About Adolph Abeles
Mentioned in Zion In The Valley, The Jewish Community of St. Louis, by Walter Ehrlich, Volume 1, page 138. Adolph Abeles and Charles Taussig established a store in about 1835 at the corner of Park and Carondelet streets. Later, this store was bought out by Isidor Bush, Taussig's Brother-in-Law, and they ran it for many years, page 152.
In 1855 Adolph Abeles was the first Jew to be elected to the Missouri State legislature. He was killed in a train wreck before he could serve. Ehrlich, note on page 156.