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Charles P. Stanton Collection

Identifier: AR 25138 / MF 734

Scope and Contents

The Charles P. Stanton Collection contains the results of fifty years of genealogical research. The bulk of the collection, Series V, consists of more than 2,000 family trees, correspondence, and related materials to over 300 Jewish families from the areas of Nuremberg, Fuerth, Bamberg, Ansbach and Dinkelsbuehl. Some families also had branches at Ichenhausen and Laupheim in Swabia. Many of the folders in this series contain a "Master Family Tree" compiled by Stanton. He would often send out copies of these master family trees to interested researchers. The represent the final version of his research on a particular family. The folders, which do not have a master family tree, usually contain smaller versions of family trees, either compiled by the families themselves or by Stanton. Almost all folders also contain research material and correspondence, which hold additional genealogical information. Notes and drafts for the master family trees can be found in Series IV. Also included in this collection are notes on several towns and cities in Franconia, located in Series III.

More general research notes and materials such as maps, old indexes, addresses, obituaries and well preserved banknotes from Theresienstadt, can be found in Series II.

The collection only contains a few personal items related to Charles P. Stanton. Series I includes documents about his military service, his activities as a member of the Grace Church, and the Cornell University Alumni association. Users can also find general correspondence mainly dating from the 1990s in this series.


  • Creation: 1802-2001
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1980-2000


Language of Materials

The collection is in English, German, French, Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Researchers must use microfilm (MF 734).

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


Biographical Note

Charles Perry Stanton's parents, Fritz and Hella Steinlein (née Kaufmann) were en route from Nuremberg to the United States when Charles was born in Zurich in December 1935. His older brother Peter was born in Nuremberg in August 1930. The family settled in Great Neck, NY and converted to Christianity. Charles Stanton was baptized and brought up as an Episcopalian. On November 9, 1938 the family changed the last name from Steinlein to Stanton.

Charles Stanton studied law at Cornell University and graduated in 1957. Following his graduation, he served as Lieutenant in the US Army until 1965. He then worked for J.P. Morgan for over twenty-five years. Later, he joined the financial services office of the Pratt family, which founded the Pratt Institute. He was also active in the local Episcopal church, and served as treasurer, clerk and member of the choir.

In 1969, Charles Stanton married Julia (Judy) Duke Henning. They had two daughters: Julie and Charlotte

Since the age of fourteen, Charles Stanton had been involved with genealogy and researched the Jewish families of Franconia, where his family had lived for many generations before the Holocaust. In the 1990s, he worked extensively with Gisela Blume from Zirndorf , Germany and Dan Barlev from Jerusalem.

Charles P. Stanton died in February 2001.


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The bulk of this collection consist of the genealogical research materials compiled by Charles P. Stanton. The focus is on Jewish families from Franconia. Stanton compiled over 2,000 family trees, which are part of this collection. The information in the family trees is augmented by correspondence and other related materials.


This collection has twenty-one reels of microfilm.

  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/17
  2. Reel 2: 1/18-2/13
  3. Reel 3: 2/14-2/25
  4. Reel 4: 2/26-3/19
  5. Reel 5: 3/20-3/41
  6. Reel 6: 4/1-4/17
  7. Reel 7: 4/18-4/25
  8. Reel 8: 4/26-5/12
  9. Reel 9: 5/13-5/39
  10. Reel 10: 6/1-6/19
  11. Reel 11: 6/20-6/40
  12. Reel 12: 6/41-7/27
  13. Reel 13: 7/28-7/40
  14. Reel 14: 8/1-8/20
  15. Reel 15: 8/21-9/14
  16. Reel 16: 9/15-9/38
  17. Reel 17: 9/39-10/6
  18. Reel 18: 10/7-10/21
  19. Reel 19: 10/22-11/12
  20. Reel 20: 11/13-12/6
  21. Reel 21: 12/7-12/31

Related Material

Related collections at the Leo Baeck Institute include:

  1. A Modern Odyssee: The Account of the Steinlein and Kaufmann Families and their Descendants from Franconia, MS 538
  2. Gisela Blume Collection, AR 1062
  3. Henry (Heinrich) Berolzheimer Collection, AR 25020
  4. John H. Bergmann Collection, AR 4861, MF 613
  5. Koenigswarter Family Collection, AR 960
  6. Michael Berolzheimer Collection, AR 4136
  7. Rosenfelder Family Collection, AR 6255
  8. Tuchmann Family, AR 1401, AR 1401a, MM 104
Guide to the Papers of Charles Perry Stanton (1935-2001), 1802-2001 (bulk 1980-2000)   AR 25138 / MF 734
Processed by Ingo Bergmann
© 2005
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Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States