Biography of Moritz Landauer
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Landauer, Moritz, who for more than thirty years has been identified with mercantile interests in Albion, was born in Hurben by Krumbach, Bayern, Germany, March 9, 1829, and was the son of a cattle dealer. In Germany Moritz learned the trade of cotton weaving, but at the age of twenty years left his native country and came to America rather than enter the German army, which he would havebeen compelled to do in accordance with the laws of that country. Almost at once after landing in New York, Mr. Landauer purchased a pack of wares and notions and began life here as a peddler, followed by a clerkship in a store in the city. However, meeting with some friends, he was induced to go to Macon, Ga., where he also worked as a clerk for a year. after which he and his brother, Samuel, purchased a stock of goods, agreeing to pay $5,000 in three years. This agreement was fully complied with, and they did a successful business in Macon for several years. Early during the war Mr. Landauer was compelled to furnish a substitute for the confederate service, and also pay $600. In addition to this he was afterward drafted and was left the only alternative of leaving the South or else enter the army. The stock was sold at a great sacrifice, and Mr. Landauer returned to New York. In 1863 he came to Albion, went into a general dry goods business with his brother, and for the next seventeen years the firm, M. Landauer & Bro. was numbered among the substantial and successful business houses of the county seat. In 1881 the firm was dissolved and the business was afterward carried on by our subject until 1887, when Louis Landaner became partner with his father, under the firm name of M. Landauer & Son. In 1891 Landauer Bros. succeeded to the business, and Moritz Landauer practically retired, though he daily visits the store, for he is still an active man. His wife was Theckla Goodman, born April 10, 1839. Their children are as follows: Bertha, born October 17, 1859, married August Stronse, and died July 8, 1879; Henry, who died June 7, 1878; Louis, born November 1, 1865, now the senior partner in the business at Albion; Augusta, wife of Louis Goodman; Samuel, the junior partner, born October 26, 1867; aud Jesse, born September 3, 1875.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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