This collection contains business papers and some personal papers of Joseph S. Mannasse, a Jewish immigrant and businessman
who operated as a merchant and ran a general store in Old Town San Diego beginning in the 1850s.
Joseph Samuel Mannasse (1831-1897) was a Jewish immigrant born in Filehne, Prussia. He was the son of Samuel and Lona Mannasse
and was the oldest of seven children. At the age of nineteen he left Prussia for America. He arrived in New York in 1850 and
three years later he made the trip out west to San Diego. He began his career in San Diego as a merchant and opened a dry
goods store in Old Town. In 1856 he joined with Marcus Schiller to open a general store. This partnership lasted until 1888
and operated under the name of J.S. Mannasse and Company.
0.25 Linear feet
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