Solomon Link


Williamsburg County, SC


Solomon Link (1829-1890) immigrated to the United States from Posen, Prussia, arriving in New York in May 1851. By 1860, he was working as a merchant in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, where he lived with his wife, Russian immigrant Hannah Marcus Link (1839-1912), and their son, Henry. By 1865, however, Link and his growing family had moved to Charleston where he opened a dry goods and clothing store at 364 King Street. Before 1870, however, the Link family moved again, this time to Orangeburg, South Carolina. There, Link opened a dry goods and clothing store, which he operated until his death in 1890. He continued to operate the Charleston store until at least 1880.

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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