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Biography: Louis J. Adler born June 24, 1856

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Louis J. Adler, a merchant, was born June 24, 1856, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Jacob Adler and Betty (Eckstein) Adler, natives of Austria, the former of whom came to the United States in 1844, settling at Milwaukee, where he organized the Adler Clothing Co., in 1857 removed with his family to New York City, where he became president of the Stonewall Oil Co., the first cottonseed oil company of the city, and where he died in 1872. Louis J. Adler was educated in the Chartier institute of N. Y., and at the University of Vienna; spent three and a half years on the continent of Europe in school and travel, visiting Egypt as well as various parts of Europe.

In 1873 he returned to the United States and in the same year went to Uniontown, where he was a bookkeeper in Ernest bros. bank until 1881; for one year clerked in a mercantile house of J. H. White & co., at Uniontown; 1883 to 1891 was in business for himself as a merchant at Uniontown; became a traveling salesman for Marks, Rothenberg & co., wholesale dry goods merchants and notion dealers of Meridian, Miss.

He was town counselor and city tax assessor of Uniontown. He was a Democrat; Mason; Knight of Pythias; American Legion of Honor; Ancient Order of United Workmen; Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, and Knight of Honor. In 1890 he was elected grand keeper of records and seal of the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias of Alabama, which office he held until 1897.

He married in 1883, Belle Strauss (b. September 24, 1864- September 2, 1923) of Cincinnati, Ohio.

They had two sons by 1921 and resided in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.

Louis J. Adler died on March 24, 1922, and he and his wife, Belle are buried in Springhill Avenue Temples Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama


  1. History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
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  1. Would like to ask Donna a few questions regarding families in Florence Alabama.

    1. I’m sorry, but we no longer have the time to provide personal assistance in genealogy. You could try the Alabama Department of Archives and History. I believe they have a list of researchers who can help you.

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