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Jacob “Jake” Bergerman, Liquor Jewish Merchant and Saloon Proprietor of Colorado & Salt Lake City, Utah

Jacob “Jake” Bergerman Values Codes: I-E-L   Jacob “Jake” Bergerman was born in New York in 1855. His parents, Marks and Sarah Bergerman had emigrated from Prussia.   Colorado Territory In 1868, the Bergerman family headed west, settling in the town of Pueblo, Colorado Territory. Marks Bergerman […]

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Samuel Newhouse, Mining Magnate and Entrepreneur of Salt Lake City, Utah

Samuel Newhouse Values Codes: I-E-L-P   Samuel Newhouse was born in New York City, in 1854. Samuel Newhouse was one of nine children of European immigrants. Samuel Newhouse attended public school and was “reading for the law,” when he became interested in mining and headed West.   […]

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Congregation B’nai Israel, the First Synagogue in Salt Lake City, Utah

Congregation B’nai Israel   In 1864, the Hebrew Benevolent Society was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah. Yom Kippur services were held in a private home. In 1866, services were held at the Masonic Hall. In 1867, High Holy Day services were held at the Seventies Hall. […]

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Issac & Sadie Wax, Pioneer Merchants of Rural Utah

Isaac Wax, Merchant Values Codes: I-E-L   Isaac Wax was born in Stepan in the Ukraine, in 1879, to Shmuel and Faigye Wachs.  Wachs became Wax. Isaac had three brothers, Max, Sam and Hyman, and one sister, Florence.   Along the way . . . Isaac Wax […]

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Julius and Fanny Brooks, the First Jewish Settlers of Salt Lake City

Julius and Fanny Brooks Values Codes I-E-L Julius Gerson Brooks was born, in 1825, in Frankenstein, Germany (near Breslau). Isabella (Fanny) Bruck was born, in 1837, in Schweidnitz, Germany. Fanny Bruck was educated in Germany, completing high school with high honors. She also spoke German, French, some English […]

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Anna Rich Marks, Jewish Mining Investor and Real Estate Entrepreneur of Early Utah

Anna Rich Marks: “The feistiest woman in Utah.” Values Codes I-E-L   Anna Rich was born, in 1847, in Russian-occupied Poland.   Along the way In 1862, Anna Rich journeyed to London, England. In London, Anna Rich married Wolff Marks (1842-1918). Soon after, they traveled to America, […]

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