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Abraham Weidenthal

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Hostice, Bohemia
Death: Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Place of Burial: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Moses (Moises) Weidenthal and Rebecca Weidenthal
Husband of Rebecca Weidenthal
Father of Sarah Neuman; Leopold Weidenthal; Rachel Weidenthal; Harry Samuel Weidenthal; Samuel H Weidenthal and 11 others
Brother of Bernard Weidenthal; Lottie Lederer; Emanuel Weidenthal; Leopold Weidenthal and Frances (Fanny) Marcuson

Occupation: liquor dealer
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About Abraham Weidenthal


Registers of Jewish Religious Communities in the Czech regions The National Archives (1735) 1784 - 1949 (1960) http://www.badatelna.eu/reprodukce/?fondId=1073&zaznamId=1110348&reproId=3660683

Census from 1880 has different info saying he was born in 1822 Bohemia Abraham Weidenthal found in: U.S. Atlantic and Great Lakes - Census Index (1880)

   State:  Ohio     
   County:  Cuyahoga     
   Township:  Cleveland     
   Relationship to Head:  Self     
   Age:  58     
   Gender:  Male     
   Race:  White     
   Marital Status:  Married     
   Occupation:  Works In Shoe Store     
   Birthplace:  BOHEMIA     
   Birth Year:  <1822>     
   Mother Birthplace:  BOHEMIA     
   Father Birthplace:  BOHEMIA     
   Roll:  T9_1004     
   Page:  218A     
   ED:  9      


The second part of the history of Czechs in Ohio is here (you can read the first part here- http://czechmatediary.com/2010/01/14/the-history-of-czechs-in-ohio-part-one/ )

‘So Gustav Adam, the first Czech immigrant to Ohio, was dead and what happened then? The Czech immigrant torch overtook Jindrich Hladik from Prague and a few Czech Jewish men such as Leopold Levy from Smetanova Lhota u Pisku, Bernard Weidenthal from Vestice u Tabora and Zikmund Stein from Prague. Levy had a fabric store and Stein opened up a little pub on Seneca Street, while Hladik owned a food market. In 1849 inhabited Cleveland also a 22-year-old Abraham Weidenthal whose offspring became excellent journalists.

In 1852 arrived to Cleveland 16 new Czech families and their beginnings were not pretty. Since the women were accustomed going to the town bare-foot and with scarfs tied around their heads, the locals thought of them as Gypsies. The local kids would throw stones at them, swear at them and adults would not let them stay in any of the houses. That is why ALL of those 16 families (??? members???) ended up living at the above mentioned, generous Leopold Levi’s small backyard (his house was very small already) for quite some time. They had no money and Mr. Levi was helping to feed them. These Czech men and women would also go to the local slaughter-house where they were given free organs such as lungs, liver, kidneys, tails and legs - parts that were otherwise thrown away into the river - to make additional meals in order to feed their families.

Among the earliest members of Eagle Ave. temple which became Euclid Ave. Temple

  • Immigration: 1847
  • Residence: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States - 1880
  • Residence: Cleveland City, Cuyahoga, Ohio - 1900
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Abraham Weidenthal's Timeline

December 19, 1817
Hostice, Bohemia
September 1854
Age 36
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
July 19, 1856
Age 38
July 19, 1856
Age 38
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
June 1858
Age 40
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
Age 41
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Age 41
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States