Mr. Lux emigrated from Alsace to New York in 1838. By 1853 he had migrated to San Francisco where he worked as a butcher. Within a few years he joined in a partnership and ultimately became a cattle and land baron, said to own 1/7 of California. Quite a story. This mausoleum seems modest for someone who was fabulously wealthy. For a more detailed biography, visit the above link.
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