Alexander H. “Alex” Goldstein

Alexander H. “Alex” Goldstein

Death 31 Oct 1926 (aged 80)
Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 3 Lot 31 Sp 6
Memorial ID 43341849 · View Source
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h/o Florentine Meyerhardt.

Birth: in Krajenka [kraˈjɛŋka] (German: Krojanke) is now a town in the Greater Poland, Prussia (1873 passport application has 19 FEB 1846)

NOTE: Click on picture for informative caption.

Immigration 1866.

3/17/2014 the following was received from Judith Elam,, to wit: "Do you know what his middle initial "H" stands for? I suspect it is Hirsch! I think Alexander's father Joseph was probably the son of Hirsch Lewin Goldstein and his wife Keile. They were from Krojanke."

Alexander H Goldstein obtained a Passport 13 May 1873 at Christian county, Illinois, and is recorded as arriving from Breman, Germany at Port of New York aboard vessel KOIN 13 September 1873. Records show he married in 1873 and that their first known child, Laura, was born 1874 in Missouri.

It was reported in a Neosho newspaper on February 13, 1883 about A. H. Goldstein & Co. was a clothier in Neosho, MO.

"A. H. Goldstein & Co., who have been concerned in a clothing house here (Neosho) since 1877 have gone to Carthage."

The Italianate building at 349 south Main street is one of the square's earliest structures opened in 1880 as A. H. Goldstein & Co. Clothing Store. All ornamentation is cast iron. Note variety of window treatment on south side, along 4th street.

Jasper County Courthouse 1895 Quilt

Goldstein family members, five of their twelve children, are on the quilt and this was a prominent Jewish family in the community. The quilt is on display at the Powers Museum in Carthage, Missouri.

Carthage Evening Press
August 16, 1898

♥!♥.·:*Goldstein 25th Anniversary*:·.♥!♥

A Big Event Planned for Tonight -
Many Guests Invited

Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Goldstein celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary tonight at 8 o'clock at their home on Garrison avenue. Some 250 invitations have been issued, 50 of them to out of town parties and the following have arrived already for the occasion: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Morris, of Butler, Mrs. Cohen and son Julius, of Ft. Scott, Max Mayerhardt, of Caney, Kansas. Sam Goldstein and family, of Wichita. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mayerhardt, of Parsons, KS., Miss Hedwig Barlowitz, of Arkansas City, KS., Mr. and Mrs. Loeb of Rich Hill, MO. A dinner was given to the visiting guests in town at noon, at the Goldstein home.
Provisions for 200 guests have been made and refreshments and music will serve to enliven the occasion.
Up to 3 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein had received 30 congratulatory telegrams from all parts of the United States and one cablegram from Europe.
Mr. Goldstein has been an enterprising citizen of Carthage for 20 years, coming here from Germany, where he was married to Mrs. Goldstein just 25 years ago. Eleven children, all living, have blessed this union.
♥ ♥ ♥

Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Goldstein celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last night in elaborate style at their handsome home on [327 south] Garrison avenue. Over 200 guests greeted the honored and respected couple and everything went merry as the proverbial marriage bell.
The large yard was illuminated with gasoline torches, and the porch hung with evergreen and smilax. The Light Guard band was stationed in a vine-covered arbor north of the house and played throughout the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein stood on the front porch and there received congratulations from the arriving guests.
The house was decorated beautifully throughout with ferns, evergreens and flowers, Mrs. J.D. Plummer and Mr. Henry Mosely deserving credit for the work.
Miss Posine Morris, the accomplished young pianist of Butler, played during the evening.
Source: Carthage Evening Press 16 Aug 1898

Census: 1900, age 53 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife & ten of twelve known children at 327 south Garrison avenue, occupation clothing merchant.

c. 1907
A. H. Goldstein has rented the [1873 built Thacker] building on the north side of the square vacated sometime ago by Keim & McMillan [119 east Third street], and expects to remove his wholesale and retail clothing and furnishing stock to his new quarters about the middle of May. By this change he will secure about 2,500 square feet more floor space which he has been much in need of. He will use both floors the upstairs being devoted to the sample room and wholesale department and the downstairs to the retail store.
SOURCE: Mornin' Mail (excerpts from early day Carthage Press articles)

Census: 1910, age 63 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, with wife & four children, at 327 south Garrison avenue, occupation merchant, retail & wholesale. She reports twelve children born, eleven living. (Frank Knell is living at 317 south Garrison avenue)

Census: 1920, age, 74 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife, four children & one nephew, at 327 south Garrison avenue, soon to become both, Jefferson Highway (U S #71) & The Mother Road (U S #66), he and wife clothing merchants.

Death: at 429 south Garrison avenue in Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.

The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website. - Informant son Wade.

Father: Joseph Goldstein b: Krojanke, Prussia (Germany).
Mother: Rosa Freland b: Krojanke, Prussia (Germany).

Marriage: Florentine Meyerhardt b: 1855 Germany.
Married: 1873 location currently unknown.

Known Children (12 born)

Laura Goldstein b: 14 JUL 1874 Missouri.

Wade Goldstein b: 4 Oct 1877 Missouri.

Ralph Goldstein b: JAN 1880 Missouri.

Morris Goldstein b: OCT 1881 Missouri.

Jennie Goldstein b: AUG 1882 Missouri.

Lydia Goldstein b: MAY 1883 Missouri

Julius Goldstein b: 23 FEB 1884 Missouri.

Jay Goldstein b: 20 MAR 1888 Missouri.

Lillian Goldstein b: 26 NOV 1891 Missouri.

Ruth Goldstein b: NOV 1894 Missouri.

Marguerite Goldstein b: about 1895 Missouri.

Researched and prepared by Boggess and Brewer


Obit below added 27 Jan 2018
(courtesy of Floyd 'Smitty' Smith)

【Page 3, Joplin Globe, Tuesday, November 2, 1926】


Alexander H. Goldstein Had Been in Business in County Many Years

Carthage, Mo., Nov. 1.-Alexander H. Goldstein, pioneer merchant of Jasper county and widely known citizen of Carthage, died at 5:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Goldstein home, 429 South Garrison avenue.
Death followed a heart attack which he suffered Saturday morning.

Mr. Goldstein was born near Berlin, Germany, February I5, 1846. He came to this country when he was 17 years old and became a traveling salesman for a clothing concern. He returned to Germany In 1873 on a visit and while there married Florentine Meyerhardt, the couple returning to the United States on their honey moon.
Mr. Goldstein engaged in the clothing business In Taylorvllle, Ill., for a short time, coming to Carthage in 1877 and establishing a wholesale and retail clothing business. He retired from business two years ago.

Ten Children Living
Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein observed their golden wedding anniversary August 13, 1923, at their home here with a family reunion.
Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Goldstein, ten of whom survive. A son, Ralph Goldstein, died two years ago and one child died in infancy.
The surviving sons and daughters are Mrs. Harry Marks of Kansas City, Wade Goldstein and Morris Goldstein of Carthage, Mrs. George Potlizer of Joplin, Mrs. Ray Heilbron of Texarkana, Tex., Jay Goldstein of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mrs. Ed Weil of Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Leon Arnold and Mrs. Max Wexler of Texarkana, Tex.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home with Rabbi I. L. Rypias of Joplin, in charge. The Masonic lodge, of which Mr. Goldstein was probably the oldest member here, will have charge of the services In Park cemetery.

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