Baum & Wittkowsky


Camden, SC

FAMILIES: Wittkowsky; Baum

After fighting for the Confederacy during the Civil War with E.B. Cantey’s Company of Camden, SC, German immigrant Adolph Wittkowsky (1832-1904) returned to Camden and entered a business partnership with brothers Herman (1828-1899) and Mannes Baum (c.1830-c.1900). The partnership between Wittkowsky and the Baums proved short-lived, however, as in late 1868 Wittkowsky opened a general merchandise store with his brother-in-law, Augustus Hyams (1847-1892). Prussian immigrants, Herman and Mannes continued in the mercantile business in Camden through the late nineteenth century.

Main Image: A notice of the partnership between Wittkowsky, Mannes Baum, and Herman Baum. Reprinted from The Camden Journal, November 10, 1865.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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