Held at: Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area [Contact Us]204 Church St., Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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Frederick Bickel Neiman, Sr. (1879-1954) was an undertaker who founded F.B. Neiman Funeral Home in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1905. Frederick B. Neiman, Jr. (1905-1978) continued in his father's profession. F.B. Neiman Funeral Home, which later became F.B. Neiman & Son Funeral Home, was located on Gay and Morgan Streets. It relocated to 241 First Avenue.
This collection consists of F.B. Neiman & Son's funeral registers from the time of its founding in 1905 until 1966, as well as some financial records. The amount of biographical information provided in the registers for each decedent varies by year, though most entries include cause of death, birth and death dates, residence, occupation, names of immediate family members, and funeral information such as cost of services and burial location. There are also five volumes of charges and payments, 1908-1958.
The funeral registers have been indexed into a searchable computer database available on-site. Chronological and alphabetical indexes are also available in the Research Area.
Gift of John D. Neiman, circa 2010.
An index to the registers created by the Tri-County Heritage Society is available online at http://www.tricountyheritage.org/neimanfunrl.html.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.
In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area directly for more information.
- Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area
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- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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