Email from William Berinstein, 1 November 2009

Gramps ID S0352

Narrative

From: williamberinstein@hotmail.com
To: juleturnoy@ymail.com
Subject: RE: Freiler-Stein Family
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:57:27 -0500

Hi Jule:

You asked about my Chicago connection-my Mother was the daughter of Henry L. Newhouse, who was an architect. I have been working on my family history since my son was born in 1966. Henry L. Newhouse (1874-1929) was married to Rae Hasterlik.
The Hasterliks were also in the liquor business, having one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Midwest. They also owned Best Brewing Company of Chicago, and Fairmount Brewing Company of Cincinnati.

My Grandparents lived at 4630 Prairie Avenue until 1917 when my Grandfather built his home at 5000 Woodlawn.

I have been tracing the buildngs Henry L. Newhouse designed, and so far I have found over 700 buildings he designed. Some of his more famous buildings were McVickers Theater, KAM Synagogue (Drexel Blvd. @ 50th - now Operation PUSH), Anshe Sholem Synagogue (748 Independence Blvd.), Congregation Agudath Achim-Bikur (8927 Houston Avenue), Kenwood Trust & Savings Bank (4636 Grand Blvd.), Cooper-Carlton Hotel (now Del Prado at 5307 Hyde Park Blvd), Cooper-Monatah Hotel (now Sutherland Hotel at 4647 Drexel Blvd). These buildings with the exception of McVickers are still standing.

Henry L. Newhouse designed over 75 motion picture theaters in Chicago, and the nearby--Portage (Chicago), West Highland (Chicago), Roseland (Chicago), Blackstone (South Bend), Tivoli (Michigan City), Tivoli (St. Louis), and Huntington (Huntington, Ind.) are still standing. He designed apartment buildings, many are still standing, and some are on the Chicago Historic Resources Protection list.

In answer to your question, I am enclosing the following marriage announcement from the Chicago Tribune, January 7, 1894, Page 27:
A WEDDING TOOK PLACE YESTERDAY AT 5 O'CLOCK AT THE WEST SIDE CHICAGO CLUB HOUSE, THE CONTRACTING PARTIES BEING BERNHARD STEIN AND MISS JULIA FREILER OF NO. 366 CONGRESS STREET. DR. JOSEPH STOLZ PERFORMED THE CEREMONY WHICH WAS PRIVATE, ONLY RELATIVES OF THE BRIDE AND GROOMBEING PRESENT. THE BRIDE WAS ATTIRED IN A HEAVY WHITE CRYSTAL SILK GOWN, THE VEIL BEING FASTENED WITH LILIES OF THE VALLEY. SAMUEL STEIN ACTED AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES. MISS HARRIET FREILER AS BRIDEMAID.

Chicago Tribune, March 18, 1894 Page 30: THE MARRIAGE OF MISS HARRIET FREILER, DAUGHTER OF MRS. M. FREILER, TO NATHAN HERZOG WILL BE CELEBRATED TUESDAY EVENING AT HE WEST CHICAGO CLUB.

I found an obituary, Chicago Tribune, January 23, 1893, Page 3: STEIN: Flora, beloved wife of Bernard Stein, aged 29 years, Sunday, January 22, 11 A.M. Funeral Tuesday, January 24, 12 o'clock from late residence, 638 West Madison Street, to Waldheim. Miwaukee papers please copy.

Her name was Flora Beyer (born April 5, 1864-died January 22, 1893)--there were four children by this union Irma (born July 23, 1885-died March 27, 1901); Louise; Helen; and Grace.

Here are the announcements of your parents' wedding:

Chicago Tribune, May 1, 1922, Page F-4: ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE OF THE ENGAGEMENT OF MISS EDNA STEIN, DAUGHTER OF BERNHARD STEIN OF 4058 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD TO DR. SIDNEY C. YOUNG, SON OF MRS.GOLDIE YOUNG.

Chicago Tribune, December 3, 1922, Page E-4: BERNARD STEIN OF 4058 WASHINGTON BOULEVARD ANNOUNCES THE APPROACHING MARRIAGE OF HIS DAUGHTER, EDNA MIRIAM, TO DR. SIDNEY C. YOUNG, SON OF MRS. GOLDIE YOUNG OF 1057 NORTH OAKLEY BOULEVARD WHICH IS TO TAKEPLACE ON DECEMBER 12.

Do you have the obitary for Bernhard Stein? In case not, here it is:

Chicago Tribune, August 1, 1930: BERNARD STEIN FUNERAL RITES WILL BE TODAY
Funeral services for Bernhard Stein, prominent West Side Realtor, will be held at 11:00 A.M. today at the Washington Temple, Washington Boulevard and Karlov Avenue. Mr. Stein, who died Sunday at the Presbyterian Hospital after a brief illness, was born in Budaest, Hungary, April 5, 1857. He established the liquor business bearing his name in Chicago in 1874, and with the advent of Prohibition dissolved it and went into the real estate business. He was an active member of the Chicago Real Estate Board and the National Association of Real Estate Boards. He is survived by five daughters and two sons. Burial will be in Free Sons Cemetery. (Note: Bernhard's Photograph Appears on the Page).

I am having trouble finding information on Joseph Stein, the uncle of Adolf Stein mentioned in the article of "Chicago and Its Makers". Do you have dates of his birth and death, who was his wife, and who were his children?

There was a company known as Art Wall Paper Mills (Adolf was vice-president). In the Who's Who of Chicago (1905) there is this biography:

STEIN, MAX JOSEPH: Manager Chicago branch Art Wall Paper Mills. Born Chicago, May 14, 1879; son of Jacob and Rosa (Sonnenschein) Stein. Educated high school and business college in Chicago. In 1898 began business with Selz, Schwab & Co., manufacturers and jobbers of shoes, and a year later became connected with the Standard Tanning Co., leaving that business in May 1901 to accept present position as manager of te Chicago branch of the Art Wall Paper Mills with factory at 1085-1117 West 21st Street, and city branch at 132 Wabash Avenue. Jewish religion. Office: 132 Wabash Avenue. Residence: 4839 Prairie Avenue.

Also, in the 1906 Book of St. Louisans: STEIN, SAMUEL A. manager of Southern branch, Art Wall Paper Mills of Chicago, Illinois. Born Chicago, October 23, 1879; son of Adolf and Emma (Freiler) Stein; educated in the public schools of Chicago, and the University of Michigan, from which graduated as B.Sci, 1898; unmarried. After leaving college was manager for Stein Bros., wholesale liquors, Chicago, until fall of 1900; then entered employ of Art Wall Paper Mills, Chicago, Illinois, September 1900, and was later placed in charge as manager of that company's St. Louis branch in which position has ever since continued. Independent in politics. Clubs: Columbian, Missouri Athletic, Meramec Hunting and Canoe. Office: 832 Broadway. Residence:
Berlin Hotel.

By the way, I have biographies from Who's Who in Chicago: Sanford Herzog (1931 Edition), Abraham Serby (1945 Edition), Charles Lederer (1945 Edition). History of Jews of Chicago: Nathan Herzog (1926 Edition).

Bill

References

  1. Bernhard Stein [I0644]
  2. Edna Miriam Stein [I0659]
  3. Florence Eisendrath [I0900]
  4. Sidney C. Young [I0660]