Michigan's First Jewish Settler

Michigan's First Jewish Settler (HM20WR)

Location: Mackinaw City, MI 49701
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 47.267', W 84° 43.954'

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Ezekiel Solomon, a native of Berlin, Germany, who had served with the British army, arrived at Michilimackinac in the summer of 1761.
He is Michigan's first known resident of the Jewish faith.
Solomon was one of the most active Mackinac fur traders until his death about 1808.
He was one of those who narrowly escaped death in the massacre of 1763.
During the Revolutionary War, he and other hard-pressed traders pooled their resources to form a general store.
In 1784 he was a member of a committee of eight formed to regulate the Mackinac area trade.
Ezekiel Solomon's business often took him to Montreal where he is believed to have been buried and where he was a member of Canada's first Jewish congregation, Shearith Israel.

Michigan Historical Commission Registered site No. 249
HM NumberHM20WR
Placed ByJewish Historical Society of Michigan
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Date Added Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 676241 N 5072969
Decimal Degrees45.78778333, -84.73256667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 47.267', W 84° 43.954'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 47' 16.02" N, 84° 43' 57.24" W
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Area Code(s)231, 906
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-75, Mackinaw City MI 49701, US
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