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Joseph Mueller and Jenny Hartmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 188

Scope and Content Note

Series I-II hold correspondence of Joseph Mueller with his bride Jenny Hartmann and Mueller's correspondence with his parents, parents in law, siblings and cousins, and friends and acquaintances primarily from the time of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870/71, in which Joseph participated as a soldier. The letters mostly deal with personal matters, but also reflect the developments of the war.

Series III contains letters from Jenny's friend Hannchen and Jenny's brother Louis who immigrated to New York.

Series IV consists of additional material including a manuscript about the history of the Mueller family (Hebrew).

Dates

  • 1869-1983; undated

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, Hebrew.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

Joseph Mueller grew up in an acculturated Jewish family in Hamburg. His father Isaac owned a small business. Joseph himself was presumably a music teacher, clarinet player and the founder of a symphonic orchestra in Hamburg. In 1869 he joined the Prussian army and played in a military band. During 1870/1871 Mueller participated as a soldier in the Franco-Prussian War. In 1872, he married Jenny Hartmann.

Jenny Mueller (née Hartmann) came from a traditional Jewish family in Hamburg.

Carlos [Bernhard] was the grandson of Joseph and Jenny Mueller.

Extent

7 Folders

Overview

Series I-II hold correspondence of Joseph Mueller with his bride Jenny Hartmann and Mueller's correspondence with his parents, parents in law, siblings and cousins, and friends and acquaintances primarily from the time of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870/71, in which Joseph participated as a soldier. The letters mostly deal with personal matters, but also reflect the developments of the war.

Arrangement

  1. Series I: Correspondence between Joseph Mueller and Jenny Hartmann
  2. Folder 1: Letters from Jenny Hartmann to Joseph Mueller; 1870-1871
  3. Folder 2: Letters from Joseph Mueller to Jenny Hartmann; 1869-1890
  4. Series II: Correspondence of Joseph Mueller
  5. Folder 3: Letters from Family, Friends, and Acquaintances to Joseph Mueller; 1870-1892, undated
  6. Folder 4: Letters from Isaac Mueller (Father) and Wife to Joseph Mueller
  7. Folder 5: Correspondence between J. Mueller and Simon Hartmann and Wife (Parents in Law); 1870-1871 undated
  8. Series III: Correspondence of Jenny Hartmann
  9. Folder 6: Letters from Louis Hartmann (Brother) and Others to Jenny Hartmann; 1872-1875
  10. Series IV: Additional Material
  11. Folder 7: [History of the Mueller Family] (photocopied manuscript, 3 pp.) by Unidentified Author (Hebrew) and Handwritten Notes on Mueller/Hartmann Family by Carlos [Bernhard] (German); 1983, undated

Note

This collection is located at LBI Jerusalem. For information on accessing the collection please visit their website: http://www.leobaeck.org/
Title
Guide to the Joseph Mueller and Jenny Hartmann Collection, 1869-1983; undated  LBIJER 188
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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