Early Jewish Pioneers of North Dakota, before 1900
The following Early Jewish Pioneers of North Dakota were found in articles about Reverend Benjamin Papermaster.
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Early Jewish Pioneers of Fargo, North Dakota, before 1900
Hugo & Herman Bachemheimer
Nathan Horwitz, traveling salesman
Maurice and Aaron Kaufman
Jacob and William Shcotch
Alex and Max Stern, businessmen
Samuel and Alex Zurakov
Early Jewish Pioneers of Grand Forks, North Dakota, before 1900
Aaron Apel, Men’s Cothier
Frank Ephraim, Men’s Clothier
Samuel Giller and Anna Black Giller
Abe and Sarah Goldstein
Adolph Goldstein and Toby Rubensky Goldstein
Harry Goldstein, first Vice President of Congregation of the Children of Israel
John Goldstein and Thea Aronovitch Goldstein
Abraham Horwitz and Ana Schein Horwitz
Moses Lifshitz, brother-in-law of Rabbi Papermaster
Israel Paletz, of Platky’s Department Store
Reverend Benjamin Papermaster
Max Rabinovich, 1st President of Congregation of the Children of Israel
George Schwam, 1st Secretary of Congregation of the Children of Israel
Wolf Sherowitz and Bertha Frankel Sherowitz
Max Wittlshofer, Jewler
The Devil’s Lake Colony, was founded by the Jewish Colonization Association in 1883, and financed by Baron de Hirsch.
Ben Zion Greenberg, Postmaster & Justice of the Peace
The following Devil’s Lake colonists eventually moved to Grand Forks:
Jacob Thal, farmer
For more information see a Three Part extended article in Western States Jewish History:
- A History of North Dakota Jewry and their Pioneer Rabbi, by Isadore Papermater, Vol X, #1, 2 & 3.
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