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My Ancestral Town: Santa Fe, New Mexico June 9, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:00 pm

Brotmanblog: A Family Journey

Sign for Santa Fe National Historic Trail. Sign for Santa Fe National Historic Trail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Over 160 years ago, three Jewish brothers from Gau-Algesheim, Germany, left their homeland as young men and somehow ended up on the frontier, traveling the Santa Fe Trail, bringing goods to the towns of the New Mexico territory just recently acquired by the US after the Mexican War, and eventually establishing a store on the plaza of Santa Fe: Seligman Brothers, a store that lasted over 70 years before closing in the 1920s.  One of those brothers was my great-great-grandfather, Bernard Seligman (born Bernhard Seligmann).  His son Arthur would become governor of New Mexico in 1930.  His daughter Evalyn (later Eva) was my great-grandmother.

Santa Fe Trail around 1845 plus connecting tra... Santa Fe Trail around 1845 plus connecting trading routes to commercial hubs and ports in the USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ve written a great deal about my Seligmann ancestors—too many posts to try and provide…

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One Response to “My Ancestral Town: Santa Fe, New Mexico”

  1. Amy Says:

    Thank you for reblogging!


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