August Brentano

männlich 1853 - 1899  (45 Jahre)


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  • Name August Brentano 
    Geboren 01 Aug 1853  Evansville, Indiana, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Geschlecht männlich 
    Residence von 1896  49 East 56 Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Lebenslauf August Brentano wurde am 1. August 1853 in Evansville Indiana geboren. 1877 übernahm er gemeinsam mit seinen Brüdern Arthur und Simon das Zeitungsgeschäft und die Buchhandlung ihres Onkels August Brentano in New York. Brentano's importierten als erste regelmäßig Zeitungen aus Europa in die USA. Die Buchhandlung, zunächst auf dem Broadway, dann auf der Fifth Avenue wurde die bedeutendste Buchhandlung der Stadt. Zur Firma gehörte auch ein Verlag, der unter anderem französische Literatur verlegte. Die Buchhandlung hatte bedeutende Filialen u.a. in Washington, San Francisco, London und Paris, wo sie erst 2009 geschlossen wurde. Brentano's Buchhandlungen gingen 1985 in Besitz von Waldenbooks (heute Borders) über.
    1896 heirate August Brentano in New York Jennie Kaufmann. Die New York Herald-Tribune berichtete am 28. Oktober 1896 über die Feier. "The marriage of Miss Jennie Kaufmann, the eldest daughter of Gottlieb Kaufmann to August Brentano, was celebrated at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at the home of the bride's father, No. 49 East Fifty-sixth-st. Only the immediate relatives and intimate friends of the family were present at the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Silverman, of the Temple Emanu-El. The bride wore a gown of white satin, trimmed with duchesse lace, and a tulle veil, which was fastened with a diamond star, a present from the bridegroom. Her sister, Miss Emma Kaufmann, was the maid of honor; Miss Madeline Bunzel, a niece of the bride, was the flower girl. The best man was Simon Loewenthal, a cousin of the bridegroom. The ushers were the bride's brothers, Alexander Kaufmann and Alphonse Kaufmann; Max G. Kaufmann and Max T. Kaufmann, cousins; Max Loewenthal and Emil Loewenthal. A reception and dinner followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Brentano, after their wedding trip, will make their home with the bride's father."
    Nur wenige Jahre nach der Hochzeit starb August Brentano am 10. Mai 1899 in New York. 
    Biography “August Brentano of the old firm of Brentano’s, booksellers and stationers, died yesterday morning in the sanatorium of Dr. Edwin A. Goodridge, at Flushing, L. I. He had been an inmate of the sanatorium for six months, and was adjudged insane by Justice Truax and Sheriff’s jury in the Supreme Court on Jan. 20 last.
    Mr. Brentano’s illness followed serious business troubles of his firm, which reached a climax on Aug. 24 last, when a temporary receiver was appointed in a suit brought by Simon Brentano against his two brothers and co-partners for a dissolution of the firm. The firm was not insolvent, and the business has been continued. Simon and Arthur Brentano, brothers of the deceased, formed a company a few weeks ago.
    August Brentano was born in Evansville, Ind., on Aug. 1, 1853, and came to this city in 1873. He entered the employ of his uncle August, who had founded the house of Brentano’s 1852. The business has always been conducted on Union Square. In 1877 Mr. Brentano and his two younger brothers, Simon and Arthur, bought out their uncle, who wished to retire, and subsequently branches were established in Paris, Washington, and Chicago. In 1887 they formed a corporation, with a capital of $ 300.000, which was afterward increased to $ 600.000, and the business was carried on by the corporation until 1894, when it was made a partnership.
    The funeral of Mr. Brentano will be held at his former home, 303 East Seventeenth Street, tomorrow, and will be private. The place of burial will not be decided upon until the arrival here today of Simon Brentano, who was in Chicago at the time of the death. Besides his two brothers. Mr. Brentano leaves a wife, a mother, and a sister, all living in this city. He had no children”. (“New York Times”, May 11, 1889.)
    "The marriage of Miss Jennie Kaufmann, the eldest daughter of Gottlieb Kaufmann to August Brentano, was celebrated at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, at the home of the bride's father, No. 49 East Fifty-sixth-st. Only the immediate relatives and intimate friends of the family were present at the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Silverman, of the Temple Emanu-El. The bride wore a gown of white satin, trimmed with duchesse lace, and a tulle veil, which was fastened with a diamond star, a present from the bridegroom. Her sister, Miss Emma Kaufmann, was the maid of honor; Miss Madeline Bunzel, a niece of the bride, was the flower girl. The best man was Simon Loewenthal, a cousin of the bridegroom. The ushers were the bride's brothers, Alexander Kaufmann and Alphonse Kaufmann; Max G. Kaufmann and Max T. Kaufmann, cousins; Max Loewenthal and Emil Loewenthal. A reception and dinner followed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Brentano, after their wedding trip, will make their home with the bride's father." (New York Herald Tribune, October 28, 1896) 
    Gestorben 10 Mai 1899  New York City, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Notizen 
    • Quellen:
      Seminararbeit Brentano, JMH;
      New York Times, 11.5.1899;
      New York Herald Tribune, 28.10.1896
    Personen-Kennung I8095 
    Zuletzt bearbeitet am 19 Feb 2013 

    Vater Emil Brentano,   geb. 31 Mai 1821, Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Österreich Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 8 Aug 1866, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort  (Alter 45 Jahre) 
    Mutter Sara Löwenthal,   geb. 1835 / 1836, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort,   gest. 05 Dez 1924  (Alter 88 Jahre) 
    Verheiratet 07 Jan 1854  Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Familien-Kennung F29889  Familienblatt

    Familie Jennie Kaufmann,   geb. um 1868, New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Verheiratet 27 Okt 1896  New York, United States (USA) Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort 
    Zuletzt bearbeitet am 31 Aug 2012 
    Familien-Kennung F32563  Familienblatt

  • Ereignis-Karte
    Link zu Google MapsGeboren - 01 Aug 1853 - Evansville, Indiana, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsResidence - von 1896 - 49 East 56 Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsVerheiratet - 27 Okt 1896 - New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
    Link zu Google MapsGestorben - 10 Mai 1899 - New York City, New York, United States (USA) Link zu Google Earth
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  • Fotos
    Brentano's Books, 39 Union Square, New York
    Brentano's Books, 39 Union Square, New York
    Brentano's Books, 39 Union Square, New York

    Dokumente
    Werbung für Brentano Books
    Werbung für Brentano Books
    Werbung für Brentano Books
    'Robbery at Brentanos', New York Times, 24.11.1895
    "Robbery at Brentanos", New York Times, 24.11.1895
    "Robbery at Brentanos", New York Times, 24.11.1895



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