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Ligonier in Noble County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frederick W. Straus

1833 - 1898

 
 
Frederick W. Straus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
1. Frederick W. Straus Marker
Inscription.  Came to Ligonier as a Jewish peddler in 1854. He became a retailer, buggy manufacturer, a banker and realtor. He was known as a fair and honest man. His buggy factory known as the Ligonier Carriage Co. was in the Essex Wire building that was torn down in 2008. He established the Citizens bank at 227 S. Cavin Street.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 41° 27.824′ N, 85° 35.272′ W. Marker is in Ligonier, Indiana, in Noble County. Marker is at the intersection of W. 3rd Street and S. Cavin Street (State Road 5), on the right when traveling east on W. 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 S Cavin Street, Ligonier IN 46767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Cavin (here, next to this marker); Solomon Mier (here, next to this marker); Ben Glaser (here, next to this marker); The Ligonier Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Ahavath Scholom Temple (approx.
History Murals on W. 3rd Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
2. History Murals on W. 3rd Street
Straus marker is the center left of the four markers
0.2 miles away); Ahavath Sholom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Papakeecha’s House (approx. 6˝ miles away); Papakeechie's Reserve (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ligonier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Noble County Jewish History. An article from the Indiana Historical Bureau. (Submitted on April 6, 2014.) 

2. "Telling a town's history through murals in Ligionier". WTHR 13 entry (Submitted on December 21, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Downtown Ligonier image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 1, 2014
3. Downtown Ligonier
Intersection of S. Cavin Street and Third Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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