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Nathan Grafenberg

Male 1802 - 1874  (71 years)


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  • Name Nathan Grafenberg 
    Born 5 Oct 1802  Adelebsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography He took over the business of his father in the year 1824 because the latter (according to the document of April 28, 1824) felt too old to be able to carry it on himself. At the time the father was 72 years old, if the dates are correct that were recorded in 1843 by the then official “list maker” Salomon Loewenthal of the congregation of the Synagogue Adelebsen and reproduced above; but according to his own statement in the reference document he counted only nearly 70 years!

    Nathan Graefenberg in the year 1836 founded the ironware business that ever since remained part of the dry goods business. On January 1 1864, he turned it over to his eldest son, Salomon, and in January 1871 he moved to Goettingen.

    In two documents, namely the above-mentioned transfer contract of April 28, 1824 and an annex to it dated May 9 1827 concerning the dowry of Nathan's sister, the name of our family appears as Graefenburg; but in a document of June 28 1830, it is spelled Grefenberg, which certainly must be an incorrectly understood and written form of Graefenberg.

    The original spelling of Graefenburg presumably was gradually replaced by the present form because the names of other Jews in Adelebsen, such as Dannenberg, Eichenberg, Meyenberg, Stehberg, that also derive from mountains in the area, all with --- berg--.

    But my father confirms that the name Graefenburg continued to live in popular usage; he remembers from his childhood that the then active police clerk Guenther in Adelebsen, among others, always called his father Graefenburg. I personally remember that old Mrs. Frommtchen Lowenstern occasionally pronounced our names as Grebenburg, which undoubtedly is a distorted form of Graefenburg.

    In 1855, his son and successor, bought the house bordering on Stone Way from its previous owner, Alexander Edelstein; Nathan was also the one who in 1856 built the store, created the unity of the present building, and in the following year added the room at the Stone Way as an iron goods warehouse. Salomon Graefenburg built the adjoining cellar with the stove warehouse above it in 1869.

    I remember my grandfather Nathan Grafenberg as a good, industrious and quiet man who in the last years of his life suffered asthma attacks. 
    Hebrew Birth 9 Tis 5563 
    Residence 1802-1871  Adelebsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1871-1874  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hebrew Death 9 Ab 5634 
    Occupation Ironware 
    Died 23 Jul 1874  Goettingen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1999  Blank Family
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2011 

    Mother Jentchen,   b. Netra, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1823, Adelebsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F858  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Oct 1802 - Adelebsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1802-1871 - Adelebsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871-1874 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1874 - Goettingen, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Wimpel of Louis Grafenberg
    Wimpel of Louis Grafenberg

    Histories
    History of Jewish Community of Adelebsen
    History of Jewish Community of Adelebsen
    Wimpel of Louis Grafenberg
    Wimpel of Louis Grafenberg


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