Henry Baumgarten (1839 - 1918)

  • Born in Hanover, Germany on March 12, 1839. 
  • Immigrated to Baltimore Maryland with father and six siblings. 
  • Moved to Charlotte in 1867.
  • Studio located at 7 W. Trade above Nisbett’s store. 
  • Married Bertha Furth in Baltimore and made his home in Fourth Ward with their four children. 
  • Played instrumental role in the development of Charlotte’s Jewish institutions and organizations. Served as President of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, which formed in 1872, and Temple Shaaray Israel.
  • Died in 1918.