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Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Wertheim, Alexander Date: 1810/1829 Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA Description: Alexander Wertheim was a Dutch Jew who settled in New York and then Baltimore before settling in Philadelphia. He became clerk to the Board of Health in Philadelphia, where he died in 1830 at the age of 55. See: Rosenwaike, Ira. “The Jews of Baltimore to 1810.” American Jewish Historical Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 4, 1975, pp. 291–320. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/23880394.