Dr. James Horwitz (1823-1897)


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Dr. James Horwitz (1823-1897)

Trained as a physician in Vienna, Horwitz immigrated to America with his wife Fannie in 1853. He volunteered as a surgeon during the Civil War, but after the war he left the practice and became a successful businessman in Cleveland. He and his wife had five children between 1856 and 1871, but only two survived to adulthood. The three children who died--Aaron (1865), Phil (1872) and Charlotte (1875), as well as James and Fannie, are buried at Fir Street Cemetery. This sketch is from his September 9, 1897 Cleveland Leader obituary.


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