Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I389152
  • Name: Isidor STRAUS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 FEB 1845 in Otterberg, Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Immigration: 1854
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York BET 30 JAN 1894 AND 3 MAR 1895
  • Event: Fact Co-owner Macy's Department Store 1896 Co-Owner, Macy's Department Store
  • Event: Pic 1903 Isidor Straus
  • Death: 15 APR 1912 in Titanic, Atlantic Ocean
  • Note:
    STRAUS, Isidor, a Representative from New York; born in Otterberg, Rhenish Bavaria, Germany, February 6, 1845; immigrated to the United States in 1854 and settled in Talbotton, Ga.; attended Collinsworth Institute; moved to New York City in 1865 and engaged in mercantile pursuits and later became owner of R.H. Macy and Company; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ashbel P. Fitch and served from January 30, 1894, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the mercantile business in New York City; member of the New York and New Jersey Bridge Commission; perished in the wreck of the steamship Titanic on April 15, 1912; the body was subsequently recovered and interred in the family vault in Beth-El Cemetery, Fresh Pond Road, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Lazarus STRAUS b: 25 APR 1809 in Otterberg, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Mother: Sara b: 14 JAN 1823 in Otterberg, Kaiserslautern, Germany

    Marriage 1 Rosalie Ida BLUN b: 6 FEB 1849 in Germany
    • Married: 1871
    1. Has Children Jesse Isidor STRAUS b: 25 JUN 1872 in New York, NY
    2. Has No Children Clarence Elias STRAUS b: 27 AUG 1874 in New York, NY
    3. Has Children Percy Selden STRAUS b: 24 JUN 1876 in New York, NY
    4. Has No Children Sara STRAUS b: 15 MAY 1878 in New York, NY
    5. Has No Children Minnie STRAUS b: 19 FEB 1880 in New York, NY
    6. Has No Children Herbert Nathan STRAUS b: 2 NOV 1881 in New York, NY
    7. Has No Children Vivian STRAUS b: 29 AUG 1886 in New York, NY
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