Joseph was born in Tarnow circa March 16, 1862. He arrived in the United States around 1881.

According to the 1905 New Jersey State Census, he was living in New Jersey with his family probably to be near his brother, Max.

However, by the time of the 1910 Federal Census, he had moved his family to New York and was working in produce.

In 1920, his occupation was listed as “none”.

1910 Sensus for Joseph Wosnitzer

1913 Brooklyn directory for Joseph Wosnitzer

1920 Census for Joseph Wosnitzer

He died in 1925 and is buried alongside Yetta in Acacia Cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens, New York.

Joseph Wosnitzer Gravestone, 1925