Guide to Jewish History Resources
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Guide to Jewish History Resources

Early Settlers

The Origins of the Jewish Community of Cincinnati, 1817-1860

By Ann Deborah Michael
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Cincinnati, 1970
Thesis f325.256 M621, 1970

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The Origins of the Jewish Community of Cincinnati, 1817-1860

By Ann Deborah Michael
Fall-Winter 1972
In: Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 30, No. 3-4, p. 154-182

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Correspondence of Joseph Jonas

1836-1868
Mss VF 1802

Joseph Jonas (1792-1869) is credited as being the first Jewish citizen in Cincinnati. He emigrated from England and arrived in Cincinnati in 1817. Jonas was a silversmith and watchmaker and served in the Ohio legislature 1860-1861.

Historical Sketches of Early Cincinnati: The First Jews in Early Cincinnati: Phineas and Joseph Moses – Joseph Jonas

[By Edwin Henderson]
February 14, 1904
Mss qXH496

Joseph Jonas and the Seasongood Family: An Analysis of the Experience of two Jewish Immigrant Families in Early and Mid-Nineteenth Century Cincinnati

By Edward P. Cohn
1970
Mss VF 3474

Letter describing Cincinnati and its Jewish citizens

Writer and recipient unknown
November 15, 1848
Mss VF 3208

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