- Yochanan David Salomon

Yochanan David was born in Jerusalem in 1857. He was the eldest son of Yoel Moshe and Fruma Salomon.

He studied in a "cheder" and in a yeshiva, Etz Chaim. He excelled academically and continued his studies beyond his marriage and until the age of twenty five. At that point, since his father was constantly preoccupied with public work, he undertook the management of the Salomon printing house, which was founded by his father.

When his father left to settle in Petach Tikva and then in the village of Yahud, he was chosen to fill in his father's leadership roles in several public institutions in Jerusalem, including: the general committee of Israel's Knesset (Hava'ad Haklali le'Knesset Yisrael), Bikur Cholim hospital, the committee of the Lema'an Zion organization, and others. Like his father, he served the public without any financial remuneration. When matters arose involving extra responsibility and requiring much deliberation, he would consult with his father by the mail or travel to the village to see him. Occasionally his father would come to Jerusalem for consultations, as he promised to do at times of need, to Rabbi Shmuel Salant before his departure.

Rabbi Yochanan David was of weak constitution ever since he was a boy and when he turned fifty he developed asthma and had to leave the Jerusalem mountains for the plains region every winter. In 1912, shortly after his father's death, his doctors advised him to spend the winter in Cairo. Upon his arrival in Cairo he suffered from an asthma attack, and on the following day, December 26, 1912, he passed away. As a result of his family's efforts, his coffin was brought to Jerusalem and he was buried next to his father on Mount Olives.

He left behind his wife, Sarah Leiba, six sons, and three daughters (among them three sons and one daughter by his first wife, Chava). Two of his children, Shlomo Zalman and Mordecai, succeeded him in the Printing house.