Milton History

a pictorial history of Milton, PA

Dreifuss Brothers Clothiers

Dreifuss Brothers Clothiers

49 S. Front Street

This building is on the east side of the street. The Milton Trust & Safe Deposit Company building was to the right. Samuel Dreifuss lived in an apartment above the store with his wife Regina in 1910.

From the book “Chronicles & Legends of Milton - Volume I” by Goerge Venios: Sam Dreifuss emigrated from Germany to Milton in 1873, and after five years of merchandising as an itinerant peddler, opened his store on South Front Street in 1878. A year later he was joined by his brother, Wolf, who became a partner in the retail outlet, later renamed S. Dreifuss and Brother. Their store was destroyed in the 1880 fire. They immediately rebuilt the building where it stands to this day. In 1900, the Dreifuss brothers built an addition to their store as their business continued to expand. Sam Dreifuss, in 1906, retired from active business. His interest was purchased by Wolf, who changed the name of the business to Wolf Dreifuss. Alfred Ullman, a nephew of Wolf Dreifuss, who joined the business in 1906, became a partner in the store in 1925 and when Dreifuss died in 1935, Ullman purchased his interest in the business.

Wolf Dreifuss

Wolf Dreifuss

Samuel Dreifuss

Samuel Dreifuss