N. DWORSKY & SON
N. Dworsky & Son was a grocery store that operated in St. Louis Park from at least 1915 to 1917. Village Council minutes show that the village bought provisions from his store. The store’s location may have moved around. In 1915 the Fire Marshall ordered Dworsky to remove a two-story building on his property, for what that’s worth. His store was located at the Walker Building as of February 3, 1917, as reported in the Minneapolis Morning Tribune – that was the day the building was subject to a horrendous fire.
THE DWORSKY FAMILY
Moses Dworsky was born in 1861 or ’63 in Russia and came to the U.S. in 1883 or ’90. He spoke Russian and Polish. In 1900 he was a country peddler living on Main Street in Eureka, South Dakota. His household included three other non-related Russian peddlers.
Wife Bertha Weinstein was born on August 15, 1870. She spoke Russian and Yiddish. They married in about 1888.
Moses died on January 10, 1919. By 1920 Bertha had moved to Minneapolis with sons Max and Paul. In 1930-40 she was living in Michigan with son Paul. She died on October 20, 1959, in Los Angeles.
In 1900 Bertha reported that she was the mother of five living children, but these are the only ones found in the census:
Pearl was born in April 1889. She shows up in the 1900 census but in none other.
Edward Julius was born in Minneapolis on June 8, 1891. In 1917 he was working for his father in St. Louis Park.
Max Zollie was born on July 29, 1895 in South Dakota. In the 1900 census he was listed as “Marther.” In 1917 he was working for his father in St. Louis Park. In 1920 he was a salesman living at 1124 Irving Ave. No. in Minneapolis. From at least 1930-1940 he was working at a retail men’s clothing shop in Iron Mountain, Michigan. His wife was Minna or Minnie and his children Edward and David. Max died on January 3, 1971, in Los Angeles.
Paul Peter was born on April 23, 1898 in South Dakota. The 1900 census listed him as “Parrot.” In 1917 he was a student living in St. Louis Park. In 1920 he worked as a salesman, living with Max and Bertha at 1124 Irving Ave. No. in Minneapolis. From at least 1930-1940 he lived in Iron Mountain, Michigan, with wife Lillian and children Eugene and Evelyn (born in North Dakota) and William (born in Michigan). Paul died on September 26, 1952 in Los Angeles.