Julius Wald


Orangeburg, SC


In 1879, Hungarian born Julius Wald (1866-1915) immigrated to the United States, arriving in New York City. By 1880, he and his brother, Victor Wald (1861-1936), had moved to Orangeburg, South Carolina, where they boarded with their uncle, Theodore Kohn (1840-1902). After he arrived in Orangeburg, Julius worked as a clerk, presumably in his uncle’s store, until he bought out Orangeburg’s S. Fenchel & Co. in December 1889. From his new business, Julius sold liquors, wines, cigars, and fruit. Around 1895, Julius, his wife, Flora Rich Wald (1865-1940), and their children moved to New York City. Upon their arrival in New York, Julius became employed as a suit salesman and later worked in the manufacturing industry.

Main Image: Julius Wald advertisement. Reprinted from The Times and Democrat, January 29, 1890.

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