Huckster to Capitalist

Moses Blumenthal, my great-grandfather, is listed in the 1870 Census living in Chicago.  Also in the household are his wife Anna (Dubinski), daughters Rebecca and Rachel, and my Grandfather Abe.  He listed his occupation as “huckster” along with just about every other person in the boarding house where they lived.

In 1900 the Census listed him living in Chicago with Anna and two new sons Will and Harry.  Also listed is a grand daughter Belle Levy.  His occupation now was “capitalist” and either reflects the realities of Chicago in the post Haymarket Riot period or an American success story.

Except for Abraham, we have no information about the other members of the family.