Christian Rambow

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Christian Theodor Rambow, sometimes recorded as Christopher T. Rambow (born December 20, 1863 in Mecklenburg, Prussia; died July 16, 1950) was a saloon keeper and a member of the Birmingham Board of Aldermen, representing Ward 2 in Frank Evans' administration in the 1890s. He was also an officer of the German Society and assisted in planning the club's Mardi-Gras festivities.

Rambow was the son of Johann Christian and Dorothea Rambow. He immigrated with his family from Hamburg to New York aboard the S.S. Thuringia in 1874. After a period in Ohio, they settled in the Good Hope community in Cullman County.

Rambow moved to Birmingham in the early 1880s. He met his wife, the former Ella Houser at a dance in Behrens' Park in Southside. They married in 1884. He was elected to the Board of Aldermen in 1896, but was defeated by John O'Neill in the 1899 Birmingham municipal election.

When Madam Lou Wooster died in 1913, Rambow was named executor of her estate and personally inherited her worldly possessions.

Rambow died in July 1950 and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. He was survived by two daughters, Bertha and Ella.