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Simon Kaufmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4484

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Simon Kaufmann's residency permit for Lichtenau, Baden (1819), a few letters sent from Kaufmann family members in mid-19th century Georgia, and a genealogical chronicle of Simon Kaufmann's family.

The correspondence consists of letters sent by Simon Kaufmann's sons, all in Georgia, United States to their family still in Lichtenau (Baden), Germany. The last of the four letters (1863) describes conditions in Georgia during the Civil War. The manuscript located in the second folder consists of both narrative sections and genealogical tables which trace the history and migrations of the Kaufmann and Straus families. Included in the manuscript is a large number of photocopied and transcribed official documents, family correspondence, and photographs from Germany and the United States, largely originating in the 19th century. This manuscript was compiled by an American descendant of the Kaufmann family. See the manuscript's table of contents for more detailed information.

Dates

  • 1819-1863, 1993

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Simon Kaufmann was a merchant resident in Lichtenau (Baden), Germany. His sons Julius, Max, and Karl (Charles) all emigrated to Georgia around 1850. The manuscript in folder 2 indicates that this may have been the result of the events surrounding the failed 1848 revolution in Germany.

Extent

2 Folders

Overview

This collection contains Simon Kaufmann's residency permit for Lichtenau, Baden (1819), a few letters sent from Kaufmann family members in mid-19th century Georgia, and a genealogical chronicle of Simon Kaufmann's family.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in folder 1.

Separated Material

The Jewish Burials of Macon, Georgia, 1844-1997 (Kaufman, Gus Bernd and Kaufman, Marian Waxelbaum; Macon, Ga.: 1997 ; English; 220 + 6 pages) has been removed to the LBI Library Collection.

Listings of marriages of Macon and Bibb County, Georgia with one or both spouses of Jewish birth (1823-1998) (Kaufman, Gus Bernd and Kaufman, Marian Waxelbaum; Macon, Ga.: 1998 ; English; unnumbered pages) has been removed to the LBI Library Collection.
Title
Guide to the Simon Kaufmann Family Collection, 1819-1863, 1993  AR 4484
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
Date
© 2011
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 21, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States