Samuel Schwab & Edward Zimmerman
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Samuel Schwab was born in 1837 in Rimpar, Bavaria
Around 1853, Samuel Schwab came to the United States.
He rode the first stagecoach from Salt Lake City, Utah to Helena, Montana.
Edward Zimmerman was born in 1836 in Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany.
In 1855, Edward Zimmerman headed for California’s mining towns.
Then, he traveled to Caribou, British Columbia, Portland, Oregon, Walla Walla, Washington and Blackfoot City, Montana.
Samuel Schwab and Edward Zimmerman opened the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Helena, Montana.
In 1883, they expanded the hotel, creating the first four-story building in town.
Both Samuel Schwab and Edward Zimmerman were charter members of the United Hebrew Benevolent Association.
Samuel Schwab married Theckla Feigenbaum (1858-1879).
Their daughter, Ernestina (1845-1894) married Edward Zimmerman.
Samuel Schwab died in Helena in 1910.
He is buried at the Home of Peace Cemetery, next to his wife, Theckla who died in 1879.
Edward Zimmerman died in 1918.
He is buried in the Home of Peace Cemetery in Helena, Montana next to his wife, Ernestina, who died in 1894.
- 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://18.104.22.168/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 Samuel Schwab and Edward Zimmerman Exhibit.
We need pictures and more information to help fill out this exhibit.