150 Years Ago
Should any one harbor that doubt that our youth, in this metropolis, have no opportunity to acquire biblical history, and religious instruction, the doubt would vanish, could he have witnessed the examination of the children that attend the schools in the Temple Emanuel, under the supervision of the Rev. Dr. Adler, as your correspondent did on Sunday last. — August 1, 1862
125 Years Ago
Mr. E. Simon, residing at No. 62 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, and his son, Mr. Mitchell Simon, were summoned last week to New Orleans by a telegram announcing the murder of Mr. Jacob Simon, of Beaux Bridge, La. The murdered man was a bachelor, 57 years of age, and formerly a resident of Cincinnati.
When Mr. Simon and his son arrived at New Orleans they hastened at once to Beaux Bridge, the scene of the horrible tragedy.
The details of the villainous crime are most horrifying. It appears that on Tuesday night, July 20th, a number of suspects entered Mr. Simon’s store and residence and choked the proprietor to death, then made away with the booty. Thus far there is no clue to the murderers, but nine men have been arrested.
Mr. Jacob Simon, the murdered man, left Cincinnati about sixteen years ago and settled at Beaux Bridge, La. He was the only Israelite in that town and this may account for his cruel fate. On the arrival of his brother and nephew the body was taken to Lafayette, La., and interred in the Jewish burial ground at that place.
This case is one of several outrages which have of late been perpetrated against the Jews of this Louisiana District, and it is about time that the Civil Rights Committee of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations took some action in the matter. —July 29, 1887
100 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bernheim have gone to Power’s Lake, Wis., for the summer.
Miss Madelyn M. Mann, daughter of Mrs. Isaac Mann of Henderson, Ky., was married to Mr. Herman Iglo, of New York City, on Tuesday of last week, at the Hotel Sinton. Dr. Morgenstern tied the knot. Mr. and Mrs. Iglo went north on their honeymoon.
At the annual meeting of the Ohio State Bar Association, held at Put in Bay last week, the Hon. Simeon M. Johnson, Vice Mayor of the City of Cincinnati, was unanimously chosen as President of the Association for the ensuing year. This new honor that has come to Mr. Johnson is well deserved, and it is the first time in the history of the Bar of Ohio that a Jewish lawyer has been elected to head the Association. Mr. Johnson was for many years the chairman of the Committee of Judicial Administration and Legal Reform, and in that capacity has shown his qualifications for the position to which he has just been chosen. In his capacity as President of the Council of the City of Cincinnati, Mr. Johnson has already given evidence of his fairness as a presiding officer. Under his administration the State Bar Association will make marked progress. — July 25, 1912
75 Years Ago
On Tuesday, July 20th, Dr. Esther Bogen Tietz, of Longview Hospital, addressed the Dorothy Lynd Dix Club at the hospital. The club is composed of 350 patients and she spoke about her five weeks of work in Eastern hospitals on the “Insulin of Treatment for Mental Illness.” This was Dr. Tietz’s second trip to the East to observe the latest developments in this new field of mental therapy. While in the East she lectured and studied at a number of New York and Massachusetts state mental hospitals and also at Yale University Institute of Human Relations.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Foreman and Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Dorst have left for Maine.
Mrs. Richard B. Dana and daughter, Beverley, and Miss Lena Auer will leave Tuesday, July 27th, for a month at the Hotel Shelbourne, Atlantic City, and a week in New York City.
Mr. Mark H. Kroll is renewing friendships at Camp Strongheart, after a winter at the Ohio Military Institute.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Rosenberg are at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, for a month’s vacation. Before returning home they will go to Lake Louise and Banff. — July 22, 1937
50 Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. Lothar Haas, 1709 Stonybrook Drive, announce the forthcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son, Herbert, Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. at New Hope Synagogue. A kiddush will follow the service.
A reception in Herbert’s honor will be held at the Haas residence, Sunday Aug. 12 from 4–7 p.m.
Isidore, Sol and Mark Shuller have added an intimate cocktail lounge and restaurant to their motel at 7749-69 Reading Road. The attractive decoration features wall to wall carpeting, a long bar, two beautiful chandeliers and murals, it was announced.
Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Felson announce the engagement of their daughter, Nancy Ruth, to Mr. Roderich-Wulfrin Walter, son of Mrs. Hildegard Walter, of Giessen, West Germany, and the late Dr. Kurt Walter.
Miss Felson, a graduate of Walnut Hills High School, attends Washington University, St. Louis.
Mr. Walter received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Justis-Liebing University in Giessen. He is working on his doctoral studies in chemistry at the University of Cincinnati under the Honeffer-Modell Fellowship. — July 26, 1962
25 Years Ago
Cincinnati Hebrew Day School held its first Grandparents’ Day at the end of the school year. Grandparents came from near and far to participate in a morning of activities.
According to Marilyn Harris, Stanley’s delicatessen has gained widespread popularity because of its time-saving attributes and its nutritious value.
“Our health conscious society has become very choosy about the quality of food and proper nourishment. The delicatessen is an important entity in a society that necessitates food that is just as good as homemade but without the work.”
Robert B. Frohman has been elected to serve as vice president of Leadership Council of the Jewish Federation.
Frohman is the recipient of the Allen A. Cowett Award, which enables him to attend the Council of Jewish Federations’ General Assembly in Miami, Fla., this coming November. — July 30, 1987
10 Years Ago
Harry Rockwern, 95, passed away June 23, Mr. Rockwern was born in New York City. He was a son of the late Boris and Sophie (Goldwasser) Rockwern. He was the husband of the late Eva Rockwern. He is survived by a son, Alan Rockwern, and a daughter and her husband, Stephanie and Ron Amlung. His surviving grandchildren are Brett and Brooke Rockwern and Jeff and Joe Amlung. Mr. Rockwern was the brother of the late Joseph Rockwern, Rose Gross, Evelyn Kreines, Ida Orlin and Samuel Rockwern.
Mr. Rockwern came to Cincinnati when he was five years old. He attended the Old Woodward High School located, at the time, at 1310 Sycamore Street, in Over-the Rhine. Mr. Rockwern was a veteran of WWII. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. During a part of that time, he was stationed in India. Upon his return, he went into the practice of law. He then prided himself for having been selected to serve as an assistant attorney general for the State of Ohio. Mr. Rockwern also served as a referee for the Domestic Relations Court. — July 25, 2002