Adolph Isaacs: Early Jewish Pioneer Clothing Merchant of St. Louis, Missouri

Adolph Isaacs

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Adolph Isaacs was born in 1823, in Posen, Prussia.

In 1842, at the age of 19, Adolph Isaacs came to America, settling in St. Louis, Missouri.

Adolph Isaacs was naturalized as an American citizen in 1850.

St. Louis

Adolph Isaacs joined the mercantile industry, owning and operating the Oak Hill Clothing Store.

He was responsible for employing many immigrants.

Community

Adolph Isaacs was a member of the United Hebrew Congregation.

He was a member of B’nai B’rith.

Adolph Isaacs was also a member of the Hebrew Benevolent Society.

Fraternal

Adolph Isaacs was a member of the St. Louis Masonic Lodge.

Family

Adolph Isaacs married Bertha Meyer (1840-1910).

They had 13 children (7 sons and 6 daughters).

 

Adolph Isaacs died in 1904.

He is buried in Mount Olive Cemetery (also known as the United Hebrew Cemetery).

Bertha Isaacs died in 1910.

 

Sources

  • Ehrlich, Walter. Zion in the Valley: The Jewish Community of St. Louis.  Volume 1. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press, 1997.
  • Schwartz, Ellen Jane Freund. Freund Family Chronicles. 1992. http://home.earthlink.net/~anschwartz/personal/genealogy/freund/chronicles.htm

Samantha Silver is Curator of this Adolph Isaacs Exhibit.

Appropriate pictures would be appreciated.