Values Codes I-E-L
Isador Strasburger was born in 1838 in Russia.
Isador Strasburger came to America in 1854, at the age of 16.
Along the way . . . .
In 1859, Isador Strasburger worked as a traveling peddler in the mining towns near Denver, Colorado.
In 1863, Strasburger moved to Bannack, Montana.
Soon, he opened the first general merchandise store in the mining boom town of Virginia City, Montana.
In 1883, Strasburger set up shop in Bozeman.
In 1885, he moved on to Butte.
In 1867, Isador Strasburger married Rachel Cohen (b.1850).
Together they had 5 children: Nettie, Eva, Herman (b.1871), Edgar J., and Rod E.
The Strasburger’s son, Herman, became the Butte City Treasurer in 1919.
Their son, Edgar J., became the City Engineer and Commissioner of Public Works.
Isador Strasburger died in 1905.
He is buried in the B’nai Israel Cemetery, plot #64.
- Coleman, Julie L. Golden Opportunities: A Biographical History of Montana’s Jewish Communities. Helena, Montana: SkyHouse Publishers, 1994.
- Moses Morris papers, 1894-1932. Montana Historical Society Research Center – Archives and Photographs Archives. http://126.96.36.199/archivegrid/collection/data/420247227
- Birth/Death Date information from findagrave.com
- Montana Women’s History. http://montanawomenshistory.org/using-quilts-as-a-window-into-montana-womens-history/#more-2082
Samantha Silver is our Curator for this Isador Strasburger Exhibit.
We need pictures and more information to help fill out this exhibit.