Marcus & Pauline Tobias


Camden, SC


Husband and wife Marcus (1835-1910) and Pauline Tobias (1838-1921) immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1867. By 1870, they were living in Camden, SC, where Marcus worked as a store clerk and Pauline maintained the home. In 1872, Camden merchant Elias Charles (1831-1909) sold out his stock of goods to Marcus, who succeeded him in business. Marcus worked as a retail dry goods merchant in Camden until his death in 1910, at which point Pauline took over operation of the business. During their time in Camden, Marcus and Pauline welcomed a child into the world that sadly died during infancy. The couple also adopted a German immigrant by the name of Anne Hoag (1882-undetermined).

Main Image: Reprinted from The Camden Journal, May 23, 1872.

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