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Rabbi Shmuel Zev Wolfsohn

February 27th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Tchstsniker Illui
d. 29 Shvat, 5659 (1899)
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Bayside Cemetery
80-35 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
212-874-7005
Location: Society: Congregation Lubowitz Weinzein, Path: A, Gate: 13, on the right side, a very small marker. Second section from the Liberty Avenue entrance
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Photo Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY


Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Baruch A // Feb 27, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I think it reads:
    טשאצניקער עלוי
    Any ideas?

  • 2 Farshlufen // Feb 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Did he live in Ponevisz?
    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=37841&pgnum=123
    הג’ ר’ זאב וואלפסאן
    See page 123
    טשאצניק
    http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-1942065

  • 3 YD Miller // Feb 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    That seems to be correct, there is a town in Belarus in the Vitebsk region named Chashniki, see:
    http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.dll?jg~jgsys~community~-1942065

    I could not find any information on him so far,
    his fathers name is not engraved on the stone, the word החכם is spelled by mistake הכחם

    (Admin, please add the pre 1900 tag to this)

  • 4 asher lowy // Jan 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    According to cemetery records, Rav Wolfsohn was 85 when he passed on.

    Below is the voyage record for Israel Wolfsohn – who in 1899 wud have been 84 years old – likely the same person (Names, occupation and age were not documented precisely – people were forced to alter age or occupation or risk deportation).

    So far this is the only person closest to Rav Wolfsohn’s age, I’ve found.

    First Name: Israel
    Last Name: Wolfsohn
    Ethnicity: Russia, Russian
    Last Place of Residence: Russia
    Date of Arrival: Aug 05, 1892
    Age at Arrival: 77y Gender:
    Marital Status: Married
    Ship of Travel: City of Berlin
    Port of Departure: Liverpool
    Manifest Line Number: 0229

    Yahrtzeit coming up this Thursday.

  • 5 YD Miller // Jan 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    can this be the same person?
    זאב וואלף וואפסאהן, מסאסניצא
    http://www.hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=44081&pgnum=54

  • 6 asher lowy // Feb 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Miller, wow! very intriguing… nice! Hopefully we can nail this one eventually. I wanna know, his and Rav Koblentzs’ father’s names.

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