Bellak, James 1813-1.sep.1891 Austria Bohemia, Prague - USA New Jersey, Atlantic City
pianist, arranger, editor, jewish, 1854-1891 piano dealer in Philadelphia Pennsylvania with 2 servants and a cook, 1854 he founded the piano firm at 279 South 5th Street, 1860-1880 he had stores at 271, 279 and 281 South 5th Street, 1880-1891 the store had greatly expanded at 1129 Chestnut Street, 1880-1891 he resided at 1327 Spruce Street Philadelphia, 1891 he and his wife died on summer holiday in Atlantic City and were both buried at Mount Sinai Cemetery Philadelphia ; 11.may.1849 in New York he married Nina Wartfeld (Austria 1817-7.oct.1891 Atlantic City) ; sons Leopold W (Philadelphia 31.mar.1850-), Charles E (Philadelphia 1856-) and Alfred (Philadelphia 1859-11.feb.1891 Philadelphia) were piano salesman in the business and continued expanding it as James Bellak's Sons at 1129 and 1131 Chestnut Street

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[] Philadelphia lions. Voice and piano
pub E. R. Johnston, Philadelphia 1849

[] The Ledger polka. Piano
pub Edward L. Walker, Philadelphia 1849

[] The old moss covered mill. Voice and piano. op30
pub Porter and Johnston, Philadelphia 1852

[] Velocity quickstep. Piano. op53
pub Lee and Walker, Philadelphia 1850

[] Good old fashion polka no126. Piano
pub J. E. Gould, Philadelphia 1853

[] Fire bell galop. Piano. op128
pub J. E. Gould, Philadelphia 1853

[] Charlie. Polka. Piano
dedicated to his son Charles born 1856
pub Hamilton S. Gordon, New York

[] General Persifer Smith's funeral march. Piano. 1858
pub Brainard, Chicago

[] Betsy. Polka redowa. Piano
? dedicated to his daughter Bettie born 1860
pub Hamilton S. Gordon, New York

[] Thou art so near and yet so far. Piano
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston 1861

[] Bohemian girl. Piano / Cabinet organ
pub James Bellak, Philadelphia 1875

[] Eugene. Mazurka sentimentale. Piano. op1193
pub Hamilton S. Gordon, New York

[] Twinkling stars. North star. Piano. op1323/15
pub Hamilton S. Gordon, New York

[] Ever of thee. March. Piano. op1623
pub P. Werlein, New Orleans 1883

[] Rocket polka. Piano. 1861. op1685
from "Flowers" pub Carl Prox. Brooklyn NY

[] Angeline. Waltz. Piano
pub Brainard, Chicago

[] Ben Bolt. Waltz. Piano
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston

[] Bohemian melody. Piano
pub Leonard & Co., London

[] Chestnut street. Polka. Piano
pub Hamilton S. Gordon, New York

[] Beauties of.. (Forza del destino). Piano. op1794 (his highest opus number)
pub Hamilton S. Gordon, New York

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