Jacob Isaacsohn


Bennettsville, SC


German immigrant Jacob Isaacsohn (1859-1925) settled in New York in 1881. There, he married Paula Wolff (1870-1931) in 1893 and welcomed their first two children: Meta (1894-1973) and Max (1895-1949). Not long after Max was born, the Isaacsohns moved to Bennettsville, South Carolina where Jacob opened a dry goods store and later joined the board of public works where he oversaw planning for the Bennettsville sewer system. In 1907, Jacob and Paula welcomed their third child, David (d. 1937). When Jacob died in 1925, he was regarded as “one of Bennettsville’s leading citizens.”1


1 “Funeral Services Held for Jacob Isaacson,” State, March 24, 1925, 1.

Main Image: Obituary for Jacob Isaacsohn. Reprinted from The State, March 24, 1925.

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