Jewish Families from Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire



Albert Sigmund

S.J. Katzenstein

The Obituary of Albert Sigmund:

From the Baltimore Morning Paper, January 27, 1896 

Albert Sigmund, a prominent citizen of Baltimore, died yesterday morning a 2:20 o’clock at his home, 2231 Madison avenue, after a lingering illness. 

Mr. Sigmund was born in Bavaria and came to this country at an early age.  For the lasts 50 years he had been prominently identified with the mercantile pursuits here.  He was the founder and senior member of the firm Albert Sigmund & Son, hatters and furriers, 103 East Baltimore street. 

During his career he had held positions of honor and trust under the city and state governments.  For 16 years he was an energetic member of the Maryland State Penitentiary Board.  He was also for many years one of the board of directors of Bayview.  For the past two years Mr. Sigmund had been and invalid and had not been directly engaged in business.  He had been confined to his home for the past four months.  If he had lived until April 26 he would have celebrated the 50th anniversary of his marriage. 

The deceased leaves a widow and six children—Simon, Joseph, Leopold; Mrs. S.J. Katzenstein, of Washington, Pa.; Mrs Harry Goldman and Miss May Sigmund. 

The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from his late residence, 2231 Madison avenue.

The Obituary of S.J. Katzenstein:

From the Washington Pa Reporter December 10, 1901

 Funeral of S.J. Katzenstein

Impressive Services, the Masonic Order Taking Part

 The funeral of S.J. Katzenstein, who died on Saturday, took place Monday afternoon, the services being conducted at the late home of the deceased,  North Main street, at 2 o’clock by Rabbi Levy, of Wheeling.  These services were of the regular Jewish order, and very impressive. Rabbi Levy’s address being of a nature to hold the attention of all present, and his eulogy of the deceased being touching.  There was a large attendance of Washington friends of the family, while relatives and friends came from near and distant cities.  After the services at the house the Masons took charge of the remains and marched in a body to the cemetery.  The carriers all Masons, were Dr. Geo W. Kelly, J.K. McMillan, T. Jeff Duncan, Esq., J.W. McDowell, Esq., J.W Rothwell, J.E. Miller, Dr. S.H. Wolf and J.W. Wallace.  At the cemetery the services were conducted by that fraternity.