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Max Friedwald was born in Poland, in 1865.
When he came to America, he went to Deadwood, South Dakota, where he operated a saloon before moving to Billings.
Max Friedwald owned and operated a saloon in Billings.
He also owned a new and second-hand furniture store – the Billings Merchantile Company.
Max Friedwald was self-educated and eventually donated many Jewish books to the Temple Aaron library.
He was considered a “scholar” in Billings.
Max Friedwald was the Montana Director for the National Farm School in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania. – a Jewish School of Scientic and Practical Agriculture.
Max Friedwald was a Charter Member of the local B’nai B’rith Lodge #815.
Max Friedwald married Fannie Feller in 1898.
Max Friedwald died in 1937.
His estate had enough to support his widow as well as to send $40,000 to the United Jewish Appeal.
Fannie Friedwald died in 1959.
They are buried in Beth Aaron Cemetery in Billings.
- Coleman, Julie L. Golden Opportunities: A Biographical History of Montana’s Jewish Communities. Helena, Montana: SkyHouse Publishers, 1994.
- Moses Morris papers, 1894-1932. Montana Historical Society Research Center – Archives and Photographs Archives. http://126.96.36.199/archivegrid/collection/data/420247227
- Birth/Death Date information from findagrave.com
- Montana Women’s History. http://montanawomenshistory.org/using-quilts-as-a-window-into-montana-womens-history/#more-2082
Samantha Silver is our Curator for this Max Friedwald Exhibit.
We need pictures and more information to help fill out this exhibit.