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Abraham Kohn
Mendon Twp.

Abraham Kohn, of the firm of Abraham Kohn & Co., wholesale and retail clothiers, McGregor, established this business here in 1863. They also have a store at Prairie Du Chien, Wis., and a factory at Philadelphia, Pa., where they manufacture all their goods, thus insuring first-class garments. They employ from eight to twelve traveling salesmen, and have a large and extensive trade. The members of the firm are Abraham Kohn, S. G. Levi, and Charles Stearn. Mr. Kohn conducts the factory at Philadelphia. Mr. Levi buys goods, and superintends the store at McGregor and at Prairie Du Chien. Mr. Stearn is also located at Prairie Du Chien. They are classed with the prominent and enterprising business men of McGregor, and are well and favorably known throughout the State as men of irreproachable business integrity. Mr. Kohn was born in Baden, Germany, June 16, 1849, a son of Maurice and Sarah (Herman) Kohn, who had a family of thirteen children. When he was six years old he came with his parents to America, and located in Phiadelphia, Pa., where he attended school until ten years old, when he was given a position as office boy in the German-American Bank at that place. He remained there about eighteen months, then attended college one term, and at the expiration of that time accepted a clerkship in a furnishing house. In 1863 he came to McGregor and opened his present store.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 993


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