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Greenebaum family genealogy and prayer book, 1768 and 1914.
BANC MSS 2010/524; BANC MSS 2010/524 v.1
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Greenebaum family genealogy and prayer book, 1768 and 1914


Greenebaum family., creator


Western Jewish History Center, 119.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1979.007.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Online Archive of California


The collection includes a narrative providing genealogical information about the Greenebaum family and other California pioneer families related by marriage; and two 18th-century Hebrew and Judeo-German Prayer Books for women belonging to the Greenbaum family of San Francisco, bound together and annotated in the 19th and 20th centuries in Hebrew and English, with genealogical information about the Greenebaum, Gerstle, Sloss and Haas families: Seder tefilot sefatai renanot, Fuerth, [5]529 (1768-1769), and Seder tehilim, Fuerth [5]528 (1767-1768).


1768 (issued)


n-us-ca -- e-gx---
Jews -- California
Jews, German -- California
Jewish pioneers -- California
Bavaria (Germany) -- Emigration and immigration
Bavaria (Germany) -- Genealogy
California -- Emigration and immigration
California -- Genealogy
California -- Social life and customs


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 116.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1979.007.
Greenebaum family genealogy and prayer book, BANC MSS 2010/524, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
The Greenebaum family originated in Bavaria and began arriving in the United States in 1838. The family first settled in Philadelphia and Chicago. In 1850, brothers Leon and Herman set out for San Francisco and found work in the dry goods industry. Leon was killed in the great fire of 1851, along with four other employees of the San Francisco dry goods firm Taafe and McCahill. Herman relocated to Sacramento in 1851 and started a clothing business with his brother Jacob. In 1853, Moses Greenebaum came to Sacramento and joined his brothers in business. Another Greenebaum brother, Abraham, also moved to Sacramento in the early 1850s and opened a tobacco business on J Street. Abraham married Jeanette Moos and had ten children. Jacob married Elizabeth Mayer, Herman married Rosalia Cauffman, and Moses married Emma Arnold. The Greenebaum sisters, Sarah and Hannah, also came to Sacramento from Philadelphia as the brides of Louis Sloss and Lewis Gerstle. The daughter of Herman and Rosalie Cauffman Greenebaum, Bertha, married William Haas in 1880.
Materials in English and Hebrew.


Family papers-California.
Prayer books.

Physical Description:

1 folder and 1 volume.




BANC MSS 2010/524
BANC MSS 2010/524 v.1