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Jonas Kuppenheimer

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, United States
Death: May 04, 1921 (66)
Shields, Jefferson County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Bernhard Kuppenheimer and Auguste Kuppenheimer
Husband of Belle Kuppenheimer
Father of Emma Kuppenheimer; Louis Kuppenheimer; Philip Kuppenheimer; Albert Kuppenheimer; Irma B Cahn and 2 others

Managed by: Nicolette Nicholson
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About Jonas Kuppenheimer

Bernard Kuppenheimer emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1850 when he was 21 years old. In 1865, he became a partner in the Chicago clothing firm of Kohn, Claybugh & Einstein, which had been established two years earlier. In 1876, the old firm dissolved, and B. Kuppenheimer and his son Jonas started their own men's clothing company. By the 1880s, when they employed as many as 1,000 people to manufacture garments, annual sales reached $1 million. By 1910, the company employed close to 2,000 men and women at shops around the city. Kuppenheimer continued to operate independently as a leading manufacturer of men's clothing until 1982, when it was purchased by another old Chicago clothing company, Hart, Schaffner & Marx (later Hartmarx). By the mid-1990s, when the company was headquartered in Atlanta, sales were lagging, many of its stores were closing, and it entered into bankruptcy. After Hartmarx sold the troubled company to an intermediate investment group, Kuppenheimer was purchased in 1997 by the Men's Warehouse suit retailer, who closed many more Kuppenheimer stores and eventually folded the Kuppenheimer business into its own. See also Hart, Schaffner & Marx.

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Jonas Kuppenheimer's Timeline

1854
June 19, 1854
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, United States
1856
1856
Age 1
1857
1857
Age 2
1859
1859
Age 4
1866
1866
Age 11
1881
December 10, 1881
Age 27
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
1883
1883
Age 28
1888
December 21, 1888
Age 34
Chicago, Cook, IL, United States
1921
May 4, 1921
Age 66
Shields, Jefferson County, Illinois, United States