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 to a Sephardic Jewish family, in 1809, in France   Dubuque, Iowa Alexander Levi

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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   Lipman Younker was born Lipno, Province, Polotzk, Poland in 1834. Samuel Younker was born Lipno, Province, Polotzk, Poland in 1837. Marcus Younker was born Lipno, Province, Polotzk, Poland in 1839. They were three of six sons of

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Early Pioneer Jews of Davenport, Iowa

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

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Early Jewish Pioneers of Des Moines, Iowa

Early Jewish Pioneers of Des Moines, Iowa   William Krause William Krause was born in 1823, in Demmelsdorf, Germany He arrived in the United States with his brother, Robert in 1842, at 19 years of age. William Krause started working as peddler before moving to Iowa. In

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