Finding aid for the Jacob Goldsmith Family Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Goldsmith, Jacob Family
Title: Jacob Goldsmith Family Papers
Dates: 1868-1988
Extent: 0.10 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Jacob Goldsmith was born in Ellerstadt, Bavaria, and was an early member of the Jewish community of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1852, at the age of 16, he emigrated to the United States, where he was naturalized in 1857. Goldsmith first resided in Akron, Ohio, but soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1863, he married Louisa Koch. She died in 1864, and in 1870, he married her sister, Fanny Koch. In 1865, with Julius Feiss, Goldsmith joined the clothing firm of Koch, Mayer and Company. The company eventually became the Joseph and Feiss Company. The collection consists of correspondence, naturalization records, a co-partnership agreement, and a family history.
MS Number MS 4678
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English