Samuel Friedheim Country Store


U.S. 21 South
Landsford, SC 29714

FAMILIES: Friedheim

Friedheims of Rock Hill

By 1880, Samuel Friedheim (1846-1927), a Jewish German immigrant, opened a store that served the farm along present-day U.S. 21 between Fort Lawn and Rock Hill. He also owned a 265-acre farm. By 1900, he was living with his brother, Arnold Friedheim (1836-1915), in Rock Hill, where he self-identified as a “capitalist.” He later moved to Pennsylvania, with his wife, Sophie Sternan, where he remained until his death in 1927.

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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