The South Carolina Historical Society created the panels to highlight their Anita Pollitzer Papers. We added surrogates of some of our materials about the Beaufort Branch of the Pollitzer Family onto the black display board to flesh out the Beaufort branch of the family.
Fleeing the political uncertainty in Austria in 1845, Jewish immigrant Moritz Pollitzer settled for a few years in New York. When the Civil War broke out, he saw an opportunity to better his young family's circumstances and headed to Port Royal, South Carolina.
|Courtesy of South Carolina Historical Society|
Moritz was a successful businessman in Beaufort, owning much land and commercial property.
|Beaufort District Collection Obituary Card Files|
In June 2016, descendant Richard Pollitzer of Beaufort donated a copy of his family history to the BDC. Drop by our Research Room to learn even more about the accomplishments and disappointments of the Pollitzer family.