Ada Author Dies; Rites Wednesday

Extracted from Lima [Ohio] News, Feb. 3, 1941.

ADA, February 3—Dr. Max Wertheimer, 77, of Ada, noted authority on religion and author of several publications, died in the Lyle Convalescent home in Dunkirk early Sunday. Death was directly attributed to heart disease following a lengthy illness.

Dr. Wertheimer lived in the United States 64 years having come to this country from Germany when he was 13 years old. He was born December 6, 1863, in Kippenheim, Badden (sic), Germany.

He obtained his doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Cincinnati and also attended the University of Louisville, Kentucky.

He mastered 10 languages and traveled extensively. He was on the lecture platform 35 years. Two of his best known publications were “Satan,” and “The Story of My Life,” both of which have been widely read.

Mrs. Wertheimer, the former Rubie [Ruby] Jewell of Ada, has been in Los Angeles several days caring for a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Paul Wertheimer, who has been seriously ill. She was notified of her husband’s death.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Wertheimer is survived by sons, Lester, of St. Louis, Mo.; Max Wertheimer, Jr., of Kenton; Paul, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Joseph, of Evanville (sic), Indiana, and daughters, Rose Wertheimer, of St. Louis and Mrs. Grace Liechti, of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held in Ada at 2 p. m. Wednesday with the pastor of the Ada Baptist church in charge. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetary.

Arrangements are in charge of the Preston funeral home.

See also the following pages: How a Rabbi Found Peace | Max Wertheimer: Rabbi, Evangelist, and Bible Expositor | Dr. Wertheimer’s diploma, Hebrew Union College | home