|Isaias Wolf Hellman|
Hellman left Bavaria at the age of 16 and within 10 years of arriving in Gold Rush-era California founded Los Angeles' first bank. As an entrepreneur and a financier, he was integral to the founding of Wells Fargo Bank, the establishment of the University of Southern California (my alma mater), and the financing of the burgeoning oil industry. (But where did he get his money to start with?)
Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, People, the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Magazine, and other publications. She is the co-founder of Berkeleyside.com, a new local Web site about Berkeley, and lives in Berkeley.
There will be time before and after the talk to brainstorm with others about your genealogy questions. The meeting is free and everyone interested is welcome to attend.
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