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 Benjamin Altheimer

Benjamin Altheimer

Birth
Darmstadt, Stadtkreis Darmstädt, Hessen, Germany
Death 30 Apr 1938 (aged 88)
New York, USA
Burial Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Eisenstadt Mausoleum
Memorial ID 32644473 · View Source
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Co-Founder of Temple Israel St. Louis 1886. Husband of Jennie Eisenstadt Altheimer.

ALTHEIMER, Benjamin, bond and stock broker; born, Darmstadt, Germany, Mar. 6, 1850; son Moses and Salome (Loew) Altheimer; educated at the Rheinhardt Institute and Realschule in Darmstadt, and by private instruction in mathematics and languages at Frankfort-on-the-Main; married, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1880, Jennie Eisenstadt(died 1883); one daughter: Selma E., who married Arthur W. Weil, attorney at law, New York. Began active career in general merchandise business with brother, at Forest City, Ark., continuing, 1868-72; moved to Memphis, Tenn., 1872, where he was connected with F. M. White & Co., wholesale grocers and cotton factors, until 1875; went abroad for a period and came to St. Louis in 1876, served as president for several years of the Eisenstadt Manufacturing Co., and is still a director of the company; engaged as broker and dealer in bonds and stocks since 1886; president of the Altheimer & Raw-lings Investment Co. Member Board of St. Louis Public Library; founder, 1912, Citizens' Emergency Relief Association; national treasurer Jewish(non-sectarian) Hospital for Consumptives, Denver, Colo.; director Jewish Orphan Asylum, Cleveland, O., and identified with educational, philanthropic and civic affairs. Republican. Mason (33°). Clubs: Columbian, Noonday, Glen Echo Country, Westwood Country, Franklin (treasurer), Lieder-kranz, Deutscher Yerein(treasurer). Recreations: reading and walking. Office: 207 N. Broadway. Residence: Buckingham Hotel.
(Source: The Book of St. Louisans, Publ. 1912.)


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  • Created by: H. A. Weinbaum III (Alex)
  • Added: 5 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32644473
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Altheimer (6 Mar 1850–30 Apr 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32644473, citing New Mount Sinai Cemetery & Mausoleum, Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by H. A. Weinbaum III (Alex) (contributor 46938632) .