Acknowledgements

Sources and assistance for these materials collected on this site have been contributed by organizations including the Hopewell Public Library (HPL), Hopewell Museum (HM), Hopewell Valley Historical Society (HVHS), Hopewell Calvary Baptist Church (CBC), Hopewell Presbyterian Church (HPC), Hopewell American Legion Post 339 (AL339), Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, New Jersey State Library (NJSL), New Jersey State Archives (NJSA), New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJHPO), and the Washington Crossing Card Collectors Club (WC4).

Thanks also to the following individuals who have contributed materials, information, and support to this site. (Files are tagged with the initials of the contributors / source, as shown.)

(You can think of the information on this site as being crowdsourced, with over 100 individual contributors by August 2022.)


Books and Documents

  • Bonita Craft Grant for helping to start us on this path, and for tireless research assistance at the Hopewell Museum and Hopewell Valley Historical Society
  • Hope Connolly for the original preparation of the Hopewell Borough History Timeline
  • Bob Gantz (RDG) for images and information from his family photo collection, and support of posting the Betty Gantz manuscript, Hopewell’s Past
  • Rick Porter (RP) for contributing several cultural resource studies, other local research, and ongoing expertise
  • Nancy Kennedy (NBK), the N. J. Council for the Social Studies, and Margaret Crocco for support of posting two Women’s Suffrage publications, Reclaiming Lost Ground and the N. J. Election returns for the 1915 N. J. woman suffrage referendum
  • Jim Davidson (JGD) for preserving the Dean Ashton manuscript, Hopewell Academy, now also archived at the Hopewell Museum. And for contributing photos of Hopewell from the Lindbergh events
  • Janet Riemer for information and materials on the Hopewell Calvary Baptist Church (CBC)
  • Kurt Jones for support of posting A Stroll Through Historic Hopewell by Audrey Jones (AJJ)
  • Ian Burrow, Burrow Into History (BIH), for information, materials, and images particularly related to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church
  • Bob Lawless (RML) for information on local railroads and other materials
  • Tom Ogren (TO) for the Pennington 125th Historic House Tour booklet
  • Lois Grieves (LLG) for additional missing Harvest Fair almanacs and Burton Avenue
  • Michelle Lechnou (ML) for additional missing Harvest Fair almanacs
  • Jack Koeppel (JLK) for the Pennington Walking Tour Guide and ongoing expertise
  • Chuck Aston and family for permission to scan and share Be It Ever So Humble by Dean Ashton (DHA)
  • Carol Kehoe (CLK) for the Hopewell Fire Department 50th booklet, and ongoing expertise
  • John Kilbride (JJK) for material and information on the Mercer & Somerset Railroad, including aerial images
  • Sheila Fields (SIF) for material and information on Mount Rose
  • Max Hayden (MJH) for material and information on Mount Rose
  • Mark Falzini for materials on Lindbergh and the New Jersey State Police Museum (NJSPM)
  • Carol Errickson for help digitizing Pennington Profile, the Hopewell phone directory and other documents
  • Jeremy Dayner (BSA) and Darin Howell for contributing the 100th anniversary scrapbook for Hopewell Boy Scout Troop 71

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Imagery

  • Roberta Mayer (RM), author of 1909 Hopewell, New Jersey: One‐Hundred Years Later (Blurb, 2009), for contributing images from the original 1909 Hopewell booklet, plus corresponding photos of the same buildings in 2009, and for contributing images of George Stave paintings
  • Carol and Bob Meszaros (MZ) for contributing Hopewell Borough postcards scanned from their extensive collection, that features Hopewell Valley and Titusville
  • Steve Cohen (SC) for contributing many postcards scanned from his collection that focuses on real image postcards from Pennsylvania and into New Jersey
  • Dick and Hope Sudlow (DHS) for ongoing support and information, and for contributing a wide variety of images of Hopewell Borough and other local materials
  • Ann and Tom Johnson (ATJ) for ongoing support and images
  • Irene Wildgrube (WG) for contributing postcards of Hopewell Borough, Pennington, and Titusville scanned from her collection
  • Jean Harrington (JH) for contributing Hopewell Borough postcards scanned from her collection
  • Bill Frenchu (WF) for contributing Hopewell Borough postards from his collection, scanned by Jack Koeppel
  • Maryanna Twomey (MAT) for contributing family photos of Memorial Day parades and other images around Hopewell Borough
  • Andree Wyckoff (AW) for contributing photos of Hopewell Memorial Day parades from the 1960s
  • Terry Devlin (TD) for contributing photos of past Hopewell Memorial Day parades, 1961 – 1976
  • Erika Neary (EN) for contributing the Hopewell Station print by FINAN
  • Robert Warznak (RSW, RW) for contributing materials including the Pennington Borough Aerials, Anne Gross images, and Pennington plates
  • Emily Walden Beaston (EWB) for contributing information on E. B. Walden and images of local Gray’s Watercolors
  • Meg & Beth Asaro (MBA) for contributing information on Salvatore Asaro and images of his work
  • Wilda McConaughy for contributing information on and images from Gray’s Watercolors
  • Bill Metcalf (WM) for contributing the image of the William Hankinson print
  • Dan Pace (DP) contributing Anne Gross images
  • Ken McIndoe for contributing images of his paintings
  • Larry Becker (LAB) of Welbourne Robinson Antiques / Decoration for images of the Ferranti Dress Factory
  • Peter Gantz (PHG) for contributing extensive family photos of past Memorial Parades and other events
  • Benny Taormina (BAT) for contributing information on Leigh’s service station and the Calvary Baptist plate
  • Alantha Carter (ACC) for contributing Hopewell Savings and Loan and other fun mementos
  • Jeff McCandless (JMC) for contributing a variety of historic images around Hopewell
  • Mary Ann Browning (MAB) of the Hopewell Tomato Factory Antiques Center for contributing artifacts of the Hopewell Valley Canning Company
  • Roger Labaw (REL) for contributing much information and historic photos around Hopewell Borough
  • Doug and Linda Robbins (DCR) for contributing a variety of interesting information and materials
  • Jacob Aungst (JA) for contributing images of a Hopewell Dainties sign
  • Joe Klett (JRK) for much information and images of Van Steeg’s store (Chubby’s)
  • Judie Mochel for information and images of Kip’s Corner Store (Chubby’s)
  • Nancy Kennedy (NBK) for images of Chubby’s
  • Aunt Chubby’s Luncheonette (ACL) for historic images
  • Valerie and Caroline Hartshorne (VTH) for sharing information and materials on Soupe du Jour
  • Patty Phillips (PLP) for sharing information and materials on Soupe du Jour
  • Jane Hostetter (JKH) for contributing local postcards and information on historic sites
  • Jean Hall Gianacaci (JHG), Dick Hall, and the Hall family for historic Hopewell and Corner Store images and information
  • Daniel McFadden (DMF) for assembling and sharing photos of the Hopewell and Pennington train stations from the collection of Ralph Curcio
  • Judy Faherty (JMF) for an abundance of Hopewell train station images and information
  • Gary Sarentzky (GDS) for contributing his collection of photographs of Hopewell Boro places and events from the late 1970s
  • Ken Kaplowitz (KDK) for contributing his collection of photographs of Hopewell Boro people and places from the mid 1970s
  • Jerry Cable / Design (JCD) for contributing his artwork featuring the Hopewell train station
  • Karin Geoghan (KHG) for contributing photos of the Hopewell train station.
  • Phyllis Bowen Schanck (PBS) for contributing photos of Schanck’s Market and Somerset Street.
  • Frank Mahood for contributing photos of the Princeton Doll and Toy Museum
  • Rich Anderson (RMA) and family for contributing Rockwell materials and more
  • Craig Taylor (WCT) for contributing family materials from Hopewell Boro and schools
  • Michael Mills (MJM) for 1910 photos of Burton Avenue
  • Larry & Cindi Kianka (LCK) for images of and information on Hoproco toys
  • David McCandless (DMC) for images of and information on Hoproco toys
  • Mary Briggs (MEB) for images of Hoproco toy boxes
  • Mary Ellen Hirst Devlin (MEHD) for images of Hoproco toy boxes
  • Kyle Van Arsdale (KVA) for images and information on Broad & Seminary
  • Kim Leming (CDL) for images and information on Lemings Market
  • George Spencer (GBS) for sharing imagery of Clark’s Garage
  • Rae Grasso (RAG) for the 1993 Game of Hopewell Valley
  • Joseph Mutinsky of Sherute, LLC for sharing information and mementos of the Hopewell Inn
  • Judy Zwaaf (JAZ) for sharing local postcards
  • Dave Silvester (DGS) for sharing Hopewell Inn imagery and videos
  • Barbara Reeder (BER) for sharing Hopewell Inn videos
  • Elaine Weidel Zeltner (EWZ) for information and images, especially the Fetter Saw Mill

Information

  • Mark Marotta of Hopewell American Legion Post 339 for continued support and extensive town information
  • Sal Torre of Hopewell American Legion Post 339 for continued support and extensive town information
  • John Vaccarino of Hopewell American Legion Post 339 for continued support and town information, particularly related to Seminary Ave.
  • Robert Witkowski (RDW) for a cornucopia of materials for the Hopewell Boro pamphlet collection and related to the American Legion Post
  • Joe Vaccarino of Hopewell American Legion Post 339 for continued support and town information, particularly related to Seminary Ave.
  • Nick Toth of Hopewell American Legion Post 339 for continued support and town information, particularly related to the FCA, St. Michael’s, and Seminary Ave.
  • George Hall (GH) of Hopewell American Legion Post 339 for continued support and town information, and for contributing the Ranulph Bye Hopewell train station print
  • Matt and Dan Kassel for information on the Schanck’s Market building on Seminary Ave.
  • Phyllis Bowen Schanck for information on Schanck’s Market on Seminary Ave.
  • Audra Tunison for information on the Hopewell Fire Department
  • Susan Molnar of the Hopewell Bistro and Inn for support and information
  • Tom Fillebrown, long-time police chief, for support and information
  • Joseph Mollica for information on Mollica’s restaurant and clothing store at Blackwell and Railroad Place
  • Marie Hall and Jean Hall Gianacaci for information on Jimmy’s Corner Store (Chubby’s)
  • David Bregenzer for information on the Valley Oil Company
  • Cynthia Sabovick of Dance Exposure II for support and information
  • Rosemary Morrow of Firedance Studio for support and information
  • Michael Zdanowski for information on the local Reading Railroad
  • Joanne Denshaw (JED) for providing extensive information on the Hopewell and Pennington train stations in the 1970s, and photos
  • Jim Pierson and family for information on Hoproco (Hopewell Products Company)