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Samuel Rosenwald

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Birthplace: Bünde, Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: October 19, 1899 (71)
Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, United States
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Son of Bendix Rosenwald and Vogel Rosenwald
Husband of Augusta Rosenwald
Father of Benjamin Rosenwald; Julius Rosenwald; Morris or Maurice S. Rosenwald; Samuel Rosenwald; Selma Eisendrath and 3 others
Brother of Bernhard Rosenwald and Hermann (aka Isaac) Rosenwald

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About Samuel Rosenwald

Samuel Rosenwald was born in Buende, near Minden, Prussia, June 18, 1828, where he attended school and was engaged in the mercantile business until 1854, when he emigrated to the United States; he came alone and landed in Baltimore, Maryland, where he remained one year, and peddled with pack; then went to Winchester, Virginia, and kept a clothing store one year, when he returned to Baltimore and kept a store for nine months; was married in Baltimore to Miss Augusta Hammerslough, August 23, 1856; he then entered into partnership with L. Hammerslough, in a clothing store at Peoria, Illinois, six months, when he bought out Hammerslough and ran the store until 1860, when he went to Talledega, Alabama, and ran a clothing store one season, when he opened a store in Evansville, Indiana, ran a store there one year.

In July, 1861, he came to Springfield, Illinois, where he went into partnership with the Hammerslough Brothers, at 117 west side of the square, and in 1868 bought out the Hammerslough Brothers' interest, and has run the store ever since, and has now one of the largest and most complete clothing houses in the city; this store was established in 1876, and Mr. Rosenwald established the one-price system. He and wife are both members of the Hebrew Church, on North Fifth street, and have six children, viz: Benjamin S., Julius S., Maurice S., Selma S., Sophie and Lewis S. Rosenwald.

The father of Samuel Rosenwald, Buedix Rosenwald, was born in Prussia, Germany; he was a merchant and a member of the Hebrew Church, and died in 1840. His wife, Miss Vogal Frankford, was born in Prussia, Germany; she is a member of the Hebrew Church, and is still living in Germany, in her seventy-ninth year; she was the mother of four children, two living, viz: Samuel, the subject of this sketch, and Herman Rosenwald, a dry goods merchant in Prussia, Germany. Mr. Samuel Rosenwald is a member of the A.O.U.W., Capital City Lodge, No. 38, and of the I.O.B.B. Lodge No. 67, in Springfield, Illinois. In politics he is rather independent; he cast his first vote for Buchanan for President of the United States.

Mrs. Samuel Rosenwald, formerly Augusta Hammerslough, was a daughter of Salmon A. Hammerslough; born in Hanover, Germany; his wife, Julia Benjamin, was born in Hanover, Germany; they were members of the Hebrew Church, and had a family of six children.

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Samuel Rosenwald's Timeline

1828
January 18, 1828
Bünde, Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1860
1860
Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, United States
1862
August 12, 1862
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1864
July 26, 1864
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1866
September 22, 1866
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1869
January 3, 1869
Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, United States
1871
January 5, 1871
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1872
August 12, 1872
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, United States
1899
October 19, 1899
Age 71
Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, United States