Konigswarter, Baron Jonas
Konigswarter, Baron Jonas a celebrated Jewish philanthropist, was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main about 1806, and removed to Vienna about 1830, when a man of only moderate wealth. There his means increased rapidly, and he died Dec. 24, 1871, leaving an only son heir to a property worth fifteen million dollars. He was a great benefactor to the Jews of the Austrian capital, over whom he presided as chief, and took particular interest in all the charitable institutions of Vienna. He left large sums to benefit each of these, without any regard to confession or creed.-New York Jewish Messenger, Jan. 26, 1872.