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 Isidor Bush

Isidor Bush

Birth
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 5 Aug 1898 (aged 76)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 82, Lot 1268
Memorial ID 22912 · View Source
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Journalist, Businessman, Civic Leader, Abolitionist. He was considered the most prominent Jew in Missouri during the 19th century. At the age of fifteen, he became involved in the printing business and began the study of foreign languages. He soon became part owner of Schmid and Bush, which became one of Vienna's largest publishers. After moving to America in 1848, he opened a small stationery and bookstore in New York City. His weekly journal "Israel's Herold" failed after only three months, and he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where he opened a general store while continuing to write articles for various journals. In 1870 he organized the firm of Isidor Bush and 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 and Iron Mountain Railroad Company and served as president of Peoples' Savings Bank in St. Louis. Bush was closely associated with B'nai B'rith, a worldwide Jewish community service organization that fights against antisemitism and anti-Israel bias; he helped to develop the B'nai B'rith Cleveland Orphans Home as well as developing several national insurance and endowment programs for the organization. During the Civil War, he served as secretary to General John Fremont 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.

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  • Added: 10 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22912
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isidor Bush (15 Jan 1822–5 Aug 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22912, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .