Early Years in New York City
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Tannenbaum was one of three children born to Abraham Wolfe Tannenbaum and the former Anna Wilder on March 4, 1893, in a small village called Brod near Galicia, Austria. 1 Both sides of the Tannenbaum family boasted numerous rabbis and other learned people. In fact, Frank was supposed to become a rabbi studying under his grandfather in Galicia, except he ran away every Saturday. This often resulted in a beating administered by an uncle or local rabbi. His own father, Abraham Tannenbaum, was a farmer. In 1899, the elder Tannenbaum left for America without his family to try to establish himself in North Dakota. By December 1904, the rest of the family had joined their father in the United States, settling first in a farm in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and much later occupying a farm in Sullivan County, New York (Tannenbaum Collection, Box 2, Folder B1, and Box 56).