Elmer G. Osterhoudt  Family
from
Los Angeles City Directories

 
These listings are from the Los Angeles California city directories. The directories contain a listing of business concerns and private citizens. They are not "phone books," but where possible they show the phone number. A reverse lookup of Crockett Blvd in 1927 shows only one household on the block where the Osterhoudt's lived had a phone. (It was at 8002 Crockett Blvd.) There are no entries listed for the Osterhoudt's prior to 1916. There are no Osterhoudt entries listed where the year is missing in the table below. There are no entries for "Alice Newman."

The directories do not show everyone who lived at the address. For instance, in 1940 Melvin, Charles and Merlin all list their address as 8019 Crockett Blvd on their draft cards. Their phone number was LA 9819. The name of the person referenced at that address is Alice Newman. Not only don't they appear in the 1939 directory, there is no entry whatsoever for 8019 Crockett Blvd in 1940.

Note: William and Wilbert are the same person - Elmer's father.
 
YEAR NAMES OCCUPATIONS ADDRESSES PHONE
      r = residence    h= householder  
1916-17 Osterhoudt, W A Woodworker Jones Sash & Door Co Los Angeles  
         
1920 Osterhoudt E G Lab (laborer) Hammond Lumber Co  
         
1922 Osterhoudt John E Carpenter r 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Wm A (Alice E) Carpenter h 8011 Crockett Blvd  
         
1923 Osterhoudt C Wilbert Carpenter r 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Elmer G Wireless Operator r 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  J Edward Carpenter r 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  WM Carpenter h 8011 Crockett Blvd  
         
1924 Osterhoudt Cyril W Lab (laborer) r 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Elmer G   r 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Wm A Cabinet Maker h 8011 Crockett Blvd  
         
1925 Osterhoudt, Cyril Electrician r 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Wm A, (Alice E) Carpenter h 8011 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Elmer G Manchester Radio Electric Shop r 1522 Manchester Ave  
         
1927 Osterhoudt Elmer G Proprietor Man. Radio Elec Shop r 1522 E. Manchester Ave  
  Osterhoudt Wilbert A Carpenter h 8019 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Cyril W Lab (laborer) r 8019 Crockett Blvd  
         
1929 Osterhoudt Wilbert (Alice) Carpenter h 8119a Crockett Blvd (misprint?)  
         
1930 Osterhoudt John E   r 8019 Crockett Blvd  
  Wilbert and John Osterhoudt both passed away in 1930.    
         
1931 Osterhoudt Cyril (Leona) radio technician h 8019 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Wilbert A (Alice E) wood turner h 8019 Crockett Blvd  
         
1932 Osterhoudt W A Mrs.   h 8011 Crockett Blvd KI 3619
         
1932 Osterhoudt Alice E Widow (W A) h 8019 Crockett Blvd KI 3619
  Newman J C   r 8019 Crockett KI 3619
  Brannan Sam  (Isabelle) salesman h 8019 Crockett Blvd  
         
1934 Osterhoudt C W radio sets, sales, supplies and service 7705 S. Central Ave  
         
1936 Osterhoudt Fred C *   r 8019 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt  Wilda F fruit worker r 8019 Crockett Blvd  
         
1937 Osterhoudt Cyril (Leona) radio technician h 8006 Crockett Blvd  
         
1938 Osterhoudt Cyril (Leona) radio technician h 8006 Crockett Blvd  
         
1939 Osterhoudt Chas F * gas station atdt r 8019 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Wilda beauty operator r 8019 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Cyril W (Leona) radio technician h 8006 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Fred * mechanic r 9115 Compton  
         
1940 Osterholtz Cyril (Leona) Radio Repr h 8006 Crockett Blvd  
         
1941 Osterhoudt Cyril W (Leona)   h 8006 Crockett Blvd  
  Osterhoudt Fred *   r 8019 Crockett Blvd  
         
1942 Osterhoudt Cyril W (Leona) salesman h 8006 Crockett Blvd  
  Cyril passed away in 1952.      
         
1956 Osterhoudt C F *   8019 Crockett Blvd LU2-5760
  Segura, David and Guadalupe   8019 Crockett Blvd  
  Martin, L F   8019 Crockett Blvd  
         
1960 Osterhoudt C F *   8019 Crockett Blvd LU2-5760
  Ferreira, Joseph   8019 Crockett Blvd LU2-5706
         
  * Charles Frederick Osterhoudt      
 
Some notes about the addresses: 8011 Crockett Blvd no longer exists. In 1972 the house currently at 8013 Crockett Blvd was built on two lots, lots 24 and 25. Lot 24 would have once been 8011 Crockett Blvd

8019 Crockett Blvd was built in 1922, according to the property records. In 1928 it was enlarged to a "multi-family residence" with the addition of a duplex. This is reflected in the 8019 address. The addition was actually built in 1925 (see below). There appears to be an apartment in the rear with the duplex in the front. MAP
 
The curb shows there are three addresses at the Crockett Blvd site.

 
Interior of 8019 1/2 Crockett Boulevard
 
 
 
These pictures of 8019 Crockett Blvd were found at apartments dot com. Not surprising, the interior of the apartment has been renovated and almost all the history has been eradicated. Judging by the amount of paint on the bathroom door, and the molding around the bathroom and closet doors, these are original doors. That entryway to the kitchen is probably the same one the Osterhoudt's walked through. The rest of the pictures on the site had no historical value.

The Property Class is "Three units." The description is "Second level unit with its own front porch." Built in 1922. Since the duplex in the front was built in 1928 and doesn't have an upper porch, this is the building in the back.

Wilbert and John were carpenters. 8019 appeared after the Osterhoudt's moved to 8019 because Wilbert built it in 1925. According to Donna Olson (daughter of Wilda Osterhoudt, Elmer's half-sister) the original house was a long narrow structure running from the front to the back of the property. Her memory of it is that it resembled a trailer in its dimensions. This building burnt down in the late 1960s or early '70s, taking the life of it's occupant, a woman named Ethel. The date of 1925 is significant because that was the year Ada May Osterhoudt died of pneumonia, as she was being carried by her father from the old house to the new house.