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Max Sklower, b. 1842, Prussia, Germany > MO > ca 1869 MT - Bio
Posted by: Carole (ID *****4261) Date: August 19, 2008 at 22:42:40
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A biography/family history of Max Sklower, Malta, MT, is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, pages 961 & 962.

Max was born, 30 Mar 1842, Prussia, Germany, where he was educated and apprenticed as a baker. Circa 1866, following his brothers, Max immigrated to the US through Castle Garden, NY, and moved on to St. Louis, MO. He eventually moved to Helena, MT, where he worked as a pastry chef, then bought into the hotel business; after selling the hotel Max he acquired a billiard hall in Helena. Leaving Helena, he leased the Springs Hotel at White Sulpher Springs, MT, and was the proprietor for 15 years. He moved to Malta, MT, where he built the Great Northern Hotel, which opened for business, 15 Jan 1904. He continued as proprietor until succeeded by his sons in Jan 1919.

On 15 May 1880, Helena, MT, Max married Miss Bettie R. Silverman. She was the daughter of Morris Silverman, a Montana pioneer who was born in Kalvria, Polish Russia. Sklower sons: Joseph, b. 28 May 1881; Emanuel, b. 24 Nov 1884.

Max was naturalized in Helena, MT, in 1889. He died 17 Aug 1920, Phillips County, MT.

I am not related.

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