Gustave Weinstock, Successful Jewish Merchant of Butte, Montana

Gustav Weinstock

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Gustav Weinstock was born in Germany in 1887.

In 1889, his parents, Phillip and Bertha Weinstock, brought their five children to Minneapolis.


There, Phillip left his family and continued West to Butte, Montana.


Butte, Montana

Once settled, Phillip Weinstock sent for the rest of his family.

Phillip Weinstock briefly owned a slaughterhouse with partner, Sam Binder.

Then, he left his family again.


Young Gustav Weinstock helped support his mother and siblings with his after-school job – delivering groceries.

In 1899, Gustav Weinstock began working full time at a liquor store.

Around 1914, Gustav Weinstock opened a grocery store of his own.


When Gustav Weinstock was drafted into the U.S. Army at the start of Word War I, he sold his business.

After the war, in 1920, Gustave Weinstock, in a partnership with Ben Meyers, Moe Schwartz and Harry Gronefine, bought Wein’s Men’s Clothing Store at 33 E. Park Street and turned it into a Department Store.

Wein's Department Store, Butte, MT, 1920's

Wein’s Department Store, Butte, MT, 1920’s


Over time, the partners bought each other out, leaving the Gustave Weinstocks, who ran Wein’s Clothing Store for many years.

Wein's Men's Store, Butte, Montana, 2014


Gustav Weinstock married Carrie Oppenheimer.

Gustav Weinstock died in 1967.

He is buried in the B’nai Israel Cemetery in Butte, Montana.


Joel Broudy, whose maternal grandparents were Gustave & Carrie Weinstock, runs the store today.

Wein's Men's Store today, Butte, Montana.

Wein’s Men’s Store today, Butte, Montana.





Samantha Silver is our Curator for this Gustave Weinstock Exhibit.

We need pictures and more information to help fill out this exhibit.