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Zucker Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 339

Scope and Contents

This collection contains articles, a bible, birth and death certificates, books, clippings, correspondence, deeds, maps, microfilm, notes, probate records, typescripts, and wills. Much of the collection is made up of photocopies. Included in the collection are several versions of a manuscript on the Zucker family genealogy published in The Genealogist (Fall 1998), along with documentation used in researching the article. Also included are several versions of a manuscript on Louis Holitser, including one that was published in Search (Winter 1989).

Much of the collection consists of photocopies. Some of the materials in the collection are from Bavaria and are translated. A microfilm reel contains The Jewish South, a weekly newspaper founded in Atlanta in 1877. Also included are copies of the Eastport Sentinel, a Maine newspaper, dating from 1877 to 1905.


  • Creation: 1749 - 1985

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

The earliest evidence of this Zucker family line begins with Meier Simon Zucker near the middle of the eighteenth century in Bavaria. During the nineteenth century, some members of the third generation, children of Simon Meier and Mindel (Gutman) Zucker, immigrated to Georgia. Their daughters Marian and Lena Zucker married brothers Jacob and Isaac Grass, respectively. Daughter Sophie married Julius Breitenbach. These three men were partners in a saddlery business in Albany, Georgia. Another daughter Bettie married Marcus Crine and they also lived in Albany.

In the fourth generation, Minnie Grass, daughter of Jacob and Marian Grass, married Louis Holitser. They moved to Eastport, Maine where Louis was in business. Louis and Minnie had three daughters, Irma, Elsie, and Kate, all born in Eastport. In 1905, Minnie and their daughters moved to Savannah, Georgia, and Louis moved to Emporia, Virginia. Kate was the only daughter of Louis and Minnie Holitser to marry.


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Much of the collection consists of photocopies of the Zucker family and their genealogy. The Zucker family genealogy was researched by Kaye (Robinson) Kole, Certified Genealogist, a descendant of the line through her mother, Kate Wadsworth (Holitser) Robinson.


Folders arranged in alphabetical order. Folder content remain in donor order.

Custodial History

The Zucker Family Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Demece Harvey (2015)
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States