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Schwebel's Bakery Youngstown, OH
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Schwebel's Bakery was founded in 1906 by Dora and Joseph Schwebel. It began its life as a kosher bakery, famous for its rye bread. Upon the death of her husband in 1928, Dora become the president and sole proprietor of Schwebel's Bakery, becoming a strong business woman at time when such entities were rarities. Dora Schwebel paid for Jewish relatives to come to the United States from Poland and ran a successful family business through two World Wars and a Great Depression until her death in 1964. Schwebel's Bakery remains a successful family business, supplying bread products across Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as to Disney World's Epcot Center. (image: Dora Schwebel, from http://www.mahoningcountychapterogs.org/Photo%20Album%202.htm).

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Alma Rachel Heckman

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Schwebel's Bakery." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/schwebels-bakery>.