John Henry Thiele Sr.
John Henry Thiele Jr.


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1. Hermina Schneidthorst

John Henry Thiele Jr. 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Sep 1849, Magdeburg, , SA, DEU 2
  • Marriage (1): Hermina Schneidthorst
  • Died: 25 Aug 1921, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH at age 71 1 5
  • Buried: 29 Aug 1921, Cincinnati: Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH 1 5

   Other names for John were Harry Thiele 6 and Johann Heinrich Thiele.

   FamilySearch ID: L5KD-KWQ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He immigrated in 1872.

2. Census in 1880 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. 7 The 1880 census recorded at 337 Elm Street in Cincinnati: Henry Thiele, barber, 30, living with wife Harwianda [sic as census taker wrote it), 28, and daughter Lillie, 3 months
Henry, his wife and their parents were born in Prussia. Lillie was born in Ohio.

3. Census in 1900 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. The 1900 census recorded at 2929 Glendora St: John H. Thiele, barber, 50, born Sep 1849, living with wife Hermina R. 46, Sep 1853; daughter Elisa C. M., dressmaker, 20, Feb 1880; daughter Bertha H., 14, Feb 1886; and son John H., 10, Jul 1889. Also in the home is brother-in-law Bernard H. Schneidhorst, blacksmith, 38, Apr 1862. The parents and Bernard and their parents were born in Germany. The children were born in Ohio. John H. immigrated in 1872 and was naturalized. Hermina and Bernard immigrated in 1868.

4. Obituary: Cincinnati Enquirer: obituary of J. Henry Thiele on 25 Aug 1921 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. 5 THIELE -- J. Henry Thiele, belove husband of thelate Hermina Thiel (nee Schmidthorst), Thursday, August 25, 1921, at 1:30 p.m. at the residence, No. 2929 Glendora av., in his 72d year. Funeral Monday, August 29, at 10 a. m. from late residence. Friends invited.

5. Residence: 2929 Glendora Ave., Cincinnati, OH on 25 Aug 1921 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. 5

6. Newspaper: Cincinnati Enquirer: Corryville Barber Harry Thiele, 28 Apr 1960, Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH. 6 Select Your Category...Corryville Barber Has Answers
Shop Talk Covers Opera, Graphics Arts

(photos) (caption) Many Mementos Of A 19th Century Cincinnati Barber Shop Are Treasured In The Home of Nellie And Harry Thiele ...100-year-old shaving mugs and hobnail bottles are just a few.

Shop Talk Covers Opera, Graphic Arts

Baseball barbers are as thick as summer flies and boxing barbers run a close second, but If you look around for a barber versed In the humanities your hair may reach your shoulders before you locate a tonsorial craftsman who speaks your language. Corryville Barber Harry Thiele, however, can produce a steady, knowledgeable flow of conversation on any couth subject from grand opera to the graphic arts. Of course, there should be a bit of the reconteur in a man of Mr. Thlele's background. He started barbering in his father's shop at the turn of the century in the same building (2929 Glendora Ave.) where he now lives. HARRY THIELE was nine years old when his dad, Henry, built a platform around the barber's chair so his son could reach the top of customers' heads. The father learned the trade in Magdeburg, Germany. He immigrated to Cincinnati and began barbering on Court Street. His shop stopped several slugs fired in the famous Courthouse Riot in 1884. The 100-year-old brass hand clippers and several dozen antique shaving mugs and blown glass, hob-nail bottles, are still in the Thiele household. After learning the barbering trade, Harry studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, etched glass in a Mt. Adams cut-glass firm, lithographed posters for some of the world's most famous circuses at a downtown firm and returned once again to barbering. Along the way Mr. Theile studied voice and in the 1920s sang at the Cincinnati Summer Opera, in which he is a charter member. HERE ANOTHER colorful chapter in Thiele's life opened before him. He met his wife, a ballerina, also a charter member, backstage at the opera pavillon. If the barber ever runs out of interesting conversation he surely can call to his wife for assistance. She studied at Shuster-Martln, where she became an intimate friend of Tyrone Power and his mother, and took part in many dramatic and musical presentations in the Cincinnati area. AFTER HER MARRIAGE, Mrs. Thiele worked for some time as a dresser at the opera and acquired a treasured photograph album containing pictures and friendly notes from many famous musicians. An autographed picture from Jan Kupera, opera star who appeared here 15 years ago, reads, "To Nellie Theile, whose quick safety pin saved my high C." Early medical practice adds to Harry Theile's conversational repertory. He has watched his father apply many a leech to a black eye and extract teeth before the blessing of cocaine both common barber shop operations in 19th Century Cincinnati.

John married Hermina Schneidthorst, daughter of Unknown and Catharine E. (Hermina Schneidthorst was born in Sep 1852 in , , , DEU,2 died on 2 Mar 1920 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH 3 8 and was buried on 4 Mar 1920 in Cincinnati: Vine Street Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, OH 3 8.)


1 Find A Grave,

2, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, Lillian E. Bicher, b. 5 Feb 1883, d. 9 Jan 1927, father John H. Thiele, mother Hermina Schneidthorst, informant son Harry Thiele.

3 "The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, OH)," 3 Mar 1920, page 16. Obituary of Hermina Thiele.

4, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, Le Roy Bicher and Bertha Helena Thiele, 1915.

5 Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH), 25 Aug 1921, page 5, obituary of J. Henry Thiele.

6 Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, OH), 28 Apr 1960, page 4. Harry Thiele Corryville Barber.

7 1880 United States Census, Henry Thiele, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

8 Find A Grave,

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