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date: 09 May 2021

Ginter, Lewislocked

(04 April 1824–02 October 1897)
  • Susan Hamburger

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Ginter, Lewis (04 April 1824–02 October 1897), tobacco merchant, was born in New York City, the son of John Ginter, a grocer, and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown). His father died when Lewis was an infant, and his mother died a few years later; his older sister Jane raised him. Ginter received little formal education, but through self-education he acquired a love of art and music, became an accomplished pianist, and attained fluency in French and German....

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