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Jacob Rosenberg papers and photographs, 1868-1917.
BANC MSS 2010/631 oversize folder 1A; BANC MSS 2010/631 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/631; BANC MSS 2010/631
Collection Overview

Title:

Jacob Rosenberg papers and photographs, 1868-1917

Creator/Contributor:

Rosenberg, Jacob, approximately 1836-, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Hearsh, David, 1880-1953

Creator/Contributor:

Hearsh, Ella Rosenberg, 1878-1960

Creator/Contributor:

Woolf, Bernhard.

Creator/Contributor:

Woolf, Sippa Rosenberg.

Creator/Contributor:

Congregation Sherith Israel (San Francisco, Calif.)

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1997.007.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

The collection consists of genealogical information, a small amount of correspondence, Jacob Rosenberg's journal and notebook (which includes his memoir of his childhood and his experiences leaving Prussia and then settling and working in Northern California), handwritten prayer books Jacob Rosenberg made for two of his daughters, a citizenship certificate for Bernhard Wolff (Sippa Rosenberg's husband), and photographs. Among the photographs are family snapshots and portraits and 27 photographs of San Francisco in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and fire. Oversize items include a ketubah for Jacob Rosenberg and Henrietta Rosenbaum from San Francisco's Congregation Sherith Israel (1868), a marriage certificate from the City and County of San Francisco for David Hearsh and Ella Rosenberg (Feb. 25, 1910), a marriage certificate for Sippa Rosenberg and Bernhard Wolff (1901), and Josephine Rosenberg's 1903 diploma from the University of California, Berkeley.

Date:

1868 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Rosenberg, Jacob -- approximately 1836- -- Archives
Rosenberg family -- Photographs
Jews, German -- California
German Americans -- California -- East Bay
Merchants -- California -- La Porte
Peddlers -- California -- La Porte
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
Synagogues -- California -- East Bay
California, Northern -- Description and travel
La Porte (Calif.)
Prussia (Germany) -- Emigration and immigration
Merchants

Note:

Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1997.007.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Jacob Rosenberg papers and photographs, BANC MSS 2010/631, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Jacob Rosenberg was born in 1834 in Fordon, Prussia. At the age of fifteen, Rosenberg trained to be a tailor and found work in cities and towns throughout Prussia. After immigrating to the United States through New York, he travelled to San Francisco by steamer in 1859 and then travelled inland to La Porte, then in Sierra County, where he worked as a peddler. He married Henrietta Rosenbaum in 1868. The couple would have six children: Sippa, David, Sarah, Ella, Samuel, and Josephine. In 1871, Jacob and his brother Julius (who has come to La Porte as well) started the firm Rosenberg and Brother.
Materials in English and Hebrew.

Type:

Ketubah.
Marriage certificates-California-San Francisco.
Memoirs-California.
Notebooks-California.
Photographs-California.
Prayers-California.

Physical Description:

print
1 box and 1 oversize folder (.2 linear feet)

Language:

English
Hebrew

Identifier:

2008579682
BANC MSS 2010/631 oversize folder 1A
BANC MSS 2010/631 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/631
BANC MSS 2010/631

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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