Orange County CA Jewish Pioneers

Louis Wartenberg: 1870’s Jewish Marshall of Anaheim

Louis Wartenberg According to an article in The Orange County Register: “In honor of the city’s 150th anniversary… officers can purchase a badge in the shape of a six-point star to wear for the rest of the year. “They’re fashioned after the one worn by Marshal Louis

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The Mendelson Family: Pioneer Inn Keepers of San Juan Capistrano and More!

   The Mendelsons Values Codes  I-E-L-P   The Jewish population of some of the early communities of what became Orange County, California in 1889 was rather substantial, as indicated by a statement in an Anaheim newspaper in 1880: “On Wednesday, owing to the closing of many stores

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The Davis Brothers: Early Pioneers of Anaheim

The Davis Families of Anaheim Values Codes I-E-L   The Davis brothers originally were named “Chorinsky.” They had been born in the town of Storchnest, in Posen Province, Poland.   Anaheim In 1864 Philip Davis and Gustave Davis came to Anaheim and opened a general merchandise store

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Early Pioneer Jewish Merchants of Santa Ana, California

Early Jewish Pioneers of Santa Ana, California Values Codes I-E-L   The twenty-four blocks that were to be the new City of Santa Anna were laid out in 1870, 19 years before the area was split from Los Angeles County to became a part of Orange County.

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Isaac Cohen: Pioneer Merchant, Politico & Federal Officer

Isaac Cohen Values Codes  I-E-L   “Although Isaac Cohen was not among the earliest Jewish arrivals in Southern California, the interesting political po­sitions he held in two of the Southland’s cities and the United States Treasury Department post he held for a time merit historical attention.”  

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Benjamin Dreyfus: Early Pioneer Jewish Wine Tycoon of Anaheim, California

Benjamin Dryfus Values Codes  I-H-E-L-P   During his lifetime, Benjamin Dreyfus, the business and civic leader of his community of Anaheim, was praised with these words: “We cannot refrain from expressing the universal sentiment that Mr. Dreyfus is one of the best men – none more honorable

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