California Gold Country

Jacob Stern, Pioneer Jewish Merchant of Rio Vista in the Sacramento Delta

Jacob Stern Values Codes I – E – L – P   Jacob Stern was born in Bavaria in 1856.   Along the way . . . In 1874, Jacob Stern journeyed to San Francisco, California. Soon thereafter, he moved to Nevada, where he worked briefly as

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Jacob & Joseph Weissbein: Jewish Pioneer Merchants, Bankers & Mine Owners of Grass Valley in the California Gold Country

Jacob & Joseph Weissbein Values Codes I – E – L   Jacob Weissbein was born in Germany in the early 1850’s. His brother, Joseph Weissbein, was born around 1854 in Germany.   Grass Valley In 1873, Jacob and Joseph Weissbein came to America and settled in

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Emanuel Lauer: First Merchant in Alturas, Modoc County, California in the Northern Gold Country

Emanuel Lauer Values Codes I – E – L   Emanuel Lauer was born in 1831 in Bavaria, Germany.   Along the way . . . In 1848, Emanuel Lauer came to the United States. In 1854, he traveled, by way of the Isthmus of Panama, to

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Professor Albert Abraham Michelson: Nobel Prize Winning Jewish Physicist from Calaveras County, California

Albert Abraham Michelson Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Albert Abraham Michelson was born in 1852 in Strzelno, Prussia, near Posen.   Calavaras County In 1855, Samuel and Rosalie Michelson brought their son to California, where they settled in Murphy’s Camp in

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Bernard Ulmer Steinman: Jewish Pioneer Businessman, Civil Servant and Mayor of Sacramento, California

Bernard Ulmer Steinman Values Codes I – E – L – P   Bernard Ulmer Steinman was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1848.   Along the way In 1848, Bernard Steinman’s parents brought their 9 month old son to America. They first settled in New York. Bernard’s 20-years-older

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Arnold Friedberger Family: Early Jewish Pioneer Merchants in Stockton and the Gold Country of California

Arnold Friedberger Values Codes I – E – L – P   Arnold Friedberger was born in Laupheim, Germany, in 1830.   Along the way . . . In 1848, Arnold Friedberger went to Paris to learn the millinery trade. In 1852, he headed to the United

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