The business of the Forman Brothers is a monument to real perseverance and business principles. Coming to Lykens in the year 1906, these two brothers located in Wiconisco and began business at once on a very small scale. They increased yearly until 1911 they conducted probably the largest merchandise store in Wiconisco. Continuing in their progressiveness until 1918, in which year they opened a branch in Lykens. Today, they are considered among the largest merchandise department enterprises in the Upper End. They have always supported all local, civic and community movements, and are both well respected citizens of both towns.
(Harry Forman, above left; Mayers Forman, above right).
Note: The Forman brothers were born in Russia and came to the the United States during the great emigration of 1890-1910, when a large number of Jews fled the pogroms there,
From: “Who’s Who in Wiconisco,” and “Who’s Who in Lykens,” Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,” Lykens-Williams Valley History-Directory and Pictorial Review, by J. Allen Barrett, published in 1922.
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