Biography of Moses Rosenthal
Tipton County, IN Biographies





MOSES ROSENTHAL was born in Kokomo, Howard Co., Ind., November 20, 1850; he is the son of Henry and Esther Rosenthal, and the eldest of a family of six children. When quite young, he removed from Kokomo to Indianapolis, whence, after a brief residence, he went to Louisville, Ky., and thence, at about the age of fifteen, to Peru, Ind., where, for several years, he worked in the woolen manufactory of Sterne & Co. During his boyhood, his opportunities for acquiring an education were very limited, but he manifested his disposition to take care of himself by selling papers on the streets of the different cities in which he lived, and in the performance of various odd jobs by which he could turn an honest penny. He, in 1873, located at Tipton, and engaged in the dry goods business in partnership with E. Rothschild. In 1878, he purchased his partner's interest, and has since conducted the business alone. He carries a stock of goods of general merchandise valued at from $12,000 to $15,000, and does an annual business of from $30,000 to $35,000. His business room, known as the Indiana Store, is one of the most convenient and commodious in the town of Tipton. A few years ago, he purchased and has ever since conducted the stave factory situated along the south side of the tracks of the L., E. & W. R. R., near the northern limits of Tipton; here he employs twenty three hands at a weekly expense of $150, and does a business of $40,000 annually. Mr. Rosenthal has been twice elected to the office of Treasurer of the town of Tipton. Politically, he is a Democrat, and is one of the best workers in his party; he is also a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has occupied prominent positions in that order. He is one of the most prominent and energetic business men in the county.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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