Los Angeles Jewish Pioneers

Al Levy: Jewish Pioneer Restaurateur of Los Angeles & Hollywood

Al Levy (Asher Michael Levy) Values Codes I – H – E – L   Al Levy was born in Liverpool, England in 1860. His father was Bernard Levy, a jeweler, and his mother was Martha Ansell Levy. The family moved to Dublin, Ireland, where Al was educated.

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Abraham Frankum Frankenstein: Jewish Musical Director of the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles

Abraham Frankum Frankenstein Values Codes I – E – P   Abraham Frankum Frankenstein was born in Chicago in 1873. He attended Marquette Grammar School, Souders College, and Chicago Musical College.   Along the Way By age fifteen, Abraham Frankenstein was playing violin at concerts at West

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Louis Phillips of the Pomona Valley: Early Jewish Pioneer, Rancher & Real Estate Investor

Louis Phillips Values Codes I – E – L – P   “Louis Phillips is well deserving to be held in long, pleasant remembrance as one of the sturdy pioneers who helped fashion and build the great commonwealth of California, and who was especially a leader and

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Asher Hamburger & Sons: Pioneer Jewish Los Angeles Department Store Merchant Family

Asher Hamburger & Family Values Codes I – E – L – P   Asher Hamburger was born in the village of Altenschoenbach, near Wuzburg, Bavaria, in 1821. At a very young age, he was apprenticed to a rope-maker. At the age of 18, Asher Hamburger, along

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Lemuel Goldwater: California Garment Industry Jewish Pioneer

Lemuel Goldwater  Values Codes I – E – L – P   Lemuel Goldwater was born in San Francisco in 1865. His father, Joseph Goldwater, was the brother of Michael Goldwater, who, in turn, was the father of Barry Goldwater, of Senator and Presidential Candidate fame. Lemuel’s mother

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Isaac Lankershim: Creator of the San Fernando Valley Breadbasket & Jewish Enigma

Isaac Lankershim Values Codes I – E – L – P   According to the historical record, Isaac Lankershim was born in three different years and three different places: In Scheinfelt, Bavaria in 1818, according to his monument in the Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. In Nuremberg, Bavaria in

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