California Gold Country

Edward Rodgers Levy, Early Pioneer Jewish Merchant of Folsom, California

Edward Rogers Levy Values Codes I – E – L   Edward Rogers Levy was born in Poland in 1839.   Along the way . . . In the late 1850’s, Edward Levy headed West to San Francisco, California. A short while later, he moved to Shingle Springs,

Read more

Michael Joshua Banner: Jewish Violin Prodigy of Sacramento, California

Michael Joshua Banner Values Codes H – E – L   Michael Joshua Banner was born in Sacramento in 1868. He began violin lessons with his father at age five. He soon advanced beyond what his father could teach him, and was provided with a more expert instructor.

Read more

Moses Dinkelspiel: Jewish Pioneer Merchant and Philanthropist in the California Gold Country

Moses Dinkelspiel Gold Country Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   Moses Dinkelspiel was born in Gemmingen, Baden, Germany in 1826. He was a soldier in the King’s Guards, but he rebelled in early 1848 and was forced to flee to France.

Read more

Isidore Karsky & Samuel Karsky: Father and Son Jewish Merchants of Weaverville in the California Gold Country

Isidore Karsky & Samuel Karsky Values Codes  I – E – L – P   Isidore Karsky Isidore Karsky (1830-1867) and Hannah Abrahm Karsky (1831-1897) came to the United States in 1857 from Prussia, settling in California. Isidore  was the proprietor of I. Karsky & Co. in San

Read more

Kusel Family: Pioneer Jews of the Northern California Gold Country

Kusel Family Values Codes  I – E – L – P   Edward Abraham Kusel Edward Abraham Kusel was born in 1824 in Mechlenburg-Schwerin, Poland, then part of Prussia.   Along the way  Edward A. Kusel journeyed to America in the early 1850’s. He headed West, from

Read more

Samuel Sussman Snow: Early Jewish Physician, Rancher, Fur Trader, “Ditch Agent” and Farmer of Placerville, California

Samuel Sussman Snow Values Codes I – E – H – L   Samuel Sussman Snow (Snoek or Snook) was born in 1818 in Demmin, New Prussia. His father was a rabbi. Samuel Snow began to study medicine in France. Then, in 1836, at the age of 18,

Read more