|Index of surnames|
|Hone (Haune) Strauss (1765 - 1854)|
|b. 1765 at Amöneburg, Hessen, Germany|
|m. (1) Gelle Lowenstein|
|m. (2) Dussel Lowenstein (1780 - 1851)|
|d. 1854 aged 89|
|Events in Hone (Haune) Strauss (1765 - 1854)'s life|
|1765||Hone (Haune) Strauss was born||Amöneburg, Hessen, Germany|
|1854||89||Hone (Haune) Strauss died|
Took the name Strauss. His parents died when he was 5 and he was fostered by his uncle Falk. Slept on a bale of straw behind the oven at his uncle's home. Was brought up lovingly, but very strictly by Falk. He wore short pants, a long coat, a cap and buckled shoes. He drew his wisdom from the Thora.
In 1795 he walked to Aschaffenburg in order to receive permission to marry. He was deeply religious and embraced the truth. In 1815, after the Vienna Congress, the Jews were forced to learn a trade. Only the eldest was exempt. Hone became a merchant. He was a strict father, but raised his children to be hard-working merchants. These 6 brothers stayed together and in 1836 they founded "Gebruder Strauss" (Strauss Brothers), a wool business. This company became very successful and was only closed after the last brother, Abraham, had died.
The fortified town of Amoneburg was ruled by the Kurfursts and Archbishop of Mainz. When it became part of Westphalia - Jerome being pro-Jewish - the Jews rejoiced and paraded through the streets carrying flags and Thora scrolls. A similar procession was held for the Royal Commisar in 1866 when they became part of Prussia. The "kopfzoll" (head tax) was abolished. (Anyone wishing to visit another town, was forced to pay this tax to the gatekeeper.) The identification mark for Jews, the yellow patch on the coat, was also abolished.
|Created on 21 Apr 2015|