Dorothea (Deborah) Weidenthal (Loewy (Levi))
|Birthplace:||Zlínský, Czech Republic|
|Death:||Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, USA|
Daughter of Joseph Loewy (Levi) and Katharina Loewy
|Managed by:||John Robinson Griffiths, III|
About Dorothea (Deborah) Weidenthal
Her surname was anglicized to LEVI to maintain its German pronunciation. (MM-87) Will #7748 Died 10 Aug. 1888 leaving husband, Bernard and son, Nathan. Filed by Leopold Levi Oct. 1892. (MM-59) Buried Willet St. Cemetery. (MM-69)
"Bernard Weidenthal later married Leopold Levy’s 19-year-old sister and he also had a fabric store."
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! http://books.google.com/books?id=IT1NVT1vEwUC&pg=PA219&lpg=PA219&dq=dorothea+weidenthal&source=bl&ots=ZktNeVhq-l&sig=fl4qCeFxvcVNoHPgp1PSeX8WEMo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=zSWnT5yhDoWI6AGHwOmuBA&ved=0CFoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=dorothea%20weidenthal&f=false