Cleveland, OH Tenement House Fire, Jul 1885

A Tenement House Blaze in Cleveland—Two Perish and Several Injured--


CLEVELAND, July 1.—A disastrous fire occurred at 3 o’clock this morning at 347 to 351 Broadway. Mr. Cohen with wife and children occupied the front rooms on the ground floor. Cohen jumped from the burning building and his wife dropped the children on the bedding she had thrown out. Mrs. Cohen was slightly burned. Mrs. Rosenberg with her three daughters and Rose Meisel occupied the rear part up stairs. Mrs. Rosenberg escaped with her 14 year old daughter, but the two other children, Fannie and Becky, aged 9 and 11, and Mrs. Meisel perished in the flames. Their bodies were recovered and were taken to the morgue at 4 A. M.. Mr. Trau, a traveling man, jumped from a window and escaped with a broken arm and some bad bruises. He and Miss Meisel were to have been married next Sunday. Trau was almost insane when he learned the fate of his intended bride. It is currently reported and believed that the fire was incendiary. Loss on building, $2,500.

1 Jul 1885