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Suess Family Collection

Identifier: AR 11950

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains documents related to the Suess (Süss) and Hochstaedter (Hochstädter) families of Lampertheim. The 19th-century documents (mostly originals but some photocopies, some with English translations) include: various contracts and business documents, such as two Looszettel (documents apportioning an estate), for the estates of Liebman (1836) and Hanna and Liebman Süss (1847); a marriage contract between David Süss and Rebekka Edesheimer (1846); a marriage contract between Abraham Hochstädter and Minna Strauss (1843); documents of a purchase via auction by Lemle Süss of an orchard and garden (1834); a royal document concerning the building of a Jewish school in Lampertheim (1835); and death certificates for Sarah Hochstädter née Sinsheim (d. 1849) and Faibele Hochstädter (d. 1845). Other documents include a photocopy and English translation of a family tree for the Hochstädter family, prepared by Leopold Hochstädter in 1935 and a Yahrzeit calendar for Heinrich Süss (d. 1917).


  • Creation: 1822-1935


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, with some English translations. Much of the German is in the old script.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Biographical Note

The Suess (Süss) and Hochstaedter (Hochstädter) families lived in Lampertheim, a small town near Worms. In the early 19th century, Liebman Süss and Hanna Süss had four sons, Lemle (married to Nanette), Herz, Aaron, and Gottschalk.


4 Folders


This collection contains documents related to the Suess (Süss) and Hochstaedter (Hochstädter) families of Lampertheim. Most of the documents are from the early 19th century.

Processing Information

Original plastic sleeves were removed. 19th-century material was interleaved with acid-free paper.

Guide to the Suess Family Collection 1822-1935 AR 11950
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • January 9, 2017 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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