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Title Life of Harris Kempner (1837-1894)
Author Kempner, Harris
Date 7 Mar 1837 - 13 Apr 1894
Document Type Personal Account
Reference 2R70
Library / Archive Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Description Biographical notes on the life of Harris Kempner document his birth in Poland, travelling to New York and subsequent settlement in Texas. They note Kampner's employment, military service and successful establishment of financial institutions in Texas.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Motives for Emigration
Country (from) Poland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Krzepitz, Poland; New York, San Jacinto County, Texas, United States
Ports Galveston, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Nationality Russian; American
People Lee, Robert E; Kempner, Harris (1837-1894); Smith, R Waverly; Kempner, Elizabeth Seinsheimer
Keywords history, poverty, social class, education, travel, literature, emigrant, emigration, immigrant, immigration, overland migration, pull factors, employment, labour, wages, languages, army, conflict, injury, American Civil War, commerce, trade, grocer, charity, philanthropy, business, Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad, railroad, construction, banking, Texas Land & Loan Company, land, cotton, industry, marriage, children
Additional Information Gift of his son, D. W. Kampner, U.S. National Bank Building, Galveston, Texas, through J. Evetts Haley, 6 February 1933. Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin catalogue.
Language English
Copyright Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin