Sept 1871, Galveston
JML: "As I was told, Ben and Joe L. came to the U.S. as teen agers, first Ben and then Joe. Ben came straight to Texas, but Joe was trapped by the Civil War and worked on a farm in PA until 1865 when he made it to TX. That was before Rockdale was founded in 1874 when they moved to Rockdale and opened B. Loewenstein & Bro. department store."