720 XTF Search Results (freeformQuery=subject:jew* -jewett;smode=advanced;f1-subject=Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland.)*%20-jewett;smode%3Dadvanced;f1-subject%3DJewish%20businesspeople%20--%20Ohio%20--%20Cleveland. Results for your query: freeformQuery=subject:jew* -jewett;smode=advanced;f1-subject=Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland. Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT Abe M. Luntz Papers. Luntz, Abe M. Abe M. Luntz was a Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, businessman who ran Luntz Iron and Steel Company. Born in Akron, Ohio, of Polish Jewish immigrant parents, he was raised in Canton where he joined his father's scrap-metal business. Over the years the business expanded into a multi-state corporation. He married Fanny Teplansky in 1916, and in 1940 they moved to Cleveland. Luntz served as president of the Temple-Tifereth Israel in Cleveland from 1950-1960, and supported a wide assortment of civic, cultural, medical, religious, and benevolent groups in Canton and in Cleveland. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and family documents pertaining to Abe M. Luntz and his sons, Robert and William, who were also involved in numerous service organizations. Of particular note are materials pertaining to Abe Luntz's leadership, on the local and regional level, in the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Abe M. Luntz Papers, Series II. Luntz, Abe M. Abe M. Luntz (1893-1981) was born in Akron, Ohio, on March 6, 1893 of Polish Jewish immigrant parents, Samuel and Rebecca Wolf Luntz. He and his family moved to Canton, Ohio, when he was around 6 years old. He attended public schools in Canton, was very active in sports, and graduated from Canton's Central High School in 1913. After graduation, he went to work for his father's company, the Canton Iron and Metal Company. With his brother Darwin, he founded the Luntz Iron and Steel Company in 1916 due to the growing need for scrap with the onset of World War I. He held several positions in the Luntz Iron and Steel Company before becoming president in 1951. The company became one of the United States' premiere scrap and steel brokerage firms and expanded into Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Kentucky. Abe Luntz married Fanny Teplansky on October 10, 1916. They had five children, Robert, Richard, William, Theodore, and Joan. The family moved to Cleveland in 1939 for business purposes as well as for more varie... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Charles Cort Family Papers. Cort, Charles Family Charles Cort emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, from Gederowitz, Lithuania, in 1904. In 1906, he was joined by his wife, Tzeviah and their children. Charles Cort's sons, Al, Abe, and Lou, were introduced to the shoe business in Cleveland through helping out in their uncle's store, and then through work at various shoe stores in Cleveland. In September 1919, Abe Cort, along with his friend Phil Berman, purchased Oppenheimer's Shoe Store at Woodland Ave. and 37th St., renaming it the Cort Shoe Store. The Cort brothers, Al, Abe, Lou, and Paul, eventually became full partners in the Cort Shoe Company, which at its peak owned fifty-five stores. Most were called Cort Shoes, but several operated under the names King, Reed, Belmar, and Economy Shoe Companies. Stores were located in many northern Ohio communities. By the late 1970s, Cort Shoe Company went out of business. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, family history, financial records, and legal documents. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT David N. Meyers Papers. Myers, David N. David N. Myers was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1900. He worked his way through high school and earned an accounting degree from Dyke College, a local business college, in 1922. He accepted a position in accounting with the Francis Byerlyte Corporation, and subsequently became president and owner of the company, later known as Consolidated Coatings Corporation. He married Inez Pink in 1929, and the couple raised two sons. Myers' primary philanthropic interest was aging and the elderly. He was instrumental in facilitating the move of the Jewish Orthodox Home for the Aged from the Glenville neighborhood to Beachwood, Ohio. He also assisted in the construction of R.H. Myers Apartments, an independent living facility for the elderly. He served as the President of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland from 1964 to 1969 and, along with his wife, established the David and Inez Myers Foundation. In 1995, Dyke college was renamed David N. Myers College in recognition of Myers' contributions to the school. The c... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Diamond Family Papers. Diamond Family The Diamond family was a Cleveland, Ohio, family of three brothers who owned and operated the men's clothing chain, Diamond's Men Stores, and was prominent in civic and social activities within the Jewish community of Cleveland. Herbert Diamond was councilman and mayor of Bentleyville, Ohio, 1977 to 1996. Norman Diamond was involved in the Jewish Welfare Fund. Their sons were also involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including funding the Diamond Fitness Center and Diamond Scholarship at the Cleveland Jewish Community Center. The collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, awards and certificates, magazine and newspaper articles, Diamond Scholarship records, and photographs, especially of various Diamond's stores from 1952 to 1996, as well as family members. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Harry Stone Papers. Stone, Harry Harry Stone (1917-2007) was a business leader in Cleveland, Ohio, active in politics and philanthropy. He was the son of Jacob Sapirstein, the founder of American Greetings Corp., a manufacturer of greeting cards. Stone was a member of the Glenville High School Class of 1935. In addition to the positions he held at American Greetings, Stone also owned radio stations WIXY and WDOK and was engaged in real estate and international trade and finance. Among his many civic activities, Stone was a trustee of Brandeis University, the Jewish Community Federation, and the Cleveland Sight Center. Stone married Beatrice Farkas in 1936. The couple had three children, Phillip J, Allan D., and Laurie. After the death of Beatrice, Harry married Lucile Tabak Rose in 1960. Her children from a previous marriage were James M. Rose and Douglas B. Rose. In the 1960s Stone was campaign chairman for United States Representative Charles Vanik. His relationship with Vanik proved beneficial to the Jewish community in 1973, when Vanik a... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Jacob Goldsmith Family Papers. Goldsmith, Jacob Family Jacob Goldsmith was born in Ellerstadt, Bavaria, and was an early member of the Jewish community of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1852, at the age of 16, he emigrated to the United States, where he was naturalized in 1857. Goldsmith first resided in Akron, Ohio, but soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1863, he married Louisa Koch. She died in 1864, and in 1870, he married her sister, Fanny Koch. In 1865, with Julius Feiss, Goldsmith joined the clothing firm of Koch, Mayer and Company. The company eventually became the Joseph and Feiss Company. The collection consists of correspondence, naturalization records, a co-partnership agreement, and a family history. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Jacob Sapirstein Papers. Sapirstein, Jacob Jacob Sapirstein was the founder and president of American Greetings Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, and a noted Jewish philanthropist. He emigrated from Poland to the United States in 1905, and settled in Cleveland in 1906. Starting out as a seller of Cleveland picture postcard scenes, he expanded the business to include greeting cards. By 1932, the Sapirstein Card Company began designing and manufacturing its own cards. In 1938, the company changed its name to American Greetings Publishers, and in 1952 to American Greetings Corporation. Jacob Sapirstein remained president of the company until 1960, when his son, Irving Stone, succeeded him. The collection consists of correspondence relating to business operations, philanthropic relationships with various Jewish communal institutions, and family. Information concerning various Orthodox Jewish communal institutions Sapirstein was involved with include the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and the Telshe Yeshiva in Wickliffe, Ohio. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Joseph Hays Family Papers. Hays, Joseph Family Joseph Hays (1838-1916) was the son of Abraham and Bertha Hexter Hays of Storndorf, in the German state of Hesse Darmstadt. After Joseph's mother died in 1844, he and other family members immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, Abraham and Joseph arriving in 1856. Joseph Hays started as a peddler and eventually became involved in the clothing, scrap iron, and real estate business. He married Rosetta Schwarzenberg, and had five children. His daughter, Bertha, married Charles Eisenman, co-founder of Kastriner and Eisenman, later Kaynee Company, a clothing manufacturer. Eisenman was also a founder and first president of the Federation of Jewish Charities (later known as the Jewish Community Federation). Joseph Hays' sons, Louis and Eugene Hays, later purchased Kaynee Company from Eisenman. Louis Hays, who had served as a vice president and trustee of Mt. Sinai Hospital, was president of Kaynee at the time of his death in 1918. His son, Robert, was president of Kaynee from 1937 until 1954, when the company was sold. Rober... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Julius Klein Papers. Klein, Julius Julius Klein was a Cleveland, Ohio, Jewish businessman born in Slovakia. He emigrated to the United States in 1885, and settled in Cleveland in 1900. In 1900, he and his future mother-in-law, Rebecca Korach, purchased a skirt manufacturing company formerly known as Goodman and Korach Co. The new company, known as Julius Klein and Co., closed within a few years. In 1906, Klein was employed by Korach Sonnenfield Co., a cloak manufacturing company which in 1907 became the Korach-Ecker Co. In 1913, Klein opened Klein's Economy Store on Woodland Ave., selling women's ready-to-wear apparel. Following Julius Klein's death, his son, Alwyn Klein, continued the business. Following his death, his wife Beatrice operated the business until its liquidation in 1959. The collection consists of financial records, including a Klein's Economy Store ledger and stock book, a Korach-Ecker account book and specifications book, miscellaneous business and genealogical documents, and a photograph. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Max Ratner Papers. Ratner, Max Max Ratner was a Cleveland, Ohio, businessman, philanthropist, and Zionist. He was born Meyer Ratowczer in Bialystok, Belarus, Russia, and immigrated with his family to the United States, arriving in Cleveland in 1921. The family changed its name to Ratner. After graduation from Glenville High School in 1925, he went to work at the family-owned business, Forest City Materials Company, a supplier of lumber and building materials. He became president of Forest City Materials in 1928, and in 1929, directed its merger with Buckeye Material. By the 1950s, Forest City profited from the suburban building boom, and by the end of that decade was one of Ohio's largest retail building materials companies. In 1960, Forest City Materials became Forest City Enterprises, Inc. and began concentrating on real estate development, ending its retail operations in 1987. Since the 1970s it has been involved in large urban developments such as Tower City Center in Cleveland. Max Ratner was active in Zionist activities, was a founde... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Ratner Family Papers. Ratner Family The Ratner (formerly Ratowczer) family has been prominent in the Cleveland, Ohio, area since the mid-twentieth century. The family immigrated to the United States in 1920 and settled in Cleveland in 1921. Leonard Ratner began his business career by opening two creameries in the Glenville neighborhood. He then formed the Buckeye Material Company in 1924, later merging it with his brother Charlie's business, Forest City Material Company, in 1929, to form the B & F Building Company, a major builder of prefabricated homes in the east side suburbs. The family consolidated their business interests into Forest City Enterprises, Inc. in 1960. Leonard Ratner married Lillian Bernstein in 1924 and had two children: Ruth Ratner Miller and Albert B. Ratner. Leonard Ratner held many important positions on community boards during his lifetime, including the positions of honorary life trustee at the Jewish Welfare Federation, the Jewish Community Federation, and Mount Sinai Hospital. His children were also heavily involved i... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Richman Brothers Company Records. Richman Brothers Company The Richman Brothers Company began in Cleveland, Ohio, when Henry Richman, a Jewish immigrant from Bavaria, and his partner, Joseph Lehman, moved their men's clothing manufacturing business, the Lehman-Richman Company, from Portsmouth, Ohio, to Cleveland in 1879. Following the depression of 1893, Lehman retired, and in 1904, Henry Richman turned over the business to his sons; Nathan, Charles, and Henry, Jr., and the business became the Richman Brothers Company. The first retail store was established in Cincinnati in 1906, followed a year later by stores in Cleveland and Louisville, Kentucky. Moving away from reliance on outside piecework, the Cleveland plant at 1600 E. 55 St. was built in 1916. The company incorporated in 1919. Throughout the 1920s-1930s, Richman Brothers continued to open new retail stores. After the deaths of the three Richman Brothers, the company was headed by Frank C. Lewman, and later by George H. Richman, until 1970, when Donald J. Gerstenberger became president and CEO. Expansion cont... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Rita Frankel Family Papers. Rita Frankel Family Rita Frankel (b. 1929), a social worker and active member in the Jewish community, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Manny and Eva Heisler Hartenbaum. She married Burton Frankel in 1953, and later earned her M.A. in Counseling and Human Services from John Carroll University. She was employed as Displaced Worker Service Coordinator and Counselor at Cuyahoga Community College from 1978 to 1991. Esther Metzendorf Fischgrund, a relative of Frankel's, was a widely respected businesswoman and community leader. Following her marriage to Seymour Fischgrund in 1916, the couple opened Fish Furniture on Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland. The collection consists of certificates, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and speech texts. Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT Theodore M. Luntz Papers. Luntz, Theodore M. Theodore M. Luntz was born on June 4, 1926 in Canton, Ohio, to Abe M. and Fanny Luntz, a prominent Jewish couple in the Canton community. He was one of five children. He attended University School and Yale University. He graduated from Yale in 1948. He served in the army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He married Idarose Schock on August 23, 1953. They had four children, Wanda Jean, Pamela, Brian, and Jill. Luntz began his career at Copperweld Steel in Warren, Ohio. After one year he joined his family's business, the Luntz Corporation, one of the United States' premiere scrap and steel brokerage firms. He rose through different positions including treasurer, executive vice president, and eventually became president in 1984. He went on to become chief executive officer and chairman of Luntz Corporation. He also served as president, treasurer, and director of Marquette Steel Company (a division of Luntz) and as vice president of 62 Land Inc. Ted, like his father Abe, was very active in the community,... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT