Moses (Moshy) Isaac Mowsa Raisman (1840 - 1919)

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Birthplace: LIthuania
Death: Died in Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Managed by: Charles Simenoff
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About Moses (Moshy) Isaac Mowsa Raisman

See Geoffrey Raisman's book "The Undark Sky", the story of Hoshy, Moshy & Nissan's struggle from Lithuania to Leeds.

Came to UK 18, lived in Goole, importing pit ponies from Nissan & Louis in Lithuania. Legend says the business failed due to a shipwreck, but it is more likely due to betting on race horses & cards.

1st home in Leeds, sharing with Hoshy & family, in Templar St. Fortress. .Registered 43 as Risman a glazier, wine merchant, Wine & spirit store, 34 Bridge St. Leeds

1875 Started Matzo factory in Leeds, 1915 moved to Preston.

Murray Freedman (150th UHC Anniversary Brochure) "New Briggate Synagogue The forerunner of this congregation was a chevra which opened in St. Alban's Street in 1869. The founders included tailor, Morris Goodman and Moses Raisman, a pioneer of the large Matzo industry which was established in Leeds prior to the First World War."

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Moses (Moshy) Raisman's Timeline

February 19, 1840
Age 21
December 25, 1869
Age 29
Leeds, United Kingdom
Age 35
Leeds, United Kingdom
February 12, 1896
Age 55
Hull, Robinson Row Synagogue, Great Britain
February 13, 1919
Age 78
Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK