14 Allen Place1

The occupants of 14 Allen Place were:

#1. Howard Y. Zeller (from 1929 to 1946).
     His mother Ella D. Zeller lives with him until 1940; in 1937 Willard S. Smith is also listed.
The value of the house in 1930 was $11,500, in 1940 the value was listed as $9,000.2,3

The New York Times, 23 June 1929, pg. RE1.
     Howard Y. Zeller of Paterson was among the early settlers of Radburn.4

Howard Y. Zeller was born in 1897 in New Jersey.2,3 Howard Y. Zeller married Lillian S. in 1927.2,3 Howard Y. Zeller appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 14 Allen Place, with Lillian as wife. Enumerated with him was Ella D. Zeller, mother.2 Howard Y. Zeller was a traffic superintendent at the New Jersey Bell Telephone Co in Paterson.2,5,4,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Howard Y. Zeller was a Veteran of the World War.2 Lillian was born in 1898 in New Jersey.2,3 Lillian S. Zeller was in 1930 a secretary in a law firm. No occupation was listed in 1940.2,3

Ella D. Zeller was born in 1877 in Pennsylvania.2,6,3 Ella D. Zeller was widowed (Spouse: Frank. They had married in 1895).2,5 Ella D. Zeller died on 23 April 1940.6
Willard S. Smith was not married (at least no spouse was listed).7 No occupation was listed for Willard S. Smith.7


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 2A (150), line 34-36.
  3. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 9A (1313), line 34-36.
  4. [S22] NY Times, Jun 23, 1929. pg. RE1.
  5. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S8] 1937 Directory.