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Esslinger Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4991

Scope and Contents

This collection contains genealogical information and documents related to the Esslinger, Bloch, and Leib families from Württemberg, Konstanz and Zurich, as well as Isidor Esslinger who immigrated to the US State of Indiana in the 1850s.

Folders 1 and 2 contain a family tree of the Leib, Bloch, and Esslinger families and other genealogical materials, as well as explanatory correspondence and published articles by Otto S. Leib.

Folder 3 holds various documents for members of the Bloch, Esslinger, and Leib families from Zurich, Gailingen, and Württemberg.

Folder 4 pertains to families Leib and Bloch and to the town of Konstanz.

Legal documents pertaining to Isidor Esslinger in Germany (Wuertemberg) and in the United States (Indiana)are held in folder 5 and in the rare oversize folder ROS 11, which also includes a letter of appointment to be a customs appraiser of merchandise for the Port of Evansville, Indiana, signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.

Dates

  • 1838-1981

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

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

Isidor (Isaak) Esslinger was born in Muehringen/Baden in 1833 and died in Evansville, Indiana, in 1908. He immigrated to the US and fought on the Union side in the Civil War in Indiana's 1st German Infantry Regiment. After the war he returned to Germany to marry Jenny Gut. They returned to Evansville, where Isidor opened a jewelry store.

Other members of the Esslinger / Bloch / Leib family intermarried and lived in Konstanz and Zurich.

Extent

5 Folders (+ 1 OS, 1 album)

Abstract

This collection contains genealogical information and documents related to the Esslinger, Bloch, and Leib families from Württemberg, Konstanz and Zurich, as well as Isidor Esslinger who immigrated to the US State of Indiana in the 1850s.

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.

A printed lecture by Theodor Barth, Die Präsidentenwahl und die Zollpolitik der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Berlin 1888, about presidential elections and custom regulations in the United States has been removed to the LBI Library.
Title
Esslinger Family Collection, 1838-1981   AR 4991
Author
Processed by Hermann Teifer and LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • January 2015:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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