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Michael Berolzheimer Collection

Identifier: AR 4136 / MF 550

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents on the history of the Berolzheimer family, as well as family trees of the Berolzheimers and related families. It includes copies of censuses, vital records, and tax lists of the Jewish communities of Berolzheim, Fuerth, Heidenheim, Mittelfranken, and Redwitz an der Rodach from the seventeenth through the nineteenth century, and photos of cemeteries and ritual objects. The Addenda include a letter (1939) from Michael Berolzheimer to Charles and Lois Berolzheimer.

The following families are mentioned in this collection: Asyl family; Auspitz family; Bechmann family; Behrens family; Bendit family; Benedict family; Bergmann family; Berlin family; Berolzheim family; Berolzheimer family; Beselau family; Besels family; Bessels family; Besselsohn family; Biedermann family; Bing family; Binswanger family; Bloch family; Bondi family; Brilin family; Brill family; Brillin family; Bruehl family; Bruell family; Buechenbacher family; Cassel (Cassella), Loeb, family; Eger family; Engel family; Eskeles family; Ettlinger family; Faber du Faur, von, family; Falkenau family; Fellheimer family; Fraenkel, Albert family; Fraenkel family; Fraenkel-Fellheimer family; Friedberg family; Friedmann family; Gablenz-Eskeles family; Gagern family; Goldschmidt family; Gomperts family; Gomperz family; Gosdorfer family; Greenhood family; Groedel family; Guenzburger family; Gueterbock family; Gumperts family; Gumpertz family; Gumperz family; Guthmann family; Gutmann family; Haas family; Hausmann family; Heilbronn family; Heine family; Henle, von, family; Herzfelder family; Hirsch family; Hirsch, von, family; Hirschel family; Hopf family; Iglauer family; Josephthal family; Katzenellenbogen family; Katzenelnbogen family; Kaula family; Kaulla family; Koenigswarter family; Krakenberger family; Lang family; Lehmann family; Levy family; Lieser family; Mannheimer family; Mendelssohn family; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy family; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Lea, family; Menzels family; Meyerbeer family; Meyerbeer, Giacomo, family; Midas family; Nathan family; Nathan, Esther, family; Neuburger family; Neustaedter family; Newburger family; Oettinger family; Offenbacher family; Ollesheimer family; Oppenheim family; Oppenheimer family; Oppheim, Jechiel family; Oppler family; Osterberg family; Pessels family; Pesselssohn family; Pfeiffer, von, family; Prager family; Priel family; Prill family; Raule family; Reitzenberger family; Rindskopf family; Rosenbaum family; Scherer family; Schnebel family; Schwab family; Schweizer family; Spira family; Steiner family; Stettauer family; Strupp family; Tuchmann family; Uhlmann family; Ullmo family; Ullstein family; Wassermann family; Wedeles family; Wertheim family; Wertheimber family; Wertheimer family; Wertheimstein family; Willstaetter family; Wimpffen family; Winkler family; Wolf family; Wolfskehl family; Zaudy family; and Zwehl, von, family.

The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Andronin, Cecile, Baroness; Auspitz, Stephan v.; Bauer, David; Behrens, Siegfried; Bendit, Leo; Berlin, Abraham Meier; Berlin, Roeschen Dina; Bernstein, Max; Berolzheim, Maennlein; Berolzheimer, Babette; Berolzheimer, Baruch; Berolzheimer, Daniel; Berolzheimer, Edel; Berolzheimer, Emanuel; Berolzheimer, Fanny; Berolzheimer, Frederike; Berolzheimer, Gluecksche; Berolzheimer, Haennlein Hirsch; Berolzheimer, Heinrich; Berolzheimer, Hirsch; Berolzheimer, Leah; Berolzheimer, Menachem Maennlah; Berolzheimer, Michael; Berolzheimer, Michael G.; Berolzheimer, Mirjam; Berolzheimer, Moses Jakob; Berolzheimer, Naftali Hirsch; Berolzheimer, Philip; Berolzheimer, Reikel; Berolzheimer, Salomon Loeb; Berolzheimer, Simon; Berolzheimer, Telzela; Berolzheimer, Theresa; Bienenfeld, Else; Biermann, Franz; Bondi, Simon Isaak; Carl Thedor von Bayern, Kurfuerst; Deutsch, Hermann; Fraenkel, Albert; Fraenkel, Michael; Fraenkel, Michael Koppel; Freudenthal, Else; Freudenthal, Max, Rabbi; Groedel, Ephraim; Grombacher, H.; Haas, Ludwig; Hamburger, Theodor; Harburger, Theo; Heine, Heinrich; Henle, Jacob; Hoenigsberg, Hoenig Edler v.; Katzenelnbogen, Isaak; Katzenellenbogen, Jakob Pinchas; Kaula, Friedrich; Koenigsberger, Moritz; Krakenberger, Isaak; Jakobovitz, Tobias; Josephthal, Gustav; Josephthal, Hans; Lamm, Louis; Lewy, Rudolf; Lewy, Wolf Samuel; Lieben, S.H.; Loewi, Isak; Maennlein, Moritz; Mannheimer, David; Mendelssohn, Moses; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix; Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Lea; Meyerbeer, Giacomo; Neuberger, Hirsch Model; Nathan von Oberhausen; Newberger, Alfred H.; Oppenheim, Michael; Oppenheimer, Albert; Oppenheimer, Menachem Mendel Emanuel; Oppenheimer, Simon Wolf; Phiebig, Albert J.; Prager, Fanny; Prager, Joachim; Rosenbaum, Benno; Rosenthal, Berthold; Salin, Edgar; Tuchmann, Friedrich Carl; Ullstein, Hermann; Ullstein, Leopold; Ulmann, Emil; Wachstein, Bernhard; Wassermann, Jakob; Wertheim, Liepman Cohen; Wertheimber, Abraham Wolf; Wertheimber, Eleanor; Wertheimber, Lazarus Samuel; Wertheimber, Loew Isaak; Wertheimber, Philipp; Wertheimber, R. Simson; Wertheimber, Regine; Wertheimstein, Edler von; Wolf, Wolf; and Wolfskehl, Karl.

The following locations are mentioned in this collection: Ansbach, Austria, Baiersdorf, Bavaria, Bayreuth, Bechhofen, Berlin, Berolzheim, Burgkunstadt, Buttenwiesen, Cronheim, Czechoslovakia, Dresden, Dinkelsbuehl, Franconia, Fuerth, Gunzenhausen, Haigersloch, Harburg, Heidenheim, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, Kriegshaber, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, Markbreit, Mertingen, Mittelfranken, Moehren, Munich, Nuremberg, Oettingen-Wallerstein, Oppenheim, Pappenheim, Paris, Pfersee, Prague, Redwitz a.d. Rodach, Schopfloch, Treuchtlingen, Uehlfeld, Vienna, and Wertheim.


  • 1325-1942


Language of Materials

The collection is in German, English, and Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is microfilmed; use MF 550 (3 reels).

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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

Born in Fuerth on February 22, 1866, Michael Berolzheimer was a lawyer whose chief vocation was genealogy. He left Germany on July 26, 1938 for Zurich, Switzerland, than departed Europe via Le Havre, France on September 8, 1938. He arrived in New York on September 15, 1938. Michael Berolzheimer died in Mount Vernon, New York, on June 5, 1942.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


This collection contains documents on the history of the Berolzheimer family, as well as family trees of the Berolzheimers and related families.


Collection is available on 3 reels of microfilm (MF 550).

  1. Reel 1: 1/0 - 1/5
  2. Reel 2: 1/6; 2/1 - 2/4
  3. Reel 3: 2/5 - 2/6; 3/1 - 3/7

Separated Material

Most photographs removed to LBI Photograph Collection.

Michael Berolzheimer Collection, 1325-1942   AR 4136 / MF 550
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Revision Statements

  • 2010-03-23 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl.
  • 2012-09-24.: Biographical note edited.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States