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.