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Heilner, Aron, 1802-1891

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1802 - 1891

Biographical History

Aron Heilner (1802-1891) was a Jewish school teacher who lived in Germany.

Aron Heilner, born in Germany in 1802, studied to become a Jewish school teacher. He met Magdalene Hirsch, but because of strict laws upon the Jews at this time they could not have a marriage that was recognized by the German government. It was against the law of German government for a rabbi to perform a marriage until the man could prove employment and was assigned a place to live and work. Aron and Magdalene had to wait for nine years until Aron received a work permit and could be civilly married. Aron had four sons and three daughters. Aron's two eldest sons, Seligmann and Sigmund, left Germany for America in search for fortune to extract their family out of poverty. Seligmann and Sigmund worked hard to send money back to their family, which ultimately did provide a better life for them in Germany. Aron died on May 14, 1891.

Citation:
UPB files, August 2012 (born 1802; studied to be Jewish school teacher; married Magdalene Hirsch; had four sons and three daughters; sons Sigmund and Seligmann moved to America; died May 14, 1891)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Aron Heilner family letters and documents, approximately 1813-2010

 Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include letters written to brothers Sigmund and Seligmann Heilner, living in America, from the Heilner family who were living in Germany, including their father, Aron. Also includes letters sent between Sigmund and Seligmann, and between them and their spouses and family members in America. Each handwritten letter is either transcribed from English or translated from German (many in Old German script) to English. Also contains photographs, transcribed entries from Sigmund Heilner's...
Dates: approximately 1813-2010

Heilner family letters and diaries, 1853-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include letters written to brothers Sigmund and Seligmann Heilner, living in America, from the Heilner family, including their father, Aron, who were living in Germany. Also includes letters sent between Sigmund and Seligmann, and between them and their spouses and family members in America. Also contains photographs, ephemera, Sigmund's transcribed diary, and other historical clippings and documents that give context to the subjects and places mentioned in the letters. The family...
Dates: 1853-2010

Sanford Joseph Heilner and Claire Heilner Freedman collection on the Aron Heilner family

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 6721
Scope and Contents Collection contains letters written to brothers Sigmund and Seligmann Heilner, Jewish German immigrants in America, sent from the Heilner family in Germany. Also includes letters sent between Sigmund and Seligmann in America, and between them and their spouses and family members in America. Each handwritten letter is either transcribed from English or translated from German (many in Old German script) to English. Also contains business records, mainly about the Heilner's department store in...
Dates: approximately 1813-2013; Majority of material found within 1850-1920; approximately 1813-2013; Majority of material found within 1850-1920

Sanford Joseph Heilner and Claire Heilner Freedman historical background on Heilner family, approximately 1813-2010

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 6721 Series 1 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents

Materials include photographs, maps, genealogy, and other collected documents and publications, including written historical narrative on Germany and the family of Aron Heilner. Dated from approximately 1813 to 2009.

Dates: approximately 1813-2010

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Subject
Businessmen 3
Letters 3
Photographs 3
Diaries 2
Family histories 2