NameAbraham Weidenthal
BurialWillet St. Cemetary15
Birth20 Dec 1818, Bohemia15
BirthDec 182616
Death28 Feb 1902, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH17,18
FatherMoses Weidenthal (1787-1847)
MotherRebecca Neuman (1792-1863)
Spouses
Birth15 Jul 1829, Bohemia15
Death8 Nov 1890, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH15,18,16
BurialWillet St. Cem., Cleveland, OH16
FatherJoseph Neumann (<1810-1830)
MotherRose Kohn (<1810-)
Marriageabt 1848, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., MI19
ChildrenMoses (ca1848-<1860)
 Sarah (1854-1928)
 Jacob Heller (1856-1938)
 Leopold (1859-1916)
 Samuel H. “Simon” (1862-1916)
 Fannie (1863-1947)
 Rachel (1864-1942)
 Harry Samuel (1865-1933)
 Leah (1871-1917)
Notes for Abraham Weidenthal
1811 Familiant Records: HOSTITZ; No. 6991; District No. 2 (MM-238 Image MM-289)
Weidenthal Moises (Hostitz); Parents: Aron and mother Sara.
Wife: Rebeka Neumann. Marriage license issued in June 11, 1813
Sons: 1814 Bernard
1818 Abraham
1820 Leopold
1827 Emanuel (MM-238)
Abraham Weidenthal was a reformed Jew who was born in Bohemia and emigrated to America about 1847 apparently first to Ann Arbor, MI and then to Cleveland, Ohio in 1849. (MM-77 & MM-101)
“Abraham Weidenthal left Hostitz, Bohemia in 1847 and went first to Ann Arbor, Mich. After two years thee he came to Cleveland, just in time to meet his mother, Mrs. Rebecca (Neumann) Weidenthal, widow of Moses Weidenthal. She came direct from Hostitz. from Early Cleveland family story in newspaper article. (MM-216)
Early history of Anshe Chesed Congregation in MM-123.
1850 Washtenaw Co., MI census: No WEIDENTHAL (MM-49)
1850 Ohio Census (Ancestry.com): Abram Neidenthal (31 Germany), Shoemaker living in Cleveland Ward 1, Cuyahoga Co., with wife, Rebecca (20 Germany) and Moses Weidenthal (2 Mich) and J A Lamb (29 Germany) and Reuben Lamb (52 Germany).
Oct. 1852 He filed a declaration of intent to become a naturalized citizen in 1852 in Washtenaw Co.
Michigan. His naturalization actually took place in Cleveland. (MM-42 & MM-155)
MM-160 says that he came to U.S. in 1847 (which fits with naturalization in 1852) and moved to Cleveland in 1849.
MM-157 indicates that Abraham moved to Cleveland from Ann Arbor in 1846.
Abraham first appeared in a Cleveland city directory in 1853 and 1856 and 1857 as a
shoemaker. (MM-76)
1860 Cleveland, OH census: Aged 39 living in Ward 1 with: wife, Rebecca (31); children: Sarah (6); Jacob (4); Leopold (2) & Rachel (7/12) and Phillip Eisel (25). (MM-22)
1859-1868 Cleveland, OH City Directory: Abraham lists as shoemaker at 142 Pittsburgh. (MM-39)
1870 U.S. Census (Ancestry.com): Abrah Widenthall (48 Austria) living in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH with wife, Rebecca (44 Austria) and 3 kids: Sarah (15 OH); Jacob (14 OH); Leopold (12 OH); Leah (10 OH); Fannie (7 OH); Simon (6 OH) and Henry (3 OH).
1880 Cleveland, OH census (Ancestry.com): Abraham Weidenthal (58) living in Dist. 9 with: wife, Beca (52); children: Sarah (35); Jacob (28); Leon (21); Rachel (20); Fannie (17); Simon (15); Harry (14) and Leah (9).
From 1889 to 1890 he is listed as a bartender. (MM-42, 76, 88)
MM-5 indicates he had 12 children.
1900 Cleveland, OH census (Ancestry.com): Abraham Weidenthal (Dec 1826) living in Dist. 43; emigrated in 1847, with: daughters: Rachel (Dec 1864) and Lea (Nov 1871) and granddau., Lillian Newman (May 1886).
His death indicates he was only 75 yrs old implying a birth year of 1827. (MM-23) Note: This is incorrect as Familiant record says he was born in 1818 (MM-238)
Will # 27503 written Feb. 15, 1897: (MM-61)
1st: All my just debts to be paid;
2nd: All my real property to my daughters Rachel & Leah and that they pay $100 each of my following children: Sarah Newman; Jacob Weidenthal; Fannie Newman; Simon Weidenthal; Harry Weidenthal and Leo Weidenthal;
3rd: In case of the death of any of my said children then their share shall go to their children in equal shares;
4th: I appoint my daughter Sarah Weidenthal and my son Leo Weidenthal to be the executor and executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
5th: My said daughters Rachel and Leah shall have a full years time with the payment of said legacies to my other children.
6th: In the event to lodge Herman Laupelner Lodge, of which I am a member should not be able to pay as expected $1,000 life insurance to my said two daughters Rachel and Leah then my said six children: Sarah, Jacob, Fannie, Simon, Harry and Leo shall be entitled instead of $100 each to only $50 each.
7th: In case any of the said executors should die before this Will is executed, then my said children shall have a right to nominate one from among the surviving brothers and sisters.
8th: In case said Lodge shall not be able to pay the $1,000 to my two daughters but if there should be left after me at my death besides the house and lot No 32 Scoville Avenue so much money to pay out of it more than said $50 to each of my six children but none are entitled to receive more than $100 each. Written 15th day of February 1897. Witnesses: Aaron Hahn & Marian Zahabon (sic) (MM-61)
Obituary appears in Jewish Review & Observer Vol. 25, No. 10, pg 2 col 3 (MM-66 & MM-88)
Info from Obit: Abraham came to Cleveland in 1849; he married Miss Rebecca Newman in Ann Arbor, MI; member of the Scovill Avenue Temple; he is interred in Willet St. Cemetery.
Survived by:
Sam weidenthal - San Francisco
Mrs. F. Newman
Mrs. J. Newman
Miss Ray Weidenthal
Miss Leah Weidenthal
J. H. Weidenthal
Leo Weidenthal
Harry Weidenthal
Brother - Bernard Weidenthal
Sister - Mrs. Charles Lederer (MM-67 & MM-88)
His pallbears were: Simon Skall; L. Bondy; S. Bondy; Sol Firth; Joseph Metzenbaum and I. Kuttnauer (father of Abraham’s son’s Leo’s wife, Lizzie Kuttnauer). (MM-88)
Photo of tombstone: file Willet Street Cemetery plots 078.jpg
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