Nebraska Exhibit Hall

Meyer Hellman & Aaron Cahn: First Permanent Jewish Residents of Omaha, Nebraska

Meyer Hellman & Aaron Cahn Values Codes I – E – P   Meyer Hellman and Aaron Cahn were brothers-in law. They arrived in Omaha in 1856, becoming the first permanent Jewish residents.   Meyer Hellman was born in Mulhausen, Germany, in 1834 He came to the

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Leopold May: First Jewish Pioneer of Omaha, Nebraska, 1855

Leopold May Values Codes I – E – P   Omaha, Nebraska Leopold May was probably the first Jew to settle in Omaha, in 1855, when the town’s population approached 300. He had come from Philadelphia. There, May opened a retail clothing store called¬†May & Weil Co.

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