First Jewish Families

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US-GCS DCL Coll-284 Row A CITY Grinnell Stories-2022-08-16

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First Jewish Families



History of the first Jewish families in Grinnell

History of late 19th century Jewish immigration to Iowa, family history of local Jewish families, early Jewish-run local businesses

Post title: The First Jews to Find Grinnell

Date published: August 16, 2022

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Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: 2022-08-16 The First Jews to Find Grinnell

Summary: History of the first Jewish families to live and work in Grinnell before the Bermans and the Bucksbaums. Offers general history about Jewish immigration to Iowa, especially Muscatine, in the late 19th century. The essay also includes specifics on the lives, work, and businesses of the few Jewish people and families that traveled to Grinnell. Some problems they faced include discrimination and alienation, property disputes, deaths within families, and lack of religious spaces.

806 Commercial Street
901 Main Street
711 Spring Street
716 Spring Street
511 Third Avenue
716 West Street
720 West Street
Berman, Daniel
Berman, Isadore
Bernstein, Harry Simeon
Bernstein, Samuel
Carriage Factory
Corrough Building at 4th and Main
Golden Eagle, The
Greenbaum’s Crown Junk
Greenbaum, Bertha
Greenbaum, Emanuel “Manny”
Greenbaum, Sigmund / Green, Sam
Greenberg, Ed
Dunlap, Adam
Hatcher, John
Malke, Mollie
Mintz, Gussie
Opp. Herald Office
Parker School
Shpall, Lena
Shpall, Rachel (Rizza) “Rose”
Spaulding Factory
Spencer, John
Thompson, Amos
Urdangen and Greenberg
Urdangen, Anna (Chana)
Urdangen, Archie
Urdangen, Barney
Urdangen, Charlie
Urdangen, Esther
Urdangen, Ethel
Urdangen, Golda
Urdangen, Grace
Urdangen, Grace (Gute Freide)
Urdangen, Harry
Urdangen, Libbie (Racha Liba)
Urdangen, Louis J.
Urdangen, Marcus Louis
Urdangen, Rebecca (Riwka)
W.W. Stowe Office Building
Winer, Aron “Harry”
Winer, Lena
Winer, Max
Winer, Morris
Winer, Ozer “Henry”
Winer, Rebecca
Winer, Sarah

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