The Dutch House1

The Dutch House was owned and operated from 1933-37 by Mrs Jane K. Coudert and her husband. In 1937 Thomas F. LaHiff took over the business. In 1961 Frank Drahouzel bought the Dutch House, and his family still operates it.2,3,4 The Dutch House has a long history.

The occupants of The Dutch House were:

#1. John Coudert.

John Coudert was born in 1897 in Pennsylvania.5 John Coudert married Jane K.. John is not listed in 1941.3,6 Jane was born in 1901 in Pennsylvania.5 John Coudert and Jane K. Coudert were from 1933 to 1937 proprietors of The Dutch House in Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn.3,7,2,5

#2. Thomas F. LaHiff.
(358) Fair Lawn Ave was the designation in the census, as no house numbers were used.8 The monthly rent in 1940 was $75.8

Thomas F. LaHiff was born in 1903 in New York.9,8 Thomas F. LaHiff married Sally E. in 1926.9,8 Thomas F. LaHiff was in 1930 a cashier for a brokerage firm, in 1931 a clerk, and in 1937 a manager Dutch House. In 1933-35 no occupation was listed. From 1939 he was listed as the owner of Dutch House.9,10,7,11,2,8 Sally was born in 1904 in England.9,8 Thomas and Sally lived in 1935 in Fair Lawn.12 Paul was born in January 1927 in New York.9 Sally was born in November 1929 in New York.9,8 Thomas and Sally were listed in 1930-1 at 311 Plaza Road North, in 1933 at 332A Plaza Road North, then in 1935-7 at 324B Plaza Road North, and in 1939-41 at The Dutch House.


  1. [S3] Radburn Association, Map of Radburn, NJ, c. 1990.
  2. [S8] 1937 Directory.
  3. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  4. [S19] Shopper, Aug 10, 2005, pg. 21-22.
  5. [S39] Federal Census: 1940 (T627, Roll 2306). New Jersey, Bergen County, East Paterson, ED 2-49, pg. 792, sheet 61B, line 66-69.
  6. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  7. [S6] 1933 Directory.
  8. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 11A (1315), line 27-30.
  9. [S1] 1930 Federal Census, T626, Roll 1312, ED 2-66: sheet 3B (151), line 53-56.
  10. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  11. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  12. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 11A (1315), line 37-39.