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Marriage: Children:
  1. Abraham4 R. ORECK: Birth: JUL 1898 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Death: 12 JUL 1961 in New York, New York County, New York

  2. David4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 6 JUL 1900 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Death: 21 SEP 1923 in Grand Lake Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota

  3. Esther4 Miriam ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 27 MAR 1903 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Death: 21 JUL 1985 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota

  4. male4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 1 APR 1911 in Duluth, MN. Death: 1 APR 1911 in Duluth, MN

  5. Rosalyn4 Margaret ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 28 DEC 1912 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Death: 5 DEC 1978 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California


Sources
1. Title:   World Family Tree European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1
Page:   Tree #0447
Author:   Br�derbund Software, Inc.
Publication:   Release date: September 15, 1997
2. Title:   Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Author:   Edmund West, comp.
Publication:   Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000

Notes
a. Note:   [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Mar 22, 2003]
  Joseph was born "Yosef Itzhak ben Rafael ha Levi". At age 18 or younger, he was the last of Refuel and Esther's children to leave home in the Ukraine for America. He arrived in Duluth in 1890. 1893 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 27-1/2 W. Superior, res 118 1st av W. PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION: (Microfilm Reel 9, Vol N, Pg 61, Duluth Library): JOSEP ORECKOVSKY; born "about "1870" and landed at the "port of New York" about August 1890; dated 26 Oct 1892
  He became a citizen 6 Nov 1899, along with Joesph (Eedel) Sosnovsky, "Issrail" Oreckovsky, and an Isador Lieberman.
  U.S. CITIZENSHIP (Microfilm 34, Vol 13, Pg 332, Duluth Library): JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, had declared intention 26 October 1892; signed 6 November 1899, Duluth MARRIAGE RECORD (Book H2, Pg 382) JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY to ANNIE LIEBERMAN, 26 January 1896, by Rabbi J. Helperin, in the presence of A. Buckman and M. Markowitz 1900 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 790 - ED 274, Sh 5, L 60) Residence: 605 West 1st Street, Duluth JOSEPH, Apr 1874, 26, m. 4 yrs, Germany/Germany/Germany, immig. 1891, merchant; ANNA, Oct 1878, 22, m. 4 yrs, 1/1, G/G/G; ABRAHAM, July 1898, 1, MN/G/G; ATEL LIEBERMAN (m in law), Aug 1850, 50, m. 34y, 3/3 (3children/3alive), G/G/G; JACOB LIEBERMAN (f in law), Aug 1848, 52, m. 34y, immig 1884, merchant; So, Joseph's in-laws immigrated in 1884, seven years before he came to America. 1901 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 522 and 622 W. Superior, res. 318 3d av W. "DULUTH CONSIGNMENT COMPANY.. articles for the purpose of forming a corporation.. general mercantile business of buying and selling at wholesale and retail, dry goods, clothing, hats, caps, furnishing goods, boots, shoes, rubbers, glassware, hardware, furniture and all other goods usually kept in stock by general store dealers and department stores.. The names of the first board of directors are Joseph Oreckovsky (president), Annie Oreckovsky (vice president), Louis Lieberman (secretary and treasurer).. signed 3 January 1905 (Duluth Herald, Thursday, 26 Jan 1905)
  1913/14 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, Vice President, Messaba-Cuyana Iron Land Real Estate Mining and Timber Lands, 410 Lonsdale Bldg, r. 531 E 2d "Big Joe" founded the First Street Department Store in 1914. He was also in mining and real estate. 1920 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 858 - ED 104, Sh 5, L 25): 531 E 2nd, Duluth, St. Louis Co, MN; JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, 46 [1874], immig 1891, nat 1898, Russia, merchant, dry goods; ANNA, 42 [1878], immig 1891, nat 1896, Russia; ABE, 21 [1899], MN, salesman, dry goods; DAVID, 20 [1900, MN, salesman, dry goods; ESTHER, 17 [1903], MN, salesman, dry goods; ROSLYN, 7 [1913], MN; ESTHER RICHARDS, 18, servant, MN/Canada/Canada, maid private family; JENNIE WIERBECKI, 16, servant, 16, MN/Poland/Poland 1923/24 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, proprietor, First St Dept Store, h. 531 E 2d 1925 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, dry goods, 320 N. Central av, prop First Street Dept Store, h 531 E. 2d Joe helped many people in many ways. He and other Oreckovskys were predominant in the Duluth mercantile business. He took it upon himself to employ many newly arrived relatives and other immigrants from Russia, Jewish and Gentil
  He was known as "Mr. Thanksgiving" at the Duluth Children's Home, because of the annual Thanksgiving Party he gave for the children every year. 1935 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH (ANNIE) ORECKOVSKY, pres First Street Store Inc, h 531 E. 2d
  CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (Microfilm 1952, #932): JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, d. 15 Sep 1952, St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, MN; b. 26 April 1876, Russia; age 76; SS# 470-09-1918; widowed, Annie; residence, Hotel Duluth, 231 E. Superior St; merchant, 1st Street Store, Inc.; father, Raphael Oreck; mother, unknown; informant, A. Oreck, 33 Allan Ave; cause, cardiorenal failure, 3 days; hypertension & arteriosclerosis; buried Adas Israel Cemetery, 17 Sept, 1952 OBITUARY, Duluth Herald, Tues, Sept 16, 1952: "Joseph Oreckovsky, 76..president of the First Street Store, Inc., noted for his charitable activities here..Born in Russia..came to Duluth in 1892 when he was 16..founded the First Street Department store, forerunner of the First Street Store, Inc., in 1914. He also was active in mining and real estate..vice president of the Oreck Foundation, a unique family group of about 150 members throughout the United States.." [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Dec 30, 2003]
  Joseph was born "Yosef Itzhak ben Rafael ha Levi". At age 18 or younger, he was the last of Refuel and Esther's children to leave home in the Ukraine for America. He arrived in Duluth in 1890. 1893 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 27-1/2 W. Superior, res 118 1st av W. PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION: (Microfilm Reel 9, Vol N, Pg 61, Duluth Library): JOSEP ORECKOVSKY; born "about "1870" and landed at the "port of New York" about August 1890; dated 26 Oct 1892
  He became a citizen 6 Nov 1899, along with Joesph (Eedel) Sosnovsky, "Issrail" Oreckovsky, and an Isador Lieberman.
  U.S. CITIZENSHIP (Microfilm 34, Vol 13, Pg 332, Duluth Library): JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, had declared intention 26 October 1892; signed 6 November 1899, Duluth MARRIAGE RECORD (Book H2, Pg 382) JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY to ANNIE LIEBERMAN, 26 January 1896, by Rabbi J. Helperin, in the presence of A. Buckman and M. Markowitz 1900 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 790 - ED 274, Sh 5, L 60) Residence: 605 West 1st Street, Duluth JOSEPH, Apr 1874, 26, m. 4 yrs, Germany/Germany/Germany, immig. 1891, merchant; ANNA, Oct 1878, 22, m. 4 yrs, 1/1, G/G/G; ABRAHAM, July 1898, 1, MN/G/G; ATEL LIEBERMAN (m in law), Aug 1850, 50, m. 34y, 3/3 (3children/3alive), G/G/G; JACOB LIEBERMAN (f in law), Aug 1848, 52, m. 34y, immig 1884, merchant; So, Joseph's in-laws immigrated in 1884, seven years before he came to America. 1901 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 522 and 622 W. Superior, res. 318 3d av W. "DULUTH CONSIGNMENT COMPANY.. articles for the purpose of forming a corporation.. general mercantile business of buying and selling at wholesale and retail, dry goods, clothing, hats, caps, furnishing goods, boots, shoes, rubbers, glassware, hardware, furniture and all other goods usually kept in stock by general store dealers and department stores.. The names of the first board of directors are Joseph Oreckovsky (president), Annie Oreckovsky (vice president), Louis Lieberman (secretary and treasurer).. signed 3 January 1905 (Duluth Herald, Thursday, 26 Jan 1905)
  1913/14 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, Vice President, Messaba-Cuyana Iron Land Real Estate Mining and Timber Lands, 410 Lonsdale Bldg, r. 531 E 2d "Big Joe" founded the First Street Department Store in 1914. He was also in mining and real estate. 1920 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 858 - ED 104, Sh 5, L 25): 531 E 2nd, Duluth, St. Louis Co, MN; JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, 46 [1874], immig 1891, nat 1898, Russia, merchant, dry goods; ANNA, 42 [1878], immig 1891, nat 1896, Russia; ABE, 21 [1899], MN, salesman, dry goods; DAVID, 20 [1900, MN, salesman, dry goods; ESTHER, 17 [1903], MN, salesman, dry goods; ROSLYN, 7 [1913], MN; ESTHER RICHARDS, 18, servant, MN/Canada/Canada, maid private family; JENNIE WIERBECKI, 16, servant, 16, MN/Poland/Poland 1923/24 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, proprietor, First St Dept Store, h. 531 E 2d 1925 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, dry goods, 320 N. Central av, prop First Street Dept Store, h 531 E. 2d Joe helped many people in many ways. He and other Oreckovskys were predominant in the Duluth mercantile business. He took it upon himself to employ many newly arrived relatives and other immigrants from Russia, Jewish and Gentil
  He was known as "Mr. Thanksgiving" at the Duluth Children's Home, because of the annual Thanksgiving Party he gave for the children every year. 1935 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH (ANNIE) ORECKOVSKY, pres First Street Store Inc, h 531 E. 2d
  CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (Microfilm 1952, #932): JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, d. 15 Sep 1952, St. Mary's Hospital, Duluth, MN; b. 26 April 1876, Russia; age 76; SS# 470-09-1918; widowed, Annie; residence, Hotel Duluth, 231 E. Superior St; merchant, 1st Street Store, Inc.; father, Raphael Oreck; mother, unknown; informant, A. Oreck, 33 Allan Ave; cause, cardiorenal failure, 3 days; hypertension & arteriosclerosis; buried Adas Israel Cemetery, 17 Sept, 1952 OBITUARY, Duluth Herald, Tues, Sept 16, 1952: "Joseph Oreckovsky, 76..president of the First Street Store, Inc., noted for his charitable activities here..Born in Russia..came to Duluth in 1892 when he was 16..founded the First Street Department store, forerunner of the First Street Store, Inc., in 1914. He also was active in mining and real estate..vice president of the Oreck Foundation, a unique family group of about 150 members throughout the United States.."


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