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Elias Kahn

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Albersweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
Death: 1899 (60-68)
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Bertha Kahn
Father of Sophia Kahn; Nathan Kahn; Henrietta Kahn; Bernard Kahn; Louis W. Kahn and 3 others

Occupation: Meat Mogul
Managed by: Judith Berlowitz, busy writing
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About Elias Kahn

Originally from Alberschweiler in Bavaria, Germany, 45 year old Elias Kahn immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1880 with his wife and nine children. Cincinnati, also known as "Porkopolis", had previously peaked as a leader in pork-packing. Once a dominant industry from the pre-Civil War era, the half-million hogs that were corraled through the city's streets had faded by the mid 19th century. Nevertheless, pork was still a big industry in Cincinnati when the E. Kahn's Sons Company was started in 1883. The original location for the meat market was on the city's Central Avenue. When Elias Kahn died in 1899, his four sons (Albert, Eugene, Louis, Nathan) and daughter (Matilda) took over the family business where it continued to expand. Kahn's quality and mildly seasoned meats resulted in regional demand, as the business continued to thrive for over 80 years. When the last of the Kahn brothers died in 1948, Matilda's son, Milton Schloss, became the company's president. In 1966, the company was sold to Consolidated FoodsCorporation. 10 years later, the Sara Lee division of Consolidated Foods expanded after purchasing Hillshire Farm and Rudy's Farm. From Wikipedia

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Elias Kahn's Timeline

Albersweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
May 1870
Age 35
October 1871
Age 36
January 1873
Age 38
May 1874
Age 39
March 1875
Age 40
Bavaria, Germany
August 1876
Age 41
August 1879
Age 44
Age 64
Cincinnati, OH, USA