Alexander Murdoch HAAS[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Male 1837 - 1908


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  • Born  18 Aug 1837  Rothbach, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  Jul 1856 
    Died  24 Feb 1908  Bunkie, Avoyelles, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Buried  Thomas Douglas Marshall Cemetery near Greenwood, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I21  Levey-Dannenbaum
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2013 

    Father  Samuel HAAS,   b. 6 Oct 1798, Rothbach, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1879, Ingwiller, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  HĂĽnel, Jeanne, Henriette UHRY,   b. 3 Sep 1802, Ingwiller, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1841, Ingwiller, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F206  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Hannah POKORNY,   b. 6 Apr 1858, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1935, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Aug 1879  New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Children 
     1. Alice Rosalind HAAS,   b. 17 Feb 1882, Haasville, Avoyelles, Lousiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1963, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F29  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Maccie MARSHALL,   b. 20 Sep 1846, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1876, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Jul 1866  Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William David HAAS,   b. 9 May 1867, Cheneyville, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1940, Bunkie, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nanie HAAS,   b. 5 Mar 1869, Cheneyville, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1930, San Mateo, San Mateo, California Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Maccie "Bunkie" HAAS,   b. 28 Aug 1871, Evergreen, Avoyelles, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Alexander Marshall HAAS,   b. 20 Dec 1873, Evergreen, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1934, Evergreen, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Samuel HAAS,   b. 19 Sep 1876, Haasville, Avoyelles, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1876, Haasville, Avoyelles, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    San Francisco Fire Viewed From Alta Plaza
    San Francisco Fire Viewed From Alta Plaza
    Local Pacific Heights residents watched the city burn from Alta Plaza. The view is looking east towards Pacific Heights. Beyond is the smoke and fire which ravaged all areas east of Van Ness towards downtown. The road in the middle is Washington street where Aaron and Phina Loupe Kahn lived. Since many Loupe and Dannenbaum family resided in this neighborhood, they likely would have seen this same view. Alta Plaza is also where Col. Alex Haas (father of Alice Haas Dannenbaum) began to organize refugees on his horse. The dome to the right is Congregation Sherith Israel. The Bier home, which faces Alta Plaza, would be in the lower far right but is just out of range in this photo.

    Histories

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    Alex and Hannah Haas Move to San Francisco
    Alex and Hannah Haas Move to San Francisco
    Alex and Hannah Pokorny Haas were probably already separated during this time.
    Alex Haas and San Francisco Earthquake
    Alex Haas and San Francisco Earthquake
    This news article corroborates a family story about Alex Haas. According to Connie Dannenbaum Levey (Haas' granddaughter) the relief camp mentioned in this article was at Alta Plaza in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. Immediately following the earthquake, Alex hopped on a horse just like his cavalry officer days from the Civil War and began organizing the refugees. . . or so the story goes.
    Alex Haas Horse Transactions and Dispute with Moses Family
    Alex Haas Horse Transactions and Dispute with Moses Family
    Horse trading was a tradition in the Haas family going back generations to Alsace. The difficulty with the Moses family was with Gustave Moses, of the famous photography studio in New Orleans and his brother, Bernard, a well regarded painter of the age. As Carol Mills-Nichol states in her book "The Forgotten Jews of Avoyelles Parish: "... Publically humiliating a successful member of the Jewish community over fifty dollars would not have been in the Moses Brother’s interest. Many prominent Hebrew citizens of New Orleans had been their clients, the most well-known being Fire Captain Samuel Levy, whom Bernard had painted in his ceremonial uniform."

    The paintings referenced in the dispute remain unknown, and I hope they still exist somewhere.
    Alex Haas Obituary
    Alex Haas Obituary
    Alex Haas' Remedy for Charbon
    Alex Haas' Remedy for Charbon
    Posthumous retelling of remedy
    Alex Haas: Brief Bio Sketch
    Alex Haas: Brief Bio Sketch
    Anti-Semitic Attack in Avoyelles Parish
    Anti-Semitic Attack in Avoyelles Parish
    The following rebuke concerns an anti-Semitic attack on the Kahn Bros. store in Evergreen, and Felix Bauer's store in Cottonport. There is a family story that one of the Kahn brothers lived with a woman of color, which might have contributed to some consternation. Felix Bauer left Cottonport for Alexandria some time before 1890, and by 1895 was back in France for good. Six months after this attack Aaron Kahn married Phina Loupe in San Francisco and returned to Evergreen for a few more years before the couple moved to California. The investigation of this incident was financed by Alexander M Haas, whose daughter, Alice Haas, would eventually marry Phina Loupe Kahn's nephew, Arthur Dannenbaum. Coverage of the incident in the New Orleans Picayune eventually referred to the incident as the Avoyelles "matter" and seems to have stopped after an initial perpetrator was found.
    Naming of the Town Bunkie
    Naming of the Town Bunkie
    There has been much misinformation in articles about the founding and naming of Bunkie. In 1878 Captain Alexander Haas (not his brother, Samuel) purchased much of the land in this part of Avoyelles Parish, which was then called Irion. In l882 the Texas and Pacific Railway sought the right of way across Haas’ land. In exchange for permission to build the railroad, Haas was given the privilege of naming the train station. Through the encouragement of a railroad official, he named the city after his daughter, Maccie’s nickname, Bunkie. She received this nickname when Capt. Haas had bought his small daughter a toy monkey (not a real one). Maccie mispronounced the word "monkey" with "Bunkie" in her excitement. From then on she was called "Bunkie".

    The following letters to the editor provide a breadth of views surrounding the establishment of the town. The first is from a local booster. The second, in contrast, shows that not everyone shared the excitement of Bunkie’s new name. This is followed by Capt. A. M. Haas' perturbed rebuttal.
    History and Destruction of Tiger Bend/Haasville Plantation Home
    History and Destruction of Tiger Bend/Haasville Plantation Home
    The Plantation House in Tiger Bend (alternatively called Eola and Haasville) appears to extend back to Roger Banks Marshall before the 1840s. Roger's son, T. Douglas Marshall, lived with his family there in the 1840s. After the Civil War, his daughter and son-in-law, Maccie and Alex Haas, lived in the house. When Alex and his second wife moved to New Orleans in the 1890s, Alex’s son, A. Marshall Haas and his family, lived in the home. By the 1910s the family only spent summers in the house and eventually it was abandoned and destroyed sometime in the 1970s.

    The name Northup referred to in this article was Solomon Northup, a free-born black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery and wrote the book “Twelve Years a Slave” which recounted his experience at various plantations in Avoyelles Parish before being freed in 1853.

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