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 Penina Moise

Penina Moise

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 13 Sep 1880 (aged 83)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 33842301 · View Source
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Sister of Abraham Moise born June 12, 1799.

(special thanks to Maxine Kravitz for the following info) Penina is the daughter of Abraham and Sarah Moise (French Jews); the sixth of nine children. Four of her siblings were born in the Carribean Islands and the remainder children were born in the United States.

Penina was famous in her day; a prolific writer, published under her own name; she went to work at 12 to support her family when her father died. She studied on the side, developing her literacy and scholarship, and began her voluminous writing output in 1830; she was the author of hymns used in Jewish religious services, contributed verses to the Home Journal, the Washington Union, and other publications, and published a book called "Fancy's Sketch-Book" (Charleston, 1833), a book of poems, and Hymns Written for the Use of Hebrew Congregations (1856), a compilation for her synagogue, Beth Elohim. She became blind during the Civil War. source

(special thanks to AlbqFirefly for the following info) She was also a teacher and a songwriter. Through her old age she would sit on a high bed, instructing young people of Charleston in literature and passing on the stories of what her eyes had seen. "A life of sacrifice, beauty and kindness"


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Gravesite Details tombstone transcriptions by Dr. Barnett A. Elzas 1903

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  • Created by: Cousins by the Dozens
  • Added: 14 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33842301
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Penina Moise (23 Apr 1797–13 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33842301, citing Coming Street Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Cousins by the Dozens (contributor 46904925) .