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Hortense Kaufmann Stahl Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 140

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the Hortense Kaufmann Stahl Family Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta, Georgia. All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1898 - 1928

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Hortense Kaufmann was born on July 14, 1890 in Brunswick, Georgia, to Henry (a native of Germany) Matilda Meyer Kaufmann (a native of Albany, Georgia). During her teenage years, her family moved to Atlanta, where her father worked at a distillery. As a young lady, she worked as a stenographer in a shoe store. Hortense married the German-born Louis Stahl on January 5, 1922 at her parents' house on Washington Street in Atlanta. Louis was a salesman for a construction materials company, and passed away at age 66 in Atlanta. Hortense Kaufmann Stahl lived to the age of 104, and died on March 11, 1995 in Atlanta.


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Language of Materials



Hortense Kaufmann Stahl is a member of a long-time Georgia family who settled in Albany, Georgia and later moved to Brunswick, Georgia and to Atlanta. The collection consists of three prayer books, one of which contains the Kaufmann family genealogy and a meeting notice to members of Atlanta Lodge No. 78, B.P.O. Elks, 1928.


All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Physical Location

The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Hortense Kaufmann Stahl Family Papers, Mss 140
Sandra Berman
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States