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 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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