Grave 54

Mordechai Rosenberg

1830  – 1891

Unmarked grave

Mordecai (Mark) Rosenberg is buried in an unmarked grave. 

The Synagogue cash book for 18 October records: Digging gave for Rosenberg 7s 6d, cabs for funeral 6s, Rabbi's burial fee 4s 6d.  

From census returns, his birth is recorded as around 1830 in London. He was a hawker.  He married Harriet Thring in a church in Bristol in 1859. They had seven children, the youngest Rosetta born in Cardiff in 1858, a son James born in Bristol and the other five children all born in Bath. 

Interestingly three of the children, James, Charles, and Louisa are baptised in Bath Holy Trinity Church in May 1864. The family lived in Avon Street, a poor area of Bath and very close to the Synagogue in Corn Street.  

Mordecai is listed as a Hawker at 43 Avon Street in the Bath Historical Directory for 1884-5 and 1890-91. There are listings in the same year for his son James, 53 Avon Street, as a Labourer, his son Charlie as a Dealer, 51 Avon Street and his son Joseph, a licensed Hawker at 68 Avon Street. 

Mordecai died in Southampton in October 1891. Perhaps it was Joseph who arranged for his body to come back to Bath, because from February to June 1892 he makes weekly contributions of 6d a week to the Synagogue.