Homan, Amos C.


Homan, Amos C.


A Civil War veteran, Amos Homan operated a cigar stand at 37 Cooper Street and eventually bought the building.

Biographical Text

Amos Homan sold cigars at 37 Cooper Street, a corner row house with a store on the first floor and rented rooms above. He lived at the same address, beginning as a boarder by 1887 but owning the property (mortgaged) by 1900. He also was among the local incorporators of the J.A. Delmar Coal Company in 1903.

Homan was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as a private in Company H, New Jersey 12th Infantry Regiment, from September 4, 1862, until December 15, 1863, when he was transferred to a reserve unit due to unspecified poor health. While living in Camden, he was a member of the United Methodist Church on Third Street. Church records listed him as "widowed," although no records document his marriage and Census records list him as single.

Time period on Cooper Street

c. 1887-c. 1906

Location(s) - Cooper Street

37 Cooper Street

Location(s) - Other

Harrison, Gloucester, N.J., 1860 and 1870 Census
Mickle Street, Camden, c. 1884
122 N. Second Street, Camden, 1906


Cigar dealer
Previously a laborer, teamster, and porter

Birth Date



New Jersey

Death Date

Unknown, between 1906 and 1910. Buried with an undated veteran's headstone in Arlingon Memorial Park, Kearney, Hudson County, N.J.

Associated Individuals

Matilda Toy (operator of boarding house at 37 Cooper Street, 1887)


Camden City Directories (Ancestry.com)
Civil War Veterans Records (Ancestry.com)
"Incorporated To-day," Camden Courier Post, June 29, 1903 (Newspapers.com)
New Jersey State Census, 1905 (Ancestry.com)
Sanborn Insurance Maps, 1885, 1891 (Princeton University)
United Methodist Church Records (Ancestry.com)
U.S. Census, 1860, 1870, 1900 (Ancestry.com)

Research by

Charlene Mires
Lucy Davis

Posted by

Charlene Mires



“Homan, Amos C.,” Learning From Cooper Street, accessed June 18, 2024, https://omeka.camden.rutgers.edu/items/show/32.

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