Finding aid for the Ante-Bellum Cleveland Jewish Immigrants Database

Ante-Bellum Cleveland Jewish Immigrants Database
Western Reserve Historical Society
Phone: 216-721-5722
Ante-Bellum Cleveland Jewish Immigrants Database
1.60 linear feet (4 containers)
The Ante-bellum Cleveland Jewish Immigrants Database Collection was assembled as part of a research project sponsored by the Cleveland Jewish Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society. The project, organized to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Cleveland, Ohio's Jewish community, resulted in the traveling exhibit "Founders: Cleveland's Jewish Community Before the Civil War," which opened at the Western Reserve Historical Society Museum in 1990. The collection consists of computer printout data sheets of 850 (primarily German) Jews known to have emigrated from Europe to Cleveland, Ohio between the 1830s and 1861. Each data sheet includes an individual's earliest known name and variant spellings. Categories of additional potential information include sex, country, region, and village of origin; arrival date and arrival age in America and in Cleveland; birth date, death date, and cemetery name; marital status, name of spouse(s), marriage date(s), and number of children; home and business address(es); occupations(s); institutional affiliation(s); and extant visual images(s). Data sheets are followed by the original work sheets on which data was entered by hand. Sources for the information on individuals is indicated on the worksheets.
MS 4516
closed stacks
The records are in English