Louis and Helen Cohen


Beaufort, SC 29902


Louis Cohen (1888-1935) immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1909. After he settled in the Beaufort area, Cohen owned a grocery store and meat market until his death. Following Cohen’s death, Cohen’s wife Helen Mandel Cohen (1892-1983), who immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1902, inherited the family business. Mrs. Cohen eventually ran a button shop on West Street.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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