Morris Isaac Rosenholtz
|Birthplace:||Augustow ?, Poland|
|Managed by:||Anita Goldwasser|
About Morris Isaac Rosenholtz
Morris came to the U.S. with his father around l883. Initially they peddled matches in Troy and neighboring towns. Later, Morris had a store of his own, selling clothing for men and boys. He also lent money to people in Troy and neighboring towns who needed to buy necessities. He traveled to their homes to collect, sometimes as little as twenty- five cents. Occasionally, after traveling an hour or more, sometimes on foot, they would turn him away if they had no money. Yet, through hard work, he managed to provide nicely for his family.
At Pesach, the family gathered for a large seder. I always liked to visit before the holiday and especially accompanied Morris as he "searched" the house for "chumitz" (anything such as bread that was forbidden on Passover). He'd remind me, "You dassent eat bread during the holiday." I loved the word "dassent". It had such power for me.