Herman Schwerin (1852-1895), son of Sumter merchant Julius Schwerin (1812-1875) and Caroline Suares Schwerin (1819-1904), worked as a grocer in Sumter from around 1880 until his death in 1895. From his stand, Schwerin sold everyday groceries like flour, sugar, coffee, dried fruit, and mincemeat. He also sold toys and fireworks and bought cotton from farmers who came to his stand. He was married to Cecile F. Schwerin (1852-1919).
Main Image: H. Schwerin advertisement. Reprinted from The Watchman and Southron, November 14, 1882.