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#2129675 - 03/10/12 07:09 PM Manchester Hebrew Cem./Jewish burials in Manchestr
MaryAndrea Offline


Registered: 09/04/11
Loc: New England
I'm looking for a family that lived in Manchester in the early 1900s, and I'm wondering where they'd be most likely to be buried. Were there Jewish burials in the city-owned cemeteries? When was Manchester Hebrew Cemetery established? Are there any other Jewish Cemeteries in the area?

And does anyone have any contact info for Manchester Hebrew? There isn't any on the Find A Grave page.

Thanks!
Mary

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#2129697 - 03/10/12 07:59 PM Re: Manchester Hebrew Cem./Jewish burials in Manchestr [Re: MaryAndrea]
DestinyWolf76 Offline


Registered: 03/07/12
Loc: Rochester, VT
This is a link to a site referring to the cemetery, last updated in 2010:
http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/new-hampshire/manchester-hillsborough-county.html

Another site (http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Manchester/cemetery.html)states the following:
Manchester Hebrew Cemetery (Jewish/Hebrew)
Just off South Beech Street near the junction of South Willow Street Manchester, NH (abuts Augustin's Cemetery)

Now, it has the following for St. Augustin's Cemetery (Catholic):
S Beech Street
Manchester, NH 03103
(603) 668-1355

Manchester Hebrew is still in operation as I saw an obit for someone who died in January who was to be buried there.

Coordinates for Manchester Hebrew Cemetery are: 42.96731, -71.45729.

From: http://www.jewishnh.org/about/histport.html
"The second order of business was to establish a Jewish burial ground. Until that time, Jews were buried in Somersworth, NH. A committee representing Temple of Israel urchased an acre of land on Banfield Road in Portsmouth from John Hett. This became Temple Israel Cemetery and the first Jews were buried there in 1908. The area continues to be used as a Jewish cemetery."


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#2130315 - 03/11/12 02:51 PM Re: Manchester Hebrew Cem./Jewish burials in Manchestr [Re: DestinyWolf76]
MaryAndrea Offline


Registered: 09/04/11
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: DestinyWolf76
This is a link to a site referring to the cemetery, last updated in 2010:
http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/new-hampshire/manchester-hillsborough-county.html

Another site (http://www.nh.searchroots.com/HillsboroughCo/Manchester/cemetery.html)states the following:
Manchester Hebrew Cemetery (Jewish/Hebrew)
Just off South Beech Street near the junction of South Willow Street Manchester, NH (abuts Augustin's Cemetery)



Unfortunately, neither of those has contact info. (The link in the first one doesn't work.)

Quote:

Manchester Hebrew is still in operation as I saw an obit for someone who died in January who was to be buried there.


Yes, I'm seeing only a few burials on Find A Grave, too, and they are all recent. I'm trying to find out when burial STARTED there. If it was very recent, then I need to look elsewhere.

Quote:

From: http://www.jewishnh.org/about/histport.html
"The second order of business was to establish a Jewish burial ground. Until that time, Jews were buried in Somersworth, NH. A committee representing Temple of Israel urchased an acre of land on Banfield Road in Portsmouth from John Hett. This became Temple Israel Cemetery and the first Jews were buried there in 1908. The area continues to be used as a Jewish cemetery."



I'd say Somersworth is definitely too far away to be useful. It may look almost as close to Manchester as it is to Portsmouth, but that's only as the crow flies. Portsmouth to Somersworth would have been an easy travel, by boat, train or land vehicle. Not so with Manchester.

Thanks!
Mary

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#2130864 - 03/12/12 12:38 AM Re: Manchester Hebrew Cem./Jewish burials in Manchestr [Re: MaryAndrea]
DestinyWolf76 Offline


Registered: 03/07/12
Loc: Rochester, VT
Originally Posted By: MaryAndrea

Unfortunately, neither of those has contact info. (The link in the first one doesn't work.)


It did mention: Temple Israel, 66 Salmon St., Manchester, NH 03104, 603-622-6171. (Conservative) or Temple Adath Yeshuran may be able to provide more information about still-active Manchester Hebrew Cemetery. ... and did you try the contact info for St. Augustin's to see if they have info on Manchester Hebrew Cemetery as they seem to share property?

You can also try to contact Temple Adath Yeshurun? http://www.taynh.org/


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