In 1907, Ade Reher purchased the buildings at 99-101 Broadway. The Reher family owned, worked in, and lived at 99-101 Broadway until 2004. Back row: (L-R): Minnie, Etta, Willie, Mollie. Front Row (L-R): Elsie, Frank, Gertrude (Gertie,) Ade, Sadie. Hyman (Hymie,) the youngest Reher child, was born in 1915, after this photograph was taken.
A trolley is depicted as it approaches Mill Street along Broadway in this 1914 postcard. Mill Street was destroyed in the 1960s as a part of Urban Renewal.
Frank immigrated to the United States in the early 1890s from Krakow, now in Poland, but then under Austrian control. He first settled in New York City before moving to Kingston by 1900. At the time of his naturalization in 1904, Frank lived and worked as a baker on Ravine Street, just a few blocks from 99-101 Broadway.
In 1915, the Reher family rented the 3rd-floor apartment to Rev. Morris Miller, a Rabbi and kosher butcher. Could this photograph of a butcher wearing a head covering be he? Photo Courtesy of the Forst Family
These bones bearing butcher marks were excavated from the courtyard of 99-101 in 2013. Could Rev. Morris Miller have left these marks?
Every immigrant family who lived at 99-101 Broadway chose which traditions—food, language, religion, and more—to pass on to their American-born children. This Hebrew Primer was written for American-born, English-speaking children to learn the language of Jewish prayer.