Music Box


Hampton Street
Kingstree, SC 29556

FAMILIES: Schreiberg

Harry Benjamin Schreiberg (1909-1999) was the youngest of five children born in New York City to Russian immigrants Max (1869-1956) and Tina Aranson Schreiberg (1870-1963). In 1916, the Schreiberg family moved to Charleston where Max opened his own grocery store. Harry was employed by his father from 1927 to 1930 and then began working for his brother Irvin Isidore Schreiberg (1906-1998) at Irvin’s Pharmacy. Harry later moved to Kingstree—possibly when his parents moved in 1939—and opened Music Box. In September 1941, he married Rebecca “Bec” Collis (1915-2003), the manager of Suzanne Hat Shop in Charleston. After their marriage, Rebecca assisted her brother, Moses Collis (1918-1993), with administrative affairs for his plumbing and heating business in Kingstree.

Main Image: Marriage announcement for Harry and Rebecca Collis Schreiberg. Reprinted from The State, September 29, 1941.

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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