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RAUNHEIM, SALY (SAMUEL HIRSCH BEN MENAHEM):

American mining-engineer; born in Frankfort-on-the-Main June 7, 1838; died in New York city Sept. 9, 1904. He was educated in his native city and at the universities of Heidelberg and Freiburg, and in 1861 became engaged in the mining industry. In 1863 he bought for the French banker Reinach a zinc-mine in Rauheim, near Heidelberg, which two years later was sold for 2,000,000 francs, having cost but 30,000 francs.

In 1879 Raunheim emigrated to the United States, and with his brothers-in-law Leonard and Adolph Lewisohn organized in 1881 at Butte, Mont., the Montana Mining Company, which company was bought by the Amalgamated Copper Trust. During the years 1888-91 Raunheim developed the coppermines of San Pedro, New Mexico, which also were the property of the Lewisohns.

From 1891 Raunheim lived in New York city, where he took great interest in Jewish affairs.

Bibliography:
  • Jewish Comment, Sept. 23, 1904. p. 11.
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