Samuel Weinberg


Sumter, SC

FAMILIES: Weinberg

In 1897, South Carolina native Samuel “Sam” Weinberg (1861-1955) opened his own mercantile business in Sumter, South Carolina. To stock his store, Weinberg made frequent buying trips to northern port cities, occasionally being accompanied by his wife, Kate Hirschman Weinberg (1871-1951). In 1925, Weinberg sold his business to Gentile Carl Vincent Wilkes, Sr. (1895-1968). Before he opened his store, Weinberg was a partner in German immigrant Alfred Abraham Strauss’s (1841-1925) general store A. A. Strauss & Co. in Sumter.

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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