Researching the family of Emil DAMMANN in Berlin #germany #holocaust


richard@...
 

I'm researching the family of Emil Dammann (1871-1937) and his wife Agnes Mosheim Dammann (1886-1936). Emil was a private banker in Berlin (Emil Dammann & Co, established 1906) and eventually lived in a fine villa in the Grunewald neighborhood of Berlin (Wissmannstrasse 17). I have a good grip on the Mosheim line from Eldagsen, Germany, but have been unable to determine Emil's parents. Since he was a successful private banker, perhaps his family had done that before him. His wife Agnes was the daughter of a private banker in Eldagsen, and her mother, Adele, was a Dammann from Gehrden, so perhaps that is where Emil came from, though I have not been able to establish this. Their three sons, Egon, Guenther and Joachim, were all victims of the Holocaust in 1941 and 1942. The JewGen family tree for them lists another child, Lau, born before 1915, but I cannot confirm this (and it does not list Joachim). Any help on how to make progress would be appreciated!
Richard Hatch
Providence, Utah
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Robert Weinberg
 

Dear Richard, The very unusual (for Jews) family name of Dammann was taken on in 1808 by a Jewish family in Bielefeld (Westphalia).  Moreover, there was  Mosheim family in a town or towns a bit further south in Westphalia. e.g., Calman Moses Mosheim in Warburg.  These could be clues.  Best wishes, Bob Weinberg, Brookline MA  weinberg@...


Simon Srebrny
 

Emil's Berlin death record, available at ancestry.com, says he was indeed born in Gehrden. It gives his date of birth as 26 September 1871.

Simon Srebrny
(from London, in Berlin)


richard@...
 

Thank you, Simon, very helpful! I hope to find his burial records next, which might provide other clues, and then perhaps the marriage records, which I understand would mention his parents.
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Richard Hatch
Providence, Utah
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