A Guide to the Solomon Ashheim Papers, 1867-1895
Solomon Ashheim was born in Wongrowitz, Posen, Germany, on 1832 February 2 and married Pauline Hollander, born circa 1836. The couple immigrated to the United States in 1860. First working as a clerk in a clothing house in Victoria, Texas, Ashheim relocated to Brownsville, Texas, in 1865 and established the Star Clothing Store, which sold dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, and furnishing goods. Ashheim served in the Texas Militia in 1871 and was elected treasurer of Cameron County in 1874 and 1876. Solomon and Pauline had three children: Mathilda, born in 1860 in New York; Amelia (or Emilie), born in 1866 in Mexico; and Adolph, born 1869 in Texas. Solomon Ashheim died in Brownsville on 1894 November 28.
The collection contains legal documents, certificates, and printed material. It includes Solomon Ashheim’s certificate of citizenship, militia appointment, certificates of his election as Cameron County Treasurer, funeral notice, and estate record. Also included is a partnership agreement between Ashheim’s widow, Pauline Ashheim, and son-in-law, Aaron Turk, for the operation of his Brownsville mercantile business.
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[Identification of item], Solomon Ashheim Papers, 1867-1895, Doc 5169, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.
Gift of Vivian C. Wooten, 1966 April.
Processed by Warren Stricker.
Finding aid edited by Kay Garsnett, 2010 February.
Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 July.
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