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Loeb Strauss whose name was later changed to Levi was born on February 26 1829 in Buttenheim Bavaria in Germany He was born to his Jewish parents Hirsch Strauss and his second wife Rebecca Haas Strauss His father was a dry goods peddler who traveled around the country selling dry goods Hirsch Strauss had five other children Jacob Jonas Louis Rosla and Mathilde from his first wife who had died several years earlier Loeb and his older sister Fanny were the two children Hirsch had with his second wife In 1845 Hirsch died of tuberculosis After this the already poor Strauss family became much poorer because there was no income At this time two of Levis older brothers Jonas and Louis left for America Two years later Rebecca and the other children left on a boat for New York When Levi got to New York he was taught the ways of pedaling by his brothers who had already started a dry goods business called J Strauss Brother Co In 1848 Levi moved to Louisville Kentucky where he sold goods from his brothers store In 1853 he returned to New York upon hearing gold had been discovered in California He persuaded his two brothers to provide him with a supply of silk cloth and a few luxury items which he planned to sell in San Francisco He also took a supply of canvas which he intended to use to make tents and wagon covers to sell to prospectors who were crossing the continent In January of 1853 Levi became a United States citizen and by March of the same year he arrived in San Francisco by the time he landed Levi had sold all his goods to passengers on the ship except for the canvas When Levi Strauss got to San Francisco he opened up a dry goods store under his own name representing his familys New York firm The name of his
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