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Searching for Lechovicher Cemetery Stones among Baranovicher Burials of New York City -
Mount Zion Cemetery Page 2
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.

Please go to Cemetery Stones, page 1- The Matsevot of former Lechovichers 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. The article also describes some of our new discoveries that let us determine key facts about the deceased even when their stone is damaged, eroded, or missing. Please check this article 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 Zion
Cemetery Stones, p15 Musher-Baranovicher at Mt ZionYou are Here!
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 Baranovicher Benevolent Associations 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 organize them here by date of burial and on our page of Burial Register Information, you will also see them listed alphabetically. 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 continued

 
MADRISS
Ida
Khaya Riva b
Aryeh Leib

 
MADRISS
Abraham
Avraham b Shlomo haKohen

 
MADRISS
MILLER
Hessie
Hesia b
[Shmuel?]

 
MILLER
Nochem
Nochem b
Leib

 
MOSEROWITZ
Anna
Eshka b Shlomo Leib

 
MOSEROWITZ
Louis
Yehuda Dov b
Yeshaya

 
MOSEROWITZ
Nathan
full view
Matatiah b Yehuda Dov
Battery F, Aug 20 1918 Bois d'Ole France, in the Great War for Peace, age 22 years

 
MOSKOWITZ
Jachiel
Yehiel b
Eliezer Lipa haKohen

 
MUKASIE
Hyman
Khaim b
Feivel Yudel

 
MUKASIE
Leah
Khaya Leah b
Mordechai

 
OLINSKY
William
Zev Wolf b
Khaim

 
PERLMAN
Reude B
Friedel Blima
b?

 
PIKELNY
Louis
Leib b
Yitzhak

 
PIKELNY
Albert
Avraham b
Leib

 
PIKELNY
Sol
Shalom Yona b
Yehuda Leib

 
POLLACK
Sophie
Sheina Dvasha b
Khaim Yitzhak

 
POLLACK
Wolf
Zev b Yakov

 
RESLOFSKY
Hannah
Khana Blima b
Dov Ber

 
ROBINSON
Jennie fullview
Zelda b
Elihu Shalom

 
ROSEN
Louis
Khaim Leib b
Benyamin

 
ROSEN
Lena
Golda Leah b Shmuel Meir

 
ROSENBLUM
Max
Mordechai b
Khaim Yekutiel

 
ROTH
Bessie
Basha b
Yakov

 
ROTH
Joseph
Yosef Daniel
b Dov

 
ROTHFEDER
George
Gershon b
Shlomo

 
ROTHFEDER
Ida
Khaya b Yekutiel

 
ROTHKOWITZ
Peretz
Peretz b
Yehonatan

 
ROTKOWITZ
Harry
Aharon b Peretz

 
ROTKOWITZ
Jeannette
Tcharna b
Yehoshua

 
ROTKOWITZ
Lena
Liba b
Mordechai Nisan

 
ROTKOWITZ
Max

 
ROTKOWITZ
Nettie
Necha b
Avraham

 
ROTKOWITZ
Rose
Hoda b
Khaim

 
ROTKOWITZ
Sam
Shmuel b Peretz

 
ROTKOWITZ
Sarah
Sara Ester b
Eliezer

 
ROTKOWITZ
Isaac photo
Yitzhak Aizik b
Peretz

 
RUBIN
Simon
Zalman b
Aharon haKohen

 
RUBINSON
Joseph
Yonah b
Shmuel Eliezer

 
SABIN
Samuel J
Yehuda Shumel b Khaim Yitzhak

 
SABIN
Fannie
Fridka b
Khaim

 
SABIN
Hyman
Khaim Yitzhak b
Yosef Lipman Zeitchik

 
SABIN
Mary
Mariasha b
Nuchem Yosef Zeitchik

 
SABLOFF
Choene Lea

 
SABLOFF
Dr. Louis

 
SABLOFF
Emma
Nechama b
Shlomo Zalman

 
SABLOFF
Harry
Naftali Zvi b
Moshe

 
SABLOFF
Jacob

 
SABLOW
Sarah
Sara b
Shemari

 
SABLOW
Fannie
Friedka b
Khaim Kheikel

 
SABLOW
Mollie
Malka b
Khaim

 
SABLOW
Solomon
Shlomo Zalman b Yitzhak Aizik

 
SAXENBERG
Rosie
Reizel b?
in register as Rosa Sarenberg -death cert 1/14/1908 age 48

 
SIRKIN
Morris
Yakov Moshe b
Eliezer
close-up

 
SKLAR
Anna I.
Khaya Asna b
Meir haLevi

 
SMITH
Sam
Sender b
Gershon

 
SMITH
Gussie
Dvasha b
Mordechai

 
STOLOW
Isaac
Yitzhak Aizik b
Natan Feitel

 
SUNNITSKY
Morris
Moshe Reuven b
[Khiel?]

 
WALLACH
Aaron
Aharon b
Elkhanon

 
WALLACH
Fannie
Feigel b
Yona

 
WALLACH
Frank
Efrem b
Yosef

 
WALLACH
Joseph photo
Yosef b David

 
WALLACK
Louis

 
WOLLOCK
Lena
Leah Yehudit b
Yosef Leib

 
WOLLOCK
Nathan
Noakh b Shlomo

 
WATKINS
Jacob

 
WORHAFTIG
Daniel
Daniel b
Yitzhak

 
WORHAFTIG
Rachel
Ruchel b
Yakov

 
YABLONSKY
Morris
Moshe b
Aharon Leib

 
YEVNOWITZ
Esther
Esther b
Zvi haKohen

 
YEVNUWITZ
Morris
Moshe Khaim b Yosef haKohen

Children's Graves; Stones with No surnames

 
Sarah Dvasha bat Peisakh

 
Shmuel b
Yechiel Aharon

 
Children's Graves

 
Child's Pillar Stone
beloved son

 
Pillar Stone - same?
closer view
beloved son

 
Small stone - Yitzhak A? b
Moshe Ha?

 
Small stone
includes name and father's name not yey readable


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