Guide to the Records of the Society of 1867 (Sons of Wreschen)
RG 1686

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: The Society of 1867 (Sons of Wreschen) (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Society of 1867 (Sons of Wreschen)
Abstract: These are the records of the Society of 1867 (Sons of Wreschen), a landmanshaft or benevolent association. Upon the dissolution of the society, the records were collected by the New York State Department of Insurance. Although many of these societies were founded around the turn of the twentieth century, the records collected in this way primarily date from the second half of the century (1950-2000). The landsmanshaftn collections generally include constitutions, by-laws, minutes, correspondence with members, financial ledgers, deeds to graves, cemetery maps, and membership lists. For details on this particular collection, see the scope and content note.
Language of Materials: English
Physical Description: 1.04 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1686
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1867 in New York by immigrants from Wreschen (Wrzesnia, 43 km E of Poznan).  The society provided sick and death benefits to its members, and used the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  They changed their name from the Sons of Wreschen to The Society of 1867 in 1945.

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Scope and Contents

This finding aid is a collection-level record. Box and folder list, if any, are found here in the scope and content note.

Box 1: Constitutions.  General Correspondence, 1940-1974.  Funeral Chapel Bills.  Cemetery and Burial Papers.  Correspondence regarding tombstones and monuments.  Cemetery Maps and Indentures (grave contracts).  Box 2: Income Tax Exemptions, 1948-1969.  Dues Book, 1945-1956.  Dues Book, 1957-1968.  Dues Book, 1969-1970.  Box 3: Membership records (name and address book).  Check receipt book.  Cancelled Checks.  Cemetery Correspondence.

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Access Points

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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