Nathan Yaschik, Grocer

Grocery
1915-1919

131 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401

FAMILIES: Yaschik

Nathan Yaschik (1878-1959) immigrated from Kaluszyn, Poland to Charleston in 1913, where he initially worked as an ice cream cart peddler. In 1914, while employed as a clerk at Kaufman & Feldbrand’s grocery store at 49 Elizabeth Street, his wife, Elka (1878-1961), and sons, Benjamin (1901-1946) and Henry (1909-2000), also immigrated from Poland. The following year, Nathan opened his own grocery at 131 Queen Street. In 1918, he opened a dry goods store at 150 King Street. He ran both businesses for one year before closing the grocery store.

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.

JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
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Charleston, SC 29424
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