JACOB L. NAYHOUSE. The ancestors of Jacob L. Nayhouse, of Monessen, belonged to that ancient people which, more deeply than any other has stamped its influence upon the governments and institutions of mankind. and which in recent years has given to the world the names of Montefiore, Disraeli and Zangwill. Mr. Nayhouse is the son of Samuel and Sarah (Sumer) Nayhouse, and was born in Poland. September, 1877. His parents are still living in their native land where his father is a hardware merchant.
After receiving a thorough education in several languages, Jacob L. Nayhouse came at the early age of fourteen to the United States. After spending eighteen months in Elmira, New York, he went to Pittsburg, and ever since has remained in this part of Pennsylvania. On coining to this county he found employment at once as a salesman, and in September, 1898, went to Monessen, in company with his brother Abraham, with whom he formed a partnership for the purpose of engaging in the clothing and shoe business. The firm was known as Nayhouse Brothers, and was the first to enter upon that line of endeavor in this borough. Under their efficient management the enterprise prospered, and the connection was maintained until January 24, 1905, when Mr. Nayhouse withdrew from the firm in order to establish himself as a shoe dealer exclusively. His place of business is in all respects one of the most thoroughly equipped to be found in western Pennsylvania, and among his specialties is the J. L. N. shoe, a style made exclusively to his order. He is the owner of good real estate in Monessen, having built several properties, all of which he endeavors to make first-class. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, the B. P. O. E., the I. O. O. H., and the D. U. B. In religion he adheres to the faith of his forefathers, and is secretary of the congregation to which he belongs. Mr. Nayhouse married, January 19. 1904, Nellie C., daughter of Louis Roden, a merchant of McKeesport.
Source: Page(s) 249, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
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