Joseph Loewy (Levi)

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Joseph Loewy (Levi) (Loewy)

Birthplace: Nove Hostice, Bohemia
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Isak Loewy and Theresa Loewy
Husband of Katharina Loewy and Rebecca Loewy
Father of Dorothea (Deborah) Weidenthal; Leopold Loewy; Ignatz Loewy; Albert Loewy and Leopold Levy

Managed by: John Robinson Griffiths, III
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About Joseph Loewy (Levi)

According to (MM-15), Bernard Weidenthal's family originated in Bavaria in a town or region by the name Weidenthal then migrated to Bohemia. His widowed mother transferred their home to him in March 1847. (MM-101A) He graduated from the Univ. of Prague then worked in Prague as an Accountant. (MM-15) He left for America bringing his mother, Rebecca, and a friend Joseph Loewe (Levi) who brought his son and daughter (Dorothea or Deborah). They went to Liverpool and head for Boston but landed in Baltimore. He intended to go to Milwaukee but settled in Cleveland. (MP-15) Oct. 1849 he arrived in the U.S. (MM-42)

National Archives searched passenger lists for Bernard 1820-1897 and did not find him. (MM-46) According to (MM-45) he also emigrated with siblings, Charlotte, Fannie and Leopold. When Bernard left Hostitz in 1849, the family home went to I. Weil who had married a niece of Moses Weidenthal. (MM-101A) He lived in Prague for about 8 years working as a bookkeeper. (MM-67) Early history of Anshe Chesed Congregation in MM-123.

1850 Emigrated to Cleveland from Pieseck, Bohemia. (MM-217.13) Original member of Reform Congregation (now Fairmont Temple) (MM15) Emigrated from Austria (near Hostiz) to Cleveland Aug., 1850 (MM-15 & MM-42) June 1854 Naturalization declaration filed. (MM-42) Naturalized 1859-1862. (MM-25) Did he have a son Abraham? (MM21) Could not find Joseph's death on Cleveland Death Index 1868 to 1908 (MM23) Also known as Joseph Levi 1860 Cleveland, OH census: Aged 62, living with wife, Rebecca (60); son, Abraham (25); B. Weidenthal (48); Deborah Weidenthal (28); Nathan Weidenthal (5); Isaac Weidenthal (2) & Naham Hesster (9 mo.s). (MM-21) Buried Willet St. Cemetery but tombstone is all in Hebrew. (MM-69)

1849 A little group of Czechs arrived in Cleveland, including Willi Hesky and his sister. Bernard Weidenthal came from Bohemia with his widowed mother, Mrs. Rebecca Neumann Weidenthal, and her children, Charlotte, Fannie, and Leopold; and Joseph Loewy and his daughter, Dorothea. Weidenthal purchased a residence on Woodland Avenue to which he took his bride, Dorothea Loewy. Hesky went west in early manhood, and his sister married a farmer near Sandusky.

According to the advertisements, the fireplace was on the way out, and the cooking stove was featured as a great new blessing to the meal-maker. A gas-manufacturing plant had been built and pipes were laid to provide street lighting for Cleveland. One by one the smoky lamps were removed and the first street lights were installed, brightening Superior Street from the river to Erie, the Public Square, and Water, Merwin, and Bank streets. On December 8, the lights were turned on, and citizens gathered under the lamp posts to enjoy the novelty.

The glory of the stars and moon And comets, too, may pass; Then let 'em go — however soon. For Cleveland's burning gas!

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Joseph Loewy (Levi)'s Timeline

Nove Hostice, Bohemia
Age 18
Czech Republic
Age 31
Zlínský, Czech Republic
Age 63
Smetanova Lhota, South Bohemia, Czech Republic