Museum the New Llano Colony

Israel "Izzy" Ginsberg

Birth: Born around 1878 in Russia.  

Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In 1935 he was living in the colony.  

Job in Colony: In 1934 he was in charge of the Hospital / Health Home. In April 1934 he and Nurse Anna Tabb were making old folks comfortable at the hospital.  

Other Info: In 1937 he met with several interested colonists to discuss garden needs that were soon going to need to be met. Also in attendance were Otto Hoefel, Boyd Bartlett, Ted Landrum, Forrest Waters, Ed Mansfield, E.O. Joynes, and Mr. Hayman of Leesville.

Quoted in April 15, 1949 interview as, "It was a noble experiment" in reference to the colony.  

Post-Colony History: In 1940 he was living in the unincorporated New Llano, Louisiana (site of the old colony) with Helen Straub as his lodger.

In 1947 he attended a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Mrs. Gussie Frusha for the old folks of New Llano. Attending were: Ed Mansfield, Ed Clark, Joe Noggles, F.R. Waters, Ed Merrill, S.E. Broyles, Ted Landrum, I. Ginsberg, Mrs. Martha Dougherty, Mrs. Ida N. Bartlett and Mrs. Alice Sontag.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": April 28, 1934, May 26, 1934, December 22, 1934, February 13, 1937; US Census: 1940; Martha Palmer Notes; "Leesville Leader": December 4, 1947  


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