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L. Kempenich Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-900-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains two ledgers dated 1905-1908 and 1915-1916. The latter notes Alameda, N.M. as the location. The ledgers list names, dates, store goods purchased and prices. The most common items listed are nails, wire, ribbon, sardines, coffee, sugar, beer and liquor.

Dates

  • 1905-1916

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publications or distribution.

Biography / History

Ludwig Kempenich was born in Germany on February 7, 1861. At age twenty he emigrated to the U.S. and by 1885 was a merchant in Corrales (Alameda area), New Mexico. In 1891, as a resident of Alameda, N.M., he applied to become a naturalized citizen. By 1900, Kempenich and his family were living on Copper Avenue in Albuquerque and operated a retail dry goods store on Central Avenue. Ludwig Kempenich died on Jan. 3, 1927. His body was buried at the Fairview Cemetery in Albuquerque.

Sources: 1885 and 1900 U.S. Federal Censuses, U.S. Federal Passport Application, and the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry.

Extent

1 box (.38 cu. ft.)

Abstract

This collection contains two ledgers dated 1905- 1908 and 1915-1916. The latter notes Alameda, N.M. as the location. The ledgers list names, dates, store goods purchased and prices.

Related Material

Gross, Kelly and Company Records, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Marcus Brunswick Records, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Floersheim Mercantile Company Records, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. New Mexico mercantile account book, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.
Title
Finding Aid of the L. Kempenich ledgers, 1905-1916
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451