Born in 1860 in Nadvorna,
Galicia. His father used to import colonial goods from
He learned in a cheder and
as a youth sang with a cantor.
Through Treitler he was
taken into his theatre chorus. He came in the course of
a short time to perform in small roles, and when Gimpel
put on "Shulamit" with Regina Prager, W. acted in the
role of "Tsingetang". Later W. returned to Treitler in
Krakow, and he acted in Budapest, afterwards in Rumania,
but due to bad business, W. returned to Galicia to
Abraham Axelrad, acting afterwards in Austria and in
London, and he went in 1902 together with his wife and
children to America. Here he also performed in New
York's Yiddish vaudeville, but after a short time he
went out to Chicago where he led his own troupe for six
years in which his son Muni acted.
W. was a good character
[Gelitn] the last years in
Austria. W. passed away in Chicago on 2 June 1913.
M. E. from his
wife Saltshe Weisenfreund.
M. Osherowitz --
"David Kessler and Muni Weisenfreund", New York, 1930,
pp. 172-176, 180.