Friedlander

Henry Friedlander

Born: June 2, 1820

Died: September 21, 1903,

Memphis, Tennessee.

Immigration to US: 1866,

New York, New York.

 

Bertha (Wolf) Friedlander

Born: 1826, Prussia

 

Amelia (Friedlander) Cohn

Born: February 20, 1870

Died: June 28, 1898,

Leadville, Colorado

 

Louis Cohn (Husband to Amelia)

Amelia Friedlander with her mother, Bertha, and her father, Henry, came to Leadville from Paris, Texas, in 1893. [1]  A grocer by trade, Henry found a position with Sandusky furniture. [2] Amelia was the youngest of six Friedlander children and the only one to accompany their parents to Leadville. Amelia may have had a greater appreciation for Leadville than her parents as they left the area for Memphis sometime in January of 1895. [3]  Amelia was popular within the Leadville community and the Temple Israel congregation.  She served as the synagogue Sunday school teacher [4] for the short portion of her life she spent in town, from 1893 to 1898.

Amelia was friendly with the Cohn family, local pawnshop proprietors. [5]  Judging by the social columns, she and Louis Cohn attended many of the same community functions and parties, [6] but this was far more than coincidental; the couple was married on January 17, 1897. [7] Their romance ended rather tragically after Amelia, age 28, [8] suffered from a sudden illness and died in Cripple Creek, Colorado, [9] on June 28, 1898, roughly a year and a half after they were wed. She is interred at the Leadville Jewish Cemetery.  [10]

Names associated with this surname:

  • Henry Freidlander
  • Bertha (Wolf) Freidlander
  • Amelia (Freidlander) Cohn
  • Louis Cohn

Tombstone of Amelia (Freidlander) Cohn at the Hebrew Cemetery, Leadville Colorado.

 

Photo by RG de Stolfe. 2014. [11]

AMELIA

WIFE OF L. L. COHN

BORN FEB. 20, 1870

DIED JUNE 28, 1898

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

 

COHN

1 “Pleasing Events That Mark The Closing Days Of Summer And The Opening Of The Fall Season”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. September 3, 1893. P 5.

2 Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Fifteenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1895”. P 125.

3 “There’s Gaiety Galore”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. January 28, 1894. P 5.

4 “The Feast Of Chanuka”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. December 12, 1893. P 8.

5 For more information about the Cohn Family see: http://www.jewishleadville.org/cohn.

6 “Why Not Drop In Your Mite”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. December 3, 1895. P 3.

7 Nancy Manly. Index To Marriages And Marriage Licenses Recorded At The Lake County Courthouse. Manly & Wolford. Leadville, CO; USA. 1990.

8 Bonnie Perl. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVJ-2F1L : 13 December 2015), Amelia Cohn, 1898; Burial, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States of America, Hebrew Cemetery of Leadville; citing record ID 18421855, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com

9 “Death of Mrs. Cohn.” Herald Democrat, June 28, 1898. Accessed November 10, 2016. https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org .

10 “Who’s Where In Leadville’s Evergreen Cemetery”. Historical Research Co-operative. Leadville, CO; USA. 1981.

11 Photo by RG de Stolfe. 2014. Additional information at: Bonnie Perl. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVJ-2F1L : 13 December 2015), Amelia Cohn, 1898; Burial, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States of America, Hebrew Cemetery of Leadville; citing record ID 18421855, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

“Amid Merry Spring Days”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. May 19, 1895. P 5.

 

“An Evening Of Pleasures”. The Evening Chronicle. CC Davis & Co. Leadville, CO; USA. October 19, 1894.

 

Ballenger, JH and Richards. “Ballenger & Richard’s Fifteenth Annual City Directory: Containing A Complete List Of The Inhabitants, Institutions, Incorporated Companies, Manufacturing Establishments, Business, Business Firms Etc. In The City Of Leadville For 1895”. Corbet and Ballenger and Richards Publishers. 1895.

 

“Death of Mrs. Cohn.” Herald Democrat, June 28, 1898. Accessed November 10, 2016. https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org .

 

“A Delightful Picnic”. The Leadville Evening Chronicle. CC Davis & Co. Leadville, CO; USA. August 20, 1888. P 8.

 

“The Feast Of Chanuka”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. December 12, 1893. P 8.

 

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP9-7831 : 13 December 2015), Henry Friedlander, 1903; Burial, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States of America, Temple Israel Cemetery; citing record ID 129202793, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

 

“In The Social Whirl: A Farewell Party”. The Carbonate Chronicle. Leadville, CO; USA. May 13, 1889. P 8.

 

“Lake County, US Census Index For 1860,1870 And 1880”. Historical Research Cooperative. Leadville, CO; USA. 1985.

 

Manly, Nancy. Index To Marriages And Marriage Licenses Recorded At The Lake County Courthouse. Manly & Wolford. Leadville, CO; USA. 1990.

 

Perl, Bonnie. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVJ-2F1L : 13 December 2015), Amelia Cohn, 1898; Burial, Leadville, Lake, Colorado, United States of America, Hebrew Cemetery of Leadville; citing record ID 18421855, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

 

“Pleasing Events That Mark The Closing Days Of Summer And The Opening Of The Fall Season”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. September 3, 1893.

 

“The Silver Cord Boom: The Robert Emmit Ball”. The Evening Chronicle. CC Davis & Co. Leadville, CO; USA. March 19, 1889. P 3.

 

“There’s Gaiety Galore”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. January 28, 1894.

 

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFN5-24Z : 15 July 2017), Henry Friedlander, Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 81, sheet 204A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1314; FHL microfilm 1,255,315.

 

Walsh, Diane. William And Mary Ann (Davis): Friedlander Family 1814-1930; Illinois Pioneers And Their Exploits In Colorado And New Mexico. Diane Renner Walsh. Belleview, IL; USA. 2010.

 

“Who’s Where In Leadville’s Evergreen Cemetery”. Historical Research Co-operative. Leadville, CO; USA. 1981.

 

“Why Not Drop In Your Mite”. Herald Democrat. CC Davis And Co. Leadville, CO; USA. December 3, 1895.

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