“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Temple Anshe Chesed Cemetery

Temple Anshe Chesed Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, November 29, 2011
1. Temple Anshe Chesed Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This site is the second Jewish cemetery in Vicksburg. The exact location of the first cemetery has not been determined. The first burial here was that of Meyer Meyer on May 16, 1865. Four rabbis who served this congregation have their final resting place in this cemetery.

Rabbi Bernhard Gotthelf, born February 5, 1819, was a Union chaplain who served as the first rabbi in Vicksburg. He died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878.

Rabbi Herman M. Bien (1835-1895) was born in Hesse Cassel, Germany.

Rabbi Sol L. Kory (1879-1936) linked the local Orthodox and Reform Congregations.

Rabbi Adolf Phillipsborn (1888-1967) escaped the Nazi Holocaust.

This marker was erected in memory of Morris and Mollie B. Grundfest and Ike and June F. Grundfest.
Erected 2005.
Location. 32° 20.76′ N, 90° 51.251′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Grove Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anshe Chesed Congregation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jefferson Davis (about 500 feet away); Texas (approx. mile away); John C Pemberton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stephen Dill Lee (approx. half a mile away); Lloyd Tilghman Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Surrender Interview Site (approx. one mile away); The End In Sight (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Vicksburg.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 492 times since then and 161 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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