Abraham Krasnoff


Bishopville, SC

FAMILIES: Krasnoff

In 1889, Abraham Meyer Krasnoff (1872-1954) of Dubrovnik, Croatia boarded a ship in Liverpool, England and arrived days later in New York City. By 1898, Abraham was living in Manning, South Carolina. Two years later, he moved to Bishopville, where he opened a general merchandise and grocery store. Abraham also sold farm products, although it remains unclear whether he owned a farm. In 1902, he married Jennie Levinson (1884-1947), daughter of Bishopville merchant Joseph Levinson. The couple would have three children together: Leo (1903-1969), Sollie (1907-2005), and Aaron (1907-1923). Abraham operated his store in Bishopville through at least 1950.

Main Image: An advertisement for bushels of peas for sale by Abraham Krasnoff. Reprinted from The State, March 5, 1916.

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