Private genizah

The genizah consist of 115 documents (in Yiddish or German) as well as several notebooks and objects. Among the documents are:

  • The transfer by the Widow Merle of her furniture to her oldest son, the grain-dealer Samuel Jessel (1800); a contract regarding the transfer of the Widow Merle’s house to her son Jessel of Delkenheim (1802).

  • A safe-conduct several pages long for the Jewish boy Samuel Jessel at Breckenheim (…) by Delkenheim (1802). Declaration by the Landgrave of Hesse that after the wedding, Jessel’s future wife could dispose of her deceased father’s wealth as someone who had reached her majority (Oberliederbach) (1802).

  • Promissory Note by Samuel Jessel committing himself to pay a sum of 200 guilder to his brother Kaufmann Jessel for the family estate; listing of the properties of Jessel Samuel of Delkenheim; customs licenses for border crossings of various dates and trade papers, business accounts over a period of 30 years (in one of these, partners in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt/Main and Amsterdam are mentioned); court decisions concerning Samuel Jessel’s commercial activities; a letter to Samuel Jessel from brother dated 1830, in which the brother reports about wheat purchases in Mainz.

  • Proofs of Jessel Samuel guardianship of Hayum of Breckenheim’s children, whose tuition he paid. Assuming the debt of his “poor business partner” Hayum of Breckenheim (1814).

Die Kommentarfunktion ist geschlossen.