Congregation Children of Israel (Augusta, Ga.)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Congregation Children of Israel was established in 1846 and is still in existence today. The records consist of minutes, correspondence, financial and legal records and general administrative files. Of special interest to researchers is the Sunday school scrapbook, which holds pictures dating as far back as the sixties. The collection also consists of the first check written, which provides official ownership of the congregation.
Reuben Aaron Kunnes was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1882. The family settled in Thomson, Georgia where they owned a dry goods business that eventually became R. A. Kunnes Department Store. The Kunnes family was active in all aspects of community life in Thomson, Georgia.
The Wittenberg family lived in Augusta, Georgia, and was active in the Jewish, medical, political, and civil communities. The papers contain correspondence, certificates, diplomas, newspaper clippings, and genealogical information.