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Weil-Goldman Family Collection

Identifier: AR 5268

Scope and Content Note

The Weil-Goldman family collection includes photocopied and original official documents, correspondence, genealogy and photographs of the Goldman and Weil families.

The material pertaining to the Weil and Goldman families was organized into a scrapbook titled "History of my Family" by Wiliam H. Purwin. Photocopies of the scrapbook are located in folder two. A handwritten index for this scrapbook can be found in folder one. "History of my family" includes photographs, writings and correspondence, an obituary, an American naturalization document and a birth certificate, among others. The original documents and photographs are held in folders 3 – 6 and are numbered and arranged according to the order of the scrapbook.

The collection also includes a photocopy of a book by Dr. Louis Schaap, "Records of the Schaap family of Amersfoort, Amsterdam: printed by N.V Drukkerij Elsevier, 1938".


  • 1857-1938
  • Majority of material found within 1857-1890s


Language of Materials

The collection is in English and French.

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


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David Weil and his wife emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1857. David Weil was discharged from the American union army in 1862. Two of their children were Henry and Manuel Weil. They worked at the company David Weil's Sons Co. in New York City. Henry Weil married Bettie (Betty) Goldman; she was born in 1856, the daughter of Dr. Henry Goldman (1823-1892) from Bonn, Germany.

The Jewish Schaap family originated in Amersfoort, Netherlands; in 1938 there were descendants in the Netherlands, France, England, the United States and South Africa.


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The collection includes photocopied and original official documents, correspondence, genealogy and photographs of the Goldman and Weil families, as well as some materials pertaining to the Schaap family.


The collection has been arranged into seven folders.

Separated Material

A large photograph of the Liederkranz Society, New York has been removed to the LBI photograph collection. A copy of the photograph remains in the collection.

Processing Information

The family documents have been collected in one folder. The photographs have been reorganized according to the chronology of the index.

Guide to the Papers of the Weil-Goldman Family 1857-1938 AR 5268
Processed by Adrijana Blatnik
© 2016
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Description is in English.
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This version was derived from Weil-GoldmanFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • April 2016:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States