Title:Greenebaum family genealogy and prayer book, 1768 and 1914
Creator/Contributor:Greenebaum family., creator
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 119.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1979.007.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor: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, 529 (1768-1769),
and Seder tehilim, Fuerth 528 (1767-1768).
Subject: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.
1 folder and 1 volume.
BANC MSS 2010/524
BANC MSS 2010/524 v.1