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Hertz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2453

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains documents pertaining to the Hertz family of Rheinberg, particularly Emanuel Hertz, his brother Callmann Hertz, and Emanuel Hertz's wife Philippiena Hertz née Spier of Rees. Included are items pertaining to the military service of Emanuel Hertz and Callmann Hertz and family correspondence.

The first folder includes items pertaining to Emanuel Hertz, the majority of which document his military service in the Ulanen Regiment. The folder contains military certificates including enlistment papers, holiday passes, and service awards. Also included are two leaflets announcing the 50th anniversary of the work of Emanuel Hertz's father, also named Emanuel Hertz, as a mohel for the community of Rheinberg.

Folder two contains a death certificate for Callmann Hertz, who died while serving in the Prussian Army. Also included are brief notes on his army service and death.

The third folder contains correspondence between Emanuel Hertz in Rheinberg and Philippiena Spier in Rees. The correspondence dates from 1842 to 1849; the bulk of the correspondence is dated before 1847, the year of their marriage.

Folder four contains correspondence between various members of the Hertz and Spier families, including Emanuel Hertz and Philippiena Spier.

The oversize folder contains a marriage announcement for Emanuel Hertz and Philippiena Spier published in the Kölnische Zeitung.

Dates

  • 1835-1896

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Yiddish and Dutch.

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

The Hertz family originated in Rheinberg near Geldern, an old Jewish community. Emanuel Hertz of Rheinberg joined the Ulanen Regiment in Düsseldorf for three years voluntary service in 1835. His brother Callmann Hertz died in uniform while fighting the insurrection in Baden in 1849.

Extent

5 Folders

Abstract

The collection contains documents pertaining to the Hertz family of Rheinberg, particularly Emanuel Hertz, his brother Callmann Hertz, and Emanuel Hertz's wife Philippiena Hertz née Spier of Rees. Included are items pertaining to the military service of Emanuel Hertz and Callmann Hertz and family correspondence.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the first folder

Separated Material

Clippings have been removed to the Hertz Family Clippings Collection, AR 2453 C

Creator

Title
Guide to the Hertz Family Collection, 1835-1896  AR 2453
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Sarah Glover
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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