Mark, just found this info on him. http://www.jimlow.com/home/genealogy/webcards/ps03/ps03_004.html
NameAaron Rosenthal , 1004, M
Birth1831-04-07, Lobsens, Prussia (Germany)
Death1909-10-01, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
OccupationJeweler; Agent for an Australian House
Mother...?... Von Wolf , 1300, F
1Bertha Lehman, 1005, F
Birth1850-08-09, Tuchel or Berlin, Prussia (Germany)
Death1922-12-10, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
FatherLewis Lehman , 5682, M
Marriage1867-03-27, Victoria, Australia
ChildrenSali , 1044, M (1868-1883)
Adolph , 1045, M (1870-1929)
Samuel , 1006, M (1872-)
Martin , 1002, M (1873-1958)
Harry , 1007, M (1875-1960)
Notes for Aaron Rosenthal
Place of birth of Lobsens is now called Lobsenica and is now in Poland.
According to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, he left Prussia at age 13 (about 1844) and travelled through India and Ceylon and was in Australia at the time of the gold rush in 1850.
Family moved from Germany to Australia in 1867 and there until 1870. They were in England in 1871. They came to Canada in 1874, were in Quebec province for about five years, then settled in Ottawa in 1879.
In 1870, the family lived at 192 Victoria-parade E.M in East Melbourne, Australia.
Listed in the Melbourne, Australia Directory for 1870 as follows:
Rosenthal, Aaron (of Feldheim, Jacobs, and Co.), 192 Victoria-parade, E.M.
Under “Feldheim,” the company is listed as tobacco merchants and general importers, 48 Queen St., with Aaron Rosenthal listed as one of the proprietors.
Aslo listed is:
Rosenthal, David, wholesale, jeweller and importer, 15 Little Collins-street west, p.r. Alma-street east, St. K.
Other Rosenthals listed are: Isidore, Jacob, Julius, Samuel.
Aaron not in 1865 or 1866 Melbourne Directory, but David is.
Listed in Citizen roll of Melbourne Nov 1867 to Oct 68 in Latrobe Ward, Grey Street, merchant. He is not listed in the 1866-67 directory.
In 1871, the family lived at 17 Belmont, Lee, Kent, England.
Searched at the LDS library and failed to find Rosenthal family:
- Emigrants from Hamburg to Austraila: books 1860 to 1866.
He established his Jewelry store in Ottawa in 1879, which was bought out by Birks in 1911 after his death.
Died in Ottawa but may have been buried in Montreal where funeral was held.
Cause of death: Uremia.
From The Canadian Jewish Times, vol. 12, no. 43 [8 Oct. 1909]:
“ROSENTHAL, Aaron, a resident of Ottawa for thirty years, died there last Fri., age 78. Born in Germany in 1831, he lived in India, Ceylon and Australia before settling in Canada about forty years ago. He began his business career in Montreal but after a few years he moved to Ottawa. He founded a jewellery business now known as A. Rosenthal & Sons. He is survived by his widow and four sons: Arthur, Samuel, Harry and Martin Rosenthal. The remains were brought to Montreal on Sun. morn. Burial was in the Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery, Rabbi Herman Abramowitz officiating. In his eulogy Rabbi Abramowitz said, in part "With his removal from our midst, there has been removed one of the old landmarks, as it were, in Canadian Jewry. He came to this country many years before most of us; he was one of those who did pioneer work in establishing Jewish communities in this land, he was known for his interest in religious and philanthropic causes, and the communities of Ottawa and Montreal particularly, were benefitted through his generosity. Through his integrity in the commercial world, his high sense of honour displayed in all his dealing he won respect and esteem, not only for himself, but also brought honour upon the name of Jew everywhere." “
Notes for Bertha (Spouse 1)
Was at 15 Cooper Street, Ottawa at time of death.
Cause of death was Pneumonia.
Death registration Adolph Rosenthal, Ottawa.
Bertha and her four oldest children came to Canada on the SS Thames, departing London and arriving at Quebec 1874 June 21. Husband was not listed on the passenger list.
Estate valued at $87,332 at death.
A clue to her family, mentioning her sister is found:
ROSENTHAL, Mrs. A., of Ottawa, and her sister, Mrs. Feldheim, of Berlin, Germany, are guests of Mrs. Mark Workman, Hutchison St. Mrs. Feldheim returns home March 27, 1905
(The Canadian Jewish Times, vol. 8, no. 8, numbered 7 [10 March 1905])
There is a photo too.