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Indenture, Cosmas Damm to Jacob Breiling, San Francisco
SFH 543  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Indenture, Cosmas Damm to Jacob Breiling, San Francisco
    Dates: March 1, 1872
    Collection Number: SFH 543
    Creator/Collector: Damm, Cosmas D., d. 1879
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Deed for lot on Bush Street between Webster and Fillmore streets, San Francisco
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    Indenture, Cosmas Damm to Jacob Breiling, San Francisco. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Gift, 2018-54

    Biography/Administrative History

    Cosmas Damian Damm was born in Bavaria, emigrated to California and was naturalized in San Francisco in 1867. He worked as an upholsterer in San Francisco and in Sacramento, and died in 1879. Jacob Breiling, also born in Bavaria, came to San Francisco and operated a meat market with his brother John; Jacob died here in 1878. Breiling’s parcel was later owned by Rosalie Morris, and the 1888 dwelling on it is numbered 2142-2144 Bush Street (2018).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Indenture made March 1, 1872 between Cosmas Damm, grantor, and Jacob Breiling, grantee, to parcel in block 312, Western Addition. Pasted to verso is notary’s certificate and seal, with county recorder’s statement written across it. A note in envelope accompanying deed indicates that Captain M. V. Bennett may have donated the document to the de Young Museum in 1940.

    Indexing Terms

    Real property—California—San Francisco
    Land titles—California—San Francisco
    Land tenure—California—San Francisco
    Deeds—California—San Francisco
    Bavarians–California–San Francisco
    Breiling, Jacob, d. 1878
    Bennett, M. V.
    Morris, Rosalie
    San Francisco (Calif.)–History—19th century
    San Francisco (Calif.)—History—Sources
    Western Addition (San Francisco, Calif.)