The above advertisement was found in the September 16, 1857 edition of Harrisonburg's newspaper, The Independent.
David Marks was born on December 25, 1820 in Ingenheim, Rheinish, Bavaria, Germany. U. S. census records for 1850 show him living in Harrisonburg with his occupation listed as merchant.
David Marks married Caroline Newman circa 1854. Caroline was born on March 20, 1835 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She was the sister of Isadore and Henry Newman.
Children born to this marriage were:
Theodore DavidDavid Marks died on September 30, 1868 and Caroline Newman Marks died on January 21, 1899. Both are buried in the Hebrew Rest Cemetery in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.