Beaufort Home Bakery


Prince Street
Beaufort, SC 29902

FAMILIES: Schoenberg; Goldberg

Born in Latvia in 1889, Leopold Schoenberg (1889-1966) immigrated to the United States in 1911. After he arrived in the United States, Schoenberg settled in Beaufort with his wife, Gertrude Ruth Goldberg (1896-1952), and worked as a salesman at a junk shop. Prior to 1930, Schoenberg opened his own business, the Beaufort Home Bakery, on Prince Street. Schoenberg’s son, Melvin Schoenberg (1924-2019), worked as a cake decorator at the bakery, before he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University.

Above: Reprinted from Oxford Leader, January 9, 1957

Reprinted from The Leatherneck, Volume 15, June 1932

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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