Remembering The Past: Clausen Family Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison

WOODBRIDGE-More from Harold Miller: “My cousin Leroy and I on some evenings after supper would walk up to the corner of Beech St. and Woodbridge Ave. and sit on a bench in front of his Uncle Bill Clausen’s Gulf Gas Station and wait for the officers of the Arsenal to hook their golf balls over the first tee of their golf club sending the ball over the fence along Woodbridge Ave. and we would retrieve them and the officers would pay us five or ten cents to get the balls back.”

“In the early 1900s, my Uncle Henry Clausen’s father owned a large farm on the corner of Woodbridge Ave. and Beech St. In the early 1950s a developer bought the property and sold lots and houses. One of the streets was even named Clausen Road.”

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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