150 Years Ago

It has been noticed in The Israelite how Mr. Marlot, from researches into a mound of earth near Villeneuve, advanced the hypothesis, that the implements found in the same must be over 7,000 years old; and how Prof. Andrews, from Chicago, contradicted that hypothesis. Lately, Mr. J. Uhlman investigated the matter,and laid the results of his labor before the Naturfoshende Gesellschalf of Bern. Uhlman’s theories are precisely the same as Andrews’, refuting entirely Mr. Martlot’s chronology based upon his researches in that mound.


The most pleasant railroad ride we had for a long time was that from Keokuk to Cincinnati in 22 hours, going from Keokuk to Lafayette, then on by Indianapolis to Cincinnati. The roads are excellent and the cars splendid with all modern improvements.

— Aug 20, 1869

 125 Years Ago

Miss May Wormser, of 19 David St., entertained the Misses Mary and Emma Nusbaum with a musicale at her home on Tuesday night, which was highly enjoyed by the large number of guests present. Credit is due Messers. Joe Hurtig, Bernie Mayer, Louis Roth and Mr. Sanders for the splendid music rendered; also to Miss Elsie Wormser for her excellent fancy dances.


It is reported that the wholesale clothing firm of Seasongood, Menderson & Co. is to be dissolved. Messers, Louis and Alfred Seasongood retiring and Mr. Jacob Menderson, with associates, whose names have not been given out, continuing the business. It is said that the Messers. Seasongood will go into a banking and brokerage business in Cincinnati and New York. The Seasongood name is one of the oldest, if not the very oldest, connected with the wholesale clothing trade in Cincinnati.

1869 From the pages 081519


The many friends of Dr. Davidson, formerly of Cincinnati, but now of Montgomery, Ala., will be pleased to hear of his engagement to Miss Weil, a belle of that city.


Dr. A. B. Thrasher, the famous specialist for diseases of the throat and nose, has removed his office to 206 Walnut St., where he will be pleased to see his friends.


Mr. and Mrs. B. Mijhalovitch and their daughter Elsie are spending the rest of the heated term at Atlantic City and other eastern resorts.

— Aug. 16, 1894

 100 Years Ago

Sergeant Laurence Michelson, just returned from overseas duty, is summering at Frankfort, Mich., accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. M. Michelson, his fiancee (Miss Aline Ullman), Mrs. Landau, and daughter, Mrs. I. Michaelson, Nate Michelson, and will be gone for some time.


Major and Mrs. Saul Magnus will pass the greater part of their summer vacation on the lakes and streams of Petoskey, Mich.


Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Liebman and family of 4004 Rose Hill avenue are motoring East to spend a fortnight with their son at Schroon Lake Camp, New York. The party will stop off at some of the larger cities en route.

1919 From the pages 081519


Anyone having old Union Prayer Books, either No. 1 or 2, which they are willing to donate for the use of Jewish inmates of penal and other institutions, are requested to send them either to I. B. Jashenosky, 272 West High street, or J. Myer, 14 East Spring street, Columbus, Ohio.


Dr. Samuel Iglauer and family left last week for Charlevoix, Mich.

— Aug. 14, 1919

 75 Years Ago

Tech. Sgt. William S. Wolfstein, a radio gunner on a B-17, with the Eighth Air Force in England, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wolfstein of Beechwood Avenue.


Cpl. Leon Brook, 678 Forest Avenue, a weather observer and forecaster at an Eighth Air Force station in England, was recntly commended by Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle for “conscientious devotion to a difficult and essential task.”


Venita Belle Brodof, 234 Hearne Avenue, was recently sworn into the WAVES and will report soon at Hunter College, Bronx, N.Y., for basic training.


Cpl. Sylvan N. Heines, 950 Cleveland Avenue, has completed an orientation course with an Air Service Command stationed in England. Before entering the services, he was a student at the University of Cincinnati.


Former Mayor Murray Seasongood of Cincinnati is one of a number of Americans named by former Justice Joseph M. Proskauer, president of the American Jewish Committee, to a Committee on Peace Problems of the American Jewish Committee.


More than 1,950 Jewish refugees entered Palestine during July, bringing the total of Jews entering the Jewish homeland during the first seven months of 1944 to more than 10,500, it was announced by Dr. James G. Heller, of Cincinnati, National Chairman of United Palestine Appeal, on the basis of a cable received from the Immigration Department of the Jewish Agency for Palestine in Jerusalem, whose work is financed by American Jewry through the United Palestine Appeal.


Ellis Flax, 3436 Lyleburn Place Clifton, has been promoted to captain.


Lawrence Caplin, husband of Mrs. Dorothy Caplin, 3317 Drexel Place, has been commissioned a lieutenant (junior grade) in the Navy at Hollywood, Fla.


A/S Elliott Wolff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wolff, 323 Forest Avenue, is stationed at Camp Peary, Va., where he is receiving “boot” training.

— Aug. 17, 1944


50 Years Ago

Rockdale Temple will celebrate its dedication at the new building at Ridge Road and Cross County Highway with a two-day ceremony. Dedication of the Temple to the congregation will be held Friday, Sept. 5, at 8:15 p.m. Dr. Levi A. Olan, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, will be the main speaker at the evening’s spiritual service.


Five Cincinnatians have been elected to governing bodies of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Judge Gilbert Bettman was elected to the Executive Committee. Herbert Bernstein, Rabbi Albert A. Goldman, Richard J. Mack and Robert D. Stern were re-elected to the National Committee.


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Becker, 5037 Reading Road, announce the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son, Jan Robb, Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m., at Ohav Shalom, Section Road.


Mr. Stephen J. Bass, 615 McAlpin Avenue, will receive the degree of doctor of philosophy in the business organization department in marketing at Ohio State University Friday, Aug. 29th.


The sale of books autographed by President Johnson, Senators Dirksen and Ribicoff, Rep. Robert Taft Jr., Chet Huntley and Johnny Carson will be featured at the Oct. 8th opening night of the annual Brandeis New Books for Old sale in Kenwood Shopping Center.

— Aug. 14  , 1969

 25 Years Ago

Jerusalem – In what could be the first major breakthrough in the long-standing Israeli-Syrian deadlock, Syrian President Hafez Assad is reportedly moving forward with a peace plan of his own.


Cincinnati Jerome S. Teller was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society at HIAS’ annual meeting of the board in New York City.


The Jewish Hospitals, Inc., has appointed Nicholas J. Vehr as special representative to the board of trustees for the next several months. Vehr will be responsible for strategic positioning of the hospital.

Vladimir Vitenberg, a law student at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship grant from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.


The Council of Jewish Federations has established an executive development program to respond to the increasing need for professionally trained candidates for the position of executive (chief professional officer) in the 25 largest Jewish communities in North American.


Richard P. Jameson recently presented his photograph, “In the Jewish House of Prayer,” to Alice Abrams, JCRC associate director and Richard E. Friedman, JCRC president. The 1990 photo, was taken in a small rented house which was used by the Jewish community for meetings and worship.

— Aug. 18, 1994

 10 Years Ago

This fall, the JNF’s Tree of Life Dinner fundraiser is for a hydrotherapy pool at a state-of-theart facility in Israel for the severely disabled — Aleh Negev. The dinner will honor Xavier University’s president, Father Michael Graham.


Todd Bailey of Frost Brown Todd LLC will be honored as the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Rubin Society’s 2009 Attorney of the Year at its third annual gala.


Over two weeks ago, the U.S. equivalent in Israel of boy scouts, Tzofim, arrived in Cincinnati to participate in two, one-week cycles of Camp Friedlander, a camping program of the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America. They returned to Israel on Tuesday of this week.


Hundreds of congregants and community members are expected for Adath Israel Congregation’s sixth annual Mitzvah Day festivities on Aug. 30.


 Washington (JTA) — Saudi King Abdullah urged Palestinians to unite, saying their internal divisions have done more harm to their cause than Israel has.


 Bethlehem, West Bank (JTA) — Silver-haired Fatah Party members in dark, pinstriped suits draped with kaffiyeh scarves bearing the colors of the Palestinian flag greeted each other with kisses as they converged in Bethlehem for the movement’s first congress in 20 years.

— Aug. 13, 2009


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