Sir Otto Jaffé

Sir Otto Jaffé

männlich 1846 - 1929  (82 Jahre)

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  • Name Sir Otto Jaffé 
    Titel Sir 
    Residence von 1846 bis 1852  Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Geboren 13 Aug 1846  Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Geschlecht männlich 
    Emigration 1852  Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Emigration 1867  New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Residence von 1867 bis 1877  New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Emigration 1877  Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Occupation/Beruf von 1877  Bedford Street, Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Kaufmann, Chef der Handelsfirma "The Jaffe Brothers" (Leinen) 
    Residence von 1877 bis 1916  Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Occupation/Beruf von 1899  Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Mayor (Bürgermeister) 
    Event Mrz 1900 
    Zum Ritter geschlagen, Lord Cardogan 
    Occupation/Beruf Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    deutscher Konsul 
    Occupation/Beruf Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Governor des Royal Hospital 
    Occupation/Beruf Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Justice of Peace 
    Occupation/Beruf Kaufmann 
    Occupation/Beruf Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Mitglied des "Irish Technical Education Board" 
    Occupation/Beruf Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Mitglied des Senats des Queen's College 
    Occupation/Beruf Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Präsident der Jüdischen Gemeinde 
    Occupation/Beruf Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Vorsitzender der "Belfast Harbour Commission" 
    Residence von 1916 bis 1929  London, England, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Biography Sir Otto Jaffe, JP (born 13 August 1846, Hamburg – died 29 April 1929, London) was a German-born Jewish businessman, who was twice elected Lord Mayor of Belfast.
    In 1852, his parents, Daniel Joseph and Frederiké brought their family of four boys and five girls from Hamburg to Belfast. Daniel Jaffe along with his older sons, Martin, John and Alfred, set up a business exporting linen. See separate article on Daniel Joseph Jaffé for Martin's younger son. Otto was educated at Mr Tate’s school in Holywood, County Down, and later in Hamburg and Switzerland.
    Otto Jaffe married Paula Hertz from Braunschweig on 8 March 1879. They had two sons, Arthur and William.

    From 1867–77 he lived and worked in New York. In 1877, his brothers retired, so he returned to Belfast to head the family business, "The Jaffe Brothers" at Bedford Street. He built it up to become the largest linen exporter in Ireland. He was a member of the Belfast Harbour Commission. In 1894, he successfully agitated for the reporting and destruction of derelicts in the North Atlantic Ocean.
    He was a Justice of the Peace, a governor of the Royal Hospital, a member of the Irish Technical Education Board and a member of the Senate of Queen's College, which later became Queen's University of Belfast. He was the German consul in Belfast. He was an active member of the committee which got the Public Libraries Act extended to Belfast, leading to the first free library being established there. In 1910 he erected the Jaffe Spinning Mill on the Newtownards Road, also known as Strand Spinning. This provided work for 350 people, rising to 650 in 1914 when the company expanded to make munitions. He was lavishly charitable and contributed to Queen's College.
    Otto Jaffe took a keen interest in the Jewish community of Belfast. He was life-president of the Belfast Hebrew Congregation, which worshipped at the Great Victoria Street synagogue. His father established it on 7 July 1871. Between 1871 and 1903 this congregation increased from fifty-five to over a thousand. He paid most of the £4,000 cost of building the synagogue in Annesley Street. He opened it, in 1904, wearing his mayoral regalia. Three years later with his wife, Paula, they set up the 'Jaffe School for the Jewish Children of Belfast' on the Cliftonville Road.
    In 1888 Otto Jaffe had been naturalised as a British citizen and denaturalised as a German citizen. He was a member of the Irish Unionist Party. He represented St Anne's Ward for the Belfast Corporation in 1894 and was elected Lord Mayor of Belfast in 1899. As mayor, he launched an appeal for the dependants of soldiers fighting in the Boer War. £10,000 was raised. In March 1900, he was knighted by Lord Cadogan. In 1901 he was High Sheriff of Belfast, and in 1904 he was again elected Lord Mayor.
    The outbreak of war saw anti-German sentiment and when the Lusitania passenger liner was torpedoed by a German submarine of the coast of Cork on 7 May 1915 which resulted in the death of 1,000 people, anti-German feeling in Britain and Ireland rose to breaking point. Even though he was loyal to the Crown, and his eldest son Arthur and his nephew were serving in the British Army, Sir Otto was accused of being a German spy. In a letter to the Northern Whig newspaper in May 1915, Sir Otto stated: "how anyone who has any knowledge of me and my life would think that I could approve of the horrible and detestable actions of which she (Germany) has been guilty is almost beyond my comprehension.
    He also described himself as being "overwhelmed with pain and sorrow".
    After twenty-five years of service, he resigned his post on as Alderman of Windsor Ward for Belfast City Council in June 1916 when he was almost 70 years of age and took up residence in London, where he died in April 1929. Lady Jaffe was too ill to attend his funeral, and she died a few months later, in August 1929.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Jaffe (24.11.2016)

     
    Gestorben 29 Apr 1929  London, England, Großbritannien Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Notizen 
    • Quellen:
      Stammtafeln Rothschild-Rothfels, Erwin W. Ebert, 1930, JMH
    Personen-Kennung I20348 
    Zuletzt bearbeitet am 24 Nov 2016 

    Vater Daniel Joseph Jaffé 
    Mutter Frederiké 
    Familien-Kennung F3494  Familienblatt

    Familie Paula Hertz,   geb. 01 Nov 1854 
    Verheiratet 8 Mrz 1879 
    Kinder 
    +1. Arthur Jaffé,   geb. 26 Jan 1880
    +2. William Jaffé,   geb. 28 Dez 1884
    Zuletzt bearbeitet am 24 Nov 2016 
    Familien-Kennung F34458  Familienblatt

  • Ereignis-Karte
    Link zu Google MapsResidence - von 1846 bis 1852 - Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsGeboren - 13 Aug 1846 - Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsEmigration - 1852 - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsEmigration - 1867 - New York City, New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsResidence - von 1867 bis 1877 - New York City, New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsEmigration - 1877 - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Kaufmann, Chef der Handelsfirma "The Jaffe Brothers" (Leinen) - von 1877 - Bedford Street, Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsResidence - von 1877 bis 1916 - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Mayor (Bürgermeister) - von 1899 - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - deutscher Konsul - - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Governor des Royal Hospital - - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Justice of Peace - - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Mitglied des "Irish Technical Education Board" - - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Mitglied des Senats des Queen's College - - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Präsident der Jüdischen Gemeinde - - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsOccupation/Beruf - Vorsitzender der "Belfast Harbour Commission" - - Belfast, Nordirland, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsResidence - von 1916 bis 1929 - London, England, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsGestorben - 29 Apr 1929 - London, England, Großbritannien Link zu Google Earth
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    Portrait by John Haynes-Williams
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    Sir Otto Jaffe
    Portrait by John Haynes-Williams



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