Jewish Virtual Library, “Virtual Jewish World: New Hampshire.”

From the site: “In 1880, a J. Wolf was the first recorded permanent Jewish resident. Ten years later the first congregation in the State, Adath Yeshurun, was organized. A second Manchester synagogue, Anshei Sfard (now Temple Israel) followed in 1897… The early Jewish settlers, particularly from the influx escaping the problems of eastern Europe, came as small merchants and trades people. Few, if any, worked in Manchester’s huge Amoskeag textile mills. The first peddlers became merchants, and the downtown areas of Manchester, Nashua, Dover, Portsmouth. Keene, and Claremont soon had numbers of Jewish entrepreneurs.”