Fleischer Family Papers
Scope and Content Note
This two folder collection is comprised of photographs, personal correspondence, and official records of Simon and Lilly Fleischer. The second folder contains a variety of photographs including one of a butcher shop (possibly Fleischer Brothers Butcher Shop) and several of Martin in the army (personal correspondence from Martin’s tour of duty is located in folder one). Among the city and state records are Lilly and Simon’s literacy certificate from New York State, and Simon and Lilly’s naturalization certificates. There is also a hand-written note by Lilly chronicling Simon’s history in the United States.
- Undated, 1899-1963
- Majority of material found within 1920 - 1959
- Fleischer family (Family)
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Simon Fleischer came to the United States from Austria in 1899. He moved to Brooklyn. In 1928, he married Lilly Hammerschlag. Simon and Lilly had two sons named Bernard and Martin. Martin never married. Bernard married Kathy and they had one daughter, Lilly, who died in 2011.
Language of Materials
The Fleischer Family papers document the family of Simon and Lilly (née Hammerschlag) Fleischer. Simon and Lilly emigrated from Poland to New York City in the early 1920s and married in 1928. They became naturalized United States citizens in the late 1960s. The Fleischers had two sons, Martin and Bernard. The Fleischers owned Fleischer Brothers Butchers in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, as well as Fleischer’s New Star Mountain Hotel in the Catskills area of Monticello, NY. The collection contains correspondence, passports, marriage records, naturalization records, some business documents, and many family photographs dating from the 1890s to the 1950s.
The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:
Collection is located in Consolidated Box P28.
Donated by Kathy Fleischer, 2012.
- Austrian Americans
- Black-and-white photographs
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
- Business cards
- Butcher shops
- Fleischer Brothers Butcher Shop
- Fleischer, Bernard
- Fleischer, Lilly Hammerschlag
- Fleischer, Martin
- Marriage certificates
- Monticello (Sullivan County, N.Y.)
- New York (N.Y.)
- Personal correspondence
- Photographic postcards
- Polish American families
- Receipts (financial records)
- Star Mountain Hotel
- Guide to the Fleischer Family Papers, undated, 1899-1963 *P-958
- Processed by Robert Walters
- © 2013
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