Simon Neustadt Valencia County, New Mexico

Simon Neustadt, a merchant and postmaster at Los Lunas, took up his abode in that city in 1879 and entered mercantile circles as a successor to his brother, Samuel Neustadt, who removed to Albuquerque, where with another brother, Louis Neustadt, he opened a general mercantile store in what was then the Armijo Hotel. This was continued for five years, when the firm sold out, Samuel remaining in New Mexico, while Louis went to New York.

Simon Neustadt continued merchandising for about seven years at Los Lunas, and then removed to El Paso, but in 1887 returned and again entered mercantile circles by purchasing the store of Louis and Henry Huning, continuing in that business for three years. He then bought out L F. Levy, which store he has occupied continuously since, being one of the enterprising merchants of the town. In 1896 he was appointed postmaster.


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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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