Alexander County

Biography - Jacob Goldstine

JACOB A. GOLDSTINE, Cairo, Ill., was born in Hungary August 17, 1832, and is the second member of a family of seven children born to Abraham and Rachel (Kohn) Goldstine. Of these seven children, two are deceased, and the remaining ones are residents of the United States. The father, Abraham Goldstine, was born in Hungary, in the year 1805, and died July 24, 1873. The mother was a native of the same country, born 1807, and died on the 30th of the same month as her husband; both died of the cholera. In 1847, in the time of the Hungarian war, Jacob A. left his home and attended school in the cities of Werpelet, Gyongyos and Presburg, being absent from his home for more than nine years, during which time he acquired a liberal education. He was married in the old country, May 22, 1859, to Miss Mary Roth. She is the eldest of a family of five children, of Ignatius Roth and Hanie Moscovitz, all of whom, including parents, are residents of the United States. Mrs. Goldstine was born September 18, 1842. They have two interesting daughters — Annie B., born August 25, 1860, and Rosa G., born November 16, 1862, both of whom are being educated in Vassar College. Mr. Goldstine, with his little family, left their native country for the United States on the 7th of July, 1863, arriving at New York City August 3, 1863, and on the 9th of the same month located in Cleveland, Ohio, and during a short residence there was engaged in merchandising, in the meantime making his home with Mr. M. Black, of the firm of D. Black & Co., from whom he received some material assistance. February 10, 1864, Mr. Goldstine reremoved to Cairo, and the year following he formed a business connection with his present partner, Mr. Rosenwater, which has since existed and grown into one of the most substantial business firms of Illinois. Mr. Goldstine has for several years been an active member of the Board of Education for Cairo, and is an honored member of the Masonic order. He wields a potent influence in the local politics which benefits are enjoyed by the Republican party.

Extracted 31 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 18.

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