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Matsevot, Cemetery Inscriptions
for those "from" Lyakhovichi's Bnai Mordechai Chasidim
at NYC
Photography by Tina Levine
Table and Database creation by Deborah Glassman, copyright 2008.

by Deborah G. Glassman,
copyright 2008


This is a page in our Documents section. Click the button labeled "Documents" in the left-hand column to reach all of the other resources of the Document area. It is also a part of the Current Projects listed in the Welcome section, so you may also click that button to read about other current collaborative projects on which we are working.


Gates of Congregation Bnai Mordechai Chasidim d'Lechowitz located in Washington Cemetery New York City
We have individual photos of each of these engraved pillars but are not yet able to make them legible, all suggestions welcome and if you have older pictures of them, please share them with the webmaster.

New Page Added July 2009

The Cemetery Stone Project now encompasses around two dozen pages. Please go to Cemetery Stones, page 1 to find out what is included in these pages, to find the links to all of the pages we have created documenting Lechovicher burials, and to learn about the key role of Tina Levine in creating this tremendous collection of data for Lyakhovichi researchers. She photographed every stone in every NYC plot related to Lyakhovichi and Baranovichi, over 1200 photographs including the ones on this page.

Cemetery Stones, page 1 also describes some of our new discoveries that allow us to determine key facts about the deceased even when their stone is damaged, eroded, or missing. Please check the introductary article on that page to learn what the symbols and shapes of the monuments may tell you as well as details we can learn from the Hebrew names on the markers. The database of stones that the webmaster created, based on the images created by Tina Levine, is what you are using as you examine the listings created for Bnai Mordechai Chasidim of Lechowitz in Washington Cemetery in New York City, below.

Repeated Information across the Cemetery Database

If your ancestor is buried in a Lechovicher plot

Does that mean they were definitely from Lyakhovichi? No, it could mean that they were married to a Lechovicher or that a child-in-law was a Lechovicher. Some of the graves used in more recent years could have been donated to someone who had a pressing need, or sold when the original lot holder was buried elsewhere.

If your ancestor is not buried in a Lechovicher plot

Does that mean they were definitely not from Lyakhovichi? No, there are many reasons someone would not be buried in a plot owned by one of the known landsmanschaften. They could have had plots from a spouse's society. They could have enjoyed the company of one group more than another. They could have associated with a non-origin specific group that offered burial plots, they could have lived and died in a city where no such organization existed, they could have died while resident elsewhere. Even when buried amidst a group of landsmen such affiliation might not be immediately obvious if the group to which they belonged identified itself as Minsker, Russian, or some larger group to which Lechovichers also belonged.

Washington Cemetery - NYC
Bnai Mordechai of Lechowitz Congregation

 
ANCELOVIK
Annie
Hasia b
Avraham

 
ANCELOVIK
Noah S
Noah Shabatei b
Yehuda

 
APPEL
Philip
June 7 1886
age 15
Fishel

 
BARKANN
Leona Friedland
wf of Milton B
Barkann

back of stone

 
BRODSKY
Sima
no Heb

 
BRODY
Pauline
d Mar 1902 age 34 yrs
no Heb

 
CANTOR
Boris
Dov Ber b Baruch Mordechai

 
CANTOR
Leah
Leah b R Aizik

 
CHESKIN
Nathan
Noah b
ZviHersh haLevi

 
CHESKIN
Eva
Khava b Lipa

 
CREBENZICK (see Grebenchik)
Jacob
Yakov b
Feivish Khaim

 
DEKHTYAR
Boris
in Russian

 
DEKHTYAR
Aron
in Russian

 
FRIEDLAND
Bertha
no Hebrew

 
FRIEDLAND
Benjamin no Hebrew

 
FRIEDLAND
Sheine Freide
Sheina Freda b
Aryeh Leib haLevi

 
FRIEDLAND
Jean
Khiena b
Dov Ber

 
GIMPELOWITZ
Esther
Esther b
Yehiel

 
GIMPELOWITZ
Jacob
Yakov b
Yitzhak Aizik

 
GIMPELOWITZ
[Yisrael?] Child of
Jacob and Estherd1902

 
GITTLESON,
Herbert
Yehoshua Heshel
b Khaim Gitelson

 
GLUSKER Headstone
inc Mollie Glusker Kahn
Esther Malka b
Shlomo Dov

 
GLUSKER
Shlomo Bear Shlomo Dov b
Yeroham

 
GLUSKER
Faiga Huda
Feiga Hada b
Yakov

 
GLUSKER
Debrah
no Hebrew

 
GOLDIN
Broche Hanele
Bracha Hanele
b Yakov Shimshon
haKohen

 
GORDON
Benjamin


not yet readable

 
GORDON
Hinda Rifkie
Rifka Hinda b Yakov Shimshon

 
GREBANCZIK
Jacob
Yakov b Feivish Khaim

 
Tomb of Eliezer and Sarah Heller

 
HELLER
Eliezer
Eliezer b Arye
Hebrew Inscription

 
HELLER
Sarah
Sara Heller
b Moshe
Hebrew Inscription

 
HELLER
William

 
HELLER
Sonia
headstone

 
HELLER
Georgia Jessie
no Hebrew

 
Heller Family Plot
Headstone

 
HELLER
Helen
no Hebrew

 
HENKEN
Celia
Celia b Yakov

 
HENKEN
Jacob
Yakov b Shemariah

 
HENKEN
Hyman
no Hebrew

 
HANKIN
Sarah


 
haLevi
Eliezer
Eliezer b Moshe haLevi

 
KAHN
Mollie (nee Glusker)
Malka b
Shlomo Dov

 
KATZ
Jacob
Yakov Shimshon
b Aron haKohen

 
dtr of
YakovShimshon
Leah b
Yakov Shimshon
haKohen

 
KAUFMAN
David
David b Zvi Hirsh

 
KAUFMAN
Dora
Dvora b
Yakov Shimshon
haKohen

 
KLIOT
Mendel
Mendel b Yitzhak

 
KORSUNSKY
Naum
Noakh b Pesakh

 
LEVINE
Brocha
Brocha b
Mordekhai haLevi

 
LEVINE
David


 
MOSKOWSKY
Noach
Noakh b
Avraham

 
NEWMAN
Abraham
Avraham Yitzhak
b Elimelech

 
NEWMAN
Minnie
Minia b
Avraham

 
NORMAN
Bessie
Khaya Basha b
Avraham Moshe

 
NORMAN
Jacob
Avraham Yakov
b Yoel

 
ORLICK
Meyer
Meir b
Reuven ha Levi

 
ORLICK
Sarah
Sara b
Nakhman haLevi

 
ORLICK
unidentified marker next to Meyer Orlick

 
PASKOW
headstone, rear

 
PASKOW
Bernard

 
PASKOW
Lena

 
PERLES
Fanny
Feiga b
Noakh Yitzhak

 
PERLES
Israel R.
Yisrael Rafael
Aharon Dov

 
PISSETZNER
Deborah
Feiga Dvora b
Yehiel Michael

 
RADINSKY
Abraham
Avraham b
Lipman

 
RADINSKY
Lipman
Lipman b
Avraham

 
RADINSKY
Rebecca Leah
Rifka Leah
b Yakov Shlomo

 
SAKS
Abraham
Avraham b
Mordekhai

 
SOLOMON
or SCHULMAN?
Menachem Nachum

 
SCHWARTZ
Miriam
Miriam b
Nahum

 
SOBIN
Benzion
Benzion b
Yakov

 
SOBIN
Ida
Yehudit b
Yosef

 
?
Solomon


 
SORKIN
Elizabeth
Leah b
Eliezer

 
SORKIN
Dr. Mendel
Menahem Mendl b Yakov Yoel

 
TSAPOVSKI
Mania
Manya b
Shlomo

 
ZOFRINA
Fanya
Feiga
b Eliezer

 
MOTHER

not yet readable

 
Children's Graves



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