Biography of Moses J. Strauss
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Strauss, Moses J., was born, in Albany February 11, 1846. His father, Joseph Strauss, was one of the oldest Jewish settlers of Albany, having come to this country from Germany in early life and settled in Albany, and was for many years in the grocery business; he died in 1863. Moses J. at the age of fourteen left school and entered a fancy goods store at Albany, and came to Troy in 1862, where he clerked for his uncle until 1870. The same year he started a fancy goods store on Fulton street, under the firm name of Strauss & Stern, and two years later bought Stern's interest and moved to the corner of Fulton and Fourth streets, occupying three stores for the exclusive sale of ladies' and gents' furnishing goods, where he remained until 1890, when he bought the building at No. 332 River street and changed his business to wholesale and retail millinery. He is a member of the King Solomon Lodge, F. & A. M., and also a member of the Troy Lodge of Elks, of which he is the present treasurer. He married Jennie Herman of Albany, daughter of the late Morris Herman, a jeweler, engaged in business for many years in that city.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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