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Matsevot, Cemetery Inscriptions
for those "from" Lyakhovichi
Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz R1, R2 at Washington Cem
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 Washington Cemetery in New York City, below.

There is an alphabetical burial register of each grave in the Lechovicher plots at Washington Cemetery at Burial Register of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz at Washington Cemetery .

There are three pages of materials related to the Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz burials at Washington Cemetery in New York City.
Cemetery Stones, p2: Washington Cemetery -Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz You are Here!
Cemetery Stones, p3: Washington Cemetery -Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz
Cemetery Stones, p4: Washington Cemetery - Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz Burial Register and Gates The alphabetical burial register, the cemetery gates, and the Holocaust Memorial
A Complete List of all pages in the Cemetery Stone Project appears at Cemetery Stones, p1

This database's pages are divided by by organization, by cemetery, and by the row divisions of that particular set of plots. So you will see that the table on this page is for Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz, Washington Cemetery, Row 1 and Row 2. The next page will cover Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz, Washington Cemetery, Row 3, 4, 5, 6. All of the Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz plots in multiple cemeteries will be offered and then we will return to Washington Cemetery when we have the next landsmanschaft with plots in that particular cemetery.

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.

In the Table below for Washington Cemetery

Row 1 was for married men

Row 2 was for married men through the 1963 burial of Philip Jersky. A few years earlier his brother-in-law had been buried near the end of that line and then there was a long period of time when there were no burials there at all. Finally the two sisters who had been married to those two men were buried with double stones next to their husbands in the 1970s and 1990s and the final grave was offered to a late purchaser in 1987 for a married man.

Row 3 seems to have been used for married couples from its inception. There are a two graves that were assigned to individuals in the 1980s that had not been previously used, but everyone else in that line is a married couple, almost always with a double stone

Row 4 appears to be a married females row but the last two stones in the line belong to a married couple with a double stone.

Row 5 is another married females row with an empty grave that was sold in the 1980s for a male and the row is finished by a very large family stone for two people, one of whom was male.

Row 6 was a children's row but only 6 of 60 stones survive.

Washington Cemetery - NYC
the graves of Bnai Isaac Anshe Lechowitz: Rows 1 and 2 (of 6) beginning in 1893

Name, Photo, Plot #

Hebrew Name
with Father's Name

Date
Heb Date

Comments English+ Hebrew

Art

xxx

Name, Photo, Plot #

Hebrew Name
with Father's Name

Date
Heb Date

Comments English+ Hebrew

Art


[ABOLANSKY,
Rafael]
stone gone
in cem reg
R-1-1 "married men's row"

stone missing; [son of Leib or Leiser? from death cert where father called Louis]

04/19/1893-from dc

Death Certs w parents names

Stone appears to have been white slab – deduced from base

xxx


BURSTEIN, Nathan
R2-1

Noakh son of Markven

May 21, 1903
[   ] 5663

Age 48 years (in Hebrew and Eng); husband, father DeathCerts w parents; See also Obituaries, p2

Gray, etz chaim at top


FABRICANT,
[Benjamin]
broken; R-1-2
"married men"

Stone broken [Benzion? from im rec] son of Eli [part of longer name?]

1900
Heb date broken off

Eng form "Rest in peace"
Death Certs w parents names

broken stone; white;

xxx


FALEVITCH, Nathan
R2-2

Nahman son of Yehuda Leib Falevitch

05/10/1908
previous webmaster typo put in 1903]
Rosh Hodesh Iyar 5668

of the city of [? Moosher? Mlotzer?]; aged 53 in Hebrew and English; in Hebrew it says honorable and upright but does not say husband or father
NYC death cert nf

 


NATHAN,
Louis
R-1-3
"married men"

Eliezer Ari son of Nahum

Dec 12, 1901
2nd Tevet 5662

Aged 64 years
Death Certs w parents names

Monogram N, black stone, gray relief

xxx


SLONIMSKY, Joseph
R2-3

Yosef Leib son of [? very worn, death cert says David]

Oct  31? 1910 5670?

“In memory of our beloved father Died Oct  __ 1910 aged ___ years”
Death Certs w par names

Pitcher in medallion Stone badly eroded, difficult to read


HERMAN,
Moses
R-1-4
"married men"

Moshe Zvi [Shub] son of Efrem [Shtoin?] haKohen

July 18, 1902
13Tammuz 5662

Father, age 55 years
Death Certs w parents names

Kohen hands

xxx


LIFSCHITZ,
A. Sam

 R2-4

Aharon Shmuel son of Alexander

Sep 11, 1911 Elul 8, 5671

Father; age 53 yrs Death Certs w par names

star in medallion, father cartouche


FRANK,
Herman
R-1-5
"married men"

Khaim son of Yitzhak

March 14, 1903
No Hebrew date

Born Nov 14, 1864 – died Mar 14, 1903; husband, father, Eng form: "may his soul rest in peace"
Death Certs w parents names

Monogram HF

xxx


SUGARMAN, Joseph
R2-5

Yosef son of Zev Tzukerman

March 5, 19125662

Says aged 62 years in Hebrew and English; husband, fatherDeath Certs w par names

S monogram


BRODY
Harris
R-1-6
"married men"

Tzvi Hersh son of Moshe Benyamin

Aug 15, 1903
22 Av 5663

Husband, father, age 53 years; BRODY (surname Broida in Hebrew characters);
death cert not found in NYC

3 cubes with insets

xxx


MARGOLIES, Abraham H. R2-6

Avraham Tzvi son of the Rav R. Eliezer

1914
24 Shevat 5674

father, Aged 72 years (in Hebrew and Eng), “died 24 days in Schwat 5674” Death Certs w par names inc maiden;

Tall monument, elaborate capitol, ornate calligraphic M; Acrostic name Avraham Tzvi across 8 additional rows; formulary:gone but not forgotten


KARBELNIK,
Hyman
R-1-7
"married men"
translation needed

Khaim Dov son of Natan Leib

Aug 30, 1903

Age 38 years, husband and father

Death Certs w parents names

Star

xxx


LIPSCHITZ,
 Isaac R2-7

Aizik son of Yehoshua Yitzhak Lipshitz

Aug 20, 1914
5th day of week, 25 Av 5674

Husband, father, 57 years, form:rest in peace

Star surrounded by flower design, father cartouche


GOLDBERG,
Meyer
R-1-8
"married men"

Meir son of Dov Zev

Sept 20 1905
2 Elul 5664

Aged 88 years, father

Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name

Monogram G

xxx


COHEN, Joe R2-8

Yehiel son of Yehuda Ber

May 23, 1916
20 Iyar 5666

Husband, father, gone but not forgotten

Draped vase capitol; star; no signs or mention of Kohenim


LIPKINS,
Max
R-1-9
"married men"

Matatiah son of Nakhman

Dec 20, 1908
26 Kislev 5669

husband, our father ; Hebrew title mvh<;

Death Certs w parents names/p>

Red stone, star in medallion w flowers

xxx


WINOGRAD, Zimel R2-9

Zimel son of Moshe

May25, 1916

22 Iyar 5665 (even though the English says it should be 5666)
NYC death cert nf

Father, 65 years

Star in medallion


GOLDBERG,
Abraham
R-1-10
"married men"

Avraham Shmuel son of Meir Goldberg

Mar 26, 1909
4 Nisan 5669

husband father, aged 43 years, “dearly loved but early lost”

Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name

Tall dark-stone monument, elaborate capitol, ornate calligraphic G

xxx


BRODY, Morris R2-10
Closeup
first image is full length

Moshe Aron son of Shimshon Z”L

March 8, 1917 14 Adar 5667

Husband, father, 52 years, gone but not forgotten Death Certs w par names + maiden

tall, elaborate, capitol, draped vase, zion cartouche, father cartouche



LEVY, Moe
R-1-11
"married men"
very worn

  ac to death cert son of Solomon J. Levy

 

illegible; Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name;says brother to Abe Levy buried next - both are sons of Solomon J. and Hilda (Margolis) Levy

Pitcher; P/N (levite)

xxx


FINKELSTEIN, Jacob
 R2-11

Yakov Noah son of Tzvi

Dec 24, 1917
9 Tevet 5668

Father, aged 63 years Death Certs w par names inc maiden

Star wreathed in flowers, father cartouche



LEVY,
Abe
R-1-12
"married men"
very worn

?Asher? [Present but difficult to read] ac to death cert son of Solomon J. Levy

 

Present;

Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name;says brother to Moe Levy buried next - children of Solomon J. and Hilda (Margolis) Levy

Pitcher; P/N (levite)

xxx


WASSERMAN, Harris
 R2-12
Close-Up
first image is full length

Yehoshua Heshel son of Shneor Zalman

Feb 10, 1918 25 Shevat 5678

Husband, father, 58 years, rest in peace; NYC death cert nf

Tall with draped vase capitol, father cartouche, star


NATHANSON,
Jacob
R-1-13
"married men"

Yakov Zelig son of Eli Aizik

Apr 4, 1913
26 Adar II 5673

Husband, father, aged 66 years

Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name

star

xxx


COHEN, Harris
R2-13
 in burial register as Morris Cohen

Tzvi Hersh son of Avraham haKohen

Sep 27, 1919 Fast of Gedaliah 5680

Father, age 87 years

Kohen hands, flowers, father cartouche


LEVY,
Benjamin
R-1-14
"married men"

Benyamin Beinush son of Nahum

May 28, 1913
21 Iyar 5673

Husband, father, aged 81 years

Death Certs

Star and flowers

xxx


LEVY, Solomon
R2-14

Shalom Khaim son of Shimshon Dov haLevi

Oct 12, 1919
16 Tishri 5680

Husband, father, age 64 years; Death Certsw parents +maiden

Monogram L and leaves “Gone but not forgotten”


SCHUMAN,
Wolf
R-1-15
"married men"

Zev son of Meir

Nov 28, 1915
21 Kislev 5676

Husband, our father, aged 68 years, Hebrew title mvh

Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name;

Star and flowers, obelisk shape, black stone

xxx


BINN, Yohudo aka Barnett Binn R2-15

Dov Yehuda son of Yakov

Feb 18, 1921
10 Adar 5681

Our father; Death Certsw parents +maiden

Star in medallion with flowers, father cartouche, “Gone but not forgotten”


SLONIMSKY,
Louis
R-1-16
"married men"

Eliezer son of David

June 5, 1916
4 Sivan 5676

Husband, father, aged 32 years

death certificate not found

Star and flowers, tablet coping, father cartouche

xxx


ZABLOTSKY, Morris (burial register as Morris Zabelle)
R2-16

Moshe son of Mendel Yosef haKohen

April 1 1921
22 Adar 5681

51 years, husband, our father,  aged 51 years
Death Certs w parents +maiden

 


RATNER, Sam R-1-17
"married men"

Shmuel Yosef son of Eliezer

Sept 3, 1918
26 Elul 5678

Husband, our father,
Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name;

Monogram R, round top, black stone,  black on white relief flowers; father cartouche

xxx


CHAIKIN,
Zelig
Closeup R2-17

Yehoshua Zelig  son of Meir [Aharon}  HaLevi (Aharon in superscript between Meir and haLevi)

Nov 15, 1922

Father, 70 years

Pitcher, capitol, draped vase, black with white letter relief


ROSANSKY,
Joseph
R-1-18
"married men"

Yona son of Avraham

Oct 14, 1918
8 Heshvan 5679

Husband, father, 48 years

death cert nf in NYC

star

xxx


GOLDBERG Barnett R2-18

Dov Ber son of Avraham

Sep 29, 1923
3d day of intermediate days Sukkot 5684

Husband, father, aged 65 years Death Certs w parents +maiden

Elaborate lettering, dark stone, star


KAPLAN,
Nathan
R-1-19
row - adult men

Yeremiah son of Yekutiel Zelig haKohen

Oct 13, 1918
7 Heshvan 5679

beloved son and brother
NYC death cert nf

Kohen hands, broken trunk, shield on trunk,  beloved son and brother

xxx


BRODY, Sam
R2-19

Simcha son of Pesach Yosef

April 16, 1924 12 Nisan 5685 (says 5685 though English date would indicate 5684]

Husband, father, aged 55 years Death Certs w parents

Tall, high capitol, draped vase, star in medallion; may his soul rest in peace; father cartouche


APPELSON,
Morris
R-1-20
row - adult men

Aron Mordechai son of Yitzhak

Mar 23, 1919
21 AdarII 5679

Beloved father Aged 84 years

Death Certs w parents names

Star wreathed and tied with bow, black with white relief lettering

xxx


Levy, Wolf
Close-up R2-20

Elisar Avraham Zev son of Shimshon Dov haLevi

July 8, 1926

53 years, our father Death Certs w parents +maiden

Tall, high capitol, draped vase, deep black, pitcher wreathed in leaves; father cartouche; gone but not forgotten


NEWMAN (ne Lachowitz),
Samuel
R-1-21
row - adult men

Shimshon son of Khaim Lechovitz
deathcert

Sept 12, 1919
17 Elul 5679

Husband, our father, Aged 39
Death Certs w parents names and mother's maiden name;

Star in medallion surrounded by wreaths, gone but not forgotten

xxx


Ellin, Wolf R2-21

Zev Volf son of Aharon

Jan 1, 1928 No Hebrew date

Our father. Age 66 years,  Eng form: Rest in Peace Death Certs w parents +maiden

Star in medallion surrounded by branches


KANTROVITZ,
Simon J
R-1-22
row - adult men

Simha Yosef son of Moshe David

Nov 8, 1919
15 Heshvan 5680

Husband, our father, Aged 52 yrs
Death Certs w fthr's name;

Star medallion, white relief, black stone

xxx


KUNTZ, Julius R2-22

Yehiel Zev son of Shlema Tzvi

July 25, 1929
17 Tammuz 5689

Husband, father,  aged 71 years Death Certs w parents +maiden

Black stone, star relief


ANGELOWITZ,
Oscar
R-1-23
Closeup
row - adult men

Asher son of Yosef Khaim

Mar7, 1920
9 Adar 5680

Husand, father Aged 52 yrs
nf in NYC death certs

Tall obelisk; Eng form: may his soul rest in peace

xxx


LEVINE, Louis R2-23

Eliezer son of Shlomo Yosef haLevi

Aug 11, 1929
5 Av 5689

Husband, father, 57 years Death Certs w parents +maiden - filed as Leiser

Black stone white face with black high relief letters; pitcher; father cartouche


KAPPEL,
Louis
R-1-24
row - adult men

Yehuda Leib son of Mordechai Beinish

Nov 7, 1920
27 Heshvan 5681

Husband, father

Star relief medallion, black, father cartouche

xxx


COHEN, William R2-24

Zev Wolf son of Zvi Hirsh haKohen

10/21/1934 12 Heshvan 5695

, father, grandfather, 73 years

broken trunk motif around stone; Kohen hands; rest in peace formulary; black letters on light face;


LEVY,
John
R-1-25
row - adult men

Yonah son of Yehiel haLevi

Aug 26, 1918
18 Elul 5678

Private John Levy, killed in World War; in Hebrew “killed in World War in France” Age 22 years, son, brother, See close-up of Personal photograph in Column Three

Tall, broken trunk, lilies; photo; Eng formulary: "may eternal peace be his"

xxx


BRODY, Samuel R2-25

Shmuel son of Shemariah

03/25/1926
2 Nisan 5696

Father, age 72 yearsNYC Death Cert nf

Black stone white face with black high relief letters;


LEVY,
Mortimer H
R-1-26
row - adult men, a "bahur," bachelor

Mordechai Khaim son of Yeshaiah Zvi haLevi

July 1, 1921
28 Sivan 5681

In Hebrew, unmarried man” bahur”; born April 2, 1907 – died July 1, 1921, see closeup in column one

Tall trunk, lily, photograph, son cartouche

xxx


BUSHEL, Abraham R2-26

Avraham son of Yehuda

Mar 26, 1937
14 Nisan

father, age 74 years

Gothic Arch, star, 2 fleur de lis


KANTROWITZ, Israel
R-1-27
row - adult men

Yisrael son of David

July 12, 1921
6 Tammuz 5681

Age 45 years, husband, father
Death Certs w both parents names, filed under Isidore

Photograph of deceased, laurel wreathed star

xxx


BINN Isidore R2-27

Yitzhak David son of Berel Yosel

March 23, 1939 Nisan 5699

Husband, father, age 57 years

Draped trunk, shield-shaped plaque holds all lettering, father cartouche at base


KAPLAN,
Meyer R-1-28
row - adult men

Meir son of Yekutiel Zelig haKohen

Oct 1, 1918
25 Tishri 5679

Killed In World War, our son, brother

Tall broken trunk, photograph, kohen hands, son cartouche; acrostic Meir

xxx


HERTZ, David R2-28

David Mordechai son of Naftali

Jan 18, 1940
8 Shevat 5700

Father

Star, rays, father in cartouche


WARSHALL,
Jacob
R-1-29
row - adult men

Yehiel son of Moshe

Feb 1, 1924
26 Shevat 5684

Aged 48 years, husband, fatherDeath Certsw fthr's name

 Horizontal broken trunk, star

xxx


BERGER, Israel David
R2-29

Yisrael David son of Asher haLevi

July 23, 1940
17 Tammuz 5700

Age 85 years; husband, father

Tablets, lions, pitcher (levite)


COHEN,
Morris R-1-30
row - adult men

Moshe son of Akiva haKohen

Nov 5, 1925
15 Heshvan 5686

Father, 72 years
death cert nf

Kohen hands, broken trunk border edging

xxx


SUROWITZ, Fishel
R2-30

Fishel son of David Leib

June 15, 1942
Rosh Hodesh Tammuz 5702

Father, age 75 years

Tablets of law, ark, rays, columns, rosettes


GREENWALD,
Louis R-1-31
row - adult men

Eliezer Yehuda son of Moshe Zelig

Aug 10, 1928
24 Av 5678

Husband, father DeathCerts w parents and mthr's maiden name

Black stone, white relief,  black lettering on white on black, star relief in medallion,

xxx


BERGER, Oscar R2-31

Asher son of Israel David haLevi

July 6, 1947
15 Tammuz 5707

Father, grandfather, 72 years

 


KUNTZ,
David
R-1-32
row - adult men

David son of Eliahu Moshe

Dec 27, 1928
14 Tevet 5689

Aged 19 years; brother; son

Trunk, heart medallion, star, cartouche – brother; cartouche - son

xxx


JERSKY, Phillip R2-32

Shraga Feivel son of Nahum

1963

Husband, father, grandfather 69 years

 


ANGELOWITZ,
Jacob
R-1-33
row - adult men

Yakov son of Moshe Khaim

June 21, 1929
13 Sivan [year?]

Husband and father, aged 50 years, at rest DeathCerts w fthr's name

Star surrounded by ivy leaves, father cartouche

xxx


JERSKY, Fannie R2-33

Feiga Mina dtr of Shmuel Yosef

 

 

 


WARSHALL,
Isaac R-1-34
row - adult men

Aizik son of Moshe

Jan 11, 1931
22 Tevet 5691

Husband, age 48 years, form: rest in peace DeathCerts w parents and mthr's maiden name

Topped by horizontal trunk; Husband cartouche inset into trunk; star

xxx


SUCHOW, Esther R2-34

Ester dtr of Shmuel Yosef

 

Oct 18, 1899- date obscured by plant in photo in 1990s (1997?)

Double stone


WEINGER,
Abraham
R-1-35
row - adult men

Avraham son of Noakh

March 11, 1932
3 Adar II 5692

husband, father, age 53 years, FATHER, DeathCerts w parents and mthr's maiden name

AW monogram on large monument with broken trunk across top, stars

xxx


SUCHOW, Irving
R2-35

Israel Iser son of Rafael

Jan 23, 1951

Father; Sept 1, 1895- jan 23, 1981

Double stone


SHEPPER,
Meyer
R-1-36
row - adult men

Haim Meirim son of Yehoshua

Mar 30, 1932
22 Adar II 5692

In Hebrew – unmarried man “bahur”, son, brother, age 45 yrs DeathCerts w parents and mthr's maiden name

Tall, ornate, broken trunk, lilies, heart, star, place for photograph but not present, “Gone but not forgotten” On edge near marker post 243

xxx


FURMANSKY, Vladimir
R2-36

Velvel son of Moshe

 

1952-1987 husband father son

Computerized photo etching






 

 


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