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Baumann-Muhlfelder family papers, 1858-1935.
BANC MSS 2010/628 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/628
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Baumann-Muhlfelder family papers, 1858-1935


Baumann, Henriette Ballin.


Baumann, Julius, -1916


Muhlfelder, Doretta Baumann.


Baumann family.


Muhlfelder family.


Western Jewish History Center, 021.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1977.005.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Family correspondence; citizenship papers and a certificate; booklets; a scrapbook of Doretta Baumann Muhlfelder; photographs; a membership card for the Associated Veterans of Farragut's Fleet (relating to Julius's service in the Civil War); and a letter signed by Admiral George Dewey. Also contains letters from Julius Baumann to the American government in which he requested a pension for his military service during the Civil War; a confirmation certificate for Henriette Ballin and her German religious schoolbook; a fiftieth wedding anniversary booklet for Julius and Henriette Baumann, with accompanying photographs; and a family scrapbook.


1858 (issued)


n-us--- -- n-us-ca -- e-gx---
Bowman family -- Archives
Muhlfelder family -- Archives
Dewey, George -- 1837-1917 -- Correspondence
United States. -- Navy -- Pay, allowances, etc
Associated Veterans of Farragut's Fleet.
J.P. Baumann and Son.
Jews, German -- United States
Jewish families -- California
Military pensions -- United States
Veterans -- United States
Wedding anniversaries -- California
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 021.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1977.005.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Baumann-Muhlfelder family papers, BANC MSS 2010/628, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Julius Baumann was born in Germany, and arrived in the U.S. in time to volunteer for service in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. He enlisted under the name of John Bowman and served in West Gulf Squadron. He received his American citizenship papers in 1868; he married Henriette Ballin, who had emigrated from Germany with members of her family; and lived in the American Midwest and East. He owned and operated a highly successful women's shirtwaist factory and died in 1916. Julius's daughter, Doretta, was a debutante who attended secretarial school and married a milliner, Samuel Muhlfelder. Doretta and Samuel's son, Gilbert, moved to Oakland, Calif.


Citizenship papers-California.
Family papers-California.
Membership cards-California.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2010/628 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/628



Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.