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.