Immigrant Jewish Farms (KC-58) - Viola, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 02.544 W 075° 35.490
18S E 448811 N 4321648
Quick Description: Delaware’s first Jewish farmers, Isaac and Ida Beinoff, settled here in 1897.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2019 9:02:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM11MCK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
Delaware’s first Jewish farmers, Isaac and Ida Beinoff, settled here in 1897. Like those to follow, they were recent immigrants fleeing poverty and oppression in their native Russia. Between 1912 and 1929, the Jewish Agriculture Society, based in New York City, provided loans to the Beinoffs and other Jewish farmers who moved to Kent County as part of a national “back-to-soil” movement. After World War II, the Jewish farmers remaining in the area contributed to the organization of the Jewish community in southern Delaware and the establishment of the first synagogue in Dover.

Erected 1997 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-58.)


Marker is located at 154 Kersey Road, Viola DE 19979.
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