California Central Valley

Frank & Alfred Berman: Jewish Pioneer Merchants of Coalinga, California

Frank Berman Values Codes I – E – L   Frank Berman was born in the 1870’s in Russia.   Along the way . . . . Frank Berman came to America in 1908, settling for a while in the Boston area. He arrived in California in

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Bernard Weil: Pioneer Jewish Merchant of Modesto, California

Bernard Weil Values Codes I – E – L   “Among the German Jews who contributed so much to the moral and material strength of California, Bernard Weil occupies an important position.  Especially in Modesto and throughout the San Joaquin Valley was he known as a high-minded business

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Moses & Lena Levinsky Bruml: Early Pioneer Jewish Merchants in the Gold Country and Central Valley of California

Moses and Lena Levinsky Bruml Values Codes I – E – L   Moses Bruml was born in 1823 in Drosau, Bavaria, the youngest of five children. Lena Levinsky Bruml was born in 1830 in Exin, Prussia. In 1836, Moses Bruml apprenticed as a cobbler, earning his certificate

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Adolph Gartenlaub, Jewish Pioneer “Dean of Raisin Row” in Fresno, California

Adolph Gartenlaub Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Adolph Gartenlaub was born in Kolomea, Austria in 1854. When just a lad of 13, Gartenlaub organized 200 men and women to work with him on a harvesting expedition in Romania. At age 17,

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Louis Joseph: Pioneer Jewish Businessman of Big Pine and Independence in Inyo County, California

Louis Joseph Value Codes I – E – L   Louis Joseph was born in 1854 in Golub, Poland.   Along the way In 1866, at the age of 12, Louis Joseph stowed away on a ship bound for America.  He met some family members, and they

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Henry Levy: Pioneer Jewish Hotelier of Independence in Inyo County, California

Henry Levy Values Codes I – E – L   Henry Levy was born in 1846 in Wineslowsky, Posen, Poland.   Along the way Around 1861, Henry Levy came to the United States, and settled first in San Francisco, California. Levy then worked as a barber in

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