Nathan Emanuel’s Bakery

Bakery
1840s-1870s


Georgetown, SC 29440

FAMILIES: Emanuel

Nathan Emanuel (1812-1888) was born in Richmond, Virginia to a German father and an English mother. By 1840, he had established himself as a baker in Georgetown, South Carolina. He operated the bakery for at least three decades. During the period of the bakery’s operation, two fires destroyed the business in 1854 and 1868. By 1880, he, his wife, Flora, and their children Sarah (18446-1886), Florence (1857-1890), and Plowden (1891-1881), had relocated to Summerville. However, his son, Solomon Emanuel (1842-1921), remained in Georgetown as a dry goods merchant until around 1896.

Above: Article describing the planned reconstruction of Nathan Emanuel’s bakery in Georgetown. Reprinted from the Charleston Daily News, February 1, 1869.

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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