Scope and Contents
One folder containing a newspaper clipping on the death of one of Adath Israel Congregation's founders, Henry Wertheimer (Israel Schuleman's grandfather), a military pin, graduation invitations from both San Jacinto High School and the University of Texas Med School, and materials from Israel Schuleman's time in the U.S. Army (1946-1953) including, a photograph, a memorial certificate, dog tags, and military discharge papers document some of the activities and interests of members of the Schuleman family from 1928 to 1975, predominantly Israel Schuleman's time as a medical doctor in the U.S. Army.
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This material is open for research. Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center in small collection.
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Permission to publish material from the Schuleman Family Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
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Biographical / Historical
Henry Wertheimer was born in Austria in 1861. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Houston's 5th Ward. That area of Houston saw a surge in the Jewish population between 1907 and 1914. Most of these immigrants were Orthodox Jews, who needed to be able to walk to synagogue on the Sabbath, but as the 5th Ward was too far away from Adath Yeshurun 16 men formed Adath Israel congregation in 1905. Initially the new Orthodox congregation held services at the home of their president, Henry Wertheimer. In 1910, Adath Israel dedicated its first synagogue and by 1916 had 60 members. Henry Wertheimer died in 1928.
Henry Wertheimer's daughter, Minnie Wertheimer, was born in Houston, April 27, 1889. She married George Schuleman in 1911 and had several children, including Israel and Schoel Schuleman, on April 10, 1921, and July 2, 1927, respectively.
Israel grew up in Houston and graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1938. He graduated from Rice University in 1942, Pre-Med, and went on to the University of Texas Med School, graduating in 1945. He registered for the draft in 1942, and served on active duty in the U.S. Army two times, from 1946-1947 and again in 1953. Israel married Cynthia Wasserman in Galveston, in February 1952. He was in private practice in Houston until his death at the age of 53, January 12, 1975. Israel was buried at Emanu El Cemetery in Houston.
Both Israel and Schoel Schuleman's names appear on the World War II Beth Jacob Banner located at the Woodson Research Center as part of the Houston Jewish History Archive.
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.10 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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