HEYMAN- HERZBERG FAMILY COLLECTION

Manuscript MS-025

1948-1965

 

SOURCE: Susie Fowler, 1983

SIZE: .3 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 3 file folders 2 photograph folders

1 OPP folder

PROCESSING: RAA, 1986

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

During the nineteenth century several Jewish families who had emigrated from Germany settled in West Point. Among them were Heyman Heyman and Louis Merz who came to Troup County in 1853. They worked as bookkeepers and in the mercantile business, and during the Civil War operated a tannery. Several West Point Jews served in the Confederate Army. Of particular note was Lewis Merz, who served as a war correspondent for the LaGrange Reporter until he was killed at the battle of Sharpsburg in 1862.

In 1872 John J. Hagedorn came to West Point and established a mercantile business which became one of the most prominent in the community. This collection contains memorabilia, clippings, post cards and photographs documenting the business interests, travels, and religious activities of the West Point Jewish community.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Folder 1. "The Voice", Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society newsletter, vol. IV, no. 4, Spt 1983 Hawkes Library, West Point, GA, no date

Mrs. Zach Hagedorn, 100th birthday, Alabama Journal, 6 Spt 1961, 7 Spt 1961

December 5th Birthday Club, Valley Times News, 6 Dec 1962

Bertha Heyman Honored by Women's Club, West Point News, 16 Dec 1948

Bertha Heyman, obituary, Valley Times News, 11 Nov 1965

Folder 2. Memorabilia

100th birthday celebration, Jennie Heyman Hagedorn, memorabilia

Harold Herzberg, West Point public school records, 1913-1914

Program from 100th anniversary service Temple Beth-El, West Point, GA, 3 May 1959 "Memorabilia 1898-1948", pamphlet of West Point Women's Club

"The First Seventy-Five Years of West Point Manufacturing Company, 1880-1955", Joseph L. Lanier

Post cards, 1907-1912

Folder 3. Family History

2 stock certificates, Kings Royal Germeter Company, M. Herzberg, 1891

Letter from Mrs. Jennie Heyman Hagedorn, age 102, to her nephew, Harold, 31 May 1963 Summary of provisions of will of Bertha Heyman

Herzberg- Heyman Bible Record

Morris Herzberg-Helen Heyman marriage certificate

Narrative on the life of Herman Heyman

 

PHOTOGRAPH INVENTORY

PH 1-2. unidentified

3. group, including Harold Herzberg

4-7. unidentified

8. Lee H. Attwager

OPP 1 Unidentified Family group

 

RELATED MATERIAL IN TROUP COUNTY ARCHIVES

Pioneer Members and History of Temple Beth-E1 1859-1959. Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society Bulletin 4, November 1959

 

TRACINGS

Jews in Georgia, West Point Hawkes Library, West Point, GA West Point Women's Club

West Point Manufacturing Company Heyman, Herman