Louis Loryea


Branchville, SC


From around 1900 until his death in 1902, Louis Loryea (1852-1902) operated a general merchandise store in Kingstree, South Carolina. Born in Charleston to Russian immigrant Aaron Loryea (1821-1911) and English immigrant Jane D. Hart (1825-1895), Loryea also owned a store in Branchville, South Carolina around 1880.1



1 “Branchville Reminicenses [sic.],” The Orangeburg Times, February 21, 1879.

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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