Meyer Cohn: Early Jewish Agriculturalist of Marsh Valley, Idaho

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Meyer Cohn

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Meyer Cohn was born in 1844 in Schweutz, West Prussia.

He came to the United States in 1865 as a young man of 21.

After spending time in New York, he traveled to Utah, later moving to Malad, Idaho

There Meyer Cohn operated a general store.

Then he took a large homestead where he raised a variety of crops, wheat, vegetables and fruit.

When the railroad came, Meyer Cohn formed the first irrigation company that opened up thousands of acres for production – with transportation available to distant markets.

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Mayer Cohn served two terms as County Commissioner.

Much of the prosperity of the Arimo area was due to his foresight.

 

Meyer Cohn died in 1927.

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