Jacob Schoen & Son COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 307)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

November 2002

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Historical Note

 

Series, Subseries, and Descriptions

 

Volume/Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          30 linear feet

 

Geographic

locations:                 New Orleans, La.

 

Inclusive dates:      1874-1997

 

Bulk dates:              1874-1923; 1944-1997

 

Summary:                Business records of a major mortuary in New Orleans

 

                                    Consists of over 200 volumes of accounting books used to conduct their business, including journals, cash books, order books, and ledgers.  Also contains some books relating to Schoen Realty & Investment Company, Hope Benevolent Association, Fire Company No. 10, and the Metro­politan Club.  Records are of particular interest to anyone interested in the livery or funeral businesses, particularly in New Orleans, as they reflect the interdependence of the undertakers of the city when it came to lending and borrowing equipment.  The collection would also be of use to anyone interested in the history of the Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, and Bywater neighborhoods, as well as the extended Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Wards of the city.  It would also be of interest to anyone studying family or cultural history of those areas, particularly the German, Italian, and Creole residents, as well as the many benevolent associations throughout the city.

 

Related

collections:              A. P. Boyer Collection (Mss 175); Tharp-Sontheimer Funeral Homes Collection (Mss 317)

 

Source:                     Gift, 2002

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

 

Citation:                    Jacob Schoen & Son Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Historical Note

 

 

            The undertaking firm known as Jacob Schoen and Son started as Frantz and Schoen on March 1, 1874.  Henry L. Frantz was born in Alsace-Lorraine September 3, 1846, and emigrated to the Orleans in 1857.  He married Johanna Waldo of the Third District and started a blacksmith and wagon manufacturing business with a cousin in 1871.  Working in this trade he came to know Jacob Schoen.  Mr. Schoen was born June 8, 1841, in Eigloch, near Worstadt, Hesse Darmstadt, in what is now central Germany.  He emigrated to New Orleans December 29, 1859, and engaged in the longshoremen’s business. After a few years he entered into a partnership with Philip Levy, a prominent stevedore in the city.  This partnership lasted for seven years, at which time Mr. Schoen established a carriage and livery business.  He and Mr. Frantz entered into their partnership and purchased the former undertaking establishment of Jacob Klees, 155 N. Peters St.  In 1885 they expanded by purchasing the undertaking business of John Grayer at 35-39 Elysian Fields.

 

            By the mid-1890s they had a prosperous business, with five hearses, fifteen to twenty carriages, and nearly forty horses.  While undertaking was the major concern they also had a thriving business hiring out carriages for any occasion.  Their major base was in the Third District, but they handled funerals and carriages for all parts of town.  In March 1891 they handled the funerals of Joseph Macheca and James Caruso, two of the eleven Italians lynched by a mob at the Parish Prison.  A large portion of their business involved the various benevolent associations created by ethnic and fraternal organizations to provide their members with a proper burial.  The different faiths of the partners ensured a wide range of connections:  Mr. Frantz was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Port and Burgundy Sts., while Mr. Schoen, a Catholic, worshiped at Holy Trinity Church on St. Ferdinand St.

 

            As a sideline, Henry Frantz helped organize the Orleans Manufacturing Co. in the late 1880s to supply undertakers with coffins, caskets, and other supplies.  This business expanded to become one of the major producers and suppliers in the Gulf states.  In June 1897 he sold Jacob Schoen his interest in Frantz and Schoen.  Frantz devoted his attention to this manufacturing enterprise and other interests, eventually serving several terms on the City Council, the Orleans Levee Board, and the City Park Commission.  Jacob Schoen took as his new partner his oldest son from his first marriage, Philip J. Schoen, and named the firm Jacob Schoen and Son.  Their business prospered, due in no small part to the elder Schoen’s sociability and business connections.  At the time of his death, on November 17, 1903, Jacob Schoen belonged to about twenty fraternal associations, all of whom turned out in force to pay their respects at his home, 3015 Royal St., making his funeral one of the largest in the city at that time.

 

            Philip J. Schoen was born in New Orleans to Jacob and Henrietta Loerbick Schoen on June 12, 1862.  He began assisting his father with the undertaking business nearly from its inception at the age of thirteen.  He assumed greater responsibilities, first as his father’s partner 1897-1903, and then as his successor and sole proprietor of the business until he retired in 1925.  After his death on June 11, 1927, the business continued to be run by his widow, the former Marie E. Sporl, and their four sons: Philip J., Jr.; Edward A; and Gerard L. in New Orleans, and Cyprian in Covington, Louisiana.  These sons and their descendents expanded the family business in several ways.  By the mid-1930s they had established other funeral homes, at 3827 Canal St. and another in Covington, as well as the Schoen Realty & Investment Company.  Soon after World War II they established the Jacob Schoen & Son Insurance Company, located at 519 Elysian Fields in New Orleans

 

            The majority of the records in this collection concern the business as run by Henry Frantz, Jacob Schoen, and Jacob’s son, Philip Schoen, before the latter’s death in 1927.

 

 

Sources: New Orleans City Directories; Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Louisiana (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1892) Vol. 1: 422-23; Vol. 2: 502; Daily Picayune November 18 & 19, 1903; Times-Democrat November 18 & 19, 1903; Times-Picayune June 12, 1927; Louisiana’s German Heritage: Louis Voss’ Introductory History. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, ed. (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1994): 45.

 

 

 

Series, Subseries, and Descriptions

 

 

Series I.    Journals, 1874-1959

These books record the chronological transactions of the business, whether funeral, carriage or car.  They record the name and address of person arranging the funeral or for a vehicle.  For the former this name is followed by a little cross “+” and the name or relationship of the deceased.  These entries may also be listed under the deceased’s name as the “Estate of.”  The early years are indexed by date while later volumes are often indexed individually.

 

                        Subseries 1:  Index to Dates, 1888-1912

Names of the deceased or person contracting, alphabetical by first letter of last name, then chronologically by date.

                        Subseries 2:  Official Journals, 1874-1959

These are the final journal entries transcribed from the Rough Entries and give specific price information for all the services, and often record the payment history.  Later volumes have indexes, either in the front of the book or separately bound.

Subseries 3:  Rough Entries, 1891-1912

These are the first entries for services ordered.  While they generally do not have price information, they do record information not found in the Official Journals, such as drivers and times scheduled, and for funerals the doctor, church, and cemetery are usually noted in the lower left side of the entry.

 

Series II.        Cash Books, 1887-1990

These books are arranged chronologically by transaction and show the receipts and disbursements of cash, usually in a double-page spread, with money received (debits) on the left page and money spent (credits) on the right, and description of each transaction, which is generally the name of the person or firm involved.

Subseries 1:  Daybooks, 1887-1990

These are the final books transcribed from the Rough Entries.  Generally entries are totaled daily and balanced monthly.  Some books overlap dates, which indicates they may have been used for different accounts.  Entries also include weekly lists of wages paid, Christmas bonuses, and tickets sold for various purposes.

Subseries 2:  Books, 1918-1957

These are more comprehensive and substantial volumes, with printed names on the spines.  These show more detail about the transactions, including to which of the various accounts the receipts and disbursements belong.

 

Subseries 3:  Rough Entries, 1900-1911

These are the first entries of cash transactions, in the same double-page format, but they are not generally totaled.  Once entries had been transcribed to the daybook, a large script “E” (probably meaning “Entered”) was written over it.

 

Subseries 4:  Expenses, 1897-1918

Unlike the other cash books, these are single-page entries that list dates, description, and amount of expenses.

 

III.                    Order Books, 1889-1978

These books are arranged chronologically and record information about the scheduling: type of event (wedding or funeral), date, time, location, driver(s).  They also keep a tally of services borrowed and loaned to other mortuaries in town.

Subseries 1:  Services, 1889-1963

These books include both funeral and livery orders (carriages and later cars).

Subseries 2:  Vehicles, 1920-1934

These books are generally used for scheduling cars.

Subseries 3:  Caskets, 1957-1978

These books record the casket orders for various accounts, including the account number, name, and type of casket.

 

Series IV.      Ledgers, 1875-1954

These books keep track of the various running accounts the funeral home had with its customers and other businesses.  Unlike the others, these books are arranged by account name and address. as accounts were created.  Bound volumes generally have an index in the front, while those that were loose-leaf sheets in binders are in alphabetical order.  Accounts are double-entry (debits and credits) and are either balanced or forwarded to another page (folio) in the volume.

Subseries 1:  Control Books, 1912-1924

These are the most complete ledgers, and are arranged chronologically.  Each transaction is listed in a particular double-entry account: banks and cash entries on the left pages; accounts receivable, payable, general expense and other accounts on the right.

Subseries 2:  Accounts Receivable, 1875-1918

Accounts that owe money to this firm.

Subseries 3:  Accounts Payable, 1907-1922

Accounts that this firm owes money to.

Subseries 4:  Miscellaneous, 1888-1954

Includes these ledgers: (1) Frantz & Schoen’s undertakers accounts with other mortuaries in town; (2) employees ledger; and (3) trial balances.

 

Series V.       Title Receipts, 1900-1917

Copies of receipts from customers after they paid their accounts and received title to cemetery properties.  Receipts are pasted in the books chronologically, with an index in front.  Entries show the name of owner (possibly deceased’s estate), date and the name of the cemetery.

 

Series VI.      Call Books, 1944-1997

These books record in chronological order the initial contacts made concerning funeral services.  A stamp was created with the information required and space to write the answer, with two to four entries to a page.  The number system in the left margin consisted of two parts: first, the month (1-12); second, the sequence of the call.  So “241” means the 41st call in February.  The entries record information about the deceased (name, date and time of death, release of the body, whether autopsy involved) and potential arrangements (location preferred, contact information).  The two subseries are nearly identical.

Subseries 1:  Canal Street, 1944-1997

Subseries 2:  Elysian Fields, 1954-1997

 

Series VII.     Schoen Realty & Investment Company, 1935-1955

Books relating to this offshoot of the funeral home business.  They include a journal, cash books, and ledgers, containing similar information to those described above.

 

Series VIII     Miscellaneous Books, 1873-1966

These books were found in the donation but are not directly related to the Schoen businesses:

·                                            Hope Benevolent Association, 1873-1911 (Henry Frantz and Philip Schoen served as treasurers for a long period of time; also featured as an fraternal account in the Schoen books.)

·                                            Fire Company No. 10, 1880-1892

·                                            Metropolitan Club, 1889 (Minutes in front of volume, discussing group’s formation and acquisition of property at 3015 Royal St that Jacob Schoen would purchase in 1895.)

·                                            Tally-Ho Club, 1958-1966 (Private club apparently centered around sailing activities)

 

IX.                   Ephemera

Paper items found between the pages of various books of the collection.  These include examples of funeral notices traditionally posted in neighborhoods, receipts, some sales materials, and financial calculations.  For a complete list of these materials, see Appendix A.

 

 

 

Volume/Container List

 

 

Volumes are numbered sequentially, beginning with the earliest of the first series.  Folders are identified by box and folder numbers.  Loose items inserted in volumes were removed and placed in separate folders.  If a volume contained loose items, it will be identified by “Y” in the Ephemera column.  To locate these items, see the entries under Series IX: Ephemera and Appendix A: List of Ephemera

 

Series              Subseries          Start Date   End Date    Volume      Folder       Ephemera

I.  Journals

                           I.1  Index to Dates              

                                                           1/1/1888  6/11/1897                1

                                                        6/12/1897  2/28/1912                2

                          I.2  Official                            

                                                        8/16/1874  10/6/1874                              1-1

                                                           7/1/1877 12/30/1880                3

                                                           1/1/1881  6/30/1884                4

                                                           7/1/1884 10/31/1886                5                                Y

                                                        11/1/1886  2/28/1889                6                                Y

                                                           3/1/1889  5/27/1891                7

                                                        5/28/1891  4/22/1893                8                                Y

                                                        4/23/1893  5/19/1895                9                                Y

                                                        5/20/1895  6/11/1897              10

                          --(Index Vol. 11)   6/12/1897  2/17/1899                               1-2

                                                        6/12/1897  2/17/1899              11

                          --(Index Vol. 12)   2/18/1899  9/30/1900                              1-3

                                                        2/18/1899  9/30/1900              12                                Y

                          --(Index Vol. 14)   10/1/1900  12/8/1902              13

                                                        10/1/1900  12/8/1902              14

                                                        12/9/1902 12/21/1903              15                                Y

                                                      11/18/1903     9/1/1905              16                                Y

                          --(Index Vol. 18)     9/1/1905 11/21/1907              17

                                                           9/1/1905 11/21/1907              18                                Y

                                                      11/22/1907  1/31/1910              19                                Y

                                                           2/1/1910  3/14/1912              20                                Y

                          --(Index Vol. 22)   3/31/1913  3/31/1917              21

                                                        3/31/1913  3/31/1917              22

                                                           4/1/1917  3/29/1920              23                                Y

                          I.2  Official

                          --(Index Vol. 24)   3/30/1920 12/31/1923  1-4

                                                        3/30/1920 12/31/1923              24                                Y

                                                        6/30/1949 12/31/1959              25

                          --(Adjustments)    6/30/1949 12/31/1959                               1-5

                          I.3  Rough Entries             

                                                           5/1/1891  5/12/1893              26                                Y

                                                        5/13/1893     1/6/1896              27

                                                           1/1/1896  7/27/1897              28

                                                        9/26/1896  5/22/1898              29

                                                        5/23/1898  6/27/1901              30

                                                      11/16/1902  8/17/1904              31

                                                        8/18/1904  9/14/1906              32

                                                        9/16/1906  1/31/1908                             224

                                                           2/1/1908     6/7/1908              33

                                                           6/8/1908     3/5/1909              34

                                                           3/6/1909  8/11/1909              35

                                                        8/12/1909  3/24/1910              36

                                                      10/11/1910 10/13/1911              37

                                                      10/27/1912 11/27/1912                              1-6

 

II.  Cash Books

                          II.1  Daybooks                     

                                                           3/1/1887 12/31/1889              38

                                                  11/1/1889  7/21/1892              39

                                                      12/14/1898 11/30/1900              40

                                                      11/29/1899     1/8/1901              41

                                                           1/8/1901  3/18/1903              42

                                                        3/19/1903 12/31/1905              43

                                                           7/1/1903  6/10/1905              44

                                                      11/20/1903  3/31/1905              45                                Y

                                                        6/12/1905     9/1/1910              46

                                                           7/1/1909  2/29/1912              47

                                                           9/1/1913 11/15/1918              48

                                                      12/10/1918  7/10/1919              49

                                                        6/21/1920  7/14/1921              50

                                                        7/15/1921 12/31/1923              51

                                                           1/6/1924     5/5/1926              52

                                                           5/6/1926  8/31/1928              53

                                                           6/1/1953  9/30/1955              54

                                                        10/1/1955  9/30/1956              55

                                                           1/1/1958  3/31/1959              56

                                                           4/1/1959  6/30/1960              57

                                                        5/18/1974  1/20/1976              58                                Y

                                                           7/1/1980  9/30/1980              59

                                                           7/1/1987  2/14/1990              60

                          II.2  Books                           

                                                      11/17/1918 12/31/1919              61

                                                           1/1/1920  1/21/1923              62

                                                           1/1/1926 12/31/1928              63                                Y

                                                           1/1/1929  4/27/1932              64                                Y

                                                        4/27/1932  7/12/1935              65                                Y

                                                           7/1/1942  6/30/1951              66

                                                           4/1/1953  8/30/1957              67

                          II.3  Rough Entries            

                                                        3/13/1900  1/31/1901                             1-7

                                                           2/1/1901     1/3/1902              68

                                                      10/11/1903  3/29/1904              69

                                                           3/5/1906  8/12/1906              70

                                                        8/13/1906  1/19/1907              71

                                                        9/25/1907  5/23/1908              72

                                                        5/24/1908     1/8/1909              73

                                                           1/9/1909  9/13/1909              74

                                                        9/14/1909     5/8/1910              75

                                                        1/17/1911  10/5/1911              76

                          II.4  Expense Books

                                                        8/20/1897 11/30/1906                             1-8

                                                           4/1/1915  11/7/1916                             1-9

                                                        11/8/1916 11/16/1918              77

 

III.  Orders

                           III.1  Services

                                                        11/6/1889  9/30/1891              78       

                                                        6/27/1894  3/19/1895              79

                                                        3/23/1895  9/16/1896                            1-10

                                                      10/19/1899     3/2/1900              80

                                                      12/17/1900  5/21/1901              81

                                                           3/6/1902  2/18/1903              82

                                                        2/19/1903 10/10/1903              83

                                                      10/14/1903     5/9/1904              84

                                                        8/10/1905     5/2/1906              85

                                                           5/2/1906 12/16/1906              86

                                                      12/17/1906  5/22/1907              87

                                                        5/23/1907  11/2/1907              88

                                                        11/3/1907  5/21/1908              89

                                                        5/22/1908     2/8/1909              90

                                                        11/4/1909  8/17/1910              91

                                                        8/17/1910  2/24/1911              92

                                                        2/26/1911 12/21/1911              93

                                                      12/22/1911  12/8/1912              94

                                                        6/14/1921  7/14/1921              95

                                                        9/10/1950 11/13/1951              96

                                                        3/20/1955  4/26/1956              97

                                                        4/27/1956  9/30/1958              98

                                                        10/1/1958 10/31/1959              99

                                                        11/1/1959  9/30/1961           100

                                                        10/1/1961  3/31/1962           101

                                                           4/1/1962  3/10/1963           102

                          III.2  Vehicles

                                                           5/6/1920  8/19/1922           103                                Y

                                                        8/19/1922  9/26/1924           104                                Y

                                                        9/26/1924  12/5/1926           105                                Y

                                                        9/26/1924  10/9/1928           106                                Y

                                                      10/10/1928  6/27/1934           107                                Y

                          III.3  Caskets                       

                                                      12/31/1957     1/5/1962           108

                                                        7/14/1975  12/1/1978           109

 

IV.  Ledgers

                          IV.1  Control Books

                                                           3/1/1912  6/30/1913           110                                Y

                                                           6/3/1913  10/6/1917           111                                Y

                                                        5/18/1922  1/28/1924           112

                          IV.2  Accounts Receivable

                                                      12/15/1875  7/31/1890                1

                                                        6/12/1897     6/9/1906           113                                Y

                                                        2/16/1905     7/2/1911           114                                Y

                                                           3/1/1912  1/22/1918           115

                          IV.3  Accounts Payable    

                                                           4/1/1907  1/31/1912           116                                Y

                          IV.3  Accounts Payable    

                                                           1/1/1912 12/31/1915           117

                                                           1/1/1920 12/31/1922           118

                          IV.4  Miscellaneous           

                          Undertakers           6/1/1888  5/31/1897                           2-11

                          Employees           12/1/1905  2/29/1912           119                                Y

                          Income Statements 7/1/1948  8/31/1956                           2-12

                          Trial Balances   11/30/1950  1/31/1954           120

 

V.  Cemetery Titles                                      

                                                        11/4/1900  8/15/1904           121

                                                        5/21/1910 11/19/1917           122

 

VI.  Call Book

                          VI.1  Canal St.                     

                                                           3/8/1944     1/8/1945           123

                                                           1/8/1945  11/9/1945           124

                                                      11/10/1945     8/4/1946           125

                                                           8/4/1946  5/10/1947           126

                                                        5/12/1947  1/17/1948           127

                                                        1/17/1948 10/26/1948           128

                                                      10/25/1948     7/9/1949           129

                                                           7/8/1949  3/25/1950           130                                Y

                                                        3/27/1950 12/25/1950           131

                                                           9/8/1951  4/29/1952           132

                                                        1/13/1953     9/9/1953           133                                Y

                                                      12/19/1954  8/13/1955           134

                                                        6/15/1957 12/13/1957           135

                                                        1/21/1959  2/21/1960           136

                                                      12/28/1966 11/18/1967           137

                                                      11/19/1967  9/14/1968           138

                                                      10/17/1971  7/31/1972                        2-13(a-c)

                                                        7/31/1972     5/3/1973           139

                                                           1/7/1976 10/29/1976           140

                                                      10/29/1976     8/1/1977           141

                                                           8/9/1977  5/16/1978           142

                                                           3/5/1979     1/3/1980           143

                                                           1/2/1980  11/7/1980           144

                                                        11/7/1980     9/6/1981           145

                                                           7/1/1982  4/13/1983           146

                                                        4/14/1983  2/24/1984           147

                                                        2/25/1984  1/11/1985           148

                                                        1/11/1985 11/22/1985           149

                                                      11/22/1985  10/4/1986           150

                                                        10/3/1986  6/28/1987           151

                                                        6/29/1987  5/14/1988           152

                                                        5/13/1988     3/8/1989           153                                Y

                                                           3/8/1989 12/29/1989           154

                                                      12/30/1989 11/10/1990           155

                                                      11/10/1990  9/16/1991           156

                                                        9/17/1991  7/15/1992           157

                                                        7/15/1992  5/22/1993           158

                                                        5/22/1993     4/1/1994           159

                                                           4/1/1994  2/14/1995           160

                                                        2/15/1995  1/14/1996           161

                                                        1/14/1996  1/12/1997           162

                          VI.2  Elysian Fields Ave.

                                                        6/28/1954     2/1/1955           163                                Y

                                                           2/1/1955  9/30/1955           164                                Y

                                                        9/30/1955  4/26/1956           165                                Y

                                                        4/26/1956  12/3/1956           166                                Y

                                                           7/5/1957  3/20/1958           167                                Y

                                                        3/20/1958  1/24/1959           168                                Y

                                                        1/24/1959 11/26/1959           169                                Y

                                                      11/26/1959 11/28/1960           170                                Y

                                                      11/28/1960 12/30/1961           171                                Y

                                                      12/30/1961     1/5/1963           172

                                                      10/24/1965     9/1/1966           173                                Y

                                                           9/1/1966  7/23/1967           174

                                                        7/23/1967  5/19/1968           175

                                                        5/20/1968     4/4/1969           176

                                                           4/5/1969     2/1/1970           177

                                                      11/28/1974  8/27/1975           178

                                                        8/27/1975  6/12/1976           179

                                                        6/12/1976  3/16/1977           180

                                                        3/17/1977  6/22/1977           181

                                                        6/22/1977  3/15/1978           182

                                                        3/15/1978     1/8/1979           183

                                                           1/8/1979 10/26/1979           184

                                                      10/26/1979  8/16/1980           185

                                                        8/17/1980  5/30/1981           186

                                                        5/30/1981  3/20/1982           187

                                                      12/26/1982 10/15/1983           188                                Y

                                                        8/10/1984     6/3/1985           189

                                                           6/4/1985  3/31/1986           190

                                                        3/31/1986  2/12/1987           191

                                                        2/12/1987  1/18/1988           192

                                                        1/18/1988 11/23/1988           193

                                                      11/23/1988     9/6/1989           194

                                                        2/24/1992     1/9/1993           195

                                                           1/9/1993 11/20/1993           196

                                                      11/21/1993  10/8/1994           197

                                                        10/9/1994     9/1/1995           198

                                                           9/2/1995  8/23/1996           199

                                                        8/24/1996     6/8/1997           200

 

VII.  Schoen Realty and Investment Company

                          Journal                    3/8/1939  6/30/1955           201

                          --(Adjustments)    6/30/1941  11/9/1948          2-14

                          --(Adjustments)    7/16/1949  8/18/1955                           2-15

                          Cash Book             1/4/1944 12/31/1946           202

                          Cash Book             1/3/1947 12/31/1949           203

                          Cash Book             1/1/1950 12/31/1952           204

                          Cash Book             1/5/1953  6/30/1955           205

                          Ledger                    1/1/1935  6/30/1954           206

                          Ledger                    7/1/1954     7/1/1955           207

 

VIII.  Miscellaneous Records

Hope Benevolent Association     7/14/1873  4/18/1911                           2-16

Fire Company No. 10                     1/5/1880  3/31/1892           208

Metropolitan Club Minutes         11/21/1889 12/10/1889              30

Tally-Ho Club                                    1/1/1958  8/31/1966           209

 

IX.  Ephemera

                          Journal Vols. 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, & 18               3-17             24

                          Journal Vols. 19, 20, 23, 24, & 26                          3-18            22

                          Cash Vols. 45, 58, 63, 64, & 65                              3-19            35

                          Order Vols. 103, 104, 105, 106, & 107                  3-20            24

                          Ledger Vols. 110, 111, 113, 114, 116, & 119       3-21            66

                          Call Vols. 130, 133, 153, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167,

                             168, 169,170, 171, 173, & 188                              3-22            31

 

 

Appendix A: List of Ephemera

            The following is a list of ephemera, or paper items, found between the pages of the various volumes of the collection.  The “Vol./Item Number” consists of the volume the item was found in, and the number of that item within that volume.  This number is written between brackets on the back of each item, generally in the lower-left corner (e.g. “[5.1]”).  “Description” identifies each item in detail.  “Between Pages” shows where in each volume the item was found.  “Date” is the date of the item, if known.  “No. Papers” shows the number of pages of each item.

   Vol./Item Number Description                                           Between Pages.     Date       No. Papers

                5.1            Notice of 9th Ward People’s Ticket                294-5                 3/22/1888          1

                                election of delegates, including H. L.

                                Frantz; “Good Government and Good Streets”

                6.1            Handwritten funeral notice for Bernard            698-9                 9/25/1889          1

                                Yeager

                8.1            Itemized funeral bill for P. Wicker (+ wife)       394-5                 9/14/1896          1

                9.1            Notice of meeting of German organization,     396-7                 10/7/1917          1

                                in German

              12.1            Portion of printed death notice for Charles      98-9                   11/7/1906          1

                                Berbuesse

              12.2            Business card for Jacob Schoen & Son         240-1                                         1

              12.3            Itemized bill for Wm. Schmidt for funeral of     432-3                 6/29/1900          1

                                his wife; payment history on back

              15.1            Letter from Knights of Columbus,                   266-7                 9/18/1912          1

                                Province of DeSoto

              15.2            Reprint of article, “Exploiting Louisiana                                     6/2/1911          1

                                in Foreign Countries” from Times Democrat

              16.1            Portion of death notice for Minnie Holscher     158-9               11/20/1906          1

              16.2            Portion of blank death notice                         240-1                                         1

              16.3            Letter from merchant Peter Judlin, N.             514-5                                         1

                                Rampart St., about painting building

              18.1            Blank death notice                                       72-3                                           1

              18.2            Note on bill of W. Karloff to tell RR Co.           154                                            1

                                that bill is $113.00

              18.3            Dispute of carriage bill by Anthony                 166-7                 11/6/1905          1

                                Fabacher, hotel & restaurant proprietor

              18.4            Post card notice to members of Progressive   174-5                   3/5/1910          1

                                Union of Smoker to meet B. F. Yoakum,

                                Frisco Lines

              18.5            Health Almanac for 1917, Louisiana State      176-7                   1/1/1917          1

                                Board of Health

              18.6            Portion of handwritten death notice for Schwertz222-3              1/13/1919          1

   Vol./Item Number Description                                           Between Pages.     Date       No. Papers

              18.7            Handwritten death notice for Joseph Pifourcat 222-3                 1/12/1919          1

              18.8            Note that Becker is putting in sewerage at     242-3                                         1

                                421-23 Chartres

              18.9            Portion of printed death notice for Mary          248-9                 5/25/1909          1

                                Kennedy Schaumburg

            18.10            Ink blotter advertising Walle & Co.,                360-1                                         1

                                Lithographers on Gravier St.

            18.11            Handwritten death notice for Margaret            422-3                                         1

                                Gallie Ulrich (no date)

            18.12            Blank deposit slip for Teutonia Bank &           532-3                                         1

                                Trust Co.

              19.1            Typed letter from Frank Wm. Hart,                 84-5                    1/7/1910          1

                                attorney, re: payment of funeral of Mrs.

                                Francois Neveux

              19.2            Portion of blank death notice for St. Anna       172-3                                         1

                                Ladies Society

              19.3            Bill for Mrs. Schielder                                   200-1                 5/29/1908          1

              19.4            Post card notice to Philip Schoen re:             218-9                 8/28/1914          1

                                meeting of Hall Jackson Benevolent

                                Association

              19.5            Itemized funeral bill for Mrs. Thos. J. Byrnes   313                    12/1/1908          1

              19.6            Clipping from Picayune re: agreement            354-5               12/24/1908          1

                                between undertakers and two carriage

                                drivers unions.

              19.7            Business card for Lackmann & Garcia,          412-3                                         1

                                General Hauling

              19.8            Portion of death notice for Victor Biri;             436-7                 6/13/1911          1

                                numbers written on back

              19.9            Handwritten death notice for James Kenillia    462-3                 2/13/1910          1

              20.1            Printed death notice for Michael J. Joyce       372-3                 5/14/1913          1

              20.2            Dray receipt from Orleans Manufacturing        390-1                 3/13/1918          1

              20.3            Blank bill from Jacob Schoen & Son              530-1                                         1

              23.1            Advertising brochure for Eureka Dodge           104-5                                         2

                                No. 2 High-Class Funeral Car

              23.2            Card for Jos. P. Sendker, printer 3015            128-9                                         1

                                Royal St. (former home of Jacob Schoen)

              23.3            Card for Theo. H. Harvey Press, 2317 N.        130-1                                         1

                                Rampart St.

              23.4            Business card for Jacob Schoen & Son;        318                  11/19/1918          1

                                writing on back

 

   Vol./Item Number Description                                           Between Pages.     Date       No. Papers

              23.5            Note with name & address of Mrs. A.                                    10/28/1919          1

                                Fortier re: burial of E. E. Hutchinson

              24.1            Itemized bill for L. D’Amico for funeral of         437                    6/23/1922          1

                                wife

              24.2            Itemized funeral bill for M. Fredericks             524                    12/1/1922          1

              24.3            Itemized funeral bill for estate of Wid.             660                     7/2/1923          1

                                Charles W. Smith

              26.1            Blank post card addressed to E(mbalmers)    66-7                                           1

                                S(upply) CO., Westport Conn.

              45.1            Bills paid by P. J. Schoen for a/c Jac.            btwn Dr for        12/21/1903          1

                                Schoen Succession                                     Sept 11 &

                                                                                                  Cr for Sept

                                                                                                  12, 1904

              45.2            “Amount of Gross Sales made from               btwn Dr &         11/18/1903          4

                                November 18 1903 to April 23 1905               Cr for Nov

                                                                                                  19, 1904

              58.1            Letter from Charles C. Armbruster re:             Back cover       10/20/1975          1

                                payment of his mother’s funeral, May E. Siren

              63.1            Figures on expenses and earnings for fiscal   Front cover         6/30/1921          3

                                 year; list of accounts

              63.2            Note to “Carl” (bookkeeper?) to post some     64                                             1

                                 account information on A. Carevich

              63.3            Statement of accounts for end of 1926           72                       1/5/1927          1

              63.4            Notes and figures on account entries for 1927 107                    1/29/1927          3

              63.5            Adding machine tapes and notes on              251                    5/16/1928          1

                                accounts for 1928

              63.6            Adding machine tapes and notes on              Back cover         8/10/1928          1

                                accounts for 1928

              64.1            Adding machine tapes and notes on              1                       4/30/1931         10

                                accounts for 1931

              64.1            List and adding tape of “Notes made” and       298                     9/8/1930          3

                                “Notes Paid” 1930-32

              64.2            “Sept Disbursements”                                   211                                            1

              64.3            “Adjustment of Cash Book Entries, Jacob      228                    6/30/1931          4

                                Schoen & Son, 1931”

              64.4            Adding machine tapes and notes for 1932      251                    3/31/1932          1

                                accounts

            103.1            Blank death notice from 1920s                      408                                            1

   Vol./Item Number Description                                           Between Pages.     Date       No. Papers

            103.2            Business Card: Chas. S. Fitere                     408                                            1

            104.1            Bills from Krauss, Picone & Helman, City      118-19               8/31/1924          6

                                Auto & Wagon Works, Masset Brothers,

                                to McMahon mortuary

            104.2            Letter to P. J. McMahon & Sons from            292-3                   6/9/1923          1

                                Mount Olivet Cemetery re: new fiscal agent

            104.3            Train schedule for all New Orleans trains        Back pages        10/1/1922          1

            104.4            Receipt from Shirer Casket Co. to P.             Back pages        9/22/1924          1

                                McMahon

            105.1            Bills from Times-Picayune Publishing Co.      12-3                   8/29/1928          2

            105.2            Business card for W. J. Steen Co., building    34-5                                           1

                                 material

            105.3            Letter and price list from Truxillo Tire              34-5                 10/30/1924          2

                                Service, St. Charles Ave.

            105.4            Telegram to McMahon re: arrival of                268-9                   6/6/1929          1

                                remains of Irma Jourdan from Chicago

            105.5            List showing dates (no years) and names       294-5                                         1

                                of newspapers (States, Item, TP)

            106.1            Business card, A. P. Strumm, representing    8-9                                            1

                                Fyr Fyter Co.

            106.2            Original death certificate for Mrs.                   8-9                      9/1/1928          1

                                Josephine Ryan

            106.3            List of dates (no year) and newspaper            22-3                                           1

                                names: Item, TP, and States (re:

                                publication of notices or ads?)

            106.4            Notes on arrangements for Blumenthal           62-3                                           2

                                funeral

            107.1            Dray Receipt from Orleans Manufacturing       56-7                                           1

                                Co. to P. J. McMahon

            110.1            Death notice for Jean P. Reulet                     226                    2/18/1911          1

            111.1            Printed funeral notice for Joseph Brandner      49                    12/11/1913          1

            111.2            Priv. Ledger entries                                      469                  10/31/1913          3

            113.1            Account of Alexander Tormey for 1898-99      218-9                 11/6/1898          1

            113.2            Handwritten death notice for Edward              218-9               10/11/1909          1

                                Deluzain

            113.3            Itemized bill for the Estate of August Roy       355                    11/7/1903          2

            113.4            Notice of limited payments by New                373                  11/21/1903          1

                                Orleans & Northeastern Railroad Co.

                               

   Vol./Item Number Description                                           Between Pages.     Date       No. Papers

            113.5            Past-due accounts collected by John             378-9                 7/25/1903          1

                                Stumpf for Frantz & Schoen, 1903-04

            113.6            Dated but blank bill from Jacob Schoen & Son                               444-5    4/16/1909 1

            113.7            Copies of 2  newspaper notices re: Ladies      556                  10/10/1907          1

                                Independent Benevolent Association of

                                the Third District

            113.8            Payments on account of J. Ulm, 1906-07       566-7                 11/6/1906          1

            113.9            Notices from German newspaper                   Back cover                                 1

            114.1            Death notice for Charles Louis Cook              190-1                 6/21/1911          1

            114.2            Dues receipts for members of United             356-7                   6/1/1911          2

                                Brethren Association

            114.3            Property tax receipt for Wid. J. Schoen          356-7                 12/8/1911          1

            114.4            Penciled death notice for Margaret Walz        366-7                                         1

            114.5            Blank letterhead for Jacob Schoen & Son       402-3                                         1

            114.6            Jackson Benevolent Association, notice         468-9                 5/12/1914          2

                                and Advantages Derived by Affiliation

            114.7            Bills for Henry Peters from United                  478-9                 10/7/1909         10

                                Brethren Association and Veglia & Babst,

                                carriage makers

            114.8            Account card for A. Pichon for “funeral of        568                    8/25/1905          1

                                children”

            114.9            Bills for Mrs. Wm. Pique paid by Philip          612-3                 7/21/1907         20

                                Schoen

          114.10            Itemized funeral bill for Estate of Louis Roth   706                  11/18/1909          1

            116.1            List of supplies ordered (caskets, coffins,       356-7                                         1

                                robes, handles & ornaments)

            116.2            Bills to Schoen & Son from P. M.                  356-7                   5/6/1911          9

                                Barriquand, Poland & Dauphine, for oats

            119.1            Advertising for engraved plate from                 358-9                                         1

                                Orleans Manufacturing Co.

            130.1            Veteran’s form filled out for Arthur John          Front cover       11/18/1949          1

                                Arata, Jr.

            133.1            Business card for Joseph Zinsel of Zinsel       298                                            1

                                Auto Glass & Supply Co.

            153.1            Notes on various arrangements                     166-7                                         2

            163.1            Note on Carl Dailey passing                          165                                            1

            164.1            Telegram re: arrival of remains of Marcus        71                     3/28/1935          1

                                Ryninger from Houston

            164.2            Note on what to do when Miss Vanderschuer dies                                         195      1

   Vol./Item Number Description                                           Between Pages.     Date       No. Papers

            164.3            Notice on body shipped                                73                     3/31/1955          1

            165.1            Receipt for ring of Sheldon LeBlanc               71                    11/18/1955          1

            165.2            Note on arrival of Baby Lang’s remains           88                     12/5/1955          1

            165.3            Note on arrival of remains of Olivia                 180                     2/5/1956          1

                                Badeaux from Mt. Vernon NY

            165.4            Note on what to do when Charles Perrier        198                    2/17/1956          1

                                passes

            166.1            Notice to all local funeral homes re: fake        185                    7/23/1962          1

                                calls on death of Estelle Schrieffer

            167.1            Note re: death of Mrs. Myrtle Gardinier           6-7                                            1

            167.2            Note on death of John E. Sagers in Japan      212                                            1

            167.3            Telegram and note on remains of Lt. Col.       154                  11/13/1957          2

                                Glade B. Bilby arriving from Montgomery, Ala.

            168.1            “Charity Hospital Forms”                               Front cover                                 1

            169.1            Note on Mrs. Lena S. Gibson                        145                    3/16/1959          1

            169.2            Note on Elizabeth Brisbois                                                    1/27/1959          1

            169.3            Note on Mrs. Anna Droll                                                        3/10/1959          1

            169.4            Note on Mehrhoff family preferences              155                     7/4/1959          1

            169.5            Notes on Fr. Plauche arrangements               213                     9/3/1959          1

            169.6            Telegram on remains of Donald Willett           256                    10/9/1959          1

                                arriving from Denver CO

            170.1            Telegram re: remains of Louis Masson           106                     3/4/1960          1

                                arriving from Berkeley, Calif.

            170.2            Telegram re: remains of Harry T. Norman       115                    3/10/1960          1

                                arriving from Hunter AFB, Savannah GA

            170.3            Telegram re: remains of Jo Rabb, arriving       127                    3/25/1960          1

                                from New York NY

            170.4            Note on remains of Ronald Nicolich               137                     4/8/1960          1

                                arriving from Albuquerque NM

            170.5            Form releasing remains of Ernest Myham      153                    4/30/1959          1

                                to Schoen

            170.6            Note that Gustave Angel not expected to       171                                            1

            171.1            Note on handling body of baby Russell           66                     2/19/1961          1

                                Goodbee

            171.2            Notes on Jewel Love                                     16                    12/18/1960          1

            173.1            Note about Albert Even’s pre-arrangement      271                                            1

            188.1            Embalming report and note on Ignatius          175                     6/2/1983          1

                                 Gllo, Covington, La.

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

Fire Company No. 10

Hope Benevolent Association

Jacob Schoen & Son (Firm)

Metropolitan Club

Schoen Realty and Investment Company

Schoen, Jacob

Tally-Ho Club

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