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Jacobosky-Friedburg-Gaeser-Altman family papers

Identifier: Mss 1011

Collection Overview

Includes photographs, genealogies, correspondence, clippings, certificates, and typescripts. Papers cover four generations of Jacobosky, Friedberg, Gaeser, and Altman families and include genealogies, family memoirs (1861-1964) compiled by Etta Friedberg Gaeser (1936) and Francine Altman Lichtman (1964), correspondence (1930s-1980s), and certificates awarded to Walter Gaeser (Navy) and Ermine Gaeser Altman (including an original United Daughters of the Confederacy certificate, 1955). Photographs (1870s-1980s) document the families and contain an 1877 tintype, several cabinet cards (ca. 1900) and numerous candid family snapshots; bulk dates 1920s-1960s; mixture of prints and originals. Also represented are the Fass-Lesser families (relatives of the Jacoboskys and Friedburgs); papers include memoirs and photographs, 1930s.


  • Creation: 1870s-1980s

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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Charleston families connected by marriages of Fannie Jacobosky (1854-1923) to Marks Friedberg (1849-1918), their daughter Frieda Etta Friedberg (1879-1971) to Philip Gaeser (1881-1921), and their daughter Ermine Gaeser (1910-1961) to Samuel Altman (d. 1964). Simon Wolf Jacobosky (d. 1861), father of Fannie Jacobosky, was commissioned to make Beauregard caps for Charleston's Confederate soldiers. Fannie Jacobosky was the first Jewish girl to graduate from Memminger High School (1874).


0.25 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Carolyn Altman Kass and Phyllis Altman Katz.



Inventory of the Jacobosky-Friedburg-Gaeser-Altman Family Papers, 1870s-1980s
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