Louie Ort’s Story

Louie’s story is a familiar one- a man who immigrated from Europe and made a life for himself in the U.S. from the ground up, by building a small business and a family. Louie’s story is brought by three generations of his family – his daughter, Phyllis, his grandson, Cliff & his great-granddaughter, Sarah.

A Polish emigre builds a family and small business in America from the ground up. At the tender age of 14, Louie was already making a living on his own – selling tobacco leaves locally traveling by train or wagon. One day he fell asleep and missed his stop – waking up in Warsaw only to find out it was not safe to travel home due to problems caused by the Cossacks. It was then Louie made the decision to apply for immigration to the United states & soon after he was off.

For more we invite you to listen to this sample of the story we produced for Louie Ort’s Family:


Louie Ort standing in front of one of his stores on Fulton Street NY



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