Aug 17, 2008

Mt. Sinai Cemetery

Jews have been buried in a small section of Fairview Cemetery, called Mt. Sinai for over 138 years. Although the markings on several stones have worn away, Hannah Dreifuss was buried there in 1868. Morris Wolf, who served with the local regiment in the Civil War, lived to be 98. He lies next to his wife Julia, who died thirty years earlier in 1907. While many of the 82 graves date back to the early 1900's, burials continued through 20's, 30's, 40's, and later. In July of 2006, thirty years after the last previous burial in 1976, Joseph Levine was laid to rest at the age of 103.

1 comment:

Bernie O'Hare said...

MM, My brother informs me there used to be a full-time caretaker at the cemetery. He even hired summer help, and one of the summer helpers many years ago was my nephew.