The parents of Josie Rudolph Thurnauer emigrated from Nuremberg to the United States in 1846, settling in Sitka, Alaska. They changed their name from Monheimer to Rudolph and lived in Alaska. Josie Rudolph married Bernhard Thurnauer and lived in Ludwigshöhe (Guntersblum), Germany. She died in 1948 in New York.
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Unknown Artist: Portrait of Josie Rudolph Thurnauer, Leo Baeck Institute, 2001.13.