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Joseph Bleeden

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: probably Zagare, Siauliai, Lithuania
Death: Died in Muscatine, IA, USA
Place of Burial: Muscatine, Iowa, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Eliezer Bleeden
Husband of Sarah Bleeden
Father of Rosa Bleeden; Louis L. Bleeden and Mary ` R. Bleeden

Occupation: shochet (ritual slaughterer)
Managed by: Hatte Blejer on partial hiatus
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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.

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Joseph Bleeden's Timeline

May 15, 1857
probably Zagare, Siauliai, Lithuania
November 1884
Age 27
Siauliai, Kaunas, Lithuania
December 10, 1886
Age 29
Kaunas, Kauno miesto savivaldybė, Kaunas County, Lithuania
April 11, 1916
Age 58
Muscatine, IA, USA
Muscatine, Iowa, USA