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 the November 1, 1855 Gasconade Bridge train wreck before he could serve. Ehrlich, note on page 156.