Guide to the James Bennett Collection, 1711 - 1997 

AR 5518

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2010-09-02. Finding aid written in English.
October 05, 2011  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Bennett, James
Title:James Bennett Collection
Dates:1711 - 1997
Abstract:This collection contains photocopies and transcriptions of documents acquired and generated in research on Jewish families and communities throughout Europe, Israel, and the United States, such as family trees, lists of single Jewish communities and families in Europe, manuscripts, official documents, registers, census records, community records, and cemetery registers.
Languages:This collection is in English, German, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Quantity:0.5 linear feet + 7 oversized folders
Identification:AR 5518
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

James Bennett was a genealogist.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photocopies and transcriptions of documents acquired and generated in research on Jewish families and communities throughout Europe, Israel, and the United States, such as family trees, lists of single Jewish communities and families in Europe, manuscripts, official documents, registers, census records, community records, and cemetery registers.

The following family names are mentioned in this collection:

Abas; Alkan; Allen; Ansell; Ashkenazi; Bass; Bauer; Bennett; Bernheim; Bissinger; Bissinger; Blaschke; Bluhm; Boas; Bodenheimer; Bonn; Brand; Brann; Brown; Camphoff; Cathcart; Chadwick; Charmak; Cohen; Cohn; Colton; de Beer; de Groot; de Jonge; de la Prade; De Meere; Dick; Dickhoff; Dieling; Donaldson; Ecker; Einstein; Feldman; Fichtenberg; Frank; Friedberg; Gerstle; Getz; Giard; Goldman; Goldschmidt-Levy; Goldschmidt-Oldenburg; Goldschmidt-Stadthagen; Goldsmit; Gompertz; Gosschalk; Gossels; Greenebaum; Guggenheimer; Gundelfinger; Guttman; Harnart; Hastings; Hausner; Heilbronner; Heilbrunner; Heiligers; Heller; Henle; Herberger; Hilb; Hirsch; Huberman; Hulshoff; Ichenhausen; Israelsky; Israelsky; Jacobson; Joseph; Juda; Judels; Kastmann; Kirschner; Kitay; Kleinordlinger; Klerekoper; Kohn; Koopmans; Laemmle; Laigle; Lammfrom; Lauchheimer; Leek; Lefko; Lehman; Levie; Levy-Kramer-Stadthagen; Libman; Lichtenstadt; Liskoff; Low; Mann; Marx; Mayer; McSwain; Meinstein; Mellrich; Metz; Meyer; Meyersohn; Mogendorff; Mondt; Mouwes; Musser; Nathan; Neuhaus; Neumann; Nolthius; Norden; Nort; Oettinger; Oppenheimer; Pagel; Pinkerle; Ree; Riebe; Ries; Rijteling; Ronkel van; Rosenberg; Rosenfeld; Rothschild; Rothstein; Rozendaal; Salomonsohn; Salomonson; Salomonson; Schaffer; Schimmel; Schoenwalder; Schwab; Schwartz; Seligmann; Selinger; Shellow; Simon; Skinner; Sklar; Smit; Solomonson; Stade; Stadthagen-Levy; Steinheimer; Steppacher; Straus; Struck; Stuckert; Teulingkx; Tews; Thannhauser; Traub; Ullmann; van Raalte; Van Ronkel; van Zuidam; Weglein; Weill; Willemse; Williamson; Windsbacher; Zacharonsky; Zimet

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

The collection's donor requests full acknowledgment in any re-publication.

Because many of the materials, particularly in Series II, are photocopies of items located in other repositories, permission is required to reproduce any of this collection, or to use or cite any of this collection in publication.

For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); James Bennett Collection; AR 5518; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Other Finding Aid

An earlier inventory is available in folder 1.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Follow the links to access the digitized materials.


Series I: Families 1869-1997

12Genealogical tables and materials on the Bissinger Family, Ichenhausen, Bavaria, from 1747 through the twentieth century1997
13Family trees of the Goldschmidt-Stadthagen (Hamburg, Cassel, Amsterdam), Goldsmit, Mellrich, Stade, Cohen and related Families, ancestors of the van Ronkel Family of Groningen, Holland and America, from 1747-twentieth century1985
14Descendents of Rabbi Uri Halevy of Emden and Amsterdam, 1544-eighteenth century1995
15Hirsch Isaak Family, Gross Zimmern, 1780-19741981, 1997
16Israelsky and Salomonson Families, Zempelburg and, Lobsens, West Prussia, 1740-19961980-1997
17Vital documents: Israelsky and Salomonson Families1891-1892
18Israelsky and Salomonson Families: Passenger list of passage to America with Israelsky Family; Origin and meaning of the name Israelsky; manuscript : Israelsky Families of Zempelburg and other West Prussian townsundated, 1869
19Kalischer Family table (photocopy)1935
110Van Ronkel Family tree, 1749-19831985
111Dick Israel on Matriarch Ester Grabbe; Photo of Ester Grabbe’s tombstone with transliteration and translation (copy); Samples of germanicized namesundated, 1988
OS 781Cover display of Rabbi Blaschke, Schoenlankeundated
112Various family trees1997
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Series II: Communities 1711-1914

113Gross-Zimmern and Eppstein, Hessen: Tax and census lists1802-1824
114Koschmin, Posen: lists of Jews1836?
115Koschmin, Posen: Account on the history of the Jews of Koschmin (photocopy of handwritten account; Memorial book of Koschminundated, 1894
116Krotoschin: Cemetery register1854-1920
117Lissa, Posen: Transcription of cemetery register (photocopy)1734-1930
118Lobsens: Lists of community and school dues1859, 1862
OS 782Lobsens: lists of community members, names, and property rights1834-1835
119Lobsens: Lists and documents regarding alms, school contributions, and community investigations1859, 1862, 1874
120Lobsens: legal document1834
121Rawicz: Pupils list1836
OS 783Rawicz: census of Jews1795
122Rawicz: Excerpt from a memorial book1882-1938
OS 784Rawicz: Transcription of memorial book ( original with Adolph Wittenberg, London)1892
123Schoenlanke: Lists of voting members, other members, and outstanding school contributions1834, 1837, 1851
OS 785Schoenlanke: Lists of independent (selbständig) widows and other individuals1831
OS 786Schoenlanke: By-election of representatives1846
124West Prussia: List of officially reported Jewish cases and affairs, West Prussia and Bromberg1801-1806
125West Prussia: Mapundated
126Zempelburg: Transcripted excerpts of census -- families who received, who did not receive, and who adopted family names1808, 1810, 1812
OS 787Zempelburg: Census1791?, 1808
127Zempelburg: Manuscript -- Zempelburg and its Jewish communityundated
128Zülz: Cemetery register1711-1914
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