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Alois A.F. Marcus Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25297

Scope and Content Note

The materials in this collection are mainly family documents about deaths, burial plots, births, confirmations, report cards, and family trees. The majority of the collection is from 1908-1941, after the marriage of Alois A.F. Marcus and Sophie Marcus née Brown. Much of the material records their immigration to the United States.


  • 1806-1941
  • Majority of material found within 1908-1941


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.

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

Alois A.F. Marcus was born on March 10, 1880. He was the son of Caroline Marcus remarried Fischel née Prag (February 28, 1858) and Theodore Philipp Marcus (March 30, 1848). Alois A.F. Marcus was the head of the banking firm Veit, Selberg & Cie., Bankgeschaeft Berlin. Alois A.F. Marcus married Sophie Marcus née Brown (born July 21, 1887) on November 12, 1908. She was the daughter of Pauline Brown née Winkler. Sophie and Alois A.F. had two children Herbert Theodore Marcus (May 12, 1912) and Harold Theodore Marcus (June 7 1914). In 1939, Alois A.F. Marcus became an American citizen.


0.5 Linear Feet


This collection consists of family and education documents, correspondence and genealogical materials, such as passports, report cards, burial plots and confirmation speeches.


This collection is arranged in three series in the following order:

Separated Material

The book Industrielle: Vertreter Deutscher Arbeit in Wort und Bild has been removed to the oversized material and is not available on microfilm. It has been digitized and is available for viewing via the Center for Jewish History online catalog.

Two oversized photo albums were removed to the LBI Photo Collection. One of these albums features photos of Harold Marcus [ALB-OS 54] , while the other depicts Herbert Marcus [ALB-OS 55] .

Processing Information

There was no recognizable original order in the collection. The collection was ordered from most personal to least personal documents, by format.

Guide to the Papers of the Alois A.F. Marcus Family 1806-1941 AR 25297
Processed by Lisa Brix
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from AloisAFMarcusFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • May 21, 2012 : Link to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States