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Clara Horwitz Freudenberg
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1835
Eisleben
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Death: 1863
Berlin-Mitte
Berlin, Germany

Clara Horwitz (1835-c1863) was a housewife in Germany and after her death her widower and children emigrated to the US (b. March 4, 1835; Eisleben, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany - d. circa 1862-1865; Berlin, Germany)

Parents:
Aaron Horwitz (1797-1853) according to Clara's marriage record.

Birth:
March 4, 1835 in Eisleben, Germany according to her marriage record.

Religion:
Clara was Jewish.

Marriage:
She married Sigmund Freudenberg (1828-1908) on January 3, 1856 in Eisleben, Germany in a Jewish ceremony. The full text in German is as follows: "1857. Laut Verhandlung vom 22. Dezember 1856, (Vol I, fol. 258, den Akten der Beglaubigungen der Heiraten unter den Juden betreffend) haben der Kaufmann Siegmund Freudenberg zu Berlin und die Jungfrau Clara Harwitz, Tochter des verstorbenen Kaufmanns Aronn Harwitz, zu Eisleben geboren, am vierten März 1832, welche zu der jüdischen Glaubensgemeinschaft zugehören, erklärt, daß sie fortan als ehelich miteinander verbunden betrachten wollen. Eisleben, am dritten Januar eintausend achthundert siebenundfünfzig. Schnorbusch Protokollführer." Translated into English it reads: "1857. According to law of December 22, 1856, (Volume I, folio 258, the files of the legalization of marriages among Jews) have the merchant Siegmund Freudenberg of Berlin and the virgin Clara Horwitz, daughter of the late businessman Aronne Horwitz of Eisleben, born on the March 4, 1832, which belong to the Jewish community, declared that henceforth it will consider as legitimate linked. Eisleben, January 3, 1857. Schnorbusch, secretary."

Children:
Maximillian S. Freudenberg I (1858-1921) and Gertrude Freudenberg (1861–?) who emigrated to the United States around 1865. The children were born in Berlin.

Berlin:
The first clue that the family was from Berlin came from the World War I draft registration of Richard F. Freudenberg (1896-1988) in 1918. Richard was the son of Max Freudenberg and Clara Horwitz.

Death:
Clara died in Berlin, Germany and is most likely buried there. She died between 1862 and 1865. Her last child was born in 1861 in Berlin and her husband and children emigrated in 1865 to the US.

Relationship:
Clara Horwitz (1835-c1863) was the second great-grandmother of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Source:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on September 10, 2003.

Other Clara Horwitz:
There is a Clara Charlotte Horwitz in the International Genealogical Index for her baptism. Her parents were Leopold Ludwig Horwitz (bef 1817-aft1843) and Pauline Bornemann (bef1817-aft1843). This Clara was born on September 12, 1834 and was baptized on September 29, 1834. At one point in time she was confused with our Clara.

Updates:
On June 9, 2011 the distinction was made between the Christian Clara Horwitz and the Jewish Clara Horwitz based on the marriage record of Sigmund and Clara found on that day. At one time Clara Charlotte Horwitz was the prime candidate for our Clara before her marriage record was discovered. On July 7, 2011 Kevin Borland posited that Clara died in New York or aboard the ship that was taking them to the US. Her last born child was born in New York and he found her applying for naturalization.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Aaron Horwitz (1797 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Siegmund Freudenberg (1828 - 1908)*
 
 Children:
  Max S. Freudenberg (1858 - 1921)*
  Alfred Freudenberg (1859 - ____)*
  Gertrude Freudenberg Schoenwald (1863 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
Specifically: Berlin, Germany
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Sep 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7857660
Clara <i>Horwitz</i> Freudenberg
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
Clara <i>Horwitz</i> Freudenberg
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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Rest in Peace
- Maxine Kravitz
 Added: Jan. 18, 2012
 
 
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