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New York:

There are three locations in New York where the Chwadoner Benevolent  Association . (Chwadoner Unt.Verein), the landsmannschaft for Kvedarna, maintained burial plots in which immigrants from Kvedarna and their descendants are buried.  Two are at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, NY:   Block 3, Path 2 contains a total of 85 graves and Block 109, Path 23 contains 71 graves.  The third location is at New Montefiore at Section 4, Block 15. 

A list of all the graves in these three plots was drawn up by Ada Greenblatt who - although she has no roots in the Rasseiniai district - very generously visited all of the Landsmannschaft and Benevolent Associations (Burial Societies) for immigrants who came to the US from that district, and were buried in the New York area.  She has visited individual graves of 2620 people, and then compared them to the burial records for consistency and additional information. Some of the graves go back as far as 1885. 

The entries on the lists usually give the dates of birth, and the names of father, mother and spouse

In accordance with the policy of JewishGen, these lists cannot be reproduced on this site, but the names will be found at the JewishGen Society of New York database , or on the Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry Project.   Alternatively, contact Sam Aaron who has a copy of the lists. 

Please note that Ada is not connected with or related to anyone in the plot, and cannot provide further information on any of the deceased.

Copyright in the list vests in Ada Greenblatt


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