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Joseph Bleeden

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: probably Zagare, Siauliai, Lithuania
Death: April 11, 1916 (58)
Muscatine, IA, USA
Place of Burial: Muscatine, Iowa, USA
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: shochet (ritual slaughterer)
Managed by: Hatte Blejer
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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. Joseph Bleeden

United States Census, 1900 Name: Joseph Bleeden Event Type: Census Event Year: 1900 Event Place: Muscatine Township Muscatine city Ward 3, Muscatine, Iowa, United States Gender: Male Age: 41 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): W Relationship to Head of Household: Head Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head Years Married: 17 Birth Date: Mar 1859 Birthplace: Russia Marriage Year (Estimated): 1883 Immigration Year: 1890 Father's Birthplace: Russia Mother's Birthplace: Russia Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Joseph Bleeden Head Male 41 Russia Sarah Bleeden Wife Female 41 Russia Rosa Bleeden Daughter Female 16 Russia Louie L Bleeden Son Male 14 Russia Mary R Bleeden Daughter Female 11 Russia Harey Arkin Boarder Male 51 Russia

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Joseph Bleeden's Timeline

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