Iowa

Alexander Levi: Earliest Pioneer Jewish Merchant and Miner of Dubuque, Iowa

Alexander Levi Values Codes I – H – E – L – P   “Jewish history began in Iowa when Alexander Levi settled in Dubuque in 1833.” — Jodi Braverman of Agudas Achim Congregation in Iowa City, Iowa   Alexander Levi was born in France to a

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The Younker Brothers: Early Jewish Pioneer Merchandisers of Keokuk & Des Moines, Iowa

The Younker Brothers: Marcus, Samuel, Lipman, and Herman Values Codes I – E – L – P   Three of Younker Brothers wee born in Lipno, Province, Polotzk, Poland: Lipman (1834); Samuel (1837); and Marcus (1839). They were three of six sons of Isaac and Jennie Younker. They were all educated

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Early Pioneer Jews of Davenport, Iowa

  Early Pioneer Jews of Davenport, Iowa Robert Krause, the brother of William Krause of Des Moines, was an early, successful merchant in Davenport. Robert married Louisa Steinhilber of West Virginia in 1860. Together they had two daughters.   Henry Abel was the second known Jew in Davenport.

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Early Jewish Pioneers of Des Moines, Iowa

Early Jewish Pioneers of Des Moines, Iowa   William Krause was born in 1823, in Demmelsdorf, Germany. He arrived in the United States at age 19 with his brother, Robert Krause. William started working as peddler before moving to Iowa. In Iowa he was a peddler for a bit, then

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