Sonneborn Family Collection 1978-2001 bulk 1994-2001


Sonneborn Family Collection 1978-2001 bulk 1994-2001

The Sonneborn Family Collection is comprised of the genealogical and biographical research of Charles BehrendSonneborn on the Sonneborn and related families, especially the Behrend family. Included are copies of his writings, family trees, various research material and photographs of familygravestones.






SNAC Resource ID: 6346675

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