Biography of Samuel Edelberg
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Samuel Edelberg, furrier, is one of the most successful business men of Saranac Lake. He was born in the Province of Latvia, Russia, Jan. 20, 1883, the son of Aaron and Marion Edelberg.

Aaron Edelberg was born in Russia in 1855. For a number of years he was interested in the buying and shipping of cattle and after his arrival in the United States in 1907 he established a meat business in Jersey City, with which he was identified for many years. He died Oct. 8, 1931, and is buried in Jersey City, N. J.

Samuel Edelberg was educated in his native land and left home alone in August, 1902. He arrived in Quebec, Canada, practically penniless, and after working his way to New York City he was employed by a furrier. The following year he sent to Russia for his brother Sigmund, who is now engaged in the jewelry business in Jersey City. Four years later the brothers were able to send for their father and mother, as well as six brothers and one sister, all of whom are now residents of Jersey City.

Upon the advice of friends, Samuel Edelberg came to Saranac Lake in 1904, and he was associated in the tailoring and fur business here with his friend, Lincoln Jones. Later Mr. Edelberg succeeded to the business, which has become one of the thriving enterprises of the city.

On Jan. 3, 1907, Mr. Edelberg married Miss Marie Brawer, the daughter of Isaac and Marian Brawer, of Paterson, N. J. They are the parents of five children: 1. Lucy, born Nov. 13, 1907, a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, class of 1927, now connected with the statistical department of the National Headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America in New York City. 2. Adeline, born May 25, 1911, a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, and Packard Commercial College, New York City. 3. Irving M., born Jan. 11, 1915, attends Saranac Lake High School, class of 1932. 4. Myra Helen, born July 25, 1918. 5. John R., born April 29, 1922.

Mr. Edelberg is a Republican in politics and has been a naturalized citizen of the United States since 1910. He is a member of the Congregation of Emmanuel and belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rotary Club, Saranac Club, and Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club. He is president of the Chamber of Commerce. He is also commissioner of The Adirondack Council of Boy Scouts of America.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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