Moses Atlass
Dec 17, 1844 - Dec 19, 1919

Obituary from Lafayette Journal and Courier

Moses Atlass is Called by Death

Pioneer Citizen and Successful Business Man
Dies at Venerable Age of 75 Years

   Moses Atlass, on of Lafayette's pioneer citizens and one of the city's most successful business men, died at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening at the family residence, 814 Brown street, from a complication of diseases. Mr. Atlass was born in Lumsia, Poland, December 17, 1844 and was married in the old country in 1861. He came to the United States in 1869, first settling in Boston, later in Indianapolis, and located in Lafayette in 1880.
   Moses Atlass started business in Lafayette with Joseph Cohen and together they founded the business first known as the Atlass & Cohen Produce company. In 1886 Mr. Atlass purchased his partner's interest in the business, which has since been known as the Atlass Produce company.

Retires from Business

   The deceased retired from active business in 1900, leaving the business which bears his name to be conducted by his two sons, Harry H. and Charles K. Atlass. His wife preceded him in death by ten years and after her death he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs Belle Stein.
   Mr. Atlass was an active member of the Jewish church, a member of the Masonic lodge and also a member of the I. O. B. B. lodge. He was a good citizen and typified the true spirit of Americanism.
   He is survived by the following children: Max Atlass of Decatur, Ill.; Frank Atlass of Lincoln, Ill.; Mrs. Harry Pinko, of Rockford, Ill.; Mrs. James L Levy, of Ashland, Wis.; Mrs. Belle Stein, Harry H. Atlass and Charles K. Atlass, all of Lafayette and Mrs. Paul Solomon of Indianapolis. Besides the children, he is survived by twenty grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be conducted from the family residence at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning and burial will be made in the Jewish cemetery. Friends will kindly omit flowers.