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.