ARN YONATANZOHN (ca. 1915-July 27, 1868)
He was born in Vilna. He lived in Odessa, Shkud (Skuodas), Yaneve (Jonava), Lithuania, and Kovno. He was a Hebrew teacher and author of Kle shir (Instruments of song) (Vilna, 1863/1864). According to a speech by his son (in Hamelits [The advocate] 34 ), in his bequest there was a composition in Yiddish entitled Di klube oder der erev-rav (The club or the riffraff) which “there is no work in Yiddish like it.” He died in Kovno.
Sources: Getzel Kressel, Leksikon hasifrut haivrit (Handbook of Hebrew literature) (Merḥavya, 1967), vol. 2; L. Gordon (1927/1928), p. 17.
Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), col. 543.