Finding community in St. Louis: Where we lived ...

 

After our ancestors arrived in the United States, they participated in various local communities---as renters, homeowners, merchants, employees, employers, synagogue members, parents, children. Sometimes they lived apart, sometimes shared homes and sometimes clustered separate residences into compact neighborhoods, drawn together by family ties and other factors such as availability of inexpensive housing, and access to jobs, schools, recreational facilities and religious institutions.

 

Starting as early as the 1860s, various members of the Kober clan, who had originated in the small Prussian town of Kempen, Posen (today Kepno, Poland), and other relatives settled in the bustling Mississippi River city of St. Louis, Mo.

 

This page has links to a series of interactive maps showing where some of our ancestors lived in St. Louis at several points in time from 1867 to 1930. Location information is derived from U.S. census records and Gould's St. Louis city directories. The base maps are from Google map, so some of the street names and street configurations have changed since our ancestors lived there. The Map Builder software used to create them is still under development, so, depending on the kind and version of browser used to view them, they may not always display properly.

 

...in 1867

 

Immediately below is a link to the map from 1867 showing where Ernestine Kober Fischer and her husband, Morris Fischer shared a home with Ernestine's brother Leopold Kober. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with the location listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbol on the map or on the location list to display an information balloon.

 

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...in 1872-73

 

Below is a link to the map from 1872-73 showing where Leopold Kober and his family lived in downtown St. Louis and where Morris and Ernestine Fischer lived in the Carondelet neighborhood of St. Louis. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with locations listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbols on the map or on the items in the location list to display information balloons.

 

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...in 1880

 

Below is a link to the map from 1880 showing where the Kober brothers, Leopold and Louis, sold dry goods just two blocks away from each other in downtown St. Louis, while the Fischers did the same in Carondelet. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with locations listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbols on the map or on the items in the location list to display information balloons.

 

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...in 1888

 

Below is a link to the map from 1888 showing how several related families clustered in a small area just northwest of downtown St. Louis. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with locations listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbols on the map or on the items in the location list to display information balloons.

 

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...in 1900

 

Below is a link to the map from 1900, by which time the families of the Kober brothers, Leopold and Louis, had moved west, away from the downtown area, while other relatively newer immigrant relatives kept their homes in the downtown area. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with locations listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbols on the map or on the items in the location list to display information balloons.

 

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...in 1910

 

Below is a link to the map from 1910, by which time the families of several Kober relatives clustered their homes in a small area around what is today Pendleton Avenue and Page Boulevard in north St. Louis. Meanwhile, other relatives, including the Maizners, Dzialowskis, Romanskys, Knochs and Weisskopfs and Slupskys, lived elsewhere within the city. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with locations listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbols on the map or on the items in the location list to display information balloons.

 

 MyMaps at MapBuilder.net

 


 

...in 1920

 

Below is a link to the map from 1920 showing our relatives living throughout north St. Louis in a much wider area than before. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with locations listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbols on the map or on the items in the location list to display information balloons.

 

 MyMaps at MapBuilder.net

 


 

...in 1930

 

Below is a link to the map from 1930, by which time the move to the suburbs had begun, with some of our relatives leaving the city for Clayton and University City. Clicking this link will open a separate window showing the map with locations listed to the right of the map. Click on either the locator symbols on the map or on the items in the location list to display information balloons.

 

 MyMaps at MapBuilder.net

 


 

NOTE: To view historical maps of St. Louis with the original street names and configurations, see http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/missouri/StLouis.html

 

 

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