Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery -Right Marker
- The Ashley Wishek Jewish community retained its religious identity far from any major Jewish population center, as evidenced by this traditional cemetery. They were a nationally registered Jewish congregation in 1907, before they owned a central building for worship or had a formally trained rabbi. The traveled on horseback to each other's sod houses and barns for a "minyan" (the 10-man quorum for certain prayers), and celebrated Jewish weddings outside on the prairie under the "chuppah" (wedding canopy) with sponge cake, homemade wine, and dancing to washtub drums and spirited violins.
- The homesteader family names of the proud American interred here include Auerbach, Becker, Bender, Berman, Bloom, Dorfman, Ewart, Filler, Friedman, Goldstone, Grossman, Jampolsky, Ourach, Parkansky, Raich, Reuben, Schlasinger, Silverlieb, Smilowitz, and Weil.
May God deal kindly and graciously with you
May God bestow favor upon you and grant you peace.
Erected 2017 by The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation the descendants of the Jewish homesteaders the citizens of Ashley, North Dakota those who have cared for and restored this cemetery, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Location. 46° 4.698′ N, 99° 22.727′ W. Marker is in Ashley, North Dakota, in McIntosh County. Marker is on 48th Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashley ND 58413, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery - Left Marker (here, next to this marker).
Regarding Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery -Right Marker. U.S. Department of the Interior has recognized the site by designating it part of the National Register of Historic Places
Additional keywords. Ashley Jewish Homesteaders Cemetery National Register of Historic Places North Dakota
Categories. • Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2017, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on May 29, 2017, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.