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BALLIN, Joseph. (Germany--Miami, FL, Nov. 10, 1931). Ballin, a pioneer in Dubuque's retail clothing market, came to Dubuque from Chicago and purchased a clothing store at Fourth and Main STREETS. He later formed a partnership with Ben Kauffman at the same location. Years later, he sold his interest in the company to form another partnership with Charles Coykendall and Philip H. Meyer in a wholesale hat and glove business.
Ballin retired and returned to Germany but came back to Dubuque where he again entered the retail clothing business. He operated a store at Sixth and Main and later at Seventh and Main.
"Joseph Ballin, Pioneer Retail Clothier, Dead," Telegraph-Herald, November 11, 1931