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Falk Brody

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Kalwaria, Suwalki Gubernia, Poland
Death: January 16, 1912 (74)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States
Place of Burial: Des Moines, Polk, IA, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Peshie Brody
Father of Jacob I Brody; Harry Brody; Abraham Brody; Meyer Brody and David I. Brody

Managed by: Hatte Blejer
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About Falk Brody


  1. Jacob I Brody (1868 - 1932)
  2. Harry Brody (1870 - 1959)
  3. Abraham Brody (1875 - 1964)
  4. Meyer Brody (1878 - 1955)
  5. David I Brody (1880 - 1956)

From Glazer's The Jews of Iowa

Several families of that town have located themselves in Des Moines and are indeed sustaining the above statement for amongst them are many good members of the Orthodox Jews of Des Moines of whom Falk Brody and JR Cohen are foremost Mr Falk Brody was born in Calvary in 1842 and as his father was a man of means he remained there in business for a number of years But when the general persecution against the Jews broke out in its full rigor throughout Russia and Poland with the accession of Alexander III to the throne of the Czars like many other of his countrymen he resorted to emigration His adventures in this country date back to 1881 when some of his townsmen advised him to become a glazier in New York He resorted to carrying a box of glass up and down the steps of the large tenement houses of that great metropolis for but a short time and came to Iowa where his nephews the Blotckys were established in business But Mr Brody made a poor peddler he was not fit for a life of a constant wanderer Fortune however followed him up when he started up a little peddler's supply Mr Brody of all the Orthodox Jews of Iowa has became one of the leading wholesale merchants in this state He also holds the very rare distinction of being the only Jew in Iowa doing over a quarter of a million dollars worth of business annually who keeps his business closed on Sabbath and on all other Jewish holidays Three of his sons Harry Abraham and Meyer are now members of his firmi and another one JI Brody is a merchant of considerable wealth in Elliot Iowa where he also serves in the city council Besides his mercantile pursuits the latter owns about 600 acres of good Iowa land which gives him also an honorable place among the few Jewish formers of the state

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Falk Brody's Timeline

Kalwaria, Suwalki Gubernia, Poland
Age 30
Age 32
Age 37
Age 40
Age 42
January 16, 1912
Age 74
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States
Des Moines, Polk, IA, USA