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Isidor Bush
Birth: Jan. 15, 1822
Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death: Aug. 5, 1898
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Bush was a journalist, a businessman, a civic leader and an abolitionist. He was considered the most prominent Jew in Missouri during the 19th century. At the age of 15 he became involved in the printing business and began the study of foreign languages. He soon became part owner of Schmid & Bush, which became one of Vienna's largest publishers. After moving to America in 1848, Bush opened a small stationery and bookstore in New York. His weekly journal Israel's Herold failed after only three months and he moved to St. Louis, where he opened a general store while continuing to write articles for various journals. In 1870 he organized the firm of Isidor Bush & Company, which became one of the most successful wine and liquor enterprises in St. Louis. He also became the general passenger agent and auditor for the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad Company and served as president of Peoples' Savings Bank in St. Louis. Bush was closely associated with B'nai B'rith and helped to develop the B'nai B'rith Cleveland Orphans Home as well as developing several national insurance and endowment programs for the organization. Bush served as secretary to General John Fremont during the Civil War and also served on the St. Louis Board of Education and the City Council. He attended several state conventions during the Civil War period as a delegate from St. Louis and was a strong opponent to slavery. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
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  Teresa Bush (1824 - 1893)*
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Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 82, Lot 1268
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Record added: Jul 10, 2001
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Isidor Bush
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