NameBernard Weidenthal
BirthNov 1814, Hostitz, Bohemia48,49,15,16,45
Death2 Jul 1902, Cleveland, OH15,18
BurialWillet St. Cemetary16
OccupationStorekeeper @ Levi & Weidenthal and Cigar maker50,51
FatherMoses Weidenthal (1787-1847)
MotherRebecca Neuman (1792-1863)
Birth1828, Hostitz, Bohemia15,4,52
Death10 Aug 1888, Cleveland, OH53,15,44
BurialWillet St. Cem., Cleveland, OH16
FatherLevi Joseph Loewy (~1797->1870)
MotherRebecca (~1799->1860)
Marriage1851, Cleveland, OH49
ChildrenIsaac (~1857-1885)
 Nathan (1855-1931)
Notes for Bernard Weidenthal
Book of Jewish Families Births (1805-1839) for Hostice: Moises Weidenthal +1.3.1847 (does this mean his death?); Eltern: Aron und Mutter Sara; Rebeka Neumann (Ehekonsenz 1813): 1814 Bernard. (MM-178)
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)
Aron Weidenthal died in December 24, 1791
Moises inherited the marriage license.
Moises died in March 1, 1847.
According to (MM-15), Bernards 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.
“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. Mrs. Weidenthal brought with her two other sons, Bernhad and Leopold, and her two daughters, Charlotte and Fanny. Another son, Emanuel, came to Cleveland in 1865.” from Early Cleveland family story in newspaper article. (MM-216)
1850 Ohio Census ( Barnhart Widenthiel (20 b. Germany), peddler, living in Cleveland, Ward 1 with Leopold Levi (24 b. Germany) and Lottie Weidenthal (24 b. Germany).
June 1854 Naturalization declaration filed. (MM-42)
He first appears in the Cleveland City directory in 1856 as Dry Goods. (MM-76)
He was naturalized by 1859 (MM-25)
1860 Cleveland, OH census: Aged 48, living with in-laws and wife, Deborah (28) and 2 children. It lists Bernard as a merchant with Levi & Weidenthal. (MM-21 & MM-37)
He was a merchant for Levi & Weidenthal from at least 1859 to 1873. (MM-36, 39, 76)
1893 He retired and was living with his son Nathan (MM-76)
Bernard was fluent in German, English, Bohemian, Hebrew, Italian and French (MM-88)
Obituary appears in Jewish Review & Observer Vol. 26, No. 2, pg 2 cols 4-5 (MM-66)
Details from obit: He was living at Sir Moses Montefiore Home for the Aged; Interred at Willet St. Cemetery; born Hostitz, Bohemia Nov. 1814; living 8 yrs in Prague working as a bookkepper; Married Dorothea Loevy in 1851 and survived by son, Dr. N. Weidenthal.
Obituary: Jewish Review & Observer: Vol. 26 No. 2 Pg 2 Col. 4-5. (MM-130)
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