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Rabbi Shmuel Zev Wolfsohn

February 27th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Rabbi Shmuel Zev Wolfsohn

שמואל זאב ב"ר

Tchstsniker Illui

Date of Death: Thu. February 9, 1899 - Shevat 29 5659

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Cemetery Details
81-10 Pitkin Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
United States

Phone: 212-874-7005
Contact: Daniel Goldberg


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Notes: It should be noted that Acacia, Bayside and Mokom Sholom are three independent cemeteries and while Acacia and Mokom Sholom are under the same management umbrella, Bayside is independently owned and operated. The cemeteries run along Pitkin and Liberty Avenues from 80th Street to 84th Street. Access to Bayside is from Pitkin Avenue only. Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! Actual care is provided by Cong Shaare Zeedk on the Upper West Side, they claim that all records were lost in a fire.

Directions to Kever: Although in a constant state of cleanup, Bayside Cemetery along Pitkin Avenue in Queens is in extreme disarray and can be dangerous, use caution when visiting!!! in the event of an emergency call 911. Location: Society: Congregation Lubowitz Weinzein, Path: A, Gate: 13, on the right side, a very small marker. The second section from the Liberty Avenue entrance

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Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: New York · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Pre 1900 · 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?
    הג’ ר’ זאב וואלפסאן
    See page 123

  • 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:

    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

  • 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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