Louis Kaufman, Early Jewish Pioneer Meat Packer of Helena Montana

Louis Kaufman

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Louis Kaufman was born in Baden, Germany, in 1848.

In 1864, he came to the United States at the age of 16.

Kaufman made his first money in mining.


Helena, Montana

Louis Kaufman  invested his mining earnings in the Helena Meat Company.

Kaufman and his partner, Louis Stadler, owned their stockyard for 61 years.

Recently butchered meat in Montana


Louis Kaufman was a Mason.


Louis Kaufman died in Montana in 1933.

He is buried at the Home of Peace Cemetery in Helena, Montana.



Samantha Silver is our curator for this Louis Kaufman exhibit.