3 Berkeley Place1

The occupants of 3 Berkeley Place were:

#1. Hamilton W. Gelston (from 1930 to 1939).
The value of the house in 1930 was $8,900. In 1940 it was rented for $55.2,3

Hamilton W. Gelston was born in 1908 in New York.2,3 Hamilton W. Gelston married Ruth W. in 1928.2,3 Hamilton Gelston appeared on the 1930 Census as the head of household at 3 Berkeley Place, with Ruth as wife, and their child H. N..2 Hamilton W. Gelston was a clerk in in Brooklyn. In the 1930 census he was listed as a transfer clerk in a brokerage firm, and in the 1940 census as an office manager for a real estate firm.2,4,5,3 He owned a radio in 1930.2 Ruth was born in 1909 in New York.2,3 Ney was born in November 1929 in New York.2

#2. John F. Koellisch (1941).

John F. Koellisch married Doris A.6 John F. Koellisch was an editor (and adv) in New York.6,7 John was listed in 1935 at 328A Plaza Road North, in 1937 at 11A Beekman Place, then in 1941 at 3 Berkeley Place, and in 1944-6 at 1 Bristol Place. In 1939 he was not listed.

#3. John F. McGuire (from 1944 to 1946).

John F. McGuire married Anna.8 John F. McGuire was a sheet metal worker.8 John and Anna were listed in 1944-6 at 3 Berkeley Place, and in 1948 as removed to New York.9 John McGuire was in 1946 in the US Army.8 Eileen Marie McGuire graduated on 20 July 1944 from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood. Eileen was one of the last graduating class of Radburnites of Ridgewood High School.10,11 Eileen Marie McGuire was in 1946 a stenographer in New York.8

The Fair Lawn - Paramus Clarion, 21 July 1944, insert, pg. 1.
     Mr and Mrs John F. McGuire of Berkeley Place announced the engagement of their daughter Eileen Marie to Private 1st Class Ralph F. Jackson, son of Mr and Mrs Frank N Jackson, 311 Bergen Avenue, Fair Lawn. Miss McGuire graduated from Ridgewood High School.12


  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 13-15.
  3. [S2] 1940 Federal Census, T627: ED 2-87, sheet 63B (1319), line 52-54.
  4. [S5] 1931 Directory.
  5. [S9] 1939 Directory.
  6. [S7] 1935 Directory.
  7. [S10] 1941 Directory.
  8. [S12] 1946 Directory.
  9. [S13] 1948 Directory.
  10. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944, pg 6.
  11. [S29] Arrow, 1944.
  12. [S27] Clarion, July 21, 1944. insert. Serviceman's Newsletter, July 1944.