|Death:||Died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, USA|
|Occupation:||Peddler of Dry Goods|
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About Leopold Weidenthal
Leopold appears to have arrived in the US on September 19, 1849. His ship left from Glasgow, Scotland. He traveled with Fannie Weidenthal and Caroline Weidenthal
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!