|Birthplace:||probably Zagare, Siauliai, Lithuania|
|Death:||Died in Muscatine, IA, USA|
|Place of Burial:||Muscatine, Iowa, USA|
|Occupation:||shochet (ritual slaughterer)|
|Managed by:||Hatte Blejer on partial hiatus|
About Joseph Bleeden
First rabbi of Muscatine, Iowa. Built the synagogue in the late 1800s with Harry Morris Gladstein and other early Jewish settlers.
- Birth: Mar. 15, 1857
- Death: Apr. 11, 1916
The Hebrew inscription says:
Here lies buried the beloved and sweet. They were in their life and in their death they will not be separated. A man from Zion with great qualities, dear father, faithful husband, Prayer Leader, ritual slaughterer Reb Joseph son of Reb Eliezer died 8 Nisan 5676. May his soul be bound up in everlasting life.
Note: Joseph shares a gravemarker with Sarah Bleeden.
Burial: B'Nai Moses Cemetery Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa, USA Plot: Row 11 -- Lot 6.
Photograph attached to his profile from The Illinois-Iowa Jewish Community on the Banks of the Mississippi by Oscar Fleishaker D.H.L. A Doctor's Degree Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of The Harry Fischel School for Higher Jewish Studies, Graduate Division, Yeshiva University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of the Degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature As of June 1957.
Oscar Fleishaker writes:
This photo was taken outside the home of Rabbi Joseph Bleeden. The children attended the cheder which met in Rabbi Bleedens house. Reading from left to right, the three in the back row are : Lena Glick, Kary Bleeden and Rabbi Joseph Bleeden.
In the middle row are: Oscar Goodman, Jake Isaacson, Orrie Stark, Eli Lowenthal, Ben Share, George Glick, Louis Smith and Joe Lowenthal.
In the front row are: Jake Fryer, Harry Isaacson, Jessie Lowenthal, Koe Isaacson, Elmer Stark, Jake Cohen, Harry Glick, George Fryer, Harry Lowenthal and Max Lieflander.
The photo and information were supplied by Louis Bleeden, Rose Bleeden and Krs. Bleeden Peal of Los Angeles and by Oscar Goodman of Rock Island.
Joseph Bleeden's Timeline
May 15, 1857
probably Zagare, Siauliai, Lithuania
Siauliai, Kaunas, Lithuania
December 10, 1886
Kaunas, Kauno miesto savivaldybė, Kaunas County, Lithuania
April 11, 1916
Muscatine, IA, USA
Muscatine, Iowa, USA