S: The Alden E. Adolph Family History
FC: The Alden E. Adolph Family History | Adolph, Harris, Shank, and Rostein
1: man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his for the expression of all his history, and his wants. | A | ancestors; | Ralph Waldo Emerson
3: This book was made with love and respect for my grandfather, with whom I have had many great adventures through this project. I love you very much...
4: Louis Harris | Mary Kohlhepp | Samuel Adolph | Louis Rostein | Frederika Selig | Isaac Harris | Rose Rosenbloom | Louis "Lip" Shank | Anna Herman | Joseph Adolph | Alden Adolph Sr. | Marian Harris | Mollie Shank | Lillie Rostein | Alden Adolph Jr.
5: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Top to bottom: Reuben Harris (brother of Isaac) and family. Harrises and Berlingers (Berles)
6: Samuel Adolph (abt 1835 - 1893) m. Mary Kohlhepp (1842 - 1904) Children Amelia Adolph (1865 – 1877) William Adolph (1869 – 1916) Eva M. Adolph (1871 – 1951) Lyon Adolph (1873 – 1903) Ida Adolph (1878 – 1933) Samuel Adolph Jr. (1880 – 1981) Joseph C. Adolph (1882 – 1942)
7: Grand Father | Great Grand Father | Great Grand Mother | Great Grand Mother
8: Samuel Adolph; Salem's First Brewer Samuel Adolph founded the first Salem brewery in 1866. His "Pacific Brewery" was located on the south side of Trade Street, between Cottage and Church. When Adolph's brewery burned in 1869, he rebuilt and named it the "Salem Brewery" but relocated to the southeast corner of Trade and Commercial, three blocks west of the old location. The July 1878 Salem Business Directory stated: "Salem Brewery - Best Beer in the City - by quart, gallon, or keg. Commercial Street, near the covered bridge."
9: In 1885 Adolph sold the brewery to two of his employees, Maurice Klinger and Seraphin Beck. They then renamed it the "Capital Brewery" - shown in the photo at the top of the facing page. Later, the partners purchased a lot across the street on the northeast corner of Trade and Commercial (268 South Commercial St.) where they constructed a larger brewery that, by 1891, had an annual output of 3,500 barrels. On September 16, 1893 Sam was thrown from a runaway carriage. Shortly after midnight the next day he died.
10: Joseph Adolph was born Jan 10, 1882 to Sam and Mary (Kohlhepp) Adolph. The youngest of seven, Joseph ventured into business in Salem in the early 1900s. He first clerked at family-owned Rostein & Greenbaum grocery in Salem, then, opened his own cigar store on Commercial Street. His brother, Samuel, soon joined him in a business known as Adolph Brothers, which eventually expanded to include soft drinks and billiards. George E. Waters, a native of Nebraska, born in 1869, came to Salem, Oregon, with his parents in 1872. In 1891 he opened a cigar store in Salem. Fifteen years later, he embarked on the tobacco wholesale business in his shop on State Street. | Joseph C. Adolph 1882 - 1942 | Joe Adolph and George Waters invested jointly in several other Salem commercial properties in the early decades of the 1900s, including the building at 198 Liberty, N.E., also located in Salem’s historic commercial district.
11: Lillie Rostein was born March 22nd, 1879 to Louis and Frederika (Selig) Rostein. Louis born in Turkey and Frederika in Germany arrived respectively in the U.S. in 1861 and wed in 1862. We can see the route they used to travel from New York to Washington by the birthplaces of their 8 children. After leaving New York and passing through Illinois, and Iowa, Frederika gave birth to her 7th child, daughter Lillie in Winona, Minnesota. | Lillie Rostein 1879 - 1945
12: Rostein Family | Louis Rostein (1840 - unknown) m. Francis Frederika Selig (1844 - 1924) Children Eva Rostein (1862 - 1946) Ida Rostein (1864 – 1945) Rosa Rachel Rostein (1866 - 1958) Louis Albert Rostein (1869 – 1935) Joseph Rostein (1873 – 1951) Lillie Rostein (1879 – 1945) Edward Rostein (1885 - 1968) | In 1903 Lillie Rostein, youngest daughter of Louis Rostein Sr. married Samuel Adolph's youngest son, Joseph. The two were wed in Salem, Oregon on October 19th in a double wedding along with Joe's sister Ida and Lillie's brother Ed. The following year Lillie gave birth to the first of two sons. Rex Samuel Adolph was born on July 27th 1904. Four years later on the 9th of July, 1908, a second son, Alden was born. | Joseph and Lillie Adolph
13: The Adolph, Rostein and Greenbaum families were related through marriage. Joseph Adolph married Lillie Rostein. Lillie's brother, Edward Rostein, married Joseph Adolph's sister, Ida Adolph. Joseph's sister, Eva Adolph, married Isadore Greenbaum. They all owned and worked in businesses together in Salem, Oregon for many years. By the mid-1930s, the Joseph and Samuel Adolph Jr., known as “Adolph Brothers”, had joined Ed Rostein in a venture that eventually became Salem Drug Company. As of 2010, one original family business is still owned by a family member; Sylvia Dorney. Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest is celebrated its 100th birthday in 1999. It is the oldest family business in the same location in Salem. It began as Greenbaum’s Department Store, with Isadore Greenbaum at the helm. Ed Rostein joined him in 1903, and the store became Rostein & Greenbaum’s Dry Goods. In 1919 as the local merchants partnership of “Rostein and Greenbaum” the brothers-in-law bought the Eldridge Block. They ran the shop in Salem and also bought and closed out failing stores in other valley towns. Isadore's son Adolph Greenbaum joined the business in 1928 after after attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and Ed Rostein left to work in the insurance and real estate business. Along with brother-in-law, Sam Adolph he owned and operated Rostein & Adolph Insurance Company. Edward Rostein continued in this venture into his seventies. By then, after sixty years of conducting business in Salem, he had earned the nickname "Dean of Commercial Street." Isadore died in 1930, and Adolph and his wife Mildred ran the grocery briefly until she died. In 1960 Adolph Greenbaum died and his sister Irene bought out (sister) Leah and continued the operation of Greenbaum’s Fine Fabrics. Her husband, Albert Depenbrock, eventually joined her as well. Thne Depenbrock’s daughter, Sylvia and her husband Bill Dorney bought the business in 1978. | All in the Family... Business | Photos: Left to right 1. Eldredge Block, Salem. 2. Adolph-Waters building at Liberty and Court streets, Salem 1968. 3. Durbin Building Commercial and State streets, Salem late 1940’s.
14: Alden Edward Adolph Sr. 1908 - 2001 | Alden Adolph Sr. was born January 9th, 1908 in Salem, Oregon to Joseph and Lillie Adolph. At 21 he married Marian Harris. To that union was born his eldest son Al Jr. To Al's second marriage to Charlotte Green were born Shirliann, Marylee, and Joseph Adolph. Al's third and final marriage was to Ruth Sanderson. The two had no children but together they raised Ruth's son from a previous marriage, Craig. Al Sr. was a theater man by trade. He served as manager of San Francisco's Telenews Theater during the 1950s. | State Street Theater, Salem, OR (top), Telenews and Esquire Thearers, SF (bottom)
16: Isaac Harris (1862 - 1905) m. Rose Rosenbloom (1867 - 1942) Children Louis Harris (1885 - 1963) Abraham Harris (1887 - 1974) Robert Moses "Moe" Shank (1887 - 1967) Herman Barney Harris (1891 - 1923) Samuel Harris (1893 - 1979) Hannah Ruth Harris (1895 - unknown) Lena Harris (1895 - 1905) | Isaac and Rose Harris
17: Rose Harris was born Rose Rosenbloom to parents Isaac Jacob Rosenbloom and Pearl Miriam Winters. Although she was born in England her parents' country of origin was Poland. We assume that Isaac passed on about 1880. Mary as Pearl was known, raised 3 children as a single mother in the United States, (Rose, Rachel ans Ralph) however in the 1900 census she states that these three are only 3 of 11 children she gave birth to! I wonder what became of the other eight. | Sister Rachael "Rae" and husband Al Davis | Rose with sister Rae, son Abe and grand-children.
18: Mollie and Lou Harris
19: The meeting of Mollie and Louis Harris was a chance happening as told by daughter Marian. Lou was born in San Francisco to first generation immigrant parents Isaac and Rose Harris. The family moved to Umatilla County, Oregon shortly after Louis' birth. They made the town of La Grande their home. In 1900, at fifteen Lou was sent back to San Francisco to live with his mother's sister Rae and Uncle Al. Eventually he went back home to La Grande and took a job as a driver for Lip Shank's hide depot, "L Shank & Co." Marian explains, "He drove a team of horses, and when that became obsolete, he drove a truck." It was there that he met the boss' daughter, Mollie. The two fell in love and were married in October of 1907. To their union were born 3 children. Son, Robert "Bob," Daughter Marian, and son, Edmond "Ed"
21: Mollie & Lou Harris with Bob and Marian in Portland. | Rae Davis and Mollie & Lou Harris
22: The Harrises | Lou Harris | San Francisco 1890's | La Grande, OR
23: L to R: Baby Lou Harris. Isaac and Rose Harris. Sam, Lou, Hannah Ruth, and Abe Harris at a Harris reunion in La Grande, 1961. Elvira and Abe Harris. Moe and Abe Harris. Elvira & Abe, Sam & Tillie Harris.
25: L to R: Hannah (Harris) Barnett with children Norman & Helen, and Ivan, Don, and Leona Harris. Rae (Rosenbloom) Davis and family. Al and Rae Davis with Elvira and Leona Harris at Neptune Beach. Sam & Tillie Harris.
26: Shank Family Lip Shank (1859 - 1953) m. Anna Herman (1863 - 1942) Children Joseph Shank (1883 - 1935) Jacob E. Shank (1884 - 1970) Mollie B. Shank (1886 - 1934) Adolph Shank (1888 - unknown) Mose "Moe" Shank (1891 - 1979) Rose A. Shank (1893 - 1991) | Louis Lieb “Lip” Shank was born October 1859 in Germany. In 1882, at 23 years old, Lip Shank married Anna Herman. According to Granddaughter Marian, the two wed and within a day or so they boarded a ship bound for the United States. Along for the trip were several family members including Lip's father Israel, uncle Morris, brothers Edward, and Mike, sister Rachael (Shulman) and Anna's brother Max Herman & family.. The family arrived in Bismark, North Dakota later that year. Lip was a trapper and furrier by trade but in North Dakota he and the family farmed their land possibly as a condition of a homestead grant. In 1883 Lip and Anna welcomed their first child, son Joseph. According to census records the family had moved to Minnesota by that time. Seven years, and 5 children later the Shank family found themselves in Portland, Oregon where Lip and Anna would spend the rest of their lives. | Lip and Anna Shank
27: Mollie (Shank) Harris | Brothers Lip (l) and Mike (r) Shank. Mike and his family lived in Idaho and Alberta Canada before settling in Tacoma Washington.. | Burial marker of Lip and Anna Shank. The other side shows an English inscription.
28: Baby Marian
29: Marian Ruth Harris 1910 - 2007 | Marian Harris was born August 17th, 1910 at the home of her parents, Lou and Mollie Harris in Portland, Oregon. | to do was be in the Ziegfeld Follies. She studied acting and elocution and in her early adult years she even modeled for the Lipman-Wolfe & Company department store. In 1929, at 19 yrs old she met and married Alden Adolph. To their union was born one child, Al Adolph Jr. The couple divorced in 1935 and Marian and Al Jr. moved south to the San Francisco Bay Area. In San Francisco she met Joseph Bader and the two were married in 1937 | As a young woman Marian enjoyed performing in plays, and dancing. Her brother Bob remarked that all she wanted
34: "Thank Heaven for little girls; For little girls get bigger every day..."
36: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
41: Dow-Harris Reunion Sonoma, California July 17th 2010
42: The Next Generation
43: ...and the rest, as they say, is history...