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Sunday, September 20, 2009

More Kimlin Info

I posted about the Kimlin family quite a while ago. I recently came across another mention of the Richard Kimlin family from the New York Sun in 1903.

According to the paper, he was a cider and vinegar dealer (possibly connected to the Kimlin Cider Mill?). He was noteworthy for being so poverty-stricken that in February, he and another family were living in a pig sty in the woods near Poughkeepsie.

Possibly this is Richard Courtney Kimlin, who would have been about the right age. The paper notes two daughters, 15 and 16, and a son, age 9, who had been removed from the pen and taken to the rescue mission. A custody battle in the courts may have resulted. More info here.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Genealogy Gadgets

The Gadgets section of the website has been experiencing some problems. I've changed the hosting locations of all my genealogy gadgets so that they are now hosted by Google. As soon as the Google Content Directory is updated, you should be able to find them there.

I will also make the necessary changes so that anyone subscribing to the old gadgets will be automatically transferred to the new gadgets.

In the meantime, all the "Add to Google" buttons under the gadgets should subscribe you to the new gadgets.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

I Wish MY Ancestor's Trial Records Looked Like this One had an interesting blurb about a court stenographer tackling a criminal, subduing him, then diligently compiling his formal transcript, complete with the obscenities the stenographer had uttered during the struggle. Now why can't that kind of stuff be included in the historical court records I've seen?


Monday, March 10, 2008

Yet More Kornhauser Data

In the Jefferson Co, OH Naturalizations index I find the following:
- Markus Kornhauser, age 22, from Hungary, court date on 5/8/1875 & 9/19/1877, witness George Poth
- David Kornhauser, from Austria, age 21, court date 10/4/1888 & 7//3/1891

Also, birth record indexes for Jefferson County (same online location as above) show:
- Edgar Kornhauser, born on 3/13/1884 in the Fourth Ward, Steubenville, OH to Markus Kornhauser and Matilda (Fleischman) Kornhauser. Book Birth Records for Jefferson County, Ohio 1879-1894, page 142B, line 495.
- Tillie Kornhauser, born on 7/12/1889 in the Fourth Ward, Steubenville, OH to Markus Kornhauser and Tillie (Fleischman) Kornhauser. Book Birth Records for Jefferson County, Ohio 1879-1894, listed on page 3488, line 685.
- Kornhouser, Walter [note misspelling of last name], born 3/14/1883 in Steubenville 4th Ward, to Markus Kornhouser and Lillie Fleshman [sic]. Book Birth Records for Jefferson County, Ohio 1879-1894, page 1088, line 489.
- Kornhouser, Arthur Wm., no birth date recorded but listed in Birth Records for Jefferson County, Ohio, Vol. 3, 1894-1901, to Marker Kornhouser and Tilley Fleispman [sic]. Page 61C, line 843.

From the 1900 Census as found on FamilySearch Labs:

In Peekskill, New York:
-Lewis Kornhauser, b. May 1866 in Austria, parents b. Austria, married 10 years, Liquor saloon, naturalized 1891, in U.S. 9 years
-Clara (wife), b. Mar 1865 in Austria, parents b. Austria, marr. 10 yrs, mother of 5 children, 4 living
-Rose (daughter), b. Jul 1890 in Austria, in school 9 1/2 months
-Lewis (son), b. June 1895 in New Jersey
-Mary (daughter), b. Jan 1897 in New Jersey
-Lizzie (daughter), b. May 1899 in New Jersey
-Goldberger, Samuel (boarder), b. Mar 1877 in Austria, par. b. Austria, bartender
-Smith, Elizabeth (servant), b. May 1875 in New York, par. b. New York

In New York City, Ward 34, East 134th St. (apparently an apartment building):
- Armin Kornhauser, b. Oct 1869 in Hungaria, par. b. Hungaria, married 2 years, naturalized 1883, in U.S. 17 yrs, clerk
- Yolande (wife), b. Mch 1877 in Hungaria, par. b. Hungaria, marr. 2 yrs., mother of 1 child, 1 living, immigrated 1880, in U.S. 20 yrs.
- Secil (daughter), b. Feb 1899 in New York

In New York City, Ward 27, W. 37th St:
- Joseph Kornhauser, b. May 1864 in Hungary, parents. b. Hungary, married 12 years, naturalized, immigrated 1880, picture framer
- Jennie Kornhauser (wife), b. Jan 1872 in Hungary , mother of 5 children, 1 living, immigrated 1880
- Anna Kornhauser (daugther), b. Aug 1891 in New York, at school 6 months

In Youngstown, Ohio:
- David Kornhauser, a boarder in the Maurice Goodman home, b. May 7, 1870 in Austria, par. b. Austria, immigrated 1888, naturalized, single, Grocer (as is Goodman)

A few excerpts from Ohio Deaths 1908-1953:

- David Kornhauser d. 14 Dec 1951 in Warren, Trumbull, Ohio. Birth date: 15 May 1870 in Austria-Hungary. Widower. Grocer, owns store. Informant: Selma Kornhauser. Parents names unknown. Buried Children of Israel Cemetery, Youngstown, OH.
- Rae Brenner Kornhauser, wife to David, d. 6 Jan 1932 in Youngstown, OH. Born 24 Oct 1878 in New York City. Parents: Jacob Brenner & Hannah Freedman Brenner, both b. Austria-Hungary. Buried Children of Israel Cemetery, Youngstown, OH.
-Harold Kornhauser, d. 15 Jul 1909 in Youngstown, OH. Born 28 Jun 1907. Son of David & Rae above. Buried Children of Israel Cemetery, Youngstown, OH.
- (unnamed) Kornhauser, d. 18 Dec 1910 in Youngstown, OH. Born 30 Nov 1910. Son of David & Rae above. Buried Children of Israel Cemetery, Youngstown, OH.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Civil War Letters of Quincy Plaisted

The latest addition to my website can be found here. The Civil War letters of Quincy Plaisted were a huge find at the National Archives recently. The original letters and a page that was taken out of the family register from the Bible were all in Quincy's Civil War pension paperwork!

He was the brother to my ggg-grandfather, Edward Harmon Plaisted, but I had never heard much about him. My side of the family DID inherit the Bible though, and it has always been a source of great frustration that the family register showing all the births and deaths had been torn out. At least now I know where it is!

Quincy died within days of his disability discharge, and the letters here represent some of the last communications he had with his family. He was only 18 when he died.

Also included is one final letter from Quincy's quartermaster regarding how he disposed of a package sent to Quincy that arrived after his death.

I've transcribed, as usual, to be faithful to the original style. There is also an introduction with additional information on Quincy that I learned from his pension paperwork and sources about his regiment.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Kornhausers

A follow-up with some more information for those of you who are interested in the name:

Many Kornhausers seem to have fled Europe during or just before the Holocaust. Several families seem to have settled in Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Israel, and the United States. The Central Database of Shoah Victims lists a number of Kornhausers who died in the Holocaust. Many are from Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and Hungary. The ancestorsonboard website lists 7 Kornhausers leaving the United Kingdom in the 1930s and 1940s, all en route to either Argentina or the US.

Bernard, Hermann, and Rosalia Kornhauser were on Schindler's list and there is a 1946 photo of Hermann with Schindler. Andre, Janos, and Tamas Kornhauser are pictured here, with a brief article. Here is an article about Jan Kornhauser who owned a jewelry store in Poland before the war. Pal Kornhauser is pictured here.

The 1869 Hungarian census on JewishGen (which is incomplete) lists 120 Kornhausers, although this is a little misleading as they looked at maiden names as well, and some of these individuals are children of female Kornhausers.

By about 1920, the name was relatively common in the U.S. Based on a quick search:
  • In 1900, 31 individuals were indexed as Kornhausers in the US census (this may be an underreporting, since many indexers have been unable to read the Kornhauser name and/or the original census enumerator misspelled it). All were in either New York or Cleveland, OH.
  • By 1910, 79 individuals were indexed as Kornhausers in the US census. Most were still in New York, but a few had moved to other states.
  • There were 31 young Kornhauser men who registered for the World War I draft in 1917-8. The majority were in New York. (Almost all men 45 years old or younger had to register for this draft.)
  • New York Passenger lists for 1820-1957 list 301 Kornhausers, many of whom are probably duplicates and some of whom are American citizens travelling to/from New York. (For example, there are 4 separate records of Blanche J. Kornhauser traveling.)
  • The 1920 US Census lists 133 Kornhausers.
  • The 1930 US Census lists 189 Kornhausers.
  • 142 Kornhausers are listed in the Social Security Death Index, meaning they probably died between about 1950 and the present. Women are listed under their married names, so some are Kornhausers by marriage, but women with Kornhauser names by birth are not represented.
Ellis Island, which did not open until 1892 lists 74 Kornhauser in the database. As noted above, many times the name was incorrectly spelled so this may be inconsistent with the number of Kornhausers travelling through Ellis Island. Some of these Kornhausers were US citizens.

Castle Garden, the site of an earlier immigration station that operated from 1830 to 1892, lists only 7 Kornhausers. One family, arriving in 1890 from Austria, is headed by Josef & Sali, with their likely son Blondin, age 10. Another, arriving 1888 from Germany, is headed by Heinr. & Doris with their infant Georg. The final traveler, Mali, apparently came over alone in 1889 from Austria.

Many Kornhausers may have come in using other ports, such as coming to Philadelphia, PA, Baltimore, MD, or Boston, MA.

Beginning in 1899, the American Jewish Year Book lists Kornhausers of prominence. 34 entries are included. In 1899, Mrs D.H. Kornhauser of 1428 Wilson Ave. was secretary of the Cleveland Jewish Women's Council. By 1900, she is listed as of 143 Arlington, Cleveland and is listed several additional years with varying addresses. In 1908/9, S.J. Kornhauser (Samuel J.) is listed in Cleveland as a member of The Educational League for the Higher Education of Orphans (the Jewish Orphan Asylum). David E. and Sidney I. Kornhauser make appearances in the 1922/3 list of Jews of prominence. David was a painter and Sidney was a zoologist.

Here are some additional records of Kornhausers that I found interesting.

NY Times Archives
February 5, 1903, Thursday; Page 16
Fanny Kornauser, age 9, of 54 East Third St, witness to shop murder of Mrs. Mary Fleischer, age 52, by Mary's brother Adolph Gross, age 38. Nathan and Harry Moskowitz, ages 13 and 11 of 57 Second Ave , were also in the store. Mary and Adolph spoke Hungarian; at least Nathan Moskowitz, and possibly all three children, did as well. Adolph shot himself following the incident. Mary's husband was Joseph Fleischer, a tailor at Broadway and 22nd St. The couple had three children.

NY Times Archives
July 11, 1902, Friday Page 14,
Charles Kornhauser, newsboy, witness to the death of another newsboy, Harry Ripkin, who was hit by an oncoming electric car

In 1911, the Madison, WI City Directory lists an Alexander Kornhauser and his wife Ethel. He is the proprietor of a dry goods store, milliner, dressmaking, etc. This is the same Alexander Kornhauser & wife Ethel who are listed as buyers in August 1906 in New York City by the New York Tribune.

The 1900 Cleveland, OH City Directory lists Albert Kornhauser, trav. agt. This is my gg-grandfather.

The Palo Alto, CA City Directory for 1926 lists Mrs. Kath Kornhauser.

The Elizabeth, NJ City Directory for 1921 lists Irving Kornhauser, a grocer, who resided in Newark.

Also, of note, in 1859 there were NO Kornhausers listed in the New York City Directory.

1900 Census, Manhattan
Series: T623 Roll: 1113 Page: 66
Joseph Kornhauser, age 36, married 12 years, b. May 1864 in Hungary, Picture Framer, immigrated 1880; of 5 children had with his wife Jennie (b. Jan 1872, age 28, b. Hungary), only 1 survives: Anna, b. 1891 in NY.

Joseph is mentioned in a variety of other records for NYC, including real estate transfers noted in the NY Times, the NY Tribune, and city directories.

This is also probably the same Joseph referenced in the New-York tribune (New York [N.Y.]): January 27, 1909, p. 10. He was being sued along with his wife and several others by the Woodhulls in the Supreme Court of New York.

A Few Patent Searches:
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser was an artist. Arthur Kornhauser was a sociologist. Both wrote a number of books. Janos Kornai, a prominent Hungarian economist (who also taught at Harvard for a while), was born a Kornhauser and changed his name at age 17. Many other Kornhausers have gone into academia.

Some old pictures of Kornhauser families may be viewed at this website.

Here's another Kornhauser genealogy site by Henry Kornhauser.

Sigmund Freud apparently had a Hungarian son-in-law, Adolf Kornhauser who may have been a counterfeiter.

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Kornhauser Family

I recently wrote out for my mother what I've been able to learn about the Kornhausers in the U.S. I am actively searching this line, so please comment or contact me if you know more!

First, the name Kornhauser doesn't seem to appear in the U.S. until about the 1860s. It's a tricky name to find, because most indexers and/or original records creators couldn't spell it properly and you have to try any number of variations.

Many Kornhauser families lived in Cleveland early on. Later families seem to have clustered in the NYC area. All appear to be Jewish except for our branch down from Sidney. There is a Kornhaus family in Illinois, who have been in the U.S. for a long time and are almost certainly unrelated.

The Kornhausers in the early years often report their origins as Hungary or Germany or Austria. Hungary had massively shifting borders, so it is uncertain where people are referring when they say "Hungary".

With regards to our Kornhauser family, I can say this:

Albert Kornhauser was born about Apr 1851 in Hungary to parents Josef and Zeni (Gluck) Kornhauser.

His brother Dewitt Henry Kornhauser was born on 10 Mar 1857. His birth place variously mentioned as in Sebish or Karacsonymeza, Hungary. I suspect that Dewitt is an Americanization of "David". Dewitt is listed as David in the Hamburg passenger lists. "Sebish" may actually be "Szepes" a former Hungarian county that is now in the Spiš region in Slovakia. Karacsonymezo was in Saros county in 1913, district of Giralti, and is now in Slovakia. The Slovak spelling would be Kracunovce. The mention of Sebish is from his death certificate, which he didn't complete obviously, so I would guess that the Karacsonymezo is more accurate (it's from his passport applications). That said, I suspect that he probably spent some of his life living in Sebish, which is where his children had the reference. Szepes and Saros are adjacent. Here are some 1910 maps of the two counties.

Albert & Dewitt had a sister Resi born probably in Hungary. Her birth date is listed at death as 1 May 1861, but I am more inclined to believe the census reports which consistently indicate a birth date of June 1852 (probably early June based on the age changes).

There was probably one other child in the family, but I have no additional information on this yet. It's based on the fact that Zeni reported in 1900 that she was the mother of 4 living children.

As far as Josef and Zeni go, they were definitely Jewish, and at least Zeni was likely born in Hungary, though possibly in Germany as reported in the 1900 census. Josef may have been born in either Hungary or Germany. He is reported by Dewitt as having spoken German and being born there. Zeni came to the US in about 1880 and in 1910 was living with Resi in Cleveland. She is listed as Jennie, aged 68, widowed, and b. May 1832 in this census. Zeni probably died between 1900 and 1910. According to the census, she did not read, write, or speak English.

In 1871, Albert was naturalized in Cuyahoga Co, OH (in Cleveland). He probably arrived in the US that same year. Dewitt arrived 27 November 1872 on the S.S. Westphalia from Hamburg, but say he wasn't naturalized until October 3, 1883 in the District Court of Cleveland, OH. Resi may have come over with one of her brothers or with her mother about 1880 (she reports 1880 as does her mother in 1900, but in 1920, Resi reports an immigration date of 1875 and a naturalization date of 1884). I'm uncertain right now whether Josef or the remaining sibling immigrated as well.

Albert married Henrietta Goldberg in Rochester, NY on 9 Dec 1874. She was the Pennsylvania-born daughter of Sampson and Jeanette (David) Goldberg. Albert and Henrietta had at least 5 children, with possibly one additional child dying very young:
- Esther, b. NY in Apr 1876
- Samuel Jacob, b. 4 Dec 1879 in Parma, OH (just outside of Cleveland)
- Caroline, b. 28 Jan 1882 in Parma, OH
- David Emanuel, b. 15 Feb 1884 in Parma, OH
- Sidney Isaac, b. 3 Nov 1887 in Cleveland, OH
The family lived in Cleveland for most of the children's youth, but moved to Pittsburgh between 1900 and 1910. Albert died on 8 May 1920 in Pittsburgh and Henrietta d. 18 Dec 1921.

Dewitt Henry married Ida Lowenstein on 18 Jun 1895 in Manhattan, NY. Ida was born in NYC on Feb 22, 1873. I am still trying to determine who their children might have been (if any). They lived in NY and OH all their married lives, apparently concurrently. Dewitt had several passports that show him taking a pleasure trip to Calcutta in 1915, China, Japan, Korea, Phillipines, & Hawaii in 1917, and Cuba in 1920. They also describe him (and have photos) as 5'5", high forehead, grey eyes, straight or Roman nose, medium mouth with mustache, round chin, brown hair (but bald), fair or ruddy complexion, oval face, with a mole on his forehead. Dewitt d. on 26 Jan 1921 in Cleveland, OH of pneumonia. Ida d. 14 Jan 1956. At Dewitt's death in 1921 he had lived in the US in Ohio for 40 years. He was an insurance salesman for State Mental Ins. Co. He was buried at Mayfield Cemetery, Cleveland Hgts, OH.

Resi married Moritz Greenbaum on 18 Nov 1884 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. They had 5 children:
- Gertrude b. Dec 1885 in Ohio
- Joseph E. b. Dec 1885 OH
- Hermine b. Aug 1890 OH
- Jerome I. b. Feb 1893 OH
- Selma b. abt 1901 OH
He died between 1900 and 1910, probably in Ohio. She d. 30 Aug 1942 in Shaker Heights, OH (near Cleveland) of a heart attack. In her obituary, she is listed as the mother of Mrs. Gertrude Kendis, Joseph E. Greenbaum (deceased), Mrs. Hermine Harmel, Mr. Jerome I. Greenbaum, Mrs. Selma Kane, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was buried at Mayfield Cemetery, Cleveland Hgts, OH.

Here are some of the records I've turned up about early Kornhausers in our family and in as yet unlinked Kornhausers:

Civil War
A Henry Kornhauer served in the Regular Army as a private. Absolutely no further information on him, so perhaps this is an indexing error.

Ship Records
Ship records will be incomplete for a variety of reasons, and contain various amounts of detail. Here are some of the Kornhausers I've identified from early ship records, however:
- Michael Kornhauser, arrived NYC in 1880, age 25
- Alphous Kornhauser arrived NYC on 25 Sep 1865 on board the ship Mercury which sailed from Le Havre, France. He was aged 23, b. about 1842.
- Armin Kornhauser arrived NYC on 28 Nov 1883 on board the ship Lessing which sailed from Hamburg, Germany & Le Havre, France. He was about age 9, b. about 1874, origins listed as Hungary. [an Armin Kornhauser later married a Yolande Adler in NYC in 1898]
- Cene Kornhauser arrived NYC on 16 Jan 1882 on board the ship Silesia which sailed from Hamburg, Germany and Le Havre, France. He was age 18, b. about 1864, origins Hungary.
- Fanny Kornhauser arrived 3 Nov 1880 in NYC.
- Hanora Kornhauser came to NYC before 1870
- David Kornhauser (almost certainly our Dewitt), age 18, arr. 27 Nov 1872 on ship Westphalia to NY (FHL film 0,472,904, page 1480)
I've not seen most of these Kornhausers in later records, so they may have changed names.

1870 Census
The earliest census records of Kornhausers in the U.S. begin about 1870. I find an Emanuel Kornhauser, age 22, clerk in store boarding with the Leary family in Penn, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was born in Hungary, as was Rebecca Leary, age 29 (the wife of the head of household). This could possibly be a brother/cousin.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY OHIO - Probate Court Naturalizations
Natin Surname First_Name Middle_Name Name_Of_Vol Vol# Page# Country Date_Of_Arr Date_Of_Dec Date_Of_Natrlzn Problem
19409 Kornhauser Albert DOA 9 373 Hungary 5/1871 10/6/1883
19410 Kornhauser Albert NB 20 339 Hungary 10/9/1885
Transcription of Photocopied Records:
Probate Court in and for the County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio
I, Albert Kornhauser, an alien and native of Hungary being duly sworn, depose and say that I first arrived in teh United States in the month of May A.D. 1871 and that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever, all allegiance and fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly all allegiance and fidelity to Francis Joseph King whose subject I am.
Albert Kornhauser
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6 day of Oct AD 1883
H.A. Schwab, Deputy Clerk

In the Probate Court, Cuyahoga County, O.
October 9, 1885
This day came Albert Kornhauser an alien and a native of Hungary and proved to the satisfaction of the Court that he made in the Probate Court for Cuyahoga County Ohio more than two years ago, the requisite Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States: Thereupon the Court order that the oath of the person seeking to be Naturalized, and the affadavit of the person testifying in his behalf be taken, and the same is done accordingly, in the words and figures following, to wit:
Oath of Applicant
The State of Ohio
Cuyahoga County, ss
I, Albert Kornhauser do make solemn oath that I will support the consitution of the United States, and that I do absolutely and entirely renouce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State of Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly all allegiance and fidelity to Francis Joseph King whose subject I am.
A Kornhauser
Oath of Witness
The State of Ohio
Cuyahoga County, ss
I L. Salzer residing at No. 909 Pearl Stree, Cleveland, in said County, being duly sworn, depose and say that I am well acquainted with the above names A. Kornhauser that he has resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for five years last past, and for one year last past within the State of Ohio, and that during the same period he has behaved himself as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.
L. Salzer
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to by said A Kornhauser Applicant and said L. Salzer Witness before me in open court this 9 day of Oct 1885.
Dan R. Tildew Probate Judge
Whereupon is was ordered by the Court that a Certificate of Citizenship be issued said Albert Kornhauser on payment of the costs of this application and the same is done accordingly.

Jefferson Co, OH Naturalizations
Two Kornhausers listed, apparently unrelated (?) to ours:
- Markus Kornhauser, age 22, from Hungary, court date on 5/8/1875 & 9/19/1877, witness George Poth
- David Kornhauser, from Austria, age 21, court date 10/4/1888 & 7//3/1891

1874 Rochester City Directory
Albert Kornhauser, clerk, 17 State, bds 34 Clinton Place

1880 Census

In 1880, Albert was a farm laborer in Parma, Cayahoga Co., Ohio, living with his father in law Sampson Goldberg. (US Census, page 304C).

I can't locate Dewitt in this census.

Marcus "Cornhauser" b. Hungary, age 29, appears in Steubenville, Ohio in 1880. He appears to be living alone. Dry goods and notions dealer. Probably same Marcus as naturalized above.

Maurice "Cornhauser" age 33, b. Hungary, liquor merchant is living in Chicago, IL with wife Jennie age 25 b. Hungary; children Henry age 6, Solomon age 4, Fannie age 3, Sarah age eight months, all b. IL. Also, brother (prob. in law) Maurice Roth age 23 b. Hungary, brother Benjamin Cornhauser age 22, b. Hungary.

1890 NYC City Directory
- Dewitt H. Kornhauser, shirts, 41 White, h. O. [means that his home was in Ohio]
- Joseph, frames, 452 Sixth av
- Martin, tailor, h 84 Sheriff
- Samuel, artist, h 237 Sixth

The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 23 Oct 1894:
"Hotel Arrivals: Coming and Going of Fort Wayne Hotel Visitors"
Al Kornhauser, Cleveland

1900 Census
In 1900, Albert, age 49, lived in Cleveland, OH and gives his birth as Apr 1851 in Hungary. Immigrated in 1871, naturalized. Occupation illegible. Owns a mortgaged house. Listed are wife Yetta (noted as the mother of 6 children, 5 of whom are living indicating a child of theirs died and hasn't yet been identified), and children: Esther, Samuel J., Carrie, David E., and Sidney I. Also, sister-in-law Lina Goldberg. Esther was b. in NY, others b. in OH.

Rosa Greenbaum, age 38, b. Germany, is living in Cleveland, OH with husband Morris and children: Gertrude age 14, Joseph age 12, Hermine age 9, Jerome age 5. Married 15 years. Rose is mother of 4 children, all living. Jennie Kornhauser (Rosa's mother), age 68, b. Germany, widowed, b. May 1832, mother of 4 children all living is in the same household.

1902 Cleveland Business Directory
A D.H. Kornhauser (clothing manufacturer and wholesaler) is listed in the 1902 Cleveland Business Directory. Brother to Albert. Also, an Emanuel Kornhauser (age 22, b. Hungary, store clerk) is listed in the 1870 Census for Penn, Westmoreland, PA. Another possible brother?

The Chicago blue book of selected names of Chicago and suburban towns : containing the names and addresses of prominent residents, arranged alphabetically and numerically by streets, also ladies' shopping guide, street directory, and other valuable information.
Chicago: Chicago Directory Co., 1905
- Mr & Mrs. Maurice Cornhauser, 149 42nd Place
- Solomon Cornhauser 149 42nd Place

1907 Voter Registration, Cleveland, OH
- Dewitt H. 1877 E 75th
- Samuel J, 5621 Scoville
- Samuel J. 5000 Woodland

Ellis Island, 1909
Sydney Kornhauser (US Citizen, probably Albert's son) arrived in Ellis Island on Aug 5, 1909 from Hamilton, Bermuda on ship Bermudian. He was age 22.

David E. Kornhauser (US Citizen, probably Albert's son) arrived in Ellis Island on Sept 17, 1909 from Naples, Italy on ship Cretic. He was age 28.

1910 Census
Albert is in US 1910 census, Allegheny, PA, ED 0419, visit 44. He is age 58, white, born Hungary, a wholesale grocery salesman. Living with him are Yetta and children Carrie, David E., and Sidney S., and sister in law Lina Goldberg.

Esther has married Adolph Marx and is living with him next door to her parents. Two children: Jeannette I. and Richard I. Marx.

Rose Greenbaum, age 49, b. Aust.-Bohemia, is living in Cleveland, OH with husband Morris and children: Joseph age 21, Hermine age 19, Jerome age 15, and Selma age 9. Married 25 years, first marriage for both. Rose is mother of 5 children, all living.

In 1917, the Pittsburgh Jewish Community Book lists the following Kornhausers:
- Mrs. Albert living 5717 Pocusset St
- Miss Carrie, living 5715 Pocusset St
- Edgar S. living 5639 Wilkins Ave
- Mrs. T living 815 Hastings St. (probably Mrs. Tillie Kornhauser)
- Alter H. living Eldridge St (almost certainly a typo, meaning Walter... all others are alphabetical)

Also in this time period, David E. & Sidney registered for the WWI draft. Samuel J. and Sidney graduated from Harvard U. programs.

1920 Census
In 1920, Albert lived with his son-in-law, Adolf Marx (married to Albert's dau. Esther), in Pittsburgh, PA. Albert, age 68, came to the US in 1860 from Hungary where his parents also were born. He was naturalized in 1875. He could read and write and speak English, though his native tongue was Hungarian. He was apparently retired. Also living with the Marx family are Albert 's wife Yetta, age 64, b. in PA; Albert's dau Carrie, age 34, b. in OH; & Albert's sister-in-law Lina Goldberg, age 58 (widowed), b. in PA. This is according to the census of that area, Enumeration District: 489, Sheet: 7

Another Kornhauser family in Pittsburgh is the family of Tillie Kornhauser, a widow, age 63. She has three children: Edgar age 35, Blanch age 30, and Henrietta age 25, all born in PA. Unclear if or how they are related.

David E. Kornhauser (Albert's son) was living with wife Mary and son David H. in Camden, NJ.

Samuel J. Kornhauser (Albert's son) was living with wife Minnie and children Joseph W., Daniel W., and Betty J. in Cleveland Heights, OH.

Sidney I. Kornhauser was living with wife Anna M. and son Albert E. and mother in law Eolia K. Marshall in Granville, OH.

Dewitt H. Kornhauser (Albert's brother) was living in a large boarding house in Cleveland with his wife Ida (Loewenstein). Dewitt was age 62, born Hungary, immigrated 1873, naturalized in 1883. He lists his father's place of birth as Frankfurt, Germany and his mother tongue as German; mother's place of birth as Hungary, mother tongue Magyar, Hungarian. He is in insurance.

Jewish Independent
May 21, 1920

Vol. 29, No. 14, pg 6
"Albert Kornhauser, aged sixty- nine, died May 8 in his home on Pocusset street, Pittsburg. He was born in Hungary andcame to this country when a young man. He moved to Pittsburg from Cleveland twenty years ago. He was a member of Rodelph Shalom congregation. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Yetta Kornhauser; three sons, Samuel J., David E. and Sidney I. Kornhauser; two daughters, Mr. A. J. Marx, and Miss Carrie Kornhauser; one brother D. Henry Kornhauser; one sister Mrs. R. Greenbaum, and eight grandchildren."

Dewitt Henry dies
death certificate lists date of death as 1/26/1921.

Interesting quotation re: Sidney
Cradles of Conscience: Ohio's Independent Colleges By James A. Hodges, John William Oliver, James H. O'Donnell; Published 2003; Kent State University Press
page 153
"In the spring of 1922 dissatisfaction [with President of Denison University, Chamberlain] erupted into open opposition over the dismissal of Sidney I. Kornhauser, a popular professor of biology who was Jewish. Kornhauser had replaced a professor going on leave in 1919. He was a capable zoologist and a popular instructor in an era when many religious and political conservatives were coming to attack the teaching of evolution. When he refused to resign quietly in 1922, Chamberlain dismissed him, citing the trustees' declaration of 1913 that Denison was a denominational college and that its instructors "should not only be proficient in their departments, but... should also be men of the highest Christian character." Ironically, that declaration had probably been adopted back in 1913 to reassure the Denison constituency that the appointment of a scientist (Chamberlain) as president did not mean a departure from the college's commitment to piety as well as learning. But its use against Kornhauser touched off a controversy that would not subside for years."

More Sidney Kornhauser info/links:
Stazione Zoologica Napoli, Italy - History:

Professor Locy @ Northwestern Univ.

Marine Biological Lab @ Woods Hole, MA Archives

Biological Stain Commission

Obituary from R.D. Lillie in Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry

Cytology of the Seaside Earwig by Sidney I. Kornhauser (1921)

Two papers presented at a conference in 1920 when at Denison University

Kornhauser offered admission bribes

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