Heinrich Wohlgemuth death certificate

Heinrich Wohlgemuth died in Danzig at age 51.

We learned that Heinrich Wohlgemuth died in 1917 from Hilda's affidavit. But we did not have his actual death certificate until it showed up on Ancestry courtesy of the Berlin Landesarchiv. Here it is. The date is actually October 21, 1918. His death was reported by Wilhelm Cohn. Born in Preußisch Stargard. Living at the same address as at the time of his mother's death in 1910. I can't read the cause of death. 

Hilda's affidavit is very specific about his business activity. She says that Heinrich was the owner of the banking firm Meyer & Gelhorn. I have found information on the firm from a Polish encyclopedia. It was founded in 1867 by Aron Simon Meyer and Albert Christian Gelhorn (a Jew and a Christian), and after their deaths was jointly owned by their sons. "In 1917, the bank merged with Danziger Credit Bank, and in 1921, both of these institutions were transformed into the joint-stock Danziger Creditanstalt (Gdański Zakład Kredytowy), jointly dependent on Dresdner Bank, which ended its independent activity."

Heinrich Wohlgemuth is not mentioned, but given Hilda's specific mention he must have played a role in the company. Possibly he was involved in the 1917 bank merger, the year before he died.

BANKHAUS MEYER UND GELHORN , a banking company operating for the Gdańsk trade and craft, with headquarters at Langer Markt 40 (Długi Targ), after 1900 at no. 38/39. In 1920, she also owned a back house at Brotbänkengasse 9 (Chlebnicka Street). Established in 1867 by Aron Simon Meyer (1824 Gdańsk - June 6, 1887 Gdańsk), son of Samuel Simon (1791 - April 1, 1846 Gdańsk, with the surname given by the Prussian authorities in 1817), owner of a trading company at Heilige-Geist-Gasse 774 (ul. św. Ducha 27), and ► Albert Christian Gelhorn . After the founders died, the joint ownership of their sons: ► Albert Meyer and Erich Hermann Gelhorn (28 January 1876 Gdańsk - 24 July 1930 Gdańsk; see ► Albert Christian Gelhorn). In 1917, the bank merged with Danziger Credit Bank, and in 1921 both of these institutions were transformed into the joint-stock Danziger Creditanstalt (Gdański Zakład Kredytowy), jointly dependent on Dresdner Bank, which ended its independent activity. [ MrGl ]

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