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Eichmann Family Papers, 1870–1970

Information, Description, and Finding Aid

Collection Information

Reference: MS-EICHMANN.1–2

Dates: 1870-1970

Extent: 2.66 linear ft. across 2 archival boxes

Finding Aid Information

Creator(s): Pastor Crespo, Jr., Research Librarian and Archivist

Date created/updated: December 15, 2022

Biography/Historical Background

Pending.

Description/Scope and Content

The collection contains the personal and family papers of Reintraut Eichmann Jonsson and her father Reverend Walther Eichmann, arranged alphabetically with in five series including, general correspondence, religious literature, autograph and yearbooks, personal writings, and photographs (1870-1970).  Materials include St. Luke’s Church correspondence, financial and church vital records logs, Eichmann family papers, Reintraut Eichmann Jonsson’s memoirs, writings, and photographs.  Also included are printed materials from St. Like’s Church, the Evangelical-Lutheran Ministry of New York State, and the Wartburg Orphan’s Farm School in Mount Vernon, NY.

Provenance

Materials in this collection were donated by Signe Jonsson Brightmann (daughter of Reintraut Eichmann Jonsson) and delivered by her son Tom Brightmann to the Bronx County Historical Society on October 19, 2022.

Preferred Citation

[Item name or description,] Eichmann Family papers, box _, folder _, The Bronx County Historical Society Research Library.

Points of Access

  • Van Nest, Bronx -- St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Mount Vernon, NY -- Wartburg Orphan’s Farm School
  • Altena, Westphalia, Germany
  • Ethnic groups and nationalities -- Germans
  • Individuals -- Eichmann, Walther; Leonhauge Eickmann, Martha; Eichmann Jonnson, Reintraut; Eichmann, Dorothy; Eichmann, Ruth; Eichmann, Walther Jr.
  • Religion -- Evangelical-Lutheran churches, The Bronx, NY; Mount Vernon, NY

Related Collections

Series

Series Title Box Folders
1.1 General: Correspondence 1 1–7
1.2 General: Finances 1 8–11
1.3 General: Historical Documents 1 12–14
2.1 Religious literature: St. Luke’s Publications 1 15–57
2.2 Religious literature: Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School 1 58–62
2.3 Religious literature: Miscellaneous 1 63–66
3.1 Autograph Books and Yearbooks: Autograph books 1 67–68
3.2 Autograph Books and Yearbooks: Yearbooks 1 69–70
4.1 Writings: Notebooks 2 1–3
4.2 Writings: Diaries 2 4–7
4.3 Writings: Unpublished Manuscripts, Memoir 2 8–35
4.4 Writings: Unpublished Manuscripts, Essays 2 36–47
5 Photographs 2 48–50

Finding Aid

Series 1.1: General—Correspondence

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

1

Correspondence

1903

1

2

Correspondence

1905

1

3

Correspondence

1907

1

4

Correspondence

1909

1

5

Correspondence

1914

1

 

6

Correspondence

1915

1

7

Correspondence

1943

Series 1.2: General—Finances

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

8

Bond: 37 Van Nest Park (Martha K. Eichmann)

3 May 1900

1

9

Mortgage: 37 Van Nest Park (Martha K. Eichmann)

3 May 1900

1

10

Miscellaneous Financial Documents

1904

1

11

Mortgage: Trustees of St. Luke’s Evangelical-Lutheran Church

n.d.

Series 1.3: General—Historical Documents

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

12

“Minister Publishes History of Bronx” (Dr. Tieck)

n.d.

1

13

St. Luke’s Sunday School, 10 Year Anniversary Card

1892-1902

1

14

Vocation Letter, Rev. Walther Eichmann

n.d.

Series 2.1: Religious Literature—St. Luke's Publications

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

15

75th Anniversary Service Invitation Card

15 Jun 1973

1

16

A Friendly Invitation to a Housewarming at St. Luke’s Church (Freundliche Einladung fur Einweihungsfeier)

26 Dec 1898

1

17

Childrens’ Lesson Book, Small Catechism (Kinderlehre), folder 1

1910

1

18

Childrens’ Lesson Book, Small Catechism (Kinderlehre), folder 2

1910

1

19

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1905

1

20

Curch Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1906

 

1

21

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1907

 

1

22

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1908

 

1

23

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1909

 

1

24

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1911

1

25

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1912

1

26

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1913

1

27

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1914

1

28

Church Messenger of St. Luke’s (Der Kirchen - Bote von St. Lukas)

1915

1

29

Church Service Bulletin - St. Luke’s’ Church

25 Oct 1970

1

30

Church Service Bulletin - St. Luke’s’ Church

13 Dec 1970

1

31

Day of Confirmation Booklet (Gendenk Buerhlein)

23 May 1902

1

32

Evangelical-Lutheran, Ministry of New York State Annual Report

1906

1

33

Evangelical-Lutheran, Ministry of New York State Annual Report

1911

1

34

Fiftieth Anniversary - St. Luke’s’ Church

1898 - 1948

1

35

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; P.W. Eichmann

1906

1

36

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; W. Eichmann

1907

1

37

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1908

1

38

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1909

1

39

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1910

1

40

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1911

1

41

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1912

1

42

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1913

1

43

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1914

1

44

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1915

1

45

Kalender - St. Luke’s Church; Dr. W. Eichmann

1916

1

46

Kalendar - St. Luke’s Church; Pastor Walter Rhode

1917

1

47

Seed of Hope - printed sermon on Acts of the Apostles 8:26–39; “Saat Auf Hoffnung” - Apostelgeschichte 8, 26-39

n.d.

1

48

Seed of Hope - printed sermon on Matthew 8:1–13; “Saat Auf Hoffnung” Matth. 8, 1-13

n.d.

1

49

Seed of Hope - printed sermon on New Year's Day/St. Sylvester's Day; “Saat Auf Hoffnung” - Sylvesterpredigt 20,12 (New Year’s/Silvester sermon)

n.d.

1

50

Seed of Hope - printed sermon on Luke 8:4–15; “Saat Auf Hoffnung” - Predigt über Luke. 8, 4-15

n.d.

1

51

Vital Records Log Book - “Addita - Auxiliarium Ministeriale” (Birth, Marriage, & Death records)

1905 - 1906

1

52

Vital Records Log Book - “Addita - Auxiliarium Ministeriale” (Birth, Marriage, & Death records)

1906 - 1908

1

53

Vital Records Log Book - “Addita - Auxiliarium Ministeriale” (Birth, Marriage, & Death records)

1908 - 1910

1

54

Vital Records Log Book - “Addita - Auxiliarium Ministeriale” (Birth, Marriage, & Death records)

1910 - 1911

1

55

Vital Records Log Book - “Addita - Auxiliarium Ministeriale” (Birth, Marriage, & Death records)

1911 - 1912

1

56

Vital Records Log Book - “Addita - Auxiliarium Ministeriale” (Birth, Marriage, & Death records)

1912 - 1913

1

57

Vital Records Log Book - “Addita - Auxiliarium Ministeriale” (Birth, Marriage, & Death records)

1913 - 1914

Series 2.2: Religious Literature—Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

58

Administration Building, Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School, postcard

n.d.

1

59

A Lovely Easter Story (Eine liebliche Osterlegende), Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School booklet

n.d.

1

60

Wartburg-Glocklein; Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School

30 May 1908

1

61

Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School, 43rd Anniversary Booklet

31 May 1909

1

62

Wartburg Orphans’ Farm School Anniversary Booklet

24 May 1917

 

Series 2.3: Religious Literature—Miscellaneous

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

63

Angelology and Demonology of the Koran

1908

1

64

Hebrew Handwriting Exercise Book (Hebraisches Schreibheft)

1906

1

65

Pharr Haus Newsletter

July 1907

 

1

66

Remembrances of a Missionary in Africa, H. Biederbecke (Erinnerungen eines afrikanischen Missionars)

1922

Series 3.1: Autograph Books and Yearbooks—Autograph Books

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

67

Autographs - Book - Reintraut Eichmann Jonsson      

23 Aug 1910

1

68

Autographs - Book - Andenken

3 Mar 1916

Series 3.2: Autograph Books and Yearbooks—Yearbooks

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

1

69

HCH - The Argus; Hunter College High School Yearbook  

1920

1

70

Wistarion; Hunter College Yearbook - Reintraut Eichmann

1923

Series 4.1: Writings—Diaries

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

2

1

Daily Reminder 1906

1906

2

2

The Polhemus Diary 1912; Mrs. M.K. Eichmann

1912

2

3

National Diary - 1916

1916

Series 4.2: Writings—Notebooks

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

2

4

Notebook, R.E. Jonsson       

c1894

2

5

Notebook, R.E. Jonsson

1895

2

6

Notebook, R.E. Jonsson

n.d.

2

7

Notebook, R.E. Jonsson

1897

Series 4.3: Writings—Unpublished Manuscripts, Memoir

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

2

8

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 1

n.d.

 

2

9

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 2

n.d.

 

2

10

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 3

n.d.

 

2

11

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 4

n.d.

 

2

12

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 5

n.d.

 

2

13

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 6

n.d.

 

2

14

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 7

n.d.

 

2

15

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 8

n.d.

 

2

16

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 9

n.d.

 

2

17

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 10

n.d.

 

2

18

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 11

n.d.

 

2

19

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 12

n.d.

 

2

20

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 13

n.d.

 

2

21

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 14

n.d.

 

2

22

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 15

n.d.

 

2

23

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 16

n.d.

 

2

24

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 17

n.d.

 

2

25

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 18

n.d.

 

2

26

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 19

n.d.

 

2

27

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 20

n.d.

 

2

28

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 21

n.d.

 

2

29

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 22

n.d.

 

2

30

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 23

n.d.

 

2

31

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 24

n.d.

 

2

32

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 25

n.d.

 

2

33

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 26

n.d.

 

2

34

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 27

n.d.

 

2

35

Memoir (R.E. Jonsson) - Chapter 28

n.d.

 

Series 4.4: Writings—Unpublished Manuscripts, Essays

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

2

36

“All In The Family”

n.d.

2

37

“Casting About for a Caption” (R.E. Jonsson)

1981

2

38

“Church Going” (Reintraut E. Jonsson)

1982

2

39

“Golden Anniversary”

n.d.

2

40

“Inspired Writings: A Short History of the Bible”  (Walther Eichmann, Ph.D)

n.d.

2

41

“Purposeful Leaders Who Change Lives” (Traut)

1979

2

42

“The French Comedians” (R.E. Jonsson)

1983

2

43

“The Jewelry of Egypt” (R.E. Jonsson)

1981

2

44

"Three Ways to Christ"

n.d.

2

45

“To Do Or Not To Do”

n.d.

2

46

Untitled

1912

2

47

“We Simais Climb” (R.E. Jonsson)

1981

Series 5: Photographs

Box

Folder

Contents

Date

2

48

Eichmann Family [PH-EICHMANN.001–020]

1922

2

49

Individual Photographs of Family Members and Miscellaneous [PH-EICHMANN.021-030]

1870–1942

2

50

St. Luke’s Church, Van Nest, The Bronx, NY [PH-EICHMANN.031-035]

1908