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Godfrey Morse,

Counselor at Law, Boston, Mass.

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BOSTON – Capital and chief city of the state of Massachusetts in the United States.Nothing definite is known of Jews in Boston prior to 1842. In that year there was established the first congregation, whose founder and first president...
EICHBERG, JULIUS – Violinist, director of music, and composer; born in Düsseldorf, Germany, June 13, 1824; died at Boston, Mass., Jan. 18, 1893. In his youth he had the benefit of the best musical instructors in his native town and at Mayence, and...
HECHT – Family, resident at Boston, Mass.Jacob H. Hecht: Born at Heinstadt, Germany, March 15, 1834; died Feb. 24, 1903. He went to America in 1848; resided in California from 1859 to 1869, when he removed to Boston, Mass. He married...
MASSACHUSETTS – A northeastern state in the American Union. The earliest record of a Jew in Massachusetts bears the date of May 3, 1649, and refers to a certain Solomon Franco, for whom an allowance was made pending his return to Holland; and...
SHUMAN, ABRAHAM – American merchant and philanthropist; born in Prussia May 31, 1839. While still a child he accompanied his parents to the United States. The family settled in Newburgh, N. Y., where young Shuman, when not at school, worked on a...
SYRACUSE – City in the state of New York; situated on Lake Onondaga. The first settlement of Jews in Syracuse dates back to 1839, when the warehouse of Bernheim & Block served as a meeting-place for Jewish traders from neighboring cities...