, Otto Winblad.
Helen died on April 24, 1989 of cancer and she was cremated.
He remains were cremated.
Burial of ashes:
Her ashes are buried with her mother at Grave 4-I North, Lot 428, New York Bay, Bay View Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Memories about Helen Freudenberg:
Selma Freudenberg (1921-2009) said on July 20, 2003: "Helen worked as a keypunch operator, first for the Army in Hoboken. I got her that job, because she was my sister. After that she worked at other keypunching jobs. A key puncher would operate a machine to code data onto computer cards. Later she worked for Hilton Hotels in Manhattan doing keypunch. She hated taking the tube home at night back to Jersey City at 1 am and eventually they let her sleep over in the hotel. Her African-American friend, Audrey who used to work for Helen when she was a manager in New Jersey got her the job at the Hilton."
Last updated by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) on October 7, 2009 with the name "Eddie Ganley" from research by Kevin Borland (1975- ). Updated on June 21, 2010 with Bayonne Hospital as her place of death.
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 23, 2003 and uploaded here at Geni.com on October 15, 2009.