Los Angeles Jewish Pioneers

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

Abraham Frankum Frankenstein   Values Codes: H-E-L-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 Park, under the auspices of […]

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Louis Phillips of the Pomona Valley: 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 controlling factor in Los Angeles and parts […]

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Asher Hamburger: A Pioneer Jewish Los Angeles Department Store Merchant

Asher Hamburger & Family Asher Hamburger Values Codes: I-E-L-P Asher Hamburger was born in the village of Altschoenback, 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 with a brother, immigrated to […]

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Lemuel Goldwater: California Garment Industry Pioneer

Lemuel Goldwater  Values Code: I-E-L-P Lemuel Goldwater was born in San Francisco in 1865. His father, Joseph, was the brother of Michael Goldwater, who, in turn was the father of Barry Goldwater, of Senator and Presidential Candidate fame. Lemuel’s mother died when he was a young. His father […]

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

Isaac Lankershim Values Code: I-E-L-P   Isaac Lankeershim was born in three different years and three different places. 1818 in Scheinfelt, Bavaria, according to his monument in the Evergreen Cemetery in Los Angeles. 1819 in Nuremberg, Bavaria according to a standard biography. In 1820 in Albertkunstadt, Bavaria, according […]

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Maurice Kremer: Very Early Pioneer Jewish Merchant and Civil Servant of Los Angeles

Maurice Kremer Value: Codes: I-E-L-P   Maurice Kremer was born in Lorraine, France in 1824. When he arrived in the United States he stayed for a while in Memphis. Then he traveled down the Mississippi River to New Orleans taking a steamer to Panama. There he walked across […]

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