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Marshall County MapMarshall County

Plymouth was incorporated as a town, February, 1851, with a population of 600. The corporation was changed to a city in 1873 when the increase in population was sufficient. Levi and Meyer Lauer of Germany beginning peddling in the county in 1858. In 1861, they opened their first store, Lauer Brothers Clothing; they erect a new store in 1910. In 1990, Marshall County Historical Society acquired the Lauer Building for their museum.

There were as many as 35 families living in Plymouth, but no congregation was ever established. Jews went to larger cities like South Bend to worship. A Jewish section of Oak Hill Cemetery was consecrated in 1904. By the 1970s, very few families remained.
Plymouth was incorporated as a town, February, 1851, with a population of 600. The corporation was changed to a city in 1873 when the increase in population was sufficient. Levi and Meyer Lauer of Germany beginning peddling in the county in 1858. In 1861, they opened their first store, Lauer Brothers Clothing; they erect a new store in 1910. In 1990, Marshall County Historical Society acquired the Lauer Building for their museum.

There were as many as 35 families living in Plymouth, but no congregation was ever established. Jews went to larger cities like South Bend to worship. A Jewish section of Oak Hill Cemetery was consecrated in 1904. By the 1970s, very few families remained.