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German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (10)
Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (7)
German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (6)
Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. (4)
Death certificates -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Marriage records -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Baptismal certificates. (2)
Slovak Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (2)
African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Blythin, Edward, 1884-1958. (1)
Brewing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. (1)
Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. (1)
Cardinal Federal Savings and Loan Association (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century -- Sources (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social life and customs (1)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Cleveland International Piano Competition. (1)
Cleveland Museum of Art. (1)
Cleveland Orchestra. (1)
Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Cuba -- Description and travel. (1)
Czech Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Fellinger, Herman, 1870-1919 (1)
France -- Emigration and immigration. (1)
French Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Church history. (1)
German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. (1)
German Cultural Garden (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
German Cultural Garden Association (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
German-Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Germany -- Emigration and immigration. (1)
Goodrich family. (1)
Hungarian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Hydraulics. (1)
Immanuel United Church of Christ (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Periodicals (1)
Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. (1)
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1Title:  Herman Fellinger Papers     
 Creator:  Fellinger, Herman 
 Dates:  1871-1919 
 Abstract:  Herman Fellinger was an Ohio state representative (1910-1914) and senator (1914-1916). He was active in German cultural groups in Cleveland, Ohio. The collection consists of certificates, newspaper clippings, correspondence, publications, and a scrapbook. 
 Call #:  MS 4069 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Fellinger, Herman, 1870-1919 | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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2Title:  Leisy Brewing Company Records     
 Creator:  Leisy Brewing Company 
 Dates:  1838-1975 
 Abstract:  The Leisy Brewing Company was based in Cleveland, Ohio. It began as Isaac Leisy & Co. in 1873. Once Cleveland's largest independent brewery, it had branch agencies in Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and Indiana, and gained a reputation for its Premium Lager and Budweiser beers, before that became a brand name. Production in 1890 was over 90,000 barrels, and rose to 355,000 barrels by 1917. When the company closed in 1959, (Ohio instituted a $.36-a-case tax) it was the oldest brewery in Cleveland and one of the longest surviving family-operated breweries in America. The collection consists of incorporation papers, patent and trademark papers, clippings, a company history prepared by Bruce R. Leisy, papers relating to Otto Leisy's early life, scrapbooks, bottle labels, advertising posters, pamphlets, and a monthly sales record book. 
 Call #:  MS 4143 
 Extent:  0.81 linear feet (3 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Leisy Brewing Company (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Archives. | Brewing industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. | German-Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Industries -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources.
 
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3Title:  German Cultural Garden Association Records     
 Creator:  German Cultural Garden Association 
 Dates:  1961-1986 
 Abstract:  The German Cultural Garden was officially opened on June 2, 1929 as part of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, landscaped gardens with statuary honoring various ethnic groups in Cleveland, Ohio, situated along East Boulevard and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The German garden was the second garden to be constructed, following the Hebrew Cultural Garden in 1926. The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The collection consists of budgets, membership lists, correspondence, ledgers, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and event programs. 
 Call #:  MS 5236 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Cleveland Cultural Gardens (Cleveland, Ohio) | Gardens -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | German Cultural Garden (Cleveland, Ohio) | German Cultural Garden Association (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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4Title:  Sohl Family Papers     
 Creator:  Sohl Family 
 Dates:  1840-1979 
 Abstract:  The Sohl Family is a Cleveland, Ohio, family of German-Americans, descended from Johann Georg Sohl (anglicized to George Sohl) who settled in Cleveland in 1840. His son, Gustav, married Mary Goodrich, whose father, George Elliott Goodrich, served in the 124th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War and was one of the soldiers assigned to escort the body of President Lincoln from Washington to Illinois. His grandson, Ralph William Sohl, was an engineer for a tire and rubber company. The collection consists of George Sohl's passport and related papers, his will, Sohl family correspondence, deeds and other records relating to property in Egg Harbor, N.J., cemetery lot purchase records, birth and death certificates for Ralph William Sohl, and Goodrich family papers, including a marriage certificate, civil war correspondence, and a copy of the order for troops to accompany Lincoln's body to Illinois. Included in the correspondence is a letter from George Goodrich expressing his feelings about the assassination of Lincoln. 
 Call #:  MS 4380 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Sohl family. | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Funeral journey to Springfield. | Goodrich family. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
 
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5Title:  Wm. Wischmeier and Son Funeral Home Records     
 Creator:  Wm. Wischmeier and Son Funeral Home 
 Dates:  1908-1988 
 Abstract:  The Wm. Wischmeier and Son Funeral Home was established in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1887 by William Wischmeier (1866-1922). The company initially provided undertaking services and furniture sales to the German immigrant community on Cleveland's West Side. The funeral home merged with Gustav Buesch and Sons Funeral Home in 1972, but continued providing independent funeral home services until 1988. The collection consists primarily of funeral ledgers but includes correspondence, death certificates, invoices, notes, obituaries, photographs, receipts, transit permits, and other documents related to funerals and burials. 
 Call #:  MS 5354 
 Extent:  4.00 linear feet (6 containers) 
 Subjects:  German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. | Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Death certificates -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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6Title:  Gustav Buesch and Sons Funeral Home Records     
 Creator:  Gustav Buesch and Sons Funeral Home 
 Dates:  1917-1976 
 Abstract:  Gustav Buesch and Sons Funeral Home was established in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1890s by Gustav Buesch (1844-1931). Located in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland's West Side, the funeral home primarily served the German immigrant community. The collection consists of funeral ledger books. 
 Call #:  MS 5355 
 Extent:  2.70 linear feet (5 containers) 
 Subjects:  Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Death certificates -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Slovak Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy.
 
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7Title:  Wischmeier-Buesch Funeral Home Records     
 Creator:  Wischmeier-Buesch Funeral Home 
 Dates:  1977-2002 
 Abstract:  The Wischmeier-Buesch Funeral Home was established in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1972 through the merger of the Wm. Wischmeier and Son Funeral Home and the Gustav Buesch and Sons Funeral Home. Its predecessor funeral homes primarily provided funeral services to the German immigrant community on Cleveland's West Side. The collection consists of funeral ledger books. 
 Call #:  MS 5356 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy. | Slovak Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Death certificates -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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8Title:  Immanuel United Church of Christ Records     
 Creator:  Immanuel United Church of Christ 
 Dates:  1852-1965 
 Abstract:  Immanuel United Church of Christ was founded in 1852, as the Vereinigten Evangelischen Gemeinde, to serve German farmers in the Rockport area of Cleveland, Ohio. The name was changed first to Immanuel Evangelical Church and then to Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church. In the 1960s it became Immanuel United Church of Christ. Throughout its first century the church maintained a German-based membership. The collection consists of baptismal, marriage and death registers, minutes, and financial records. 
 Call #:  MS 3656 
 Extent:  1.20 linear feet (3 containers and 1 oversize volume) 
 Subjects:  Immanuel United Church of Christ (Cleveland, Ohio) | Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Baptismal certificates. | Marriage records -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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9Title:  Edward H. Lindhorst and Sons Funeral Home Records     
 Creator:  Edward H. Lindhorst and Sons Funeral Home 
 Dates:  1906-1974 
 Abstract:  Lindhorst Funeral Home (1905-ca. 1974) was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, at 2924 16th Street S.W. (98 Abram Street) by Edward H. Lindhorst. In 1909 the funeral home moved to 1610 Clark Avenue S.E., the former home of Elizabeth Lindhorst, widow of John H. Lindhorst (Edward's parents). It continued at the same location throughout its operation. In the early 1920s the name was changed to Edward H. Lindhorst & Son Funeral Home as Edward's son Roland E. Lindhorst joined the business. Sometime afterward, Edward's son-in-law Raymond N. Wilson, joined the business and it became known as Edward H. Lindhorst and Sons. Roland Lindhorst died in 1935, and Ruth Lindhorst Wilson, Roland's sister and Raymond's wife, joined the business. Edward Lindhorst died in 1940, leaving Ruth and Raymond Wilson to run the funeral home. Around this time, the business began being referred to as Lindhorst Funeral Home according to the death notices printed in local newspapers. Besides funeral services they also advertised invalid car service. Raymond Wilson died in July, 1972 and Ruth died in July, 1976. According to the donor, Judith Wilson Robertson, granddaughter of Edward Lindhorst, the funeral home building no longer stands. It was razed for a school in 1976. The collection consists of death certificates and funeral ledger books. click here to view the searchable index to the burial records contained in this collection 
 Call #:  MS 5091 
 Extent:  2.40 linear feet (3 containers and 2 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Lindhorst, Edward H., d. 1940. | Lindhorst Funeral Home (Cleveland, Ohio) | Funeral homes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Undertakers and undertaking -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Death certificates -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy. | Business enterprises -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy.
 
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10Title:  Hope-Wesley United Methodist Church Records     
 Creator:  Hope-Wesley United Methodist Church 
 Dates:  1851-1969 
 Abstract:  Hope-Wesley United Methodist Church was formed in 1973, in Cleveland, Ohio, by the merger of Hope United Methodist and Wesley Methodist churches. Hope United was formed in 1967 by the merger of Emanuel Evangelical United Brethren (est. 1865) and First Evangelical United Brethren (est. 1854), two early German churches. Wesley Methodist was formed in 1947 by the merger of St. Paul's (est. 1853) and Franklin Ave. (est. 1833) Methodist Episcopal churches. the collection consists of minutes, reports, financial records, legal documents, marriage licenses, guest books, transfers, correspondence, church histories, programs, bulletins, publications, and registers of births, baptisms, marriages and deaths of the five predecessor churches of Hope Wesley-United Methodist Church. 
 Call #:  MS 3583 
 Extent:  8.30 linear feet (20 containers and 4 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Methodist Church. | Methodist Church -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Methodists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Methodists, German -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Baptismal certificates. | Marriage records -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Necrologies. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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11Title:  Harold H. Burton-Edward Blythin Papers     
 Creator:  Burton, Harold H. and Blythin, Edward 
 Dates:  1933-1941 
 Abstract:  Harold H. Burton (1888-1964) was mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (1935-1940). When he was elected to the United States Senate in 1940 he chose Edward Blythin (1884-1958) to fill the remainder of his last term as mayor (1941). The collection consists of office files of the mayor of Cleveland containing correspondence, reports, speeches, proclamations, and newspaper clippings, relating to routine administrative matters and topics of special interest. 
 Call #:  MS 3828 
 Extent:  8.20 linear feet (9 containers) 
 Subjects:  Blythin, Edward, 1884-1958. | Burton, Harold H. (Harold Hitz), 1888-1964. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Labor disputes -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Strikes and lockouts -- Steel industry -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Public utilities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Economic conditions. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Politics and government.
 
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12Title:  Western Reserve Ethnic History Pamphlet Collection     
 Creator:  Various 
 Dates:  1885-1991 
 Abstract:  The Western Reserve Ethnic History Pamphlet Collection is a collection of pamphlets from twenty-five distinct ethnic groups in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Most of the groups stem from Central and Eastern Europe, with a majority of the pamphlets focusing on Polish culture. The collection reflects the history of immigrants to the region and documents their social, cultural, and religious activities. The pamphlets were generally removed from their original collections due to lack of relevance to the collection, but retained and grouped together in a separate collection because of their historic value. 
 Call #:  MS 5148 
 Extent:  3.01 linear feet (3 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Hungarian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Periodicals | Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Manx -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Music -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Polish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Slovenian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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13Title:  Trinity United Church of Christ Records     
 Creator:  Trinity United Church of Christ 
 Dates:  1911-2008 
 Abstract:  Trinity Evangelical Church was established on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1911 after the Home Mission Board of the Ohio District of the Evangelical Church felt compelled to institute an English-speaking congregation because the children of German immigrants no longer understood German and disassociated themselves from German-speaking churches. Located at West 25th Street and Scranton Avenue, the church and its membership expanded rapidly in the decades that followed. The church joined the newly formed Church of Christ in 1963, and changed its name to Trinity United Church of Christ. Construction of a freeway physically divided the neighborhood in the 1960s, and membership numbers never recovered. The church closed in 2008 and its members joined nearby parishes within the United Church of Christ. The collection consists of annual reports, articles of incorporation, baptism records, budgets, building plans, bulletins, certificates, confirmation class lists, committee records, constitutions, contracts, correspondence, deeds, financial records and ledgers, flyers, handouts, historical summaries, marriage records, membership lists, memorials, minutes of meetings, newsletters, newspaper articles and clippings, programs, reports, scrapbooks, Sunday school records, and youth activities and permission slips. 
 Call #:  MS 5235 
 Extent:  7.80 linear feet (9 containers and 6 volumes) 
 Subjects:  Church records and registers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Congregational churches -- Ohio -- Cleveland | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Church history. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Marriage records -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Registers of births, etc. -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Trinity United Church of Christ (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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14Title:  West Side Savings and Loan Association Records     
 Creator:  West Side Savings and Loan Association 
 Dates:  1902-1979 
 Abstract:  The West Side Savings and Loan Association was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1886 by German businessmen to provide a vehicle for savings and home mortgages for its members. It was located on West 25th Street near the West Side Market. The association consolidated its operations with the Second Savings and Loan Association in 1973 and became known as the Cardinal Federal Savings and Loan Association. The collection consists of bylaws, constitutions, financial statements, pamphlets, photographs, and postcards. 
 Call #:  MS 5200 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Banks and banking -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cardinal Federal Savings and Loan Association (Cleveland, Ohio) | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Savings and loan associations -- Ohio -- Cleveland | West Side Building Company (Cleveland, Ohio) | West Side Savings and Loan Association (Cleveland, Ohio) | Westseite Bauverein Company (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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15Title:  Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Locals 128, 129, 219, and 867 Records     
 Creator:  Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Locals 128, 129, 219, and 867 
 Dates:  1897-1985 
 Abstract:  The Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America had several Cleveland, Ohio, locals of this national labor union. Local 128 is composed of paperhangers and was founded in 1897. Local 129 represented fresco painters and included a large German membership. It was absorbed into Local 428 in 1985. In 1969 the name of the union was changed to the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. The collection consists of union minutes, dues books and records, apprentice dues books, sick and death benefit records, financial records, correspondence and miscellaneous materials. 
 Call #:  MS 4275 
 Extent:  14.60 linear feet (14 containers and 9 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Local 128 (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Archives. | International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Local 129 (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Archives. | International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Local 219 (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Archives. | International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Local 867 (Cleveland, Ohio) -- Archives. | Painters, Industrial -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Paperhangers -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Interior decorators -- Labor unions -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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16Title:  Koryta-Kundmueller and Related Families Papers     
 Creator:  Koryta-Kundmueller and Related Families 
 Dates:  1847-2003 
 Abstract:  Frank Koryta, the son of Czech immigrants Josef and Barbara (Poskocil) Koryta, married Clara Stipek, descendant of Czech immigrant George Stipek. These families had settled in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1870s. Several children of George John and Katherine (Wichert) Kundemueller married into these Czech American families. The Kundemueller family had come to Cleveland, Ohio from Bavaria in 1857 and the Wichert family had come from Silesia in 1873. The collection consists of correspondence, birth, marriage and death records, certificates, deeds, diaries, indexes, legal briefs, lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, scrapbooks, surveys, tax records, naturalization documents, passports, journals, probate documents, publications, military discharge papers, memoirs, and wills. 
 Call #:  MS 4936 
 Extent:  3.00 linear feet (4 containers) 
 Subjects:  Koryta family | Poskocil family | Stipek family | Kundmueller family | Wichert family | Koryta, Elmer | Kundmueller, Viola C. | Mayer, Alice C. Stipek | Wolf, Rose C. Koryta | Czech Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social life and customs | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century -- Sources | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century -- Sources | United States -- Description and travel
 
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17Title:  Odette V. and Paul Wurzburger Family Papers     
 Creator:  Wurzburger, Odette V. and Paul Family 
 Dates:  1927-2006 
 Abstract:  Odette Valabregue Wurzburger was a French resistance fighter during World War II, a lawyer and teacher, and an active community leader, especially in the arts. She was born in Avignon, France, in 1909, and she died in Cleveland in 2006. Her husband, Paul Wurzburger was an entrepreneur, inventor, patron of the arts, and honorary consul of France. He was born in 1904 in Lyon, France, and died in 1974 in Cleveland. He entered the United States in 1941 and became a citizen in 1946. He became honorary consul of France in Cleveland in 1962. Paul's father, Hugo Wurzburger, was born in 1887 in Heilbronn, Germany, and died in Cleveland in 1952. Paul's mother, Marguerite Bacharach Wurzburger, was born in Lyon, France, in 1882 and died in Cleveland in 1967. The couple escaped Nazi-occupied France in 1941 and went first to Cuba, arriving in the United States in August 1942. Hugo Wurzburger was a successful industrialist and inventor. He invented several synthetic fabrics and also manufactured pipe fittings, the patents for which were licensed to Cleveland's Weatherhead Company before World War II. Paul's first wife, Margarethe (later Marguerite) Wolf (1900-1976), was born in Germany and died in Cleveland. The couple lived in Liechtenstein in the early 1930s and came to the United States in 1941, where he continued his father's association with the Weatherhead Company. With degrees from universities in Strasbourg and Frankfort, Paul Wurzburger held patents for various valves in the United States, Canada, Germany, Holland, Great Britain, Australia, Japan, France, Sweden, Italy and Belgium. Throughout his career as an engineer, he was associated with three different firms: Ermeto, Flomet, and Patex. Among other activities, Paul Wurzburger was a trustee for the Salk Institute of Biological Studies and the Musical Arts Association. He was Vice-President of the Federation of French Alliances in the United States for the Central States and chairman of the board of Maison Francaise de Cleveland. He was also on the Case Western Reserve University Board of Overseers and a commander in the French Legion d'honneur. Odette Valabregue earned a law degree from the University of Montpellier in 1930 and was a judge in France prior to the German occupation. As part of her legal career in pre-war France, she was a strong advocate of social services for children. From 1943 to 1945 she was a volunteer in the French underground, saving the lives of many Jews, including her own parents. Her pseudonym during her work with the French resistance was Anne-Marie; under this name, she published a brief account of her experiences during and immediately after the war. This account appeared in French in 1945, as a chapter in a book edited by Suzanne Normand, Liberte Ship (Paris: Editions NAGEL, 1945). Odette Valabregue came to the United States in 1960 when she married Paul Wurzburger, after his divorce from Marguerite (Wolf) Wurzburger. Odette Wurzburger continued her professional activities in Cleveland and became an active member of the community. A member of the American Bar Association, she taught classes for the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and was an adjunct professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego. She spoke often on law and biology and the human genome. Her interests in music and art led to significant achievements, especially her idea for an international piano competition, eventually known as the Cleveland International Piano Competition. She was on the boards of the Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art and actively involved in fostering Franco-American relations through her work with the Maison Francaise and the Cleveland Council of World Affairs. She was a member of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami and a generous donor to the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. The collection consists of articles, affidavits, applications, certificates, correspondence, identification cards, invitation, license agreements, lists, memoirs, newspaper clippings, notes, patents, receipts, tickets, and visas. 
 Call #:  MS 5070 
 Extent:  2.00 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Wurzburger, Odette V., (Odette Valabregue), 1909-2006 | Wurzburger, Paul, 1904-1974. | Wurzburger, Hugo, 1887-1952 | Wurzburger, Marguerite Bacharach, 1882-1967 | Weatherhead Company (Firm : Cleveland, Ohio) | Cleveland Museum of Art. | Cleveland Orchestra. | Jewish Community Federation (Cleveland, Ohio) | Cleveland International Piano Competition. | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France. | French Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | German Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Mechanical engineering -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Inventors -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Hydraulics. | France -- Emigration and immigration. | Germany -- Emigration and immigration. | Cuba -- Description and travel.
 
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