Salo Brunn, was the husband of Freida Braunhart. We have more about Salo below, but first let's present his recently discovered Birth Certificate, followed by the translation:
And here is the translation, thanks to our translator. Matthias Steinke:
Hamburg, the 26th September 1898
To the signing registrar came today, the by marriage-certificate identified
Rahel Brünn (Bruenn) born Levin,
residing in Hamburg, Margarethenstreet 6,
house 2, Jewish religion, and reported, that by herself,
wife of the tailor
Moritz Brünn, Jewish religion,
residing also there,
in Hamburg in the residence of her husband
at the 14th September of the year
1898 pre midday at 8:30 o'clock a child
of male gender was born, who got the first name
Read, confirmed and signed
Rahel Brünn born Levin
The correctness with the main register is herewith certified:
Hamburg, at the 26th September 1898
So, September 14, 1898 in Hamburg, Germany was the magic day and 8:30 AM was the magic hour!
And just to prove that he knew his own birth date, below is the first page of his Naturalization Application:
Salo and Frieda owned a dry cleaning business in Brooklyn where they lived.
What do his family members say about Salo? Here are a few quotes from some of his family members:
- "Uncle Sol" was good-natured and jovial.
- Had 2 children, Miriam & Henry. Henry married Doris Bauer (non-Jew). Henry, Doris, & 4 children disappeared & broke Frieda's heart. Frieda apparently hired detectives to find Henry but they were unsuccessful.
- Frieda & Sol owned a dry cleaning store on E. 2nd & Avenue P in Brooklyn. When they lost their business, they moved into the apartment building that Frieda's sister Anna owned at 8411-21st Ave., Brooklyn. All the relatives came to the dry cleaning store on Saturdays - Martha & family (Harold & Kitty, Leo & Ida), Anna & family, etc. They came to do their clothes & visit.
- According to his grandson - He was a gentle, generous, and happy go lucky guy, a decorated war hero (Iron Cross) in WWI with full tattoo sleeves on his arms, and though he owned a laundry in Germany, then in Brooklyn, was a lifelong gambler and bookie, which didn't please my grandmother.
- Salo died of a heart attack in his apartment at 8411 21st Ave.
I have tons of certificates that pertain to Salo. I think the Germans liked certificates. A while back Salo's daughter Miriam sent me a ton of documents and photos and we agreed that I would do some research into the Brunn family, which I am doing. Anything pertaining to Salo, or Salo and Frieda I will post here in additional Articles.
A piece of information that fellow Braunharts may not know - Miriam is the last remaining of the 4th generation of Braunharts. In essence, she is the matriarch of the family. Betcha didn't know that!
Salo and Frieda Braunhart were married on May 12, 1926 in Berlin, and to prove that there was a wedding, below is my favorite Braunhart wedding photo. Isn't it great that everyone was so happy at such a joyous occasion?
Just four months after the wedding, Salo and Frieda immigrated to America. They were detained for a week because of what I can gather was Salo's illness during the trip across the Atlantic. Below are the three immigration documents pertaining to their trip.
With all the documents that Miriam has loaned me to research and the requisite translation, it will take me awhile to see what treasures about Salo are revealed.