After Louis Levi’s burned store in Manning, South Carolina was repaired and remodeled, merchants Jake Iseman (1887-1931), son of Manning merchant Simon Iseman (1850-1928) Ellen Levi (1859-1939), and Bertrand Weinberg (1892-1970), son of Manning grocer and farmer Aaron Weinberg (1841-1919) and Rosa Levi (1855-1923), opened a dry goods and furnishings business in the front portion of the building. The Iseman-Weinberg Company, as it was known, remained in operation until 1919, when Iseman left the business. Weinberg then partnered up with George M. Smith (1880-1980), a Gentile, to continue business at the location under the name Weinberg Company.
Main Image: Iseman-Weinberg Company advertisement. Reprinted from The Manning Times, May 30, 1917.