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Posted on Jan-9-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
ALEXANDER LEVI, retired, residence corner of Main and Twelfth streets, is a native of France, and was born March 13, 1809; he emigrated to America in 1833, and came direct to Iowa, and arrived in Dubuque Aug. 1, 1833; he engaged in the grocery and provision business, and continued until 1837; he was also engaged in mining, and in 1847, he engaged in the mercantile business- dry goods Con't.

Posted on Jan-9-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
and clothing with mercantile business and mining for a period of forty-five years. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1846, and held that office two years. Mr. Levi was the first foreigner naturalized in the State of Iowa. He is a member of the Masonic Order and was the first initiatory member of that Order in Dubuque; his is Teasurer of Dubuque Lodge No. 3, and is also Treasurer of Con't.

Posted on Jan-9-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
of Dubuque Chapter No. 3. Mr. Levi, when he began life, had nothing, and his success is owing to his own efforts; by industry, integrity and good management he has amassed a fortune, and has one of the finest and most commodious homes in the city. In 1847, he returned to France, and was united in marriage to Miss Minette Levi, a native of France; they have five children- Con't.

Posted on Jan-9-2014 by CHERYL MOONEN
Eliza, Emile, Gustave, Celina and Eugene. “The History of Dubuque County"

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