The Farmers’ Grocery


Sumter, SC

FAMILIES: Averbuck

Russian immigrant Nathan Averbuck (1880-1938), and his wife Fannie (birth/death undetermined), operated a clothing, dry goods, and shoe business in Sumter in the first three decades of the twentieth century. In 1911, the couple relocated their business to 108 South Main Street, where they would remain until 1929. During the more than twenty years that they were in Sumter, the Averbucks suffered at least three bankruptcies; Nathan was put on trial for illegally selling liquor (a mistrial was declared); and their son, Isaiah (1906-1911), died. The Averbucks presumably moved to New Jersey around 1929, as that is where Nathan is buried. Nathan Averbuck also operated The Farmers’ Grocery in Sumter around 1918.

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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