||Freiman Peretz Yaacov
The founder, Yaakov Peretz Freiman, one of the founders of Rishon Le-Zion, was born in Warsaw (then Russia).
At the beginning, he received a religious education, later, completed the Russian gymnasium in Warsaw and after that, studied at the School of Commerce. After completing his studies he was the bookkeeper at a sugar factory and an independent merchant.
In 1882 he immigrated to Eretz Israel together with his brother, Aharon Mordechai Freiman, joined the Committee of Yesud Hama'ala Pioneers and was among the founders of Rishon Le-Zion. He is a signatory of the first Book of Rules and Regulations.
One and a half months later he went abroad, liquidated his affairs and brought his wife and children to Eretz Israel as well as his sister-in-law, the wife of Aharon Mordechai Freiman, and her six children.
Due to difficulty in acclimatization, Yaakov Peretz and his family returned to Warsaw.
In 1891, the family again immigrated to the country and settled in Jaffa, where Yaakov Peretz managed Epstein's warehouse for medical needs. A short time later, he settled again in Rishon Le-Zion where he volunteered to receive the Turkish mail in his house for the villagers. However, this time as well, he didn't succeed and in 1894 returned to Warsaw with his family.
Two of his children, Avraham and Rivka, who married the teacher Shlomo Abulafia, remained in the country.
Yaakov Peretz died in Warsaw.