J. Adelsburg

1922 – circa 1929

Mayesville, SC

FAMILIES: Adelsburg, Kolestski

Jack Adelsburg (1895-1965) immigrated from Poland in 1911 and settled in Mayesville by 1920, where he worked as a salesman for a dry goods store. He married Esther Kolestski (1895-1969) sometime in the 1920s and together they opened a dry goods store in Mayesville in 1922. The store closed around 1929 following the opening of a second store in Sumter. The Adelsburgs moved to Sumter by 1930.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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