The Dutch-German Church (or Temple) of Livorno was built between 1862-1864 to a project by architect Dario Giacomelli, in the Neo-Gothic style. In the Labronica library of Livorno we found a small brochure entitled “Balance statement for the construction of the Dutch-German Congregation Church”  dated 1867, 3 years after the church was built. The brochure represents a very interesting piece of history being a sort of snapshot of the foreign protestant community of Livorno at that time with several lists of contributors for the building of the church and the expenses related to its construction.

In this part I present the first list of +54 contributors, composed of those who where also members of the Congregation, thus more involved in this project (all the donations are made in multiples of 84, due to the conversion rate of the tuscan lire to the italian lire after the Unification of Italy in 1861), clicking on names will bring you to the relevant data sheet of my database where available for the individual or the family.

Cav. Carlo GRABAU, Hamburg Consul

1680

Rodolfo SCHWARTZE, Hannover Consul

1680

Cav. C.A. DALGAS, Danish Consul

1680

Federigo DALGAS

420

Gustavo MÜLLER

840

Agostino KOTZIAN

1008

CORRADINI brothers

1260

David TRAXLER

1680

KLEIN bros., Enrico KLEIN, Oldenburg Consul & Carlo

840

Carlo IMTHURN

840

Gustavo RÖMER

504

Matteo KUNDERT

504

Giorgio WASSMUTH

504

G. Federigo WELTY

420

Enrico RYF

420

Giovanni GOLDENBERG

168

Adolfo SCHMITZ

840

Augusto STOLTENHOFF

840

Alberto ZIEGLER

420

Cav. Cristiano APPELIUS, Prussian Consul

336

Gustavo WAGNIÈRE

200

Gugliemo & Ottavio KIEFFER

840

Giulio FONTANIEUX

168

Pietro FEHR-SCHMÖLE, Swiss Consul

1680

Giorgio Enrico AMAN

1680

Cristiano MAYER

840

MEYER & LIEBER

420

ROCCO brothers

588

TUCCETTI & PIETROMANNI

588

Enrico Augusto ROMIEUX

420

E. GEBHARDT, Bavarian Consul

840

Luigi BUJARD

168

Cav. Edoardo, Eugenio, Enrico MAYER, brothers

2520

Alessandro VOLLERIN

84

Giuseppe KAYSER

420

Araldo STUB, Swedish Consul

1680

Carlo TOBLER

420

LÜSCHER & BRACK

252

Giorgio ZÜST

84

Giorgio LAU

42

Carlo TOUCHON

840

Francesco CHUN

1680

Costantino BOREL

168

TOTAL (Italian Lire)

33506

Thanks to Stefano Ceccarini, a member of our association, for the help in the transcription of the documents.

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