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Inventory of the Rosenberg, Loeb, and Winstock Family Papers, 1880-2002

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Photographs, scrapbooks, financial papers, diplomas, certificates, and genealogical research of the Rosenberg, Loeb, and Winstock family. Materials focus primarily on the merchant Abraham Rosenberg and his descendants. Genealogical research includes articles and Evelyn Rosenberg Gross-Brien's biographical information and Ph.D. thesis written on her ancestor and namesake Eva Leah Visanska Winstock. Of note is a scrapbook containing a large number of letters between members of the Rosenberg family, spanning from the 1880s through 1960s.
Title: Rosenberg, Loeb, and Winstock family papers
Creator: Rosenberg family; Loeb family; Winstock family
Date(s): 1880-2002  (bulk 1900-1965)  
Extent: 3.0 linear feet
(2 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 flat box, and 4 oversize folders)
Repository: Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
Call Number: Mss 1130
Language of Material: Materials in English and Hebrew

Biographical Note

Moses Winstock (1818-1905) was born to Sarah Friedlander (b. 1790) and Mordechai Winstock (b. circa 1790) in Sulwalki, Poland. He married Eva Leah Visanska (1820-1891) in 1836. The couple had six children: Samuel Winstock (1838- 1880), Annie Winstock Visanka (1842-1888), Cecelia Winstock (1853-1906), Miriam Winstock (1858-1940), Rebecca Winstock Rosenberg (1860-1952), and Israel Winstock (1862-1893).

In 1842, Moses and Eva Winstock left Poland and Moses traveled to the United States, while Eva and the children remained in Liverpool, England, until he was settled. His wife and children joined him in 1847 in Charleston, South Carolina. After running a successful peddler's supply and fancy goods store on King Street in Charleston for a dozen years, the family left Charleston in 1860 in search of a drier climate and bought a 525-acre plantation west of Abbeville, South Carolina. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the family took refuge in Columbia, South Carolina. When Sherman's forces entered the city on February 17, 1865, however, both their home and the warehouse they rented to store their goods were burned to the ground. After the war the family returned to their plantation and lived there until 1875 when poor crops caused them to leave the farm and return to Charleston, where Moses again established a store on King Street.

In 1885, the couple's youngest daughter, Rebecca, married her first cousin Abraham Rosenberg (1859-1920). Abraham had emigrated from Poland in 1875 to help run a family store in Abbeville, South Carolina, established by his cousin Wolfe Rosenberg. In 1884, Abe opened his own clothing store in Greenwood, South Carolina, where he and Rebecca settled after their marriage. The store began as simply "A. Rosenberg," but in 1910 was renamed The Rosenberg Clothing & Shoe Company. Abraham and Rebecca Rosenberg had six children: Herbert Jerome Rosenberg (1886-1963), Sam Rosenberg (1887-1953), Marion Rosenberg (1889-1984), Ernest Rosenberg (1892-1978), Evelyn Rosenberg (1895-1996) and Helen Rosenberg (1898-1898).

The eldest son, Herbert Jerome Rosenberg, completed his medical internship at Grady Hospital in 1909 and went on to practice medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, for more than 50 years. He married Rosalie "Honey" Loeb (b.1890) in 1912 and the couple had three children: Herbert Rosenberg Jr. (1913-1991), Carol Marjorie Rosenberg Loeb (1917-2006), and Leman Rosenberg (1921-2008). Herbert served in World War I in Hospital no. 6 at Fort McPherson in Georgia, where he was promoted to major. Herbert's brother Marion married Rosalie's sister, Lillian "Jinksie" Loeb (1892-1968), in 1913. Rosalie and Lillian were the daughters of Marcus and Lena Loeb (known as "Pops" and "Momps"). After serving overseas in World War I, the couple's youngest son, Ernest Rosenberg, returned to Greenwood, South Carolina, in 1920 to run the family's clothing store with the help of his sister Evelyn. The store operated for more than a hundred years in Greenwood.

Both Herbert Rosenberg Jr. and Leman Rosenberg served in World War II, Herbert Jr. as a 2nd lieutenant in the Navy and Leman flying a P-47 Thunderbolt in the 10th fighter squadron of the Air Force.

Collection Overview

Collection consists primarily of photographs of the Rosenberg and Loeb families, with a smaller number of photographs of the Winstock family. The largest number of photographs document Herbert Jerome Rosenberg and his immediate family, including images of his service during World War I, with his wife Rosalie "Honey" Loeb Rosenberg and his three children, Herbert Rosenberg Jr., Carol Marjorie Rosenberg Loeb, and Leman Rosenberg. The collection also contains scrapbooks, financial papers, diplomas, certificates, and genealogical research. Genealogical materials include articles, Evelyn Rosenberg Gross-Brein's notes on biographical information and her Ph.D. thesis about Eva Leah Visanka Winstock, wife of Moses Winstock. Also included are a number of clippings on members of the Rosenberg family, their clothing store in Greenwood, South Carolina, and a book of poetry written by Rosalie "Honey" Loeb Rosenberg, featuring poems to or about family members. Of note is a scrapbook containing a large number of letters between members of the Rosenberg family spanning the decades from the 1880s through the early 1960s.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.


    • Rosenberg, Abraham, 1859-1920
    • Rosenberg, Herbert Jerome, 1886-1963
    • Rosenberg, Herbert, 1913-1991
    • Rosenberg, Leman, 1921-2008
    • Rosenberg, Abraham, 1859-1920--Family
    • Rosenberg family
    • Loeb family
    • Winstock family


    • Jewish merchants--South Carolina--Greenwood
    • Jewish physicians--Georgia--Atlanta
    • World War, 1914-1918--Participation, Jewish
    • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish


    • Greenwood (S.C.)
    • Atlanta (Ga.)
    • Fort McPherson (Ga.)

    Types of Material

    • Black-and-white photographs
    • Color photographs
    • Scrapbooks
    • Financial records
    • Diplomas
    • Programs (documents)
    • Certificates
    • Genealogies (histories)
    • Doctoral dissertations
    • Clippings (information artifacts)

    Related Resources

    Related Material

    Related materials in Special Collections include and oral history interview with George Visanska Rosenberg and Edith Cochran Rosenberg (Mss 1035-089) and the Winstock, Rosenberg, and Visanka family papers (Mss 1122).


    Photographs, circa 1880-1966, undated

    Photographs feature several generations of the Rosenberg and Loeb families, and also include a smaller number of images of the Winstock family. The majority of photographs document Herbert Jerome Rosenberg and his immediate family, including his wife Rosalie "Honey" Leob Rosenberg, and children Herbert Rosenberg Jr., Carol Marjorie Rosenberg Loeb, and Leman Rosenberg. Of note are photographs of Herbert Sr. during his service in World War I, and his sons Herbert Jr. and Leman during their service in World War II.

    Rebecca Winstock and Abraham Rosenberg, circa 1880-1950, undated   box 1 | folder 1

    Herbert Jerome Rosenberg and family, circa 1890- circa 1950, undated   box 1 | folder 2

    Rosalie "Honey" Loeb Rosenberg, circa 1900- circa 1920   box 1 | folder 3

    Oversize Rosenberg family portrait, circa 1916   Oversize Paper Folder 1

    Marion and Lillian "Jinksie" Rosenberg, 1918, 1941, undated   box 1 | folder 4

    Carol Marjorie Rosenberg Loeb, 1918-1950, undated   box 1 | folder 5

    Group photographs, 1918-circa 1950   box 1 | folder 6

    Lena Mayer and Marcus Loeb, circa 1922, 1943, undated   box 1 | folder 7

    Leman Rosenberg and children, 1934-1944, circa 1955   box 1 | folder 8

    Sam Rosenberg, 1941, undated   box 1 | folder 9

    Loeb sisters, undated   box 1 | folder 10

    Hozore family, 1966, undated   box 1 | folder 11

    Winstock family, undated   box 1 | folder 12

    Oversize portrait of Samuel Winstock, undated   Oversize Paper Folder 2

    Oversize portrait of Julia Winstock, undated   Oversize Paper Folder 3

    Unidentified, 1943-1948, undated   box 1 | folder 13

    Miscellaneous, undated   box 1 | folder 14

    Scrapbooks, 1886-1962

    Scrapbook of Carol M. Rosenberg, 1932   box 1 | folder 15

    Contains handwritten notes and well wishes from friends, photographs, advertisements, programs, and birthday letters and cards.

    Scrapbook of Carol M. Rosenberg, 1936   box 1 | folder 16

    Contains handwritten notes and well wishes from friends, photographs, advertisements, and programs.

    Scrapbook, 1886-1962   box 2 | folder 1

    Primarily contains letters between members of the Rosenberg family, as well as photographs and clippings. Materials were removed from original three ring binder.

    Biographical materials, 1904-1961, undated

    Certificates, 1904, 1961   box 2 | folder 2

    School diplomas and graduation programs, 1908-1935, undated   Oversize Paper Folder 4

    Diplomas belonging to Carol Marjorie Rosenberg Loeb, graduation programs for Carol's high school graduation, and Herman Jerome Rosenberg's graduation program from the University of Maryland. Also includes copies of a medical diploma for Israel Winstock granted in 1881 from the Medical College in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Financial papers, 1930-1961, undated   box 2 | folder 3

    Wills, photocopies of court briefs requesting repayment for goods appropriated during the Civil War, and correspondence and documents regarding stocks and estates.

    Birth, marriage, and citizenship records (photocopies), undated   box 2 | folder 4

    Clippings, 1918-1960, undated   box 2 | folder 5

    Includes articles on Loeb and Co., the retirement of Herbert Jerome Rosenberg, Ernest Rosenberg, the Rosenberg's clothing store in Greenwood, South Carolina, medical treatments offered at Fort McPherson during WWI, and several marriage notices and obituaries.

    Genealogy, 1995-2002, undated

    "Notes on Demopolis Jewry" compiled by Winston Smith, 1995   box 2 | folder 6

    Eva Leah: Three Incarnations of a Woman! by Evelyn Alyce Rosenberg Gross-Brein, 2002   box 2 | folder 7

    Genealogical research materials, undated   box 3 | folder 1

    My Verses by Rosalie Loeb Rosenberg, undated   box 3 | folder 2

    Includes two copies of Rosalie's book of poetry. One is a bound handwritten manuscript; the second is a printed copy.

    University of Maryland commemorative plate, undated   box 4

    Miscellaneous, 1931, 1963-1966, undated   box 3 | folder 3

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    This collection is open for research.

    Copyright Notice

    The nature of the College of Charleston's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

    The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Rosenberg, Loeb, and Winstock family papers, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.

    Acquisitions Information

    Materials were donated in 2015 by William J. Loeb.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Amy Lazarus, October 2015.

    Encoded by Amy Lazarus, November 2015.

    Reviewed and uploaded by Joshua Minor, November 2015.

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