Claerbout, Diane
October 1997
Western States Jewish History;Oct1997, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p71
Academic Journal
The article features the Weilheimers, a Jewish pioneer family of Mountain View, California. Mountain View was formerly a stopover for stage coaches on the San Francisco-San Jose Road which became known as El Camino Real. Seligman Weilheimer, a pioneer merchant who was a Wells Fargo agent, hotel owner and director of the Mountain View Canning Co. was one of its first Jewish settlers. Weilheimer's businesses developed into an empire and by 1892, he was recognized as the oldest living resident of Mountain View and owner of the largest and most complete general merchandise store in the area. Weilheimer's success in business was attributed to the way he dealt fairly with his clients and suppliers through the help of his brother, Julius.


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