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Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Wohl

May 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Eliezer Wohl

יעקב אלעזא ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. November 15, 1927 - Cheshvan 20 5688

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Cemetery Details
8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-3748
Fax: (718) 366-8471
Contact: Antonio Jones


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Section 17, on the hill apposite the kever of Rav Alter Shaul Pfeffer, along the Mount Judah Cemetery fence

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Lazer Wohl

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Asher Lowy, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hebrewbooks // May 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Is he מו״ה יעקב אלעזר וואהל מבערצעל?

    In 1928 פראנומעראנטען מהר”ם סופר
    אלמנת יעקב אלעזר וואהל נ.־יארק

  • 2 Geni // May 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    המתחיל במצווה אומרים לו גמור

    Whew… I was not expecting this.

    Lazar (Lazarus) Wohl was born in Berczel in 28 Feb 1857 to his father Isak

    Wohl and mother Rozi Eisenberger.

    Source; Hungary: Birth Records collected by Rabbis in Various Counties,

    1791-1914 (LDS 642916, Vol.1)

    [The estimated birth date 1862 or 1863 on U.S records and NY Times

    Obituaries is mistaken.]

    On 24 Feb 1884 Lazar Wohl married Gizella Katz in


    Source; Hungary: Marriage Records from Various Counties, 1800-1914 LDS


    Gizella Katz was born in Feb 30, 1865 in Nyirbator to Jakob and Hanni


    Hungary: Birth Records collected by Rabbis in Various Counties, 1791-1914 Source; LDS 642912, Vol. 8

    His children were;

    Moritz (born 3 Jun 1886 in Bogdany, Hungary – death before 1910)
    Ida Goldberger (born Apr 7 1888 in Bogdany, Hungary),
    Herman Wohl (Birth Oct 4 1890 in Bogdany, Hungary – death before 1910).
    Benjamin, (born about 1894)
    Rose Hofstedter (born Nov 10 1899)
    Anna, (born about 1903)

    Sources; Hamburger Passagierlisten, 1850-1934, NY Times Obituaries,, 1910 United States Federal Census Hungary, Birth Records collected by Rabbis in Various Counties, 1791-1914 (LDS 642916, Vol.1) …..

    Rose married Samuel Harold Hofstadter on March 1, 1927.


    Samuel Harold Hofstadter was deputy state attorney general from 1922 to 1924, was elected as a Republican New York State Assemblyman from New York County’s 15th District, 1925-28; and was elected to the New York State Senate’s 17th District, 1929-32.
    was elected as a State Senator and New York Supreme Court 1st District from 1933-1960.

    Lazar Wohl immigrated to America twice.

    In Feb 11 1895, Lazar Wohl arrived in New York.
    Source; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

    Lazer Wohl is listed in the 1910 United States Federal Census.

    His address is listed as Manhattan Ward 17, New York, New York.

    Household members listed:

    Lazar Wohl 49
    Gisela Wohl 43
    Ida Wohl 20
    Benjamen Wohl 16
    Rose Wohl 10
    Anna Wohl 7

    Mary Santner 16 (Servant)

    His employment is listed as Manufacturer, dress factory. (Ida and

    Benjamin are also listed as working in the dress factory. Ida as sales

    lady, Benjamin shipping)

    In the 1925 New York City Directories
    there is a entry for L & C0 (Lazar Wohl Leo J Goldberger) dresses 395

    4th Ave 10th floor.

    Lazar Wohl, his wife and daughter Rose departed from Bremen, Germany and arrived in New York on Oct 22, 1927.

    His address is listed as 1111 Park Ave. New York City, N.Y

    Source; New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

    Lazar Wohl died shortly after, in 1928.

    The Unveiling was on Sunday, 21 Oct 1928 at 3:00 pm

    Source; NY Times Obituaries

    Conclusion. I find no proof of any kind that Lazar Wohl was a Rav.

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