Naida Muriel Van Deusen

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Naida Muriel Van Deusen (Freudenberg)

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ, USA
Death: Died in Andover, Sussex, NJ, USA
Place of Burial: East Hanover, NJ, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Arthur Oscar Freudenberg, I and Maria Elizabeth Freudenberg
Wife of Burnett Peter Van Deusen
Mother of Lynn Van Deusen; Joan Elizabeth Schwendel and Penny Van Deusen
Sister of Selma Louise Norton and Helen Eloise Borland Brindley

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About Naida Muriel Van Deusen

Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998) Avon Representative, Housewife (b. January 03, 1915, 22 Hopkins Avenue, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. November 16, 1998, Andover Nursing Center, 1 O'Brien Lane, Andover, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA) Social Security Number 147247860.


She was the daughter of Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968) and Maria Elisabeth Winblad (1895-1987).


She attended Public School #6; Public School #11; Public School #17 from 1921 to 1929. She later attended Spenser College at night.


Naida married Burnett Peter Van Deusen (1913-1993) on Saturday, October 26, 1935 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey. The witnesses were: Sidney R. Thompson, of 181 Cartaret Avenue, Jersey City and Ruth Edith Backe of 310 Chapel Avenue, Jersey City. Reverend J. Preuss officiated.

Chicago, Illinois:

In 1929 Naida with her sister, Selma and her uncle, Otto, and her mother, traveled by car from Jersey City, New Jersey to Chicago, Illinois and then to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to visit Lena Elaine Olsen (1860-1938) and Andrew Havig Jensen (1861-1930). Lena was the sister of Otto and Maria's mother.

Jersey Journal:

Naida wrote several stories and poems that were published in the Jersey Journal. The following poem was published on May 07, 1932: "Mother Mine: The trees, the flowers, the gorgeous sun. Are joining together with me to make this day a most joyous one. For the friend who is dearest to me. Yes, she is dearest to me by far. She has devoted her life to my teaching, and I am trying to live up to this wonderful star. But in vain am I reaching. I'm speaking of mother and asking God's blessing. On her whom I love so true, let each daughter and son make this pledge as one. And life will be richer for you." Her writings appear in the Jersey Journal on the following occasions: December 15, 1929, "Happiness"; January 14, 1930, "The Queer Sandlewood Box"; February 11, 1930, "Junior Yell"; March 08, 1930, "Westward Bound, Part I" which is about her 1929 trip to Chicago; March 15, 1930, "Westward Bound, Part II"; March 22, 1930, "Westward Bound, Part III"; April 26, 1930, "College Days" which won a prize; October 17, 1931 "All Thing Beautiful" in which she reprinted R.L. Stevenson's poem; January 16, 1932, "Friendship"; March 12, 1932, "My Friends"; April 23, 1932 "Tomorrow Never Comes"; May 07, 1932, "Mother Mine".

Memories of Naida Muriel Freudenberg:

She wrote in 1987: "My first job was in Woolworth's, Journal Square. [It] lasted 2 days at Christmas time. people were demanding and I was always sensitive in those days. [I] worked for my father, then a real job with Mackel Service, Journal Square. Later Avon [for] 16 years. [My favorite place growing up was] spending 2 weeks with my Aunt Ada [Freudenberg] and uncle Ralph [Kolman] at their Summer place [at] Matavan Beach, New Jersey. [The first time I was away from home was when] my uncle Ralph [Kolman] picked me up and took me to their shore place at Matavan Beach."


She died from complications from Alzheimer's.


Naida VanDeusen, 83, saleswoman with Avon. Services for Mrs. Naida VanDeusen, 83, of Andover will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Avenue, Roseland. Mrs Van Deusen, who died Monday in the Andover Nursing Home, was a saleswomen for Avon for 20 years before retiring in 1959. Previously, she had worked for Woolworth, Jersey City for 5 years. Mrs. Van Deusen was a member of Helping Hands and the choir at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, North Caldwell. She also was a member of Glad Tjeneste at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Jersey City. Born in Jersey City, she lived in Fairfield and Montville before moving to Andover five years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. N. Lynn Bode, Mrs Joan E. Schwendel and Mrs. S. Penny Linson; a sister, Mrs. Sally Norton; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998) was the aunt of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ). The Van Deusen and Winblad families married twice: (1) Geraldine Marie Winblad (1928- ) married Emmett Peter Van Deusen II (1926-2002) and (2) Burnett Peter Van Deusen (1913-1993) married Naida Muriel Freudenberg (1915-1998), the daughter of Maria Elisabeth Winblad (1895-1987).


Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on June 14, 2003 and uploaded here at on October 15, 2009.

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Naida Muriel Van Deusen's Timeline

January 3, 1915
Jersey City, NJ, USA
November 16, 1998
Age 83
Andover, Sussex, NJ, USA
November 19, 1998
Age 83
East Hanover, NJ, USA