Tall Tales

Abe Blumenthal loved to tell stories and people liked to listen.  After some research, however, I have discovered that most of these stories suffer from much embellishment or are outright falsehoods, e.g. a sword supposedly used when he charged up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt in reality was a ceremonial item for the Knights of Pythias.

Our research has concentrated mostly on the American side of the Blumenthal’s, but we do have some additional facts about the Marwillinsky family that leads us to believe that Abraham Blumenthal and his wife Hattie Marwill may have been second cousins.

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