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Charles Louis Freudenthal
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1853
Magdeburger Stadtkreis
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Death: Apr. 11, 1939
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Louis was born in Europe, probably Magdeburg, Germany. In census and other records he gave his birth variously as in Belgium, Germany, and England. Similarly, his birth year was recorded as being 1848 to 1854. It is most likely he was born in 1853 and emigrated to the US in 1873.

He was working as a waiter in a restaurant in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri in 1880. On 29 Nov 1880 he married Susanna 'Anna' Klein, daughter of August Klein and Minnie (Biedermann) Klein. They had two children, though only one survived, son Emil Freudenthal (1886-1976).

The family moved to Chicago in the 1890s. In Chicago Louis worked first as a waiter and then owned a cleaning and dying business for a time. In the 1920s and '30s he and Emil ran an electrical contracting business.

According to a family history provided by Emil's wife, Hilde, Louis had 8 siblings. One brother was a physician in Europe, one a clothing merchant in London and one was in the clothing business in New York. A sister, Rosa (Freudenthal) Monnish, [Find A Grave Memorial# 55958036] ran a women's clinic in Atlanta Georgia. Louis' parents are not known, although from family portraits, they were apparently living in London in about 1885.
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  Susanna (Klein) Freudenthal (1856 - 1922)
  Emil Freudenthal (1886 - 1976)*
*Calculated relationship
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Record added: Jan 10, 2011
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Charles Louis Freudenthal
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