Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, 1829-1864
A German-Jewish immigrant who was killed during the American Civil War. A true patriot who gave his life to preserve the United States and free the slaves.
via In Memory of Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, a German-Jewish immigrant (1829-1864) Who gave his life to Free the Slaves and Preserve the United States of America
Abraham Lincoln photograph taken by Samuel G. Alschuler April 25, 1858 Urbana, Illinois
The photographer was Samuel G. Alschuler, a German-Jewish immigrant , who came to America in the 1840’s. He lent Lincoln his velvet collared coat to wear in the April 25, 1858 photograph. He took a second photograph of Lincoln in Chicago on November 25, 1860. This photograph was the first one taken with Lincoln growing a beard.Alschuler also took a photograph of Lincoln’s Funeral procession when it passed through Chicago in 1865.
Samuel G. Alschuler is the great grandfather of Jean Powers Soman.
Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, one of the highest ranking Jewish Officers in the Union Army during the American Civil War
Colonel Marcus M. Spiegel, the great great grandfather of Jean Soman was a German- Jewish immigrant who fought and died during the Civil War. He was a true patriot who gave his life to preserve the United States and free the slaves.