MacDonald-Wilkins Store

Grocery
c.1900-c.1940


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 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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