DATA FOR PORTLAND, OREGON
Daniel Froehlich did some original research, and
found these very early marriages:
The first known Jewish wedding in Oregon was in
Benton County, Oregon:
20 December 1857: Phillip Cohen of
Portland to Clara Stock of Corvallis.
Ancestry.com has this incorrectly as 1854; Film
The first known Jewish weddings in Portland,
Multnomah County, Oregon:
25 July 1858: Peter
Funkenstein/Funkenstine to Sarah L. Levy,
Portland, Multnomah County marriage book
["book"] 1, p. 34
It was recorded on 31 July, in the Oregonian:
"In this city, July 25th, at the home of the
bride's father, by William Beck, JP, Mr. Peter
Funkinstein and Miss Sarah Leah Levy. San
Francisco papers, please copy."
18 September 1858: Simon Baum to
Mariana/Marjana Bettman, Portland, book 1, p.
38. Lowenstein has this marriage on p. 49-50.
The couple married in Burke's Hall in a bare
loft above a livery stable and blacksmith shop
on First Avenue, near the riverfront. This is
where Beth Israel congregation held its
services until 1861.
19 September 1858: Elias Stille of
Independence, Polk Co., OR, to Caroline
Weinshank, Portland, book 1, p. 47
26 January 1859: Solomon Galland to
Adelaide Goodman, Marian Co., OR
4 February 1859: Sigmund Simon
Rosenblatt to Sarah Lena Bettman, Portland,
book 1, p. 47
1 May 1859: Solomon Beary to Bertha
Steinheiser, Portland, book 1, p. 38. This was
the first Multnomah County marriage after
Oregon became a state [Feb. 14, 1859].
5 June 1859: Herman Hyman Solomon to
Emma Levy, Portland, book 1, p. 52
September 1859: Simon Baum to
Marjana Bettman, Portland, book 1, p. 38
29 September 1861:
Joseph Bergman to Carolina Bettman, Portland,
book 1, p. 97
10 November 1861: Abraham Isaac Bloch to
Babetta Falk, Portland, book 1, p. 97
11 May 1862: Lewis Sternbach to Marry
Schlussel, both of Albany, Lynn County, OR, in
Portland, book 1, p. 110
Daniel has digitized records from 1857 to 1911.
Froelich lives in Corvallis, OR.
Source: Daniel Froelich email to
JGSOregon@gmail.com, August 14, 2020 and 15
October, 2020, with permission
The Genealogical Forum of Oregon
also has many of these records. https://gfo.org/