United States History Home Chronological ErasChronological Eras Early America Information Tables Maps History Quizzes Glossary Blog John Jacob Astor John Jacob Astor was born in Waldorf, Germany, near Heidelberg. At age 20 he came to the United States, first to Baltimore and later to New York City. Having few resource
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John Jacob Astor (July March born Johann Jakob Astor, was a businessman, merchant, fur trader, and investor who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi- millionaire in the United States. He was the creator of the first trust in the United States. Born in Germany, Astor emigrated to Englan
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