Wittkowsky & Hyams


Broad Street
Camden, SC

FAMILIES: Wittkowsky; Hyams

Three years after German immigrant Adolph Wittkowsky (1832-1904) married Charleston native Susan Hyams (1840-1920), he entered a business partnership with his brother-in-law, Augustus Hyams (1847-1892), to form general merchandise business Wittkowsky & Hyams. Located on Broad Street in Camden, SC, the store sold clothing, groceries, dry goods, shoes, crockery, and other goods. Short-lived, Wittkowsky & Hyams went bankrupt in 1872.

Main Image: Wittkowsky & Hyams advertisement. Reprinted from The Camden Journal, January 14, 1869.

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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