Series II: Other Family Members, 1865-1974
Scope and Contents
This series holds the papers of other family members, including Hugo Knoepfmacher's wife Juliana, his father Wilhelm, and the family of his sister Hedwig Stern.
The documents of Juliana Knoepfmacher cover not only her certificates of birth, baptism, residence, and death, but also papers from her first marriage to Johann Swarowsky, such as the couple's secession from the Catholic Church in 1921, their marriage certificate and a relatively huge amount of judicial papers concerning their divorce.
Wilhelm Knoepfmacher's correspondence contains predominantly letters from various Jewish organizations and institutions, but also includes two Yiddish letters from his father Josef Hirsch Knoepfmacher. Noteworthy among Wilhelm Knoepfmacher's personal documents are papers concerning his membership in the Jewish Organization B'nai B'rith, where he was a respected member, as documented by a memorial in 1953 by Felix Kohn, the Past President of the Austrian District of B'nai B'rith Liberty Lodge. In addition the personal documents of Wilhelm also include his certificate of residence, the certificate of death of his wife Selma, and some genealogical records.
The documents of the Stern Family comprise a birth certificate and a certificate of military service for David Stern, the husband of Hugo Knoepfmacher's sister Hedwig Stern, as well as a birth certificate of Robert Stern, David and Hedwig's son.
- From the Collection: Knoepfmacher, Hugo, 1890-1980 (Person)
Language of Materials
This series is in German, English, with some Yiddish and Hungarian.
Open to researchers.
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From the Collection: 1.75 Linear Feet
0.1 linear foot.
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