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Searching for Lechovicher Cemetery Stones among Baranovicher Burials of New York City -
Mount Zion Cemetery
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.

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 Mount Zion Cemetery in New York City, below.

There are three pages on our site for the Moosher and Baranovicher Benevolent Association's at Mount Zion Cemetery in New York.
Cemetery Stones, p14 Musher-Baranovicher at Mt ZionYou are Here!
Cemetery Stones, p15 Musher-Baranovicher at Mt Zion
Cemetery Stones, p16 Musher-Baranovicher at Mt Zion - Burial Register and Gates

Why look in Baranovicher burial associations for Lechovichers?
Many people from Lyakhovichi did not move directly from Lyakhovichi to the United States. My great-grandfather and his childhood family moved to Slutsk in the 1890s and the grave he bought for his first wife in the Philadelphia area is among Slutskers. Other families moved to the nearby community of Baranovichi which was on a railroad line, had renowned religious leaders living in the community, and had diverse business opportunities. Lechovichers in Baranovichi were a significant portion of that new city's Jewish population. When the immigrant landed in the United States, they were just as tied to the communities in which they had lived for a dozen years or in which their families still lived, as they were to Lyakhovichi which their families may have left a dozen years earlier. Social networking - looking for jobs, marriage partners, customers, vendors, et al, would easily expand to include those from their old country settlement in Baranovichi as from Lyakhovichi. Speculation aside, we can tally huge numbers of Lechovicher families with Baranovichi sojourns. So while for other communities, it will be sufficient to look for specific Lechovichers in those towns, for Baranovichi it makes sense to examine every gravestone.

The Musher and Baranowitcher Benevolent Association was a younger organization than the Lechovicher Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz by twenty years, but it also chose to follow a different pattern. Baranovichi was at the start of its growth towards being a substantial city and social groups were being formed across different strata. The Benevolent Society model was one that could cross the divide between townsmen who could belong to labor organizations, left-wing and right-wing and religous Zionism, and could pray and study in widely divergent traditions.

The Musher and Baranovicher Benevolent Association's first known burial at Mount Zion was in 1906. While burials continue there today, the organization bought additional plots at Mount Judah and then at Wellwood Cemetery, in different time periods. The graves at Mount Zion are not indicated with a specific plot number so we need to find out where each one sits in relation to its neighbors. This first posting is alphabetical as is the Burial Register on our page Moosher Baranovicher Society at Mount Zion. As we noted in the earlier pages, there is different information between the Burial Register and the Matsevot. Many people - especially children - will never have had a monument constructed. A grave might have been purchased with a different name than seems to appear on the burial in that plot - most often for married daughters. You may have information about a burial that we can not obtain, sharing it would not just illuminate your ancestor, but help us understand the records better for everyone.



Mount Zion Cemetery - NYC
the graves of the Moosher and Baranovicher Beneficial Society

 
ABRAMOWITZ, Rachel
Ruchel leah b Shlomo

 
ABRAMOWITZ, Norman
Nachum b Yakov

 
ASHEROWITZ, Yenta
Yenta b Gabriel

 
BAILIN, Celia
Zvia b Eizer

 
BAILIN, Pincus K.
Pinchus b Yehuda Leib

 
BARIS, Fannie
Feiga b Shimon
close-up

 
BARIS, Lillian
Sara Riva b Leib

 
BARIS, Sam
Shimen b Eliahu Zev

 
BEILIN, Julius
Yehuda Leib b Pinchus

 
BELSKY, Gussie
Golda b Yosef

 
BELSKY, Hyman
Yosef Khaim b Avraham

 
BELSKY, Nathan
Noakh b Avraham Belsky

 
BERKOFF, Jacob
Yakov Zvi b
Benyamin Iser

killed in action Sept 18, 1918
Co K, 110 Infantry

 
BOROHOVSKY, Esther
Esther b Zvi

 
BORUHOVSKY, Leon
Leib b Avraham

 
BOROS, Samuel
Shmuel b Meir

 
BRODY, Mary
Ita Mera b
Akiva Ber

 
BRODY, Nathan Aaron
Noakh Aharon b
Dov Ber

 
BRODY, Sam
Shalom b
Noakh Aharon

 
BROMSKY, Aaron
Aharon b
[Leib?]

 
BROWN,
Abraham A.
Avraham Aharon b
Zvi Hersh

 
BROWN, Rachel Rose
Ruchel Reizel b Barukh

 
CARROLL, Morris
Moshe b
Yitzhak Aizik haKohen

 
CHARNOW, Sarah
Sara Khana b Yakov
close-up

 
CHARNOW, Jacob
Yakov b
Aharon David

 
CHARNOW, Joseph
Yosef Zev b
Aharon

 
CHARNOW, Philip
Paltiel b
Aharon David

 
CHARNOW, Rose
Ruchel b
Yosef Yisrael

 
CHARNOW, Tzivia
close-up
Tzivia b Nehemiah

 
CHOMAK, Philip
Pinchas b
Khaim Avraham

 
CHOMAK, Rose
Fruma Ruchel b
Shlomo

 
COHEN KRIWITZKI, Shirley
Sara b Aharon

 
COHEN, Ida
Khaya b
Yitzhak haLevi

 
COHEN, Louis
Leizer b Yona

 
COHEN, Morris
Moshe b
Dov Ber

 
COHEN
Samuel J.
Shmuel Yakov b
Moshe

 
CONOWITZ
Lena
Leah b Yehuda

 
CONOWITZ
Max
Mordechai b
Shlomo Beinish

 
DOMUSH
Raphael
Rafael Yitzhak b
Elkhanon

 
DOMUSH
Edith
Itka b Yosef

 
DUMUSH
Max
Mendel b
Rafael Yitzhak

 
DWARETSKY
Dobe
Doba b Mikhael

 
DWARETSKY
Dora
Doba b Khaim

 
DWARETSKY
Jacob
Yakov b Shlomo

 
DWARETSKY
Solomon
Shlomo b Yakov

 
DWORK
Sarah
Khaya Sara b
Yitzhak haLevi close-up

 
DWORK, Jennie
Sheina Nahama b
Shalom

 
DWORK, Leo
Khaim Leib b
Zev Wolf haKohen

 
DWORK
William
Zev Wolf b
Avraham haKohen

 
ENGEL, Joseph
photo

 
ENGEL
Sarah
Shana Tova b
Avraham

 
FOREMAN
Tillie
Teibel b
Rafael

 
FOREMAN, George
Gershon b
David haLevi

 
FRANK, Hellen
Henia b Shlomo

 
FUCHS, Jerry
Yehuda b
Mikhael Ari

 
FUCHS, Max
Yehiel Yehuda b
Meir

 
GARBOV, Max W.
Mordechai Velvel b
Yakov Ben-Zion

 
GINSBERG
David photo
David b
Yitzhak

 
GINSBERG
Ida
Khaya b
Lipa Zev

 
GINSBURG
Dora
Dvora Beila
b Khaim Kheikel

 
GINSBURG
Sarah
Sara Itka b
Avraham

 
GINSBURG
Isidor
Yitzhak b
Khaim

 
GRICHANIK-
GREENBERG
Isaac
Yitzhak Aizik b Yakov

 
GRICHANIK-
GREENBERG
Sarah
Shaina Gitel b
Eliahu Meir

 
HANDLER, baby

 
HEFT, Sarah
Sara b
Yitzhak

 
HELFAND,
Aaron
Aharon b
Naftali Hertz

 
HIRSCHBERG
David
Nahum David b
Dov

 
HIRCHBERG,
Ida C
Aidel b
David

 
HUTIN,
Annie M
Asna Mina b
Yehoshua

 
JOBLOVE
George
Yakov b
Yehuda Leib

 
JOBLOVE
Ida
Edel Gitla
b Zev

 
KANTROWITZ
Esther
Esther Reizel
b Gavriel

 
KARELL
Sarah
Sara Shifra b
Baruch Mordechai

 
KARELL
Louis
Leib b
Pesach

 
KARELL
Percy
"Pesach Karell"

 
KERBEL
Sam
Simha b Zvi

 
KERBEL
Anna
Khana Khaya b
Yakov Moshe

 
KOSLOFSKY
Dora
Dina b Yehuda

 
KOSLOFSKY
Jacob
Yakov b Shlomo

 
KURTIN
Max
Baruch Mordechai
b Yosef

 
KURTIN
Sarah
Sara Rifka b Khaim Yitzhak

 
LASOFF
Harry
Ezra Eliezer
b Yudel

 
LASOFF
Rose
Ruchel b
Moshe Yitzhak
haKohen

 
LAZOFF
Abraham
Avraham Aharon b Yitzhak Aizik

 
LEBOFF
Julius
Yehuda b
Yoel Yitzhak

 
LEBOFF
Fruma
Fruma b
Moshe

 
LEBOFF
Luba
Luba b
Yehuda

 
LEVENSON
Sarah
"Sara
Levenson"

 
LEVENSON
Aaron
Aharon b
Shraga Yitzhak

 
LEVI
Asher
Asher b
Zvi Hersh

 
LEVINE
Anna
Hinda b
Yehoshua

 
LEVINE
Barnet
Dov Ber b
Leib haLevi

 
LEVINE
Bernard
Dov Aryeh b
Yisrael Khonon
haLevi

 
LEVINE
Martha
Meita b
Gershon

 
LEVINE
Max
Mordechai b
Shmuel Khaim
haLevi

 
LEVINE
Rebecca
Rifka Ruchel
b Yosef

 
LEVOWITZ
Eliahu Shalom
plaque

 
LEVOWITZ
Esther
Esther
b Meir

 
LIPSCHITZ
Harry
Zvi Hersh
b Yonah

 
LIPSCHITZ
Bertha
Brakha b
Aryeh Leib

 
LITWAR
Joseph
Yosef b
Yehuda Leib






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