Berger’s Jewelry

Merchant
1945-1964


Lake City, SC

FAMILIES: Berger and Brown

New York natives Hyman S. Berger (d. 1964) and his wife, Helen Brown (d. 1972), arrived in Lake City in 1945 to open a jewelry business. Hyman’s younger brother, Arthur Berger (d. 1950) joined them in 1947. After taking a watch repair course, Arthur worked at his brother’s store for two years until his death in 1950. The business likely closed after Hyman’s own untimely death in 1964, at the age of 46. 

 

If you know more about this merchant, please get in touch: 

rgbarnettsc@gmail.com 

803.252.1770 ext 37 

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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