I. Keyserling & Son


Dale, SC

FAMILIES: Keyserling

In 1889, Joseph Keyserling (1865-c.1920) immigrated to the United States from Russia. After he settled in Beaufort, Keyserling managed the MacDonald-Wilkins Company’s store in Dale. Soon thereafter, Keyserling moved to Beaufort to run the MacDonald-Wilkins store there. Keyserling’s younger brother, Israel Keyserling (1876-1965), with the assistance of his son, William King Keyserling (1911-1968), and daughter-in-law, Polly Keyserling (1916-1998), acquired the store at Dale and renamed it I. Keyserling & Son. The store included a post office inside.

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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