Peisakh KLOTZ
(Abt 1790-)
Mordechai Morris KLOTZ
(Abt 1815-Bef 1859)
Hodda Bryla
(Cir 1815-)

Benjamin EMERMAN


Family Links

1. Anna YOCKOF

2. Lena LUNTZ

Benjamin EMERMAN

  • Born: 4 Jul 1855, Koenigsberg, Germany (Lithuania Minor)
  • Marriage (1): Anna YOCKOF before 1878 in Russia
  • Marriage (2): Lena LUNTZ on 3 Nov 1887 in USA
  • Died: 14 Dec 1933, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA aged 78
  • Buried: 17 Dec 1933, Bet Olam Cemetery, Beachwood, Cuyahoga, Ohio

bullet   Another name for Benjamin was Binyamin b. Mordechai.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Birthplace: Germany/Lithuania/Russia, 1855, Lithuania Minor. Its largest city and the administrative center is Königsberg, which has historical significance as both a major city of Prussia and the capital of the former German province East Prussia. The Lithuanian inhabited areas became known as Lithuania Minor. It is a small area between Lithuania and Poland and may explain the confusion of different birthplaces of individuals of this family. It borders the Kovno province of Lithuania.

• Immigration, 1886.

• Immigrated: 1910 Census, 19 Sep 1881, USA. Confirmed date from passport application

• Naturalization, 1896, , Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

• Residence, 1910, Cleveland Ward 15, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

• Passport Application: To travel back to Germany, 23 Aug 1912, Ohio, USA. Manifest for - Kronprinzes. Ship-Cecilie.
Emerman, Benseman Date of Arrival - Oct 29, 1912. Port of Departure -Bremen.
Found travelling with his wife Lena on the Ellis Island manifests.

• Biography: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1925, Eire. Benjamin Emerman, retired, is among Erie's honored pioneer business men. He was born at Konigsberg, Germany, July 4, 1855. He spent his boyhood in his native land and began life as a grain merchant. He came to this country in 1881, arriving at Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, July 2nd, the day on which President Garfield was shot. He engaged in the retail dry goods business with a capital of $60.00 and in 1883 established a wholesale dry goods busines at Lancaster, Pa. Five years later he removed to Cleveland, where he established a jewelry business and two years later he located in Canton, Ohio, where he engaged in the dry goods business. In 1895 he went to Akron, Ohio, where he established an iron and steel scrap business. Five years later he again located in Cleveland and organized what was at that time one of the leading concerns of its kind in the country, the C. A. & C. Iron & Metal Company, with general offices in Cleveland and branch offices at Akron and Canton. In 1904 Mr. Emerman disposed of this interest and founded the Erie Iron & Metal Company at Erie, and the outgrowth of this company is the present Emerman Company. In 1920 Mr. Emerman resigned as president of the company and retired, but was, elected chairman of the board of directors. He is now actively interested in the Emerman Properties Company, whose aim is to develop business and residential properties throughout the city.

On Nov. 3, 1887, Mr. Emerman was united in marriage with Miss Leah Luntz, a native of Konigsberg, Germany, and the daughter of Rev. E. W. Luntz. Reverend Luntz resides in Pittsburgh and is 83 years of age. To Mr. and Mrs. Emerman have been born the following children: Mrs. Meyer Green, a widow, lives in Cleveland; Herman, engaged in the iron and steel scrap business, at Massillon, Ohio; Maxwell V., deceased; Harvey, president of the Emerman Company, Erie; Mrs. Leo A. Weil, lives in Erie; Louis Bart, deceased; and Allen H., secretary of the Emerman Company, Erie.

Mr. Emmerman is a Republican.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company

• Buried, 14 Dec 1933, Bet Olam Cemetery, Beachwood, Cuyahoga, Ohio.


Benjamin married Anna YOCKOF before 1878 in Russia. (Anna YOCKOF was born about 1858 in Russia and died before 1887 in Russia.)


Benjamin next married Lena LUNTZ on 3 Nov 1887 in USA. (Lena LUNTZ was born on 17 Mar 1862 in Radvilishkys, Siauliai, Lithuania, died on 19 May 1936 in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA and was buried in Bet Olam Cemetery, Beachwood, Cuyahoga, Ohio.)

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