Jacob Soupcoff (later Lorenz), born around 1869, was a son of Morris and Mollie Soupcoff and a sister of "beautiful Jewess" Anna. He came to America in approximately 1886. He became a physician--but seems to have a record of getting into legal problems.
In 1894, Jacob petitioned to become a US citizen. But the very next year he made nationwide news for insurance fraud. Jacob and his co-conspirators would find accidents reported in the local newspaper and then claim that they had been injured in those accidents.
|Jacob Soupcoff Petition for Naturalization; Pittsburgh, PA; 1894|
|New York Post, May 10, 1895|