Biography of Samuel H. Auerback
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SAMUEL H. AUERBACH
One of the successful merchants of whom Salt Lakers are justly proud, is Samuel H. Auerbach, owner of the wholesale and retail dry goods house of F. Auerbach & Brao, one of the pioneer business institutions of the State, and a firm whose name is synonymous with upright and honorable fair dealing.

Samuel H. Auerbach was born in the town of Fordon, Prussia, June 15th, 1847, his mother being Beulah Auerbach and his father Hillel Auerbach, a dealer in wool and hides. Mr. Auerbach was educated in the schools of his native town, but at an early age came to America to seek his fortune, and shortly after landing in New York, was attracted by the possibilities of the West. He settled in California, where he lived several years, being associated with his brother, Frederick H. Auerbach, in Marysville, a prosperous mining town. In 1866 he moved to Salt Lake City, following his brother Frederick H., who had established the business of F. Auerbach & Bro. in Salt Lake City, in 1864. Since that time, Mr. Auerbach has been an active factor in the Utah business world. He was married December 16, 1880, to Miss Eveline Brooks, by whom he has eight children, namely: Herbert S., Josephine M., George S., Bessie, Selma, Jennie, Frederick S. and Madeline.

While Mr. Auerbach has resided for some years past in New York, he has always given much of his attention to Salt Lake City, where in addition to his mercantile business, he is a very large owner of real estate. From a comparatively small beginning, the business has grown to one of splendid volume, with employees running into the hundreds, and requiring, perhaps, the largest exclusive dry goods stock in the State. While operating one of the largest retail dry goods businesses in Salt Lake City, the wholesale department sends out a number of traveling men, covering all of Utah and parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Nevada. Mr. Auerbach's son, George S., takes an active part in the management of the business.

In addition to the dry goods business, the Auerbachs are the owners of the Colonial Theatre, recently erected at great expense, and constituting Salt Lake's most modern and up to date playhouse. Constructed after the latest plans and containing all the newest devices in vogue in Eastern theatres, the Colonial is perhaps the best appointed and generally most attractive institution of the kind west of Chicago. The upper stories of the Colonial Theatre Building comprise the Hotel Touraine, a European plan hotel and bachelor apartments which has no equal in Salt Lake City.

Shrewd, and possessed of natural tact and ability, Mr. Auerbach at an early age readily realized the commercial possibilities of the Mormon metropolis. With a disposition which enabled him to make friends and hold them, his rise in the business world was rapid and substantial, and at no time from the beginning of his career was there ever a shadow of doubt as to the ultimate success of his ventures. While no longer an actual resident of the city, Mr. Auerbach is still looked up to as one of the pillars of the Salt Lake industrial world, and as such is accorded a measure of admiration and respect which is at once a tribute to his ability and a proof of the appreciation of his services to the community.

From:
Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States
1847 - 1909
Utah Idaho Nevada
Published by: The Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City, Utah 1909


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