San Francisco Jewish Pioneers

Solomon Levinson, Jewish Boxing Glove Manufacturer of San Francisco

Solomon Levinson Values Codes: I-E-L Solomon Levinson was born in 1867 in Lake County, California. He was the fifth child of Abraham and Henrietta Levinson.   Abraham, born in Zempelburg, Prussia in 1826 settled in Napa, California in 1850 where he opened a general merchandise store. In

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Daniel N. Walter, Early Pioneer Jewish Home Furnishing Merchant of San Francisco

Daniel N. Walter Values Codes: I-E-L Daniel N. Walter was born in 1837 in Reckendorf, Bavaria.   Along the way . . . Early in his life, Daniel N. Walter came to the United States, where he lived in Albany, New York while pursuing studies with Dr.

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Anthony Zellerbach, Jewish Paper King of the American Wild West

Anthony Zellerbach Values Codes: I-E-L-P   Anthony Zellerbach was born in 1832 in Bavaria.   Along the way . . . In 1846, at the age of fourteen, Anthony Zellerbach came to America. He lived in Philadelphia for a while. Then, in 1856, he headed west to

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Adolph A. Son and the Spitz Brothers, Pioneer Jewish Tobacco Merchants of San Francisco.

Adolph A. Son Values Codes: I-E-L    Adolph A. Son was born in Hildesheim, Hanover, Germany in 1838.   San Francisco In 1853, at the age of 15, Adolph Son journeyed to San Francisco, California and opened a cigar and pipe store. In 1863, he vacationed in

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Emanuel Raas: Early Jewish Pioneer Wool Merchant & Philanthropist of San Francisco.

Emanuel Raas Values Codes: I-E-L-P Emanuel Raas was born in 1838 in Strassburg, France, where he was educated until he moved to Paris at the age of 13.   Along the way . . . . Emanuel Raas came to the United States in 1860. He first

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Julius Platshek: Early Jewish Pioneer Real Estate and Wool & Hide Merchant of San Francisco

Julius Platshek Values Codes: I-E-L-P Julius Platshek was born in Schwersenz, West Prussia, in 1833. He was educated in Germany and was engaged in business there.   Along the way Hearing of the opportunities in America, Julius Platshek landed in New York in 1850, at the age of 17.

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