Michael Keyserling


Seabrook Island, SC

FAMILIES: Keyserling

Michael Keyserling (1866-1921) immigrated to the United States in 1880. By 1897, Keyserling lived on Seabrook Island, where he ran worked as a merchant and a trucker. On Seabrook Island, Keyserling owned a store adjacent to the railroad line between Beaufort and Yemassee, which he acquired from the MacDonald-Wilkins Company. Before he moved to Seabrook Island, Keyserling co-owned a store in Baltimore, Maryland.

Main Image: Reprinted from The State, July 17, 1921

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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