MacDonald-Wilkins Store


Beaufort, SC

FAMILIES: Keyserling

In 1889, Joseph Keyserling (1865-c.1940) 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. Also, Keyserling worked as a buyer for the wholesale portion of the business at the MacDonald-Wilkins store in Beaufort.

Main Image: The MacDonald-Wilkins Company’s cotton ginnery and warehouse in Beaufort.
Courtesy of Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries

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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