Benjamin Altheimer

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Benjamin Altheimer

  • Birth 6 Mar 1850 Darmstadt, Darmstädter Stadtkreis, Hessen, Germany
  • Death 30 Apr 1938 New York, USA
  • Burial Affton, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Eisenstadt Mausoleum
  • Memorial ID 32644473

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) .