Families from Yurburg (Jurbarkas), Lithuana

Settle on the Mesabi Iron Range in Early 1900s

By Joel Alpert, January 29, 2015


The maternal side of my family came from the small town (shtetl) of Yurburg in western Lithuania in the early 1900s and after a short period in Altoona in central Pennsylvania, they migrated to Northern Minnesota to become peddlers and ultimately merchants on the Mesabi Iron range.


The family names were Ellis (Eliashevitz), Krelitz, iCraine, Laden, Lippman, Bankman, Loceff and Bern (Bernstein).  They settled in the towns of Eveleth, Kinney Mine, Buhl, Virginia and Duluth.



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Garon - Kaner/Karon/Canner - Horwitz - Lieberman/Kremen - Hertz - Fritchell - Tatkin - Pasternack/Poster
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