Hannah Iseman


Marion, SC


Hannah Iseman (1826-1879) immigrated to the United States from Baden, Germany around 1849 with her husband, Iseman Iseman (c.1813-1870) and two daughters, Bethe and Lizella. By 1851, the Isemans had moved to South Carolina, and by 1860 they were living in Marion. By 1860, the family had expanded to include three sons, Simon, Isaac, and David. That year, Hannah’s husband worked as a merchant, owned real estate worth $4,000, and oversaw a personal estate worth $8,000. In 1870, Iseman Iseman tragically died in a large fire in downtown Marion. Hannah and her eldest son, Isaac (1850-1928), were left to support the family. Carrying on her husband’s business, Hannah worked as a merchant. The year of her husband’s death she oversaw real estate worth $4,500 and a personal estate worth 4,620.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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