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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,

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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. He was one of nine children of European immigrants. He attended public school and was “reading for the law” when he became interested in mining

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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 first held in a private home. In 1866, services moved to the Masonic Hall, and in 1867 they were held at the Seventies Hall. In 1869,

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Issac & Sadie Wax: Pioneer Merchants of Rural Utah

Isaac & Sadie Wax Values Codes I – E – L   Isaac (Wachs) Wax was born in 1879 in Stepan, the Ukraine, to Shmuel and Faigye Wachs. Isaac had three brothers: Max, Sam, and Hyman, and one sister, Florence.   Along the way . . . Isaac

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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

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

Anna Rich Marks Values Codes I – E – L “The feistiest woman in Utah.”   Anna Rich was born, in 1847, in Russian-occupied Poland.   Along the way . . . In 1862, Anna Rich journeyed to London, England. In London, Anna  married Wolff Marks (1842-1918).

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