Moses Jacob Grostein

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, December 2, 1886


Grostein - In this city Nov. 26, 1886, Moses Jacob Grostein, aged 91 years.

The deceased was born in Poland in 1795, where he attained an education in Hebrew; and after reaching manhood went in the mercantile business, where he remained until 1840, when sailed for America, landing in New York sometime in the summer of that year. He then went to Alabama where he remained in business for several years, when he came to Buffalo, New York, and entered into trade again. The old gentleman's children were all in this country in 1870, when he concluded to sell out his interests in Buffalo and migrate to this country and remain with his children. Since his arrival up to his death he has been living with his daughter Mrs. A. Binnard. He was confined to his room in May, 1881 (or 1884?), and has been bed-fast ever since, being a great sufferer during this? long period. He was the father of Messrs R. and B.? Grostein and Mrs. A. Binnard, of this city. He also leaves an aged wife to join his children to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and an affectionate father.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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