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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Max4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: NOV 1884 in Ukraine. Death: 1927 in Minnesota

  2. Anna4 ORECKOSKY: Birth: 12 AUG 1887 in Ukraine. Death: 10 AUG 1974 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  3. Selma4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 17 MAR 1891 in Ukraine. Death: 15 MAY 1975 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota

  4. Sarah4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 3 JUL 1893 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Death: 9 MAY 1903 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota


Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Nathan2 (Naton) KRIS: Birth: 18 AUG 1882 in Bershad, Ukraine. Death: 21 AUG 1964 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  2. Max4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: NOV 1884 in Ukraine. Death: 1927 in Minnesota

  3. Anna4 ORECKOSKY: Birth: 12 AUG 1887 in Ukraine. Death: 10 AUG 1974 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  4. Selma4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 17 MAR 1891 in Ukraine. Death: 15 MAY 1975 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota

  5. Sarah4 ORECKOVSKY: Birth: 3 JUL 1893 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. Death: 9 MAY 1903 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota


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:   Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002
Author:   Ancestry.com
Publication:   Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001

Notes
a. Note:   [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Mar 22, 2003]
  Known as "Yosef Mendel", he was ordained as a Rabbi in Russia. He immigrated to the United States in late 1891 with his wife, Chaica, and three children. Their last child, Sarah, was born in Duluth in 1893. Duluth Yiddish language records show his name as "Yosef Mendel ben David ha Levi." 1893 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOWSKY, peddler, res 326 E. 9th APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP (Microfilm 6, Vol H-3, Pg 199, Duluth Library): 27 January 1894, Yosef Mended applied, as JOSEPH OREKOVESKY, for U.S. citizenship at the 11th District Court, St. Louis County, Duluth, Minnesota. From "Russia", he said he was born in "1863" and "landed at the port of New York October 1891." The document was signed with an "x". In 1895, Chaica died. In 1897, the widowed Joseph Mendel married Eva Kris, who had just arrived from Bershad, Ukraine, with her three children: FANNIE (b. Dec 1881), NATON (b. Aug 1884) and LENA (b. Nov 1887). Their marriage could have been arranged in advance of her coming to America. U.S. CITIZENSHIP (Microfilm 31, Vol 6, Pg 244, Duluth Library): JOSEPH ORECKOWSKY, having declared his intention 27 Jan 1894, became a citizen; signed, in simple handwriting, 7 August 1897, Duluth
  1899-1900 (first) American Jewish Yearbook: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, Assistant Rabbi at congregation Tifereth Israel, 825 4th Avenue East (founded 13 Dec 1892); JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, Secretary, 326 E. 9th St.; 35 members
  1900 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 789 - Vol 54, ED 263, Sh 16, L 13): Residence, 326 E. Ninth Street, Duluth, St. Louis County; JOSEPH OREKOVSKY, Feb 1863, 37, m. 3 yrs, Poland(Rus)/P(R)/P(R), imm 1892, salesman/dry goods; EVA O., Nov 1861, 38, m. 3, 3/3; FANIE KRIS (s-dtr), Dec 1881, 18, PR/PR/PR, imm 1897, saleswoman, candy store; NATON KRIS (s-son), Aug 1884, 15, PR/PR/PR; ANNIE O., Nov 1885, 14, PR/PR/PR; LENA KRIS, (s-dtr), Nov 1884, 13, PR/PR/PR, imm 1897, at school; MAX O., Nov 1884, PR/PR/PR, imm 1892; SELMA O., Apr 1891, 9 PR/PR/PR, imm 1892; SARAH O., July 1893, 6, MN/PR/PR Joseph Mendel's stepdaughter, Lena Kris Oreckovsky, married Louis Pass. Lena and Louis's daughter, Edna Pass Broder (b. 1905), remembered being very close to her grandmother, Eva Margulits Kris Oreckovsky. Because Eva and Yosef Mendel lived near Duluth Central High, Edna went there for lunch every day. Edna also had fond memories of Passover Seders at the Oreckovsky home. Formal attire was worn, and Lena and Louis Pass would arrive by carriage. (Edna Pass Broder, 1994)
  1901 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 530 W Superior, res. 323-1/2 E 5th Yosef Mendel left the 4th Street shul to help found the 3rd Street congregation. 1907-1908 American Jewish Yearbook: J.M. ORECKOVSKY, 530 W. Superior, secretary, Congregation Adas Israel, 3d Av. E and 3d; Org. 1900; 100 members; daily services in Hebrew 1910 American Jewish Yearbook: J.M. ORECKOVSKY, 530 W. Superior, secretary, Adas Israel and Chevra Kadisha congregation, 100 members, services daily in Hebrew 1913-1914 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, (J & M Oreckovsky) Clothing, 530 W Superior, r. 11 E. 3d J & M ORECKOVSKY (Joseph & Max) Clothing, 103 E Superior and 509 W Superior 1922/23 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH M. ORECKOVSKY (Oreckovsky & Davidson), h 11 E 3d; ORECKOVSKY & DAVIDSON (J M Oreckovsky, Benj Davidson) clothing, 119 W 1 1925 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH M. ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 119 W. 1st, h 9 E. 3d "Eva used to drive Joseph Mendel around Duluth in their 'Detroit Electric' car. They lived on 3rd Street, across from Duluth Central High School. Joseph was a Ba'ha Kohrea, a learned Hebrew scholar, and he read from the Torah every Saturday at Adas Israel synagogue. He owned the property on the NE corner of Superior and 1st Avenue East." (Dr. David Finkelstein, 93, 1994)
  "I remember him davening and reading from the scroll of the Torah in the Third Street shul on Saturday afternoons. He had a strong voice and a black beard which became grey over the years. His photo is still in the vestry room of Adas Israel Congregation in Duluth, with other founders of the congregation." (Bob Karon, age 89, in 1994) CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (Microfilm 1931, #508): JOSEPH MENDEL ORECKOVSKY, d. 6 June 1931 at 9 East 3rd St, Duluth, MN; b. 1864, Russia; age 67; married, husband of Eva (Leva?) Oreckovsky; 40 yrs in Duluth; merchant, clothing, 20 yrs; last worked June 1931; parents, unknown, b. Russia; informant, Mr. Benjamin Poss, 1410 Torrey Bldg; cause, coronary thrombosis, 5 days, and arterio sclerosis; Jewish Cemetery, 7 June 1931 OBITUARY, Duluth News Tribune, Sun, 7 June 1931: "J.M. ORECKOVSKY, 67..a merchant and resident of Duluth since 1891.. surviving are his widow and five children, Mrs. Meyer Rose, Mrs. David Pollack, Mrs. Ben Davidson, all of Duluth, and Anna Kris and Nathan Kris, Los Angeles." [Br�derbund WFT European Origins Vol. E1, Ed. 1, Tree #0447, Date of Import: Dec 30, 2003]
  Known as "Yosef Mendel", he was ordained as a Rabbi in Russia. He immigrated to the United States in late 1891 with his wife, Chaica, and three children. Their last child, Sarah, was born in Duluth in 1893. Duluth Yiddish language records show his name as "Yosef Mendel ben David ha Levi." 1893 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOWSKY, peddler, res 326 E. 9th APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP (Microfilm 6, Vol H-3, Pg 199, Duluth Library): 27 January 1894, Yosef Mended applied, as JOSEPH OREKOVESKY, for U.S. citizenship at the 11th District Court, St. Louis County, Duluth, Minnesota. From "Russia", he said he was born in "1863" and "landed at the port of New York October 1891." The document was signed with an "x". In 1895, Chaica died. In 1897, the widowed Joseph Mendel married Eva Kris, who had just arrived from Bershad, Ukraine, with her three children: FANNIE (b. Dec 1881), NATON (b. Aug 1884) and LENA (b. Nov 1887). Their marriage could have been arranged in advance of her coming to America. U.S. CITIZENSHIP (Microfilm 31, Vol 6, Pg 244, Duluth Library): JOSEPH ORECKOWSKY, having declared his intention 27 Jan 1894, became a citizen; signed, in simple handwriting, 7 August 1897, Duluth
  1899-1900 (first) American Jewish Yearbook: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, Assistant Rabbi at congregation Tifereth Israel, 825 4th Avenue East (founded 13 Dec 1892); JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, Secretary, 326 E. 9th St.; 35 members
  1900 U.S. CENSUS (Roll 789 - Vol 54, ED 263, Sh 16, L 13): Residence, 326 E. Ninth Street, Duluth, St. Louis County; JOSEPH OREKOVSKY, Feb 1863, 37, m. 3 yrs, Poland(Rus)/P(R)/P(R), imm 1892, salesman/dry goods; EVA O., Nov 1861, 38, m. 3, 3/3; FANIE KRIS (s-dtr), Dec 1881, 18, PR/PR/PR, imm 1897, saleswoman, candy store; NATON KRIS (s-son), Aug 1884, 15, PR/PR/PR; ANNIE O., Nov 1885, 14, PR/PR/PR; LENA KRIS, (s-dtr), Nov 1884, 13, PR/PR/PR, imm 1897, at school; MAX O., Nov 1884, PR/PR/PR, imm 1892; SELMA O., Apr 1891, 9 PR/PR/PR, imm 1892; SARAH O., July 1893, 6, MN/PR/PR Joseph Mendel's stepdaughter, Lena Kris Oreckovsky, married Louis Pass. Lena and Louis's daughter, Edna Pass Broder (b. 1905), remembered being very close to her grandmother, Eva Margulits Kris Oreckovsky. Because Eva and Yosef Mendel lived near Duluth Central High, Edna went there for lunch every day. Edna also had fond memories of Passover Seders at the Oreckovsky home. Formal attire was worn, and Lena and Louis Pass would arrive by carriage. (Edna Pass Broder, 1994)
  1901 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 530 W Superior, res. 323-1/2 E 5th Yosef Mendel left the 4th Street shul to help found the 3rd Street congregation. 1907-1908 American Jewish Yearbook: J.M. ORECKOVSKY, 530 W. Superior, secretary, Congregation Adas Israel, 3d Av. E and 3d; Org. 1900; 100 members; daily services in Hebrew 1910 American Jewish Yearbook: J.M. ORECKOVSKY, 530 W. Superior, secretary, Adas Israel and Chevra Kadisha congregation, 100 members, services daily in Hebrew 1913-1914 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH ORECKOVSKY, (J & M Oreckovsky) Clothing, 530 W Superior, r. 11 E. 3d J & M ORECKOVSKY (Joseph & Max) Clothing, 103 E Superior and 509 W Superior 1922/23 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH M. ORECKOVSKY (Oreckovsky & Davidson), h 11 E 3d; ORECKOVSKY & DAVIDSON (J M Oreckovsky, Benj Davidson) clothing, 119 W 1 1925 Duluth City Directory: JOSEPH M. ORECKOVSKY, clothing, 119 W. 1st, h 9 E. 3d "Eva used to drive Joseph Mendel around Duluth in their 'Detroit Electric' car. They lived on 3rd Street, across from Duluth Central High School. Joseph was a Ba'ha Kohrea, a learned Hebrew scholar, and he read from the Torah every Saturday at Adas Israel synagogue. He owned the property on the NE corner of Superior and 1st Avenue East." (Dr. David Finkelstein, 93, 1994)
  "I remember him davening and reading from the scroll of the Torah in the Third Street shul on Saturday afternoons. He had a strong voice and a black beard which became grey over the years. His photo is still in the vestry room of Adas Israel Congregation in Duluth, with other founders of the congregation." (Bob Karon, age 89, in 1994) CERTIFICATE OF DEATH (Microfilm 1931, #508): JOSEPH MENDEL ORECKOVSKY, d. 6 June 1931 at 9 East 3rd St, Duluth, MN; b. 1864, Russia; age 67; married, husband of Eva (Leva?) Oreckovsky; 40 yrs in Duluth; merchant, clothing, 20 yrs; last worked June 1931; parents, unknown, b. Russia; informant, Mr. Benjamin Poss, 1410 Torrey Bldg; cause, coronary thrombosis, 5 days, and arterio sclerosis; Jewish Cemetery, 7 June 1931 OBITUARY, Duluth News Tribune, Sun, 7 June 1931: "J.M. ORECKOVSKY, 67..a merchant and resident of Duluth since 1891.. surviving are his widow and five children, Mrs. Meyer Rose, Mrs. David Pollack, Mrs. Ben Davidson, all of Duluth, and Anna Kris and Nathan Kris, Los Angeles."


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