Shoe Manufacturing, Shoe Stores, Store Repair and related industries
in the Documenting Maine Jewry database

DMJ takes a wide definition of a Jewish industry - as an industry with a significant number of Jewish owners, managers or workers.

years shown are ones which the person was known
to be engaged in that industry

Occupational titles are as provided by the source; odd sounding titles are most likely those recorded by census takers

"Rekaner" - Shoe Repairs
Harry Cherrnin    Greater Portland 1920   1920FederalCensus
Kalman Cherrnin    Greater Portland 1920   1920FederalCensus
book keeper - shoe factory
Bessie Bakalenick    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Julius H Epstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920LewistonCensus
Regenie / Regoma Epstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920LewistonCensus
Minnie Melcher z"l    Russia   ChervaKaddishaNov2007-DeathCert
book keeper - shoe shop
Harry David "Dave" Goldberg z"l    Greater Portland 1930   1930FedCensusBiddeford
Esther / Ester Gordon z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
boots + shoes
Samuel Cohen    Greater Augusta 1913/1914   AugustaRegisters1913/1914
boots, shoes + clothing
Max Slosberg z"l    Kennebec County
(excluding Greater Augusta and Waterville) 1913/1914 17 Cony  AugustaRegisters1913/1914
boots, shoes + pawn broker
N Goldberg    Greater Augusta 1913/1914 158 Water  AugustaRegisters1913/1914
checker - dye house
Maurice H / Morris Margolin z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus ED: 11 Pg: 9 Ln: 9
Maurice H / Morris Margolin z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
clerk - shoe factory
May Nord    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus ED: 8 Pg: 8 Ln: 8
May Nord    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
clerk - shoe store
Louie / Louis Abraham / Lewis Alpern    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
Louie / Louis Abraham / Lewis Alpern    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
E… [FirstNameNotKnown]    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus ED: 9 Pg: 9 Ln: 9
Co-owner
Martin "Marty" Clenott z"l   Boston Shoe Store Greater Portland   Alan Woolf
cobbler
Samuel Green z"l    Greater Rockland 1910   1910CensusRussianBornYiddishSpeaking
Eli Lerman    Greater Biddeford opened in Biddeford, ME in 19090  Jennie Aranovitch
Samuel Reef z"l    Greater Portland   Interview with Norm Reef by Mike Hastings (Bowdoin collection)
Louis Shible    Greater Portland 1936   1936 Abromson
Cobbler, own shop
Morris Cohen    Greater Waterville 1910   1910USFederalMECensus,pg 13b
cobbler-repair shop
Louis Schneider/Snyder    Greater Portland 1920   1920-Federal Census
cobblershop
Samuel Green z"l    Greater Rockland 1910   1910 US Federal Census - Bath
Cutter - shoe factory
Hyman Klain    Oxford County 1900   1900MeCensusRussianBirth
dressmaker
Dora Rudstein z"l    Greater Portland 1909   Donna Geller
Employee
Benjamin M Barr   Rock Maple Wood Heel Co Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Richard C Barr   Rock Maple Wood Heel Co Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Arthur G Blatt z"l   Lown Shoes Inc Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Arnold Goldblatt z"l   Wilner Wood Products Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Herbert A KOSS    Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Harry Lederman z"l   Belgrade Shoe Co York County
(excluding Greater Biddeford, OOB, and Sanford-Springvale) 1955   1955 Zelch
Benjamin  Schwartz z"l   Wilner Wood Products Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Richard Wilner z"l   Wilner Wood Products Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Executive
Nicholas J Grossman   Lown Shoes Inc Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
foreman shoe factory
Abraham Klain    Oxford County 1930   1930LewistonCensus
Foreman- Cutter in wholesale shoe shop
Morris Brenner    York County
(excluding Greater Biddeford, OOB, and Sanford-Springvale) 1940   1940 US Federal Census
Founder
Jack Spiegel z"l   Quoddy Moccasins Greater Portland 1947   Alan Woolf
General Manager
Sidney / Sydney Fogelsohn z"l   Clark Shoe Company Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Burton Wilner z"l   Wilner Wood Products Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Hat Maker
Harry Weller    Greater Portland 1919   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 179
jamper - shoe shop
Max Litchenstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 4 Pg: 5 Ln: 4
joint owner
Philip Marshal Lown   Pilgrim Shoe Co. Lewiston Auburn area 1926   Philip Lown papers, Center for Jewish History citation
laborer - shoe manf
Dina Bacalenick    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus ED: 9 Pg: 9 Ln: 9
Tina / Dina Bachalenick    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
laborer - shoe shop
Helen Baker    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 5
Leighton Bernstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 5
Leighton Bernstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Joseph H "Joe" Dion z"l    Kennebec County
(excluding Greater Augusta and Waterville) 1920   1920MeCensus
Annie Goldstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 5
Annie Goldstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Rebecca / Becca Levenson    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 5
Rebecca / Becca Levenson    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Rubie Levine    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 4 Ln: 4
Rubie Levine    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
William Rosenthal    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 5
William Rosenthal    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Samuel Rutenberg    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 5
Morris / Maurice Ruttenberg    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 5
Morris / Maurice Ruttenberg    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Simon Ruttenberg z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Mary / Mae Ward    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 4 Pg: 4 Ln: 4
Isadore "Izzy" Weiner    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 5 Pg: 5 Ln: 4
Isadore "Izzy" Weiner    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
manager
William B Goldstein z"l   Boston Shoe Store Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
manufacturer of footwear
William C "Bill" Viner z"l    Greater Bangor 1940   HainesMarriageRecords
manufacturing - shoes
Louis Horowitz    Greater Biddeford 1930   1930USFederalCensus-Saco
Louis Horowitz    Greater Biddeford 1930   1930 US Fed Census - Saco
merchant (retail shoes)
Isaac Hillson z"l    Russia 1930   1930USFederalMECensus, pg 2A
merchant - shoe store
George Baker    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   
George Baker    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
George (now 39997) Baker    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus ED: 9 Pg: 9 Ln: 9
Max Greenberg / Greenburg    Rumford 1920   1920USFederalCensus
Isaac Hillson z"l    Russia 1920   1920USFederalMECensus, pg 20a
Lewis / Louis Schiro    Greater Waterville 1920   1920USFederalMECensus, pg 11a
not yet classifed
Henry I Cohen z"l   Maine Shoes Inc Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Max Hantman   Penobscot Shoe Company Greater Bangor 1949 Other Data : 316 Hammond St, Bangor - Penobscot Shoe Co foreman  B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Max Hantman
Maurice Robin   Penobscot Shoe Company Greater Bangor 1949 Other Data : 24 Fruit St., - Penobscot Shoe sales manager  B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Maurice Robin
Joseph Weinberg   Medwed Footwear Greater Bangor 1949   B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Joseph Weinberg
Benjamin A "Ben" Weiner   Maine Shoes Inc Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Albert Weinstein   Penobscot Shoe Company Old Town - Orono 1949 Other Data : 316 Hammond St, Bangor - Penobscot Shoe Co. Office Manager  B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Albert Weinstein
owner
Harold Alfond z"l   Dexter Shoe Company (now 4309) Greater Waterville 1989 Also founder of Harold Alfond Foundation  Harold Alfond bronzed shoes, 1989
Israel R Cutler z"l   Cutler Men\'s and Women\'s Furnishings Old Town - Orono 1926   Israel Cutler's Store
owner - shoe shop
Albert "Al" Rosen    York County
(excluding Greater Biddeford, OOB, and Sanford-Springvale) 1930   1930FedCensusBiddeford
owner and operator
Moses Weinblatt z"l   Bargain Shoe Store Bath 1912 - 1914   Bath City Directory 1912
owner and operators with sons
Harry (Chaim) Goodman z"l   Monarch Machine Co Greater Bangor   Dale Atkinson email 6 Jan 2012
Harry (Chaim) Goodman z"l   H Goodman & Sons Greater Bangor   Dale Atkinson email 6 Jan 2012
owner of
Albert James Schiro   Standard Shoe Company Greater Bangor   Jessica Lantos (2017)
owner/operator
Meyer Cantor   Family Footwear Lewiston Auburn area 1950s-1960s   Morris Silverman, 2014 DMJ Presentation at Temple Shalom
Samuel D Mack z"l   Modern Shoe Greater Portland 1912 - 1925   Bath City Directories
Leonard A "Lippy" Meltzer z"l   Leonard's Shoe Store Lewiston Auburn area 1950s-1960s   Morris Silverman, 2014 DMJ Presentation at Temple Shalom
Samuel L "Sam" Singer z"l   Family Footwear Lewiston Auburn area 1950s-1960s   Morris Silverman, 2014 DMJ Presentation at Temple Shalom
President
Joseph Koss z"l    Not Sure 1955   1955 Zelch
Philip Marshal Lown   Lown Shoes Inc Lewiston Auburn area   Philip Lown papers, Center for Jewish History citation
Philip Marshal Lown   Penobscot Shoe Company Lewiston Auburn area   Philip Lown papers, Center for Jewish History citation
Hyman Miller z"l   Belgrade Shoe Co Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Arthur N Shapiro z"l   Shapiro Bros Shoe Co Inc Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
President-Treasurer
Samuel Arthur Fradkin z"l   Clark Shoe Company Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
proprietor
Henry S Brody z"l   Cancellation Shoe Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Myer Bernard Canter z"l   Myer Canter Footwear Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
Charles Creighton   C Creighton Shoes Massachusetts 1955   1955 Zelch
Joseph R  Wilner z"l   Wilner Wood Products Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
proprietor - shoe store
HENRY BEAN    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
HENRY BEAN    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
Remy (now 38616) BEAN    Lithuania 1930   1930 US Fed Census
Charles H Green z"l    Greater Biddeford 1930   US Federal Census Maine
Charles H Green z"l    Greater Biddeford 1930   1930 US Fed Census - Saco
Isadore T / Isidore Meltzer z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Solomon Metzger    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus ED: 8 Pg: 8 Ln: 8
Solomon Metzger    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
Moses Weinblatt z"l    Bath 1910   1910 US Federal Census - Bath
Raw Hides
Benjamin Semer z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
retail - shoe maker
William Beder Bennett z"l    Greater Biddeford 1920 retail shop  1920 US Fed Census - Saco
retail merchant (shoes)
Samuel Hillson    Greater Waterville 1930   1930USFederalMECensus, pg 1A
retail merchant - shoes
Harry A Miller    Greater Augusta 1930   1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
Samuel Lewis Miller z"l    Greater Augusta 1930   1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
retail shoes
Jacob B . "Jack" Finkelstein z"l   Jacks Shoe Store Greater Portland   Fred Weinberg (2014)
salesman
Philip Kominsky   Standard Shoe Company Greater Bangor 1949 Other Data : 68 Grant St, Bangor - Standard Shoe Co salesman  B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Philip Kominsky
salesman - shoe mfg
Harry Brownstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus ED: 4 Pg: 4 Ln: 5
Harry Brownstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
salesman - shoe store
Samuel "Sam" Shapiro z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
Samuel "Sam" Shapiro z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
Salesperson
Gertrude Paul z"l   Schiro Family Shoe Store Greater Bangor 1926 - 1934   Sherri Quint (2018)
she__ - shoe manf.
Harry Bornstein ?    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930USFedCensus
shoe business
Harry Chester    Poland 1927   HainesMarriageRecords
shoe cutter
Max Stern z"l    Poland   ChervaKaddishaNov2007-DeathCert&Obit
shoe cutter-shoe factory
Louis / Lewis Schwartz z"l    Greater Portland 1920   1920-Federal Census
shoe dealer
Robert Clenott z"l    Greater Portland 1921    Maine birth record of son Martin (Ancestry.com)
Solomon Meltzer z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
Harry Rosenthal    Greater Waterville 1900   1900USFederalMECensus,pg 179a
shoe dealer
Harry Rosenthal    Greater Waterville 1900   1900 US Fed Census - Waterville
Shoe Designer
Boris Britva z"l    New York 1955   1955 Zelch
shoe maker
buis ? Perkitsky    Greater Augusta 1900   1900MeCensusRussianBirth
shoe maker - shoe factory
Lillian Bachalenick    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Sarah Diamond    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
shoe manufacturer
Jacob Israel Lifshitz z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1930   1930LewistonCensus
Shoe Merchant
William B Goldstein z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
Shoe Mfg.
Henry I Cohen z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
Joseph Koss z"l    Not Sure 1936   1936 Abromson
Philip Marshal Lown    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
Joseph B Mintz   Penobscot Shoe Company New York 1949 Other Data : 28 Prentiss St, Bangor - Penobscot Shoe shoe manufacturer  B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Joseph B Mintz
shoe repair
Morris Anches z"l    state-wide Maine 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Isaac Ber z"l    Greater Portland 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
David Epstein z"l    Greater Portland 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Nathan Feinstein z"l    Greater Portland 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Edward M Finks z"l    Greater Portland 1910   1910 Maine City Directory - Portland area
Joseph Lane z"l    Greater Portland 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Jules Mack    state-wide Maine 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Israel Manuel    Greater Waterville 1920   1920USFederalMECensus, pg 9a
Shoe Repairing - own shop
Gertrude Epstein z"l    Greater Portland 1920   1920FederalCensus
shoe salesman
Samuel Arthur Fradkin z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
shoe store
Frederick B "Fred" Green z"l    Greater Biddeford   Jennie Aranovitch
Maurice Wineblatt    Greater Rockland 1910   1910CensusRussianBornYiddishSpeaking
shoe store - merchant
Charles H Green z"l    Greater Biddeford 1920   1920FedCensusBiddeford
Shoe Store Owner
Sam Wesler z"l   Wesler\'s Shoes Russia   LAURIE WESLER (2015)
Shoe worker
Allan Bornstein    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
Jacob "Jake" Cohen z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
Jerome "Jerry" Finestein    Lewiston Auburn area 1936   1936 Abromson
Shoe worker
Irving Margolin z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
shoe worker - shoe factory
Louis Cohen    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Joseph Philip Lelansky z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Samuel H 'Sam' Lelansky z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920LewistonCensus
Sarah Lelansky    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920LewistonCensus
Gertrude Shuman    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Ernest Styman    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
Sammy Styman    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
shoemaker
Louis Asikoff    Rumford 1910   1910FedMaineCensus
Louis Asikoff    Rumford 1910   1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Bernie Berlowitz    Greater Portland 1890   Appendix B : Survey of 1890
Sarah Bronstein z"l    Greater Portland 1916   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 84
Abraham Brown z"l    state-wide Maine   Sherri Quint (2017)
Harry Cherrnin    Greater Portland 1916   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 86
Kalman Cherrnin    Greater Portland 1915   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 85
Morris Cohen    Russia 1922   HainesMarriageRecords
John Diamond ?    Greater Rockland 1910   1910CensusRussianBornYiddishSpeaking
Gertrude Epstein z"l    Greater Portland 1918   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 138
Morris Finkelstein    Greater Portland 1916   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 29
Max Goldstein    Greater Portland   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 182
Max Greenberg / Greenburg    Rumford 1910   1910FedMaineCensus
Max Greenberg / Greenburg    Rumford 1910   1910 US Fed Census - Rumford
Samuel Israelson z"l    Greater Portland   Barbara Haines (2015)
Sam Kapellowitz z"l    Greater Portland 1912   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 37
Samuel Kopelovith    state-wide Maine   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Eli Lerman    Greater Portland 1913   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 45
Anne / Anna Long z"l    Greater Portland 1916   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 46
Eli / Samuel Palais z"l    Greater Portland 1922   HainesMarriageRecords
Abraham Ravitch    Greater Portland 1915   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 54
Sam Riff    Greater Portland 1917   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 114
Moses G Ross    Greater Rockland 1910   1910CensusRussianBornYiddishSpeaking
Nathan Rubin    Greater Portland 1917   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 58
Louis Rudstein z"l    Greater Portland 1909   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg
Jennie Snider z"l    Greater Portland 1909   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921rords?? pg 68
Benny Whitney    Greater Portland 1915   Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 112
shoemaker / work for or with
Harry Clevenson    Russia   Dale Atkinson - email Feb 2012
Harry (Chaim) Goodman z"l    Greater Bangor   Dale Atkinson - email Feb 2012
shoemaker store
Louis Shible    Greater Portland 1930   1930LewistonCensus
Shoemaker-own shop
Anne / Anna Long z"l    Greater Portland 1920   1920-Federal Census
shoemaker-own shop
Jennie Snider z"l    Greater Portland 1920   1920-Federal Census
shoerepair, shop
Harry Ceheeler    Greater Waterville 1930   1930USFederalMECensus, pg 10B
shoes
Harry Bradbury    Greater Rockland 1912 - 1913   RocklandJewishCommunityListing1912-1913
Barnet / Barnett Fireman z"l    Greater Portland 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
sole tacker - shoe shop
Max E Rubinowitz    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
stenographer - shoe shop
Lillian  Shapiro z"l    Greater Augusta 1920   1920USFedCensus
stitcher
Philip Gold    Greater Portland 1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Supt
Jerome "Jerry" Feinstein z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
title not known
Manuel Feldman z"l   Philco Shoe Corp Lewiston Auburn area 1949 Other Data : 58 Pearl St, Bangor - Philco Shoe Corp   B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Manuel Feldman
Max Kagan   Pilgrim Shoe Co. Greater Bangor 0 Bangor  Philip Lown biography in Risen, Jewels of Maine
Treasurer
Arthur Barr z"l   Rock Maple Wood Heel Co Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
George E  Shapiro z"l   Shapiro Bros Shoe Co Inc Lewiston Auburn area 1955   1955 Zelch
wholesale - shoe shop
Solomon Meltzer z"l    Lewiston Auburn area 1920   1920USFedCensus
worked for
Harvey J Baker z"l   Universal Shoe Co (Consolidated Shoe) Sanford   Joan Baker Warren - letter Sept 2014

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