Our Firemen, The History of the NY Fire Departments

Chapter 48, Part VII

By Holice and Debbie

Company No. 20 -- Organized September 18, 1865, at No. 47 Marion Street, in quarters of Marion Engine No. 9. Had a steamer, built by James Smith, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Hugh Bonner; assistant foreman, Charles Bathman; engineer, Edward A. Willoughby; stoker, James Hogan; driver, Michael Brennan; fireman, George Wilson, James Bush, Jacob Hickman, Peter A. Meeks, Philip Herrlick, John McCarrick, James A. Campbell.

Company No. 5 -- Organized September 25, 1865, at No. 186 East Fourteenth Street, in the quarters of United States Engine No. 23. Had a steamer, built by James Smith, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, David B. Waters; assistant foreman, Patrick McKeever, engineer, William J. Hamilton; stoker, Charles H. Riley; driver, Alonzo A. Smith, firemen, James F. Butler, Peter H. Walsh, John J. Corley, Michael J. Stapleton, William H. Farrell, Francis Reilly, Patrick J. Burns.

Company No. 13 -- Organized September 25, 1865, at No. 99 Wooster Street, in quarters of Oceanus Engine No. 11. Had a steamer, built by James Smith in 1863, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, John F. Gerau; assistant foreman, Cornelius Bloodgood (first appointed a fireman, and promoted on the resignation of W. F. Earle, who did not serve at all); engineer, John R. Day; stoker, John McLoughlin; driver, Robert Pollock; firemen, Frederick Wemmell, Edward Price, Jacob Regus, Hugh Kittson, George F. Rice, Charles Clarke, Patrick Gough.

Company No. 17 -- Organized September 29, 1865, at No. 91 Ludlow Street, in quarters of Manhattan Engine No. 8. Had a steamer, built in 1861, by the Portland Company, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Robert V. Mackey; assistant foreman, Noah L. Chamberlain; engineer, James Hamilton; stoker, William H. St. John; driver, Thomas H. Griffith; fireman, James Neville, William Wood, David Closey, William Long, William Sheehan, Henry Brengel, William H. Ranson, Thomas Harrington.

Company No. 9 -- Organized September 29 at No. 55 East Broadway, in quarters of Excelsior Engine No. 2. Had an Amoskeag engine, built in 1865, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Stewart Carson; assistant foreman, Patrick H. Stewart; engineer, Thomas Haley; stoker, Daniel O'Keefe; driver, John I. Herrick; firemen, Elisha Van Brunt, John Knapp, Edward McArdle, Edward Roche, John Conway, William E. Hogan, Andrew Lennon.

Company No. 11 -- Organized October 2 at No. 437 East Houston Street, in quarters of Live oak Engine No. 44. Had a Amoskeag engine, built in 1861, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Julian C. Harrison; assistant foreman, John W. Miller; engineer, Alfred Hoyt; stoker, Joseph Gorman; driver, William H. Young; firemen, Thomas A. Carroll, George T. Florence, Hugh McGinley, George Wyman, John O'Neil, Charles Travis, Michael Knapp.

Company No. 21 -- Organized October 4, 1865, at No. 142 East Fortieth Street, in quarters of Naiad Hose Company No. 33. Had a steamer built by James Smith, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, James B. Hunt, assistant foreman, John A. Biglin; engineer, Stephen O'Brien; stoker, Edward O'Donnell, driver, John Carr; firemen, Albert Stone, Victor D. Mahoney, William Barber, Joseph O. David, John Morgan, Cornelius McNally, Henry Bennett.

Company No. 22 -- organized October 4, 1865, at third Avenue and Eighty-fifth Street, in quarters of Americus Hose No. 48. Had a steamer built by Joseph Banks, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, John B. Dinham, assistant foreman, Nicholas Smith; engineer (after delay), William Beaman; stoker, John W. Kennedy; driver, Joseph Lutz; fireman, William L. Meeks, H. J. Clark, John C. Post, William Quinn, John McMenomy, Thomas Haines, Schuyler Topping.

Company No. 14 -- Organized October 6, 1865, at No. 15 East Eighteenth Street, in quarters of Metamora Hose No. 29. Had an Amoskeag engine, built in 1865, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, William H. Wilson; assistant foreman, George B. Nicholson; engineer, Thomas Cowan; stoker, Charles F. Golden; driver, John Barden; firemen, George w. Hall, Thomas P. Stephenson, Daniel J. Meagher, Thomas W. Gillett, Terence P. Brennen, E. S. Rhodes, William P. Daniels.

Company No. 28 -- Organized October 6, 1865, in Sixty-eighth Street, near Tenth Avenue, in quarters of Harry Howard Engine No. 36. Had at first a hand engine and a steam engine drawn by hand. Foreman, Henry A. Linden; assistant foreman, George McLoughlin; engineer, John Slattery; stoker, Adam Feit; driver, James A. McCormack; firemen, William Bennett, John Cotton, Christopher C. Flick, Bartley Monahan, William H. Van Houton, Charles H. Reed, Lafayette Sharp.

Suburban Company No. 36 -- Organized partly on a volunteer basis--the company being paid a lump sum per annum, and the members following their usual avocations--October 11, 1865, in Fourth Avenue, between One Hundred and Twenty-sixth and One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Streets, in quarters of Pocahontas Engine No. 49. Had two hand engines. Foreman, Robert C. Brown; assistant foreman, William Seaman; fireman, James Crowley, John D. Lee, H. S. McDowell, George J. Stouter, William A. Waterbury, C. W. Ridley, James P. Bremer, William Taylor, Philip Northrup, Robert J. Post, William Healey, Samuel Christie, Andrew Van Varren, Matthew Table, John W. Brown, Edward Huntington, Charles A. Wilkins, Samuel T. Allaire, W. R. Pettigrew, Frederick Alonzo, Henry L. Niven, David Hanson, R. G. Rudd, Theodore Fink, Jacob R. Wilkins, William R. Gilleland, John W. Church, Edward J. Keech, Jonathan Hanson.

Suburban Company No. 37 -- Organized partly on a volunteer basis--the company being paid a lump sum per annum, and the members following their usual avocations--October 11, 1865, at One Hundred and Twenty-second Street, between Second and Third Avenues, in quarters of Undine engine No. 52. Had two hand engines. Foreman, G. B. Tunison; assistant foreman, E. Doughty; firemen, R. M. Christie, E. B. Tunison, P. Traphagen, William H. Johnson, James E. Watson, William F. Haradon, James H. Searles, George Keller, Frank Straub, L. B. Tupper, J. S. McCosker, F. A. Steele, N. W. Moulton, H. H. Cook, F. McL. Wallace, James Doughty, Oloff Peterson, George H. E. Lynch, G. B. Conkling, J. E. Demarest, S. W. Tompkins, Henry C. Mount, John Becker, William Robins, James P. Bremner, Charles L. Tupper, Adam Jacobi.

Suburban Company No. 38 -- Organized partly on a volunteer basis--the company being paid a lump sum per annum, and the members following their usual avocations--October 11, 1865, in Eighty-fifth Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, in quarters of Americus Hose No. 48. Had two hand engines. Foreman, John Hay; assistant foreman, William H. Marshal; fireman, William J. Kelley, Andrew Dunning, Charles M. Piper, William Sanderson, Hugh Conaghan, Henry Schaffer, Weston Higbie, John H. Bradley, D. Bartley, Edward Cobussier, F. C. M. Moore, Theodore E. Dye, George W. Johnson, Peter Wooley, Lewis Anderson, Louis Lewis, William Baldwin, William H. McCarty, P. H. McNally, James Bridge, John R. Vail, William H. Thomas, David Opdike, Geo. W. T. Thomas, Patrick Murtha, Alonzo Brown, Joseph Johnson, John Coady.

Company No. 24 -- Organized October 11, 1865, at No. 78 Morton Street, in quarters of Howard Engine No. 34. Did first duty with a hand engine, afterwards with an Amoskeag. Foreman, William H. Wood, assistant foreman, Patrick Fitzsimmons; engineer, James Rogers; stoker, John C. Connell; driver, Patrick Trainor; firemen, Albert Tier, James Kelley, William H. Hardy, Thomas Walker, William Cavanagh, William Harrison, Patrick Trainor, James Greenwood.

Company No. 25 -- Organized October 13, 1865, at No. 148 Fifth Street, in quarters of Jefferson Engine No. 26. Had a steamer built by the Portland Company in 1861, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, John Alden; assistant foreman, Silas Lyng; engineer, Charles E. Struck; stoker, William Peto; driver, George W. Evans; fireman, Schuyler Livingstone, Benjamin A. Gicquel, Charles Lynch, Henry A. Burger, Charles Willert, William Cahill.

Company No. 12 -- Organized October 13, 1865, at No. 261 William Street, in quarters of Eagle Engine No. 13. Had a steamer built by James Smith in 1863, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, James Oates; assistant foreman, Joseph Williams; engineer, Joseph Shaw; driver, William P. Allen, stoker, James O'Neil; firemen, Joseph W. Moran, Henry Murray, William Hern, Washington Montange, Malachi Haley, John Pettit.

Company No. 26 -- Organized October 16, 1865, at No. 138 West Thirty-seventh Street, in quarters of Valley Forge Engine No. 46. Had a steamer built buy Lee & Larned in 1859, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, William M. Mitchell; assistant foreman, Alexander McNeil; engineer, Wm. A. Brickell; stoker, A. D. Keifer; driver, Benjamin Johnson; firemen, Samuel C. Campbell, Archibald Stewart, Oliver Hawkins, Robert Wray, Jacob Tooker, John McCreadle, Gideon L. Tooker.

Company No. 27 -- Organized October 16, 1865, at No. 173 Franklin Street, in quarters of North River Engine No. 30. Had a steamer built by Joseph Banks in 1863, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Luke A. Murphy' assistant foreman, David H. Beardsley; engineer, George Brown; stoker, James Davis; driver, Charles H. Tucker; fireman, Edward Kelley, William Stoker, John Stanley, John Murphy, William Mason, Francis Walls, Patrick Kennie.

Company No. 28 -- Organized October 20, 1865, at No. 211 East Eleventh Street, in quarters of Forrest Engine No. 3. Did first duty with a hand engine. Foreman, William Donnelly; assistant foremen, Hugh Lindsey; engineer, Edward Minton; stoker, Henry Peters; Driver, Charles Shardon; firemen, Joseph F. Malloy, John B. Carpenter, James Flood, Patrick Kennedy, Patrick Costello, Patrick Flynn, Richard Delaney.

Company No. 29 -- Organized October 20, 1865, at No. 204 Washington Street, the quarters of Hudson engine No. 53. Had a steamer built by James Smith, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Arnot Spence; assistant foreman, William E. Smith; engineer, John Slattery; stoker, Anthony McCaffrey; driver, Edward Carpenan; fireman, John Grimes, James Hunter, Thomas McGrath, John B. Wilson, Richard Norris, Luke Kavanagh, James McKay.

Company No. 30 -- Organized October 20, 1865, at No. 18 Renwick Street, in quarters of Alert Hose No. 41. Did first duty with a hand engine. Foreman, William Simpson, assistant foreman, William Harrison; engineer, George Henderson; stoker, Robert A. McFarland; driver, William H. Scott; fireman, Samuel G. Jackson, Richard Nodine, Isaac Wiltsie, Richard D. Hall, William Mahoney, James Meehan.

Company No. 31 -- Organized October 20, 1865, at No. 116 Leonard Street, in quarters of Fulton Engine No. 21. Had a steamer built by A. B. Taylor, Son & Co., in 1862, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Peter Weir; assistant foreman, Patrick Gavagan; engineer, Robert Mullen; stoker, J. D. Ferris; driver, John Casey; firemen, Michael Hart, John R. Scoble, John F. Murphy, James McNamee, John H. Kehoe, James Collins, John J. Bresnan.

Company No. 32 -- Organized October 20, 1865, at No. 18 Burling Slip, in quarters of Edwin Forrest Hose No. 5. Had a steamer built by Joseph Banks in 1864, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, William Buckley; assistant foreman, John Pettit; engineer, D. T. Mullin; stoker, James Burke; driver, William Wilson; firemen, John F. Horan, John Hewitt, Patrick H. Downey, Thomas H. Downs, John Walker, James Burke, William Cotter, Benjamin Dunlop.

Suburban Company No. 39 -- Organized partly on a volunteer basis--the company being paid a lump sum per annum, and the members following their usual avocations--October 27, 1865, in Lawrence Street, Manhattanville, in quarters of Manhattan Hose No. 59. Had a hand engine. Foreman, James E. Foote; assistant engineer, Nicholas Kuntz; fireman, William Cowen, Thomas Schneider, Patrick Sullivan, John Mead, John S, Poole, James Pettit, John Moore, Aaron Meyer, Terence Gray, A. W. Hume, George Kintz, George Craft, Thomas McIntyre, John McClenahan, John Higgins, Andrew Geraty, Patrick Guilfoyle, George W. Smith, William Kehoe, Elias Garrahant, John Meyer, Alfred Lyon, Jeremiah Butler, Casper Miller, George O. Roberts.

Company No. 34 -- Organized October 30, 1865, at No. 286 West Thirty-third Street, in quarters of Mazeppa Hose No. 42. Had a steamer built by William H. Van Ness in 1854, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, William P. Daniell; assistant foreman, John Coyle; engineer, Lewis A. Lallemont; stoker, William Wray; driver, Daniel Kash; firemen, George A. Campbell, Eugene A. Pettigrew, Charles E, Mackey, peter Funcke, William E. Looker, John Lynch, James Lavelle.

Suburban Company No. 40 -- Organized partly on a volunteer basis--the company being paid a lump sum per annum, and the members following their usual avocation--October 30, 1865, at Carmansville, in quarters of Fort Washington Engine No. 27. Had a hand engine. Foreman, William Harris, Jr.; assistant foreman, George Kirkland; firemen, Charles H. Robinson, John Short, James Buckridge, Edward Scallon, Resolved Gardiner, James O'Rourke, Charles C. Townley, Erhardt Maixner, John Cooper, M. I. Quigg, Philip Schule, Mortimer Ward, John Scallon, Munson W. Smith, Thomas H. Gagen, Bernard Murray, William Depperman, Mathias Sinndinger, Thomas Fulton, George Briggs, William Barry, James B. Archer, M. I. Corley, Thomas Coffrey, William H. Porter, James Houston, James Robertson, Bernard Gardner, John Watson, Robert Dazell, I. Hamilton Cathill, Christian Santer, George Finn.

Company No. 33 -- Organized November 1, 1865, at No. 220 Mercer Street, the quarters of Niagara engine No. 34. Had a steam built by Joseph Banks in 1863, and tender drawn by horses. Foreman, Henry M. Van Wart; assistant foreman, james Gilmartin; engineer, George Shaw; stoker, James Newman; driver, James Tucker; firemen, John Larkin, Christopher Hes, Thomas F. Gibney, Christian Van Rensselaer, Thomas F. Sculley, John Mullen, John Courtney.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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