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Page entitled : Arrival of Joseph Seligman in America

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How Joseph Seligman arrived in America in 1837, moved to Pennsylvania and started peddling dry-goods


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When they arrived in America, Joseph Seligman and August Belmont had two things in common : their German-Jewish origins and the year of their arrival, 1837. They both became America's foremost Jewish bankers, but at the outset their careers were decidedly different. Whereas August Belmont was a first class passenger and the agent of the powerful Rothschild bankers, Joseph Seligman was a steerage passenger and arrived in New York without much more than the address of his mother's cousin, who lived in Mauch Chunk,   ...

 

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