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Theodore Daniel Ettlinger
Occupation: Clerk
Born: November 17, 1863
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: 1925

Miss Ettlinger
Occupation: N/A
Born: N/A
Birthplace: N/A
Died: N/A

Theodore Ettlinger was born in Baden-Württemberg, Germany on November 17, 1863 to Max Ettlinger and an unknown mother. [1] He emigrated to the United States on November 15, 1880, departing from Le Havre, France. [2] His port of arrival is unfortunately not known, but was likely New York City.

Theodore arrived in Leadville in 1883 and began working as a clerk for Baer Bros., [3] at the time one of Leadville’s foremost liquor and cigar distributors. [4] He resided at 116 Harrison Avenue during his first two years in the city, the same address as the Baer Bros. storefront. [5] A Miss Ettlinger was also mentioned in local newspapers on three separate occasions in 1883: first as an attendee of an almost exclusively Jewish New Year’s party, [6] as an attendee of a relief event seeking to raise funds for German flood victims, [7] and finally as a member of a group traveling to Cottonwood Springs near Buena Vista. [8] The rarity of the name Ettlinger in Leadville in addition to both Miss Ettlinger and Theodore Ettlinger being present in the city at the same time makes it likely that they were related, though the exact relation is not known.

Like Miss Ettlinger, Theodore wasted no time in seeking out and attending various social organizations and events in Leadville. His first appearance in local newspapers was his listing as a guest at the September 1883 Purim Masque Ball hosted by the Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Association. [9] By the end of 1884, Theodore had attended a Letter Carriers’ Ball in May of that year, [10] a grand ball hosted by the Pythian Brotherhood in September, [11] and the Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Association’s sixth annual ball in October. [12] Though he continued to live at 116 Harrison Avenue in 1884, Theodore’s employment shifted from Baer Bros. to David May [13] and Moses Shoenberg’s [14] wholesale and retail clothing business with storefronts at 318 and 405 Harrison Avenue. [15]

1885 was Theodore’s most prolific year for attending social events, recorded as a guest at five balls and club meetings. Among the events, he attended the first meeting of the Cloud City Social Club, a Jewish organization whose purpose was to host bi-monthly entertainment for members, including dances and musical performances. [16] He also attended the February meeting of the club, however he never appeared on guest lists for any subsequent meetings. [17] Theodore attended his final Purim Masque ball in March, dressed as a “Bohemian Girl” according to the Leadville Daily Herald. [18]

Theodore began working exclusively for David May in 1885 and moved his residence to 411 Pine Street. [19] Local newspapers did not record Theodore attending any social events in 1886, though he was still in the city. In that year, he returned to employment with Baer Bros. and continued to live at his Pine Street residence. [20]

1887 was Theodore’s final year in Leadville. He continued to attend local social events, including the wedding of Jacob Frankle and Jennie Shoenberg at Temple Israel in December. [21] He remained in the employ of the Baer Bros., but changed his residence to 16 Union Block. [22] His final mention in connection to Leadville was a telegraph sent from Aspen to the Leadville Evening Chronicle on December 12, reporting that he was staying at the Clarendon Hotel in the city. [23] Theodore called Aspen home until the autumn of 1894. His departure from that city is indicated by a trustee’s (foreclosure) sale of his property. [24]

Theodore would eventually make his way to Missouri where he met his wife Cora F. The couple had their first child in Missouri, a daughter named Corine born in August 1898. [25] Theodore, Cora, and Corine settled in Illinois by 1900 and Nebraska by 1904 where they had their second child, Maxwell. [26] Theodore and family finally moved to Ohio sometime after 1910 where he and Cora lived for the remainder of their lives, settling in the city of Dayton. [27] Theodore died in 1925 and was interred at the city’s Riverview Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery. [28] Cora passed away 11 years later, on December 10, 1936 and was buried alongside him. [29]

Theodore Ettlinger’s passport photograph from 1925.

Theodore Ettlinger’s passport photograph from 1925.

Courtesy of FindAGrave.com: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150353007/theodore-daniel-ettlinger

Cora Ettlinger passport photograph from 1925.

Cora Ettlinger passport photograph from 1925.

Courtesy of FindAGrave.com: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150353086/cora-ettlinger

1 “U.S., Passport Applications, 1795-1925,” database with images, Ancestry (https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1174&h=293332&tid=&pid=&queryId=fd9477ecc135828f351aa2c7c7015173&usePUB=true&_phsrc=RNi335&_phstart=successSource: accessed January 15, 2021), Theodore D. Ettlinger, Dayton, Ohio, United States; citing U.S., Passport Applications, 1795-1925 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1925), certificate 505012; Roll 2694.
2 Theodore Ettlinger Passport, 1925.
3 T. B. Corbett and J. H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Fourth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1883 (Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger Publishers, 1883), P120.
4 For more on the Baer family, see: Jeffrey P. Grant, Baer (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2019: http://www.jewishleadville.org/baer.html.
5 Corbett and Ballenger, 1883, P120.
6 Sylvester Evening (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), January 6, 1883, P1.
7 The German Relief (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), February 10, 1883, P8.
8 Social Slivers (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), September 1, 1883, P5.
9 The Purim Ball (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), March 24, 1883, P4.
10 The Letter Carriers’ Ball (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), May 17, 1884, P12.
11 The Grand Ball (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), September 20, 1884, P3.
12 The Sixth Annual Ball (Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald), October 9, 1884, P4.
13 For more on the May family, see: Trevor Mark, May (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2018: http://www.jewishleadville.org/may.html.
14 For more on the Shoenberg family, see: William Korn, Shoenberg (Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation), 2012: http://www.jewishleadville.org/shoenberg.html.
15 T. B. Corbett and J. H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Fifth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1884 (Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger Publishers, 1884), P110 and P197.
16 Cloud City Social Club (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), January 24, 1885, P8.
17 Cloud City Social (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), February 7, 1885, P1.
18 The Great Purim Ball (Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle), March 5, 1885, P4.
19 T. B. Corbett and J. H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Sixth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1885 (Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger Publishers, 1885), P110.
20 T. B. Corbett and J. H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Seventh Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1886 (Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger Publishers, 1886), P115.
21 Frankle-Schoenberg (Leadville, CO: Herald Democrat), December 6, 1887, P3.
22 T. B. Corbett and J. H. Ballenger, Corbett & Ballenger’s Eighth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1887 (Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1887), P117.
23 Aspen Notes [Special Telegram] (Leadville, CO: Leadville Evening Chronicle), December 12, 1887, P2.
24 Trustee’s Sale (Aspen, CO: Aspen Weekly Times), September 22, 1894, P4.
25 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSHH-Y8C: accessed January 14, 2021), Theodore D. Ettlinger, Moline Township, Voting Precinct 2 Moline city Ward 3, Rock Island, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 99, sheet 5A, family 103, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972); FHL microfilm 1,240,338.
26 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML47-83J: accessed January 15, 2021), Maxwell Ettlinger in household of Theo D. Ettlinger, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 28, sheet 6B, family 146, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 843; FHL microfilm 1,374,856.
27 Theodore Ettlinger Passport, 1925.
28 Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed January 15, 2021), memorial page for Theodore Daniel Ettlinger (17 Nov 1863–1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 150353007; citing Riverview Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Gravehuntermary Mary Downing-Mahan (contributor 47105690).
29 Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed January 15, 2021), memorial page for Cora Franklin Ettlinger (26 Feb 1871–10 Dec 1936), Find a Grave Memorial no. 150353086; citing Riverview Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Gravehuntermary Mary Downing-Mahan (contributor 47105690).

Bibliography

Aspen Notes [Special Telegram]. Leadville, CO: Leadville Evening Chronicle. December 12, 1887.

Cloud City Social Club. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. January 24, 1885.

Cloud City Social. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. February 7, 1885.

Corbett, T. B. and J. H. Ballenger. Corbett & Ballenger’s Fourth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1883. Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1883.

Corbett, T. B. and J. H. Ballenger. Corbett & Ballenger’s Fifth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1884. Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1884.

Corbett, T. B. and J. H. Ballenger. Corbett & Ballenger’s Sixth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1885. Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1885.

Corbett, T. B. and J. H. Ballenger. Corbett & Ballenger’s Seventh Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1886. Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1886.

Corbett, T. B. and J. H. Ballenger. Corbett & Ballenger’s Eighth Annual Leadville City Directory: Containing a Complete List of the Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms, Etc. in the City of Leadville, for 1887. Leadville, CO: Corbett & Ballenger, Publishers, 1887.

Find a Grave. Database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed January 15, 2021). Memorial page for Theodore Daniel Ettlinger (17 Nov 1863–1925). Find a Grave Memorial no. 150353007; citing Riverview Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Gravehuntermary Mary Downing-Mahan (contributor 47105690).

Find a Grave. Database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed January 15, 2021). Memorial page for Cora Franklin Ettlinger (26 Feb 1871–10 Dec 1936). Find a Grave Memorial no. 150353086; citing Riverview Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Gravehuntermary Mary Downing-Mahan (contributor 47105690).

Frankle-Schoenberg. Leadville, CO: Herald Democrat. December 6, 1887.

Grant, Jeffrey P. Baer. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2019: http://www.jewishleadville.org/baer.html.

Korn, William. Shoenberg. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2012: http://www.jewishleadville.org/shoenberg.html.

Mark, Trevor. May. Leadville, CO: Temple Israel Foundation, 2018: http://www.jewishleadville.org/may.html.

Social Slivers. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. September 1, 1883.

Sylvester Evening. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. January 6, 1883.

The German Relief. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. February 10, 1883.

The Grand Ball. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. September 20, 1884.

The Great Purim Ball. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. March 5, 1885.

The Letter Carriers’ Ball. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. May 17, 1884.

The Purim Ball. Leadville, CO: Carbonate Chronicle. March 24, 1883.

The Sixth Annual Ball. Leadville, CO: Leadville Daily Herald. October 9, 1884.

Trustee’s Sale. Aspen, CO: Aspen Weekly Times. September 22, 1894.

"United States Census, 1900." Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSHH-Y8C: accessed January 14, 2021). Theodore D. Ettlinger, Moline Township, Voting Precinct 2 Moline city Ward 3, Rock Island, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 99, sheet 5A, family 103, NARA microfilm publication T623. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972. FHL microfilm 1,240,338.

"United States Census, 1910." Database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML47-83J: accessed January 15, 2021). Maxwell Ettlinger in household of Theo D. Ettlinger, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 28, sheet 6B, family 146, NARA microfilm publication T624. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982. Roll 843; FHL microfilm 1,374,856.

“U.S., Passport Applications, 1795-1925.” Database with images, Ancestry (https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1174&h=293332&tid=&pid=&queryId=fd9477ecc135828f351aa2c7c7015173&usePUB=true&_phsrc=RNi335&_phstart=successSource: accessed January 15, 2021). Theodore D. Ettlinger, Dayton, Ohio, United States; citing U.S., Passport Applications, 1795-1925. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1925. Certificate 505012; Roll 2694.

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AUTHOR: Quinn Whittington
EDITOR: William Korn
SOURCE: Jewish Surnames/Ettlinger
PUBLISHED BY: Temple Israel Foundation. Leadville, CO; USA. 2020
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