Bio: Levy, Louis (1914)


Surnames: Levy, Stein 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) page 774 

Louis Levy, for forty-four years a resident of Eau Claire, is a native of Prussia, where he was born August 22, 1833. Early in life he came to America and his first business venture, after his arrival, was in the manufacture of caps in New York City. After a short time he went to Montreal, Canada, and was there engaged in the fur manufacturing business. In the spring of 1855 he came to Wisconsin, settling first in Milwaukee, where for thirteen years he was successfully engaged in the grain and provision business, and while there married Miss Flora Stein, to whom six children were born, viz: Pauline, Soloman, Henry, Rosalie, Benjamin and Hattie, all of whom were born in Milwaukee. Mrs. Levy, whose domestic virtues and womanly graces made her a center of attraction among her many friends, died February 18, 1909. 

On February 19, 1870, Mr. Levy arrived in Eau Claire, where he has since made his home. Soon after his arrival there he, in partnership with his brother-in-law. Max Stein, opened a retail clothing and furnishing goods store, in which business Mr. Levy continued for forty-one years, he in the meantime building the business block where the People's store is now located. As his son, Henry, grew to maturity, he entered into partnership with him, and no firm was more favorably known in the Chippewa Valley for honorable and straightforward dealing, than the firm of Louis Levy & Son. Soon after the death of his son Henry in 1907, Mr. Levy retired from the retail trade February 15, 1910. He is one of the influential and public spirited citizens of Eau Claire, and holds membership in the Old Settlers' Association, as well as being a charter member of the Odd Fellows, also charter member of Morgerstern Lodge, No. 90, of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and charter member of Minerva Temple, No. 12, Knights of Pythias, and the I. O. B. B., of Milwaukee, as well as being connected with several other organizations.




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