Leonard Kohn, 1922, Newburgh, Cleveland


Leonard Kohn, 1922

Leonard Kohn, 1922

This website includes a picture of the 1922 second grade class at Holy Name Parish on Broadway on the southeast side of Cleveland. My mother was in that class and identified most of the children in the picture. She identified the first young man from our left in the front row as Leonard Kohn. I would imagine he is this person:

Leonard P Kohn was born September 2, 1913.1 In 1920 he was living with his parents John and Delia (Coleman) Kohn at 4909 East 84th Street, Garfield Heights. Also in the household were Leonard's brothers and sisters Joseph, Bernice, Bernard, Francis, Eugene, Edward, Raymond, and Beatrice. His father worked as a plumber. They were still living there in 1922.2, 3

Leonard served in World War II, then married Jeannette L Eslinger about 1946 or 1947 in Cuyahoga County. 4, 5 They lived in Westlake and Leonard worked as a custodian for the Cleveland Public Schools. Leonard died April 22, 1988, at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland and his wife died in 2003.6, 7, 8

There is a family tree at ancestry.com which includes Leonard's parents and children at Kohn Family Tree.

If you are a relative or descendant of Leonard, you are welcome to download the class picture and pass it on. If you would like a larger image, with possibly better resolution, contact me.

Footnotes

1. Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current," database, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed May 21, 2014), entry for Leonard P Kohn, 1988.

2. 1920 U.S. census, Cuyahoga, Ohio, population schedule, Garfield Heights Township, enumeration district (ED) 549, sheet 16B, p. 16B, dwelling 322; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll T625_1375, accessed May 20, 2014.

3. Cleveland Directory Company, Cleveland City Directory, 1922 p. 1557; digital images, Ancestry.com accessed May 21, 2014.

4. National Archives and Records Administration, "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed May 21, 2014), for Leonard P. Kohn.

5. Cuyahoga County Probate Court, "Historical Marriages," database, Cuyahoga County Probate Court (http://probate.cuyahogacounty.us/pa/CaseSearch.aspx : accessed May 21, 2014), Case Title: THE HISTORICAL MARRIAGE OF KOHN/LEONARD/ TO ESLINGER/JEANETTE/LVolume: 325,Page: 0560.

6. Cleveland Directory Company, Lakewood (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) Directory, 1960 page 406; digital images, Ancestry.com accessed May 21, 2014.

7. Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007," database, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed May 21, 2014), Leonard P Kohn, 1988.

8. Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007," database, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed May 21, 2014), Jeannette E Kohn, 2003.

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Most of the information here is about my family or my wife’s, or about families with ties to Cleveland, Ohio, or the area near Rostrevor and Kilkeel in County Down, Ireland. There are also some unrelated families included that I came across. Whatever the case, I hope the material is helpful in your own efforts.
-- Ed Hamilton